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

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We invite you to join us this season for a private cruise or a limited number of public cruises. Our 2023 private cruise schedule is now available for online reservations.

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. The perfect gift!

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 and 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. Check it out.

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.






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. The lighthouse is within the harbor, protected by the barrier beach.

Climb aboard Blue Claw for a memory making adventure!

Open for Reservations!

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.

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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Seal Watch Adventure Cruise Route
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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