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“Great tour operated by friendly staff who know the area!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bay Spirit Tours

Bay Spirit Tours
180 Ocean Street, Slip # 1, Hyannis, MA 02601
+1 508-771-0107
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Ranked #2 of 25 Activities in Hyannis
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: The Bay Spirit is a 64' Coast Guard approved motor catamaran. Bay Spirit Tours offers a 75 minute guided tour of The Hyannis Harbor, local lighthouses and Kennedy Compound daily from mid May to mid October. Every evening they have a 1 hour sunset cruise to watch it set over Hyannis Port. Look or ask for special events including wine cruises, sunset cruises with live music and more. The boat is also available for private charters such as family reunions, bachelorette partys, ash scatterings and more.
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“Great tour operated by friendly staff who know the area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We took the lighthouse tour offered by Bay Spirit Tours. The tour required a minimum of 6 people to be held. Because we were traveling pre-season, I left a phone message that our group of 5 would be willing to pay the equivalent of 6 fares if needed to run the tour. The operators phoned me back and were very friendly and accomodating. (The tour is popular, so we had more than enough people.) The tour guide made the tour fun and interesting for both children and adults. The boat was a catamaran style, so the journey was smooth. The operators were very professional, and they interjected a lot of humor along with many interesting facts and rich historical information. They offered blankets for us to keep warm as we traveled. We not only saw the Kennedy compound, the operators also pointed out two Kennedy-owned boats, and we even saw the Kennedy's on one of the boats! We would highly recommend traveling with this company!

Visited June 2013
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“Best thing at the Cape!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

What a great experience! These people care about giving you the real Cape experience on the water. A beautiful cattameran that is comfortable and gives you a feeling of security. They even have sweaters, coats, hats, gloves, and blankets available if you get cold! They go out of their way to make sure you get your money's worth. Even senior discounts! You can go below deck to a nice warm environment and still see out the windows and enjoy the views. They serve drinks and snacks and answers any questions you may have. They just plain love what they do, it it shows! I took 3 rides in one week, I loved it so much! I want to thank the whole crew for giving me one of the best experiences of my life! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Visited May 2013
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“Totally Awesome!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Our family of 8 took the lighthouse/Kennedy compound tour (usually $20pp but bc we had a group they gave us a discount of $18/pp which was pretty cool) :) Other than one other couple we had the whole boat to ourselves which was nice too. Dad and son run boat and they were both great; dad did the driving and showed us some cool stuff from his years of fishing and his son did a really nice job telling us about the area, the waters, Kennedy compound etc. Not boring or dry, very personable and fun. It was a spectacular day and we saw a seal which they said is fairly rare in that area. They serve drinks (alcoholic and not) and have restrooms onboard. Left the boat feeling like we made new friends and would definitely go back for any type of cruise.

Visited June 2013
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“Evening sunset cruise in Hyannis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a beautiful boat, smooth and fast. The captain was very social, visited with the passengers and told stories about various things we saw. The woman/first mate, who works below, at the bar, is very social and came out to sit with us on the back of the boat and also told us about the various sightings and the history of the area. She offered to take pictures of everyone against the sunset. The sunset was spectacular, it was breezy and they have lots of fleece blankets to cuddle up in. The boat has a full bar and snacks, it is clean and well cared for. We met visitors from all over the country in town on vacation. Will do it again when in Hyannis.
Cathy & Read

Visited June 2013
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“Good value and a gear wee harbour and lighthouse tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

The 12pm tour didn't go so we had to wait until the 2pm tour. It was worth it. We didn't get to close to one of the lighthouses as it was a bit choppy. The trip last 1hr 15mins and we got to see some nice sight. It was very sunny so it helped colour our pasty Irish skins! Good value!

Visited June 2013
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