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Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester

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Gloucester, United States
Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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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.
  • 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
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Fun for the entire family
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Naturalist onboard
Professional guide
Full galley
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
415 Main St , 415 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please dress appropriately to current weather conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 240 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cape Ann Whale Watch
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester.
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester.

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  • "on a warm sunny day its not that important, but on the last Saturday in October, you'll be sorry if you're late, it gets awfully chilly and windy outside." See review


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Exciting rewarding and amazing
, Oct 2021
JUST THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE OF BEING THERE AND WATCHING THE WHALES IN THAT SURROUNDING. I’ve always wanted to do that trip but was always traveling alone. This time I was able to enjoy with family.
Best Whale Watching Experience.
, Oct 2021
We were able to see the whales very close and very active. Our captain was kind enough to stay bit longer and even stopped on the way back to see dolphins.
Must do!
, Oct 2021
We had a great tour! We saw a whale breech and 3 other whales as well. The weather was perfect and our guide provided lots of interesting information while we waited to see the whales. Great experience overall!!
Chilly and beautiful!
, Oct 2021
I liked the whale facts, and wish there were more. Also wish there were rentable blankets because it was so windy. Yet SO HAPPY we saw so many whale tales! Wish I could go again and again
Great Trip!
, Oct 2021
We were able to see numerous hump backs whales and the crew did a great job telling ever about the whales
A must if your b Gloucester, MA!
, Oct 2021
We saw 8 different whales including a mom with her calf. The crew was awesome and so knowledgeable. They have a scientist who explains about the whales, the type of activity we saw, why the whales are behaving the way they are and how they feed and why.
Great time seeing whales!...
, Oct 2021
Great time seeing whales! The information was very good and you could tell they all were as excited as the passengers.
Awesome experience
, Oct 2021
Narrator was so informative learned so much we saw quite a few whales It was incredible! Reasonable price definitely a stop when you're in the area
Whale Watching Tour
, Oct 2021
We throughly enjoyed the whale watching tour!! The naturalists were great!! We saw dolphins and humpback whales and was able to get some great photos!! Well worth the trip!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you had a great trip. Seeing dolphins is such a bonus! Hope to see you again!
, Oct 2021
We had a fabulous time! Saw a pod of 4 Whales and followed them for over an hour! Amazing experience

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