Whale Watching Trips to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. Guaranteed sightings!

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4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Guaranteed Sightings!  7 Seas Whale Watch is located in the heart of historic downtown Gloucester, MA and in one of the busiest parts of Gloucester harbor. As soon as you board the Privateer you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of Gloucester’s working waterfront. You may see fishing boats unloading fish, lobster men baiting and setting their traps, and perhaps even some of our indigenous wildlife such as Harbor seals, Gray seals, and various species of birds. The tour begins with a harbor tour of Gloucester Harbor starting with Cape Pond Ice (which most of you have seen on Wicked Tuna and ends at the Dog Bar Breakwater.  A typical trip is anywhere from 3-4 hours but may be extended if the whales move further out for feed.  The Privateer IV was built for 300 passengers but we only book to 150 to ensure the comfort and safety of our passengers and is equipped with restrooms, and on-board food Galley and bar.


  • A 3 and a half hour to 4 hour excursion.
  • Naturalist onboard

What to expect


Trip Advisor's #1 local attraction. 7 Seas Whale Watch has had the privilege of introducing thousands of passengers to the many species of whales and marine wildlife that inhabit the waters from Cape Ann and out to the Stellwagen Bank 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 our 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. We look forward to seeing you on the water.

Stop At:

• 7 Seas Whale Watch, 63 Rogers St Next to Gloucester House Restaurant, Gloucester, MA 01930-5043

Meeting point

63 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to unusually high fuel prices, we have had to add a $5 FUEL SURCHARGE. This surcharge will be collected at the window upon check-in for each passenger in your party. This purchase does not include the fuel surcharge.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
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June 2022

First class operation! This is our 2nd time with 7 Seas and they deliver. We had multiple sightings of Humpback whales and when they dive with their tail in the air, it is just awesome. The crew kept us informed so the trip was both educational and awesome in the sightings. Highly recommended.

June 2022

My family and I are so happy with our experience from 7 Seas Whale Watch. This was my son’s first whale watching experience and he is still talking about it with his friends and teachers at preschool. The crew and staff at 7 Seas are so nice and knowledgeable. It’s a 4 hour boat trip, so the staf...

May 2022

My first whale watch the crew was great telling us about the different whales we saw the water was so calm and flat we were actually able to see harbor porpoises! I highly recommend them and we’ll definitely be back

April 2022

Loved everything about the 7 Seas Whale Watch. Booking was easy, getting there was easy, everyone was so very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The boat was clean and spacious. The whales were amazing!! This was by-far the best experience ever and I highly recommend them!

June 2022

Specifically booked this excursion to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, as advertised for guaranteed whale sightings. Once on the excursion, was told that Captain would choose where he wanted yo go. (False advertising). So Captain decided to go up towards Cape Ann, which is no where near th...

June 2022

The staff, experience, and whole trip was one to remember for a lifetime. I took my mother on her first whale watching trip and we had an experience that will never be forgotten. The staff was so informative and as excited as we were when we saw a pod of dolphins and not one, not two, but three w...

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