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Monomoy Island Ferry

30 Wikis Way, Chatham, MA
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Ranked #5 of 16 Activities in Chatham
Type: Boat Tours
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

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Stamford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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.

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Oak Ridge, NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

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West Dennis, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 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

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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

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great seal tour! Take a lunch and plan to picnic on the private beach area. See the seals then stop for a lunch then jump back onto the boat for home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a great time on our seal watch excursion. Capt Keith was very informative and funny. A great way to get up close and personal with the seals. Wear sandals as you have to wade in about knee high water to get the boat. A great way to spend a couple of hours. Made for a nice afternoon. Glad... More

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New England
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon aboard the Rip Ryder. The 90 minute seal tour on the Rip Ryder is fabulous. We took our grandchildren for the afternoon. They loved it. Captain Keith is knowledgeable and gets the boat really close to the seals. We learned so much about the seals and their habitat. You have to board in the... More

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