Seal & Seabird Cruise to Cuttyhunk

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cuttyhunk Ferry Company
Cuttyhunk Ferry Company
66B State Pier, South Bulkhead
New Bedford, MA 02740

Journey across Buzzards Bay with the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company!

Aboard the M/V Cuttyhunk, we will cruise to Gull Island, where we will be able to observe gray, harbor and harp seals that have ventured south from the cold northern waters to winter in Buzzards Bay. Buzzards Bay is an important stopover location for overwintering marine wildlife, most notably seals of the Northeast region.

Once at Gull Island, we will approach the seals at a safe distance and float quietly while you can photograph, observe and even sketch these interesting marine mammals.

Next we go ashore at beautiful and unique Cuttyhunk Island, where you can walk up Lookout Hill to enjoy phenomenal 360-degree views of Block Island Sound, Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Martha’s Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands, stark and breathtaking in their “Winter Mode.”

Clam chowder, drinks, hot dogs and chips will be served on board. After lunch and strolling, we re-board the M/V Cuttyhunk for another brief stop at the seals and return across Buzzards Bay.

Please dress warmly and bring extra layers. Space is limited aboard the boat, and registration is highly recommended.

Note: This cruise will be cancelled in the case of foul weather, at the discretion of the boat captain. Should we cancel, all registered participants will be notified by phone and email, and will receive a ticket refund.

Cost: $30 Coalition adult member, $20 child member; $45 adult non-member, $25 child non-member

Register Online
For more information:
Phone: (508) 999-6363 x219
Category: Buzzards Bay Coalition
Hosted By: Buzzards Bay Coalition
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four harbor seals hauled out on a rock in Buzzards Bay
Thousands of seals and seabirds winter in Buzzards Bay each year. In spring, they return to their northern breeding grounds.

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