Wequassett Resort Exclusives

The following water activities are available exclusively for registered guests of the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club.

If booking an activity online, please have your Wequassett Resort reservation number available.

Morning Seal Tour

GROUP CHARTER RATES:

$28.00 per adult

$20 per child (12 and under)

   Infants free (2 and under)

Duration:  1 hour

Join us as we travel through beautiful Pleasant Bay and the windswept dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore to view the area’s famous seal colony!  Sightings are virtually guaranteed and may include seals swimming and playing around the boat or sunning themselves on sandbars within the bay.

This one-hour tour is entirely boat-based and is suitable for all ages.

The Morning Seal Tour is offered daily to registered guests of the Wequassett Resort only.  If you are not a guest, or if you simply prefer a private tour, please consider our Chatham Harbor & Seal Tour instead.

Notes:

  • Please refer to our online calendar for exact departure times and availability.
  • A resort reservation number will be required at check-out to complete your reservation.
  • All charters include the services of a licensed captain and complimentary bottled water. 

Complimentary

Outer Beach Shuttle

A select number of seats have been made available for direct online booking.  Please contact the Wequassett Concierge team for other available times and with any related questions at (508) 432-5400.

No need to deal with traffic and crowded parking lots!  Guests of the Wequassett Resort are invited to enjoy a complimentary boat shuttle to the Outer Beach, a gorgeous barrier beach located within the famed Cape Cod National Seashore.

Only 15 scenic minutes away, the Outer Beach remains blissfully uncrowded all season long and is the perfect way to spend a couple of hours or an entire afternoon.  Passengers are dropped off on the bay side, where the views of the Chatham coastline can’t be beat and the waters remain calm and shallow.  Just a short walk over the dunes, endless soft sand stretches for miles along the open Atlantic Ocean and begs for exploration.

Please note that there are no facilities nor lifeguards at the Outer Beach.  Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and bottled water are provided.  Please see the FAQ’s below for more information.

With advance notice, picnic baskets may be prepared by the resort kitchens.  Click HERE for a copy of the Wequassett’s On-The-Water Dining Menu.

Notes:

  • The Outer Beach shuttle schedule is outlined below.  Please note that the schedule expands during the peak summer season.  
  • Seating is limited to 14 passengers per trip and reservations are required for both a departure as well as a return trip.  
  • A resort reservation number will be required at check-out to complete your reservation.
  • SPRING/FALL SCHEDULE
    Departing Resort Dock
    May 21st – June 18th
    Sept 13th – Oct 11th
  • 11:00am
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 4:30pm
  • SPRING/FALL SCHEDULE
    Pick-up at Beach
    May 21st – June 18th
    Sept 13th – Oct 11th
  • 11:30am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:00pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 5:00pm
  • SUMMER SCHEDULE
    Departing Resort Dock
    June 19th – Sept 12th
  • 10:00am
  • 11:00am
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:30pm
  • SUMMER SCHEDULE
    Pick-up at Beach
    June 19th – Sept 12th
  • 10:30am
  • 11:30am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:00pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 6:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect to find on the Outer Beach?

This stretch of sand falls within the national park system, so in a word:  nature.

There are no facilities on the Outer Beach (no restaurants, restrooms, boardwalks, cabana’s, etc).  Passengers are asked to plan accordingly.  Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and bottled water will be provided by the captain.  Everything else you might want/need for a day at the beach must be brought with you.

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for BOTH a departure and return trip.  Since seating is limited at 14 passengers per trip, we ask that passengers put some thought into how long they would like to be on the beach.  We will have to hold you to your return time unless there happens to be space on an earlier/later trip.  We cannot always guarantee that such space will be available!

To make a reservation, please call extension 6893 from a Guest Room phone.  Otherwise, call 508-432-5400 from an outside line.

What should I wear? What should I bring?

Passengers should dress as they normally would to go to the beach!  We always recommend one extra layer of clothing as its always a little cooler on the water.  And since you will be getting on/off the boat in ankle/shin deep water, you should be prepared to get your feet wet.

Once at the beach, your captain will offer you a beach chair, umbrella, towel and bottled water.  Depending on how long you’ll be staying, other items to consider bringing would be:

  • sunscreen
  • a hat, sunglasses
  • snacks/food
  • beach toys for kids
  • one working cellphone per group (yes, there is reception)

What are my options for food/beverages?

Boxed lunches and picnic baskets are available for order 24 hours in advance from Room Service.  Please call extension 6920 from a Guest Room phone.  Otherwise, call 508-432-5400 from an outside line.  Please let the cashier know that the boxed lunch will
be for the Outer Beach Shuttle.

Otherwise, guests can feel free to bring their own food and beverages.  Complimentary bottled water will be available.  Additionally, we recommend finger foods (small sandwiches, cheese and crackers, etc) as they are easiest to eat on a boat/on the beach.  Foods with sauces will stain clothing and upholstery so are not recommended.  For adults over 21, reasonable amounts of beer and wine are also allowed (please minimize glass containers).  No hard liquor.

Any excessive use of alcohol will result in the immediate termination of your trip.

Are there any age restrictions or physical restrictions?

There are no age restrictions for the Outer Beach Shuttle.  Groups with very young children generally opt for shorter stays (1-2 hrs).  A simple out and back boat ride (without actually getting off on the beach) is also an option for those with infants.

Please note that the soft sands of the Outer Beach are not conducive to strollers.

Those with mobility issues must be able to walk down the resort dock (which has 2 short ramps) and step down into the vessel.  At the beach, guests will step off of the boat into 6″-10″ of water.  Very rarely are these things issues, but they should be mentioned.  Our team will assist in any way they can to ensure that those with mobility issues are comfortable.

Do you provide life jackets for children?

Yes, we have life jackets for all shapes and sizes (even infants).  While we recommend that everybody wear a life jacket on our boats, by law only those 12 and younger have to wear one at all times.  Your boat will have enough life jackets on board for everybody in your group.  Younger children are welcome to bring their own life jacket if they are more comfortable, provided it is Coast Guard approved (no arm floaties).

Can you squeeze a 15th person onto the boat every now and then?

Unfortunately, no.  Each of our vessels is rated for a certain capacity by the United States Coast Guard and the USCG does not differentiate between children and adults.  A 14 person capacity means twelve human beings – regardless of age.

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