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Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester

  • Enjoy a whale-watching cruise from Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Visit the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Experience one of the Top 5 whale-sighting destinations in the world
Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester
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Experience one of the best whale-sighting destinations in the world on this guided, 4-hour whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbour porpoises with the help of a naturalist guide. The on-board galley offers hot meals, snacks and beverages for purchase during the trip.
What to Expect
For over 35 years, this whale watching tour 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. You will have the opportunity to spend a lot more time with the whales than with other whale watching tour 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.

"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 (at your own expense).

You'll be taken to where the whales go. The vessels communicate with each other as to the location of whales so the boat 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
First time ‘Whale watching’

What can I say that hasn’t been said before, it was our first time whale watching and wasn’t sure what to expect ! The weather was perfect and the sea calm (think we requested perfect weather when we booked months ago) When we had the...More

Thank dlnesbitt
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice Trip, no concerns

There are three Whale Watch tours out of Gloucester which seem to be the only real whale watches on the North shore. They all leave at 8:30 and 1:30. All charge about the same, All go to the maritime site where you will see whales....More

Thank DickieB77
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful day on the water!

I've been on many whale watches with Cape Ann, two this summer. It's always wonderful to be out on the ocean and see these majestic Whales swimming and feeding. The staff is all very friendly and extremely knowledgeable and come around to talk to you...More

Thank bahamamama617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic value!

The friendly and extremely knowledgable staff aboard our whale watch tour yesterday made the whole experience significantly better than we anticipated. We had a fantastic day out on the water, watching & learning about the whales, the ocean, the general history and vicinity of the...More

Thank AmyLou624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Two very pleased grandsons

I won to adult passes to a Whale watch at an ALS fundraiser, took advantage and included my two grandsons. The experience was beyond our dreams, the day was calm, warm and perfect. Whales, dolphins, Mola Mola, and seals. Birds of all kinds and scenary...More

Thank richardhudson717
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ed m
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Response from Lynn F | Reviewed this property |
Not unless you have "service Dog" papers. I do & was asked to produced them before my dog was allowed to board
10 June 2018|
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Response from richardhudson717 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a wheelchair person on our trip and he seemed very content.
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