Whales Have Been Seen on Over 99% of our Trips Since 1983
Gloucester’s Newest, Most Comfortable Whale Watch Boat
Voted Best of New England by Yankee Magazine
Featured on the Discovery Channel
And in National Geographic Magazine
The Most Modern Whale Watch Boat on Cape Ann
And The Only Boat with an Onboard GPS Display
Gloucester’s Most Experienced Captains, Crew, and Naturalists
Sail to Where You May Encounter A Wide Variety of Whales,
Dolphins, Birds and Other Marine Wildlife...
...Sail From Gloucester and Visit With The Whales
Longer Than You Will Sailing From The City!
Get to Know the Humpback Whales That
Visit New England Each Year
Visit Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
One of the North Atlantic’s Most Important Whale Feeding Areas
“The crew was so friendly and interacted with all the passengers..."
"The whales were amazing . A must do...”
Visit With Some of the Most Endangered
And Rarely Seen Animals on Earth
“We absolutely loved it!”
Lindsay, Mansfield, OH
"A Spectacular Family Adventure!"
"A Truly Unforgettable Experience" - Betty, Maui, HI
Located in the Heart of Historic Downtown Gloucester, MA...
...Just a 45 Minute Drive From Boston
Visit the Whales Aboard the Newest Whale Watch Boat in Gloucester, MA
Become Involved In the Conservation of Whales
And of The Marine Environment
“Friendly crew and very clean boat. A+!” Mike, Ontario
Every Trip is Accompanied By A Professional Marine Biologist
A Great Educational Opportunity
Whale Watching Trips Daily to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
We are pleased to announce that whale watching trips have resumed.
Tickets are now available for two trips daily at 8:30 am & 1:30 pm
For your safety, our opening protocol includes:
~ 50% passenger capacity ~ Ongoing sanitization ~Touchless soap & hand sanitizer dispensers ~ Plexiglass ~ Staggered boarding.
Since 1983, we have had the absolute privilege of introducing thousands of passengers to the many species of whales and marine wildlife that visit and inhabit the waters just a few miles from our dock in historic Gloucester MA.
Our whale watching tours to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary run daily from mid-April to mid-October and are designed to educate, inspire and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the fragile marine environment.
“Exhausted With Excitement”
– UNITED KINGDOM, VIA TRIP ADVISOR
“Well-Treated and Wowed”
… So well treated, wisely taught, and saw three different species of whales up close.” – HOUSTON TX, VIA TRIP ADVISOR
“5 Star Experience”
We’ve Visited 60 Countries And This Whale Watch Excursion Was The Most Memorable!” – ALABAMA, VIA TRIP ADVISOR
7 Seas Whale Watch is a local 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 (+1-978-283-1776) or use our contact form to ask a question or send a comment.
1st Class Accommodations on New England’s Most Comfortable Whale Watching Boat
The Privateer IV
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 onboard 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.
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.
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Boston’s Best Whale Watching Tour is from … Gloucester!
– WGBH BOSTON A-LIST READERS POLL
Voted 2017 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.
Naturalists from 7 Seas Whale Watch and our research partner Ocean Alliance document every trip we take. Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page to see the latest trip reports and photos throughout the whale watching season.
All of the photographs and video you see on our site 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.