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Blue Claw Boat Tours

#1 of 11 Tours in Orleans
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Address: 235 Main St, Nauset Marina, Orleans, MA 02653-3423
Phone Number:
+1 508-240-5783
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Sightseeing Boat Tours on Cape Cod. We offer Seal Watch Adventure Cruises,...

Sightseeing Boat Tours on Cape Cod. We offer Seal Watch Adventure Cruises, Combination Beachcombing and Seal Watching Trips, Relaxing Evening/Sunset Cruises,and Private Custom Cruises.

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Seal watchers paradise

A really fun couple of hours with Cap'n Ross in his small boat. We had a lovely cruise out to the seals; saw hundreds of them - quite a sight - very close up. Lovely trip back... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A really fun couple of hours with Cap'n Ross in his small boat. We had a lovely cruise out to the seals; saw hundreds of them - quite a sight - very close up. Lovely trip back via the fish dock (more interesting than it sounds) Good informative commentary. Highly recommend to anyone.

Thank LondonBeagle
Greenville, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We did this seal expedition in early July with Russ, who was a great guide filled with good information & very personable to boot. Highly recommend this small boat excursion as a way to learn about the seals...who look too cute for anything as they peer back at US as we observe THEM. You have to wonder...do they encourage newcomers... More 

Thank 7continentsdone
Orangeburg, New York
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We did a private tour with Captain Rob. He explained some of the history of the islands that we passed on our way out to see the seals. He threw in some nice stories about private treasure that the kids loved too.

Thank Marc S
Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We took a terrific tour with Blue Claw Boat Tours. We saw hundreds of seals and some remarkable views. I would definitely recommend this to others. Our teenagers and tweens really enjoyed it.

1 Thank Happado
Bellingham, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

2nd summer in a row that we have gone on the seal cruise and we had even more fun! Captain Rob is fun and informative, a true gentleman. Please request him, you will not regret this tour, kids were mesmerized!

Thank JTNeals
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a great boat ride today with Captain Jeff! He was friendly and made our trip very relaxing and informative. It was very exciting to see all the seals and views from the boat. Would highly recommend taking this tour if you come down to the cape!

Thank brightbrady
West Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was our second time doing the Seal Tour with Blue Claw, we first used them in 2014. When you call to book the woman answering the phone is cheerful and polite, informing you of Blue Claw's policies - credit card to hold your reservation, make sure to have cash to pay the Captain when you board, call an hour... More 

1 Thank KKidsMom
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great trip for young kids- not too long. The ride to see the seals was smooth and it was easy to get on and off the boat to collect shells.

Thank emac11975
Sherborn, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

I would recommend this seal cruise to anyone visiting Cape Cod who wants to get out on the water for a pleasant tour. Everything about our experience was wonderful - starting with my call to make the reservation and ending with chatting with Captain Rob at the dock when we finished the cruise. When I made the reservation she made... More 

1 Thank mew521
Chappaqua, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We did the Seal Tour yesterday with Russ and it was a totally enjoyable experience. Beautiful scenery, LOTS of seals looking right back at us, and interesting narration from Russ -- a few corny but good seal jokes too! Definitely recommend this trip

1 Thank mmaccardi

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