NECWA All Day Marine Adventure Cruises
Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion

New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) makes two all all day marine wildlife excursions, called Seabird & Whale Tales (SAWT). Each season, we offer both a spring excursion and a fall excursion providing a full day of wildlife viewing offshore. Proceeds from our SAWT trips supports NECWA's various marine education and research programs, including our Marine Wildlife Research Program (MMRP) and our New England Basking Shark Program (NEBShark).

Our Seabird & Whale Tales excursions receive assistance from Mass Audubon, Natural History Services, Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours, South Shore Bird Club and Bridgewater State University.

2014 Excursion Dates:

Registration and payment through PayPal: Tickets can now be purchased through NECWA's Constant Contact Site.

This site provides more information and allows you to register online for the trip as well as purchase tickets through PayPal using your PayPal account. If you are paying by check, please register through this Constant Contact Event website, then send your payment to NECWA at 11 Clarence Soule Drive, Middleboro MA 02346.

Click HERE for the June SAWT Trip.

Click HERE for the Fall SAWT Trip.

You can also download our registration form for more information.

We sail aboard the 'Tails of the Sea,' owned and operated by Captain John Boats.

Our guest naturalists onboard can include wildlife experts:

These guest naturalists provide wonderful commentary about the seabirds, whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks and ocean sunfish that are found in the waters off Cape Cod.

Leave from Plymouth Harbor aboard the “Tails of the Sea”, a 110’ luxury commercial whale-watching vessel owned and operated by Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours.
Meet at the Town Wharf in Plymouth to check in 1/2 hour before sailing time. Bring your own food and drink but please no alcohol or any items in glass containers. YouChumming for seabirds. can purchase a variety of hot and cold foods, including many homemade items, from the galley.

Offshore Activities Include

Please email if you or your organization would like to donate items that could be used for the galley (food, travel mugs, etc.) or the onboard raffle (any nature-related item).

Special Offer

Purchase 9 tickets for any Seabird & Whale Tales excursion and your organization will receive the 10th ticket for free. When registering for a trip, make sure to include your organization’s name on the form.

Ticket Price

Remember the number of passengers is limited in order to ensure a comfortable ride offshore for everyone.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that the trip is canceled due to lack of interest or inclement weather, you will be notified and refunded $80 per cruise ticket. The captain will make the determination for weather cancellation either the day before the trip or on the morning of the excursion.

See registration form for more information. Or click HERE to register online through Paypal using our new Constant Contact Event Marketing website.

NECWA is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations. You will receive a voucher for a portion of the ticket price that can be used as a tax-deductible donation on your taxes.

A Northern gannet taking off from the water's surface. A breaching humpback whale. A humpback whale and its calf resting on the surface close to the boat.


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