Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Gloucester, MA
Gloucester Harbor is one of the most important fishing ports in the United States, an important harbor of refuge, and an increasingly popular destination for recreational boaters. Though commercial activity on the harbor has been hit hard by the downturn in the fishing industry, the community has been active in revitalizing the downtown and the harbor area to appeal to recreational boaters and all coastal travelers.
Things To Do for Gloucester, MA:
Cape Ann Marina in Gloucester Harbor is home port to some of the stars of National Geographic’s hit TV series Wicked Tuna, and many of the Captains featured on the show offer fishing charters. Learn to fish like a pro, and be sure to stop at the Cape Ann Marina Resort shop for Wicked Tuna gear and souvenirs.
Cape Ann Marina Resort:
The Cape Ann Marina Resort has 265 boat slips, fuel dock, pump out and a fully equipped boat yard. With more than seven acres of family friendly hotel accommodations, dining, and amenities, and just a short walk from downtown Gloucester, this is a great place to dock and relax.
Cape Ann Harbor Tours:
Cape Ann’s longest running boat tour company, is also the only harbor tour that completely circles Cape Ann. On their exclusive Lighthouse Cruise you’ll see historic lighthouses, Gloucester’s fishing fleet, lobstermen, drawbridges, islands, and Cape Ann’s spectacular natural beauty.
Offering regular lobster lunch and dinner cruises, this cruiseship is complete with dance floors, bars, a full catering menu, and an open-air top deck. The ship is also perfectly equipped for hosting private events such as weddings and corporate events.
Schooners Adventure, Ardelle, and Thomas E. Landon all sail from Gloucester’s Inner Harbor and offer a variety of different sailing tours. Book your ticket ahead of time to guarantee your spot!
Helpful Resources for Gloucester, MA:
- Official Website – Gloucester MA Harbormaster
- Mass.gov Saltwater Fishing Public Access – includes interactive public boat launch map
- Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Regulations & Permit information
- Marinas near Gloucester, MA
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