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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA
+1 508-945-3474
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Take your kids to see this FREE attraction

next to the fish market is the fish pier. climb a short flight of stairs and there is an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
scott c
Eugene, Oregon
The place to go to see seals close up

My wife and I dropped by the pier and fish market in Chatham while visiting Cape Cod. It has said... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

next to the fish market is the fish pier. climb a short flight of stairs and there is an observation deck where in the early afternoons you can watch the local fisherman unload the days catch. very educational for everyone donr miss it

Thank scott c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dropped by the pier and fish market in Chatham while visiting Cape Cod. It has said in our guidebook that in mid-afternoon, as the fishing boats came in you might see some harbour seals and grey seals. So, when we arrived...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is a fish market (closed when we went) however we went to see the fishing boats come in from their day's work. Someone at our inn suggested we go and watch the seals come in with the boats. It was so entertaining to watch!...More

Thank JDrisk
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We came here the last week in October and were disappointed to find the fabled market closed for the season. However, we visited the decks overlooking the harbor and were pleased to discover a number of large grey seals frolicking in the water just a...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stopped here on the recommendation of the visitor center. Parking is limited, and there is a walk from the parking lot to the pier. The fishing boats were unloading when we arrived. Seals and gulls were in abundance, waiting for any tidbits they might...More

1  Thank jastine
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to see the Seals that swim up right there in front of you. While there I decided to check out their market. Ordered the Clam fritters and fries. Some of the best I have ever had and an entire box of fries with...More

Thank coachshane88
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped to catch the fishing boats coming in at day's end. We missed the actual arrival, but the seals in the harbor were plentiful as were the birds. It was SO foggy that we didn't even realize the sandbars were right there! Had fun taking...More

Thank Swanbirds
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Parking is limited, but you get a great view of the harbour and the fishing boats coming and going. Unfortunately the seals did not put in an appearance for us. The sculpture at the top of the steps called " Providers " says it all.

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stopped in to order lobsters, chowder, fries and onion rings. We definitely got our money's worth!! The view was amazing as we waited for our food. Definitely a perk!

Thank Brianna S
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Each day, as the fishermen return with their catch, the seals drift around the harbour in hopes of some snacks. Very nice to see the seals as they swim and float around the boats. Also very interesting to see the fishermen unloading their catch.

Thank JTrecker
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1 April 2017|
Response from michael m | Reviewed this property |
Captain Mike on the Magic. Visit his website. Abdow Magic I believe. Or Abdow fishing. He leaves from the Chatham fish pier. Good sized boat. We used him for a striper charter and it was great.
Susan V
18 September 2016|
Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
Barcliff Avenue, Chatham
Annette B
10 September 2016|
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Response from MaBay2016 | Reviewed this property |
There are some seals around when there are fishing boats at the docks. Otherwise you can see seals hauled out at low tide opposite the Chatham Bars Inn.