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Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #4 of 23 Activities in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Whale watching
Owner description: "Thar she blows" is a common greeting on this whale-watching tour, that combines lectures from experts along with guaranteed sightings of these... more » Owner description: "Thar she blows" is a common greeting on this whale-watching tour, that combines lectures from experts along with guaranteed sightings of these magnificent leviathans of the deep. « less
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

What a great experience that we were almost unable to do. We were planning on going to Portland Maine today so we're unable to do a late whale tour. Cape Ann was the only company to have a morning tour for Saturday so we have it a try. The crew was very knowledgeable and captain Johnny was great. We seen... More

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Stratford, CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This outfitter runs like clockwork, was easy and organized. I went with my kids (ages 12 and 9) and we were fortunate enough to see several humpback whales throughout the trip. The educators were knowledgeable and balanced, presenting information about the whales, conservation and local issues specific to Gloucester. Will most likely return next season for a repeat trip.

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Pueblo West, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great whale watching excursion and saw many dolphins as a bonus. Great for all ages. Guides were very knowledgeable on types of marine animals and where to find them.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Totally stunning, wonderful experience. The guides were very knowledgeable and professional and able to answer all our questions. To see animals so huge in their own natural environment was awe inspiring. The boat facilities were excellent and incredibly well kept. We felt very safe on the boat at all times, the Captain was clearly highly skilled. We were lucky in... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our original plan was to go on the early morning cruise but both cruises for the day were consolidated into one in the early afternoon. The weather was perfect (actually a little warm for the last weekend in September) and the ocean was flat and calm. We didn't have to go far offshore. We spent time watching a mother humpback... More

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Sandusky, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It took us longer to actually see the whales then what I had expected, but it was worth it. The crew is very friendly and informative. I would recommend them to friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you love wildlife and being outdoors, this is the trip for you. The boat is fast and very well kept, clean. The naturalists on board are very knowledgable and very friendly. They told us before we left the dock that we might not see any whales because sightings had become fewer and more erratic. We saw at least six... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have attempted 4 trips with Cape Ann and of those attempts, I have boarded the boat for 3, and one trip cancellation. Of the three times I got on the boat (which is nice, clean and fast) had two rain checks because of a lack of whales and one great trip in the summer. Summer is definitely the season... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are up for a boat trip it's a great idea. You can't set your expectations too high as wildlife is unpredictable. Our trip was fantastic. The ship is well managed and clean. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and they guided us through everything we were seeing. The staff were attentive to any passenger needs. I recommend taking something... More

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Rochester, New York
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was my first time on a professional whale watching tour, so I have nothing to compare it to. However, it was a very successful trip. I give them credit for being upfront before even leaving the harbor. They told us we might have to go out further than usual to find the whales and the trip could be 5... More

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