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Cape Ann Whale Watch

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Address: 415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
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Cape Ann Whale Watch in Gloucester, Massachusetts provides guaranteed whale...

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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Great Day on the Ocean!

The crew onboard was fantastic! So knowledgeable and helpful. The weather was perfect and we saw numerous whales. Overall one of the best whale watches I have ever been on... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The crew onboard was fantastic! So knowledgeable and helpful. The weather was perfect and we saw numerous whales. Overall one of the best whale watches I have ever been on. Would highly recommend.

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear Stacy_M_Dibbern, Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to review CAWW. Good weather sure does help to make a perfect day, doesn't it? Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this trip! The staff was very nice and respectful of the whales space. We will be back for another visit.

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Albertville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only did we see whales, but we saw a basking shark! It was a great first experience for whale watching! Also the staff where very accommodating and friendly! Steve's Magic was an added bonus as well! Highly recommend!

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear Jayhland, Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and had fun with Steve's magic tricks. The basking sharks have been great lately, yesterday we saw 6!! Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Kind regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brought our grandchildren on a whale watch last summer and had an awesome time aboard The Hurricane. Nice clean boat with comfortable seating, very friendly and knowledgeable crew. It was a beautiful day, and we saw many up close whale sightings. The enthusiasm and excitement of everyone on board - including the captain and crew - made it a very... More 

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen, Thank you for your kind words! Our crew is eager each and every day to get out on the water.... They truly enjoy what they do! I'm glad your grandchildren had "the best day ever", I love hearing about days like that! Hopefully you all can join us again soon. Kind Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! This is our second trip with Cape Ann, we saw more whales this time than last. Will go back again. Salt Lake City, Utah

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Thank you Duranlduran! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Ownder More 

Townsend, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on April 29, 2017 and had a great showing. There were a few Humpback whales and about half a dozen Sei Whales. The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. We have gone on previous Whale Watches with Cape Ann and are looking forward to our next trip out with them. We would recommend Cape Ann!

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear love2getaway2013, Thank you for your kind review. I love when I hear how knowledgeable and friendly the staff is here at Cape Ann Whale Watch! The best part about whale watching, is that you never know what you'll see, so each every trip is so different. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is this was an amazing experience! Everything about it was great, everything went off without a hitch and my family had the time of their lives. We had a groupon, no issues. The weather was beautiful and the whale activity was priceless. We spent most of our time with two mother/calf pairs and a few singles.... More 

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear TravelingMamaof8, WOW, thank you for your kind review!! I love when I hear such kind comments like yours, as I take pride in my captain and crew. Thank you for respecting that it does sometimes in fact, take a bit longer to get out to where the whales are.... The relaxing boat ride is part of the fun! Cynde... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun! The guides are packed with information and eager to answer any questions their guests have. They have a concession with yummy comfort food and even beer and a small bar to have a drink with your lunch. You are welcome to bring your own food as well, they just request absolutely no glass (reasonably). It was actually... More 

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caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear Kaylieward, Thank you for your kind review! The crew is amazing and you are right, they are packed with information!! We do get customers from all over the world and it is pretty amazing to interact with so many different people! Hopefully you can get back out with us soon! Kind regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Owner More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best experience I ever have...great service and attention, good food,,, I would definitely recommend

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Crew was professional. Education personnel were informative. Saw plenty of whales. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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