Seal-Watching Is Vacation Fun On Cape Cod
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Looking for something really cool to see on Cape Cod this summer? Want to mix it up a little and stray from the normal swimming and shopping routine? How about, this summer, you include an afternoon of seal watching in your itinerary.
From late spring to summer, especially during June, its a great time for seal watching on the Cape.
Where To Go Seal Watching On Cape Cod
Along the shoals of Chatham, Massachusetts, from the North beach break to Monomoy, you can spend a fun filled afternoon watching from hundreds to thousands of seals basking in the warm sun of the Cape Cod coast.
During high tide the seals position themselves above jetties along these shores so that when the tide goes out they can spend the afternoon resting in the sun without having to worry about dragging their massive bellies across dry ground. Left undisturbed, they then sit on the shores awaiting high tide to come back in. During this time you can often expect to find between 1,500 and 2,000 seals, on any given afternoon, lounging on the shores of Monomoy Island.
What To Look For
Harbor seals, which are usually five to six feet long and have contrasting grey, black or brown spots, are the most common seals to be found in the area but the larger and rarer seven to eight foot long brown or silver grey seals, with their elongated heads and Roman noses, can be seen as well. Both species offer a sight seeing experience that you and your family are sure to remember for years to come.
A few business in the Chatham area even offer seal watching tours where you can board a boat and cruise the Chatham Harbor waterways spotting the seals along the coast and frolicking in the open waters. You can find daily trips during the summer, some for around $30.
Cape Cod Vacations
So do something different and check out these adorable mammals in their natural habitat on your vacation. Book a stay at one of the best Cape Cod Resorts and Hotels in the area and treat yourself to one Cape Cod attraction that will definitely get your seal of approval.