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Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester provided by Cape Ann Whale Watch

Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Optimize your chances of seeing whales in the wild on this catamaran cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Benefit from the insights of your professional guide as you sail between hotspots for humpbacks, dolphins, and more, and enjoy a choice of morning or afternoon departure to conveniently slot the family-friendly trip into your schedule.
  • Optimize chances of spotting wild whales on a guided tour
  • Benefit from the expert knowledge of an on-board naturalist
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule
  • Absorb sweeping coastal views as you cruise by catamaran
Important Information
Departure Point
415 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Naturalist onboard
  • Professional guide
  • Full galley
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please dress appropriately to current weather conditions
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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dhs345 wrote a review Sep 16
Enfield, Connecticut
Had a wonderful time! Captain and crew were very nice and knowledgeable! Boat is very comfortable and felt very safe!! Have booked with Cape Ann Whale before! Never disappointed! Thank you!! 🐳
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Date of experience: September 2020
sarahrubino38 wrote a review Sep 15
Colchester, Connecticut1 contribution
My best friend and I have been whale watching with you twice a year for the past 7 years. Every trip has been completely different and awesome. About 3 weeks ago we had gone out and one whale stayed with the boat the entire trip it was so close to the boat and was really cool
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Date of experience: September 2020
tiffanygoguen wrote a review Sep 15
Leominster, Massachusetts1 contribution
I’ve been on 4 whale watches . This was my favorite one!! I will no longer go anywhere else but here! Staff were so friendly and fun. Whales were so active !!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
pinionbrg2 wrote a review Sep 15
Salem, Massachusetts3 contributions
We had a wonderful time on the whale watch. There were at least 7 different whales that came fairly close to the boat, which made it great for taking photos. The staff knew the whales by name and provided information about them. The crew made sure that passengers were spaced
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Date of experience: September 2020
James wrote a review Sep 15
Boston, Massachusetts32 contributions10 helpful votes
Had a great time and saw no less than a dozen whales as well as some dolphins. The crew was very professional and provided a lot of information along the way. Definitely would do again!
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About the operator

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By: Cape Ann Whale Watch
Very nice, peaceful ride w a lot to see!
Women that hosted the boat new all the names of the whales based on their characteristics also very knowledgable! M
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Trip cancelled, poor notice
After more than a three-hour drive to Gloucester for a 1 p.m. whale watching trip, we were informed at the ticket o
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Our Trip
We've never been on a whale watch so our first experience was educational to say the least. The info ws very helpfu
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Great viewing
We saw humpbacks and a megapod of dolphins. Was a great day. Boat was sanitized regularly. Most people respected ma
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Best Whale Watch Tour
Friendly crew, spotlessly clean boat and awesome tour. We'll be back! Boat capacity was reduced due to covid so lo
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Great whale watch
Excellent experience! Great sightings, very educational. Jamie was great, very enthusiastic and informative! Oth
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Great experience
It was a great experience. My grandson loved it.. the crew was very informative. I will definitely be returning...
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The Best!
We have booked several times over the past 9 years! We always have great trips!! Great sightings and lots of know
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It was an amazing experience.It actually was the best day before my birthday. Definitely I will go again.
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Plenty to see!!!so exciting
We had a perfect day. Mama & calf played boat side for quiet some time. We loved it!! The kids snacked to and from
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Fist time going with the family and it won't be the last... We had a great experience and loved every minute of it.
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Whale watch
Great staff , kind pleasant, very clean with all Covid restrictions, very knowledgeable . It was my first time an
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Great Experience
We had a group of 10 (family) and this was a gift for my mom, for her birthday. We had a wonderful experience with
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So professional, full of great discoveries and COVID-safe. 100% recommend.
What a great trip. First, many less people on the outing to meet COVID-19 regulations, and an unbelievably responsi
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Great family day out!
We've gone here a few years now and each trip is so special and the staff and wildlife never disapoint! This year b
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Key Details
  • Cape Ann Whale Watch, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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