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Private Sightseeing Cruises from Orleans thru Pleasant Bay to Chatham Harbor

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Cruise into Cape Cod’s “Second Summer” with our NEW Autumn Bay Cruise!

Sunshine, refreshing salt air, sparkling blue water, shimmering fall foliage and golden marshes await you on a Cape Cod PRIVATE CRUISE.

With safety in mind, our PRIVATE CHARTERS allow you to take a deep breath and relax with your family or traveling companions. 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.

You may reserve any PRIVATE CHARTER online or by phone (limited office hours, so please leave a message). At this time we are not offering any public cruises with multiple groups.

We are following all Massachusetts State Guidelines to protect our captains and guests, we expect our guests to also follow the guidelines. In accordance with the guidelines we will:

  • Limit capacity on our boats
  • Require masks to be worn by both the captain and guests on all cruises
  • Provide hand sanitizer prior to boarding our boats
  • Clean seats, handrails and high touch surfaces on our boats between each cruise
  • Sanitize lifejackets after each use

We appreciate your patience and understanding and welcome you on our boats this season!

~~Capt Rob

Scroll down to view our autumn calendar and reserve your cruise online. Reservations and credit card payments required.





2020: Our 12th 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, view a Full Moon or enjoy 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 to view the seal colony. Cruising along, you encounter islands, salt marshes, birds, and the dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Hear stories of pilgrims and pirates, seals, sharks, and shipwrecks. At the discretion of the Captain, if conditions allow, you’ll enjoy viewing the Chatham Lighthouse and stopping by the Chatham Fish Pier.

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.

Featured on NECN, Chronicle,, and NBC!

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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