Cape Ann Whale Watch guides guests into Atlantic waters aboard the Hurricane II for whale-watching tours. Tours may feature sightings of humpback whales, minke whales, finback whales, or dolphins, while an Ocean Alliance member serves as the tour narrator and interpreter of whales' secret musings on South American yarn art. Excursions last approximately three to four hours, including travel time to and from shore. You are guaranteed to catch a glimpse of a majestic beast's sleek exterior or your next trip is free. Check the 2010 tour schedule, brush up on the whale moan for "talisman," and join Cape Ann Whale Watch for a day of oceanic observation.
TripAdvisors give Cape Ann Whale Watch 4.5 stars:
- Cape Ann Whale Watch is by far the best! After going whale watching in New England for more than a decade, we have found them to be consistently the happiest, hardest-working, and most experienced group of people that we have known. – HumpbackWhalewatcher
- This was the highlight of our trip to Boston and Cape Ann and I can't wait to return. – remartn
- The tour was wonderful and I learned a great deal from the guides. Their knowledge is amazing. – Allierussell
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.