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Cape Ann Whale Watch

#2 of 28 Tours in Gloucester Features Animals
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 2 days ago

I hopped on board the Hurricane II to see the Sail Boston's Parade of Sail last Saturday. This boat is big with plenty of room (largest in Gloucester). The 4 bathrooms on board is a huge plus as there wasn't any waiting at all. Very...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so lucky to see 2 different species of whales and even a seal in the port on our return. The humpbacks were our favorites! Amazing creatures! So glad that I was able to share this experience with my family! The gift shop had...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff was both knowledgeable and extremely friendly. We saw quite a few whales and a baby who treated us to a full breach. Our son (11) had a blast! We would definately do it again next time we're in town. Thank you!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on vacation from Canada and went on the Cape Ann Whale Watch. It was our 1st time and it was a wonderful experience! It was great to see the whales living free in the wild, where they should be, and not in a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating crew! Thank you for a wonderful time out at sea! Saw some whales and learned all about how we can contribute to make the seas more environmentally friendly!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome trip. We saw whales breach the water twice. The crew is very delightful and informative. This was the 2nd time we have done this trip and will go again. Thanks Crew! However please beware of the Yankee Fishing Fleet! I have posted poor reviews...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this excursion. We saw so many whales and staff were so knowledgeable. Was simply amazing!

Thank Lee Ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was extremely pleased with the entire experience! Everyone from the ladies on the phone while I made my reservation, to Steve inside the galley. Our trip was a surprise for a midwestern friend who only knew that we were headed to the 'beach'. When...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This summer our plans were to take 7 weeks to travel down the east coast. When we planned the activities for the Boston area the only thing my wife wanted to do was a whale watch. After a little research it seemed the Gloucester area...More

Thank Don A
CAWW1979, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Don A, Thanks for your review. First, I would like to acknowledge that you are right by saying we unfortunately can not control the weather. It's been a tough spring, and the weather man has not been on our side for the majority of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great trip! The crew was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They did a great job educating us about the whales and we definitely saw whales! It was and will continue to be a very memorable trip

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Good afternoon, Can anyone tell me what the best time of year would be for whale watching? It's a long ride for us to get there but I would love to bring my son for this trip. Hoping to increase our chances of seeing whales if we go at the correct time of year. Thanks in advance for your help ! Susan Marshall
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
can I bring a cooler with drinks and food /
25 August 2016|
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Response from Obnan | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...they do have a snack bar that serves some food (burgers, hot dogs, chips, etc...) and drinks (alcoholic as well).
Hi Cape Ann Whale Watch, We are coming from NY on July 3 or 4, which time is best to see the whales in the morning or afternoon and how long do you stay out in the ocean? Thanks I Rivera Elmhurst, NY
18 May 2016|
Response from CAWW1979 | Property representative |
Hi there - as far as sightings, there is no difference in the time. The trips are typically about 4 hours long, but it really depends on how far the whales are out! Reservations are a good idea.