Monomoy Island Excursions

Monomoy is a barrier island and wildlife refuge that has been made home by thousands of harbor and gray seals, and is visited by Monomoy Island Excursions on harbor cruises. Campers won’t just get to see seals though--the cruise will also pass the scenic Wychmere Harbor, and Stage Harbor Lighthouse. Groups will get a taste of sea life as they pass the Nantucket Sound and see large yachts, small sailboats, and fishing boats. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 702 MA-28, Harwich Port, MA 02646. Barnstable County.
Website: www.monomoysealcruise.comHrs: 8AM-4PM daily. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Boat Excursions Fun Facts

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as a boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water.

What makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

The next time you take your campers on a boat, ask the crew how the boat’s construction helps it transport people and things across bodies of water, and what power sources it uses.