If one is interested in learning the bare facts about marine mammals or much more, there is no lack of information out there. It is possible to really delve deeply into this fascinating world, but truly, there is no substitute for actual whale watching. From Gloucester our guests sail twice daily during the peak season, heading to the waters of the National Marine Sanctuary. Some are new to the ocean and the wildlife in it, others have been passionate about marine life for many years, and most of the guests who go whale watching in Gloucester, Massachusetts are somewhere in the middle.

Since the late seventies, we've partnered with the Whale Center of New England to bring an educational and rich experience to all who board the Miss Cape Ann here in Gloucester. Whale watch guests have at their disposal an incredibly rich resource in the scientists who maintain a broad presence in the world of marine life. Explore the brief bios of the crew and learn more by seeing our links. Then bring all of your new found knowledge to life by booking a trip!

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Our website is designed with dual scrolling, a feature that lets us post videos. After all, words go only so far in conveying the majesty of these creatures seen while whale watching. Gloucester, Massachusetts guests are pictured in some of these videos getting an eyeful of the marine mammals spotted regularly from the Miss Cape Ann. Other images show the whales in action.

So often, our guests who book a trip for a Gloucester whale watch do so with only a vague idea of what they're in for. It's only once our vessel has safely whisked them out to the rich feeding grounds of Stellwagen Bank or Jeffreys Ledge and they actually stand before a surfacing whale that the inspiring reality of these marine creatures sinks in.

Read on to learn more about surfacing behaviors common to various marine mammals that make whale watching from Gloucester the thrilling event of a lifetime so many of our guests find it to be.

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