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Explore Cape Cod

…go to the Beach

In addition to our private little beach/dock we are just a short drive to the Atlantic Ocean and Bay beaches. Check

…go on a Whale Watch

There are several companies that offer exciting tours. You can leave from either Provincetown Whale Watch Dolphin Fleet (800.826.9300) or Barnstable Harbor, Hyannis Whale Watcher (800.287.0374)
tours take about 4 hours so be sure to bring a sweater as it can get chilly/windy on the boat. Below are highlights of a recent whale watch we went on.  One of the best in 10 years we were told.

…see the Numerous Seals, Sea Birds and Walk on a Deserted Beach

Many sea Captains offer unique combination boat trips. You can go and visit the seals and South Beach or pack a lunch and spend a few hours on Monomoy Island, which can only be accessed by boat

Captain Keith Lincoln - Monomoy Island Ferry; seal cruises, beach shuttles, fly/surf fishing and bird watching (508.237.0420)

Captain Rob Wissmann - Blue Claw Boat Tours; seal/wildlife & natural history, beachcombing expeditions & sunset cruises (508.240.5783)

The Beachcomber; a bright yellow boat offering seal tours, and finding that quiet spot to picnic on the “outer beaches” (508.945.5265)

…go Sailing, take Sailing Lessons or Charter a Boat

Cape Sail operated by Captain Bob Rice has both big & small sailboats. ‘Sabbatical’ a beautiful cutter rigged classic is available for half/ full day sailing in Saquatucket Harbor/ Nantucket Sound. Guests are invited to share in handling the boat. He also offers a variety of learn to sail programs. Bob’s patience and experience can meet your needs. (508.896.2730)

Dog Gone Sailing Charters (508.566.0410) aboard the 30’ cutter MoonDance 11, sail to Long Point site of the original Provincetown settlement. Picnic ashore, and leave the only footprints on the beautiful sandy beaches. With Captain Ro and Mate, as salty an old sea dog as you will ever meet.

Captain Keith Lincoln has a 21’ SteigerCraft for sport fishing up to 4 people – striped bass & blue fish Monomoy Island area (508.237.0420) www.monomoyislandferry,com

Arey’s Pond offers private/group sailing lessons on Pleasant Bay. (508.255.0994)

Chatham Yacht Club offers private lessons on Pleasant Bay. There is a chance they might pick you up from our dock to begin your lessons

…do Something Really Adventurous

Want a great workout! Adventure Chatham, specializing in the world’s fastest growing water sport – standup paddle boarding (800.809.1750) Also Pump House – Surf Shop in Orleans (508.240.2226)

…go Sport/Deep Sea or Light Tackle Fishing

All the Captains are Coast Guard certified. There are several fishing boats in Rock Harbor, check out Amber Lee, Empress, Luau or Roxy (508.255.9757)
Captain Russell leaves from Chatham (508 945 5470)

…take a Day Trip to Nantucket/Martha’s Vineyard

There are two ferries that leave from different locations for the islands. Reservations recommended.
Nantucket: Freedom Cruise Line; from Harwich Port (508.432.8999)
Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard: Hy-Line Ferry from Hyannis (508.778.2600)

…visit Nature Sanctuaries

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers naturalist guided or self guided trails by the bay through wildflowers gardens, woodlands & salt marches (508.896.3867)
Mass Audubon/ Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 1,100 acres of salt marsh, sandy beach, forests, freshwater ponds attract a wide array of wildlife. Besides walking through the scenic trails you can also take a cruise, kayak or canoe trips. (508.349.2615)

…go Bike Riding or Play a Round of Golf

There are numerous bike trails throughout the Cape which go through state parks, along the old railroad, salt marches, beaches and dunes. Bike rentals available
Close by is Captains Golf Course in Brewster -18 hole (508.896.1716)
Check out other Golf Courses

…attend the Theater or Take in a Movie

The 23 acre CCCArts center in the village of Dennis boasts having one of the oldest professional summer theatre in America, the Cape Playhouse. (877.385.3911)
Also located on the same property is a 1930’s cinema which is a revered film Art House, so check out what’s playing. It’s extremely popular so purchase your tickets in advance (508.385.2503)

Orleans has the Academy of Performing Arts (508.255.1963) The Elements Theatre Co. at the Community of Jesus produces two or three plays each year, in the Church of the Transfiguration at Rock Harbor (508.255.1094)

Brewster has the Cape Rep Theatre (508.896.1888)

Chatham has the Monomoy & Drama Guild Theatre (508.945.1589)

But not to miss what’s playing at WHAT in Wellfleet either the Julie Harris Stage or Harbor Stage (508.349.9428)

Go to one of the last remaining Drive-In Theaters in Wellfleet. Grab a hamburger and a milkshake right there and sit under the stars. Check out what’s showing (508.349.7176)

…visit some Museums

French Cable Station; from 1890-1941 operators received trans-Atlantic communication via a 3,000 mile underwater cable from Brest, France. Much of the original equipment is on display at the Marconi Wireless Station Site; the countries first wireless station including a cannon from a shipwreck of 1812
JFK Hyannis Museum; An intimate glimpse into the Kennedy’s at play in their Hyannis compound. Shown through photos and home videos (508.790.3077)
Pimoth Plantation in Plymouth MA brings history to life in a fun and interactive setting. At Plimoth Plantation and aboard the ship Mayflower 11; visitors enter a living re-creation of Americas past. A place where visitors can connect with the extraordinary, yet real-life story of the men & women from the 1600’s. You can’t change history but it can change you. (508.746.1622)

…listen to Great Music

Under a tent by the water will be the 7th Annual Jazz Festival will be held during the months of July & August at the Wequassett Resort. Bringing some of the most innovative and dynamic jazz, blues, world beat & Latin to the shores of Cape Cod. Make reservations for pre-jazz dining at 28 Atlantic restaurant (508.430.3000) Check out who is performing
One of the most popular events in Chatham Village during July & August at 8:00pm is held each Friday night. A 40- piece band in colorful uniforms performs a rousing concert. Be prepared to get there early, bring a picnic, chairs & blankets – a picture postcard setting. Great fun!

...attend an Ol’ Fashioned Baseball Game

The Cape Cod Baseball League was founded in 1885. In the early years the players were local, later the League attracted college players and in 1960’s became sanctioned by the NCAA. Now college players from all over the country vie for a place on one of the 10 Cape teams. Major league scouts regularly attend these games and over 200 former Cape League players are currently in the major leagues. Bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy the game. Check the schedule

…take a Picnic or Find a Place for Lunch

For a picnic or casual lunch there’s nothing better than a great cup of chowda, a delicious lobster/clam roll or fish & chips.
Chatham: Chatham Pier Fish market (508.945.0145)
Orleans: Sir Cricket (508.255.4453); The Lobster Claw (508.255 1800); Orleans Inn (508. 255.2222)
Captain Cass at Rock Harbor (no phone); Liam’s at Nauset beach has great but wicked food. Be prepared to wait
Eastham: Arnolds Lobster & Clam Bar (508.255.2575)
Chatham has two great Pizza places: Sweet Tomato (508 348 0200) & New England Pizza House (508.945.9070)

…celebrate an Anniversary/Birthday or Something Even more Special

Let us know what you have in mind. We can create a lovely flower arrangement, champagne, wine and chocolates

…pamper Myself with a Spa Visit

Chatham Bars Inn (508.945.6737)
Le Petite Day Spa in Chatham (508.945.9909)

...Art Galleries...a sampling

Cape Cod has long been a mecca for artists who have been inspired by the Cape’s natural beauty and extraordinary light. Driving and walking itineraries to studios and galleries through the villages is a wonderful way to spend the day. Below is a list of some local art galleries:

…purchase your Dream Home on the Cape

Orleans & Chatham Real Estate
Raymond Hall, Chatham REALTOR® with John C. Ricotta & Associates, will help you find that special Chatham waterfront property, the Cape Cod retreat by Rock Harbor, Pleasant Bay or Nauset Beach in Orleans, a carefree condo near the villages, or a historical home like no other.

...Shop, shop, shop

There are many boutique shops in the villages of Orleans, Chatham, Wellfleet & P'Town

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