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Address: 66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-283-1979
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Description: 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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Above and Beyond friendly, considerate and informative

We took a ride on their inner harbor shuttle tour and found it was the best tour money we've spent. Not only is their shuttle service a great way to get around Gloucester but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took a ride on their inner harbor shuttle tour and found it was the best tour money we've spent. Not only is their shuttle service a great way to get around Gloucester but it turns out it is a really pleasant thing to do just for the trip. Captain Peter, a retired third generation fisherman, gave us a grand... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A long tour, about 3 hours, but not the full tour, for us, because of too high winds and too choppy seas. We had to turn around and go backwards and ended up seeing three of the lighthouses from a very far distance and missed almost all of the southeastward facing part of Cape Ann. This would have been an... More 

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Maryland
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27 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Arrived at the small shack at the road and very fortunate to have free parking. Walked about two blocks to the pier to the boat. The boat was a nice size boat and it was covered for shade or open in the back and front in the sun. Had excellent narration by Charlie. It was a very informative and enjoyable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well worth the money! Captain George was the best! I would recommend it to everyone! Great value and great way to get out on the beautiful ocean and see everything!

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Rockport, Massachusetts
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38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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