Hyannis Harbor is the best-kept secret on the East Coast. It is beautiful, well protected and one of the few natural deep water harbors (12′ + MLW dockside) on Cape Cod with a resort Marina that accommodates day sailors to deep draft megayachts. As homeport to sail boats, cruising yachts, sport fishing, and charter fishing vessels, it is lively with nautical activity and depicts a classic Cape Cod scene. Hyannis is a perfect base for a day sail, exploration to other harbors, or as a refuge to water-weary travelers. All of a boater’s needs can be met here and we are central to cruising Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
In addition to its harbor, Hyannis boasts a village steeped in history (Baxter’s Wharf was settled in 1666) that provides an array of on-shore activities and is the home of the Kennedy family. It is also the transportation heart of Cape Cod: flights to and from Boston and New York run regularly at Barnstable Airport, a mile inland, and bus travel is available as well.
Moorings and Dockage
As one enters Lewis Bay, the Hyannis Yacht Club is to the west. Hyannis Marina is to the Northeast, just inside the inner harbor. It is a full service Marina with an excellent discount marine store, with prices to beat the big name competitors, complete service & repair performed by our Certified Mercury/Mercruiser technicians. We also service Yamaha outboards, Kohler generators & Cummins engines. We specialize in hull repairs and hauling up to 50 tons. Our experienced Dock Staff is eager to accommodate the captains and crew of any size vessel, including deep draft megayachts, and high speed refueling. We offer showers, ice, laundry, WiFi, dockside TV, courtesy cars, locally available car rental and hired driver services. See the Dockmaster for any concierge service needed.
Tugboats (508) 775-6433, one of Hyannis’ more popular restaurants, with a spectacular view of the harbor, is located on-site.
Also on-site a is private Harborside swimming pool complete with one of the Cape’s fun spots, Trader Ed’s Cabana Bar (508) 790-8686.
The marina accepts reservations for slips, at (508) 790-4000 x 146, or radio in on VHF Channel 9 and 72.
Dock and Dine – one of the few Harbors on the Cape that provide dock space available to dine, you may tie up at Hyannis Marina to dine at Tugboats (508) 775-6433 or move around the harbor to Baxter’s Boathouse (508) 775-7040, or the New Black Cat (508) 778-1233 on Ocean Street on Hyannis Harbor.
Hyannis Main Street is a quick walk from the Harbor www.hyannismainstreet.com
The Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce is very helpful regarding phone numbers and information (508-362-5230).
For on-shore dining, Main Street offers a wide variety of fine restaurants.
- Albertos (508) 775-1770
- The Beech Tree Cantina (508) 534-9876
- Embargo Tapas & Martini Bar (508) 771-9700
- The Dragonlight Chinese Restaurant (508) 775-9494
- Columbo’s Cafe (508) 790-5700
- Fazio’s (508) 778-2878
- The British Beer Company (508) 771-1776
- The Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar (508) 778-6500
- Rendezvous Café & Creperie (508) 827-4448
- Pizza Barbone (508) 223-6030
West Main Street:
- The Paddock (508) 775-7677
- Misaki – sushi (508) 771-3771
On South Street:
- The Roadhouse Café (508) 775-2386
On Hyannis Harbor:
- Tugboats (508) 775-6433
- Trader Ed’s (508) 790-8686
- The New Black Cat Tavern (508) 778-1233
- Spanky’s Clam Shack (508) 771-2770
- Baxter’s Fish & Chips (508) 775-4490
Excellent breakfast choices can be found on Main Street:
- Persy’s Place (508) 790-8200
- Perry’s (508) 775-9711 the local favorite
Area cultural events include the Cape Cod Melody Tent (508) 775-9100, with talent such as Tony Bennett, Blondie, Beach Boys, Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Comedians, Children’s Theatres, Huey Lewis and the News, Boz Skaggs, Annual Cape Cod Chowder Festival, and more. Visit the JFK Museum (508) 362-5260 and on the Harbor the Maritime Museum (508) 775-1723. Movie Theater: Regal Cinema (508)771-7460
The Cape Cod Scenic Railroad (508-771-3800) runs a dinner train to the Cape Cod Canal on the back roads of old Rte. 6A.
The nightlife scene takes place around the harbor at Trader Ed’s Cabana Bar poolside at Hyannis Marina, Tugboats, and Baxter’s on the harbor. More nightlife can be found on Main Street: visit Embargo, The Cantina
Especially for kids:
- Cape Cod Inflatable Park (508) 771-6060
- Pirate Adventure (508) 430-0202
- Duckmobile (508) 790-2111
- Land and See Adventures (508) 790-2111
- Bead Emporium (508) 790-0005
- Helen H Deep See Fishing (508) 790-0660
- Boat rentals (508) 827-2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ice Cream on Main Street
- Ben & Jerry’s (508) 790-0910
- Kandy Korner (508) 771-5313
- Katie’s Ice Cream (508) 771-6889
When one has had enough of the nightlife, shopping, and eating, one can go to the area’s beautiful and abundant harbor: Veteran’s Park and Kalmus Park Beach on Ocean Street. Or sail to Craigville or Long Beach, throw out a hook, and swim or row ashore. The Kennedy complex can be seen by boat, or jump aboard on one of the Hy-Line Ferries (508) 778-2600 for a narrated tour of the area. Nantucket is 23 miles from Hyannis and Oak Bluffs is 14 miles, which makes for a delightful, triangular cruising course, or group rendezvous.
Make your plans for an unforgettable summer at Hyannis Marina on Hyannis Harbor.