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Print Posted on 03/23/2017 in Category 1

Summer Outdoors! Make The Most Of It!

Summer Outdoors! Make The Most Of It!

Sea breezes blow in from multiple directions, bringing the precious water-cooled wind to ease any exertions. There are many of those days here and all kinds of ways to see and enjoy the outdoors.

Art's Dune Tours was rated Best Land and Sea Excursions by Cape Cod Life Magazine's Best of the Outer Cape for 2016!  For anywhere between one and three hours, they take you on an immersive tour of the dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore, riding in their off road-modified vans, and you even have a choice of a sunset tour or a sunset tour with an old fashioned New England Clambake!  The Costa family has been making these tours for 70 years, and according to their customers, they are doing it best!  This year, they have also added six different Adventure Excursions which range from three to six hours long and engage anyone from photographers to fishing fans and art lovers and amateur ecologists!  Don't miss the grandeur and beauty of these New England wild lands with the folks who know them best.

Prefer pedal power?  We have FIVE shops now offering bike rentals of everything from mountain bikes to adult trikes, to kids' bikes, tandems and trailers for securing the little ones!  Arnold's Bikes (329 Commercial St.), Gale Force Bikes, and Ptown Bikes offer a complete range of equipment, as does  The Bike Shack, last year's addition!  The newest, Provincetown Bike Rentals carries a full range as well, and distinguishes itself by being the ONLY bike company to offer Quadcycle rentals! A Quadcycle is a 4 wheel bicycle that everybody pedals! They are equipped with headlights, taillights, baskets, and a colorful canopy to keep you cool on those sunny Cape Cod days.   Cruise the various web sites, pick the bike you want, make an online reservation, then pick up your wheels!  You can find road and bike maps at multiple locations including Town Hall, some of the municipal bathrooms, and the Province Lands Visitor Center.  

Have you ever wanted to fly?  Try taking a Provincetown Parasail!  Soar over the Harbor (at a variety of altitudes) while being towed by the boat below you, and experience our town the way the seagulls do!  It's an adventure to thrill any daredevil, and the best part is, it's even safe for a lot of kids!  Rigorous standards for equipment, and boat speed to training certifications ensure excitement with minimal worry!

If ocean vistas are your thing, you've got to take a whale watch!  We have two companies providing tours, as well as a number of charter boats which offer private whale watches.  Dolphin Fleet is the largest, offering multiple cruises on several different boats, with info about many of the identified cetacean leviathans who visit these waters! A Cape Cod Life 2016 Winner of Best Family Activity and Silver Award for Best Land and Sea Excursion, and another Certificate of Excellence winner from TripAdvisor, these wonderful cruises bring home boatloads of awestruck visitors reporting humpbacks, minke and fin whales, entire schools of dolphins, mother whales with their calves, and even a sighting or two of the incredibly rare bow-head whale!  It's a great way to soak up the sunshine and fresh air in our gorgeous New England waters! You can also head to Provincetown Whale Watch, offering multiple trips each day, with trips and rates that are equally competitive.  It will be a memory that will last a lifetime!

Want to pilot your own vessel?  You can rent a kayak at Venture Athletics or Provincetown Aquasports, or head to  Flyer's Boat rentals for a powerboat or a sailboat.  To combine a land-and-sea experience, take the Long Point Shuttle, hike past Long Point and Wood End Lighthouses, and cross back into town on our mile-long breakwater! It's a day of sun, surf, sand and scenery – pack a picnic lunch!

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