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.
$58 for Two Adult Tickets for a Whale-Watching Cruise ($96 Value)
Each customer receives two adult tickets to any 2013 season whale-watching cruise, including the fuel charge. Although opening dates depend on the weather, the whale-watching season typically runs from mid-April or early May through October. Children younger than 3 are admitted free of charge except for trips during weekend afternoons July 1–October 1. There is limited availability for tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from July 1 through October 1.
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, earning it a spot on the Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours by Joshua Horwitz, author of War of the Whales. 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 30-mile circuit, a naturalist from Whale Cetacean Alliance narrates excursions, illumining the sight of each water dweller by discussing why whales breach, how to recognize individual humpbacks, and various feeding styles.
The ride was smooth, the staff friendly and knowledgable, and they even let me my bring my dog onboardhelenann2k
WE saw about a dozen humpback whales. It was really a fun adventure. Our captain was very aggressive chasing these enormous creatures...loved that!Atlanta_GAMimi
97% of 3,745 customers recommend
“Definitely take a jacket since it's chilly out on the water! I've been on whale watch trips in other places, but this was by far one of the best experiences EVER. Saw...”
“Definitely take a jacket since it's chilly out on the water! I've been on whale watch trips in other places, but this was by far one of the best experiences EVER. Saw whales right up next to the boat. Great concession stand on the boat and plenty of seating inside and out.”
“Well done trip.”
“Do not sit inside the cabins, especially on a windy day with rollers. That is a sure-fire way to make yourself sick and miserable. Get outside and enjoy the view!”
415 Main St.
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930