Capeshores Charters leaves from the Town of Chatham's Municipal Fish Pier at the intersection of
Shore Road and Barcliff Avenue. With many fine resorts, restaurants and shops nearby, Chatham is located at the elbow of Cape Cod,
with Nantucket Sound to the southwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Located at the mouth of Pleasant Bay, a nutrient rich
nursery for many fish, Chatham is at the doorway to the historically best Striped Bass and Codfish feeding grounds in the Northeast.
From the Hyannis & mainland side of the Cape
Use Route 6 east & north to Exit 11, exit to the right and take Route 137 south to Route 28. Turn
left on Route 28 towards Chatham all the way to the rotary (roundabout) and continue on straight into town. The road is now Main Street
(Route 28 turns left at the rotary). Continue through town until Shore Road "T’s" into Main st (at the end), turn left onto Shore Road
about 1 mile. You will pass the world-renowned resort the "Chatham Bars Inn" on the left. After passing CBI you will see the sign for
the Chatham Municipal Fish Pier about 300 yards ahead on the right. There are public restrooms there for your comfort.
From the Eastham or Provincetown side of the Cape
Use Route 6 to the rotary at the Eastham and Orleans town line. Going almost completely around the rotary,
take Route 28 into Orleans, passing the Stop and Shop on the right. Stay in the left lane and take a left at the "Y" immediately after
Nauset Marine (the large boat dealership on the left). Continue on through a stoplight, and past the Nauset Regional Middle School
(on the right) and then another stoplight and the Orleans Police Station. From that stoplight it is 7.8 miles to a set of lights in Chatham.
You will pass Pleasant Bay (water) on your left 3 times. Go straight through that last traffic light, and the Municipal Fish pier will be
300 yards on your left.
Parking at the Pier
Be certain to park only in the upper lot; do not park in the lower lot except to briefly unload your vehicle.
Commercial fishermen are busy loading their boats and trucks etc. Do not park down there! You may come down to unload your vehicle at the lower ramp and then immediately move your vehicle to the upper ramp. While unloading, do not block the road, pull off to the side. Do not inconvenience the commercial fishermen as the facility is primarily for them. The "Marilyn S" is a white-hulled, open decked vessel, with the name "Marilyn S" in large letters on the stern and bows. Even though she may be tied up at another part of the pier, she will pick your party up on the right side of the lower parking lot at the large cement floating dock. The boats will leave twice a day, according to the tide. If you prefer fishing without a crowd, earlier departures are recommended, especially on the weekends.
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