MacMillan Pier is Provincetown’s main transportation hub. It is home to the Bay State Cruise Co., Boston Harbor Cruises, and Captain John Boats Fast Ferry which bring tens of thousands of visitors to Provincetown each season. Also, daily excursions to the Harbor, the National Seashore, and Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary depart from here. MacMillian Pier also boasts great shops and amazing views of the Provincetown skyline!
Provincetown is home to one of the world’s natural deep-water harbors, located forty miles out to sea at the tip of Cape Cod. It is a haven for boats of all sorts, large and deep enough to accommodate cruise ships. Provincetown has long been a seaside town, but it is the harbor that has defined its US history (Pilgrims First Landing – 1620), Portuguese fishing legacy, and status as a world-class tourist destination. Today, thousands of whale watchers travel from Provincetown each year to view these now endangered species in their natural habitat. Whales played a vital role in Provincetown’s economy in the 19th century, and this tradition continues.
- Address: 9 MacMillan Pier
- Town: Provincetown
- State: Massachusetts
- GPS: Lat 42.04954 Lng -70.18181
- Parking notes: The MacMillan Pier Parking Lot is the best and closest parking to the pier. The large parking lot does fill up quickly in the summer and charges an hourly rate. In the off-season, the parking lot is hardly ever full and charges are not collected most days.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE