private whale watching gloucester ma

The Ultimate Whale Watch Experience!

Bring a picnic and a cooler and get ready to experience the whales like few others have—up close and personal. What an amazing experience it is to be close to the water and see these animals from a small boat. To top it off, when you take an Ultimate Whale Watch on the Lady D, you receive a ticket for a free whale watch on the Hurricane II (a $60.00 value per person).

Watch videos from our trips below! 

These private charters are 3-4 hours long. Rates: $700 for up to 6 people. Our new boat, the Lady D, is a 35` T Jason with a 440hp Yanmar diesel engine that travels up to 18 knots for an exciting ride out to see the gentle giants. This vessel has a stand up bathroom, XM radio, and HEAT for those chilly days. Private 6 passenger boat for whale watching and fishing.

Your trip is led by Captain Nick Danikas, who started his career at sea as a commercial sword fisherman and herring seiner. He became a coast guard licensed captain in 1983 and has owned and operated commercial whale watch companies since then. Nick is a partner and Captain of Cape Ann Whale Watch, and has personally led over 5500 whale watch trips.

This trips are weather and sea conditions dependent and available April through October.

Call 508-284-2909 or e-mail Capt Nick at for availability and scheduling.


What to Bring:

Camera. Don’t forget to charge your battery and bring an extra memory card!
Snacks or lunch. You can bring a cooler for what you need. (Please no alcohol or glass.)
Sweater or jacket. Even on a warm day. It’s always 10-20 degrees coolers out on the water.
Wear sneakers or rubber soled shoes. No heels, please! Wear comfortable, sensible shoes.
Sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses are the best for whale watching because they reduce the glare and help you see into the water better—thus seeing the whales better.
Hat and Sunscreen.