Cape Ann Whale Watch in Gloucester, Essex County, United States | Whale Watching
Cape Ann Whale Watch was founded by Captain Fred Douglass in 1979.
Fred was the pioneer of Whale Watching in the north of Boston area, and it all began on his small but popular sightseeing tour boat. Back in 1978 Fred was taking Gloucester visitors on trips to watch the local fishermen at work. Whales would often be sighted on these trips, and Fred realized that his passengers were fascinated by these gentle giants of the ocean.
In 1979 Fred brought approximately 600 passengers on designated â??Whale Watchingâ? trips aboard the 42 foot â??Dauntyâ? (named for Fredâ??s father, the fearless â??Dauntyâ? Douglass), and the rest is history. Cape Ann Whale Watch, the company founded by Fred, now enters our 28th season. The company is now owned and operated by son Captain Jim Douglass and his partner Captain Nick Danikas. Cape Ann Whale Watch is the areaâ??s most popular whale watch, and has carried more than half a million passengers to view the whales of Stellwagen Bank. Only our passengers enjoy the unique speed and comfort of the â??Hurricane IIâ?, the largest, fastest whale watch vessel in Gloucester. We pride ourselves on providing our passengers with the best possible Whale Watching experience, and look forward to seeing you aboard this season.