This man-made canal, a National Civil Engineering landmark, is the widest sea level canal (without locks) with the world. It was built to create more efficient nautical trade routes, opening in July 1914. Passage through the Canal is safer than having to maneuver around the dangerous shoals and unpredictable currents surrounding the Outer Cape, and also saves ships more than 160 miles of travel, instead of having to navigate around the tip of Cape Cod.
The maintenance roads that were used during the construction of the Canal are now extensively used for recreational activities such as walking, biking, roller blading and jogging, as well as sport fishing.
Three Hour Sightseeing Cruise
Cruises all the way through the Cape Cod Canal, to the Sandwich Boat Basin and returns. Featuring live commentary about the fascinating history and points of interest.
Two Hour Sightseeing Cruise
Cruises 2/3 the distance of the 3 hour sightseeing cruise (above) to the Herring Run and returns. Featuring live commentary about the fascinating history and points of interest.
KIDS RIDE FREE- This is a special 2 hour sightseeing cruise because KIDS RIDE FREE! Available during the summer schedule only at 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Sunset Cocktail Cruise
A little background music, beautiful sunset and a cash bar. Available during the summer schedule only at 6:30 pm, Tuesday through Thursday.
Friends & Family Music Cruise
A fun time for everyone! Put a little swing in your step, or sit back and relax on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Available during the summer schedule only at 1:30 pm on Sundays.
There’s nothing cooler than a great live band, watching the sun set, cruising the Canal. Available during the summer schedule only at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. 21+ only.
For the Canal’s schedule and rates, please click here