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Cape Ann Whale Watch

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415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
+1 978-283-5110
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After last trip when we failed to find whales this time we could not void them! Saw at least 15... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Birthday fun

I booked this trip through group on, so the price was great. Boarding was a breeze and the... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2016
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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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415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

After last trip when we failed to find whales this time we could not void them! Saw at least 15 humpbacks and a minke. The whales were avidly feeding, tail slapping and rising to take small fish all around the boat giving many photo opportunities....More

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I booked this trip through group on, so the price was great. Boarding was a breeze and the naturalist was informative. We didn't see as many whales as I hoped, but it was still nice. It just felt like we traveled searching for whales more...More

1  Thank hmhmec
Reviewed August 30, 2016

We apre 7 people and tried to organize a trip starting from Boston .... Bad idea!!!! Trips are expensive and you have to park your car (price from 45 to 70$!!!!) We thought to abort the trip, but luckely I found This wonderful place, 45...More

3  Thank PInca P
Reviewed August 30, 2016

What an absolutely fantastic whale watching trip we had on Sunday morning. It was a beautiful sunny morning and the ocean was completely flat. We were greeted on the boat by Cindy who was knowledgeable and informative. We saw about 7 or 8 whales and...More

Thank Tamsinw1234
Reviewed August 27, 2016

went out on 8 am watch was pleasantly surprised by the crew and educators on board not only had great boat ride but also were treated to education about where they lived and what they ate. when we got to the sanctuary we got to...More

Thank john b
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We had an amazing first time whale watching experience at Cape Ann Whale Watch! Not only did we see about 7 different whales, but we saw a shark too! While watching for whales we were told about their habits and feeding techniques so we learned...More

Thank Shira A
Reviewed August 26, 2016

What an AWESOME day of Whale Watching!!! The whales were many; the naturalist on board knew the names of them all... which was sooo cool! The crew was fun and informative. I would book another trip with Cape Ann again.

Thank KALEE16
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Free parking, fast boat, great staff. Seats are a little uncomfortable although we were back within 3 hours. Saw a few whales which was great. A lot of annoying kids on board however.

Thank Briony K
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Loved it! Big plus was parking, a free lot. The boat was very clean, bathrooms very clean and a galley onboard with had pretty much anything you needed for the trip. The crew were all friendly and it left right on time. We chose the...More

Thank dm670
Reviewed August 25, 2016

My husband and I went on this whale watch on a beautiful sunny day with calm seas in early August. We got there a little after 1pm for the 1:30 sailing. All of the outside seats were taken, so get there early if you want...More

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Susan C
October 11, 2017|
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Response from Apeebuns | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty rocky. Especially when the boat stops. They do sell some stuff on board for motion sickness.
Diane C
August 7, 2017|
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Response from caww | Property representative |
Yes the boat and dock are both wheelchair accessible. The bathrooms on board the boat are not wheelchair accessible. The wheel chair can not be motorized.
August 25, 2016|
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan, I would recommend late June, July and early to mid- August for whale watching out of Gloucester, MA. April/May are too cold, the ocean is rougher and the whales are far out, almost near Cape Cod. It makes for a... More