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Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester provided by Cape Ann Whale Watch

Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Optimize your chances of seeing whales in the wild on this catamaran cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Benefit from the insights of your professional guide as you sail between hotspots for humpbacks, dolphins, and more, and enjoy a choice of morning or afternoon departure to conveniently slot the family-friendly trip into your schedule.
  • Optimize chances of spotting wild whales on a guided tour
  • Benefit from the expert knowledge of an on-board naturalist
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule
  • Absorb sweeping coastal views as you cruise by catamaran
Important Information
Departure Point
415 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Naturalist onboard
  • Professional guide
  • Full galley
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please dress appropriately to current weather conditions
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Carla P wrote a review Today
1 contribution
What a great day! I convinced my college aged daughters to come along and we were treated to a magical experience. We saw four humpbacks, including a mother and a calf. The boat paused for several minutes in the middle of a pod of 200 or more dolphins including, again, mother
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Date of experience: August 2020
Lisa M wrote a review Yesterday
Rochester, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
We absolutely loved every minute of our ocean voyage. We never saw so many whales, swimming all around us and sometimes waving hello. It was an adventure of a lifetime and I'll always remember it with a big smile!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Kerry L. wrote a review 6 Aug
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts1 contribution
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Cleaning was done and safety measures were adhered to. The whales we saw were amazing and my kids loved it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Jody wrote a review 6 Aug
Tully, New York1 contribution
Well done Cape Ann. This was the best one I have ever been on (have been 5 other times from other locations). We saw many whales and also heard them (a really cool growl). The captain swung the boat around on the way back so we could also see a Mola Mola fish (had never heard of
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Date of experience: July 2020
Amy M wrote a review 6 Aug
3 contributions
My friends and I went whale watching during the 8:30 time slot. It was fantastic. We saw 7 individual whales. We loved our time with Steve who runs the snack bar on the vessel. He was great, showed us card tricks on our ride back and an all around really nice guy. Would
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Date of experience: July 2020
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By: Cape Ann Whale Watch
Most amazing experience of my life!!!
As the subject reads most amazing experience of our lives!! It was the perfect day, not too hot out and we got to s
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We had the best trip we have ever had. We saw multiple whales breach, and slap their fins. The staff and Captain ar
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Spectacular whale watch
The whale watch was absolutely amazing! The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and nice. The boat was kept e
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Amazing Trip
Went earlier this week. Had such a great time will definitely be going back next summer!! My son enjoyed it so much
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Great trip!
Safe, fun trip to see some amazing animals in their natural habitat! Would definitely recommend and go again!
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Always a great time and never disappointing. A must when visiting Gloucester! We go everytime we come!
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Fantastic trip!
Staff was very attentive. Followed Covid-19 protocols. Highly recommend this crew. Constantly were wiping down ha
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Loved it!
What a great experience! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for Keeping everything clea
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Must do for the whole family!
Perfect day trip for all ages! Great crew! Pack your own lunch or grab a treat at the cash only snack bar.
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Never disappointed !
This is our second year going . We’ve now done both times. Each one amazing sites . The staff is so knowledgeable a
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Summertime monthly treat!
I LOVE going out on these tours-went last year -so relaxing and awe inspiring! had planned to go 1x/month this year
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Great experience
Wonderful staff, informative, fun, and interactive. Cannot think of anyone who would not enjoy this magical experie
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Great trip
This was a great time. The crew was knowledgeable and respected the animals at all times. We saw lots of humpbacks
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Amazing and beyond expectation
I didn’t expect to be an amazing experience, the boat was super clean and the staff wipe the fence periodically dur
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Best first time experience
This was a best first time experience. Always wanted to do this but wasn’t sure till I actually went and it was ama
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