Fun Things to Do

Woods Hole is filled with fun things to do in the summer.

September 3, 2012
Nat Chalkley

Nat Chalkley

If you’re looking to fish the waters of Cape Cod, Nat Chalkley is a local fishing expert. Chalkley has been fishing Cape Cod’s waters for over 20 years – so he knows all the tricks to fishing in this area. Chalkley grew up in Virginia and began fishing the James River as a young kid. He also spent much of his summer in Woods Hole fishing off of skiffs. By 17 years old, Chalkley worked as a mate on a charter boat and soon began commercially rod and reel fishing. He achieved his captain’s license at 19 and quickly started […]
August 31, 2012

OceanQuest

Woods Hole is home to some of the largest scientific organizations in the world – so who wouldn’t want to experience a little bit of science while visiting? One of the best ways to discover the environment around Woods Hole is aboard OceanQuest. OceanQuest is a 90-minute discovery cruise that provides an introduction to oceanography.  The discovery cruises provide a hands-on learning environment where passengers are encouraged to involve themselves in collecting data, working with equipment, and dealing with live creatures. Time during the cruise is divided among three stations: One station takes place in the stern of the ship […]
August 26, 2012

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Today, we think of Woods Hole as a village filled with waterside restaurants, shops, and some of the largest scientific establishments in the world.  But imagine a Woods Hole with clipper ships lining the harbor and sheep grazing on meadows with very few trees. The best place to discover the “old Woods Hole” is definitely the Woods Hole Historical Museum. You’ll find histories, pictures, and displays of the changes Woods Hole has undergone. One of the most noticeable changes is the landscape – Woods Hole used to be one large meadow, without any trees, and sheep grazing on all the land. […]
August 24, 2012

Calcutta Fishing Derby

The Calcutta Fishing Derby takes place during the month of September and is sponsored by the Woods Hole Business Association. Daily prizes are given for the biggest catch of Bluefish and Bass and grand prizes are given on the final day of the derby. The 2012 Calcutta Fishing Derby begins at 12:01am on September 10th and ends at 12:00am on October 12th. Eligible fish species include Striped Bass and Bluefish. The entry fee is twenty dollars and kids under 12 years old are free. The weigh-in station for all fish entered in the contest will take place at the Landfall Restaurant. […]