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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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First time in yea rs that I have been back to Gloucester. I took two trips while he re this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Very informative and fun!!!!!

The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating!!! Great snack bar too!!! Would definitely go... read more

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Reviewed 9 September 2017
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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 4 days ago

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 9 September 2017

The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating!!! Great snack bar too!!! Would definitely go again!!!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Ordered tickets for family on Groupon . Excellent day the staff was very knowledgeable & interactive with us during the cruise. Great for all ages .. We did opt to use Seabands / Bonnie pills as a precautionary measure. Will definitely return on next trip...More

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Jan215986: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you got the opportunity to utilize our groupon offer!! It's certainly a good deal. Your comments on our staff are greatly appreciated as they deal with hundreds of people everyday and no matter what they still...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Excellent - Along the way we had seen an Ocean Sunfish as well as a Blue Shark. The crew was very knowledgeable of the species.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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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Reviewed 11 August 2017

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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Reviewed 11 August 2017

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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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We we were lucky enough to see a mom and calf. The captain kept in position to see them from every direction possible. Tina was very knowledgeable which is so important to understand the creature you've come to see. I wore my motion sickness patch...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The staff is very knowledgeable and took great care of us out on the water. I think they have the best Cape Ann gift shop for T-shirts, sweatshirts and caps.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time on this tour. Very informative and good sightings. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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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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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
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
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