Whale Watching Trips Daily to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
WELCOME ABOARD THE PRIVATEER IV!
7 Seas Whale Watch has had the privilege of introducing thousands of passengers to the many species of whales and marine wildlife that inhabit the waters from Cape Ann and out to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. Our trips run from mid-April to mid-October and are designed to educate, inspire and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of our fragile marine environment.
We are a family business – Three generations of career captains have worked from this very dock for more than 7 decades. We have a love and respect for the marine environment and a passion for providing the best possible customer experience for you and your family. Browse our website, reserve tickets on-line, call our sales office () or use our contact form to ask a question or send a comment.
We look forward to seeing you on the water.
1st Class Accommodations on New England’s Most Comfortable Whale Watching Boat
The PRIVATEER IV, is the newest, most spacious, and cleanest whale watching boat in the Gloucester area. It is the only whale watch boat in Gloucester with on on-board GPS display for passengers to view throughout the trip. The PRIVATEER IV is fully US Coast Guard certified, inspected, and equipped with all latest navigation and safety equipment. There simply is no better boat in the Gloucester/Cape Ann area.
What You May See On Your Whale Watch
The whales and marine wildlife we observe are wild, untrained animals in their natural habitat. It is impossible to predict the quantity, species and behavior of the whales and wildlife that we observe – Each trip is unique. That having been said, the highly productive waters just off the Massachusetts coast often attract a great number and variety of whales and other marine wildlife which is why we have an over 99% sightings record.
‘Best Whale Watching in the Boston Area’
– WGBH BOSTON A-LIST READERS POLL 2014
Voted Boston’s Best Whale Watching Company by WGBH-Boston Reader’s Poll, 7 Seas Whale Watch is a pleasant 45 minute drive north from downtown Boston, The historic seaport of Gloucester Ma is known worldwide for being a top whale watching location. Whale watching tours departing from Gloucester can access more areas where whales might be found than boats leaving from other ports.
You will simply see more whales and visit with the whales longer if you sail from Gloucester than you will from Boston.
“Their enthusiasm and love for the whales is palpable.” – Iain Kerr, CEO of Ocean Alliance
7 Seas Whale Watch works in partnership with Ocean Alliance, one of the world’s most renown whale and dolphin conservation organizations. Working with the Ocean Alliance team enables us to add depth to our educational programming and foster a deeper respect and understanding of the whales and their fragile marine environment.
THE OCEAN ALLIANCE WHALE ADOPTION PROGRAM Three humpback matriarchs (female heads of families) are offered through our whale adoptions program for 2015. Adopting a whale gives whale lovers an opportunity to share the unique experience of getting to know these very special individuals and their families. Learn More
WHALE SIGHTINGS REPORT
October 19, 2016
We spent this afternoon with many (probably a few dozen!) HUMPBACK WHALES an 3 MINKE WHALES on the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank.
The whales were all actively feeding an schools of fish (American Sand Lance) that you could see in vast schools just beneath the water’s surface.
Groups of three, four, and at one point seven Humpback Whales were working together to trap these fish in huge rings of bubbles that the whales would blow in order to coral and concentrate their prey. The whales would then come to the surface with mouths wide open giving us great looks at how Humpback feed.
Individual Humpbacks seen today included: Cantilever, Springboard, Basin, Wizards and calf, and Hancock. There were many others in the are that we simply did not have time to ID.
So it was obviously another great day on the water. This October has been one of the best ever! Hopefully we can get a few more of these awesome whale watches in before the 2016 comes to an end.
Check back soon for more photos and another sightings update!
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“7 Seas Whale Watch offers gorgeous four-hour excursions aboard a high-speed, high-tech vessel which takes visitors out to the rich waters above a national marine sanctuary.”
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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER Oktay Kaya
All of the Whale and Dolphin photographs you see on our site (with the exception of the background image) were taken aboard one of our whale watching trips. Most were taken by one of our onboard naturalists, but many of the most beautiful photographs on this site were taken by our good friend Oktay Kaya who sails with us quite often. If you would like to see more of the wonderful photographs that Oktay has taken while whale watching with us please visit his website at whalesandwhales.com. There are plenty of New England whale photos there for you to look at, and also many wildlife and nature images from all over the world for you to enjoy. Thank you as always, Oktay.