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Address: 66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
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+1 978-283-1979

Come aboard and enjoy a fascinating tour of Cape Ann's scenic coastline....

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 Tour". Also, the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle and Tour. Hop-on/hop-off. Ticket valid all day. Try our catamaran for a delightful ride around the inner harbor. Discover Gloucester, let us take you there!

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Lighthouse & Harbor Tour

Exceeded our expectations No frills but informative and captains were very knowledgeable and informative. Sea conditions prevented full tour rounding St Ann but tour of river... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
John H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I know the seas were rough because of Hermine however we booked our trip a week out. We called to see if the trip was still going on and the boat went up the river instead and stayed in the Harbor. We saw 2 maybe three lighthouses at best. It was disappointing. The weather however was beautiful outside of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Exceeded our expectations No frills but informative and captains were very knowledgeable and informative. Sea conditions prevented full tour rounding St Ann but tour of river, harbor, and an added stop to pull up a lobster trap or two to learn a bit about that more than made up for missing two lighthouses. It was Schooner Festival and captain knew... More 

Thank John H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The lighthouse tour was awesome! Truly the best way to see Cape Ann -- gives you a whole new perspective! Our Captain (George) was extremely knowledgeable and, with his assistant sometimes at the helm, took time to chat and answer questions in addition to his running descriptive commentary about all the sights.we were seeing, history, etc. and not just about... More 

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Wenham, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My husband and I took this tour yesterday and enjoyed it very much! Although we are both lifelong residents of the Boston North Shore area and have been to most spots on Cape Ann by land, it gave a whole different perspective to circle around "the island" by boat. Loved seeng how all the areas connected by sea rather than... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Recently spent a day off in Gloucester. Had a terrific time on the Lobstering and Harbor Tour. Our captain Evan was great and answered all of our questions. The first mate (think his name was Nick), was super as well. It was a fun and informative tour. It was a great way to spend part of a beautiful afternoon, not... More 

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Babcock, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We went on the hour tour of Gloucester harbor. It was great- right length for us, just enough info-without too much! You can hop on & off at locations & walk around or go to restaurants too. Good way to see Gloucester from another view!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

FIRST, let me say, the boat almost went under water. Second, the captain was horrible when it came to dealing with such a disaster with the passengers on board. He did not give us any reassurance that we were NOT going to die. When he took us out on the open water during high tide, boat took on too much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We took the 1 hr harbor tour $10 adult. Staff was very friendly and we learned alot in one hour. Best $10 I spent on a while. I would recommend it....it is a covered pontoon.

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East Rockaway, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We took the 75 minute harbor/lobster tour on a picture perfect day last week. It was so relaxing to be out on the water. Our mate that day was Matt and he did an excellent job. He brought up about four lobster traps and explained the different characteristics about lobsters. He also explained the various landmarks that we were seeing... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband and I are Gloucester residents, and we decided to take our son on his first boat ride on the water shuttle. While we waited for more passengers to board, the owner pulled up in another boat and yelled at Joanne, one of his employees. He thought the group on our boat was supposed to leave at 10, but... More 

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CapeAnnHarborTours, Owner at Harbor Tours, responded to this review

Responding to this author regarding a most frustrating morning is this: First, I would admit my conduct was wrong and unbecoming, I regret that and have made my apologies. In trying to resolve this set of circumstances, in which there were many, a schedule was set up to accommodate two chartered trips that morning. Our public trips do not begin... More 

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