Tours – Full & Half Day
FULL DAY TOURS
Take a step back in time on the island of Nantucket. Once one of the world’s leading whaling ports, “the little grey lady” has maintained its incredibly quaint and unspoiled appearance. It’s easy to imagine life of historic Nantucket Town as it was as you walk the cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks. There are several options for traveling to Nantucket: regular ferry, high-speed ferry, flying, or a combination of any two. When arriving on Island it is very easy for attendees to be on their own as all of the attractions are within walking distance, or individuals may choose to wander the shops along the main streets.
Spend the day at the tip of the Cape! Enjoy the unique experience that is Provincetown, the renowned artist and fishing community, a town rich in history that celebrates its cultural diversity.
Upon arrival in Provincetown, there are many options on how to spend your afternoon:
There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing the largest creatures on earth up close in their native habitat. And Cape Cod is one of the best places in the world to see them! We will take a boat out of Provincetown Harbor and travel out to Stellwagen Bank, a prime whale feeding ground.
Take a one-hour journey to the outer reaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore. You’ll see a part of Cape Cod that is rarely seen as you travel through fragrant pine woods, fields of beach grass and beach plum, and of course, through the sand dunes. You will see the beach shacks of yesteryear, where many famous writers and artists lived.
Cape Cod has much folklore surrounding the early settlers and one of the most famous is the story of the pirate ship Whydah. The Whydah sank off of Marconi Beach in 1717 with a crew of nearly 150 men and the treasures of almost 50 captured vessels. According to legend, Captain Sam Bellamy was returning to Cape Cod to marry his true love when he ran into a nor’easter and sank while she watched helplessly from the shore. In 1984 the Whydah was discovered and its treasures have been brought up ever since. The Expedition Whydah Museum is dedicated to the only documented pirate ship ever discovered and all of the treasures that have been raised.
Provincetown on own
Provincetown offers many activities that are sure to please or you may choose to spend the afternoon at leisure wandering the streets of this unique town. Provincetown is where the history of the New World actually began – the Mayflower first landed in Provincetown in 1620 before proceeding to Plymouth. The Pilgrims stayed in Provincetown for 5 weeks before seeking a more protected harbor. You can spend the afternoon learning the history of the area through many museums, or you may want to stroll Commercial Street and enjoy its unique shops, galleries, and restaurants.
Hyannis and Kennedy Country
Explore the history and charm of Cape Cod! We’ll travel to the village of Hyannis in the town of Barnstable and board an old-time Maine coastal steamer replica for a 1-hour harbor cruise. During the cruise you will hear commentary of the history of the area and view sites like the Kennedy Compound, Squaw Island and the Point Gammon Light House. Afterwards we will visit a few of the attractions dedicated to Hyannis’s most famous summer residents, the Kennedy family. We’ll go to the JFK Memorial, dedicated in 1966 and overlooking the waters of Lewis Bay. Then to the JFK Museum, which offers multimedia exhibits focusing on the late president’s years on Cape Cod. After there will be time on your own to shop Hyannis’s Main Street.
Learn the history of Cape Cod while also exploring the talents of our local craftsman and visiting our unique shopping. We’ll travel along the Historic Olde King’s Highway and stop at some of the quaint antique shops along the way, including the Kingsland Manor, which is filled with a varied and classic collection of antiques, from Tiffany silver to a collection of old canes with ivory and brass handles. Here you have the opportunity to wander from room to room and through the two outer buildings to explore this impressive and unique collection. We will also visit a sea captain’s house, such as the Winslow Crocker House in Yarmouthport. This Georgian design home was built in 1780 and contains a fine collection of decorative arts from the 1600s to 1800s.
Experience the waters surrounding Chatham on this 90-minute seal watch. You will be taken from Chatham Harbor out to explore Monomoy where hundreds of harbor seals bask in the sun. Afterwards, group will be taken to Main Street, Chatham for one hour on own.
See Cape Cod as it was seen by the Indians and early settlers on a two hour kayak adventure. This guided tour will take you through the waters of Orleans and the sights of Pleasant Bay and the surrounding salt marshes and sand dunes. No experience is necessary, as training will be provided prior to boarding the kayaks. Single and tandem kayaks are available, but advance notice is requested for groups requiring more then 5 singles.
Sailing Hyannis Harbor
Take a two-hour sail through historic Hyannis Harbor on a classic Cape Cod catboat. You’ll have an oceanfront view of local landmarks such as the Point Gammon Light house, Great Island and the Kennedy compound. After sail there will be free time on Main Street in Hyannis.
182 Queen Anne Rd
Harwich, MA 02645