Bar Tender boat on the ocean

Shark Receiver Tours

Spend your morning assisting a naturalist from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on our exclusive shark receiver tour!

You’ll depart on the Bar Tender, our 29-foot custom launch, for a tour of the shark data receivers in Chatham Harbor. Pulling data from the receivers, naturalists from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy will educate you on the sharks, fish and wildlife in the waters below. Proceeds will be donated to the Conservancy to fund their research and conservation efforts.

Learn more about white shark ecotourism at Chatham Bars Inn.

Please note: White shark sightings are not expected or guaranteed on the Shark Receiver Tour.  If you are interested in seeing white sharks, we would recommend the Private White Shark Charters

Reservations: Please call Concierge at 508.945.6871 to reserve as space is limited. The tour boat accommodates up to 16 people (it is not a private charter).

Boating FAQs

Boating is available from May through October. Space is limited and many of these experiences sell out quickly, so make sure to reserve as far in advance as possible by calling 508.945.6871.

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, we do require notice 24 hours in advance. Please note all boating excursions are subject to change.

Are the tours family friendly?

Yes! Kids and adults alike are sure to have a great time on any of our boating excursions.

Can I book boating for my wedding party, bachelor/bachelorette party or other occasion?

Absolutely! These tours are a great way to make memories and bond with those close to you.

How far in advance should I reserve my boating?

We recommend reserving as far in advance as possible. Boating excursions fill up quickly and are limited to small private groups. We are now accepting reservations for the entire 2023 boating season. Call 508.945.6871 to book.

What kinds of wildlife will I see?

On any trip out on the water, you will see all kinds of animals in their natural habitat including grey and harbor seals who are often found basking on sandbars or frolicking in the water depending on the tide.

Our whale watching tour guests primarily spot humpback whales, but often see pilot whales, minke whales, whale sharks and giant mola mola as well.

Private white shark charters focus on viewing great white sharks, though you may experience other wildlife that Cape Cod has to offer, such as grey seals. 

What should I bring?

Prepare to bring several items with you to make your trip a successful one. We recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, a hat and a camera as well as an extra sweater or windbreaker as it's cooler on the water than on land.

Sign up for the latest news and exclusive offers

Sign up now