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Cape Ann Whale Watch

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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 13 September 2016

This is a must see....great trip out of Gloucester harbor on a beautiful Saturday morning.We saw about 30 whales and they were breeching the water alot. Highly recommend this trip. Such fun!

1  Thank paulakenney
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took the 1pm trip and after reading some reviews the tour didn't live up to my expectations. We paid $48 dollars each for the 4 hour trip. Parking is free and they have a small gift shop. The bulk of the four hours was...More

2  Thank Liz P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This has been our second trip with Cape Ann Whale Watch and I can't wait to do it again. Crew was awesome! We saw 4 different species of whales during our last trip. It was a humbling experience and well worth the time and money....More

1  Thank Margie R
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The trip started out great. Before the boat even shoved off we saw a grey seal hanging out behind the boat. Even though it was very foggy at sea we still managed to see whales! We saw 2 humpbacks a a few minkie whales. The...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Heard that sometimes few whales to be seen, so was happy with the scenery and experience of being on a boat - but then the whales appeared and had an amazing experience! Saw almost 20 or more whales - humpbacks, minke, and a fin whale...More

3  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very knowledgeable staff. Saw lots of whales, plenty of room on the boat. Was a windy day at sea and staff was great informing us before and had Dramamine you could buy before hand. Seeing so many whales was incredible. Out to see about 4...More

1  Thank Sheryl G
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The educators on the boat were great in sharing info along with teaching us what to look for in spotting the whales. Free onsite parking is a plus. Only negative was the condition of the port a potty onsite before boarding the boat.

3  Thank Dawn O
Reviewed 31 August 2016

After last trip when we failed to find whales this time we could not void them! Saw at least 15 humpbacks and a minke. The whales were avidly feeding, tail slapping and rising to take small fish all around the boat giving many photo opportunities....More

7  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I booked this trip through group on, so the price was great. Boarding was a breeze and the naturalist was informative. We didn't see as many whales as I hoped, but it was still nice. It just felt like we traveled searching for whales more...More

1  Thank hmhmec
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We apre 7 people and tried to organize a trip starting from Boston .... Bad idea!!!! Trips are expensive and you have to park your car (price from 45 to 70$!!!!) We thought to abort the trip, but luckely I found This wonderful place, 45...More

3  Thank PInca P
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Diane C
7 August 2017|
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Response from caww | Property representative |
Yes the boat and dock are both wheelchair accessible. The bathrooms on board the boat are not wheelchair accessible. The wheel chair can not be motorized.
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).