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First Time in Provincetown?
Here's What You Need to Know

Boat Tours of Cape Cod

Provincetown (commonly called P-Town) first-timers tend to contact our property with heaps of questions. Not only does the quaint, colorful town have a lot of places to explore and plan for, but just getting there can be a feat on its own.

While other rural areas tend to turn off the lights at 9PM, Provincetown guests can experience a vibrant nightlife--meeting people from all over the world.

We know you are probably excited about visiting Cape Cod. Reading this guide will help you plan out your full experience, allowing you to meet the expectations you've set for yourself.

Provincetown is Gay

This isn't derogatory, this is the truth! Provincetown is renowned for its acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, and hosts a wide variety of events to prove it. It's the gayest town in America, with heavily liberal thought emanating from the artistic community that thrives here.

The city hosts several weeklong events for people to enjoy throughout the year, including Carnival, Pride Week, Bear Week, and more. Those wanting to experience Cape Cod with their families should probably stick to Chatham or Harwich.

What can you do in Provincetown?

Aside from the festivities that occur throughout the year, there is still a ton to do in Provincetown. For instance, you have all of Cape Cod to enjoy and experience. Race Point Beach is an excellent place to go swimming with your special someone.

Lighthouse hunting is another favorite activity that our guests have enjoyed. You can check out the art galleries that spread across the town as well.

How should I travel around Provincetown?

Provincetown is small, making bikes especially ideal when traveling between locations. If this interests you, you should check out any of the bike rental shops around town. These include:

Bike Rentals

Gale Force Bike Rentals
Address: 144 Bradford St
Hours: 9AM - 5PM Every day

P-Town Bikes
Address: 42 Bradford St #1338
Hours: 10AM - 4PM Every day (some exceptions may apply)

The Bike Shack
Address: 63 Shank Painter Rd
Because Provincetown is relatively small, you should have no problem walking to most places. In fact, many people recommend bailing on a car altogether and literally just walk and taxi where they need to go. This may be the option for you! If it is, the next section should interest you.8AM - 8PM Every day

Arnold's Where You Rent Bikes
Address: 329 Commercial St
Hours: 9AM - 6PM

Provincetown Bike Rentals

Address: 136 Bradford St.
Hours: Hours are not written anywhere online

Despite some people opposing a car, others stand by renting one as it gives them total freedom over where they want to go. Unfortunately the only car rental place is a decent walk from the main town, so keep that in mind.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Address: 176 Race Point Road, Provincetown
Weekdays: 7AM - 6PM
Weekends (Saturday and Sunday): 7AM - 12PM


Because Provincetown is relatively small, you should have no problem walking to most places. In fact, many people recommend bailing on a car altogether and literally just walk and taxi where they need to go.

This may be the option for you! If it is, the next section should interest you.
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Monomoy Island Excursions

How much is a Monomoy Island Excursion?

  • Adult: $42 per adult
  • Child (4-12 years old): $40 per child
  • Infant (0-3 years old): $10 per infant

Want to start your Massachusetts vacation right? Start off your trip with a cruise to see seals! You'll get the chance to hop in a boat and ride down to Monomoy Island. This sliver of land was dedicated to the preservation of local wildlife and migratory birds. It's the perfect getaway to get away from the hustle and bustle of Massachusetts.

What animals can you see on a Monomoy Island Excursion?

Obviously, you also get to see the seals. These blubbery "water doggos" are graceful creatures in the water, but you are most likely to see them congregating on the shores. It's truly a sight to behold. You'll also get a chance to see other creatures in the water, like some of the aforementioned migratory birds and maybe a shark if you're lucky! Bring a camera, you won't want to miss capturing these unforgettable moments.

If you have any questions about materials to bring, check out the seal cruise's website.

Cape Cod Fishing Charters

As mentioned before, deep sea fishing is one of the most popular activities in Cape Cod. As such, there are plenty of fishing charters you can rent or board so you can have a fantastic fishing experience.

How much is a fishing charter in Cape Cod?

The price of the boat will depend on the kind of fish you are looking for, the amount of time you want to spend on the water, and the time of year. For example, $600 will allow you to rent a charter for three hours if you are searching for striped bass.

Knowing what you owe the charter can get confusing, so look at their website for rates as you plan your Cape Cod vacation! Additionally, make sure you have your fishing license so you can keep some of your treasures.

How do I get to Provincetown without my car?

So you've chosen to visit Provincetown without bringing or renting a car! How do you get to Provincetown in the first place? Fortunately, there are several options you can choose from.

The most popular way to land in Provincetown is by boat. Usually ferries coming from Boston or Salem can land you here in an hour.

Bus or Taxi
If you don't mind spending hours in a car or bus seat, you can drive around the Cape Cod peninsula and arrive in Provincetown. Not the favorite option, but it works in a pinch.

As the most expensive option, you don't see too many planes dropping people off in P-Town, but if you want a quick journey, it's the best way to go.

Hopefully now you have answers to some of your questions! Provincetown is the perfect vacation spot for many people, and we hope you find the White Porch Inn suitable.

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Ready to Enjoy a Boat Tour on Cape Cod?

Taking a boat trip on Cape Cod is a ton of fun. Whether you do it for sport, to discover nature, or just to have a fun time with family, the Massachusetts' waters have you covered. Book your stay at White Porch Inn, and enjoy everything the waters around Cape Cod have to offer!