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“Fun stop!”

Chatham Pier and Fish Market
Ranked #1 of 22 Shopping in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Watch the boats unload their catch and watch the seals and gulls try to steal what they can from the boats. From the Fish Pier you can walk north along the beach (best at low tide!) for about a half mile - a new discovery for me!

Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Whilst staying in Chatham my wife and I enjoyed a visit to the pier and fish market. Our arrival timing was perfect to see the fishermen arrive with their boats full of freshly caught dogfish and unload their catch into iced bins ready to be loaded onto refrigerated trucks. At the pier four dolphins swam close to catch any fish which dropped into the water whilst gulls flew,and settled on the water to take their chance of taking some fish. Fish was available for visitors to buy and eat at nearby tables. An enjoyable and fascinating visit.

Thank charles s
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Driving up the coast, we spied the entrance to what turns out to be the Chatham Commercial Fishing area. Although there is not much parking, we wait for a while and get a space There is a marine supply store and a large dock which provides an overlook for tourists to view fishing vessels come, go and unload.

We watch the first vessel in – the Hunter – maneuver in and unload its catch. Seals and gulls are circling the boat constantly. The ship’s Captain unloads his catch via machines and then stashes an 8 pound lobster evidently for his future enjoyment. We then go over to the more colorful Great Pumpkin to view its catch of the day. Today, the main catch for them is Skate. They cut off the wings to sell and the rest of the Skate is sold to lobster fishermen as bait.. The Captain tells me the Skate wings are a delicacy he sells to French restaurants. The Captain tosses one skate body into the water which quickly disappears – grabbed by the mouth of a nearby Seal.

Thank James T
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

It was awesome to watch lobsters being unloaded from a boat's live well. Plenty of fish being unloaded as well. You can see it all really well from a raised deck that is right over the action. Lots of seals and gulls were on hand to clean up the scraps. Free and interesting. We found parking available since we went mid-week.

Thank Aaron C
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Chatham pier is definitely worth a visit. We watched the catch being brought in and the seals swimming around the fishing boats. We then bought clam chowder from the fish market and sat at a picnic bench and ate it. This was a real treat.

Thank jennyb382013
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