Provincetown is home to one of the world’s natural deep water harbors, located forty miles out to sea at the tip of Cape Cod. It is a haven for boats of all sorts, large and deep enough to accommodate cruise ships. Provincetown has long been a seaside town, but it is the harbor that has defined it’s US history (Pilgrims First Landing – 1620), Portuguese fishing legacy, and status as a world-class tourist destination.
MacMillan Pier is Provincetown’s main transportation hub; the Bay State Cruise Co., Boston Harbor Cruises, and Captain John Boats Fast Ferry bring tens of thousands of visitors to Provicnetown each season. Also, daily excursions to the Harbor, the National Seashore, and Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary depart from here.
Furthermore, thousands of whalewatchers travel from Provincetown each year to study these now endangered species in their natural habitat. Whales played a vital role in Provincetown’s economy in the 19th century, and this tradition continues today.
MacMillian Pier also boasts great shops and amazing views of the Provincetown skyline!