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

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Thank you to all of our wonderful guests for another great summer season!

All of us at Blue Claw are looking forward to 2024!

We are not taking reservations for the remainder of 2023.

Private Charters…Your Boat, Your Time, Your Memories… Priceless!

When you reserve a PRIVATE CHARTER, you are chartering the whole boat for a personal and memory making experience!

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, Sunset Cruises…..



“It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” Cruise. Don’t look out on the water, be on the water as you enjoy your pre-dinner refreshments! Smell the salt air, feel the warm breezes, relax and unwind. We’ll get you back in time for your dinner reservation.

This cruise can be reserved for Brunch or Lunch, because it’s always 5 O’Clock Somewhere!

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 want to welcome you on our boats and be the highlight of your time on Cape Cod.  We make memories!

~~Capt Rob

Tips for Booking Your Cruise

  • Don’t miss out by waiting to reserve your Private Charter. We have limited times available.
  • Reserve a cruise earlier in your stay so that if it is cancelled (due to weather) you may have the opportunity to reschedule, as available.
  • 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 “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” Cruise and Sunset Cruises travel at a slow speed which allows for refreshments, conversation and if you choose music throughout the cruise. There is limited narration by the captain so that you may enjoy your “private” party.






More than Seals!

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Our Seal Watch Adventure Cruise is our most popular cruise…..but we offer so much more!

If you want an authentic Cape Cod adventure the BEACHCOMBER EXPEDITION AND SEAL CRUISE is the excursion for you! Venture to Chatham Harbor to visit the local seal colony, then hop off our boat to explore an island and beachcomb for “treasures”.  Fun for the whole family!

If you have a group that wants to get out on the water for some relaxation while enjoying some pre-dinner refreshment, but be back in time for a dinner reservation then check out our NEW “IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE” CRUISE*. Bring along food and beverages, we provide complimentary tables and blue tooth speaker. This cruise can be reserved any time during the day because it’s always 5 O’Clock Somewhere!

Enjoy a SUNSET CRUISE*  at a relaxing and quieter time of day. A wonderful way to celebrate any special occasion. Bring along food and beverages to enjoy, we provide complimentary tables and blue tooth speaker.

Climb aboard Blue Claw for a memory making adventure!

*Please note that the 5 O’Clock Somewhere and Sunset Cruises do not visit the seal colony in Chatham Harbor, however we do see a few seals playing in the River or Bay.

Calendar for All Cruises

2023: Our 15th 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.

Top-Rated Sightseeing Cruise in Orleans, MA

"Top Notch Tour"

“I’ve been coming to Cape Cod for 15 years and of all the experiences I’ve had here (whale watching tours, fishing boat excursions, etc), this was one of my top favorite things I’ve enjoyed doing. Captain Rob is a wealth of knowledge and tells great stories- without sounding scripted like some tours. He knew exactly where to take us to see the seals up close and the boat was very comfortable and spacious for our group of 6 adults and 3 children. I’d recommend Blue Claw for a fun way to get on the water and see some wildlife!”

Hannah E, July 2021

"Wonderful Cape Experience"

“I live here, in Centerville, and my family has been coming to visit for years. I am always looking for great cape experiences for them to enjoy. Blue Claw Boat Tours ranks among the best! Captain Rob shared fun and interesting facts. His pleasant and friendly demeanor truly made our seal excursion memorable.”

MD, July 2021


"A Fantastic Tour for Families"

“We went on a seal tour and it was fantastic. Captain Rob Wissmann was super knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. He took time to slow or stop around numerous points of interest and explained quite a bit about the surrounding towns and area history. He was incredibly friendly and great with the kids. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour to anybody that enjoys being on the water and seeing the local wildlife. My kids were asking of we could go back immediately after getting in the car which is always a good sign.”

Michael D, June 2021