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 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,