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Cape Ann Whale Watch

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415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
+1 978-283-5110
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My 60th Bday Present

My daughter knew seeing whales was on my bucket list, so she took me on a trip to New England. I'm... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Cheryl L
via mobile
Fantastic day trip

Had a great experience from beginning to end.. easy to book and easy to reschedule . Saw plenty of... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
s m
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter knew seeing whales was on my bucket list, so she took me on a trip to New England. I'm so thankful she chose this company. It was a wonderful experience as well as an educational one. You learn so much on this trip...More

Thank Cheryl L
CAWW1979, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Cherly - we sincerely appreciate your review and your kind words. However, we noticed you only gave us two stars? Was there something that didn’t meet your expectations? Please email us and let us know. Kind regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience from beginning to end.. easy to book and easy to reschedule . Saw plenty of whales, staff is very knowledgeable and friendly... Steve in the kitchen was a hoot!! A++++++ trip !!!

Thank s m
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The whole trip was absolutely amazing. Got to see many whales and even a full body breach, but the highlight of this trip was meeting chef Steve. He is super polite and friendly. If you are willing to give him some of your time he...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was our first time to do a whale watch cruise. It was good, but would have liked to see more whales. We saw two and it was time to go back.

Thank msellietn
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I had not been on an excursion of this nature. It was fun and memorable. We saw many whales, as many as 10 were around the boat at one time. The most I ever saw was the tail and the blow hole. Most of body...More

Thank JuniorKP
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We really enjoyed our time on the Cape Ann Whale Watch. I especially love the concern the naturalists and crew have for the whales that entertain us. The crew emphasized sustainability and environmental concerns for these magnificent creatures.The crew pointed out each whale and their...More

Thank rosame27
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My husband and I went on a whale watch on the Hurricane II and it was a great success. We encountered our first whale on the ride out - my first time to see a whale breach the water. We had about 6 sightings of...More

Thank Love2Travel06117
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great opportunity to view whales, dolphins, birds and even a harbor seal up close. Look for GroupOn offerings from this company for a great value, too. (Plenty of free parking, too!)

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited Rockport/Boston for 10 days and this by far was our favorite part of the trip. We went out for about an hour and saw a group of 3 humpback whales, and a few others. They were so close to the boat and it...More

Thank Jarrad K
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We saw over a dozen whales feeding and coming up for air. Only saw the back and tails but it's not the boats fault as it's just that time of the year. The boat had two educators on the boat who were watching for the...More

Thank deborah a
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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.
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