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Cape Ann Whale Watch

#2 of 28 Tours in Gloucester Features Animals
415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
+1 978-283-5110
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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 1 week ago

We have been to the Cape Ann area several times and most recently for our honeymoon. We have tried all of the large whale watching companies in the area..... the best company (by far) is Cape Ann Whale Watch. They know where the whales are,...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 kind review and that you spent your honeymoon with us! We strive to make the overall experience a positive one. We hope you choose to come out with us again some time in the future! Regards, Capt Jim Douglass

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw about 3-4 whales who were wicked active. Capt did a great job making sure everyone could see. We know it is not guarantee to see whales and we got lucky but it was awesome just being on the boat anyways

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! So happy to hear that you had a nice time, got to see some whales, and enjoyed the boat ride! Thanks again! Regards, Capt Jim Douglass

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to go out on a perfect day after having the trip cancelled three times due to bad weather. Nothing prepares you for the sight of these huge but graceful mammals. The crew from Cape Ann whale watch are very knowledgeable, experts...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a 6 hour cruise during the Sail Boston Tall Ships event. The boat went out with the fleet as they were leaving the harbor headed north to Nova Scotia. The boat had permission to cruise very close to the ships and we...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 really enjoyed the Tall Ships experience too and it was amazing to be able to bring our passengers out to see all of the beautiful ships! We are so glad you enjoyed it! Regards, Capt Jim Douglass

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lot of fun and a great ride out to the whales. Although we only came across one. We watched her for about an hour and saw plenty of her. It was exciting to see this beautiful ocean creature.

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Thank Holly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent is an understatement. I rarely write reviews but its due here. They were very professional. They kept going deep in the ocean for over two hours unless they were able to spot the whales. And yes, we spotted over twenty whales. What I liked...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 kind words and for taking the time out to give us a review! We are so happy you had such a good time. Steve is quite a character and we get a lot of comments about his magic tricks!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a phenomenal experience!! Fin whale breach within 25 feet of boat! Great information provided by very personable educational staff. Excellent maneuvering of boat by captain to expedite viewing of whales by all individuals on the excursion. We highly recommend this company!!

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Thank Paula S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out on the 8:30 tour on a Thursday. The weather was perfect. The crew was so pleasant. Educators were very informative. We got to see 4 humpback whales, including one that hadn't been seen for years. A very enjoyable day!

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

We are so happy to hear that you had a great time on your recent whale watch! Thank you for your kind words about our educators and crew members! We hope you come out with us again real soon! Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip was very exciting, very educational. The captain was very skilled and the crew very friendly and informative. The whole experience was exceptional and did not disappoint

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful on the ocean. The whales were beautiful. We enjoyed the lower level in the front -- thrilling!

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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
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).
18 May 2016|
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.