The Cape Cod Canal is a man-made waterway traversing the narrow neck of land that joins Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts. Part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the canal is roughly 17.4 miles long (approximately 7 of which are cut through land) and connects Cape Cod Bay in the north to Buzzards Bay in the south. It is spanned by the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge and two highway bridges — the Bourne and the Sagamore.
Cape Cod is a popular tourist destination, featuring miles and miles of beaches, natural attractions, historic sites, art galleries and many excellent restaurants. The area is popular amongst antique enthusiasts and many opportunities exist here for golf, fishing and other outdoor activities. The town of Provincetown, at the very tip of the peninsula, is the site of the first landing of the Pilgrims.
Things to See & Do
* Cape Cod National Seashore
* Town of Bourne
Cruise Season – May – October
Currency – United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 230,000 approx (Cape Cod)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – Cruises depart from the Town Pier in the charming Victorian village of Onset and, from there, move through the tranquil harbor, out into the Canal.
Transport Links – Most travelers would fly into Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS), or Warwick, Rhode Island’s T.F. Greene Airport (PVD), near Providence.
Cape Air, Regional airline serving Hyannis, Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket with service also to the off Cape cities of Boston, Providence (seasonal), and New Bedford.
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) operates a public bus system called the Breeze, which covers almost the entire Cape. They have three year-round long-distance routes.