Cape Exploration

Situated at the tip of Cape Cod in the historic village of Provincetown, CCS has the unique advantage of being able to utilize numerous natural and cultural resources such as the Province Lands Area of the Cape Cod National Seashore and offer many activities for families. From our vantage point, where the land meets the sea, CCS scientists study the surrounding coastal and marine environment, bringing a wealth of scientific knowledge to all our exploration walks and activities. All exploration activities are led by our trained naturalists/scientists.


Right whale skim feeding off Wood End, Provincetown

Whale Field Walks: Winter and Spring 2021
Cape Cod is arguably one of the finest spots on earth to view cetaceans from land. Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales come to Cape Cod Bay each winter to feed, while in late spring and early summer, humpback, fin and minke whales arrive. CCS staff and scientists will lead guided walks to Race Point, Wood End, and Herring Cove to watch for whales as they feed in the surrounding waters, often only a few hundred feet from shore. Information and updates on right whale research will also be available. Must have good walking shoes and be able to walk 1/2-2 miles. Check our Event Calendar for dates and times.

Seal Walks
Harbor and gray seals are frequent visitors to Cape Cod Waters and can often be seen resting on local beaches at areas called ‘haul-outs’. The Center, in partnership with the Cape Cod National Seashore, offers naturalist-led walks to haul-out sites at various locations on the outer Cape. Check our Event Calendar for dates and times.

For details and reservations, contact Marine Education Director Jesse Mechling at 508-487-3623 x 114.

Contact Us

Entanglement Hotline: (800) 900-3622
[email protected]
(508) 487-3622
5 Holway Avenue
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-3623

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