Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
Capt Bill & Sons Whale Watch
The boat leaves from behind Captain Carlo's Seafood Market & Restaurant.
Schooner Thomas E Lannon
This 65ft ship is the spitting image of the Gloucester fishing schooners. It leaves on two-hour sails from the Seven Seas wharf. A daily...
Seven Seas Whale Watch
Seven Seas vessels depart from Rogers St in the center of Gloucester, between St Peter's Sq and the Gloucester House Restaurant.
The down-and-dirty fisherfolk bar made famous in The Perfect Storm . But this is the real deal, not the set the movie folks threw up for...
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Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center information
Visit Gloucester's working waterfront and see the ongoing restoration of wooden boats, watch the operation of a marine railway that hauls ships out of the water, and compare the different kinds of fishing boats that were used over the years. From the Grant Circle rotary, take Washington St to its terminus then turn left on Rogers St to Harbor Loop.
The interactive exhibit Fitting Out focuses on the many different businesses that grew up around Gloucester's fishing industry. Doesn't sound so interesting, until you chart your course through the local waters or try your hand at rope making. Sea Pocket Lab is a hands-on outdoor aquarium with exhibits on local marine habitats. It is a great chance for kids to get down and dirty with sea stars, sea urchins, snails, crabs and seaweed. The Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary Exhibit is an excellent introduction for whale watchers heading out on an excursion.