Summer on the Sea: Boston’s North Shore With Your Grandchild

Voyage along Cape Ann’s rugged coast with your grandchild on four distinct boats as you whale watch, catch lobsters, snack on clams and stop in Salem to learn about its witchy history.
Program No. 23698RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

At a Glance

Follow the seashore north from Boston, and you’ll soon arrive at Cape Ann — home to charming seaside towns where lobsterman hoist in their daily catches and historic clam stands serve up fried seafood to sunbathers and beachcombers. On this adventure on sand and by sea with your grandchild, you’ll learn about the famous Gloucester fishing fleet and join a crew of researchers on a whale watching adventure at sea. Swim along the sandy shores and dunes of Crane Beach, and explore the cobblestone streets of historic Salem!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 3-5 blocks over smooth surfaces; some stairs; embark/disembark boats & coach bus.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Voyage on Cape Ann's vibrant shoreline and a tidal river on four distinctive boats, from a fishing schooner to a research vessel.
  • Climb aboard the Lady Jillian to meet a lobsterman and watch him hoist his daily catch from the chilly seawaters of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Feel like royalty as you look out at the sweeping views of your kingdom during a visit to Hammond Castle.
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Jim McAllister
Jim McAllister is a Salem historian, photographer, author and teacher, and serves as a historic consultant to the City of Salem and the Hawthorne Hotel. A graduate of Stonehill College, his photographs of Salem have appeared in numerous publications, and he is the author of “Salem: From Naumkeag to Witch City” and co-author of “Salem: Cornerstones of a Historic City.” Jim has appeared on both the “History Channel” and “Home and Garden TV.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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