A booking provides fare passage to explore the rivers and bays of Orleans, North Chatham; the haul out area of Cape Cod's 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. Water is provided. The tour is 2 hours long and is 22 miles round trip. Our trip remains within the calm protected waters of Orleans and Chatham and does not go into the ocean. If you haven't seen this part of Cape Cod from the water, then you are missing its true beauty. Due to the cost of operating the vessel, a tour trip can only run if there are a minimum of two booked fares.
I hold a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton master captain's license, I am a licensed FAA pilot, and have been sailing the waters of Orleans and Chatham since the early 1970's. After retiring from my business career, I worked for several years as a contract tour boat Captain on outer Cape Cod. I started Harbor Seal Boat Tours in order to give our visitors unique and local access to Cape Cod's beautiful National Seashore. You can visit us on the web, Instagram or Facebook
Soft Drinks, Water, Guests are free to bring their own beverages and food if they would like.
We will follow the calm waters through both Little and Big Pleasant Bay. Highlights of the tour include bringing our tour very close to beautiful sand bars where the large seal population swim and sun themselves. We will gently weave between the moored boats of the Chatham fishing fleet as we approach the fish pier and the famous Chatham lighthouse. The tour concludes as we sail home on the protected waters of North Chatham harbor and Orleans.
Children 12 and under must wear life jackets. Children of all ages are welcome if accompanied by their parent. Unaccompanied children must be 18 years of age or older. Capt. may cancel if bad weather