Trip Tips for Cape Cod Boating – Jeremy Point and Wellfleet HarborAdd to My Luxx Living
Jeremy Point and Wellfleet Harbor
This trip can present challenges to the unknowing boater. You need to recognize that the tides here are 10 to 12 feet. You must plan your trip accordingly. Do not get caught tracking across Jeremy Point when the tide has dropped significantly. Study your navigational charts before your trip to familiarize yourself with the water depths. Pay close attention to your GPS as you cruise the area.
Jeremy Point is one of the most beautiful locations on Cape Cod Bay. It connects with Great Island, and it is a wonderful place to anchor at low tide and enjoy the isolated and tranquil beach. You likely will see a seal colony sunning themselves on the banks.
From here, you can go towards Wellfleet Harbor, but you must approach this carefully. Coming to the southeast of Jeremy Point on Cape Cod Bay, you must be on the alert for a sunken target ship. It’s market well, and it is evident on navigational charts.
As you approach the mouth of Wellfleet Bay, you might think t go right up the middle of it. Don’t. The channel actually lies over Jeremy Point along the west side of the bay. You can easily get snagged a tlow tide.
So watch and follow the clearly marked buoys into the harbor. Don’t deviate.
This is a great day cruise. You can call the harbormaster to grab a slip. Then walk up into town to shop, see the galleries and have lunch.
When leaving, follow the buoys all the way out before heading north to Provincetown.
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