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Whale Watching Day Trip

May 31, 2013 by insideout

A favorite venture for many of our guests is going on a Cape Cod Whale Watching trip.ย  Our sister and brother-in-law recently visited from North Carolina and that was a must do on their 25 year anniversary trip.

The options are many depending often on how long you have to spend for the day.ย  For example you can travel to the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown, and explore the town prior to jumping on the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch excursion.ย  The scenic drive to Provincetown is about 2 hours and offers you the chance to see a great deal of Cape Cod on your way to and from the whale atch excursion.ย  For our International guests who are staying with us for several days will often choose this excursion.

If you have less time to spare or just would like a shorter drive to and from the Whale Watch excursion you can either choose Captain John’s out of Plymouth or out of Hyannis Whale Watcher cruises out of Barnstable Harbor in Hyannis.

The picture below was one of MANY that our brother-in-law took while enjoying their whale sightings.

Whale Watch

Whale Watch

 

Plymouth Day Trip

May 2, 2013 by insideout

A Plymouth day trip or 1/2 day trip is a popular excursion that many of our guests enjoy. ย Often guests will choose to explore Plymouth on their way to us in Cape Cod or on their way back to Bostonโ€™s Logan airport to travel home or evenย  while traveling to Northern New England while on an extended vacation.

Plymouth Rock Portico

Plymouth Rock Portico

Visitors from around the country and around the world are drawn to Plymouthโ€™s significant history. Colonial history started here when the Pilgrims arrived in 1620 and the Plymouth rock is one popular visitor attraction (most people remark….”I thought it would be much larger”).

Plymouth is proud to be home to a working harbor busy with fishing and lobster industries, shopping and restaurant venues, numerous ocean activities and of course Plymouth Plantation where you can relive the days of the pilgrims.

If you have a full day to enjoy Plymouthโ€™s offerings, you can most likely fit in a whale watch on Capt. Johnsonโ€™s vessels along with various other activities.

Some of the most popular Plymouth activities are:

Pilgrim Hall Museum โ€“ This is Americaโ€™s Oldest Museum. Here you can see items that came to America on the Mayflower.

Plymouth Plantation

Plymouth Plantation

Plimouth Plantation – Here history is brought to life in a fun and interactive setting. At Plymouth plantation and aboard Mayflower II guests enter a living re-creation of Americaโ€™s past. The thatched roof homes, hand carved wooden furniture and simple, metal pots and tools have been authentically reproduced to set the scene of a 17th century Wampanoag home site. The Mayflower II is a full scale reproduction of the ship that crossed the Atlantic in 1620.

Mayflower Society Museum -across the street and around the corner from Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower Society Museum is in the heart of Plymouthโ€™s historic district.ย  It is on one of the five original roads laid out by the pilgrims for their colony. The property overlooks the harbor where a reproduction of the Mayflower is moored. The house was originally built in 1754 by Edward Winslow, who was the great-grandson of Gov. Winslow of Massachusetts and a Pilgrim descendent. An interesting bit of trivia is that Lydia Jackson married American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson in the East parlor of the house in 1835.

Mayflower Society Museum

Mayflower Society Museum

Pilgrim Path Walking Tours- toward audio headsets and maps are available at the waterfront visitor information center for these walking tours. You would start at Plymouth Rock and winds through side streets on the matter. You will find homes and Museum celebrating Plymouthโ€™s rich historic pass from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Village Landing Marketplace- located on Plymouth scenic waterfront hear it, you willโ€™s have a true New England experience. There is a unique collection of specialty shops and restaurants that are locally owned and operated.

Captain Johnโ€™s Whale Watch-Excursions to Stellwagen Bank, which is one of the primary feeding grounds for humpback whales, minke whales, humpback whales and dolphins, are part of this adventure.

Captain John Whale Watch

Captain John Whale Watch

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