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See Ocean Giants On A Gloucester Whale Watching Tour

Each year, whales flock to the fertile feeding grounds off the coast of Gloucester, MA. With Cape Ann Whale Watch, visitors can catch glimpses of abundant marine birds, wildlife and more than 85 different species of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Hop aboard the Hurricane II, a 115-foot boat, breathe in the crisp salty air and enjoy a cruise to popular whale watching destinations like Jeffrey's Ledge, Tillie's Bank and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. During the 4-hour tour, experienced guides will show off Gloucester's best while you enjoy the scenery and dine on food, snacks and beverages in the heated cabin. Experience one of the World Wildlife Fund's designated "Top 5 Whale Watching Destinations in the World."


Prices -

 Tours are $48 adults; $43 seniors (60+); $33 kids (4-16). Children 3 and under ride free. Group rates and military discounts available.

Hours -

Tours are offered April 15-October 30th. Departure times vary by date. See the tour schedule for details.


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  • Do you guarantee whale sightings on tours?

    Yes, Cape Ann Whale Watch boasts a 98% success rate and offers a whale sighting guarantee. If you do not see at least one whale during your tour, the company invites you to ride again, "free for life" until you do. Note that this is not a money back guarantee and no refunds are offered if you do not see a whale.
  • what types of whales Can I expect to see?

    The waters off Cape Ann are home to many different species of cetaceans. You can expect to see baleen species like humpback wales, blue whales, fin whales, and minke whales, and toothed species like sperm whales, beaked whales, dolphins, and porpoises. You may also see sharks, sea turtles, seals, and marine birds during your trip.

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