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Cape Ann Whale Watch

#2 of 29 Tours in Gloucester Features Animals
415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
+1 978-283-5110
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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.
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415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a beautiful day and a great day to see whales. We saw 25 of them. We also saw a large group of dolphins.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed yesterday

There is lots of parking on premises and boarding was done fast and on time even though of the long line that forms

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Thank eugeniac967
Reviewed yesterday

The best whale watch I've ever been on. Friendly and knowledgeable staff did a super job. Learned alot about the whales by chatting with the educator/staff who encourage questions.

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Thank susanG277FD
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have a great time, but by the time you get to the area with the whales you only have about 45 minutes to see them.

Thank dennisandluanm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great whale watching trip in August 2017. The boat was packed/full. Nice day. 2 hrs or so there, 2 hrs or so back, and 1 hr or so on site watching whales. Got lucky and saw a lot of whales - around 7-8 individuals. Some...More

Thank BigSur707
Reviewed 3 days ago

The crew was fun, energetic, polite, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We saw 7 whales and were thrilled. It was easy to see that the captain was experienced by his skill in handling the boat. We would definitely choose Cape Ann again.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Exception able sightings, got mother and calf breaching at same time. Crew members taught us as the trip went on. I would highly recommend this to everyone

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Thank bpschwab1006
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience. Do not miss doing this. Even my teenagers had a great time. It was the highlight of our trip.

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Thank mhovland73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend Cape Ann Whale Watching. We saw at least 5 whales, but perhaps more! Four were humpbacks, and the rest were minkes. The crew made the trip comfortable and informative. The brochure guarantees seeing whales, and it was true!

Thank dernainai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cetaceans are my favorite animals. I just adore them. So when my parents bought us a whale watching ticket when we were going to Massachusetts, of course I got super excited and anticipated. Although we would not see orcas (my favorite animal), it would still...More

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Diane C
8 August 2017|
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Response from caww | Property representative |
Yes the boat and dock are both wheelchair accessible. The bathrooms on board the boat are not wheelchair accessible. The wheel chair can not be motorized.
26 August 2016|
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan, I would recommend late June, July and early to mid- August for whale watching out of Gloucester, MA. April/May are too cold, the ocean is rougher and the whales are far out, almost near Cape Cod. It makes for a... More
25 August 2016|
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Response from Obnan | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...they do have a snack bar that serves some food (burgers, hot dogs, chips, etc...) and drinks (alcoholic as well).