Beth Ann Charters in Provincetown Massachusetts
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Add food and drinks to your coastal adventure by visiting one of Provincetown's local restaurants before embarking on a whale watch or fishing trip with Beth Ann Charters. Our charming town boasts a variety of eateries that offer fresh, locally sourced seafood, allowing you to savor the flavors of the ocean before you even set sail. Grab yourself a coffee and delicious Portuguese pastry for breakfast or savory sandwiches and clam chowder for lunch.

Our Favorite Local Establishments

These restaurants are all within walking distance of MacMillian Pier. Click on their logo for locations, menus and contact information. 

Perfect Picnic

Beth Ann Charters has partnered with Perfect Picnic in Provincetown to offer small plate food options and drinks, to be picked up before you embark on your journey

The Grilled Cheese Gallery

Explore the various grilled cheese sandwich options from The Grilled Cheese Gallery, located just steps from MacMillan Pier

Café Maria on the Beach

Café Maria on the beach offers baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, wraps, healthy salads, smoothies and more all made to order, with love in the heart of Provincetown

John's Foot Long

Fried clams, scallops, shrimp, foot long hotdogs, fried dough, burgers, fish and chips, clam chowder and fruit smoothies from John's Foot Long are perfect additions to your private fishing trip or whale watch

Lobster Pot Express

Beth Ann Charters recommends lunch from Lobster Pot Express before your whale watch or charter fishing adventure!

Far Land Provisions

Far Land Provisions offers breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups, salads and prepared food options to bring along with you on your Beth Ann Charters ocean adventure
  • Kacie B.

    If you're wanting an up close, life changing experience, THIS IS THE BOAT FOR YOU!!! Captain Rich got the boat in a position where the whales were breaching literally 30 feet away from us! Being in a small boat allowed for a more intimate experience, and I will never forget our trip. My husband and I were the only ones on the boat, and my husband doesn't really care for the ocean. After this trip, he's now a fan! We saw so many whales I lost count. It was a JOYOUS experience! I could not recommend him more!

  • Tammi S.

    We went deep sea fishing today and there are no words! We caught so many fish and Capt Rich and Reese were awesome and so friendly! I’ve waited years to go on the Beth Ann and it DID not disappoint! I HIGHLY recommend this charter!

  • D.R.

    Absolutely fantastic "Fun in the Sun" cruise with Captain Rich! We had many requests - going all the way into Wellfleet Harbor along the expansive, beautiful Wellfleet coastline was a must. We also cruised Truro then Long Point, Wood End, and Herring Cove in Provincetown. Rich was wonderfully accommodating and helpful. We all had a blast, and we will absolutely cruise with him again.

    Important: we were a little leery of going out on a boat that does fishing trips. The top deck is super comfortable and pretty. No fish smells anywhere. :-)

  • Jess B.

    We had an amazing “Kids Creature Cruise” with Rich! Rich took us around to see the lighthouses, the seals, a little fishing, and we got to pull up a lobster trap and see a couple lobsters and crabs up close. Our 3 year loved every second (and we did too). Will definitely book another cruise in the future as our little dude grows up. Couldn’t be happier!

  • A.C.

    Not just for fishing! We went out on the Beth Ann with Capt Rich for a "Fun in the Sun" custom cruise. We asked to see Wellfleet coastline and go into Wellfleet harbor. He took us ALL the way in! We cruised the Truro coastline and also Long Point, Wood End, Boy Beach, and Herring Cove in Provincetown. Rich was not only accommodating but fun to be with. The top deck of the Beth Ann is fantastic - cushioned seating for 6 with excellent views. Highly recommended!

  • Alice D.

    We had the best time on the Bethie! The 2.5 hr fishing trip was perfect for myself and my fiance! He has some fishing experience and I have absolutely none, and we both had a blast and caught lots of fish!! Rhys was great and answered all of my questions. Such a fun unique experience, we will be back!

  • Barb C.

    What a great experience—highly recommend! Rhys and Ben are fish whisperers, everyone caught fish and we even had some fillets for later. Thanks for a great trip!

  • Ashley D.

    What’s great way to be on the Ocean! Booked a combo trip and Captain Rich put us on some big fish, and up close viewing of whales all around us. Loved that we could book a Charter with just our family, felt very personable and accommodating. The boat is also very spacious and comfortable. The views are spectacular. Our teenagers even got some good boat napping in. And eating our catch an hour after getting off the boat is as fresh as it gets!

  • Phil D.

    Zach and Rich were great! The whole family came out including my young nephew. They helped him reel in 2 fish twice his size!!!

  • Elsie

    This whale watch was a birthday present and it was all that I'd hoped it would be. Captain Rich got us literally in the middle of a pod of humpbacks. Truly -- everywhere you turned there were more spouts. Some solo, some side-by-side -- at least one set of three in synchrony. We could actually smell them!. And could see the white of their flippers under the water. Some came as close as 20 feet from the boat. Gorgeous and glorious.

    The boat size is key. We could look 360 degrees so there was no rushing here and there like on the big boats. One member of our party tends toward seasickness but the smaller boat meant that she had very little.

    Captain Rich even let us steer the boat, explained the technology, and entertained us with stories. It's pricey but that said, only about twice the price per person of the larger commercial watches. And so worth it. I will absolutely do this again!

  • Rick W.

    Whale watching trip with Captain Rich on the Beth Ann, best trip ever. There were so many whales we didn’t know which way to look. He predicted where they would breach numerous times.

  • Donald P

    Captain Wood provided an outstanding experience! On our first ever whale watching experience, we sat in the boat in the middle of about 40 whales all around us. The whales fed, played, slapped their fins, and showed their tales. After leaving the area we moved around to different spots seeing whales all around the area. We even got the opportunity to see a whale breach twice. Additionally, we got the experience of catching a sea bass. Captain Wood’s boat is well maintained, clean, and comfortable. Captain Wood was professional, courteous, friendly, considerate, and knowledgeable. If you’re looking for  a once in a lifetime experience - book with Captain Wood knowing he will take care of you!

  • Rachel G.

    I traveled just over 1200 miles to celebrate my 40th birthday and see whales in their natural habitat off the Stellwagen Bank.  After a miserable experience on a typical tourist style whale watch tour with over 100+ people, we woke up the next morning and made a last minute decision to call and schedule with Beth Ann Charters.  We were lucky to fit into their schedule and truly thankful they made it happen! Captain Rhys and his First Mate Zach did not disappoint.  For two of the youngest we have ever been chartered by, they were definitely professional, entertaining, and good at what they do!  Unfortunately, it was not a day for seeing any Humpback whales, but Rhys and Zach found plenty of Minke whales to watch during the duration of our outing and even a few Grey seals.  The boat ride was smooth, the open ocean was beautiful, and the peaceful and relaxing setting was exactly what we were looking for. It was an experience I won’t soon forget and am thankful to have had the opportunity to spend my day with such a great team!

  • Denise M.

    Truly great experience seeing whales off Provincetown, MA. Beautiful boat, excellent tour given by Rich of Beth Ann Charters. We saw two groups of whales very close up within all environmental guidelines. Our group (four people) had a wonderful time visiting these gorgeous creatures. Highly recommend.

  • Dee H.

    Our trip was a little different from most...we were on the Cape to fulfill our mom's last wishes, to have her ashes returned to the ocean she loved. Captain Rich provided several location options for her "burial at sea". When the time came, he was very discreet and allowed the six of us all the time we needed to say goodbye and compose ourselves before continuing on. We were given the coordinates where we laid her to rest, so we'll always have that reference. It was hard and sad, but the Beth Ann and her crew were the best.

  • Andrea H.

    Our day on the water with Beth Ann Charters was the highlight of our trip. Captain Rich brought myself and my boys (5 and 10) out for a day of whale watching and fishing. Somehow Rich managed to drive the boat and teach us all how to fish at the same time. He could not have been better with the kids. We saw a ton of whales and the boys caught a bunch of fish. A private charter as opposed to the big whale watching boats is well-worth the $!!

  • Jan

    My have fun in the sun. That was easily achieved. On a boat, on the ocean, in the sun. Seals, fin back whales, and Captain Rich even caught dinner! First time my dog was on a boat and she did great! Even went for a little swim!

  • Sue Z.

    If you’ve ever been on a large whale watching excursion and known the frustration of trying to see around other people, or having to run from one side of the boat to another every time a spout is spotted, this trip is for you! Five of my friends and I took a morning tour and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Rich and Rhys were friendly and fun and it was so awesome to be in the middle of so many whales. Would definitely recommend!

  • Lyn K.

    I've gone out on the Beth Ann with friends who know how to land a fish and friends who have never held a rod - Captain Rich is the master at finding the fish and making sure everyone has a great time. The boat is clean and beautiful and whether you want to find some striped bass or just kick back on your own private whale watch, this is the place to be. Could not recommend it higher!

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