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Cape Ann Whale Watch

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415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
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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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It was our first time doing a whale watching trip and this place didn't disappoint us. I had read all of the reviews and this place seemed like the best one. We were very satisfied with the service with every part of the trip. Only...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I rode the maiden voyage in early April and got at least 10 sightings of whales! Since I'm NOT a whale expert, I'm not sure if we say 10 different whales, or one whale 10 times (OR something in between), but it was still amazing!...More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jane C! Thanks for your kind review! The maiden voyage was definitely one for the books!! We hope you are able to join us again soon, once the weather warms up! Kind regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went out on the Hurricane II for the first whale watch of the season and had a great time. The weather was frigid, but we saw eight separate whales and enjoyed the excellent explanations given by the really fantastic staff. The trip lasted about...More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there! Thank you for your kind words. The first trip of the season for 2018 was definitely one for the books! Although it was FREEZING, the whales were amazing... and the fact that they were only about 10 miles off the dock, made it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

O jave been to several.of your whale watches during the summer of 2017. I got the pleasure of being part of the maden voyage for 2018 which as excpexted was an amazing trip. I jave never been dissaponted. The excitement always keeps me coming back

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Miriah, We are so happy that you keep coming back! The maiden voyage was one for the books this year! I'm sure we will be seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Capt. Jim Douglass OWner

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Maiden voyage for 2018 - excellent crew and fantastic experience! Left promptly on time, whales all around us, naturalist on board was exceptional. Highly recommend them!More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Jennifer; Thank you for your kind words about my company and crew! The maiden voyage is always special trip, especially this one as we are entering our 40th year of operation! Lots of our regular customers like to be on that first trip and...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

First time in yea rs that I have been back to Gloucester. I took two trips while he re this time. One morning and one afternoon. Only saw two whales each day. First day we were the only boat there. Capt. did a nice job...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

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Susan C
12 October 2017|
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Response from Apeebuns | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty rocky. Especially when the boat stops. They do sell some stuff on board for motion sickness.
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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.
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Soosiwrk
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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
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