Imagine being up close and personal with a 50-foot, 66,000-pound humpback whale as it works with its pod to hunt mackerel and herring in the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. That’s likely what you’ll see when you book your whale watching tour with Chatham Bars Inn.
Cape Cod was recently named one of the top six places in the world to whale watch and our knowledgable crew will not disappoint in giving you an unforgettable experience on the water! Available by private charter on either Shooting Star or StarStruck, this is the fastest, most luxurious and comfortable way to view the ocean's most fascinating mammals. You can now be up close and personal with these graceful giants as they breach, dive and bubble feed!
Availability: Usually from May to October when the whales migrate to the waters near Chatham.
Reservations: Call 508.945.6871 well in advance to book - our whale watching tours are highly in-demand and space is limited.
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.