Cape Ann Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch believes that education is the key to conservation, and thus provides an excellent way for campers to learn about whales. Groups will see humpback, mink, and fin whales, and if they’re lucky, toothed whales! An on-board naturalist will be available throughout the entire trip to answer any questions, as well as to engage groups with samples of whale baleen and teeth, recording of humpback whale songs, and a 3D model of Stellwagen Bank to help groups understand the ocean food chain, as well as threats that whales face. 
Contact Info:
Address: 415 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. Essex County. Tel: 978-283-5110. Website:  Hrs: May-Oct. 10AM-8PM. 
Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-5 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.