ON THE WATER CAPE ANN

On the Water Cape Ann

Cool off this summer with an array of water activities. From stand up paddleboarding to the Beauport Beach Shuttle, we'll have you making waves.

Cape Ann SUP

"This is beautiful, rugged, salty, Cape Ann." 

Right in our back yard, there are lessons and tours daily. Surf lessons are also available a short distance away onLong Beach. From stand-up paddling tours, to yoga, to ladies night, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Beauport Cruiselines

Beauport Cruiselines features Lunch and Dinner Cruises! 

Your excursion on the Beauport Cruiselines covers historic Gloucester Harbor with extraordinary views of the city's downtown, Rocky Neck, Eastern Point, Ten Pound Island, Stage Fort Park, and Hammond Castle. No trip to Gloucester is complete without a cruise!

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Gloucester Boat Rental

Appreciate all Gloucester has to offer with a full or half day boat rental from Gloucester Boat Rental. Cruise through the Annisquam River, relax at the beach, or enjoy the scenic coast.

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Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle and Tour

The Water Shuttle provides guests with a hop on/hop off water experience.

Tour America's oldest seaport aboard M/V Lady Jillian. Enjoy area attractions of the inner harbor at your own pace. The Water Shuttle connects Gloucester's two Cultural Districts, Harbortown, and Rocky Neck.

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The Friki Tiki of Gloucester Harbor

This floating tiki bar will have you feeling like you're on a tropical getaway, right here in Gloucester! Grab your friends and enjoy a Morning Tiki Cruise, Afternoon Tiki Cruise, or Sunset Tiki Cruise. 

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Schooner Adventure

Help the crew hoist the sails, learn about the boat's legacy and restoration, and life aboard one of the Fast and Able Gloucester fishing schooners.

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Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Picture yourself relaxing on the deck of this beautiful 65- foot schooner as she sails out of Gloucester harbor on a light southwesterly breeze.

Join us for a two hour sail and get a taste for what it was like to sail on a fishing schooner a hundred years ago. Help the crew raise the sails, or just sit back and take in the sights and sounds of Gloucester's coastline.

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Gloucester Beaches

Catch some rays and splash in the waves at these beautiful Gloucester Beaches. From "World Famous" Good Harbor Beach to our very own Pavilion Beach, Gloucester has some of the best beaches.

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Yankee Fleet Deep Sea Fishing

As the originators of Gloucester based deep-sea party boat fishing, Yankee Fleet's Captains have the most knowledge of the best fishing spots in the gulf of Maine.  Enjoy full day fishing, half day fishing, or overnight fishing!

 

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7 Seas Whale Watch

Get the best chance of seeing whales off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts, by booking this half-day whale-watch cruise. Your experienced captain and crew know the whales’ feeding and swimming patterns and keep close tabs on where they’re hanging out. Spread out on the deck of the boat and enjoy being out in the open air while you find whales, then get ready to snap photos of breaching, spouts, and tail slaps.

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Docking

There are plenty of places to dock your boat around Cape Ann! Find the best place to tie up!

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Essex River Cruises & Charters

Located in historic Essex, Massachusetts, Essex River Cruises & Charters has been operating narrated sightseeing cruises, private charters, tidal beach clambakes, and more for over 20 years. Share the opportunity to escape to the unspoiled natural beauty of the Essex River onboard the Essex River Queen I and the Essex River Queen II. 

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Cape Ann Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch in Gloucester, Massachusetts provides guaranteed whale sightings for every whale watching tour out to Stellwagen Bank, a national marine preserve about 12 miles off the coast of Gloucester. 

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Local Attractions

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