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Harbor Tours

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Come aboard and enjoy a fascinating tour of Cape Ann's scenic coastline. Our "Lighthouse Cruise" features up-close views of the six lighthouses on the Island; Or tour America's Oldest Seaport and see a "lobstering" demonstration on our "Harbor...more
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66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We bought tickets but once we saw the small boat and how crowded it was we decided against the trip. Only inside seat available with restricted views and not even able to sit together. When we bough the tickets at the booth were given a...More

Thank Annemarie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The captain didn't have the nicest personality but the young man with red hair was also working on the boat, he did the narrating during the boat ride and he was very pleasant and easy to talk to. They are very prompt. Pay cash when...More

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice day out on the water with a narrator-lots of history by the boat captain- takes you to buildings you would never see on land

1  Thank revivemindfulness
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking is easy. Very nice way to spend an afternoon. Narration excellent. I learned a lot. Dress for cooler temps and some wind of course, it is the water.

1  Thank babrahams7
Reviewed August 14, 2018

My friend and I did the lighthouse tour with Miles and Fisher. From the moment we boarded the boat, we felt safe and well looked after. The narration began immediately and Fisher was able to point out things in an informative and educational way that...More

Thank landslev
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The cruise was relaxing and somewhat informative considering I grew up in Gloucester. I would rank it as enjoyable being on the water after nearly two weeks of bad weather. The two major problems are: Just about all the scenery could not easily be seen...More

Thank Sheila G
steven d, Manager at Harbor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Dear Shelia, You are the perfect example of "you cannot please everyone". First of all, there isn't another tour on Cape Ann like ours. We can only accommodate 34 passengers per trip. The Coast Guard, as a few years ago, changed the weight requirement and...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018

We love going on the water shuttle! You can spend as little as an hour, or all day if you like! You can even get on and off to get a bite to eat if you want to! It is an excellent alternative to the...More

1  Thank EandR C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the Harbor Shuttle from downtown Gloucester to Rocky Neck and back. Hard time finding the shuttle or getting information once we were there. Very poor signage. Had to wait in blazing hot sun for close to an hour. No place to sit or...More

2  Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Reviewed July 6, 2018

My husband and I were in Gloucester (pronounced Glosta to the locals) the first part of July and came across a sign for a Harbor Tour. We decided to give it a try, and we are so glad we did! Captain Steve and his wife...More

2  Thank amadala6
steven d, Owner at Harbor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Happy to know you enjoyed cruising with us. Glad we were able to get your contact info, and mail your souvenirs from Cape Ann!

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Just got off the boat! Steve and Virginia are so welcoming. This is a great tour for a great price. Steve narrates and you learn so many interesting facts about the area, lighthouses, drawbridges. Definitely recommend if you are in the area. Thank you!

2  Thank Tracie S
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September 4, 2017|
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Response from steven d | Property representative |
Yes, there is a marine head on board.
Roy S
June 26, 2015|
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Response from steven d | Property representative |
Hi Roy! Our ticket booth is located at 66 Harbor Loop in Gloucester. We foresee having the Lighthouse Cruise at 2:30pmn July 14th, 2015. This is the website for that cruise. We suggest you check the weather a few days out... More