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Review of SeaSalt Charters

SeaSalt Charters
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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.
Peru, Vermont
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“Incredible, personalized service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

At the peak of whale watching season in Cape Cod Bay, we knew we wanted to go for the private charter. The bigger ships are less expensive, but we wanted to be closer to the water and have ample opportunity for some great sea level photos. Boy were we happy about our choice. Chad was an incredible guide, has extensive knowledge of whales and Cape marine life (and fishing, I might add) and respects and protects his surroundings. Within minutes of getting out into the bay, Chad had located a female humpback whale, and her very playful calf. They were beautiful and active. And they were equally as curious as we were... staying with our boat for nearly 2 hours. I couldn't be happier with Sea Sat Charters... easily the best experience I have had since we started coming to the outer cape. If you love whales, stop thinking about it and just get out there.

Visited June 2014
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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“Truly amazing... worth every penny!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

I have been on several whale watches over the years on larger vessels. I went out on SeaSalt Charter's boat for the first time 3 years ago and the experience is something you can't even imagine! Every whale watch is very different, but being on a smaller boat is truly amazing. I have been out with SeaSalt Charters on 3 different occasions and I plan to at least once a year - even hoping to go back again this summer. Chad is a great captain, very safe on the water and informative. Whether you have or haven't been on a whale watch, you should definitely take this trip from Provincetown, you are sure to have a fantastic time!

Visited June 2014
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“FANTASTIC TRIP!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

And explained The weather was a bit "iffy" heading towards the date we had booked our trip, but Chad kept in regular touch with us to keep us updated on likelihood of getting out, or perhaps needing to rearrange days etc. We did manage to get out on the day booked, and what a brilliant time we had.
Chad explained where we'd be headed and we set off on a rather bumpy sea to look for the whales. He was in regular radio contact with other and they all seemed to help each other to locate the whales. We got to see a number of humpbacks in different locations, some with babies - it was fabulous! Chad pointed out where to look, and explained what was happening. He was as excited as us to see the whales jumping and feeding: with the smaller boat we see able to get sooo close, it was really an amazing trip we shall never forget.
Highly recommend this tour!

Visited June 2014
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“It was so amazing that we went out with Chad TWICE in one day!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I have been on at least 50 commercial whale watches (yes, I love whales!) and SeaSalt Charters has been the most amazing experience of them all! You get an up close and uninterrupted (no one pushing you out of the way to get a look) trip off shore to marvel at these magnificent creatures. Chad knows his stuff, keeps you safe and is very flexible to work around the weather. Don't miss out.. Book
your trip today.. It is a million times worth it!!!!! Emily -Ohio

Visited June 2014
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Middlefield, Connecticut
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“Bucket-list worthy! Incredible experience on 6-3-14!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Having been on many of the larger whale watching charters, I thought a private charter would be a pretty amazing experience! After much research, I booked with SeaSalt Charters out of Provincetown and so glad I did! The trip was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! There were an abundance of Humpbacks feeding on the sand lance in the waters. They spent no time under water, before their wide-open mouths were surfacing out of the water over and over again. It was an absolutely exhilarating experience to be so close and at water level with these gentle majestic giants of the sea! The owner, Capt. Chad Avellar brings years of experience to the table and is a responsible whale watch operator who participates in the Whale Sense program. His communication was top notch every step of the way. A Naturalist joined us on our trip who answered questions we had and explained about the whale behaviors we saw. So far this season Chad has had a 100% success rate with whale sightings. Thanks so much for an experience way beyond our expectations! If you have been on a few larger commercial charters and are considering a private charter, I highly recommend SeaSalt Charters! Very pleased, worth every penny! http://www.seasaltcharters.com/

Visited June 2014
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