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Discover an Authentic and Salty Cape Cod Experience Aboard Blue Claw!

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a group of people in a boat on a body of waterPrivate Charters…Your Boat, Your Time, Your Memories… Priceless!

We are the only Gold Medal tour boat company with three USCG inspected vessels and local USCG captains, cruising Orleans, Pleasant Bay and Chatham Harbor waters.

We offer PRIVATE Seal Watch Adventures, Beachcomber Expeditions, River Life Cruises, “Do as You Please” and Sunset Cruises. PRIVATE CHARTERS are for just you and your party, along with the captain, on the boat. This allows for a personal and interactive experience, you have the captain all to yourselves!  

Our PRIVATE CHARTERS allow you to take a deep breath and relax with ONLY your family or friends. On your journey be captivated by the natural beauty of Cape Cod, hear local tales and enjoy refreshments that you are welcome to bring along. Call us to customize your private cruise itinerary.

Climb aboard the Blue Claw boats to experience Cape Cod’s beauty and create lifelong memories.

We look forward to welcoming you on our boats!

~~Capt Rob

Tips for Booking Your Cruise

  • Reserve a cruise earlier in your stay so that if it is cancelled (due to weather) you may have the opportunity to reschedule.
  • When you reserve a Private Cruise you may add guests (at the per passenger rate) up to the maximum. Our office must be contacted before departure.
  • Our Seal Watch Adventure and Beachcomber Cruises travel at both slow and moderate speeds.
  • Our River Life and Sunset Cruises travel at a slow speed which allows for refreshments, conversation and if you chose music throughout the cruise.






2021: Our 13th Season of Adventure Cruises

Welcome Aboard!

Join us for a memory making adventure for the whole family. Our narrated Seal Watch Adventure Cruises are filled with humor and historical facts including stories of Pirates, Seals, Sharks, Shipwrecks and Buried Treasure. Our sea blue Coast Guard certified boats carry the whole family in comfort to visit Seal Colonies, Beachcomb on an island, enjoy a Sunset or a Private Custom Cruise tailored just for you. All of our tours are in Bay and Harbor waters, suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Call or Book Online today for an unforgettable Cape Cod Adventure.

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Seal Watch Adventure Cruise

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Our Seal Cruise takes you on a sightseeing adventure as you travel from Orleans to Chatham Harbor.

Our fully narrated 1 hour 45 minute Seal Watch Adventure Cruises are filled with humor and historical facts including stories of Pilgrims, Pirates, Seals, Great White Sharks, Shipwrecks and Buried Treasure. We travel the historic Orleans “River” passing the ancient summer grounds of Native Americans as we traverse Pleasant Bay following the National Seashore sand dunes to Chatham Harbor. Islands, salt marsh, narrow passages and historic locales mark the way to visit the seals in Chatham Harbor and stop by the Chatham Fish Pier–home to the local fishing fleet. You may also add a visit to view the Chatham Lighthouse by water to your reservation.

Climb aboard Blue Claw for a memory making adventure!

a group of people on a boat in the waterWe specialize in private custom cruises!

a close up of wareJoin us for a truly authentic Cape Cod Experience! Whether you’re looking for a romantic cruise for two, a family adventure or a fun filled group outing our  three USCG inspected boats are perfect for a private charter. Treat yourselves and your guests to a memory making cruise aboard Blue Claw.

Check our FAQs page for what you need to know to book your cruise.

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Top-Rated Sightseeing Cruise in Orleans, MA

"Great Outing Despite a Cloudy Day"

“Third time out with Captain Rob and as always it was a blast! Despite a cooler, cloudier day we were able to catch the seals, do some beachcombing (my daughter found all kinds of seaglass) and learn about the history. My kids especially loved the stories about hidden treasure and pirates! We highly recommend booking with Captain Rob. Being out on the water is a great way to see the area as well”-cesl20

"Excellent Experience"

“We had a great seal tour with Blue Claw. We saw lots of seals and beautiful scenery. Our guide was fun and informative. They were also super flexible when we added an extra person at the last minute.”-pamelalowe

"Blue Claw is the Best!"

“Blue Claw Boats Tours is the best on the cape! We have done seal tours, private tours and the the sunset cruise and will keep coming back again and again. Captain Rob is always fun! Pointing out local history and stories. He is so knowledgeable. Cathy is always so helpful with booking! Everytime we bring friends to the cape we take them with us on a blue claw tour! Highly recommend and so fun for all ages!”-Steph K