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Cape Ann Whale Watch

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Address: 415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA
Phone Number: +1 978-283-5110
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Whale watching
Description: Cape Ann Whale Watch in Gloucester, Massachusetts provides guaranteed...
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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We'd been on numerous whale watches with other outfits and this was the best by far. All staff, from the phone to the office to the boat, were professional and friendly. They have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We'd been on numerous whale watches with other outfits and this was the best by far. All staff, from the phone to the office to the boat, were professional and friendly. They have several educators on board who go table to table showing water samples with the yummy goodies the whales eat, a diorama showing where Stellwagen Bank is, whale... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had fun watching the whale, not whales! Hurricane was a good boat which took us fastest to where the whales were. Educators were nice telling us what to know about the whales. Saw a whale multiple times in the ocean.

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Toronto, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

WOW! Not only was it so exciting to see the whales, but the crew and the whole organization was outstanding. Personable, pleasant, friendly, kind . . boat was clean, toilets were clean, coffee was good! All the little things were thought about . . . . I will definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an amazing day out on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great Tour, very fortunate to see whales!!! The boat staff made the trip out to sea very pleasing by giving us educational information concerning whales.

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Habor Springs, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

we had a perfect day to whale watch. June 18,2015...go to the Cape Ann face book page and see the video upload for that trip. I dont have the words but seeing is beleiving!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Capt. Nick from the Cape Ann Whale Watch certainly knows his stuff! We splurged on a private charter on the “Rough Neck” – a 28-foot BHM fishing vessel. It was just like they market it, the “ultimate private whale watch.” We went out quite a few miles and the first thing we saw was a 20 to 25-foot basking shark.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Do to the weather they had been having the whales were out further than usual.We could see Provincetown which is the very tip of Cape Cod MA.We saw plenty of whales.It was my first time and I would go again if and when I get back up that way.The people were just great.There was food and drinks on board.We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

They know how to find the whales and get you up close to them. Great staff on the boat keeps everybody engaged with personal educational talks while you're waiting to get to the whales.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We - husband, wife, and children - have been on two trips with Cape Ann Whale Watch, once last week and once in June 2014. On both trips we had wonderful, soul-uplifting experiences watching beautiful humpback whales. The naturalist and educators were friendly, informative, and helpful. The crew evinced respect for the whales. The boat is plenty comfortable, even when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well organized, crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Boat was not over crowded. We got to see humpbacks and minke whales.

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Additional Information about Cape Ann Whale Watch

Address: Address: 415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA
Phone Number: +1 978-283-5110
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm

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