Harbor Seal Boat Tour
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– OUR CAPTAIN’S PERSPECTIVE –
“One can walk or drive the roads of Cape Cod for an eternity, but if one does not experience the nature and character of the Cape from the water, its true beauty will remain hidden.”
OPTION 1: TRIP LENGTH 2.5 HOURS – $375
Explore the rivers and bays of Orleans, North Chatham; the haul out area of Cape Cods large Gray Seal population; the waters of Chatham Harbor including the Chatham fishing fleet and the Chatham fish pier. View Chatham lighthouse and the shores of the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore barrier beach with its vibrant bird and marine life. A stop along our route is included for tour provided drinks, snacks and customer provided lunch. This is approximately a 22 mile round trip.
OPTION 2: TRIP LENGTH 3.5 HOURS – $425
Enjoy all the beauty of trip Option 1 with inclusion of a lunch stop at the beautiful Wequassett Inn on the shores of Pleasant Bay. Dine in comfort while your private vessel awaits your return. (Meal expense is customer responsibility). It is recommended that Wequassett Inn be contacted at 508-432-5400 for appropriate reservations.
OPTION 3: CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN EXCURSION – $150/HR
Customizing a trip is perfect for a whale watch, sunset river cruise, evening seal cruise, regatta viewing, 4th of July fireworks, or other family events.
30 minutes before cruise departure
- Life Jackets
- Light snacks
- Tour Guide
- Non-alcoholic drinks
- Light Jacket
- Non-spray Sunscreen
- Soft-soled shoes
- Additional Lunch if desired
What if I have more than 6 in my party?
Coast Guard regulations limit the number of passengers (including children) to a maximum of 6. Children 12 years old and younger are required to wear a life jacket at all times. Life jackets are provided by Harbor Seal Boat Tours.
Can I bring alcohol?
Beer and wine (no glass bottles please) may be brought aboard for consumption within reason by age permitted individuals.
Will we see a great white shark?
Although great whites are now prevalent in the area due to the large seal population, the odds of a sighting remain quite low.
Where does the tour leave from?
The tour departs from Meetinghouse Pond town dock in East Orleans, Massachusetts. The dock is located next to 67 Barley Neck Rd. Orleans Massachusetts 02643. Note: The tour does NOT leave from Nauset Marine East. Please click the map below for exact location.
Can my tour depart and return at different locations?
Yes! Alternative departure and return points can be arranged. Please call the office to discuss available options.
Do you have bathroom facilities on the boat?
There are no bathrooms on the boat so please plan accordingly before arriving at the dock.
Are there any age restrictions?
No, however boarding the boat requires basic mobility, including the ability to step down into the boat from the dock. There is no age restriction for children, however, the tour is not recommended for infants.
What is your cancellation policy?
48 hour notice prior to departure time : full refund.
Less than 48 hour notice: the full fare is non refundable unless we are able to rebook the same trip for the same date and time.
In the event the captain cancels the trip prior to departure, for any reason such as inclement weather, a full refund will be provided.
If a partial trip has been completed and then terminated enroute by the captain, a prorated refund will be provided.