If you’ve never been on a whale watch, you might want to give it a try. And, if you have, why not do it again. Nothing can compare to seeing a giant whale swimming beside your boat or jumping right out of the water. Right now there are many whale watch ticket deals for Boston, the North Shore, South Shore, and Cape.
Most of the deals let you purchase a voucher through Groupon or Goldstar and you can then trade that voucher in for a whale watch ticket at some point this summer. While most of the vouchers can be used for the next few months, the Groupon/Goldstar deals are only available for a limited time so don’t wait to long to grab yours.
- Boston Harbor Cruise/New England Aquarium Whale Watch: $26 to $39 instead of $35 to $51. Note there are service fees, but its still cheaper than full price, especially if you’re buying several. Each voucher is good for one Whale Watch cruise on a date of your choice, Monday through Friday between June 25 and September 5, 2016. Cruises run Monday-Friday, at 9:00am and 11:00am.
- Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch: $29 instead of $48. Voucher expires October 15, 2016.
- Whale-Watching Trip for One or Two from 7 Seas Whale Watch in Gloucester: $29 or $55 instead of $48 or $96. Voucher expires October 15, 2016.
- Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch in Gloucester: $28 or $54 instead of $48 or $96. Voucher expires October 1, 2016.
- Whale-Watching Tour for One or Two from Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching in Hampton Beach: $20 or $39 instead of $33 or $66. Voucher expires September 1, 2016.
- Whale-Watching Tour for One, Tour, or Four from Newburyport Whale Watch: $29, or $56, or $109 instead of $48, or $96, or $192. Voucher expires October 10, 2016.
- Whale-Watching Tour for Two Adults from Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours in Plymouth: $58 instead of $96. Voucher expires July 15, 2016.
A whale watch can be a great activity if you have visitors coming to town or if you’re trying to save money with a “staycation.” For other ideas of free and cheap things to do in Boston, check here. Or, consider a GoCard or CityPass which let you buy passes to multiple Boston attractions at a discount.