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Address: 80 Bridge St, Chatham, MA 02633
Phone Number: +1 508-237-0420
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Chatham's longest running seal cruise company, celebrating 25 years of...

Chatham's longest running seal cruise company, celebrating 25 years of excellent service in 2015.

The Monomoy Island and Capt Keith Lincoln have been featured in numerous local and national publications

and television shows highlighting outdoor activities in the Cape Cod area.

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Seal Cruise

Wonderful excursion and great people. Very informative and entertaining bunch. Our captain knew exactly where to go to see seals, and was very knowledgeable. Also, we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Danielle H
Ulster Park, New York
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Hyde Park, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

we sat next to the captain, in the cabin and had a horrible view!!! we saw 5 seals, I've seen more at the beach. The boat idles the entire time, so engine fumes were not pleasant. Not worth the $$ Find another boat

Thank joannebongy
Ulster Park, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Wonderful excursion and great people. Very informative and entertaining bunch. Our captain knew exactly where to go to see seals, and was very knowledgeable. Also, we were scheduled to go on a shark excursion, but since conditions weren't ideal, and chances of actually seeing sharks would have been poor, they cancelled, which I appreciated. I'm sure there are many other... More 

Thank Danielle H
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We called in weeks ahead for availability as our trip was going to be during the off-season (a few weeks after Labor Day). When I called back the day before to confirm our tour the next day, the guy said that he could only get four other people, so he didn't want to do the tour the next day. No... More 

9 Thank Tak H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Monomoy Island is beautiful and this alone makes a boat trip out worthwhile. The grey seals we saw bobbing around our boat were a bonus. But the tour has potential to be so much better. Once we were out in the viewing area we basically just sat there floating around for an hour. We did not go around the island... More 

3 Thank armass
Keith L, Owner at Monomoy Island Ferry, responded to this review

Our seal crusie is and always has been an educational tour. The trip is a seal cruise not a beach shuttle. We offer private cruises for both, which would have allowed you to get the version of either you wanted. I do want to thank the other people on board, who kept their complaints about your constant complaining until the... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went out to look at seals aboard the Rip Ryder with captain Keith. It was great, Keith had vast knowledge and the tour was informative. We saw seals almost immediately. Highly recommend this trip.

1 Thank Chilliew
Oak Ridge, NJ
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for an afternoon activity with kids after the morning spent on the beach, then this a cool idea. For starters you get to see Chatham and the Monomoy Island which is breathtaking. The view on the way to the boat was priceless. We also got lucky and picked some blackberries on the way down. Helpful tip:... More 

1 Thank TravelBug1692
West Dennis, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have done this trip before with our older grandson. The tour guide/captain was very knowledgeable about seals and sharks and the habitat of the Monomoy Islands. He was not tunded into the fact that half of the particpants were under 12 and did not understand much of what he was saying. The sites were great, but his delivery did... More 

3 Thank mim g
Keith L, Owner at Monomoy Island Ferry, responded to this review

The information you received on your seal tour is the same as our public talks at local Cape Cod schools. We give the basic biology of the animals and even have a fun way to share the interesting facts of the pupping season, without giving any secrets away to our littlest guests. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I took this tour with my husband recently. We were highly impressed by the knowledgable and entertaining guide and the sheer number of friendly seals of all shapes and sizes bobbing about in the water close to the boat. The boat was small and we didn't feel like we were on a packaged commercial tour. It was a relaxing and... More 

2 Thank Susan60745
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

my wife sprained her ankle on the ascending stairs very difficult to navigate 4 flights with beach gear otherwise very good adventure be careful

3 Thank justus3621
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Small boat - which was nice. Yes, you need to wade into the water to climb aboard, so be prepared for that. Boat went fast and kicked up quite a spray, so if you mind getting wet, make sure you sit in the front (don't worry, once you get to the seals you can get up and walk around). Captain... More 

2 Thank Jennifer T

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