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)
Each customer receives one adult ticket to any 2013 season whale-watching cruise, including the fuel charge. Although dates depend on the weather, the whale-watching season typically runs through October. Children younger than 3 are admitted free of charge except for trips during weekend afternoons from now until October 1. There is limited availability for tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from now until October 1.
Though Cape Ann Whale Watch sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Cape Ann Whale Watch
For more than three decades, Cape Ann Whale Watch has escorted spectators fascinated by the sea's magnificent giants on three- to four-hour treks 15 miles off the Gloucester coast. Passengers on the 115-foot professionally piloted Hurricane II can witness the natural grace of humpback whales, finback whales, dolphins, and pirates disguised as mermaids cavorting in the depths. In the course of the approximately 60-mile circuit, a member of 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.