476 Route 28West Yarmouth, MA 02673 (508) 778-1500


Whydah Pirate Museum


Visit the Whydah Pirate Museum! This one of a kind exhibit tells the untold story of the Whydah from slave ship to pirate ship and reveals the truth behind the vessel and those who lived aboard.

See artifacts including pistols, cannon, buttons, buckles and of course, pirate treasure: gold, silver, and pieces of eight.

OPEN Monday, October 14 for Columbus Day

Fall hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-5PM, last entry at 4PM


Commanded by the pirate Sam Bellamy, the Whydah was wrecked off Wellfleet in 1717, taking with her the treasure of fifty plundered ships.

According to Cape folklore, Bellamy was returning to his love, Maria Hallett, the “The Witch of Wellfleet”, when his ship met disaster in one of the worst storms to strike the eastern seaboard.

Only two men of 146 made it to the beach alive, making the Whydah the worst wreck ever on the shores of the Cape.

Bellamy's loss was history's gain, however, as the contents of his flagship represent a unique look into the lives of the pirates, and an unprecedented cross-cultural sampling of treasures from the world of the 18th century.


Discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford, this archaeological shipwreck recovery project is a National Geographic Society “Special Event”, and our museum is our headquarters for our on-going archaeological mission.

Here you can see the world's only pirate treasure–together with personal remains as weapons, jewelry and clothing—and decipher the untold secrets of the pirates!

Help us interpret x-rays of mysterious heavily encrusted objects and discover the painstaking and fascinating scientific work that preserves these time capsules of the past.

Geared for ages “6 to 106” the Whydah Pirate Museum is a “must-see” historical attraction on Cape Cod, our exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the entire family—whether you have just a half hour, or an entire afternoon!

Hy Line Cruises


Once the whaling capital of the world, Nantucket is now a tourist's delight.

Step off the boat, and step back in time. With no traffic lights, no fast food restaurants and no highways, the charm of Nantucket takes hold of you as soon as you arrive. Nantucket is 30 miles south of Cape Cod from the mainland, and includes the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskegat. The island is 14 miles long and 3-1/2 miles wide, with the vast majority of lodging, retail businesses and restaurants within one mile of the downtown area. Downtown's cobblestoned streets, old-fashioned lamp posts and 18th and 19th century style buildings sing its charm.

Stringent preservation rules have retained the charm and character of the town while the pristine beaches along the island's 110-mile coastline provide sun, sand and surf for all. The coastline of the island, from Madaket Beach to the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge is lined with beaches and bike trails galore.

The name Nantucket is adapted from similar Algonquin names for the island meaning far away land . Come and see why.

When you arrive on Nantucket, consider Nantucket Island Tours

Enjoy a fully narrated delightful historic tour of the island. This tour offers a truly interesting riding tour of America's most scenic little island. In just over an hour, become acquainted with the “Little Grey Lady,” famous as the world's foremost whaling port in the 18th century. Our continuous narrated tour covers close to 65% of the island including: The Old Mill, “Sconset” Village with its rose-covered cottages, Low Beach, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Cranberry bogs and Nantucket moors. Nantucket Island Tours operates May through October. You can reserve your bus tour tickets along with your ferry tickets by simply clicking on the green ‘BOOK YOUR TRIP' button on the top, right-hand side of this page or by calling toll-free 800-492-8082.

Martha's Vineyard is known for its combination of artsy culture and New England charm.

Martha's Vineyard Photo Contest, Christmas in EdgartownThe total shoreline of Martha's Vineyard is 126 miles, and her total land area is 100 square miles. “The Vineyard” is only 5 miles offshore and is twice the size of her sister island, Nantucket. Where Nantucket is mostly flat and sandy, Martha's Vineyard has woods, fields, hillsides and the breathtaking Aquinnah Cliffs.

Today, the year-round population of 15,000 lives in six towns. From east to west they are: Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven), West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah (formerly Gay Head).

The towns of the island retain their own character and style. The “down island” towns of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown are shopping havens with attractions and restaurants to suit every taste. Oak Bluffs is home to the Flying Horses Carousel, the oldest working platform carousel in the country, as well as the famous Gingerbread Cottages. The “up island” towns of Menemsha, Chilmark and Aquinnah are quaint, quiet places reminiscent of the island's maritime past. From the Edgartown Scrimshaw Gallery to the Scottish Bake House to the pristine beaches and cliffs of Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard is an island with something for everyone.

When you arrive on the Vineyard, consider Island Transport

Your Martha's Vineyard tour and transportation specialist is Island Transport ! The “All Island Tour” covers all of the island's six towns to provide a great overview of the Vineyard. The 2-1/2 hour bus tour includes a 1/2-hour stop at the Aquinnah Cliffs. You can reserve your bus tour tickets along with your ferry tickets by making reservations using the blue ‘BOOK YOUR TRIP' button on the top, right-hand side of this web page or by calling toll-free 800-492-8082.

Welcome to Hyannis!

Hop aboard a High-Speed Ferry to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard from Hyannis, the only mid-Cape departure point to both islands!

You'll also find our Hyannis Harbor Cruises , a relaxing one-hour sightseeing cruise that is the way to see the memorable sights and beauty of our area. Learn about local history and area landmarks, all on the way to view the historic Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport. Deep-Sea Fishing trips are also available from the Ocean Street Dock, offering options of Bottom Fishing or Captain's Choice, whether you're a hearty fisherman or a family looking for some excitement and fun during your day.

Hyannis boasts the area's largest concentration of businesses, shops, motels, hotels, restaurants and entertainment spots. In the Main Street Waterfront District, you'll find the JFK Hyannis Museum , the JFK Memorial , the Hyannis Arts District , and the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League .

Hyannis Harbor is the final destination of the Walkway to the Sea . Starting from the statue of Chief Iyanough at the top of the Village Green and making its way past the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and Town Hall, the walkway opens up at the corner of South and Ocean streets. Stroll through the lush green grass of Aselton Memorial Park overlooking the inner harbor and along the crushed seashell pathway. Peruse the Artist Shanties at Bismore Park and visit the Cape Cod Maritime Museum , which showcases a variety of exhibits about the Cape's maritime history.

About the Cape Cod Canal Region

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.

For the Canal's schedule and rates, please click here

Our Canal Cruise offers:

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.

Family Cruise

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 beautiful sunset, a cash bar, and highlights of the history and points of interest of the Cape Cod Canal. 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.

21+ Live Music Cruise

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.

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum


Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum on Cape Cod, where we animate Kennedy the man and illuminate Kennedy the statesman. Museum offerings are designed to inspire active and informed civic engagement. Today's Museum experience features fresh interactive exhibitions, innovative special programming, opportunities for community involvement, and contemporary educational curricula.

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod.

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days as President of the United States when the Cape provided a time to relax and be reinvigorated and days spent sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn.

The Museum's exhibits features videos and photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963 and is arranged in thematic groupings to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so dearly loved. In addition to photography, an orientation video narrated by Walter Cronkite depicts the president's experiences on the Cape. Several themed areas include charged oral histories of JFK's friends.

Kennedy was a man of vigor, vision, hope and faith in America. He inspired a generation. He was our 35th President and our neighbor. We hope you enjoy this glimpse at the life of John Kennedy on Cape Cod. We all share his love of our special place on earth.

President Kennedy is remembered for his enduring messages of global citizenship and public service. The Museum foundation will relate Cape Cod's role as a place that inspired and enabled leaders to give back to our nation and our neighborhoods. The museum foundation will serve to preserve our ‘civic memories' and plant the seed of curiosity and learning in all generations. Through the stories of the Kennedy Family and the history of Cape Cod, we will celebrate our civic life, and motivate the next generation of engaged citizens.

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf


Established in 1983 in Traverse City, Michigan, the Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf mission has always been to provide a wholesome, quality, family-oriented entertainment option that promises a fun and unique experience for all ages!

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

For over thirty years, friends and families have been testing their skills on our well designed golf holes, experiencing the rush of white water from our cascading waterfalls and streams, enjoying our elaborate and lush landscaping, delighting in our pirate themed decors and props, and appreciating the cleanliness, attention to detail, and sincere customer service that we pride ourselves upon. We have slowly grown to over twenty locations, extending north to Bar Harbor, Maine, south to Orlando, Florida, and west to Rapid City, South Dakota. Please click on our Locations page to search out a Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf near your home or next vacation destination. Thanks for your patronage and for exploring our web site.


Putting for Patriots : is an established annual fundraising event, which supports three pre-screened charities that as a group efficiently serve our wounded, their families and the survivors of fallen military members. This event takes place each May, culminating on Memorial Day weekend.

Putting for Progress : is an annual fundraising event, which supports three pre-screened charities that efficiently serve education and autism. This event takes place each August, concluding on Labor Day weekend.

Employment Opportunities

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