We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: +1 978-283-1979
Website
Description:

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
A great day on the water

I enjoyed a great day on the water with some family members this afternoon. Evan and Charlie were so friendly, helpful and informative. They couldn't do enough to take care of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
delarockbj
,
Peabody, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 64: English reviews
Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed a great day on the water with some family members this afternoon. Evan and Charlie were so friendly, helpful and informative. They couldn't do enough to take care of everyone's needs while setting an atmosphere of great enjoyment. What a pleasure to see these young men displaying such professionalism, warmth and courtesy. Excellent time-would recommend highly! Keep up... More 

Helpful?
Thank delarockbj
Derby, Vermont
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this harbor tour with family and two small grandchildren. Lasted 75 minutes and was really well done. Captain gave a detailed explanation of the process of catching and evaluating lobsters along with pertinent data of lobster life cycle. Would definetely do it again! 1st class operation.

Helpful?
1 Thank Patrick M
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain George and Asst., Matthew, took my family, including 3 children ages 15-8, On a memorable harbor tour. Captain George is knowledgable, accommodating and entertaining. He obviously loves what he does! He had a smile for everyone and took time to address the kids as well as the adults. Captain George talks about history, wildlife and Glouster landmarks. His assistant,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Camperjan
Yuma, Arizona
Level Contributor
378 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so much fun and we really enjoyed ourselves.. THANK YOU. It was sunny, warm and calm, doesn't get much better than that! So much info given out along with the jokes. I still chuckle about how many wind mills are on the island, there everywhere...The magical 9......LOL :-)

Helpful?
4 Thank 2013TravelinFool
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nicest people - Captain George and his assistant greeted us today for our harbor tour. They obviously love what they do and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with others. They were both so great with my niece and allowed her to help haul the lobsters, pick them up, and even captain the boat ! Highly recommend if you... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Suzanne S
Topsfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunny warm day-after school is out and before summer camp. Grandparents and aunt took our little one on a narrated tour through Gloucester Harbor. We were fortunate to have Capt. George Story- and he is aptly named for he has plenty of stories to tell ! Assistant Matt was equally helpful-pulled some lobsters from the harbor and taught us all... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Dan S
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the lighthouse boat tour. Amazing way to end our little vacation to Gloucester. Captain Steve was very knowledgeable. He even cracked a few jokes to make the crowd laugh. Would definitely recommend this tour is you want to see beautiful houses, amazing sceneries and lovely lighthouses.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ashley O
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Love cruising around the harbor with friends in the summertime. There are more than several adventurous stops in and out of the harbor for $10 and that's ALL DAY. Pay one price ; get on and off anywhere you like. There is even a summer sunset cruise around the Gloucester coast well worth the fee. Each stop has something quaint... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank WingearsheekBeach
Albany, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My daughter and I were very excited to go on the Gloucester Lobster Boat Tour. We had never been on one in MA, but go frequently in ME, which we love. We made our reservations over the phone the night before. The woman who took our reservations was very nice and even more so when we met her in the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Abbe513
CapeAnnHarborTours, Owner at Harbor Tours, responded to this review

Hello Abbe513, As the owner of the business, I want to thank you for your review. I encourage all feedback; this is what makes a business progress and it is much appreciated. As a small business, it is my goal to make each trip memorable for our passengers, but like anything, situations do present themselves last minute. This being the... More 

CambridgeMA
Level Contributor
47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I've seen some of Gloucesters lighthouses on other boats including the Thomas Lannon. Cape Ann Harbor Tours goes over & beyond during 2.5 hr trip Besides 10 pd Island & Eastern Point, it does a circle around the entire Cape, bringing you to Straight Is light, numerous beaches, Gloucester & Rockport coasts incl the Granite Quarry park, numerous mansions. What... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank wanderlust055

Travelers who viewed Harbor Tours also viewed

 
Gloucester, Cape Ann
Gloucester, Cape Ann
 

Been to Harbor Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Harbor Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Harbor Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?