Just 30 miles northeast of Boston is Cape Ann, Massachusetts, a peninsula first mapped by Captain John Smith in the early 1600s and named by Charles I for his mother, Anne of Denmark. Cape Ann is comprised of Essex, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea and the home port of Capt. Bill and Sons, Gloucester. The Annisquam River lies in the center of our hometown. Because of this, locals sometimes refer to our part of Gloucester in the at 24 Harbor Loop as "The Island." We're easy to get to, though. If you're coming up from Boston Harbor, cruises hosted by Capt. Bill and Sons are easy to locate and simple to board. Just drive up Route 128 North. See the Directions on this site for specifics.

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If you decide to book a trip with us, we encourage you to explore while you're in the Cape Ann area. We've provided a few links to help you find great places to stay and fun places to visit while you're here. In addition to these, consider exploring the following before or after your whale watch trip:

Whether you plan to do a lot on the Cape or a lot of nothing on one of our many beaches, know you have a reliable resource in Capt. Bill and Sons. Our Gloucester trips, popular for decades among those interested in Boston Harbor cruises, are hosted by locals who will be glad to help you make the most of your time here.

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