All aboard a exhilarating and unpredictable experience the opportunity to see whales and marine wildlife up close and personal! Our 3 generation family business with 34 years of experience will bring you very close to this wild species, close enough to take amazing photos and see every detail!
No trip we offer is the same as the last, there are different whales, different other marine life, different weather, there could be much more whales and even just a few! Take the unpredictable trip of a lifetime.
Since 1983, 7 Seas Whale Watch has had the privilege of introducing thousands of passengers to the many species of whales and other marine wildlife that inhabits the waters from Cape Ann and out to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Our trips run from mid-April to mid-October and are designed to educate, inspire and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the fragile marine environment. We are a family business – Three generations of career captains have worked from this very dock for more than 7 decades.
We have a love and respect for the marine environment and a passion for providing the best possible customer experience for you and your family. Browse our website, reserve tickets on-line, call our sales office (+1-978-283-1776) or use our contact form to ask a question or send a comment.
The Privateer IV is the newest, most spacious, and cleanest whale watching boat in the Gloucester area. It is the only whale watch boat in Gloucester with on onboard GPS display for passengers to view throughout the trip. The Privateer IV is fully US Coast Guard certified, inspected, and equipped with all latest navigation and safety equipment. There simply is no better boat in the Gloucester/Cape Ann area.
The whales and marine wildlife we observe are wild, untrained animals in their natural habitat. It is impossible to predict the quantity, species and behavior of the whales and wildlife that we observe – Each trip is unique. That having been said, the highly productive waters just off the Massachusetts coast often attract a great number and variety of whales and other marine wildlife which is why we have an over 99% sightings record.
7 Seas Whale Watch works in partnership with Ocean Alliance, one of the world’s most renown whale and dolphin conservation organizations. Working with the Ocean Alliance team enables us to add depth to our educational programming and foster a deeper respect and understanding of the whales and their fragile marine environment.
Roger Payne and Ocean Alliance have been working for whales for over forty years, but in Gloucester, we’re still the new kids on the block. We’re thankful to 7 Seas for making us feel welcome in our new home and for helping us to do what we do best – be a voice of reason for the wild world.
Three humpback matriarchs (female heads of families) are offered through our whale adoptions program for 2015. Adopting a whale gives whale an opportunity to share the unique experience of getting to know these very special individuals and their families.