Deep Water Provincetown Harbor, MacMillan Pier

Located forty miles out to sea at the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is one of the world’s natural deep water harbors ~ a refuge for boats of all sizes, large and deep enough to welcome cruise ships. Provincetown has always taken its life from the sea, but it’s the harbor which has defined our history (Pilgrims First Landing – 1620), our Portuguese fishing heritage and reputation as a world class tourist destination.

Ferry Terminal at the MacMillan Pier

MacMillan Pier is Provincetown’s major transportation hub ~ Bay State Cruise Co., Boston Harbor Cruises and Captain John Boats Fast Ferry bring tens of thousands of people here seasonally, and excursions of all types depart daily to explore the Harbor, the National Seashore and Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary.

Whales played an important part in Provincetown’s economy in the 19th century and this tradition is carried on today as thousands of whalewatchers depart from Provincetown each year to observe these now endangered mammals in their natural habitat.

Whales are abundant in waters close to Provincetown

Don’t miss our big attraction: whale watching boats depart from MacMillan Pier and from next door Provincetown Marina (old Fisherman’s Wharf)

Provincetown Harbor MacMillan Pier, Harbormaster Office

Provincetown Harbor MacMillan Pier, Harbormaster Office

Here you’ll find Harbormaster Office, Fishing Fleet, Anchorage, Courtesy Float, Pump Out Station, Public Restrooms, Museum, and Art Shacks.

MacMillan Pier is also favorite place to watch fireworks for 4th of July and fireworks to celebrate New Year.

Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor

Mac Millan Pier, Whydah Pirate Museum

Mac Millan Pier, Whydah Pirate Museum and Dog Gone Sailing

Summer in Provincetown, MacMillan Pier and Provincetown Marina

Summer in Provincetown! MacMillan Pier and Provincetown Marina

A reconstruction of the Santa Maria, the flagship from Christopher Columbus's voyage to North America, at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown Harbor, October 4-7, 2019.

A reconstruction of the Santa Maria, the flagship from Christopher Columbus’s voyage to North America, in Provincetown Harbor, October 4-7, 2019.

Provincetown Harbor

Sailing in Provincetown Harbor. Photo by Joseph Patrick

Provincetown Harbor MacMillan Pier, Mayflower ticket booth and Provincetown Library on the horizon

Provincetown Harbor MacMillan Pier getting pretty with fresh paint for 2019 Summer season

Provincetown Harbor

MacMillan Pier

Painting Class at the MacMillan PIer

Provincetown Harbor

Provincetown Harbor, photograph by Gail Vasques.

Bay State Cruise Company

 Pet Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Transportation

Bay State Cruise Co., Inc., Boston to MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown, passenger fast and excursion ferry service. Brand new state of art, fast, sleek M/V Provincetown III and M/V Provincetown IV. 877 783-3779, 617 748-1428, Provincetown 508 487-9284. Most daily departures. Tickets online and walk on, dock side.
200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
877 783-3779, 617 748-1428

Boston Harbor Cruises

 Pet Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Martini  Transportation  Weddings  Whale Watching  Dining

High speed passenger ferry service between Boston & Provincetown May-October. Check our web site for ferry schedule and pricing, whale watching and private events information.
MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA, 02657
877 SEE WHALE (733-9425)

Captain John Boats Fast Ferry

 Kid Friendly  Martini  Transportation  Whale Watching  Dining

You’ll be thrilled at the sight of the great whales of North Atlantic: Humpback, Finback, Minke, Right and Pilot whales. A first class on the water experience narrated by our talented naturalists who provide exciting commentary about each marine habitat and species you may encounter on the trip. Food, beverage and bar service available on board. Our boats ensure optimal comfort and enjoyment for all passengers. Departs daily at noon daily in July and August. Tickets can be purchased online at or visit us at our ticket booth on MacMillan Wharf.
10 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA, 02360
508 746-2643

Expedition Whydah Pirate Museum

 Kid Friendly  Waterfront  Handicapped Accessible  Shopping

Expedition Whydah Pirate Museum, located on historic MacMillan Wharf, displays artifact and treasure recovered from the only authenticated pirate ship which wrecked off Wellfleet in 1717. The Whydah Galley, captained by Sam Bellamy, was discovered by internationally-known underwater explorer Barry Clifford and his dive team over thirty years ago – you may have seen its store with sweatshirts “T’s” and other authentic pirate-themed gear, books, gifts and games, portrayed on National Geographic. Docked next to the museum is the RV Vast Explorer, the expedition’s research vessel which brings in weaponry, canons, gold dust and coins every summer. Museum and store hours: daily 10am-5pm. Group rates for 10 or more. Grab-and-go-style café open daily at 8:30am. Baked goods, coffee, fresh salads, sandwiches, ice cream.
16 MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-8899

Long Point Marina


Located on historic MacMillan Wharf, offers dockage with four slips and can accommodate 130′ vessels; wi-fi and free admissions to the museum. Convenient to Boston ferries and Harbor Master Office. Public bathrooms nearby.
MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA, 02657
774 593-5120

Provincetown Public Pier Corp.

 Open Year Round  Waterfront

Pier management, business and guest services. Serving fishing industry, recreational boaters and visitors: commercial fixed pier, commmercial floating docks, offloading permits, mooring, dinghy dock, ice, water, and pier event rentals.
24 MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-7030