Things To Do In Gloucester


Essex River Cruises and Charters: River Cruise for Two or Four from Essex River Cruises and Charters (Up to 46% Off)

River Cruise for Two or Four from Essex River Cruises and Charters (Up to 46% Off)

Essex River Cruises and Charters

River Essex Cruises

Narrated cruises aboard a pontoon shows sightseers the flora and fauna of a tidal estuary

$56 $31

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

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

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

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

$48 $29

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Thomas E. Lannon: $25 for a Two-Hour Sailing Trip from Thomas E. Lannon (Up to $40 Value)

$25 for a Two-Hour Sailing Trip from Thomas E. Lannon (Up to $40 Value)

Thomas E. Lannon

Gloucester

Scenic sail aboard 90-foot schooner named after its owner’s heroic grandfather

$40 $25

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Doodles Art Emporium: $25 for $45 Worth of Painting Classes — Doodles Art Emporium

$25 for $45 Worth of Painting Classes — Doodles Art Emporium

Doodles Art Emporium

Rockport

From the merchant: Personal 45 minute art instruction session for kids ages 7 - 11!

$45 $25

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Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch: Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 40% Off)

Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 40% Off)

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

$48 $31

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7 Seas Whale Watch: Morning or Afternoon Whale-Watching Trip for One or Two from 7 Seas Whale Watch (Up to 35% Off)

Morning or Afternoon Whale-Watching Trip for One or Two from 7 Seas Whale Watch (Up to 35% Off)

7 Seas Whale Watch

Gloucester

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

$48 $33

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Harmony Barre + Healing: Two Weeks of Unlimited Barre Classes at Harmony Barre + Healing (45% Off)

Two Weeks of Unlimited Barre Classes at Harmony Barre + Healing (45% Off)

Harmony Barre + Healing

Gloucester

Small class sizes, motivating instructors, and workouts powered by energizing music

$88 $48

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  • Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
    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.
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    23 Harbor Loop
    Gloucester, MA US
  • Calvo Studio
    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.
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    235 East Main Street
    Gloucester, MA US
  • 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.
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    415 Main Street
    Gloucester, MA US
  • Cape Ann Lanes
    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.
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    53 Gloucester Ave
    Gloucester, MA US
  • Yankee Fleet
    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.
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    25 Rogers Street
    Gloucester, MA US
  • 7 Seas Whale Watch
    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.
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    63 Rogers St.
    Gloucester, MA US

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