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.
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:
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.
Atlantic Whale Watch & Deep Sea Fishing
Seabrook Beach, NH
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
Fundy Breeze Charters
109 Water Street
Boothbay Whale Watch at Fisherman's Wharf Inn
22 Commercial Street, Pier 6
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Odyssey Whale Watch
170 Commercial Street
Firstchance Whale Watch & Scenic Lobster Cruises
4 Western Avenue