Hyannis Harbor

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See the Cape Cod peninsula from a different perspective by riding a boat out of this picturesque harbor or wandering along its docks and jetties.

Scenic Hyannis Harbor is a gateway to the islands of Nantucket Sound and an enticing destination in its own right. Take a boat trip from the harbor for a peaceful excursion or simply wander around the docks to find waterfront restaurants, museums and family attractions.

Approach the harbor area from the water and look east to see the abandoned lighthouse tower on Point Gammon, before pulling into a tranquil boatyard where over 180 slips moor bobbing boats. Everything from large passenger ferries to personal sailing dinghies dock in this naturally sheltered harbor area.

Let your children become buccaneers on one of the pirate ships that leave from the harbor. Themed excursions include face painting, sailing activities and water cannons.

Hop onto one of the boats that leave regularly from the harbor. Ferries travel to and from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, two beautiful islands with historic towns and peaceful beaches. Alternatively, take a shorter excursion around the waters of the harbor area, drifting past the lighthouses of Lewis Bay or watching the sun set over the peninsula. Some operators even offer dining or wine-tasting cruises in the evening.

Listen to tales of seafaring and shipwrecks in the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Browse exhibits dedicated to the history of boatbuilding and whaling in the region. Museum staff members share the secrets of traditional crafts, while a maritime-themed play area helps to make this a family-friendly museum.

After a day on the water or wandering through Hyannis, relax in a restaurant on the edges of the harbor. Seafood staples such as clam chowder are prepared according to time-honored traditions and the ingredients are delivered fresh from the ocean to your plate.

Hyannis Harbor is located east of Hyannis Port, a popular neighborhood for visitors to Cape Cod. The Cape Cod Central Railroad terminus is less than 10 minutes away on foot. Visit in late spring or early fall to avoid the crowds of summer while still enjoying sunny days by the ocean.

Top Hotels Close to Hyannis Harbor

Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Hyannis Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
213 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA
The price is $105 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
This family-friendly Hyannis hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and Kalmus Beach. Cape Cod Melody Tent ...
4/5 Very Good! (800 reviews)
"Our stay was in January so we could not use the outdoor pool or bar, but it a very nice place and very clean. I'm very picky about cleanliness and I had no complaints at all. Would definitely recommend."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Bayside Resort Hotel
Bayside Resort Hotel
3 out of 5
225 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
The price is $116 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
This family-friendly West Yarmouth hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Putter's Paradise Miniature Golf and Wild Animal Lagoon. Hyannis ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"It was clean and exactly what was advertised"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Bayside Resort Hotel
Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
3 out of 5
1 South Street, Hyannis, MA
The price is $117 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cape Cod Hospital and Hyannis Harbor. Cape Cod Maritime Museum and John F. Kennedy Hyannis ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (807 reviews)
"It is so handy to the Steamship Authority Terminal. We felt like it was more like living at home than being at a hotel. Everything was "spic 'n span" and the employees were so helpful and friendly. We went there because of a last minute decision to leave Nantucket for the Holy Days but will now keep ..."

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2021

Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
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Best Lodging Options Near Hyannis Harbor

Hyannis Travel Inn
Hyannis Travel Inn
2 out of 5
18 North St, Hyannis, MA
The price is $85 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
Hyannis Travel Inn
Bayside Resort Hotel
Bayside Resort Hotel
3 out of 5
225 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
The price is $116 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Bayside Resort Hotel
Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Hyannis Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
213 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA
The price is $105 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
3 out of 5
1 South Street, Hyannis, MA
The price is $117 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
The price is $151 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Doubletree by Hilton Cape Cod - Hyannis
Doubletree by Hilton Cape Cod - Hyannis
4 out of 5
287 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
The price is $117 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Doubletree by Hilton Cape Cod - Hyannis
Hampton Inn & Suites Cape Cod-West Yarmouth
Hampton Inn & Suites Cape Cod-West Yarmouth
2.5 out of 5
99 Main Street, Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
The price is $101 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20
Hampton Inn & Suites Cape Cod-West Yarmouth
Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point
Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point
3 out of 5
476 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
The price is $94 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point
SeaCoast Inn
SeaCoast Inn
2 out of 5
33 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA
SeaCoast Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.