New England Aquarium – Departure Location Information
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New England Aquarium

Let your imagination swim wild! Join our bustling penguin colony for an unforgettable Aquarium adventure, complete with 360-degree views of a spectacular, four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with nearly 2,000 animals. Feel the smooth skin of a cownose ray and watch seals and sea lions at play. The Aquarium is a treasure trove ready for exploration by families and ocean lovers right in the heart of downtown Boston. Boston Duck Tours departs from the New England Aquarium driveway in front of the Whale Watch Booth. Be sure to add a discounted ticket to the New England Aquarium to your online order!

Boarding Location & Directions: Our New England Aquarium ticket booth and boarding area are located in from of the New England Aquarium located at: Central Wharf, Boston MA 02110

Aquarium Location:  The New England Aquarium is located on Boston’s historic Waterfront and is in close proximity to Faneuil Hall, the North End, the Seaport District and the Financial District.

Dates that Boston Duck Tours depart from the New England Aquarium: Daily from April 1 – November 25

Boston Duck Tour departure times:  Tours depart from the New England Aquarium every 20 minutes starting at 9am until one hour before sunset.

Tour Length:  80-minutes (1 hour on land and twenty minutes in the water)

Parking:  The New England Aquarium does not own or operate any garages. Boston Duck Tours suggests the Boston Common Garage. (The Boston Common garage is about a 25 minute walk from the New England Aquarium so please plan ahead)

Parking Rates with validation (Must be stamped at the Boston Duck Tours ticket booth)

4 hrs = $15 with validation

5 hrs = $20 with validation

New England Aquarium Hours:

Regular HoursJan 1 – June 30 & Sept 3 – Dec 31

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Summer HoursJuly 1 – Labor Day, September 2

Sunday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Food Options:  The New England Aquarium has 2 main food eateries: The Harbor View Café and The Reef. The Harbor View Café offers a variety of burgers, pizzas, deli sandwiches, soups, salads, beverages and snacks, as well as sustainable seafood. The Reef is situated on the Aquarium Plaza (open seasonally) and has views of the harbor and the city. Experience some of the best outdoor seating in town and an exquisite seasonal menu designed by Boston’s renowned celebrity chef Barbara Lynch. There are also 2 food kiosks, Ben & Jerry’s and the Dog and Claw (which offers Hot Dogs & Lobster Rolls).

Groups:  If booking a group tour or 20 or more, let Boston Duck Tours assist you in purchasing tickets to the New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, Whale Watch tickets, New England Aquarium food vouchers or Boxed Lunches. Please call us at 617-450-0068 to book your group tour today!

Events:  Give your guests the opportunity to package a Boston Duck Tour with a fun filled event at the New England Aquarium. Dine privately among penguins, sharks and sea turtles or beside Boston’s scenic skyline. The Aquarium is a perfect spot for Corporate or Private events, weddings and social celebrations. For more information on hosting an event at the Aquarium, contact Special Events at 617-973-5205

Discounts:  With the purchase of a Boston Duck Tour ticket, you may purchase a discounted combo ticket online to the New England Aquarium. Save $4 per ticket!

When you arrive be sure to ask for your Passport to Savings, which includes discounts to the New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium Whale Watch, Harbor View Café and The Reef.

Boston Duck Tour
Ticket Pricing

  • $42.99 — Adults
  • $28.99 — Children (ages 3 to 11)
  • $10.50 — Children (under 3 & infants)
  • $34.99 — Seniors (62 & up)
  • $34.99 — Military

Ride & Save

Get the following New England Aquarium discounts when you purchase a Boston Duck Tour ticket!*
  • $4 off New England Aquarium Admission
  • $2 off Simons IMAX Theatre
  • $3 off Whale Watch Tickets
  • $2 off Harbor View Café or the Reef
  • 10% off a purchase of $25 or more at the New England Aquarium gift shop
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