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Monomoy Island Excursions

Anchors Aweigh, July 2017 Cape Cod LIFE |

Monomoy Island Excursions visits waterbodies in and around Harwich and Chatham. One of the sights the boat passes is Stage Harbor Light in Chatham.

The seal haven that is Chatham’s Monomoy Island is home to thousands of harbor and gray seals. Aboard Monomoy Island Excursions’ 35-passenger catamaran, captain Peter Spalt and crew take guests out to this barrier island not only to see its seals but also to experience its natural beauty. “The beauty out there—from the eelgrass growing along the large sand dunes to the crystal-clear water—is just so pure,” says Spalt. “You see some nice big sea swells off the Atlantic breaking slowly on the outer bar, and the seals are all lined up on one side. Then you might see a school of fish working their way down the water. It’s like being at the aquarium, but better.”

Beginning in Harwich Port’s Wychmere Harbor, the 90-minute tour ventures down Stage Harbor through new channels along Morris Island, passing by Stage Harbor Light and Chatham Light. A trained naturalist provides information on the area and its wildlife, which also includes hundreds of species of birds. Tours are offered daily from early May through mid-October.

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Monomoy Island Excursions • 702 Route 28, Harwich Port

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