Here are the Best Ways to See the Cape Cod Seals

Cape Cod seals

Do you want to experience one of the most magical activities in Massachusetts? Plan a trip to see the Cape Cod seals. There are so many ways to enjoy the nature and wildlife in this region, but nothing is more amazing than watching seals in their natural habitat. What is the best way to experience these beautiful creatures? Hop onboard one of the many seal watching charters!

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How Can I Experience the Majestic Cape Cod Seals?

Monomoy Island Ferry

Join our friends at Monomoy Island Ferry for one the best, seal watching charters in Chatham. Their fun-filled tours depart from the beautiful Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. During your trip, you’ll see other wildlife like the American Oystercatcher, Piping Plover, and Roseate Tern.

The Monomoy Island Ferry has a fantastic 90-minute tour for all ages who want to enjoy the Cape Cod seals. The tickets cost $40 for adults and $30 for children 10 and under. The departure times for seal watching are 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Beachcomber Tours

Another company in Chatham for seal watching is Beachcomber Tours. Their bright yellow boats depart from the Municipal Fish Pier, which is a quick 10-minute walk from our centrally-located inn. Once you set sail, you will not only see seals but also hear the interesting stories of the sea-loving captains. Beachcomber Tours will make you feel welcome and provide light commentary to make your experience memorable.

Learn all about Cape Cod seals when you embark on their 90-minute adventure. Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for seniors 65 and older, $25 for kids 3-15, under 3 are free.

Blue Claw Boat Tours

Enjoy the fresh air on your 15-minute drive from Chatham to Orleans for an adventure with Blue Claw Boat Tours. This seal watching charter is perfect if you want to see other parts of Cape Cod during your trip. The tours cruise through the Chatham Harbor to the nearby seal colony. Along the way, you will see the Chatham Lighthouse, the Cape Cod National Shoreline, small islands, and amazing birds. Strike up a conversation with the captain and learn more about the Cape Cod seals.

Blue Claw Boat Tours depart from Orleans and have tours lasting for 1 hour and 45 minutes just about every day in the summer. Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children. When you are cruising through the waters, take in all the natural scenery and enjoy the delightful weather.

Relax at Chatham Gables Inn

After your wonderful excursions to watch the beautiful Cape Cod seals, continue the adventures with us at Chatham Gables Inn. Our historic B&B is a renovated 170-year-old sea captain’s manse. Unwind in our beautiful accommodations adorned with luxurious linens, antiqued furnishings, and restored hardwood floors. Refuel every morning with a delicious warm breakfast made to order just the way you like it.


Create the ultimate outdoor retreat with us today!