Cuttyhunk and Elizabeth Islands Boat Tour

October 2, 2022 (Sunday) 8:30am-5:15pm


Cuttyhunk and Elizabeth Islands






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Join us for a day-long excursion to both Penikese and Cuttyhunk Islands in the renowned Elizabeth Island chain!

On a privately chartered vessel, the trip will leave from Falmouth Harbor for an hour-and-a-half cruise through Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay and along the Elizabeth Islands. Shipboard commentary will focus on landmarks, geology, wildlife and the history of these quiet, protected islands.

Discover the unique history of Penikese Island and view its colonies of rare tern species. The tour will spend 1.5 hours exploring this incredible place so that visitors can get a sense of its environmental and historical significance.

We'll spend three hours on Cuttyhunk enjoying the quaint village and harbor while exploring for migratory songbirds and watching from Lookout Hill for passing raptors. Participants will have a choice of a short or long guided walk. The long hike focuses more on birds and natural history while the short hike highlights island history and landmarks. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the relaxing boat trip back to the mainland.

2022 Program Offerings:

September 13

September 18

September 25

September 27

October 2

October 9

Please note that $10 of your payment for this Mass Audubon program will be donated to MassWildlife to help support conservation and management of threatened and endangered species on Penikese Island.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Cuttyhunk and Elizabeth Islands
Email [email protected] for more information.