Things To Do In Gloucester

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

Calvo Studio

Gloucester

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

$175 $79

View Deal

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

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

$175 $55

View Deal

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

Boot Camp With Kelly

Danvers

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

$110 $61

View Deal

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

North Shore Yoga

Beverly

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

$85 $29

View Deal

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

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

$60 $36

View Deal

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

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

$28.50 $15

View Deal

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

Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem

Downtown Salem

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

$50 $25

View Deal

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

Yoga Sakti

Salem Neck

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

$130 $65

View Deal

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

Dihard Fitness

Salem

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

$75 $41

View Deal

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

Hysteria

Danvers

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

$89.98 $44.99

View Deal

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

Parformance Golf

Danvers

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

$400 $175

View Deal

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

CoCo Key Water Park

Danvers

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

$40 $19.99

View Deal

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Connection (Up to 62% Off)

The Music Connection

Danvers

Family owned music school in business for nearly two decades teaches students how to play the drums, piano, guitar, bass, sax, and more

$60 $29

View Deal

$40 for $90 Groupon — Fenix BJJ Danvers

Fenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Danvers

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$90 $40

View Deal

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

Monster Mini Golf

Danvers

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

$36 $18

View Deal

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

Mall Tots at Play

Liberty Tree Mall

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

$50 $25

View Deal

One-Month Membership with Eight or Unlimited Group Classes at North Shore Performance Training (Up to 81% Off)

North Shore Performance Training

Danvers

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

$190 $37

View Deal

$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

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

$80 $29

View Deal

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

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

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

$40 $20

View Deal

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

Gym Warriors

Peabody Town Center

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

$380 $99

View Deal

One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes for a Kid or Adult at K.I.C.K. Karate (Up to 84% Off)

K.I.C.K. Karate

KICK (Karate Inspires City Kids)

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

$150 $28

View Deal

10 Fitness Classes, or One or Three Months of Classes at Fit4Mom (Up to 54% Off)

Fit4Mom

Multiple Locations

Results-oriented Body Back classes empower all moms, whether they had a baby 6 months or 20 years ago

$120 $60

View Deal

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

Rowley Country Club

Rowley

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

$31.50 $20

View Deal

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

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

$900 $299

View Deal

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

Stage Hill Polo

Newbury

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

$180 $35

View Deal

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

Repose Yoga Studio

Newburyport

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

$100 $39

View Deal

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

West Newbury School Of Music

West Newbury

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

View Deal

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

Fitness Together, Newburyport MA

Multiple Locations

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

$210 $75

View Deal

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

The Museum of Old Newbury

Newburyport

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

$30 $19

View Deal

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

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

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

$50 $25

View Deal

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

Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

$75 $19

View Deal

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

MAGPRO Inc

Multiple Locations

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

$95 $45

View Deal

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

Kings Lynnfield

Lynnfield

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

$40 $19.99

View Deal

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

Spookyworld

Litchfield NH

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

$79.98 $48

View Deal

One, Three, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at ConFITence (Up to 69% Off)

ConFITence

Lynnfield

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

$70 $22

View Deal

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

Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Saugus

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

$99 $54

View Deal

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

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

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

$40 $21

View Deal

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

Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$159 $58

View Deal

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

Celebration Kingdom

North Reading

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

$45 $19

View Deal

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Fit Revolution (Up to 70% Off)

Fit Revolution

North Reading

Burn calories during Body Pump, Cardio Sport, and other aerobic workouts, or adjust bike tension in cycling sessions

$70 $29

View Deal

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

Tai Chi Wellness Center

North Reading

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

$70 $25

View Deal

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

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

$128 $59

View Deal

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

Riverwalk Lanes

Amesbury Town

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

$42.50 $21

View Deal

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

Turning Point Show Stables

East Kingston

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

$100 $50

View Deal

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

Taylor River Farm, LLC.

Hampton Falls

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

$65 $17

View Deal

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

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

$34 $12

View Deal

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

Ridabock Glass Studio & Gallery

East Kingston

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

$400 $199

View Deal

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

View Deal

$99 for $220 Groupon — Synergy Dance Studio

Synergy Dance Studio

Wakefield

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$220 $99

View Deal

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

Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center

Wakefield

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

$125 $20

View Deal

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

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

$300 $20

View Deal

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

Strength Discovery

Revere

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

$150 $69

View Deal

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

Greater Boston Fitness

West Revere

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

$110 $50

View Deal

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

Revere Crossfit

Revere

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

$219 $110

View Deal

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

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

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

$234 $29

View Deal

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

Fitness Together Melrose

Melrose

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

$75 $35

View Deal

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

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

$450 $99

View Deal

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

Barre Fly

Haverhill

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

$110 $39

View Deal

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

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

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

$16 $8

View Deal

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

Chrislar Farm & Equestrian Center

Rowley

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

$200 $99

View Deal

$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

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

$60 $30

View Deal

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

Milestone Equestrian Centre

Haverhill

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

$160 $80

View Deal

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

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

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

$132 $69

View Deal

Five Yoga Classes at Chelsea Yoga (50% Off)

Chelsea Yoga

Chelsea

Introductory-level yoga classes help beginners and new students start their practice

$50 $25

View Deal

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

IMPACT Boston

Malden

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$95 $52

View Deal

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

Red House Martial Arts

Malden

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

$100 $29

View Deal

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

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

$60 $19

View Deal

Fundamentals Course with One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit RBP (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

Exercisers take Fundamentals course to learn how to do functional fitness workouts; CrossFit sessions constantly change to challenge muscles

$209 $99

View Deal

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

Power Yoga Evolution

North Andover

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

$130 $49

View Deal

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

Breakaway Cycling & Triathlon Performance Training

North Andover

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

$90 $45

View Deal

$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

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

$420 $225

View Deal

One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit Andover (Up to 84% Off)

CrossFit Andover

Andover

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

$209 $39

View Deal

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

Aim Fitness

North Andover

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

$37.50 $18

View Deal

5 or 10 Classes at HOME Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

HOME Yoga

Andover

Instructors specialize in alignment at a spacious studio, helping students quiet their minds as they strengthen their bodies

$70 $35

View Deal

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$195 $69

View Deal

One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 63% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

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

$180 $77

View Deal

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

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$450 $248

View Deal

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

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

$120 $39

View Deal

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Borealis Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Borealis Yoga

Medford

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

$75 $39

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

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

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

Groupon Guide