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Whale Research, Education & Advocacy

7 Seas Whale Watch has partnered with Ocean Alliance, one of the world’s most renown whale and dolphin conservation organizations.

Now 7 Seas Whale Watch naturalist guides, along with Ocean Alliance, can provide our passengers with an opportunity to learn about the whales and marine wildlife from the best team of scientists, researchers, and educators anywhere in New England.

Although Ocean Alliance works to study and protect whales and dolphins throughout the world, Gloucester has become their new

Dr Roger Payne on the Privateer IV

Ocean Alliance president and founder Dr. Roger Payne on the Privateer IV

‘home port’ Their new headquarters at the former Gloucester Sea Jacket Marine Paint Factory building (a nationally registered historic landmark) can be seen across the channel from our dock at 7 Seas Wharf.

Our partnership with Ocean Alliance supports our commitment to the protection of whales, dolphin, and marine wildlife through research and world-class educational programs.

Whale Adoptions

By adopting a whale, you are directly supporting Ocean Alliance programs and activities to protect whales and their ocean environment through research and education. You can even choose which program to support, The whales we offer with this program are those that spend their summers off the coast of New England, and particularly Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, not far from Ocean Alliance headquarters in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Together with our partners at Seven Seas Whale Watch, we have chosen 30 of the most charismatic and regularly seen whales, some of which have been returning to feed in the waters of Stellwagen for as long as 40 years,

Whale Adoptions