There is so much wonderful maritime history here on the coast, it takes a full month to celebrate it!
This year marks the 26th annual Cape Cod Maritime Days, a celebration that showcases the area’s rich maritime history with a variety of activities, including lighthouse and walking tours, guided kayak excursions, nautical art exhibits, lectures, museum exhibits and more.
Before visiting, you can download the Maritime Meandering Tours of Cape Cod, a series of four self-guided maritime itineraries, one for each region of the Cape. The Maritime Meanderings of Outer Cape Cod focuses on the region from Eastham (where Whalewalk Inn is located) to Provincetown.
Once here, a great place to start your visit is at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis. Learn about some of the Cape’s most notable nautical events while exploring the museum’s fascinating selection of artifacts, history, and art. If you’re interested in boat building, be sure to take in the Pete Culler’s Boat Shop Exhibit, which includes a replica of the master boat-builder’s shop.
For hidden treasures and tales of adventure head to the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth.
Looking to get your 10,000 steps in? You can take a Highland Lighthouse Climb tour all during the month or a cool full moonrise climb. Check the website for tour times and days. Chatham Lighthouse will also be offering tours on May 1 and May 15 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. And here in Eastham, Nauset Lighthouse will be offering tours May 12 and May 19 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and May 26 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The final weekend of Maritime Days includes the annual Figawi Race, a prestigious sailing event from Cape Cod to Nantucket.
These are just a few of the dozens of events that take place during the month-long celebration. Book a stay this May at Whalewalk Inn & Spa and take it all in!
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