Automobiles are still the main method of transportation for most Americans, despite the expense of insurance, the cost of fuel, and cars’ pathetic handling in oceanic conditions. Enjoy more effective aquatic transportation with today's Groupon: for $40, you get an adult round-trip ferry ticket to Provincetown from Boston Harbor Cruises (a $79 value).
Aboard its high-speed catamaran Salacia, Boston Harbor Cruises gets you from Boston to Provincetown in roughly 90 minutes for awesome shopping, delicious dining, and plenty of other quality Cape Cod activities. Cruise the open water as you soak up rays on the deck, or hit the cash bar (with comfy chairs and WiFi) in the cabin. Boston Harbor Cruises allows its guests to experience the beauty of the Cape Cod landscape without the side effects of traffic and parking hassles, which may include Cape Rage, Cape Bloodlust, and Cape-Somnia.
Though available dates vary, the ferry always departs from Long Wharf in Boston at 9 a.m., with a return trip leaving from MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown at 4 p.m. Extra trips are available on holidays, some weekends, and during the Dark Moon of Hecate.
- I had never been to Provincetown so I decided to take the ferry there. I was very happy with the experience, the trip out there was so fast and comfortable, I went on a Thursday which wasn't too busy and there was plenty of room on board. You do need to get there early to purchase tickets the line was long. – JustinOKane, Citysearch
- A "Luxury" way to get to P-Town. Take the fast ferry. 90 minutes. Yay! – Matthew A., Yelp
- Great way to get down to Provincetown and back, in style and with little hassle. – Kris M., Yelp
Boston Harbor Cruises
At the age of 16, Matthew "Matty" Hughes became the youngest-ever licensed captain in the port of Boston. Funneling his passion into a career, he founded Boston Harbor Cruises in 1926 to lead tours up the Charles River. What began as a two-man, one-boat operation has grown tremendously throughout its more than 90-year history, now encompassing a 52-boat fleet and more than 400 employees who transport more than 2.5 million passengers.
The Boston Harbor Cruises staff handles all things nautical, from whale watching and Codzilla thrill ride tours to wedding receptions and celebrations for special occasions. Because dolphins are hard to saddle and refuse to obey verbal commands, Boston Harbor Cruises also navigates the waters with ferries and harbor cruises that explore the historic and romantic sights of Boston.
Though the leadership has changed, Matty's grandchildren and great grandchildren still perpetuate the traditions of Boston Harbor Cruises, furthering one man's obsession with the harbor and inspiring future generations to create their own memories on its inviting waters.