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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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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

Saw several whales including three sleeping humpbacks in an association. We even got to see them show their tails!

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Thank areilly
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the 1.30 pm cape ann tour 20th July and it was just perfect. Our kids on 8 and 11 yrs had their dreams come true seeing humback whales "nine, "clam", "Milky way", "foreign bill?" and a 5th unknown humback. We will never...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The crew was very considerate and friendly. The weather was perfect and the whales were beautiful. We saw 2 humpback and 2 minke whales. Awesome!

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful day, very nice and knowledgeable team. I've told all my friends about this company. Saw lots of whales. The Boat needs more seating for all that they put on the boat, but overall GREAT day.

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Reviewed yesterday

Took our grandchildren on Cape Ann Whale Watch. Everyone had a great time. Saw lots of whales and learned some interesting information as well.

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Reviewed yesterday

' had a great time watching Dross and her calf. Crew and staff were top notch. Weather and seas were terrific. Would do it again!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interactive, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend them. The boat was not overcrowded. Best whale watch I’ve been on.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We picked up ourtickets ahead of the afternoon sailing and walked around town. By the time we got back. There was already a line forming. It seems like a lot of people, but once on the boat, there's plenty of room to move around. The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Did a great job but we didn't have much luck. It was a very foggy day. We eventually saw three humpbacks logging--but that was fewer whales than I have seen on other trips. That, however, is not the fault of Cape Ann Whale Watch, just...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The ladies at the front desk were very helpful they honored the groupon price. We went out in the afternoon on a very foggy day and ended up seeing 3 humpback whales. The environmentalist on board was very informative had a lot of hands on...More

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mdharben
22 July 2018|
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Is the whale watch vessel dog friendly (13 lb dog)?
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Heather B
5 July 2018|
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Response from ksporty88301 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. There was none on board the day we went. I would contact them personally.
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Susan C
11 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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