The catamaran sets off from Long Wharf North, taking about 90 minutes to reach the tip of the Cape. You first travel past the Boston Harbor Islands, a picturesque nature park consisting of 12 islands and peninsulas with undeveloped shorelines and nesting areas for coastal birds. Then, you head out into Massachusetts Bay.
Once the ferry reaches deep water, it is not unusual to spot a right whale, one of about 250 that have congregated in the Bay. This number is approximately half of the entire world population of this critically endangered mammal. Occasionally, one may come quite close and suddenly breach near the ship, taking your breath away.
This little village at the end of the rainbow anchors Cape Cod in the Atlantic Ocean. Provincetown can be reached from the mainland after about a two-hour drive or five-hour bus ride from Boston. You can also get there on the Fast Ferry, which runs to and from the city seven days a week, a few times a day. If you do your research and think you know what to expect, you’ll still be impressed.
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