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.

Harbor Tours

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Harbor Tours
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (100)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“water shuttle”(6 reviews)
“cape ann”(13 reviews)
“captain steve”(4 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-283-1979
Improve This Listing
Reviews (101)
Filter reviews
101 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews water shuttle cape ann captain steve rocky neck boat ride first hand highly recommend this tour hour tour great tour spend an afternoon downtown gloucester mate narration passengers scenery cruise board
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 101 reviews
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We bought tickets but once we saw the small boat and how crowded it was we decided against the trip. Only inside seat available with restricted views and not even able to sit together. When we bough the tickets at the booth were given a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Annemarie M
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The captain didn't have the nicest personality but the young man with red hair was also working on the boat, he did the narrating during the boat ride and he was very pleasant and easy to talk to. They are very prompt. Pay cash when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed August 27, 2018

nice day out on the water with a narrator-lots of history by the boat captain- takes you to buildings you would never see on land

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank revivemindfulness
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Parking is easy. Very nice way to spend an afternoon. Narration excellent. I learned a lot. Dress for cooler temps and some wind of course, it is the water.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank babrahams7
Reviewed August 14, 2018

My friend and I did the lighthouse tour with Miles and Fisher. From the moment we boarded the boat, we felt safe and well looked after. The narration began immediately and Fisher was able to point out things in an informative and educational way that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank landslev
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The cruise was relaxing and somewhat informative considering I grew up in Gloucester. I would rank it as enjoyable being on the water after nearly two weeks of bad weather. The two major problems are: Just about all the scenery could not easily be seen...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sheila G
steven d, Manager at Harbor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Dear Shelia, You are the perfect example of "you cannot please everyone". First of all, there isn't another tour on Cape Ann like ours. We can only accommodate 34 passengers per trip. The Coast Guard, as a few years ago, changed the weight requirement and...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018

We love going on the water shuttle! You can spend as little as an hour, or all day if you like! You can even get on and off to get a bite to eat if you want to! It is an excellent alternative to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank EandR C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the Harbor Shuttle from downtown Gloucester to Rocky Neck and back. Hard time finding the shuttle or getting information once we were there. Very poor signage. Had to wait in blazing hot sun for close to an hour. No place to sit or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Reviewed July 6, 2018

My husband and I were in Gloucester (pronounced Glosta to the locals) the first part of July and came across a sign for a Harbor Tour. We decided to give it a try, and we are so glad we did! Captain Steve and his wife...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank amadala6
steven d, Owner at Harbor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Happy to know you enjoyed cruising with us. Glad we were able to get your contact info, and mail your souvenirs from Cape Ann!

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Just got off the boat! Steve and Virginia are so welcoming. This is a great tour for a great price. Steve narrates and you learn so many interesting facts about the area, lighthouses, drawbridges. Definitely recommend if you are in the area. Thank you!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TracieS27
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Beauport Hotel Gloucester
380 reviews
.36 miles away
Cape Ann's Marina Resort
201 reviews
1.05 miles away
The Vista
480 reviews
1.17 miles away
Sea Lion Motel
115 reviews
1.31 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 152 nearby restaurants
Sugar Magnolias
288 reviews
.22 miles away
Topside Grill and Pub
998 reviews
.19 miles away
Passports Restaurant
393 reviews
.23 miles away
Franklin Cafe Cape Ann
223 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 95 nearby attractions
Cape Ann Museum
202 reviews
.15 miles away
Main Street
156 reviews
.12 miles away
Cape Ann Brewing Company & Brewpub
117 reviews
.31 miles away
Maritime Gloucester
66 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 4, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from steven d | Property representative |
Yes, there is a marine head on board.
Roy S
June 26, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from steven d | Property representative |
Hi Roy! Our ticket booth is located at 66 Harbor Loop in Gloucester. We foresee having the Lighthouse Cruise at 2:30pmn July 14th, 2015. This is the website for that cruise. We suggest you check the weather a few days out... More