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Whale's Tale

Whale's Tale
Whale's Tale
Whale's Tale
Whale's Tale

One of New England's most popular waterparks is located in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Whale's Tale Waterpark is a clean, family oriented park offering a large wave pool, relaxing lazy river, and a large water play structure. The park's water slide collection is varied with speed slides, serpentine body slides, and exciting tube rides.

Some of the attractions to be enjoyed include the Banzai Pipeline a single or double rider tube ride featuring a steep drop that takes riders up a near vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness and again into a freefall, where you'll surmount a surprise hump just before the splashdown pool. Eye of the Storm is a high-speed body slide featuring a steep descent into a giant bowl before you swirl round and round until you fall through the hole in the bottom. For more thrills you can ride The Plunge, side-by-side body slides where you can reach speeds of up to 40 miles-per-hour or Poseidon's Voyage a speed slide that begins with you standing in a capsule on a trap door floor!

Children will love to explore Shipwreck Island. This large multi-level, water play structure has interactive water features, geysers, multiple water slides, and is topped with a giant bucket that soaks everyone within reach every few minutes. For toddlers and young children Whale Harbor is an area reserved exclusively for them.

At the center of the park is a large wave pool where you can ride the waves on tubes. For relaxing the park has a gentle flowing lazy river and a few hot tubs to soak in.

Whale's Tale has friendly policies. Parking and inner tubes are always free. You may also bring your own cooler into the waterpark or enjoy one of the many food and beverage options offered throughout the park. Plenty of seating is available, but you may also bring your own chairs. The park's gift shop sells swimwear, sunglasses, apparel, and more. Changing rooms with showers and locker rentals are also offered.

More About Whale's Tale

481 Daniel Webster Hwy
Lincoln, NH 03251

(603) 745-8810

Park website:

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Rated: 3.1 out of 5 (15 votes)

Type of park:
Outdoor Waterpark

Park size:
17 acres

Operating season:
Open June 29, 2020 to Labor Day, September 7, 2020

Operating dates are subject to change. Always contact the park to verify days and hours before visiting.

Admission prices:
2020 Admission Rates

Tickets must be purchased in advance online and reservations are required.

  • General Admission Peak: $46.00
  • General Admission July 4 - July 24: $44.00
  • General Admission Early-Late Season**: $39.00
  • Senior (age 70+): $9.00
  • Toddler (age 3 & under): $9.00
Peak season rates posted. Discount admission offered in June and late-August to Labor Day.

** Early-Late Season dates June 29 - July 3 and August 24 - September 7, 2020

Directions & Location

Take Interstate 93 to New Hampshire exit 33. Take NH Route 3 North for 1/4 mile and Whale's Tale is on the left. Parking is free.

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Whale's Tale
Whale's TaleLincoln, NH
Banzai Pipeline is a single or double rider tube ride where your tube descends a steep drop to climb up a near vertical wall to experience a moment of "weightlessness". It's one of the best water slides found at Whale's Tale Waterpark.
Photo by Eric Gieszl. © 2015 Ultimate Waterpark.
Whale's Tale
Whales' Tale Waterpark has several classic serpentine body slides and speed slides. This tower features The Plunge side-by-side speed slides, Poseidon's Voyage trap-door, freefall enclosed speed slide, and the Downpour twin serpentine body slides.
Photo by Eric Gieszl. © 2015 Ultimate Waterpark.
Whale's Tale
Shipwreck Island is a large multi-level, interactive water play structure with multiple water slides for children and adults. Instead of a giant bucket, the ship atop it, empties itself every so often onto all who stand below.
Photo by Eric Gieszl. © 2015 Ultimate Waterpark.
Whale's Tale
Eye of the Storm is a high-speed body slide with a steep descent into a giant bowl and yes, it resembles a "toilet bowl". After you go for a swirl round and round you'll eventually fall through the drain, a giant hole in the bottom and into the deep splash pool below.
Photo by Eric Gieszl. © 2015 Ultimate Waterpark.