There’s no better way to get out on the water and enjoy the beautiful sights of Cape Ann and take in some of the areas proud maritime history than with a whale watch! Learn about these giants of the sea through narrated tours right off of Cape Ann. Gloucester is in the ideal location for whale watching as key feeding areas are only about 8 miles away, including from Stellwagen Bay Marine Sanctuary, Jeffery’s Ledge and Tillies Bank. The best part is sightings are guaranteed on every trip!
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7 Seas Whale Watch
A family owned business, 7 Seas Whale Watch has been taking trips out for over 30 years. The 7 Seas crew goes out of their way to ensure each and every passenger has the best experience possible on the trip. They have teamed up with Ocean Alliance, the conservation organization to provide the best information about whales. Learn more at 7seaswhalewatch.com.
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Come aboard The Hurricane II, the largest whale watching boat in the state, providing surreal views to passengers. Captain Douglass has been in the business since 1979 sharing his love of whales and Cape Ann with people all over the world. Learn more at seethewhales.com.
Capt. Bill & Sons
Hop on the Miss Cape Ann to experience up close views of a variety of whale species! Capt. Bill & Sons is family owned and operated showcasing years of experience with whale watches. The tours are led by naturalists from the Whale Center of New England so passengers learn firsthand about the beautiful mammals they are witnessing. Learn more at captbillandsons.com.
With decades of experience taking out whale watches and fishing trips, Yankee Fleet has a passion for the sea, leading them to the best views of the whales. The knowledgeable crew provides great information about these treasured mammals and conservation efforts that will have you falling in love with them just as much as the staff! Learn more at yankeefleet.com.