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Hyannis Harbor
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

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Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Hyannis Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
213 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA
The price is $109 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (696 reviews)

"The room is spacious and the shower water pressure is very good. Too bad the gym is closed."…"

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Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
3 out of 5
1 South Street, Hyannis, MA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Hyannis Harbor. Cape Codder Water Park is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (681 reviews)

"Extremely helpful and pleasant staff. Lovely and clean accommodations. Waterfront was a huge plus!"…"

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Heritage House Hotel
Heritage House Hotel
2.5 out of 5
259 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
The price is $89 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in the heart of Hyannis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and Hyannis Harbor. Cape Cod Carousel and St. Francis ...

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"Wonderful, great staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

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Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Hyannis Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
213 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA
The price is $109 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging
3 out of 5
1 South Street, Hyannis, MA
The price is $119 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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2.5 out of 5
259 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
The price is $89 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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Hyannis Plaza Hotel
2.5 out of 5
662 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
The price is $70 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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Bayside Resort Hotel
3 out of 5
225 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
The price is $102 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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2.5 out of 5
59 E Main St, West Yarmouth, MA
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2.5 out of 5
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The price is $93 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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Hyannis Travel Inn
2 out of 5
18 North St, Hyannis, MA
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