A Boating Destination
From Falmouth to Provincetown, Cape Cod is a boater’s paradise, and there’s no better antidote to the stress of today’s world than escaping to the ocean, even for a day. Whether you’re the captain of your own vessel, or you’re looking to kick back while someone else takes the wheel, everything you need is within reach. Social distancing is a breeze on the Cape Cod seas, and you can still celebrate life’s milestones safely.
Boat owners can enjoy easy access to ramps in every Cape Cod town. There are over 40 marinas on the Cape offering fuel, maintenance, and supplies. Take a trip to Nantucket and explore the island’s past and present, spanning whaling history to beer brewing. Or head to Martha’s Vineyard to check out the iconic gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs, followed by an iconic Dirty Banana at Donovan”s Reef, located at Nancy’s Restaurant. Savor your cocktails and enjoy the dockside view; you never know what celebrity you may spot.
There’s nothing more romantic than a sunset sail on the Schooner Liberte, which shares a dock at Falmouth Harbor on Clinton Avenue with Patriot Party Boats. Want to bring home dinner, along with a fish tale for the ages? They’re your go-to on the Upper Cape for charters. Commercial ferries include the Island Queen in Falmouth, which travels to Martha’s Vineyard. The Steamship Authority, which travels to MV from Woods Hole and Hyannis, and to Nantucket from Hyannis. And the Hy-Line, which offers high-speed travel to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Hyannis Harbor. Cape Cod is a world-class destination for whale watching, daily excursions are available along Stellwagen Bank, off Cape Cod Bay, and one of the world’s finest whale feeding grounds. Chart your own course for making unforgettable memories.
The recommendations for enjoying life on the water are the same as those for navigating our new normal in a global pandemic. Be safe, be courteous, and seas the day…