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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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Best in the area

The best whale watching sites are about 10 miles from shore. This company's boat is the fastest in... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
susan m
via mobile
Cape Ann whale watch... Meh...

We were encouraged and excited to witness our first whale on this excursion... Unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
New Mexico
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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 27 September 2017 via mobile

The best whale watching sites are about 10 miles from shore. This company's boat is the fastest in getting out to the feeding grounds so there is more time with the whales. Whale watching is more a chase or hunt to find the whales so...More

Thank susan m
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We were encouraged and excited to witness our first whale on this excursion... Unfortunately the entire time that we were out at Sea... We never encountered nor saw a single whale the boat captains claimed we were circling around trying to locate one but one...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Saw lots of whales and other marine animals. Boat was crowded but conformable. Don't sit in back, fumes are awful. Guide was informative, and nice.

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We sat upstairs on the Hurricane II on a spacious top deck. More than enough rail viewing for the many sightings of the humpback and finback whales. This was my first trip to see "the whales!" I was impressed with how many whales we saw...More

Thank Carrie1342
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had an amazing time on Cape Ann Whale Watch. We saw whales and dolphins and the crew was very informative and sweet. Their was a lot of education regarding the animals and conservation. We def recommend them!

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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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Thank kstone75001
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

Thank Jan215986
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

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Great time at sea! We got to see whales, a rare jellyfish, some seals, and even lucky enough to see lots of dolphins! It was a great experience the whole family enjoyed. Just a tip that you shouldn't wait until last minute to get on...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I purchased a Groupon Deal for Whale Watching for two persons. Then I called Cape Ann Whale Watch to reserve the time/date for the trip, that I saw was available on their own website. The employee from Cape Ann Whale Watch told me that they...More

Thank LADreamers8
caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear LADreamers8, Thank you for your review. I would like to take this time to correct everything you have written above. When you first called yesterday, you asked Emily to put you on the 1:30 trip for this upcoming Saturday afternoon, she kindly asked if...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

My husband and I have been on 3 whale Watches with this Co. the 1st time was the most exciting. The crew was professional and informative on all three whale watches

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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.
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