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Cape Ann Whale Watch

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Gloucester, MA, USA
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About Cape Ann Whale Watch
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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Overview
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.
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Audrey19542021 wrote a review Yesterday
Hamilton, Massachusetts1 contribution
Saw whales as promised; staff courteous, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. Would have liked a little less talking by our naturalist, as the whales were “speaking”, and would have liked to experience that without the constant narrative. Not a big deal. Overall, very pleasant experience!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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raincries wrote a review Yesterday
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This was absolutely the best time! You can't imagine seeing the beauty of these creatures. The staff on the ship was very knowledgeable and extremely kind, caring and watchful. I will definitely plan another trip! It was amazing!!!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Tera D wrote a review Oct 25
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Excellent tour, we had a great time. Highly recommend. Guides were friendly and informative. We were able to get several great pictures and videos.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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mfernau wrote a review Oct 25
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions
Excellent trip. Easy parking, all staff were very nice. The boat is clean and perfect for whale watching, with outdoor seating, an indoor seating area and "galley" with reasonably priced food and drinks, and good stability when everybody runs to one side to see the whales. We were given plenty of time and encouragement to purchase sea-sickness meds for $2 if needed (my wife and I both passed and were fine on a day that the company described as "choppy"). The trip out was fast, we saw 2 humpbacks within a short time of leaving dock, and had plenty of time to observe and photograph them as they surfaced repeatedly. They were feeding, which our knowledgeable naturalist guide said was relatively rare to see. She knew lots of facts, answered all questions, and had photos of our whales quickly available online for $20 if we wanted them. We had glimpses of two other humpbacks as well. There is a no-fee guarantee to go out again on another day if your particular trip does not encounter any whales.
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MeganBrynneF wrote a review Oct 24
Richmond, Kentucky1 contribution
My daughters and I LOVED the trip out with Cape Ann Whale Watching. Not only were we able to see multiple humpback whales, but we also got lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins. From the information given to the scenery it was perfect.
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Response from caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch
Responded 2 days ago
Dear MeganBrynneF, It sounds like you had a great trip! Thanks for leaving us a review & we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner
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