Ipswich Essex Explorer

Ipswich Essex Explorer

Cape Ann Transportation Operating Company, Inc. (CATOC) - 3 Rear Pond Road | Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 283-7916


The shuttle bus service that takes visitors from the Ipswich Train Station to some of the North Shore’s most incredible destinations. Previously, these destinations were only available visitors who had personal transporation. Now, however, visitors may enjoy the area car-free and explore the abundance of recreational, cultural and historic attractions here.

The shuttle operates June to September, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays and travels between Ipswich and Essex, stopping at beaches, parks, and historic sites.

The Explorer service is provided by the Cape Ann Transportation Authority in Gloucester, MA. It is funded by the Town of Ipswich.


Gloucester Stage Company

The Gloucester Stage mission is to present the highest quality professional theatrical productions and thus contribute to the cultural, economic and educational development of Cape Ann.

The area from Boston, Massachusetts' doorstep extending to the New Hampshire border is a diverse and beautiful place with historical and cultural significance. Distances are short, prices are reasonable, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Known for cozy hotels and inns, delicious restaurants, fascinating museums and great beaches, North of Boston, MA is the ideal vacation destination. The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly promotes the thirty-four cities and towns of Essex County as a tourism destination.

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