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Address: 415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
Phone Number: +1 978-283-5110
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Cape Ann Whale Watch in Gloucester, Massachusetts provides guaranteed whale...

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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We saw at least 20 whales!!

The sea was a bit choppy but the guides said this was the best tour of the whole summer. We definitely got our money's worth as we saw at least 20 whales. It was a beautiful day... read more

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tel aviv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sea was a bit choppy but the guides said this was the best tour of the whole summer. We definitely got our money's worth as we saw at least 20 whales. It was a beautiful day and the whole experience was fantastic. Would definitely recommend these guys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was our first time to do the whale watching tour and what a great experience it was! we had to go quite far to see them (about 2 hours one way), but the crews were determined to give us a great sighting. their persistence paid off and at one point, we had so many whales doing all kinds of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the whales on a sunny day in October. We needed more than 1 hr 1/2 to reach the bank where the whales are feeding. The information we received from the crew in the meanwhile was very interesting. Finally we saw 10 humpback whales. On one occasion a group was making bubbleholes to catch their preys which wat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just came back from our trip today, and it was FANTASTIC!! We saw so many whales and two mom's with their calfs.The crew is so knowledgeable and gives a great talk on the way out. If you are undecided which trip to go on, go on the Cape Ann Whale Watch. You'll be glad you did!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fortunate traveler on the Sept. 21st excursion. Saw humpbacks, huge dolphin pod, sea otter, sea turtle, blue shark. The staff were awesome and it was very obvious that they were genuinely excited FOR the tourists and their sightings. I'm glad I researched the different whale watch companies before making my choice, because I can't imagine an overall better experience. THANK... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time with the crew and staff. Everyone was very nice and filled with information on the sea life, and preservation of the area. Our educational guide Cynde was amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of lovely Whales. Water was rough but it was worth the trip. The cost was good from groupon and there was parking available in the area for free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing experience. We saw whales, a seal, a sea turtle, a shark, a pod of dolphins and jelly fish. The staff said it was rare that we saw such a variety of sea life. So we hit the jackpot. The staff is very knowledgeable. The captain moves the ship so every side can see... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

- I'd go elsewhere and probably find nicer people. Office and land crew needed manners. Narrator could use some humility and an idea of how to get information across. - Saw 2 whales which I understand is a variable but I wanted to learn more and didn't. Local whale watching companies supposedly communicate to help with finding whales so next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a must see....great trip out of Gloucester harbor on a beautiful Saturday morning.We saw about 30 whales and they were breeching the water alot. Highly recommend this trip. Such fun!

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