Cape Cod Canal Cruise

Admission included

The Cape Cod Canal is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. It is the widest sea level canal (without locks) in the world. Ships can save 162 miles by using the Canal instead of having to travel around the tip of Cape Cod.

Passage through the Canal is also safer than having to deal with the dangerous shoals and unpredictable currents surrounding the outer Cape. Points of interest include Mass Maritime Academy, Sagamore Bridge, Bourne Bridge, Vertical Lift Railroad Bridge, Gray Gables, US Army Corps of Engineers-Canal Traffic Control Center, Herring Run, Taylor Point, Aptucxet Trading Post, Scusset Beach Fish Pier, Sandwich Boat Basin, and Cape Cod Bay.


May 27–June 18
Daily, 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

June 19–September 3
Daily, at 10:00 am;

Monday-Saturday, 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm

September 4–September 17
Daily, 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

September 18–October 8
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

*Hours are subject to change. Please check website for updated hours.


October 9–May 26. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Getting In

Present your pass to any ticket agent. Your pass is valid for the 2-hour or 3-hour sightseeing cruise.


184 Onset Avenue
Onset Town Pier
Wareham, MA
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Driving Directions

From Boston, where Route 3 South ends ('flyover'): follow Route 6 West along the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 West & Route 28 North from the Bourne Rotary. At the 4th set of lights take a left onto Onset Avenue. The Buttermilk Inn will be on your right. Continue on Onset Avenue and the Onset Town Pier will be on the left.