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“This was worth $10 that's for sure.”
Review of Harbor Tours

Harbor Tours
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We used these guys as a shuttle to go over to Rocky Neck, and they return every hour to the dock there, so we had plenty of time to toodle around and catch it back to Gloucester, which is short but the round about way we took back and the tour that Peter gave us was well worth the money. Peter's young assistant was a charm as well, full of enthusiasm and respect.
This is just a party barge type boat, with a nice party atmosphere, well they sell water so the party is the tour itself. I can't wait to go back and check out the other boat on which they run a more extensive tour of the Cape Ann.

Thank LoriPhoebe
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We took this tour on Sunday afternoon. It was phenominal.......as were Captain Steve, Patrick and yes, the wife of Captain Steve where we made our reservations and paid for our trip. It was well worth the time and money. We also did the whale watching tour. If you are in the Gloucester area, please take these two trips. You will be amazed.

1  Thank Kathleen F
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

My husband and I went on the harbor tour last Saturday. We loved our time so much we just had to stay on and go on the Lighthouse tour. On our tours we got very good historical information about Cape Ann as well as lots of other touristy and fishing information. We got to have good conversations with the Captain and Patrick, and sit in a very comfortable and not too crowded boat.

The weather was perfect, the views of the homes and lighthouses were spectacular, and our knowledge of the island grew tenfold.

We had such a good time, we forked over money the very next day and went again!

My favorite part of the trip was navigating the Anisquam river at low tide with tons of other boat traffic. It was really interesting to watch all the fancy boats at close range.

Will definitely make this trip again!

Sarah Williams

4  Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

The tour of Cape Ann lighthouses was a highlight of our trip. Patrick, a local Gloucesterman, proved a wonderful amount of information about the area. The trip is 2.5 hours and circumvents Cape Ann. On a choppy day, be prepared to get a little wet. In the heat wave, this was a great way to stay cool, learn about the lighthouses, and see some gorgeous homes up close. Loved every minute of the trip!

6  Thank kohola
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

The last day of our vacation and we cruised around Cape Ann on the Lighthouse cruise. It was definitely the highlight for me. We spent 2 1/2 hours touring the entire island and checking out the lighthouses as well as many other sights. Eric was terrific and not your prototypical tour guide. He talked to you and described everything as a normal person would do in conversation making the trip so much more enjoyable. Have a question??? Ask him and he will answer to the best of his ability. He summers up here and has a great knowledge of the area. All and all well worth the money and time. Make sure you check this out!

7  Thank gtxjason
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