You can’t get much closer than traveling a quick 12 miles off Gloucester to a national marine preserve deemed on the “Top 5 Whale Watching Destinations in the World” by the World Wildlife Fund because of the many whale species that migrate off the coast of Gloucester every year to feed on the plentiful natural resources. Gloucester is also close to Jeffrey’s ledge another popular place for feeding and whale sightings.
We are lucky to be so close and have great companies and boats out of Gloucester for you to pick from. We also offer convenient overnight packages with these companies – where by saving you time and money by just calling us. Whale watching trips usually begin April/May through October.
Naturalists onboard your whale watch will help our see and recognize: Whales, Minke Whales, Northern Right Whales, Pilot Whales, Northern Right Whales, Sperm Whales, Sei Whales, Blue Whales (The Largest Whales sometimes seen around Gloucester MA), Fin Whales, Atlantic White Sided Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and a variety of other sealife and birds along the way.
Gloucester is also home to the Whale Center of New England with a free whale exhibit skeleton of a humpback whale and Ocean Alliance headquarters involved with research and conserving whales, dolphins and the marine environment while supporting education programs world-wide.
“Be sure to put Whale Watching out of Gloucester on your itinerary today, you will not be disappointed!”