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Harbor Tours

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Address: 66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
Phone Number: +1 978-283-1979

Come aboard and enjoy a fascinating tour of Cape Ann's scenic coastline....

Come aboard and enjoy a fascinating tour of Cape Ann's scenic coastline. Our "Lighthouse Cruise" features up-close views of the six lighthouses on the Island; Or tour America's Oldest Seaport and see a "lobstering" demonstration on our "Harbor Tour". Also, the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle and Tour. Hop-on/hop-off. Ticket valid all day. Try our catamaran for a delightful ride around the inner harbor. Discover Gloucester, let us take you there!

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Exciting and informative

The lighthouse tour was awesome! Truly the best way to see Cape Ann -- gives you a whole new perspective! Our Captain (George) was extremely knowledgeable and, with his assistant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lighthouse tour was awesome! Truly the best way to see Cape Ann -- gives you a whole new perspective! Our Captain (George) was extremely knowledgeable and, with his assistant sometimes at the helm, took time to chat and answer questions in addition to his running descriptive commentary about all the sights.we were seeing, history, etc. and not just about... More 

Thank healthspin
Wenham, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I took this tour yesterday and enjoyed it very much! Although we are both lifelong residents of the Boston North Shore area and have been to most spots on Cape Ann by land, it gave a whole different perspective to circle around "the island" by boat. Loved seeng how all the areas connected by sea rather than... More 

Thank Cindy Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently spent a day off in Gloucester. Had a terrific time on the Lobstering and Harbor Tour. Our captain Evan was great and answered all of our questions. The first mate (think his name was Nick), was super as well. It was a fun and informative tour. It was a great way to spend part of a beautiful afternoon, not... More 

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Babcock, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the hour tour of Gloucester harbor. It was great- right length for us, just enough info-without too much! You can hop on & off at locations & walk around or go to restaurants too. Good way to see Gloucester from another view!

Thank Kate59679
Leechburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 1 hr harbor tour $10 adult. Staff was very friendly and we learned alot in one hour. Best $10 I spent on a while. I would recommend it....it is a covered pontoon.

Thank Christine D
East Rockaway, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 75 minute harbor/lobster tour on a picture perfect day last week. It was so relaxing to be out on the water. Our mate that day was Matt and he did an excellent job. He brought up about four lobster traps and explained the different characteristics about lobsters. He also explained the various landmarks that we were seeing... More 

Thank Lee369444
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are Gloucester residents, and we decided to take our son on his first boat ride on the water shuttle. While we waited for more passengers to board, the owner pulled up in another boat and yelled at Joanne, one of his employees. He thought the group on our boat was supposed to leave at 10, but... More 

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CapeAnnHarborTours, Owner at Harbor Tours, responded to this review

Responding to this author regarding a most frustrating morning is this: First, I would admit my conduct was wrong and unbecoming, I regret that and have made my apologies. In trying to resolve this set of circumstances, in which there were many, a schedule was set up to accommodate two chartered trips that morning. Our public trips do not begin... More 

Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 2.5. hour lighthouse tour that travels around the entire island. The mate Charlie was very good at giving the history and local lore about the lighthouses as well as many other building and geological features of Cape Ann. He was willing to answer questions and had a great sense of humor. The ride was very smooth and... More 

Thank CountrygirlHDM
Florida panhandle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are lighthouse people, and we've taken other lighthouse cruises before. We were disappointed by the lack of information given on this trip about the lighthouses we saw. Our guide was an attractive young college student who was more interested in showing us the popular beaches and summer hangouts and than he was talking about the lighthouses.... More 

Thank Bluewater09
Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We signed up our group of 5 adults and 6 kids for this harbor tour on a whim after seeing a brochure in the house we are renting. It was a drizzly Sunday and we were looking for something to do. What a great time we had! The kids all got to pull up lobster traps and handle lobsters and... More 

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