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Cape Ann Whale Watch

#2 of 28 Tours in Gloucester Features Animals
415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
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Cape Ann Whale Watch in Gloucester, Massachusetts provides guaranteed whale sightings for every whale watching tour out to Stellwagen Bank, a national marine preserve about 12 miles off the coast of Gloucester deemed one of the "Top 5 Whale Watching Destinations in the World" by the World Wildlife Fund due to the wide variety of whale species whom migrate to the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts every year to feed on the abundant natural resources. We provide the best whale watching in New England as it's an awe-inspiring experience which every human being should have the opportunity to appreciate. We make it a very special event. For over 35 years, Cape Ann Whale Watch has been dazzling whale watching enthusiasts with sightseeing tours aboard the largest, fastest and most elegant whale watching vessel in Massachusetts, north of Boston, Massachusetts aptly named "The Hurricane II" due to its immense size and speed as it descends upon its destination. Cape Ann Whale Watch's patrons have the opportunity to spend a lot more time with the whales than with other whale watching companies in Gloucester MA since "The Hurricane II" gets to the whales' feeding grounds with much more expediency as well as traveling home faster, therefore more time is actually spent observing whales including but not limited to Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Northern Right Whales, Pilot Whales, Northern Right Whales, Sperm Whales, Sei Whales, Blue Whales (The Largest Whales in the Seven Seas yet seldom seen around Gloucester MA), Fin Whales, Atlantic White Sided Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and whole host of other fascinating marine creatures as we deliver the best whale watching excursion in Massachusetts. "The Hurricane II" boasts 115 ft length with over 400 ft of whale watching room from the railings of the upper and lower observation decks for optimum whale watching conditions. There is a heated, furnished indoor cabin with a full service galley serving hot meals, snacks and cold beverages as well as a fully stocked bar with local brews, popular beer, wine and mixed drinks. Cape Ann Whale Watch is truly the finest whale watching tour in the Boston MA area offering the highest level of quality, comfort and service at the cheapest, most affordable price suitable for any family entertainment budget whether on vacation or a day trip. We offer AAA discounts on the adult tickets. We also offer reduced rates for seniors, children and military families. We go where the whales go. Our vessels communicate with each other as to the location of whales so we will go anywhere to see them on the North Shore or South Shore of Massachusetts including off the coast of Boston, Massachusetts: Salem MA, Newburyport, Cape Cod, Hampton NH, Rowley, Rockport MA, Danvers, Peabody, Swampscott, Revere, Winthrop or wherever else the whales may roam.
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415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A native New Englander & its our 1st whale watch-Amazing!!! Awesome crew, very knowledgeable & helpful. Loved the Galley-beer, wine, food-all very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back next year & will spend more time in beautiful Gloucester. Thank you for a wonderful trip.😎

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed with this whale watch because the staff is so very educated and also very friendly. They talk to us and answered any questions throughout our time on the boat. Loved it! Would highly recommended it, thank you!

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Dabroons13, Thank you for your kind words! Our head naturalist, Cynde, does a fantastic job with our college interns on board... They are full of marine knowledge!! Thank you for your business. Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great day. Went with cousins and their 3 year old twins. Beautiful weather. Plenty of room on sold out trip. Captain Johnie and crew were amazing. Very attentive and well educated. We saw 3 humpback whales. This may seem like a small...More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Mcb1213, Thank you for your kind words! Capt. Johnny does a fantastic job maneuvering the boat around the whales. We appreciate you notice how well educated everybody is on board, it's something we pride ourselves in! We hope to see you again soon! Regards,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome as always! Great crew, informative, and fun. Would highly recommend. . Been going whale watching with them for over 30 years!More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and a big THANK YOU for your continued business for over 30 years! We have certainly come a long way since the days of the good ole Daunty 2! The support of customers like yourself gave us the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

26 breaches and other antics by an association of humpbacks. Wonderful show of nature.Staff said it was the best they had ever seen. Staff did an excellent job of teaching the children and adults about whales.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On board educators were very informative and helped the time pass on the way out and back. Thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful event for the day with lots of information while experiencing first hand how these amazing creatures live and relate to people. Really interesting and we are planning another trip soon. Also a great way to meet people from all over the U.S. and...More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Linda, Aren't the whales and other marine wild life just incredible? Thank you for your kind words! We have people travel from all over the world just to experience these amazing creatures. We hope you are able to get out with us again soon....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing trip! We saw a mama and her calf and one humpback breached 7 times, which is apparently rare to see! The crew was super knowledgeable and the captain was funny and great! He made sure to turn the ship around so...More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you had such a great time and that you got to see the whales breach! We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely afternoon (there is also a mornng trip.) It takes two hours to get out to where the whales are to be found and during this time young ladies come around with information about the whales. We were lucky and saw seven humpbacks including...More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review! We are so glad you had a great time and had great whale sightings. We hope to see you back again some time soon! Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fantastic trip. Took about 2hrs to get to the location, but was so worth it. Lots of whales to see, knowledgable staff, cabin is warm if you wish to sit inside duringe tne trip. Whale watching is a magnificent experience

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Soosiwrk
25 August 2016|
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan, I would recommend late June, July and early to mid- August for whale watching out of Gloucester, MA. April/May are too cold, the ocean is rougher and the whales are far out, almost near Cape Cod. It makes for a... More
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kjelow226
24 August 2016|
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Response from Obnan | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...they do have a snack bar that serves some food (burgers, hot dogs, chips, etc...) and drinks (alcoholic as well).
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lopezilly64
18 May 2016|
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Response from CAWW1979 | Property representative |
Hi there - as far as sightings, there is no difference in the time. The trips are typically about 4 hours long, but it really depends on how far the whales are out! Reservations are a good idea.
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