Harbor Tours of Cape Ann

Take a ride on one of Harbor Tours of Cape Ann’s vessels to embark on one of three exciting tour options! The Lighthouse Tour is the only tour that completely circumnavigates Cape Ann’s scenic coastline, including six lighthouses. The Lobstering and Harbor Tour is a narrated history tour about lobstering, as well as a history of the harbor, fishing fleet, and more. Groups may also take the Gloucester Harbor Shuttle and Tour, which is a hop on and hop off ticket that allows them to go between the two cultural districts, Harbortown and Rocky Neck. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930. Essex County. Tel: 978-283-1979. Website: www.capeannharbortours.com. Hrs: See website. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
 

Boat Excursions Fun Facts

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as a boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water.

What makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

The next time you take your campers on a boat, ask the crew how the boat’s construction helps it transport people and things across bodies of water, and what power sources it uses.