Traveling by boat offers an aura of romance not matched by cramped cars, bumpy motorcycles, or terrifying man-sized slingshots. Cruise in comfort with today's Groupon: for $21, you get a roundtrip ride on the Plymouth-to-Provincetown Express Ferry (up to a $42 value). The ferry departs from the Mayflower II state pier in Plymouth at 10 a.m. and departs again from Fisherman's Wharf in Provincetown at 4:30 p.m.
Helmed by experienced, licensed captains, the Plymouth-to-Provincetown Express Ferry quickly transports sea-goers across historical Plymouth Harbor and Cape Cod Bay. As the high-speed vessel embarks on its approximately 90-minute journey, seek shelter from wayward water droplets or gregarious starfish inside the enclosed main cabin while listening to a narrated history of Plymouth. Upper- and lower-level decks provide passengers with beautiful views of Cape Cod Bay's waterlogged scenery, and snacks and beverages are available for those with money or tradable fur pelts. Once the boat arrives in Provincetown, travelers have up to five hours to explore the city's numerous art galleries, restaurants, shops, and colonial-themed dance clubs before returning to the original point of departure. Check the schedule for more information.
Plymouth Whale Watch
You're rarely guaranteed to see a whale, unless you go to the aquarium or you're watching Free Willy very carefully. For passengers with Plymouth Whale Watch, however, sightings are guaranteed—if you don't see a whale on your trip you can come back again until you do see one. The expert crew helps passengers spot species from humpback whales to pilot whales during trips that traverse North Atlantic waters en route to Stellwagen Bank. On the boat's lower deck and roomy sun decks, passengers might also spot porpoises, seals, and dolphins. Between sightings, patrons can listen to the crew's historical tidbits about Plymouth, and head to a galley that's stocked with food and drinks.