We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape Ann Whale Watch

#2 of 28 Tours in Gloucester Features Animals
415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
+1 978-283-5110
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Whale Watching Tour in Gloucester
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hurricane ii” (31 reviews)
“whale watch” (142 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 05:00 - 19:00
415 Main St, 01930, Gloucester, MA 01930-3006
+1 978-283-5110
Write a Review
Reviews (569)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 569 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only did we see whales, but we saw a basking shark! It was a great first experience for whale watching! Also the staff where very accommodating and friendly! Steve's Magic was an added bonus as well! Highly recommend!

Thank Jayhland
Reviewed yesterday

Brought our grandchildren on a whale watch last summer and had an awesome time aboard The Hurricane. Nice clean boat with comfortable seating, very friendly and knowledgeable crew. It was a beautiful day, and we saw many up close whale sightings. The enthusiasm and excitement...More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved it! This is our second trip with Cape Ann, we saw more whales this time than last. Will go back again. Salt Lake City, Utah

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Duranlduran
caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thank you Duranlduran! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass Ownder

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on April 29, 2017 and had a great showing. There were a few Humpback whales and about half a dozen Sei Whales. The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. We have gone on previous Whale Watches with Cape Ann and are looking forward...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank love2getaway2013
caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear love2getaway2013, Thank you for your kind review. I love when I hear how knowledgeable and friendly the staff is here at Cape Ann Whale Watch! The best part about whale watching, is that you never know what you'll see, so each every trip is...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

All I can say is this was an amazing experience! Everything about it was great, everything went off without a hitch and my family had the time of their lives. We had a groupon, no issues. The weather was beautiful and the whale activity was...More

Thank TravelingMamaof8
caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear TravelingMamaof8, WOW, thank you for your kind review!! I love when I hear such kind comments like yours, as I take pride in my captain and crew. Thank you for respecting that it does sometimes in fact, take a bit longer to get out...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

So much fun! The guides are packed with information and eager to answer any questions their guests have. They have a concession with yummy comfort food and even beer and a small bar to have a drink with your lunch. You are welcome to bring...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank kaylieward
caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear Kaylieward, Thank you for your kind review! The crew is amazing and you are right, they are packed with information!! We do get customers from all over the world and it is pretty amazing to interact with so many different people! Hopefully you can...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best experience I ever have...great service and attention, good food,,, I would definitely recommend

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Violeta879
Reviewed 6 days ago

Crew was professional. Education personnel were informative. Saw plenty of whales. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank jdibbern
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our whale watch excursion and plan to return in the future. The boat was great, the staff was passionate and the actual whales were breathtaking. Highly recommended!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank wellsfam12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Cape Ann Whale Watch last summer (this was our third trip over the years!). It was great! Our weather was great, we saw so many more whales than we had expected and they got so close to the boat! We just...More

Thank Janet B
caww, Owner at Cape Ann Whale Watch, responded to this review

Dear Janet B, I'm glad you enjoyed your day with the whales! It sure does help when the weather is great too! Thank you for pointing out how great the staff was as well. We pride ourselves in having one of the best crews on...More

Nearby Restaurants
Seaport Grille
591 reviews
.26 km away
Captain Carlo's Restaurant
209 reviews
.71 km away
Halibut Point Restaurant
78 reviews
.57 km away
Alexandra's Bread
33 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cape Ann Museum
141 reviews
.79 km away
Main Street
112 reviews
.97 km away
Maritime Gloucester
55 reviews
.72 km away
Local Colors
12 reviews
.98 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Good afternoon, Can anyone tell me what the best time of year would be for whale watching? It's a long ride for us to get there but I would love to bring my son for this trip. Hoping to increase our chances of seeing whales if we go at the correct time of year. Thanks in advance for your help ! Susan Marshall
25 August 2016|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan, I would recommend late June, July and early to mid- August for whale watching out of Gloucester, MA. April/May are too cold, the ocean is rougher and the whales are far out, almost near Cape Cod. It makes for a... More
can I bring a cooler with drinks and food /
24 August 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from 505alex | Reviewed this property |
I had a backpack with drinks and snacks. The boat was kind of crowded and the trip lasted about 3.5 hours. I wouldn't want to be bothered carrying a cooler. And you want to be free to move around the boat depending on where... More
Hi Cape Ann Whale Watch, We are coming from NY on July 3 or 4, which time is best to see the whales in the morning or afternoon and how long do you stay out in the ocean? Thanks I Rivera Elmhurst, NY
18 May 2016|
Response from CAWW1979 | Property representative |
Hi there - as far as sightings, there is no difference in the time. The trips are typically about 4 hours long, but it really depends on how far the whales are out! Reservations are a good idea.