For 40 years, Cape Ann Whale Watch has taken whale watching enthusiasts on a tour to Stellwagen Bank, a national marine preserve about 12 miles off the coast of Gloucester, to see and learn about the whales. Climb aboard the Hurricane II, the fastest vessel to see the whales. Learn from the on-board educators about these gentle giants and their natural habitat. Named one of the top five whale watches in the United States by Joshua Horwitz, author of War on Whales. Free parking!