We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Chatham Pier and Fish Market

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA
Phone Number:
+1 508-945-3474

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 545 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 326
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Where are the boats for seal & sharks?

We searched but did not find them :( We were dissapointed not to be able to take a boat ride to go see the seals and HOPEFULLY a shark. But the place is sooooo nice! I think we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
PatPilees
,
Boucherville, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

545 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 527: English reviews
Boucherville, Canada
Level Contributor
70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We searched but did not find them :( We were dissapointed not to be able to take a boat ride to go see the seals and HOPEFULLY a shark. But the place is sooooo nice! I think we were there for an hour or more. Just looking at the fishermen coming back and enjoying the view. This is a very... More 

Helpful?
Thank PatPilees
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a short while to see the catch being brought in to the harbour (very efficient operation) and the seals waiting below the deck. Parking was much in demand but worth a wait. Even had someone on hand to answer questions and explain about the fishing fleet.

Helpful?
Thank RiddiSue
The Woodlands, TX
Level Contributor
89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there the first week in November. It was fun watching the fresh catches of fish being unloaded and weighed. The seals were everywhere waiting for the decks to be swept off so they could catch a meal. The seagulls were there also, watching and waiting for their chance to snatch up something. Fun experience for young and old.

Helpful?
Thank ILuvtotravel48
NYC
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Even in off season, it was a fun place to visit to see very friendly seagulls and seals, and look out over the water and take a few photos.

Helpful?
Thank LSfromNYC
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We stopped by the fish pier and market to watch the sunrise, what we didn't expect was all the fish, seals and birds also enjoying the bay.

Helpful?
Thank Bhawk51
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Although it was during the closing season, it fun and interesting to see the fishermen at work and families of sea lions gathering at the pier.

Helpful?
1 Thank wantto777travel
New London, Connecticut
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great spot to appreciate Chatam. Fishermen were untangling their nets on the dock. We walked out on the docks, and saw 4-5 friendly seals swimming nearby. Almost better than whale watching. From the pier you can walk down the long beach toward Chatam Bars. A fun spot to visit.

Helpful?
1 Thank Stansky2
Spring Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped at the pier at sunset to see if we could see some seals. We did and so much more. Great observation deck.

Helpful?
1 Thank Joe S
Tucson
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lobster at a restaurant can be pricey and messy. So pre-order your lobsters here - the sizes you want, at the time you want. They will be steamed perfectly, shells cracked, packaged to stay hot on your ride home, and ready to eat. Be messy, take your time, and enjoy.

Helpful?
1 Thank jtmacm
Level Contributor
41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Seals were lounging in the water next to the fishing boats waiting for fish to fall into the water. There were a dozen or so snuffling and swimming within easy viewing.

Helpful?
1 Thank P B

Travellers who viewed Chatham Pier and Fish Market also viewed

 

Been to Chatham Pier and Fish Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chatham Pier and Fish Market and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Albany, New York
4 months ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Chatham Pier and Fish Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?