Ipswich Essex Explorer
Cape Ann Transportation Operating Company, Inc. (CATOC) - 3 Rear Pond Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
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.
Ten Pound Island Light (1821)
Annisquam Lighthouse (1800)
Discovery Center: 978.281.8400
Half Moon Beach
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Over The Bridge Tours of Cape Ann
The White-Ellery House
Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch
Rocky Neck Art Colony