Activities in Gloucester

Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

Movie Tickets with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at Gloucester Cinema (Up to 55% Off)

Gloucester Cinema

Gloucester

$38.75 $19

Locally owned theater with regular and 3D showings of new releases

Bowling, Billiards, and Bocce Ball at Kings Lynnfield (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings Lynnfield

Lynnfield

$40 $19.99

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Fun center offers 16 lanes, two pool tables, bocce court, and shuffleboard table amongst 50 HDTVs, two bars, and a restaurant

$18 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Danvers

$36 $18

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

Sunset Harbor Cruise for Two from Boston Green Cruises (Up to 50% Off). Morning and Afternoon Also Available.

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $28

A low-emission covered boat glides quietly past famed Boston landmarks during one-hour cruises

$20 for Five Pop-In Playtimes at Pump It Up ($40 Value)

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

$40 $20

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

Candlepin Bowling for Five On Weekdays or at Night at Riverwalk Lanes (51% Off)

Riverwalk Lanes

Amesbury Town

$42.50 $21

Eight candlepin lanes supply competitive fun for a bowling outing for up to five

5, 10, or 20 Indoor Playground Admissions at Celebration Kingdom (Up to 64% Off)

Celebration Kingdom

North Reading

$45 $19

Large, indoor playground erupts with laughter as children bounce, scramble through an obstacle course, and race on scooters

Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Skee-Ball, Shuffleboard, and More at Kings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

Scary Stories Walking Tour for Two or Four at Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

Downtown Salem

$60 $36

The PG-13 Scary Stories of Salem walking tour terrifies participants with ghostly tales of evil spirits and otherworldly creatures

Tour of New England Reptile Distributors for Two or Four from Zoo Creatures (Up to 53% Off)

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

$16 $8

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Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

Yoga and Pilates Classes at North Shore Yoga (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

North Shore Yoga

Beverly

$85 $29

Prenatal or postpartum yoga helps build mother-child bond; 10 styles of yoga & Pilates classes help improve strength, flexibility & balance

$99 for $220 Groupon — Synergy Dance Studio

Synergy Dance Studio

Wakefield

$220 $99

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5 or 10 Yoga, TRX, Spin, and Fitness Classes at Yoga Sakti (Up to 53% Off)

Yoga Sakti

Salem Neck

$130 $65

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Instructors lead a variety of fitness classes, which range from restorative yoga to sessions that combine TRX and spinning

9 or 18 Holes of Golf with Cart for One or Two at Rowley Country Club (Up to 44% Off)

Rowley Country Club

Rowley

$31.50 $20

Challenging 9-hole course features expansive fairways dotted with bunkers and water hazards

Dance Classes or Pole-Dancing Party at SuperShag Dance Studios (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$132 $69

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Turning Point Show Stables (Up to 56% Off)

Turning Point Show Stables

East Kingston

$100 $50

Trainers educate students not only in hunter/jumper riding, but also in tacking up, grooming, and horsemanship

Introductory Climbing Package, 5 Kids' Climbing Classes, or 10 Gym Visits at Boston Rock Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

10 or 15 Fitness Classes with a Lifestyle Evaluation at Studio 13 Pilates & Core Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Studio 13 Pilates & Core Fitness

Beverly

$175 $55

Certified instructors teach classes ranging from Pilates, barre, and P90X to bootcamp

Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Bucket of Driving Range Balls at Exeter Country Club (Up to 61% Off)

Exeter Country Club

Exeter New Hampshire

$128 $59

Cart takes clubbers across 9-hole, par 35 course twice over for 18-hole round of water-kissed layout originally built in 1889

Wine Tasting with Cheese, Wineglasses, and 25% off Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Sweet Baby Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sweet Baby Vineyard

$34 $12

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wineglasses and wine purchased with a discount

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Yoga Classes at Repose Yoga Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Repose Yoga Studio

Newburyport

$100 $39

Yoga students move through poses, stretches, and breathing exercises in a variety of classes, building strength, stamina, and flexibility

VIP Combo Package with Optional Zombie Paintball Package for Two to Hysteria at Connors Farm (50% Off)

Hysteria

Danvers

$89.98 $44.99

Survive demented farmers, twisted clowns, and the dark turns of a corn maze; fire paintballs at zombies while riding in the back of a truck

One, Three, or Five 60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Taylor River Farm (Up to 80% Off)

Taylor River Farm, LLC.

Hampton Falls

$65 $17

Lesson Academy guides riders through lessons under guidance of 25-year veteran rider and trainer

Four Ballroom or Latin-Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio (68% Off)

Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

10 or 15 Fitness Classes or Club Passes at Beverly Athletic Club (Up to 75% Off)

Beverly Athletic Club

Beverly

$200 $55

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Family-friendly fitness center hosts group fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, mat Pilates, Bodypump, and RPM indoor cycling

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Boot Camp with Kelly (45% Off)

Boot Camp With Kelly

Danvers

$110 $61

Lead a healthier lifestyle; come join us early mornings or evenings for a great workout

Ricky Nelson: Remembered Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson at Wilbur Theatre on September 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Ricky Nelson: Remembered starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson

Wilbur Theatre

$57.70 $29

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Ricky Nelson's twin sons guide attendees through a multimedia journey of their father's career

VIP Visit for Two to Spookyworld's Nightmare New England at Mel's Funway Park (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Spookyworld

Litchfield NH

$79.98 $48

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Five outdoor haunted attractions plus live entertainment, a DJ, carnival concessions and more on the banks of the Merrimack River

Corn-Maze Adventure for 2, 4, or 10 with a Free Hayride at Schartner Farms (Up to 50% Off)

Schartner Farms

Schartner Farm LLC

$20 $10

After solving the corn maze, visitors can have a picnic or tour the countryside on a complimentary hayride

Pass for a Round of Golf at 10 Golf Courses for One or Two from Mass Tour Card (Up to 78% Off)

Mass Tour Card

Multiple Locations

$450 $99

The pass grants golfers one round at 10 area courses, including Maplegate Country Club and The Bay Pointe Club

One-Month Membership with Eight or Unlimited Group Classes at North Shore Performance Training (Up to 75% Off)

North Shore Performance Training

Danvers

$190 $49

Train like an athlete by using TRX equipment, kettlebells, and free weights with guidance from professional coaches

Twilight or Full-Day Visit with Arcade Gaming at CoCo Key Water Park (Up to 50% Off)

CoCo Key Water Park

Danvers

$40 $19.99

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Slides, a lazy river, and an arcade for kids fill a 65,000-sq.-ft. indoor water park; indoor/outdoor whirlpools for adults

One- or Three-Month Membership at Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem (Up to 54% Off)

Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem

Downtown Salem

$50 $25

Burn fat, tone muscle and vanquish stress with unlimited Zumba and yoga classes

All-Day Fishing Trip for One or Two from Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching (Up to 35% Off)

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Hampton Harbor

$152 $99

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Fishing parties spend a full day on the ocean catching fish with provided rods and bait

$58 for One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy ($159 Value)

Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $58

Trained instructors demonstrate kickboxing, karate, and mixed martial arts in courses separated by age and ability

$55 for a Artisan Cheese-Making Class for Two with a Take-Home Cheese Kit at Beer & Wine Hobby ($109.99 Value)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Beer and Wine Hobby

$109.99 $55

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Instructors demonstrate how to make homemade mozzarella from whole milk and other fresh ingredients in 30 minutes; includes take-home kit

Yoga or Tai Chi at Tai Chi Wellness Center (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Tai Chi Wellness Center

North Reading

$70 $25

Learn balance control, body relaxation, body coordination, and mind calming during yoga and tai-chi classes

5 or 10 Drop-In Visits at Mall Tots at Play (Up to 55% Off)

Mall Tots at Play

Liberty Tree Mall

$50 $25

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20,000 square foot indoor playground is dedicated to kids 6 and under and features bounce houses, slides, and crawl tunnels

10 or 20 Indoor Boot-Camp Classes from Boston Bootcamp Guy (75% Off)

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

$160 $40

Personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience challenges boot campers to burn fat and build muscle in regular 45-minute sessions

$50 for $100 for Four 30 minute private music lessons — West Newbury School of Music

West Newbury School Of Music

West Newbury

$100 $50

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Four or Six Horseback-Riding Lessons at Chrislar Farm & Equestrian Center (Up to 57% Off)

Chrislar Farm & Equestrian Center

Rowley

$200 $99

Seasoned instructors impart the principles of horsemanship, horse-rider communication, and riding technique

$175 for Three Lessons with PGA Member for One or Two at Parformance Golf ($400 Value)

Parformance Golf

Danvers

$400 $175

PGA member Tim Kilcoyne can teach one or two students how to find their swing

90-Minute or 3-Hour Historic Bike Tour of Newburyport for Two or Four from Plum Island Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Plum Island Fitness

Newburyport

$96 $39

Explore downtown Newburyport’s historic sites as well as Plum island during informative bike tours

18-Hole Round of Golf Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Winchendon Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Winchendon Golf Club

Winchendon

$87 $43

Course architect Donald Ross designed this 5,512-yard layout, which challenges golfers with narrow fairways framed by dense woodlands

$225 for a One-Hour Scenic Tour for Up to Three People from Eagle East Aviation Tours ($420 Value)

Eagle East Aviation Tours

North Andover

$420 $225

Enjoy a scenic tour from the air as a pilot flies you and up to three guests around; includes a flash drive and first flight certificate

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Revere CrossFit (50% Off)

Revere Crossfit

Revere

$219 $110

From the merchant: At Revere CrossFit you will not find any machine; instead you will find kettlebells, barbells, and medicine balls.

Two Horseback-Riding Lessons at Milestone Equestrian Centre (50% Off)

Milestone Equestrian Centre

Haverhill

$160 $80

Horseback riding teaches each student to become a horseman or horsewoman by understanding the horse and having fun

30 Days of Unlimited Gym Access from DiHard Fitness (45% Off)

Dihard Fitness

Salem

$75 $41

Spin, box, TRX, barbell, and sandbags all in the same hour; fun, fast-paced classes that cover head to toe

"Bye Bye Liver" for Two at Hennessy's on August 1–September 26 (Up to Half Off)

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Two or Four Ultimate One-Hour Golf Lesson Packages at Jack Gale Golf Lessons (Up to 50% Off)

Jack Gale Golf Lessons

Boylston

$270 $148

New England PGA Teacher of the Year Jack Gale leads comprehensive lessons that include video analysis and equipment evaluation

One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit Andover (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Andover

Andover

$209 $59

Train with functional exercises used by Olympic athletes and law-enforcement officials with help from coaches who eschew routine

One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 54% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $99

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

$35 for $70 Towards 5 Fitness Classes — Fit4Mom

Fit4mom - Wilmington Area, Ma

North Reading

$70 $35

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17th Century Salem Experience for 2 or Up To 5 at The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House (Up to 51% Off)

The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House

Salem

$28.50 $15

Home that housed the Corwin family, who were heavily involved in the Salem Witch Trials; Pioneer Village recreates colonial life

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Kenpo Karate Classes with Uniform at D&A Fitness and Martial Arts Studio (64% Off)

D&A Fitness and Martial Arts Studio

South Peabody

$80 $29

Donning uniforms, students gather around a second-degree black belt to learn Kenpo karate, a discipline that emphasizes quick movements

6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

One Month of Unlimited Classes or 10 Classes at CrossFit Ares (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Ares

Wilmington

$199 $49

Trainers challenge students through the guided application of olympic lifts, gymnastic elements & weight training associated with CrossFit

Four Group Salsa-Dancing Classes at Stilo, Dance & More (Up to 50% Off)

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

$50 $25

Experienced Latin-dance instructor leads beginners and intermediate dancers through the steps of salsa dancing during one-hour lessons

One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes for a Kid or Adult at K.I.C.K. Karate (Up to 80% Off)

K.I.C.K. Karate

KICK (Karate Inspires City Kids)

$150 $35

Instructor with 20+ years experience teaches students of all ages the basics of martial arts, such as discipline and health benefits

Personalized Diet Plan, Weight-Gain Plan, or Six-Point Body-Fat Test at Gym Warriors (Up to 74% Off)

Gym Warriors

Peabody Town Center

$380 $99

Powerlifting experts and personal trainers analyze body fat or design personalized weight plans for clients of all fitness levels

Four-Week or Eight-Week Martial Arts Membership at North Shore Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

$234 $29

Students study kenpo and jiu-jitsu as they learn discipline and self-defense, with cost of uniforms included

5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Classes at Fitness Together Melrose (Up to 57% Off)

Fitness Together Melrose

Melrose

$75 $35

Work to build strength and endurance in small groups, allowing you to receive more customized attention from a skilled trainer

$83 for $165 Groupon — CrossFit Phoenix Rising

Crossfit Phoenix Rising

Wilmington

$165 $83

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Three or Five 45-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Fitness Together (Up to 66% Off)

Fitness Together, Newburyport MA

Multiple Locations

$210 $75

Certified personal trainers lead workouts focused on cardio training, resistance training, or nutritional guidance

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner in a Lighthouse for Up to 4 from The Lighthouse Preservation Society (Up to 67% Off)

The Lighthouse Preservation Society

Newburyport

$900 $299

Prix fixe meal at a private table with harbor views from the top of the historic Newburyport Lighthouse

One, Three, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at ConFITence (Up to 59% Off)

ConFITence

Lynnfield

$70 $29

Personal trainers motivate their clients to achieve a healthier lifestyle, and give them the guidance they need to maintain those results

Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Conference at Hynes Convention Center on September 23–24 (Up to 50% Off)

Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange

Hynes Convention Center

$50 $25

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Audio software developers, musicians, and manufacturers explore the future of music and sound technology in panels and demonstrations

Two, Four, or Eight Semipersonal-Training Classes at Aim Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Aim Fitness

North Andover

$37.50 $18

Experienced trainer helps students build long, lean muscles in intensive semipersonal-training classes

Night or Day Outing for Four at Marini Farm Corn Maze (50% Off)

Marini Farm Corn Maze

Ipswich

$43.80 $22

This year, the 10-acre working-cornfield theme is Spookley the Square Pumpkin; come during daytime or bring flashlights for evening visits

10 or 20 Barre Fitness Classes at Barre Fly (Up to 65% Off)

Barre Fly

Haverhill

$110 $39

Instructors lead engaging workouts that incorporate dance, yoga, and pilates as well as interval training for varying fitness levels

6, 12, or 18 Body Infusion or Skinny Jean Fitness Classes at Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch (Up to 78% Off)

Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch

Woburn

$180 $49

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

$40 for $90 Groupon — Fenix BJJ Danvers

Fenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Danvers

$90 $40

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Two or Four Group Polo Lessons at Stage Hill Polo (Up to 86% Off)

Stage Hill Polo

Newbury

$180 $35

Groups of all experience levels learn hitting technique and game rules, then test their skill in a postlesson polo scrimmage

Five Karate Classes or One or Three Months of Karate Classes at Neves Karate Academy (Up to 75% Off)

Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

$54 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Saugus

$99 $54

From the merchant: Start a lifelong journey in the Korean art of tae kwon do. Includes registration, orientation, first month of classes.

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Martial Arts Classes at Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 84% Off). Three Options Available.

Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center

Wakefield

$125 $20

Center dedicated to building up confident, skilled fighters helps students train for their goals with specialized equipment and programs

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

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In 2000, an educational outpost named Maritime Gloucester was birthed to help develop sea-faring talents. In a little over a decade since, the popularity of both the venue's educational programs and exhibits have transformed it into a bona fide information source about Gloucester Harbor.

In addition to the center's weekly and daily programming, site tours, and special events, the on-site museum offers a maritime wallop. It gives visitors access to boatloads of exhibits and attractions, each of which celebrate Gloucester's storied relationship with the sea by delving into the city's maritime past, present and future. The Sea Pocket aquarium, for example, encompasses outdoor saltwater touch tanks where customers can handle specimens of local marine life. Boasting the oldest continuously-operating marine railway in the United States, the grounds also contain a working Dory Shop, a large wharf yielding striking inner harbor views, and an oversized 12-foot lobster trap that allows for human entry. One of the most popular attractions occurs out on the water. Captain Burnham sets sail in the 55-foot Schooner Ardelle, a replica of a fishing schooner built in 1845—the same year the underwater blimp, The Hindensplash, horrified onlookers by losing control and floating violently to the surface.

9 Harbor Loop
Gloucester,
MA
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While the 90-foot long Thomas E. Lannon schooner boasts many impressive characteristics?including a 64.5-foot deck, a spacious 18-foot beam, and a resemblance to a 1903 sword-fishing schooner?none of them rivals the story of how the vessel got its name.

Before the ship was built in 1997, owner Tom Ellis was visiting his relatives in Newfoundland when he overheard them reciting stories of his grandfather Thomas Lannon, who had fished the Gloucester coastline for more than 40 years. On one particularly stormy day in 1908, Lannon and five other men set out into the waters off Nauset aboard two dories and rescued the crew of the capsized schooner Eric amid 70-mph winds. Each of the rescuers received the eternal admiration of the rescued men and a medal from the Massachusetts Humane Society, which Ellis possesses to this day.

More than a century later, the crew of the Thomas E. Lannon keeps its namesake's love of the sea alive by chartering an array of sailing voyages that have attracted more than 100,000 passengers to date. After helping raise the sails at the voyage?s start, passengers capture vivid views of Gloucester harbor's lighthouses, castles, and beaches.

63 Rogers St.
Gloucester,
MA
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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.

415 Main Street
Gloucester,
MA
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Yankee Fleet's knowledgeable naturalists narrate the tour with nuggets of whale wisdom, and on-board whale researchers are available to answer one-on-one questions. While eyes are sure to be filled with majestic sightings of mammalian sea beasts (if you don't see one, your next trip is free), the body's fellow senses won't be forgotten. Passengers may have the opportunity to listen to whale sounds, touch whale artifacts, help capture plankton, analyze water visibility, and measure how far away whales are by counting the seconds between their lightning flashes.

25 Rogers Street
Gloucester,
MA
US

Cape Ann Lanes entices pin topplers into its outer-space-theme environs with 20 sleek lanes and automatic scoring seven days a week. For two action-packed hours, don rental shoes to solo terrorize 10 pins, or bring along up to three friends, family members, or younger siblings dressed as bowling balls as backup. A cheesy pizza melts away competition-induced hunger, and a pitcher of icy soda keeps throats from asking uncomfortable personal questions of fellow lane occupants.

53 Gloucester Ave
Gloucester,
MA
US

As many as 15 species of whales populate the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The mission of 7 Seas Whale Watch is to bring passengers within eyeshot of these enormous sea creatures as they thrash about, breaking the water's surface with their enormous heft and diving gracefully back below.

Seven of the species that populate the area are defined as great whales, which means they reach 30-feet at full growth. So while the tours spend 90 minutes in the whales' feeding area, customers might spot humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, and even Atlantic white-sided dolphins. As the whales appear, grandiose and graceful, an on-staff naturalist describes the different species and their behaviors. Though whale sightings are never guaranteed?the whales are wild and act entirely on their own whims, much like tenured philosophy professors?7 Seas boasts a 99% success rate for spotting whales, and they offer free rain checks if whales don't appear.

Customers scan the seas from the sun decks or heated cabins of The Privateer IV, a Coast Guard?certified boat with modern accommodations. The boat was built to accommodate 300 passengers, though 7 Seas' trips top out at 149 passengers to ensure space, comfort, and a good view.

63 Rogers St.
Gloucester,
MA
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