You are ready to start your Provincetown vacation and are in Boston figuring out how to make the trek to Ptown. One of the best options that you should consider is the Fast Ferry, offered daily throughout the season with many times to fit a variety of schedules. Two operators, Bay State Cruise Company and Boston Harbor Cruises, offer service from Boston right into the heart of Provincetown.
So what is a ride on the ferry like?
Well, the 90-minute trip is, in a word, delightful! Both operators have a very efficient system of loading and unloading that typically only takes 10 minutes. They are both very punctual and, outside of any weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, stay fairly true to the hour-and-a-half time frame.
What do I do on board?
Both companies offer food, beer, wine, coffee, and other refreshments on board for your pleasure. There is a bartender serving the entirety of the trip at the snack bar. The views are wonderful as you sail into Boston as well as into the Ptown harbor – definitely a huge plus of the trip. There are very limited plugs on board so don’t expect to be too “plugged in” but that just forces you to take in the beauty of the water. There is also wifi on board both that can be spotty but nice for checking email or a quick “connection.”
How can I get tickets?
Both companies offer tickets online or at their locations in Boston and Provincetown. Bay State Cruise Company can be found near the Seaport Convention Center and right off the pier in Provincetown sharing an office with the Chamber of Commerce. Boston Harbor is located near the Aquarium in Boston and right down from the pier in Ptown – both convenient locations. No matter which company you choose, the ferry is a quintessential Provincetown experience you are sure to enjoy!
The staff at Cape Colony Inn got together this past week to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge that is going around facebook. This is a great fundraiser to raise money for ALS and has already seen huge momentum and millions in donations. Take a look at our photos from the event.
Provincetown is one of the most popular summer vacation destination spots on Cape Cod throughout the months of June, July, and August. But what is it like before the heart of the season, in May? Simply put, wonderful! There are lots of exciting activities and things to do before the season really kicks up on Memorial Day.
One of the most fun things of the season to many of the “townies” is the opening parties at many of the area restauraunts, bars, and boutiques. Almost every night, a different location opens its doors for the season and holds an event to showcase their menu, items for sale, or specialty drinks. It is a great way to meet these business owners and many of the people who call Ptown, “home” all year long.
Avoid the summer heat and take your bike or shows out to the beautiful trails and beaches. This is very popular year round but especially beautiful this time of year when flowers are blooming and things are coming alive. It is also much less busy, giving a peaceful feel to your interaction with nature.
May is one of the best times of year to get some great deals on items in the area boutques as they bring in merchandise for the new season. Additionally, many of the gallery owners are anxious to sell a few pieces to really kick off the busy time well. Take some time to pick up some great items at one of the Ptown boutiques.
Sure, it can be a bit nippy out some Mays but don’t let that stop you from checking out Ptown before the busy season hits. Plus, rates are especially competitive for your hotel stay, making it a great weekend vacation spot.
TLG recently had an outing to thank their friends and staff for all the great work they do at Cape Colony Inn. The two day event was a lot of fun for all involved and featured some of our favorite activities around Provincetown and the lower cape. Lunch at Pepe’s followed by a beach day in Truro and then dinner at the popular Mews Restaurant all set the stage for the evening at Miss Richfield’s show.
The following day, guests took in a seal watch at High Head beach and lunch at Fannizis with a meeting to plan for new ADA guest rooms next season at Cape Colony Inn. Check out a picture of the group!