Things To Do In Gloucester

Morning Whale-Watching Trip for One or Two from 7 Seas Whale Watch (Up to 43% Off)

7 Seas Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

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Featured on Discovery Channel and in "National Geographic," boat tours offer the chance to spot whales and also seals and dolphins

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

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

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View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid all season long

Three-Hour Introductory Woodcarving Class for One or Two at Calvo Studio (Up to 57% Off) 

Calvo Studio

Gloucester

$175 $79

Introductory seminar teaches basic woodcarving techniques and skills with hands-on personal project

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

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

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

One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center (Up to 70% Off)

DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and build strength, mental and physical discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

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

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

Two-Hour Intro to Sea Kayaking Lesson for Two or Four at Salem Kayak (55% Off)

Salem Kayak

Salem Neck

$130 $59

Instructors cover all the basics such as kayak strokes, trip planning, and safety during beginner's lesson

90-Minute Tour of Salem Sound for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids from Sea Shuttle (Up to 41% Off)

Sea Shuttle

Salem

$50 $30

Tourists can choose to depart at Great Misery Island for hiking or stay onboard the catamaran for a 90-minute tour of the Salem Sound

Entry for Four or Six to the Salem Spice Festival on September 13 or 14 (Up to 50% Off)

The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House

Pioneer Village

$20 $11

This weekend festival combines the tastes and smells of fall with a historical perspective on the local area and architecture

Haunted Walking Tour of Salem for Two or Four from Witch City Walking Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Witch City Walking Tours

Salem

$30 $15

A licensed and certified historian leads groups on foot through historic Salem, the site of witchcraft hysteria in 1692

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

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

Outdoor Dog Festival for Two or Four at Pooch-A-Palooza on September 6 or 7 (Up to 45% Off)

Pooch-A-Palooza

Topsfield Fairgrounds

$20 $13

Bring your pup to this outdoor festival featuring agility competitions, a doggy spa, food and drink vendors, and bounce houses for kids

$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

Four or Eight General Admissions to the Corn Maze and Additional Attractions at Connors Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Connors Farm

Danvers

$51.80 $25

Guests work their way through a corn maze, before exploring other attractions and meeting farm animals

$40 for $90 Groupon — Fenix BJJ Danvers

Fenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Danvers

$90 $40

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$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

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

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

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

$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

$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

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

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

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

Lighthouse Preservation Society

Newburyport

$900 $299

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

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

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

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

$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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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

Individual or Family Membership to The Museum of Old Newbury (Up to 42% Off)

The Museum of Old Newbury

Newburyport

$30 $19

Use your membership to visit the Museum grounds and library, and get discounts on gifts and special programming

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

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

Basic Firearm-Safety Training with Certification at MAGPRO Inc (Up to 55% Off)

MAGPRO Inc

Multiple Locations

$95 $45

Four-hour class includes firearm-handling exercises, complete review of state and federal firearm laws, and a Massachusetts certification

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

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

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

$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.

$25 for $40 Worth of Pottery Painting at Look What I Made

Look What I Made! Pottery

North Reading

$40 $25

Adorn a bisque piece with provided paints and sponges inspired by surrounding pieces during a laid-back paint-your-own-pottery session

American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

$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

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

Whale-Watching or Fireworks Cruise from Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching (Up to 43% Off)

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Hampton Harbor

$33 $19

Individuals or pairs enjoy a whale-watching or island cruise

Mini Golf and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Captain’s Cove Adventure Golf (Up to 61% Off)

Captain's Cove Adventure Golf

Hampton

$19 $8

18-hole mini-golf course winds players through a nautical paradise complete with rushing rivers, storybook coves, and waterfalls

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

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

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

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

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

$199 for a Two-Hour Private Glass-Blowing Class for Two at Ridabock Glass Studio & Gallery ($400 Value)

Ridabock Glass Studio & Gallery

East Kingston

$400 $199

30-year veteran glass blower shares the techniques to making one-of-a-kind pieces in private lessons

$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

$99 for $220 Groupon — Synergy Dance Studio

Synergy Dance Studio

Wakefield

$220 $99

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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

10 or 15 Cross Training Classes at Strength Discovery (Up to 69% Off)

Strength Discovery

Revere

$150 $69

Small group training classes at a studio focus on devising personal workout plans based around each individual's unique physical needs

One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Greater Boston Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Greater Boston Fitness

West Revere

$110 $50

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Chrislar Horse Farm & Equestrian Center

Rowley

$200 $99

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

$30 for Two Private Music Lessons or Four Group Music Lessons at DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts (Up to $60 Value)

DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts

Haverhill

$60 $30

Students study either voice, guitar, bass, piano, or drum in two 1-on-1 lessons; discovery lessons introduce guitar, voice, piano & drums

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

$52 for $95 Worth of Fitness Classes at IMPACT Boston

IMPACT Boston

Malden

$95 $52

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5, 10, or 20 Boxing, Kickboxing, or MMA Fitness Classes at Red House Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $29

Fight your way to fitness during high intensity workouts that employ the movements of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA

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 20 Hot Power Yoga Classes at Power Yoga Evolution (Up to 71% Off)

Power Yoga Evolution

North Andover

$130 $49

Hot power yoga sessions tone and stretch yogis of all skill levels on the hardwood floor of rooms that can be heated to 95 degrees

6 or 12 Yoga Classes at Breakaway Cycling & Triathlon Performance Training (Up to 52% Off)

Breakaway Cycling & Triathlon Performance Training

North Andover

$90 $45

Instructors teach students of all levels yoga poses in a relaxing and fun environment

$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

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

10 Drop-In Mat or Reformer Pilates Classes or 3 Private Classes at Oxygen Mind and Body (Up to 61% Off)

Oxygen Mind and Body

Andover

$125 $49

Pilates focuses on building core strength; private classes help those looking for a deeper challenge, attention to form, or injury recovery

$22 for $40 Worth of Services at Platinum Dance Andover

Platinum Dance Andover

Andover

$40 $22

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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

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

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at School of Oom Yung Doe (45% Off)

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

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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
US

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
US

In the center of Minglewood Tavern's acoustic space, a bar constructed from 180-year-old barn siding rises from the ground, with posts made from the dried trunks and branches of trees holding various drink glasses overhead. Bartenders swipe those glasses to fill orders of one of the 20 beers on tap, which rotate monthly, or to mix up one of their signature cocktails. As cold sips of icy drinks chill gullets, hot entrees such as hearth oven–baked pizzas or bacon-wrapped entrees travel from the kitchen to weathered wooden tabletops, arriving just in time to catch the end of a set from one of the live bands that plays Wednesday through Saturday or a rare glimpse at the one band that plays Wednesday through Saturday.

When the stage and mics stand silent, high-definition and projection-screen TVs pick up the slack, beaming sports games across the retrofitted bar. Each weekday night boasts its own food special, such as Monday's all-you-can-eat ribs and Wednesday's all-you-can-eat sushi.

25 Rogers Street
Gloucester,
MA
US

David Calvo first picked up woodcarving as a college student at the University of Massachusetts more than 30 years ago. Since then, he's consistently showcased his skills at international woodworking trade shows, on nationally televised PBS programs such as The Woodwright's Shop and American Woodshop, and in woodworking-centric magazines, including Popular Woodworking and Woodshop News. David's studio splits its time between contemporary and classical styles, and its work?ranging from ornaments and furniture to custom-carved doors and fine art reliefs?has inhabited an impressive lineup of venues, including the Statue of Liberty Museum and Harvard University's renowned Sanders Theatre. Students hoping to learn the woodcarving craft can have David and his staff whittle skills and tips into their brains during a variety of classes, seminars, and multiday workshops offered at the studio.

235 E Main St.
Gloucester,
MA
US

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
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
US

Gloucester Scene