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Review of Cape Ann Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch
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$48.00*
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Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester
Ranked #2 of 26 Tours in Gloucester
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Owner description: 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.
Brockton, Massachusetts
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“A whale of a trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We saw lots of whales, three different types: minke, fin and humpback. Some were very close to the boat. It appeared to be a full boat but there was enough room to move around comfortably. Enough restrooms and a full snack bar. Inside seating in heated cabin and outside seating as well. Definitely worth the money!

Visited July 2013
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“We saw whales”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

That's the idea right? If you go whale watching you expect to see whales and we saw them. It was Awesome. I seems the operators use sone team work to locate them and we spent about 40 minutes (maybe longer) watching the whales feed. The operators offered local and specific whale knowledge which added to the experience. The ship was basic but clean. They ran out of snacks and the parking area was a bit of a maze. You are kinda at the mercy of other tourists when it comes time to leave so don't expect a quick getaway. Cars are jammed in and you have to wait for a clearing before you can drive off. BUT...we saw two humpback whales and watched them for quite awhile. Awesome.....our teenaged kids thought it was amazing. (Groupon reduced rates are great).

Visited July 2013
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“Nice day seeing the whales”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great day, the staff was knowledgeable and they actually cared about the whales. Would recommend again.

Visited July 2013
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Sodus
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“Super crew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

As disappointing as it was to only see one whale the crew could not have done anything more to make sure that we had the best views and information about the whale. Throughout the trip the educators came around and shared information about the whales and the area. The boat was comfortable and not crowded and every member of the crew was polite and friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Wallkill, New York
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“great whale watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Went on a Cape Ann Whale Watch last week. Was told that the whales were scarce this season and the captain would do his best to get us to see at least one whale. To my surprise, we ended up seeing a humpback and several minke and fin whales. One of the naturalists told me that this was the most whales they've seen this summer. Had a great time.

The naturalists were very helpful, friendly and knew their stuff. I would highly recommend the Cape Ann Whale Watch.

Visited July 2013
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