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Harbor Tours

Gloucester, MA, USA
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About Harbor Tours
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. Our vessels are available for private charters. Discover Gloucester, let us take you there!
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lisa LeVasseur wrote a review Sep 5
Gloucester, Massachusetts2 contributions
I took the Light House Tour the other day and this trip is by far the best way to see Cape Ann from the water!. From the minute I boarded the King Eider, I was impressed by the professionalism of the crew and the boat itself; as it was extremely comfortable and spacious enough so that you could take in the breathtaking views from anywhere on the vessel. The narration is very well thought out and fun to listen to as you cruise along taking in the amazing views all around you. The 2.5 hours flew by and I could have stayed on board all day! All residents of Cape Ann and visitors alike should make this Tour their number one priority while in the area. It is truly a gem and we are very fortunate to have this business in our town!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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ElizabethD406 wrote a review Jul 2020
Bedford, Massachusetts2 contributions
Enjoy history, scenery, the sun and the wind. Ride the Water Shuttle around Gloucester Harbor: you can hop off and walk around, then hop back on. The Lighthouse Cruise includes harbor, ocean, and river, AND lighthouses. You can even see a Lobstering demo! Captain Steve and his Team are fun and friendly.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Kristen R wrote a review Jul 2020
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I have been on this shuttle/tour many times and have enjoyed it a lot. I have, in the past , been entertained by stories from the area and local history as well as more modern information about points of interest. Sadly, this was surely lacking in this trip. The young man Captaining the vessel seemed disinterested I providing any of this local flavor. He also seemed very inexperienced in operating the vessel and had difficulty tying up each and every time we made dock.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Harbor T, General Manager at Harbor Tours
Responded Jul 17, 2020
We are sorry that you had this experience. We have hired a new captain, and he is doing his best. Be patient, and give him a chance.
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Ruth R wrote a review Nov 2019
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We were very fortunate to book a lighthouse tour on the very last day of their season. We'd spent a week enjoying the area but had no idea of the fascinating history of the island and the role lighthouses played until we took this tour. This really is a not to be missed experience and such a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours on the water.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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KNTravels wrote a review Sep 2019
Portland, Oregon8 contributions
We joined a Lobster Boat Tour mid-July and had a wonderful trip. The captains were very friendly and the young lobsterman who gave the live-catch demos was great with all the kids on board. The ride was fun for the two toddlers we had and for the grandparents who enjoyed the gorgeous views and rich history of the harbor. I look forward to returning when I'm back on the east coast. Can't imagine a more authentic way to experience Gloucester.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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