Shipping Information

Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. ships lobsters and seafood overnight, direct to your door via FedEx Overnight Air.
Orders placed via the Internet must be placed by 2:30 p.m. Eastern time for next day delivery. Call 1-800-967-4268 to place last minute orders.

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. Shipping and delivery are not available on Sunday.

We wrap our lobsters in seaweed during shipping. Seaweed keeps the lobsters fresh by providing a moist, salty layer that mimics the elements of seawater, which is one of the best methods for preserving live lobsters. Click here for more information on shipping care of lobsters.

We are unable to ship your order on observed Postal Holidays, these holidays include the following:

 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (observed)
  • Washington’s birthday (observed)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans’ Day (observed)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

 

Orders placed the day before or on these observed holidays will be shipped out the next business day.

Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii will incur an additional charge, for more information please call the office at 1-800-967-4268.

Saturday Delivery is not available for all areas and will include an additional charge of $15.00 and subject to change with FedEx fuel surcharges. Please contact us if you have any questions.

All orders valued at $500 or less are shipped using ‘No Signature Required’ for delivery. Orders over $500 will ‘Require a Signature’ for delivery.

Please be sure to alert the recipient that something perishable is coming via FedEx.

We do not recommend live lobsters or seafood be left outside in heat or adverse weather conditions.

Orders can also be shipped to offices, FedEx hubs or authorized FedEx locations.

All Internet orders will be notified of tracking information by an automated FedEx tracking email. Be sure to check your spam folder if you have not received tracking info on an order.

Please be aware that adverse weather conditions across the country can result in delivery delays.

We go the extra mile and use the Services of PeriShip for all shipments. PeriShip exclusively uses FedEx and they are the leaders in the management of overnight shipping of seafood, meats and specialty game products. PeriShip is trusted by the most discriminating and demanding shippers and receivers of perishable food products, including signature chefs, premiere white tablecloth restaurants, world renowned resorts and casinos, and retail markets that specialize in only the highest quality products. With PeriShip using FedEx our products are sure to arrive in peak condition so they can be enjoyed by thousands of customers across the United States.