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.Hy-Line-map_canal

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Our Canal Cruise offers:

Two Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Cruises 2/3 the distance of the Canal 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 3:30 pm, Tuesday 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 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday.

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