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Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester

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    For over 35 years, this whale watching tour has been dazzling whale watching enthusiasts with sightseeing tours aboard the largest, fastest and most elegant whale watching vessel in Massachusetts, north of Boston, Massachusetts aptly named "The Hurricane II" due to its immense size and speed as it descends upon its destination. You will have the opportunity to spend a lot more time with the whales than with other whale watching tour in Gloucester, MA since "The Hurricane II" gets to the whales' feeding grounds with much more expediency as well as traveling home faster, therefore more time is actually spent observing whales including but not limited to Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Northern Right Whales, Pilot Whales, Northern Right Whales, Sperm Whales, Sei Whales, Blue Whales (The Largest Whales in the Seven Seas yet seldom seen around Gloucester, MA), Fin Whales, Atlantic White Sided Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and whole host of other fascinating marine creatures.
    "The Hurricane II" boasts 115 ft length with over 400 ft of whale watching room from the railings of the upper and lower observation decks for optimum whale watching conditions. There is a heated, furnished indoor cabin with a full service galley serving hot meals, snacks and cold beverages as well as a fully stocked bar with local brews, popular beer, wine and mixed drinks (at your own expense).
    You'll be taken to where the whales go. The vessels communicate with each other as to the location of whales so the boat will go anywhere to see them on the North Shore or South Shore of Massachusetts including off the coast of Boston, Massachusetts: Salem MA, Newburyport, Cape Cod, Hampton NH, Rowley, Rockport MA, Danvers, Peabody, Swampscott, Revere, Winthrop or wherever else the whales may roam.
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    Excellent experience! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. Very satisfying experience. Although its unpredictable how many (if any) and how close you will see the whales, it was worth it. My daughter even won the raffle, winning a free pass to return on another trip......More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Debra Eve J
    Reviewed yesterday

    One of the best Whale Watching trips I have taken with Cape Ann. I will continue t come back every year. I am a local. One of the most amazing display was tail-bobbing with Jabberjaw. (I think that was her name.)

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Gail O
    Reviewed yesterday

    We got a deal on Groupon that they honored which saved us some money . This was our first whale watching experience so I can't compare it to another one . The ship itself was pretty large you could sit inside , outside or on...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank CajunDinersExplore
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    First off, we had some difficulty making an online reservation, but one phone call to the office and the issue was quickly resolved. Their great customer service was greatly appreciated! The whale watch itself was wonderful! Beautiful day, comfortable boat, an excellent naturalist staff and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DmD183
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This was our fourth year with CAWW. Always a great time. This year the whales were playing hard to get (didn't check their "whale mail" that we were coming. They would make a quick appearance and then disappear. The Captain and crew tried and tried...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank James S
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    30 June 2018|
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    Response from Lynn F | Reviewed this property |
    Not unless you have "service Dog" papers. I do & was asked to produced them before my dog was allowed to board
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    10 June 2018|
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    Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, there was a wheelchair person on our trip and he seemed very content.
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