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Address: 415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
Phone Number: +1 978-283-5110
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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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See The Whales

If you have never seen whales or want to see them again, this trip is well worth the half day trip. The boat is large enough to handle choppy waters. The crew was friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have never seen whales or want to see them again, this trip is well worth the half day trip. The boat is large enough to handle choppy waters. The crew was friendly and courteous. The captain worked hard to give us the best viewing. Leaving one half hour before other boats, gave us solo time before others showed... More 

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Middlefield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a great time. We saw many whales up close and personal. Going on a whale watch was on our bucket list. We were not disappointed in this trip. The staff provided great information on the whales. I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in seeing whales in the wild.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Boat was clean and safe. The ride was smooth. The staff was super friendly and informative. And best of all we saw many whales!!!🐳

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Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an amazing day! From start to finish the Cape Ann Whale Watch was one of a kind and allowed me to check off a top item of my bucket list. What an amazing staff, accommodations and once in a life time viewing of the whales and dolphins! This relaxing, awe-inspiring and educational day is a must for anyone who... More 

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Amissville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful whale watch trip with the Cape Ann crew. Saw tons of whales and more importantly they taught us a lot about the whales and conservation. Great time was had by all! Highly recommend!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This trip was phenomenal loved the staff very friendly and knowledgeable, you could tell they really loved their job. We learned a lot and saw three amazing whales! Worth every penny!

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Greenwood, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was an awesome experience! This was a bucket list item for me and they did not disappoint! We saw two humpbacks (Fulcrum and Dyad) and a few fin whales. Apparently there were a few minky whales but that was on the other side of the boat and I couldn't make it to that side in time. They did a... More 

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Cornwall, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Sat 130 trip with mom and a 5 year old , very very nice staff ,very well educated, saw 3 different whales !! They took their time ,no rush ,very knowledgeable. Definitely will return !! Thank you ))

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was friendly and informative and happy to answer your questions and talk to you about sea life and whales etc. The boat ride was very enjoyable and the Whales were awesome! We saw 6 different whales. This was an experience i want to repeat! I will be back and bring my sons again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been whale watching before and knew that what you see is up to the whims of the creatures, but what a treat we had on our tour to see nursing pairs of finback and humpback whales and multiple breaches by one of the babies. The naturalist's narration was fascinating and her excitement was contagious. We sat near the back when... More 

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CAWW1979, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear Pamelapancakes, Thanks for the great review! We love that you mention how our naturalists excitement was contagious. It really highlights how much our crew really loves what they do! We hope to see you out on the Hurricane II again soon. Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner More 

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