Whale watching from Chatham, Cape Cod – the only whale watching trip that leaves from historic Chatham Fish Pier.*
Book a whale watch
Make your trip to Cape Cod unforgettable and join us for hours of whale and seal watching off the coast of Chatham, one of the top areas in the world to see whales, and one of the only places to see the North Atlantic right whale – the rarest whale in the world, with only several hundred remaining worldwide. (Learn more about right whales at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown.)
Whales migrate to Massachusetts in the spring to feed on mackerel, herring, krill and other schooling fish, and they’re a short boat ride away; right whales, finback whales, minke whales, pilot whales and everybody’s favorite humpback whales. With a smaller boat, you can see whales more closely than with larger vessels, and enjoy the breathtaking breaching and spouting of the humpbacks.
Whale watching trips are 3 hours, $6000, up to 7 people. Call Captain Mike about booking a whale watch (June only).
And when your whale watching trip is over, you can spend some time at the Chatham Fish Pier watching small-boat fishermen unloading their daily catch, just as they’ve done for generations. Check out the view of Chatham Harbor from the webcam on the observation deck at the Pier. The Chatham Chamber of Commerce website has more information about the Pier and other Chatham attractions.
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* Depending on conditions between Chatham Harbor and the outlet to the open ocean, the whale watching trip may leave from Chatham’s Stage Harbor instead. Captain Mike will let you know.