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Review of SeaSalt Charters

SeaSalt Charters
Ranked #4 of 26 Tours in Provincetown
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Owner description: SeaSalt Charters offers private Whale Watch and Fishing trips out of Provincetown, MA., in Cape Cod. SeaSalt Charters is owned and operated by the Avellar family, pioneers of Whale Watching on the East Coast.
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We didn't have the best of luck with the whales since we only managed to see one humpback called Nile. However, Captain Chad did everything in his power to make it great. We followed that whale for hours and saw plenty of awesome moments. Chad was knowledgeable and friendly.

This trip is somewhat expensive, but way better than the big boats. On the big boats you have to run around from side to side and try to squeeze yourself into a good spot with the crowds. With a charter you can just sit in the front of the boat and enjoy the experience while having a good view all the time.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I was really looking forward to this outing but we had a disappointing experience. Our guide didn't know about the whales and couldn't tell us anything about them. We eventually saw one that the big boats had found but after waiting to get a closer look we got a quick glimpse and then the captain took off. We got back to the dock before our time was even up but he was in a huge hurry. We would have seen so much more if we had gone on the large boat and paid hundreds of dollars less. I think that if you found whales and got to have a close look at them this would be a great trip but you just don't know what you're going to get.

Also I was really surprised that a boat that charter this expensive doesn't have a head.

1  Thank worcesterkate
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chad_avellar, Owner at SeaSalt Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Hi Kate,
thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I would like to apologize for responding so late. Also i feel terrible that you had such a bad experience with us. Unfortunately, i dont know your email, or i would have responded that way. could you please send me some more details of your trip, (date, who booked your trip, was i your captain?) etc.,, i would love to find a way to make it up to you. It is always my goal every trip to make it the best possible experience, realistically this can't happen every time, but the fact that you did not recognize my efforts, makes me feel i did a poor job. I should have at least pointed out to you that we do have a head on board.
once again i feel terrible. please email us back

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

I highly recommend Capt. Chad with Sea Salt Charters! We only had a few days to go out and see the whales. Chad went above and beyond to get us out to see them. We were on the boat with 2 other people so we were not fighting cowards to see the whales and we could get much closer than the bigger boats. Way worth it!!

Thank Amy R
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

If you want to see whales and have an adventure of a lifetime, this is the trip you must book! Caption Chad is passionate and knowledgeable about what he is doing. Four of us on a smaller boat made it a "no miss" when it came to seeing the 20 plus whales the morning we went out. We were able to get many close pictures of 3 different types of whales swimming, breaching, feeding and more! This private tour may cost more than a crowded larger boat, but with Sea Salt Charters and Chad guiding the boat, you will surely get what you pay for...and more! Roger and Jennie

Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

If you want an absolutely amazing, memorable, whale watching experience, choose Chad with Sea Salt Charters.
If you are humming over the fact that it is more expensive than the large boats, it is well worth every extra penny! There are only six people on the boat, so you can chat with Chad and Cara about the whales. They are very knowledgeable about the whales and their behaviors. They can even tell you some of the whales names!
Chad went out of his way to find the humpbacks for us and was as excited about seeing them as we were!
They are certified Whale Sense meaning they truly respect the whales!
I highly, highly recommend doing this trip if you are on Cape Cod!!!
Sincerely, Jenni and family

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