Ever been up close and personal with a 50-foot, 40-ton whale? Once you have, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

That experience can be yours in Massachusetts, one of the top-ten whale-watching spots in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund. On a real New England whale-watching expedition, alongside onboard naturalists, you’ll head out roughly 25 miles off the coast to Stellwagen Bank and be treated to awe-inspiring sights of humpback, pilot and blue whales breaching and spouting through the deep blue Atlantic Ocean.

Note: Whale-watching charters typically run from April to October, so if you are interested in taking one, you may want to plan your visit to the Bay State during the warmer months of the year.

  • Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch, Gloucester

  • 7 Seas Whale Watch, Gloucester

  • Cape Ann Whale Watch, Gloucester

  • Captain John Whale Watching, Plymouth

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  • 7 Seas Whale Watch +
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    7 Seas Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch +
    75 saves

    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Captain John Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing +
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    Captain John Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing

    Plymouth

  • Connemara Bay Fishing Charters +
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    Connemara Bay Fishing Charters

    Gloucester

  • Monomoy Island Excursion +
    48 saves

    Monomoy Island Excursion

    Harwich Port

  • New England Aquarium +
    1,019 saves

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • Pilgrim Aviation +
    18 saves

    Pilgrim Aviation

    Plymouth

  • Pilgrim Belle Harbor Cruises +
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    Pilgrim Belle Harbor Cruises

    Plymouth

  • Shearwater Excursions, Inc. +
    141 saves

    Shearwater Excursions, Inc.

    Nantucket

  • Sweet Dream Sport Fishing +
    1 saves

    Sweet Dream Sport Fishing

    Gloucester Ma

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