Captain Bills Whale Watch



Relax and enjoy. Family vacation, romantic getaway, ocean adventure, fresh seafood — you can experience all this and more on Cape Ann — America’s original working seaport and first art colony.

In a single day, without leaving Cape Ann, you can:

  • take your family on an exciting whale watching or fishing trip
  • soak up the sun at your choice of over a dozen spectacular beaches
  • watch your children marvel at the wonders in a tide pool
  • enjoy a romantic dinner
  • go to a concert or see a Broadway-quality show.

Just imagine what you could do in a week: lighthouses, antiques, art galleries, live music, festivals & special events every week — all year long. Watch our videos, explore this website and see for yourself.

Representing the communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce officially invites you to visit and linger along this beautiful stretch of Massachusetts coastline, the central portion of the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. We are easy to reach, just 30 miles north of Boston, MA on Route 128.

Welcome to Cape Ann!