Receiver Excursions

Receiver Excursions

Chatham Bars Inn (map)

RECEIVER EXCURSIONS

Spend an hour cruising the beautiful Chatham Harbor. Head out to the lighthouse and explore the sandbars where grey seals haul out, looking for evidence of a predation. Guests will have the opportunity to bring up a shark receiver and analyze the data to find out if any tagged white sharks have passed through. The tour will be led by Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and a portion of the proceeds from this excursion will be donated to the Conservancy to help fund ongoing white shark research and education programs. 

Excursions run July through October and depart Monday and Wednesday mornings @ 9 am at the Chatham Bars Inn dock. Tickets are $50. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-527-4884

White Shark Expeditions

White Shark Expeditions

Chatham Bars Inn (map)

WHITE SHARK EXPEDITIONS

In partnership with Chatham Bars Inn, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is offering White Shark Expeditions, providing guests with the opportunity to shadow the team of scientists conducting research off the coast of Cape Cod. Visitors and locals alike can take a seat aboard the resort’s vessels with Michelle Wcisel from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and watch the research team as they work to identify and potentially tag individual great white sharks.

Participants will become part of an elite group of adventurers as they witness the apex predators in their natural habitat, preying on the local grey seal, and get a first-hand understanding of AWSC’s efforts to conserve the species and ensure biologically diverse marine ecosystems. 

Expeditions run twice daily, Mondays and Thursdays from July 2 to October 18, and are weather permitting. As the only tours offered on the Cape that directly benefit white shark research, a large portion of the trip fee is tax deductible. Registration for the trip includes participants’ entrance at The Chatham Shark Center™.  

Great White Shark Expeditions are $2500 (up to five passengers). To learn more and book your expedition, email michelle@atlanticwhiteshark.org.

Note - White shark sightings are not guaranteed. You do not need to be a guest at the Chatham Bars Inn to book an Expedition but we highly recommend staying there! 

 Image by Wayne Davis

Image by Wayne Davis


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ABOUT MICHELLE WCISEL

Michelle is Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Program Director. Michelle is a scientific communicator, conservationist, and zoologist that has studied behavioural ecology across the world. From white sharks to wader birds, Michelle's career has focused on the importance of predators in healthy ecosystems. She's an experienced southern ocean skipper, avid birder, and freshly qualified diver.

White Sharks & Whales - September 8th and 15th

White Sharks & Whales - September 8th and 15th

EXPEDITION: WHITE SHARKS AND WHALES!

Join Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation for an all day trip to see humpback whales, great white sharks & seabirds. This all day trip is your opportunity to see some of the most exciting wildlife Cape Cod has to offer!

We will be departing from Plymouth, MA on board Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours (hotels and restaurants all within walking distance of the dock).

We will spend a full day on the water, departing at 8:00am and traveling with experts in the field of whales, sharks and pelagic birds. This trip has sold out every year - we hope you can join us this year!

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