Staying at a Cape Cod bed and breakfast like Chatham Gables Inn is guaranteed to make your trip memorable. With fantastic amenities and personalized service, the bed and breakfast experience at Chatham Gables provides far more than lodging. Chatham is a great place to base your Cape Cod vacation from. Guests wishing to explore the area from the water have a variety of Cape Cod harbor cruise tours to choose from. We’ve put together a list of harbor cruise tours catering to a variety of cruising desires.
Choose your harbor cruise from two options: a one hour harbor cruise or a special Sunday Ice Cream Float. The one hour harbor cruise takes you from Hyannis Inner Harbor to the larger Hyannis Harbor. Points of interest include the Kennedy Memorial & compound, Great Island, Egg Island, St. Andrew’s, Squaw Island and Point Gammon light. The Sunday Ice Cream Float is an hour long harbor cruise around Lewis Bay that includes a build-your-own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sundae.
Bay Spirit Tours offers two different harbor cruises. The Sunset Cruise departs before sunset so you can see the beautiful light and colors over Hyannis Harbor and Lewis Bay. Views include St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport. The second harbor cruise Bay Spirit offers is the Lighthouse Harbor Tour. Cruise by a replica of Brant Point Light on Hyannis inner harbor on your way to Gammon Light on Great Island. After that, the cruise passes the navigational towner at Bishops & Clerks and finally makes its way to Hyannisport for a look at the Hyannis Harbor Light and the Kennedy Compound.
Departing from Sesuit Harbor, Lobster Roll Cruises offer a casual dining experience while enjoying fantastic views of Cape Cod from the ocean. The harbor cruise takes you from Sesuit to Cape Cod Bay to enjoy the scenic coastline and beautiful sunsets. This harbor cruise also features two bars, one on the upper deck and one on the lower deck. For information on the menu and making reservations, click here.
Take this authentic 74’ schooner from the Falmouth Harbor to explore the waters of picturesque Cape Cod. More than just a harbor cruise, sailing on the Liberté is a memorable experience in itself. With three regal masts and five sails, the boat has impressive beauty as well as comfort for passengers. The schooner has a full bar and music on board. No sail is the same as the last on this exciting harbor cruise and Liberté is also available for private charter.
OceanQuest provides a hands-on informative harbor cruise that are fun for the entire family. With a number of different cruises to choose from, OceanQuest departs from Woods Hole. Enjoy a relaxing history cruise or get your hands wet on the Discovery Cruise. The 90 minute Discovery Cruise educates passengers on the ocean environment using three science stations: Physical Oceanography, Chemistry and Marine Biology.
If you’re looking for a harbor cruise that has a marine life element, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises may be the right choice. Operating for 30 years, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises have a 99% sighting rate, which means you’re highly likely to see a whale on your trip. Cape Cod is the seasonal home to Humpback, Finback and Minke whales and a few dolphin species. This harbor cruise departs from Barnstable Harbor. For information on scheduling and ticketing, click here.
When you’re deciding which Cape Cod harbor tours to experience, don’t forget to book your stay at Chatham Gables Inn. Our Cape Cod bed and breakfast has eight beautiful guest rooms, each uniquely decorated in a classic and sophisticated style. You’ll be pampered with luxurious amenities like Zents Aromatherapy toiletries, Turkish towels, plush robes, Kashwere throws and Matouk & Comphy Co. linens. Your stay also includes a full breakfast to get your day of exploring off to a good start. A stay at Chatham Gables Inn is sure to make your time in Cape Cod special!
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