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Monomoy Island Ferry
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Owner description: 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.
Norton, Massachusetts
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158 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Monomoy Island Ferry provides trips to the island for the purpose of seeing the seals in the area. You take off from some of the best scenic areas in New England on a terrific boat and a captain with wonderful knowledge of the area & the seals. The trip is well worthwhile but the only seals you actually see are in the waters around you looking for food. You can't appproach the island because the water is too shallow but you see clumps of black on the beach. To really have a great time you need binoculars which we didn't have & wasn't mentioned to us. Everyone connected to the operation is very good. A well spent 2 hours. Bring the field glasses.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank barry w
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English first
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123 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Fun to see seals up close and personal!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We did this seal excursion last month. We had a bit of confusion getting it scheduled--you really just have to schedule a couple days ahead because they don't necessarily know what times they will run until they see the tides. You check in at the monomoy island refuge site and then head down a staircase to the beach and board the boat by wading through the water so be prepared to get a little wet. Captain Keith and Tom were very well informed and gave us loads of information on the seals. They were very cute and would just pop out of the water and peek at us just like we were peeking at them. I had hoped we would see more of the outer part of monomoy and the lighthouse on monomoy. It was about a 90 minute ride and it was a fun excursion.

Visited June 2013
Thank L R
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Claremont, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tons of Seal Sightings!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We did this in August, the weather was perfect. We saw tons of seals and many of them were very close to the boat. It was also nice to hear about the houses and land marks on the tour. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about a wide range of topics related to the area and marine life. It was a little pricey but the tour guides made sure you get your moneys worth.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank chicola97
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Calcium, New York
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent seal watch trip!”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had a wonderful excursion to watch seals! The captain was very informative and knowledgeable about the area and the seals. He encouraged passenger participation. My husband needed extra help and the crew got the boat is as close to the shore as they could for him to get on it. We had a fun-filled time!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank DianeMG50
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Cape Cod
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT TRIP! ***problem with the July 16 posting***”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

First of all, we had a blast!!!! It was the best seal cruise! Captain Keith was so informative and funny. We learned so much about the seals, it was so interesting.

The problem I have with the July 16th posting is that we were DEFINATELY told that we had to step in the water and it is also listed on the website. We were also called to change our trip that day because they had mechanical isses but they were very accomodating. When we ended up going, we had a BLAST!!!

I would highly recommend this trip to everyone. It's family run for 25 years and everyone was so nice and pleasant. Thanks again for a wonderful trip!

Visited July 2012
4 Thank grampycape
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