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Harbor Tours

66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-1979
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Ranked #10 of 21 activities in Gloucester
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took the Lighthouse Cruise, a two-and-a-half-hour cruise that circumnavigates the island of Cape Ann. We enjoyed it enormously. Not only is the cruise itself beautiful, but our captain, who seemed to know everything about the island and its history, added greatly to the experience with his narration (delivered in the strongest possible local accent, which was... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent 2.5 hour (almost 3) tour around Cape Ann on the good ship King Eider. Capt. Steve was very knowledgeable of the local history, geography and wildlife. Take sun block and your camera, great views of the lighthouses.

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Binghamton, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

June 2014 took a lighthouse tour around Cape Ann from Gloucester Harbor It left at 2:30 and was a very enjoyable afternoon. Learned a lot of history about the lighthouses and each town as we went by. I love Rockport and was very happy to see it from the "other side". Also have wanted to see Thatcher Island and was... More

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Baldwin, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

In August we took the tour around Cape Ann from Gloucester Harbor. We left at 2:30 and spent the next 2.5 hours enjoying a beautiful summer afternoon while seeing the sights of Cape Ann from the water and learning some history and trivia about the towns, houses, and people. It is only from the water that you can experience that... More

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Hanover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A group of us took this absolutely beautiful harbor cruise all around Cape Ann. The scenery was breathtaking. We saw two weddings from our boat. One on a beach and the other at the Halibut State Park. We were told we could bring a cooler but they also supplied beverages and snacks. We cruised all along the shore line then... More

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Exploring Gloucester’s Inner Harbor by bicycle or car is a relatively easy affair. Walking will take considerably longer but is also doable – if you have the better part of the day. Begin at the Harbor Loop downtown, proceed easterly on Rogers Street and then follow East Main Street in clockwise fashion all the way to Rocky Neck, a cultural... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Who knew Cape Ann was actually an island! Fun ride on the water circling and viewing the 6 lighthouses from low on the water. Informative guides give you a local taste. Boat is small and low on the water so best on a calm day.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Nice trip to see the other side of Cape Ann. Somewhat long but when weather is nice, you don't seem to notice. Seating not too comfortable. The crew were pleasant and entertaining. Scenery was great and seeing the floating houses was interesting. Would recommend this for adults and older children. Great to go under the draw bridge.

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New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We took the 2.5 hour lighthouse tour. Due to very rough water we were unable to do the Cape Ann circuit, but the tour we took was excellent. We went through the inner and outer harbor and up the Annisquam River. It was a lovely afternoon. The scenery was interesting and we enjoyed going under the drawbridge. Captain Steven was... More

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Easy way to see a lot while on the water or land. Easy on and off. Captain even entertained the children on board.

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