Just east of Boston—between Cape Ann and Cape Cod—is Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, one of the best spots on the planet for whale watching. Each summer, around 50 humpbacks return to this hotbed of biological activity. If you've been putting off going on a whale watch, now is the time—prime whale watching season is March to November. There are plenty of whale watching cruises departing from Boston and surrounding harbors, and all make a beeline for Stellwagen Bank. If getting within spraying distance of the largest mammals on earth isn’t your thing, stick closer to shore with one of the best cruises in Boston, or simply have a meal at one of the best waterfront restaurants in Boston.
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