Whaling City Harbor Tours


Discover historic New Bedford Harbor from a clean, quiet vessel with Whaling City Harbor Tours. Enjoy a relaxing, hour-long narrated cruise and see highlights of the harbor including:

  • Palmer’s Island Lighthouse
  • Fort Phoenix
  • The largest Hurricane Barrier on the East Coast
  • No. 1 Fishing Fleet in U.S.
  • Schooner Ernestina
  • Joshua Slocum Memorial
  • And lots of Whaling History!

All tours depart from the¬†Waterfront Visitor’s Center, and there is plenty of free parking at the pier! You may buy your tickets at the boat.


Mid-June through end of September
Leaves Daily 12 Noon, 1:30, 3:00 & 4:30 PM.

September -Weekends Only – Saturday & Sunday, same times.

Hourly during annual Working Waterfront Festival, the last weekend in September

Larger groups may call for reservations


Adults $15
Seniors $13
Children (12 & under) $8