Cape Ann is a leader in Whale Watching expeditions. On your next trip to Gloucester, Massachusetts, you don’t want to miss out on this amazing attraction.
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Whale Watching is a beautiful way to spend a few hours of your day to create memories that will last a lifetime. The World Wildlife Fund deemed Cape Ann, 40 miles north of Boston, one of the Top 5 Whale Watching Destinations in the world. With a variety of whale species roaming the deep cool waters of Cape Ann you are bound to see one of these beautiful creatures if you book a Whale Watching tour on your next Cape Ann Vacation.
How do you prepare for whale watching?
When embarking on a whale watching tour be sure to pack the essentials.
- Sweatshirt, Jacket, or Rain Jacket
- Battery backup
When is the best time for whale watching?
Spring is the start or whale watching season in Cape Ann, which generally runs from mid-April through mid-October. During the summer months the Humpbacks and Finbacks come back to these cold water coasts.
Do whales come out in the rain?
Yes! Whales don’t care if it’s raining and sometimes it helps with a sighting. Bring a raincoat on a light sprinkling day and enjoy your trip!
How close do whales get to the boat?
Most boats are within 100 – 200 yards of Pods and let the whales come to them. Whales make the choice how close they want to get. They are usually following food while eating or swimming and playing.