Sightseeing Cruises from Orleans thru Pleasant Bay to Chatham Harbor and back to Orleans

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Welcome Summer!

Our cruises offer sunshine, clean salt air, sparkling blue water and balmy summer breezes that roll over the sand dunes of the outer beach. This summer is a breath of fresh air waiting for you!

NEW! This season we are offering primarily PRIVATE CRUISES–Seal, Beachcombing and Sunset–that can be reserved now thru Labor Day. This private option allows you to relax, delight in the sights with just your family or traveling companions and enjoy refreshments that you bring along. We can customize your private cruise itinerary to fit your needs. Our PUBLIC CRUISE schedule is limited and will only be available to reserve the day before the tour.

Reservations and credit card payments required.

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 to 10 passengers and 1 captain
  • Require masks to be worn by both the captain and guests
  • Social distance groups not in the same family or travel group, to the extent that we can
  • Provide hand sanitizer prior to boarding our boats
  • Clean high touch surfaces on our boats between each cruise
  • Sanitize lifejackets after each use

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we look forward to welcoming you on our boats this summer!

~~Capt Rob

Scroll down to check out our full summer calendar and reserve your cruise online.





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

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.

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Top-Rated Sightseeing Cruise in Orleans, MA


“Captain Rob took out our group of 12 on a stunning Sunday morning and we had a lovely time. captain rob was full of stories and information. The boat was clean and smooth. We had one elderly passage and Captain Rob was kind and solicitous in making sure she was well cared for. We’d go out with him again for sure!” – Lisa O.

"Always look forward to the experience"

“We choose to go in this same tour every year and every year we are satisfied! Our family enjoys the tour along with our favorite Captain Rob with all his information and his kindness! We find ourselves coming back every year to see all the seals, the Chatham homes, and checking out the fisherman dumping their fish. The ride is fun, and we recommend a sweatshirt if you get cold easily! If you are looking to see a lot of seals, head to blue claw and visit our favorite captain!”- Kelley D

"Great tour, great captain, perfect size boat"

“Our family loved this tour. The boat is just the right size. There were 12 people so not over crowded and plenty of space to get a good view. The captain is extremely knowledgeable and the seals were amazing. We saws hundreds of them. This was perfect!”-ljmichaud