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New England Whale Watching Cruises
Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Maine 

If you're vacationing anywhere on the coast of New England, whale watching is likely on your "must-do" list of activities.

If it's not, it should be! Really. Look at this spectacular whale watch cruise photo ...

Breathtaking Sight on a New England Whale Watch Cruise

From whale watching in Maine on the remote Bay of Fundy, to excursions out of ports in Boston and Cape Cod, each state offers you whale watches that'll introduce you to Mother Nature's giant creatures, up close and personal. 

Whale Watch Cruises in Massachusetts

As you might guess, I'm a big fan of whale watching in Massachusetts. Partly because I live here, but also because Massachusetts has more whale watching excursions than any other New England state.

So ... for everyone visiting our gorgeous southern New England coastline, I've created two separate pages with lots of information to help you plan your excursion:


Whale Watches in New Hampshire

With a coastline that's quite a bit shorter than either Massachusetts' or Maine's, it shouldn't come as any surprise that there are fewer excursions to choose from in New Hampshire than other parts of New England.

These are a few of the more popular ones:

Granite State Whale Watch, Inc.
Rye Harbor
Rye, NH
(603) 964-5545

Atlantic Whale Watch & Deep Sea Fishing
Rye Harbor
Rye, NH
(800) 942-5364

Eastman's Docks
River Street
Seabrook Beach, NH
(603) 474-3461

Whale Watching in Maine

The rocky coast of Maine boasts some of the best whale watching in northern New England.

From Eastport and Bar Harbor in the north, to Kennebunkport in the south, you'll find cruise companies that'll have you safely and comfortably at the whale grounds in no time. (With "puffin watching" as an added bonus in some locales!)

Here are some well-regarded Maine whale watch companies for your consideration:

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
1 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME
(207) 288-2386
(800) 942-5374

Fundy Breeze Charters
109 Water Street
Eastport, ME
(207) 853-4660

Boothbay Whale Watch at Fisherman's Wharf Inn
22 Commercial Street, Pier 6
Boothbay Harbor, ME
(207) 633-3500
(888) WHALE-ME

Odyssey Whale Watch
170 Commercial Street
Portland, ME
(207) 775-0727

Firstchance Whale Watch & Scenic Lobster Cruises
4 Western Avenue
Kennebunk, ME
(207) 967-5507

Related Pages:

Aimee's Day of Whale Watching on Cape Cod

Other Special Attractions Cape Cod

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