Visit Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Search for Whales
Located at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary is a protected area famous for whale-watching as well as the vast diversity of marine life it supports. It’s a wonderful place to view sea-life, learn about the coastal ecosystem, and generally appreciate the beauty of the coast off Scituate and Massachusetts.
Things to Do in Scituate Harbor: Birding, Fishing, and More
A geologic and natural treasure, the Bank is a thriving eco-system, and the corresponding Sanctuary is one of the great things to do in Scituate Harbor.
Events & Exhibits
- In Scituate, visit the Scituate Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum, which is part of the greater Marine Sanctuary. Here you’ll learn about area shipwrecks, like the steamship Portland’s demise in a huge storm in 1898.
- Bird-watching is another great activity here, as plankton and small fish draw a wide range of feathered friends.
- The Sanctuary offers divers lots of places to go deep underwater. You can dive to see shipwrecks as well as lots of marine life unique to the area.
Education & Philanthropy
The Sanctuary works to protect its marine life and resources, advocate for education and awareness, and maintain historical artifacts that help tell the story of the waters.
The Sanctuary offers a variety of workshops for teachers, students, adults, and naturalists. These offer knowledges about the best way to whale-watch, information about marine research, studies of specific species (like Basking Sharks), and how to ID fish.
Make sure to visit the wonderful Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary when staying with us here at the Inn at Scituate Harbor.