2021 Pricing & Trip Schedules

Adult

$50
  • 18+

Child

$35
  • 3-17 years

Infant

$10
  • Under 3 years

Seniors

$45
  • 55+

Student, Military & AAA

$45
  • Must have a valid ID

Prices subject to change in the event of unusually high fuel prices. This has occurred only twice since 1983.

Lowest Price Guarantee
We will match any competitor’s ticket pricing (with the exception of a Groupon ticket that has already been purchased with a competing whale watch company.)

Trip Schedule

April 15th-June 24th

  • 1:30 pm Daily

June 25th-Labor Day

  • 8:30a & 1:30p Daily

After Labor Day

  • Weekdays @ 11:00a Weekends @ 1:30p

October Trips

  • 11:00a Daily

Frequent Questions

There are two municipal parking lots located adjacent to our boat dock. The cost is .50/hour or $5 for the day

Gloucester, MA has become a world renown whale watching destination primarily because of its location. Gloucester in situated on the southern shore of a rocky cape called “Cape Ann” that juts 11 miles out into the North Atlantic Ocean. 

Cape Ann just so happens to be located directly between two major whale feeding areas: Stellwagen Bank and Jeffrey’s Ledge (just 12 and 8 miles from Gloucester).  This means that whale watching boats departing from Gloucester/Cape Ann have the ability to travel to either location depending upon the most recent whale sightings and reports.

The reason these two major whale feeding areas exist has to do with the “upwelling” (vertical mixing of the water column) created when the strong currents that flow through the region collide with the steep sides of places like Stellwagen Bank or Jeffrey’s Ledge.  This upwelling brings nutrients to the surface where they mix with sunlight and create tremendous blooms of “plankton” (tiny, microscopic plants and animals).  This plankton then kick-starts a food-chain that brings in numerous species of wildlife, including many species of whales.

The extremely high productivity of the region, and the region’s importance as a feeding area to endangered whales, led to the creation of “Stellwagen Bank Nation Marine Sanctuary” in November of 1992.  The total area of the sanctuary is 842 square miles and encompasses all of Stellwagen Bank and the southern portion of Jeffrey’s ledge.

As a National Marine Sanctuary the are is protected from certain activities considered harmful to the marine environment.  Hopefully this means that whales, birds, fish, and other animals will continue to find the area clean and productive for into the future.

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