Krill Carson, NECWA President 
New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA)

NECWA, 11 Clarence Soule Drive, Middleboro, MA


Sunday, June 16, 2019

We sail from 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm 

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Yankee II Deep Sea Fishing, Harwich Port
715 Rt. 28 Saquatucket Harbor
Harwich Port, MA 02646

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NECWA's Spring 2019 OEC

Ocean Exploration Cruise for Chatham waters 

 Join NECWA for our annual spring offshore excursion!

Sunday, June 16, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) for an all day marine excursion to view seabirds, whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks, and other marine animals found in Nantucket Sound, off Monomoy and in the coastal waters off Chatham.

Note: There is no rain date for this event. So keep your fingers crossed that June 16th is a great weather day.


Pre-registration available until May 11th

$120 for Adults (pre-registration $110)

$110 for Students (pre-registration $100)

Eligibility for Student Fare: To be eligible for the reduced student fare, send a photo of your college or high school ID to


Guest Naturalists!

Enjoy our guided wildlife commentary by amazing guest naturalists, including:

Wayne Petersen (Mass Audubon)

Thomas Robben (Hartford Audubon Society)

David Clapp (Natural History Services)

NECWA naturalists and staff will include Krill Carson, Michael O'Neill, Courtney Callahan and Dani Marston. 


Travel aboard the Yankee II, a 65’ commercial fishing vessel owned and operated by Yankee II Fishing Fleet. Seating is limited on our Ocean Exploration Cruises to ensure spacious seating arrangements and rail space. 

Leave from Harwich Port on Cape Cod at 8 am sharp and return by 4 pm. 

In Support of Marine Research: To support marine research offshore, we will collect data on all marine wildlife viewed from the vessel. We will also conduct a plankton tow and plankton demonstration, as well as chum for seabirds.

Anyone who registers for this trip must sign and turn in a liability waiver prior to the day of the excursion. To access this form, click HERE.

Fundraising Event for NECWA - Help Support our Projects!

NECWA's Ocean Exploration Cruises are annual fundraising events that support marine wildlife education, research, and conservation in the New England area.

NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. Registration fees and donations from each Ocean Exploration Cruise are used to support our many projects and activities through the purchase of equipment and supplies.

Learn more about NECWA

Our website at

Our community-sighting network for basking sharks and ocean sunfish at

When close to sailing date: check our blog for trip updates at

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Waiver - All passengers will be asked to fill out a trip liability waiver. Once you register for this event, you will be contacted by NECWA with that waiver and asked to mail it back to us prior to the trip. To access the waiver, please click HERE.

Cancellation - If the trip is canceled due to lack of interest or inclement weather offshore, you will be notified by NECWA and reimbursed your entire registration fee, minus a $10 administration fee to NECWA. If you cancel your registration by May 11th, NECWA will reimburse 70% of your ticket. After that date, no refunds are available.

There is no rain date scheduled for this event. The determination for weather cancellation will be made by the captain the day before or the morning of the cruise.