$29 for a Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48 Value)

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In a Nutshell

View humpbacks, finbacks, and other whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 27th, 2013. Reservation required; subject to availability. Valid for all trips during the 2013 whale watching season. Schedule subject to change due to weather. Limited availability for the 1:30 p.m. sailing on Sat. and Sun. from 7/1 to 10/1/13; during this time, children under 3 are not complimentary. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like celebrities, whales frequently bask in the flash of onlookers' cameras but will retreat to their underwater caves when overwhelmed. Spy sociable whales with this Groupon.

$29 for an Adult Ticket for a Whale-Watching Cruise (Up to $48 Value)

This ticket is good for any of the cruises in the 2013 season. At least once a day, the Hurricane II puts to sea in search of whales—and you're guaranteed to see one, though not necessarily the minke whale that swallowed James Thurber in 1961.

Student, senior, and military discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Children 3 and under are free except on weekend afternoons through the end of September.

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Since 1979, the whale-watching pioneers of Cape Ann Whale Watch have escorted more than half a million spectators fascinated by the sea's magnificent leviathans on three- to four-hour treks 15 miles off the Gloucester coast. Aboard the lightning-fast 115-foot Hurricane II, passengers can witness the natural grace of humpback whales, finback whales, dolphins, and pirates disguised as mermaids feeding and frolicking just feet from the boat. In the course of the approximately 60-mile circuit, a naturalist from "Planet Whale" narrates excursions, illumining the sight of each water dweller by discussing why whales breach, how to recognize individual humpbacks, and various feeding styles.

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