Category Archives: Boating

Blue Claw Seal Watch Adventure and Boat Tours in Orleans MA

Join  Blue Claw Boat Tours  for a memory making adventure for the whole family. Our fully narrated 1 hour 45 minute Seal Watch Adventure Cruises are filled with humor and historical facts including stories of Pilgrims, Pirates, Seals, Sharks, Shipwrecks and Buried Treasure. Our three sea blue Coast Guard certified boats carry the whole family in comfort to visit Seal Blue Claw Seal Watch Adventure and Boat Tours in Orleans MAColonies, Beachcomb on an island, view a Sunset and Full Moon or enjoy a Private Custom Cruise tailored just for you. We’ve also added some Special Spring cruises to those hidden spots in Orleans that are enjoyed best by water. All of our tours are in Bay and Harbor waters, suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Cape Cod SEAL WATCH ADVENTURE CRUISE
Our Seal Cruise takes you on a sightseeing adventure as you travel  from Orleans to Chatham Harbor to view the seal colony. Cruising along you will encounter islands, salt marshes, birds and the dunes   of the Cape Cod National Seashore. You will hear stories of pilgrims
and pirates, seals, sharks and shipwrecks. We also offer a special SEALS at SUNSET cruise.

BEACHCOMBER EXPEDITION and SEAL TOUR
Our very popular combination seal cruise and beachcombing  expedition takes you to view the seals in their habitat, then drops you off on an island to beachcomb, collect shells and explore a
beautiful barrier beach

SUNSET CRUISE
Relax and enjoy the splendor of a Cape Cod evening aboard one of
our boats as it glides along the River to Little Pleasant Bay

Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet 2016

The Provincetown Portuguese festival will be held Thursday June 23th thru Sunday June 26th! This annual tradition is a great family friendly event! This festival has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people living and working on Cape Cod. Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016
5:00pm-10:00pm Seamen’s Bank Compartilhe Na Nossa Mesa … “”Share Our Table” A showcase
of Provincetown’s best restaurants. Under the Seamen’s Bank Tent. B
Reservations are required
8:OOpm-10:00 pm Dancing Under The Tent with D.J. Rick Anthony $5.00

Friday, June 24, 2016
10:00am-12:00pm Kids paint ROOSTERS P”
12:00pm-2:00pm Capt. Manny Phillips Fishing Derby for Kids M (FREE)
2:30pm-4:00pm Lobster Crate Races (behind Surf Club) S
12:00pm-3:00pm Portuguese Soup Tasting with entertainment by the Dory Bar Blues Band B
12:00pm-4:00pm Facepainting P
2:00pm-4:00pm Portuguese Writers & Poets Read at the Harbor Lounge 359 Commercial St. (FREE)
3:00pm-6:00pm Music, Dancing & Entertainment On Stage. P (FREE)
5:00pm-8:00pm Lobster Bake B
*Beer and Wine Cash Bar
*Oyster, Clam and Shrimp Cash Bar
6:30pm-7:30pm Music for All Ages with Rick Anthony performing an Elvis Tribute artist – On Stage P (FREE)
8:00pm-10:00pm Music for all Ages with The band FAITH On Stage P (FREE)
9:00pm-1:OOam Homecoming Get Together with the “”Old Jugs”” S (FREE)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
10:00am-12:00pm Motta Family Kids Games and Cookout MF (FREE)
11 :30am-7:30pm Lions Club Portuguese Food Court and Enjoy Entertainment by the Portuguese Kids 6:30 to 7:30 B
12:00pm-2:00pm Live Entertainment and Portuguese Folklore Dancers P (FREE)
1:OOpm-3:00pm Capture the Flag Race S (FREE)
2:00pm-3:00pm Entertainment for Kids Of All Ages by the Toe Jam Puppet Band P (FREE)
3:00pm-5:00pm Portuguese Festival Parade On Commercial St. from Harbor Hotel to Franklin St.)
4:30pm-5:30pm Entertainment Continues Toe Jam Puppet Band P (FREE)
6:30pm-7:30pm Enjoy Comedy by the Portuguese Kids in the Lions Club Portuguese
Food Court under the tent B (FREE)
7:30pm-9:30pm Early Evening Provincetown Banner FADO Concert TH Contributions appreciated
Handicap access elevator available behind Town Hall.
9:00pm – 12:30am Dance to the SAMBA Band On Stage P (FREE)

Sunday, June 26, 2016
10:30am-11 :30am Fishermen’s Mass at St. Peters Church. SP
11 :30pm-12:30pm Portuguese Folklore dancers, Nossa Senhorade Fatima of Rhode Island, entertain in Lopes
Square while you wait for the Procession LS
12:00pm-100pm Procession from St. Peter the Apostle Church
1:OOpm 69th Blessing Of The Fleet and judging of boat decorations M
12:00pm-4:00pm TASCA … Portuguese Cafe M
1:OOpm-3:00pm Enjoy Portuguese Folklore dancing by the group,
Nossa Senhora de Fatima of Rhode, and the
Madeira Dancers (Rancho Folclorico do Santissimo Sacramento) of New Bedford M (FREE)
4:00pm-5:00pm Enjoy a Traditional Band Concert in front of
Town Hall. Free Featuring St. Anthony’s Band from Cambridge. TH (FREE)
4:00pm-7:00pm Finish Up Another Great Festival with a quick Get
Together at the Surf Club with Ed Sheridan’s and friends. SC (FREE)

Provincetown Portuguese Festival
56 Howland St., Provincetown, MA 02657

 

Monomoy Island Excursions in Harwichport MA

Monomoy Island Excursions is a family owned and operated business in Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachussets. For over 10 years we’ve been taking people out to Monomoy, a barrier island and wildlife refuge off the coast of Chatham, MA, where thousands of seals have made their home.

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While seals are the main attraction on our cruise, there is a lot more to see! We visit Wychmere Harbor, in Harwich Port. This is one of the most scenic harbors on the Cape! We also stop in to Stage Harbor in Chatham, where you get a close up view of Stage Harbor Lighthouse, and can catch a glimpse of Chatham Lighthouse. Not to mention the combination of large yachts, small sailboats, and various fishing boats that fill each harbor. You get a real taste of the sea life on Nantucket Sound.
We run seal cruises several times a day, generally lasting 1 1/2 hours. While we see lots of harbor seals and gray seals, Monomoy is also home to hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife. There is a trained naturalist on board who narrates the tour and can answer questions about the wildlife as well as the history of the island and the historic  Monomoy Lighthouse.

Check out the current pricing 

508-430-7772 702 Route 28, Harwich Port, MA 02646

Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby 2016 in Wareham MA

Get out on Tihonet Pond  for the annual fishing derby  in Wareham MA on Sunday  June 5th  6am-2pm   It’s a great day for family, fishing, and fun whether you’re a serious fisherman or you just want to enjoy some time with your kids.  The derby falls on the Massachusetts Free Fishing Weekend, therefore, fishing licenses are not required this year. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories for adults and juniors. e22386e4-1aff-419c-8b5f-ad97ed0de1bc

The fee is $12 for adults and $3 for children age 14 and younger. The fee includes breakfast. Lunch and bait are available for purchase. This year’s Grand Raffle Prizes include a 10′ Jon Boat with a Trolling Motor (over $900 value), Necky Manitou Sport Kayak with Rod Holder (over $900 value), and Four Pre-season New England Patriots Tickets (over $200 value). Take a chance and purchase a raffle ticket for $5 each. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wankinquoah R & G Club Youth Group.  Register here 

Tihonet Village

158 Tihonet Road

Wareham, MA 02571

United States
Phone: 508-295-1000

Cape Cod Maritime Days 2016

Join us in May 2016 for the 23rd Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days, a celebration of the Cape’s rich maritime history!Cape Cod Maritime Days 2016

The month-long event showcases a variety of Cape-wide maritime-themed activities, including guided kayak excursions, lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits, the 20th Annual Cape Cod Martime History Symposium at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on May 21st, and more.

Click here for a line-up of events and activities.

Cape Cod’s maritime heritage is legendary. Come, hear and experience this wonderful lore at Cape Cod Maritime Days! See why this annual event was designated one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association.

Sponsored by Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Commission and Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Highlights include

Chatham Light Tours: May 4 and May 18

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – 1:00pm to Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 3:30pm
Chatham Lighthouse, Shore Road, Chatham

Centerville Historical Walk

Saturday, May 7, 2016 -9:30am to 10:30am
Park at Centerville Library, 585 Main Street, Centerville

Quest to Save the Seas Lecture at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street, Brewster

HyArts Shanties on Hyannis Harbor Open for the Season

Friday, May 13, 2016 to Monday, October 10, 2016
Ocean Street, Hyannis
Click here for a line-up of events and activities.

Cape Cod Maritime Days 2015

The Annual Cape Cod Maritime Festival celebrates the seafaring and fishing heritage that has been the essence of Cape Cod for centuries.

Enjoy activities all around the Cape, on and off the water, including live musical acts, children’s activities and entertainment, and displays by local artists and museums. Check the calendar for a complete list of activities.

Cape Cod Maritime Days is a way to pay homage to our region’s rich maritime traditions.The Cape-wide celebration features events and activities throughout the month of May, including lighthouse & walking tours, a Maritime Festival, Maritime History Symposium, nautical art exhibits, lectures on maritime lore, boat-building exhibits and kayaking excursions.

Some highlights include

Guided Kayak Excursions (May 1-June 6), Paws at the Beach Pet Party (May 9), Tours at Nauset Lighthouse (May 10- October 25), HyArts Shanties on Hyannis Harbor (May 15-September 27), Toast of Harwich (May 15) Maritime Yard Sale and Flea Market (May 15- 16), Tours of Highland Lighthouse (May 16-October 12), Osterville’s Nautical Hunt Shopping Weekend (May 29-30) Wellfleet Harborfest 2015 (May 30), Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium (June 6).

Cape Cod Annual Boatbuilders Show 2015 in Hyannis MA

The Ninth Annual Boatbuilders’ Show on Cape Cod, “the best little boat show in the Northeast,” returns Friday  February 6 thru Sunday  -8, 2015 at the  Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis.

Whether you are shopping, just looking, or just looking for a taste of summer, The Boatbuilders Show on Cape Cod promises a unique boating experience with accessories on display and beautifully crafted pleasure boats to whet your appetite for the summer ahead.  

Admission is just $5.  Children under 12 are free, and there is plenty of free parking.  Show hours are Friday from 2PM to 7PM, Saturday 10AM to 6PM, and Sunday 10AM to 4PM.

Over the past eight years, almost 22,000 people have visited the show for the opportunity to see a large selection of unique, custom and limited-production boats in both wood and fiberglass.  At this year’s show, boaters looking for something other than off-the-rack, production boats will discover more than 50 exhibitors and a large variety of custom-built sail and powerboats on display under one roof.

 

Resort & Conference Center
35 Scudder Ave., Hyannis, MA  02601

Day 353 Cape Cod Duckmobiles boat tours in Hyannis MA

Cape Cod Duckmobiles located in  Hyannis   is the Cape’s answer to the Boston Duck Tours .  This land and sea adventure explores various aspects of Cape Cod, including the Kennedy legacy. Other bits of the tour include seeing lighthouses, great beaches, and amazing waterfront properties.

Ride Cape Cod Duckmobiles’™ authentic military amphibious vehicles. Come ride the streets of downtown Hyannis and see where the Kennedy’s went to church, where J.F.K gave his acceptance speech. See the J.F.K memorial and the J.F.K museum. Learn about the early settlers and were they worked and played. See a Cape Cod light house, some of Cape Cod’s best beaches, and waterfront properties.

Cape Cod Duckmobiles™ are the only land and sea tours to use both the original amphibious DUKW from world war two and the amphibious Larc from the Vietnam War. Our vehicles are completely restored and are inspected and certified by the US COAST GUARD. Trips last about 45 minutes on land on sea. So come for a fun filled tour of Hyannis and don’t forget QUACKING is required!

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $18.00 Kids,
Seniors and Students: $15.00
Kids 5 and under: $5.00 *

Prices do not include a $1.00 TOBRF fee.

Departures:
Spring and Fall: 11:30 1:00 2:30 4:00*
Summer: 10:00 to 5:00 (every half hour on the hour and half hour).
Some later trips, call for times.
Trips depart from 437 Main St.Hyannis, MA.
*Passenger minimum required.

Day 352 Wellfleet Boat Parade 2014

Wellfleet will host  its Second Annual Boat Parade on Saturday, August 16th at 4:00pm. The theme for the boat Parade is “Sea Dog Days of Summer” and leashed dogs participation is encouraged. All Boats are welcome and there is no size limit for participating vessels. Boats are asked to begin assembling at 3:30pm to line up and follow the Harbormaster vessel along the parade route. Standard water and boat safety rules apply. The Sea Dog Days of August Boat Parade may be best viewed from land at the Town Pier, Mayo Beach, and Indian Neck Beach jetty.

 

Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet, MA

Day 319 Blue Claw Boat Tours in Orleans MA

Blue Claw Boat tours of Orleans   has fully narrated tours are filled with humor and historical facts including stories of Pilgrims, Pirates, Seals, Sharks, Shipwrecks and Buried Treasure. All of the boat tours are in Bay and Harbor waters, suitable for the whole family to enjoy. It has been voted as one of the top things to do while on your Cape Cod Vacation.

 

Located in  Orleans Village, dry board their  vessels from a dock on Meetinghouse Pond where your  adventure begins. They will   travel the historic Orleans “River” passing ancient summer grounds of Native Americans as we traverse Pleasant Bay following the National Seashore to Chatham Harbor. Seven islands, salt marsh, narrow passages and historic locales mark the way. Our tours will pass by inlets, aquaculture, fishermen, spectacular waterfront homes, austere beach camps and a view of historic Chatham Lighthouse. Our sea blue Coast Guard certified boats carry the whole family.

Seals, Wildlife & History of Pleasant
Bay and Chatham Harbor ~
Blue Claw Boat Tours takes you on a great Cape  Cod boat ride  from Orleans thru Pleasant Bay to
the new beach break in Chatham. During this 90 minute cruise you will see seals in their habitat,
swimming and playing, hauled out in the tidal  sandbars and swimming in groups.The Summer Seal Cruise schedule is10am, 12noon, 2pm & 4pm most days.  2014 rates   Adults: $35.00, Kids: $30.00

Chatham Beachcomber and Seal Tour

This popular 2 -1/2  hour Beachcombing  trip leaves from Orleans traveling to  Chatham Harbor to view the seals. Then  you will be dropped off on a beach ~  accessible only by boat ~  giving you
about 1 hour to beachcomb, do some  Cape Cod shell collecting and enjoy the  natural wonders of this beach. The boat &  captain stay anchored at the beach while  you explore. Remember to bring a bag or
bucket to take home all of your treasures!   COMBINATION BEACHCOMBING EXPEDITION & SEAL CRUISE**–2-1/2 Hours (summer only):
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Mornings, 9:15-11:45
Adults: $50.00, Kids: $45.00

 

Natural River Boat Tour

Slow down and enjoy a leisurely 90 minute guided nature tour in protected waters, along the River to  Pleasant Bay, suitable for all age groups. Tuesday & Thursday at 4:00pm Sunday at 10:00am

Enjoy the natural beauty of an  all weather cruise that winds  from the center of Orleans to
Little Pleasant Bay. As we  slowly cruise this Cape Cod  waterway we will explore  some of the interesting  creeks, islands and coves  along the meandering shoreline of the River.

RESERVATIONS**:
Reservations are required, tickets purchased 48 hours before the tour are non-refundable. We will
hold a reservation with a valid credit card for up to 15 minutes before the departure of the tour. If
you do not show up your fare will be processed. Life jackets (PFDs) are available for all passengers,
children under 12 are required by the state to wear one. Sorry, NO PETS on board, with the
exception of service dogs.

 

Here is one review from Tripadvisor

Seven of us joined several others for a one hour plus boat tour of the Orleans/Chatham area with a focus on finding seals. Captain Rob was a great guide: knowledgeable, pleasant, open and fun. He focused on safety at the beginning which is really important. We all learned a lot about the area, waters and critters. While it’s early in the season and fewer seals are in the harbors/bays since the Great White Sharks are still traveling north, we saw many seals and he stopped and let us take it all in. Highly recommend for all, including families. There were four children six and over on the boat and all enjoyed (and were really well-behaved).

 

NAUSET MARINA–235 Main Street ,Orleans,