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Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester

  • Enjoy a whale-watching cruise from Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Visit the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Experience one of the Top 5 whale-sighting destinations in the world
Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester
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Experience one of the best whale-sighting destinations in the world on this guided, 4-hour whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbour porpoises with the help of a naturalist guide. The on-board galley offers hot meals, snacks and beverages for purchase during the trip.
What to Expect
For over 35 years, this whale watching tour 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. You will have the opportunity to spend a lot more time with the whales than with other whale watching tour 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.

"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 (at your own expense).

You'll be taken to where the whales go. The vessels communicate with each other as to the location of whales so the boat 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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Reviews (702)
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Reviewed yesterday
A trip for my cousin to enjoy (and all of us)!!!

My cousin (now just 67 years old) has come to my house for years and we always go out to see the whales--and this is the very best one we have ever been on--and we have been on it many times! Always something new and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joann1126
Reviewed November 6, 2018
Wonderful Trip

We had a great experience. Saw lots of whales, even if it was a rainy day. The narriatpr was excellent.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank restharrow2
Reviewed October 23, 2018
High seas didn't spoil the day

With high hopes I and my friends arrived at the dock excited about the prospect of seeing whales. It was a pretty windy day, so I was worried that the trip might get cancelled. It didn't and we were on our way. It was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Well organized tour. The naturalist on board gives a lot of info and coordinates with other boats to locate the whales.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shatiel
Reviewed October 11, 2018
A whale of a good time.

We did this whale watching tour on Oct 7th and it was a great trip. We saw numerous whales during the trip and also had the good fortune to have one of the whales give quite a performance for us by almost fully breaching out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kayak_traveller
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ed m
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Response from Lynn F | Reviewed this property |
Not unless you have "service Dog" papers. I do & was asked to produced them before my dog was allowed to board
June 9, 2018|
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Response from richardhudson717 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a wheelchair person on our trip and he seemed very content.