Welcome to Whaling City Expeditions

City by the Sea

Discover Historic New Bedford Harbor!

Come experience the hidden jewel of the South Coast, where whaling history comes alive! Sail the same waters as Herman Melville and Joshua Slocum. See a real working waterfront.

Who better to guide you through our dynamic and beautiful harbor than our experienced sea captains!

Our services include:


Book Online, or call 508-984-4979 to check last-minute availability.

SPECIAL EVENT! July 4th Fireworks Cruise

Join us aboard the vessel Acushnet for the best views of this year's fireworks display in New Bedford Harbor!
1 hour 30 minutes

Leaves from City Pier 3, 228 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford
Departs 8:15PM | Fireworks 9:00PM | BYOB!

Always a sellout! Reservations required. RESERVE ONLINE!

Working Waterfront Festival 2015
Sept. 26 & 27

Check the Working Waterfront page for special times and pricing!