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Provincetown

Downtown Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts

The basics

It’s possible to visit Provincetown on a day trip from Boston, but with so much to see and do you can easily spend a few days here. Depending on your interest, you could spend the morning touring the many art galleries and studios in town, or go shopping for unique souvenirs. Soak up the sun and go for a swim at Race Point Beach or Herring Cove Beach. Go for a hike or bike ride along the Province Lands Bike Trail. Enjoy a catamaran cruise or go whale watching in season. At night, be sure to sample some of the town’s legendary nightlife.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Cape Cod

star-5
Enjoy!
John_G, Sep 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
Stayed within walking distance of 1 long wharf taxi. Easy in. Pleasant crew. Beautiful trip. Clean boat. Sri is sold on board. Clean restrooms.
star-5
A clean ferry
Oscar_G, Jul 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
The ferry was impeccably clean. With the Delta variant becoming more pervasive, it was comforting to see a crew member cleaning the handrails throughout the ferry.
star-5
Great customer service
RichardLA, Jul 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
The evening I arrived in Boston, the weather was terrible and the ferry to Ptown needed to cancel. I very much appreciated that the Ferry company chartered a bus to transport everyone to Provincetown in light of the weather… the bus ride took about 2.5 hours … but it was terrific that they honored the reservation and got everyone to Provincetown. Thank you!
star-5
Great trip to Provincetown.
Scott_S, Jun 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
Relaxing trip. The crew was wonderful. The ferry was clean and offered snacks were great. It was a great time spent with my wife.
star-5
Fast and Friendly Service
Benjamin_S, Jun 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
This was the first time using this service and it was the easiest trip from booking to sailing. Look no further if you want to travel to Provincetown traffic free.
star-5
Very pleasant
Stephanie_P, Jul 2020
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
The ferry was very clean and pleasant the people at the ticket booth were very helpful with my ticket.
star-4
Heavy seas
Pamela_P, Oct 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
This was a rough passage. The announcements were very helpful. We suffered but it was exciting to be up top.
star-5
Peace of Mind
Mark_A, Jun 2020
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
If you plan a weekend stay or longer at Provincetown, you would be doing yourself a huge favor by staying with Scooter and Company at the White Wind Inn. JD's has excellent oysters on the halfshell and good strong drinks!
star-5
Worth the Money!
Rebecca_S, Sep 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
The view was gorgeous! Staff was friendly and the ride was smooth. Lots of seating options to meet your needs.
star-5
GreT way to get to the Cape
Julie_H, May 2019
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
The ride was great, excellent views, smooth and comfortable ride. The concierge was very helpful with plans for our day in Provincetown.
star-5
The Way to Go to The Cape
Marti_G, Aug 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
Perfect cruise! Will never forget watching Boston skyline as we sped away. Also, the kind and helpful staff made me feel welcome!
star-5
Would do it again-
Katheryn_L, Aug 2021
Boston to Provincetown & Cape Cod High Speed Ferry One-Way
We experienced a nice, smooth ride, friendly staff, and great views. We would definitely take the ferry again.

Things to know before you go

  • Book your lodging and transportation well ahead of time during high season, particularly on a weekend.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes; the town is walkable, though you can also rent bikes, take a pedicab, or ride the trolley.
  • Not all of Provincetown is accessible to wheelchairs, as there are uneven sidewalks, stairs, and steep roads; Herring Cove Beach is accessible and offers beach wheelchairs.
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How to get there

Provincetown is around a 90-minute ferry ride from Boston. Ferries operate between May and December. The closest airport is the Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC), around 10 minutes from town. Provincetown is at the end of Route 6 for those driving. It’s also possible to reach the town by train and bus.

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When to get there

Provincetown can be visited year-round. Summer is the high season, and will see the largest crowds and highest prices. Spring and fall are mild and pleasant, with smaller crowds. Winter can be bracing, and will see the smallest crowds. Some attractions, restaurants, and shops are closed outside the high season.

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Provincetown Art Scene

Established in 1899, Provincetown is one of the oldest art colonies in the country. There are numerous art museums, schools, galleries, and studios. Start at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), which has a permanent collection of over 3,000 works by more than 700 artists. Contemporary art fans should visit the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. There are also more than 60 galleries in town, a large number of which are concentrated in the East End area, on Commercial Street.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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