Cape Cod Yacht Charters
Cape Cod yacht charters offer it all: Excellent food, charming villages, nature preserves and parks, and sandy beaches
Cape Cod is one of America’s most revered yachting destinations. Known for its superb fishing, legendary whale watching, and cultural enclaves, a yacht charter in Cape Cod offers a little something for everyone.
While exploring Cape Cod on your luxury yacht charter, be sure to check out the peninsula’s artist camps and beach towns. Favorites like Provincetown – at the northern-most tip – and Hyannis draw visitors to their white-sand beaches, classic seafood restaurants, and historical points of interest. Plus, there’s much to explore via boat. Cape Cod Bay is one of America’s most desirable sport fishing and whale watching destinations in New England, known for regular summer displays of breaching humpbacks and abundance of striped bass, bluefin tuna, and bluefish.
Cape Cod Yacht Charter Highlights
- Museums and historic sites to explore
- Amazing whale watching in Cape Cod Bay
- Excellent seafood
- Historic lighthouses to explore
- Art galleries and artisan shops
- Sport fishing in Nantucket Sound
Most Charming Cities and Towns on Cape Cod
Provincetown lies at the northern end of Cape Cod, nearly 60 miles out to sea. The city is revered for its historic center, known for its charming shops, festivals and events (Carnival is in August), and white-sand beaches. Provincetown is also one of America’s oldest artist colonies; you’ll find numerous galleries and artisan markets to explore.
Hyannis may be best known as the site of the Kennedy family compound. You’ll notice that influence today; the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and John F. Kennedy Memorial are both here. Yet, beyond its history, Hyannis offers plenty to explore so make sure you make it a stop on your Cape Cod yacht charter. Start on Main Street, where you’ll find must-visit restaurants and shops like Cape Cod Beer, or soak up the sun at Kalmus Beach.
Every year, Chatham seems to land on lists of America’s favorite beach towns, and that makes perfect sense. The village is home to some of the Cape’s most beautiful beaches. Check out Chatham Lighthouse Beach, which sits in the shadow of the namesake lighthouse. Harding’s Beach is another favorite and perfect for swimming (as it sits on the calmer waters of Nantucket Sound).
Falmouth may be the Cape’s second-largest town, but yet, Falmouth feels more rural than other villages on Cape Cod. As such, it’s a perfect destination for getting outdoors. Take to Shining Sea Bikeway, a 10-mile path, that offers incredible views of the dunes. Also, check out the Woods Hole Science Aquarium and Lambert’s Cove Beach.
Harwich is a quintessential yachting destination. Thanks to its three sheltered harbors on Nantucket Sound, it’s a favorite destination for exploring the Cape, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. And throughout the summer, the town’s legendary yacht clubs host exclusive regattas like the Sails Around the Cape in August.
Cape Cod Yacht Charters – Things to See & Do
Explore Cape Cod National Seashore
Featuring nearly 50 miles of dune-lined beaches, a mix of salt marshes and ponds, and beautiful rolling hills, the Cape Cod National Seashore is a tranquil natural destination. Escape the crowds here, and take hikes along the dunes (there are 12 walking trails). Or take to one of three bike trails through the park.
Visit Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Explore Cape Cod’s natural history at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. The park is home to America’s largest grey seal population, dozens of bird species (including five endangered species), and several amazing hiking trails, the park is the perfect place to unwind. One must-see sight: Monomoy Lighthouse is one of the Cape’s most beautiful, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Experience the Pilgrim Monument
The Pilgrim’s landed first on Cape Cod in Provincetown, before landing on the mainland. And in Provincetown, you’ll find a beautiful monument and museum celebrating the area’s history. Make sure you visit the monument while on your yacht charter in Cape Cod. Climb the steps to the top of the 252-foot granite monument for amazing views of Provincetown’s historic waterfront.
Visit Cape Cod’s Historic Lighthouses
Cape Cod is home to more than a dozen postcard-worthy lighthouses, which continue to guide yachts to this day. Take a guided tour of any one of the historic lighthouses and climb to the top for amazing views. The Nauset Light is one of the Cape’s most beautiful, which offers free tours throughout the summer. And the Chatham Lighthouse is another must-see, which sits on an incredible beach.
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