• Fun things to do and see

    We have many diversions for you while you are visiting us. Besides Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing with us, information pills there are dive boats, pontoon rides, schooner rides, and state parks and many other activities.

    Essex National Heritage
    Regional Information

    Relax and enjoy one of the most spectacular ocean views in all New England! All rooms at the Atlantis overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Twin Lighthouses.
    Cape Ann Divers
    Exciting Dive Charters from Yankee Fleet Dock

    Cape Ann Divers offers an extraordinary experience for divers of all levels. We are strategically located near all diving areas in Gloucester and Rockport, and there are many to choose from. Cape Ann offers world class diving just 30 miles north of Boston. The visibility and sea life variety are superb. There are also a number of shipwrecks, wall dives and rocky reefs just off our shore.
    Cape Pond Ice
    Gloucester
    Enjoy a uniquely COOL visit to the Cape Pond Ice Company, where we've been icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of THE PERFECT STORM. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry,with vintage film of natural ice harvests. Explore our historic Ice House and see first hand 300-pound block ice being made - up to 350 tons per day. See fishing vessels taking on ice, and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront!
    Essex River Pontoon Cruises
    Essex
    Fully narrated cruises depart daily from the Essex Marina. Discover salt marshes, glacial islands, barrier beaches, sand dunes, rare birds and other wildlife.
    Schooner Sails on the Thomas E Lannon
    Gloucester
    Fully narrated cruises depart daily from the Essex Marina. Discover salt marshes, glacial islands, barrier beaches, sand dunes, rare birds and other wildlife.
    Schooner Sails on the Thomas E Lannon
    Gloucester
    Relaxing escape to days gone by. Daily sails around Gloucester Harbor. See lighthouses, castles, working waterfront, and more. Corporate and private charters, sunset lobsterbakes, music cruises, and Fun!
    Essex River Basin Kayak Adventures
    Essex
    Halibut Point State Park
    Rockport
    Moby Duck Amphibious Sightseeing
    Gloucester
    Ravenswood Park
    Gloucester
    A tranquil wooded setting for walking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing along almost ten miles of trails and carriage paths.
    Old Town Trolley Tours
    Boston
    See the best of Boston on this 110-minute, fully narrated tour. From Beacon Hill to the New England Aquarium, the Back Bay to Boston Common, Old Town Trolley is the best way to see the city. Our 17 stops have been carefully selected for your convenience and pleasure. Get off and on at any of our designated stops all day, sightseeing at your own pace! Kids ride free! Check out our new 2-day pass!