Details for MacMillan Pier, Town Pier, Public Pier Corp

MacMillan Pier, Town Pier, Public Pier Corp

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 4 reviews

Address Mailing address: 260 Commercial Street Physical address: base of Standish St at Lopes Square
Provincetown, MA 02657

Phone508-487-7030, 508-487-7006

After hours contact

Harbormasters Office on Pier 24/7 in season.

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO


Additional information about this harbor, services or the Town may be obtained by contacting the Harbormaster's Office or or the office webiste above.

VHF channel

Harbormaster monitors 09-12-16
Working channel is 12


Email contact

Owner, manager

Town/Provincetown, Public Pier Corp manages.


Rex McKinsey


Rex McKinsey

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Commercial Town Pier with the only off-season docks in the harbor.


After rounding Long Point at G3 head to the west side of the breakwater R4 lighted daymark. MacMillan Pier is the second of two piers behind the breakwater. Fishermen's Wharf is the first of the two providing most recreational slips. Long Point Marina (Whydah Museum) is located between the two piers on the starboard side. Watch for commercial traffic including ferries, excursions, and recreational boats using the courtesy float at the bulkhead between the two piers.





Tide & current additional info

Moon tides can run 12 feet or more.


Approach: 13
Transient dockage: 14
Fuel dock: 5

Other depth info: Floating commercial docks are on the east of MacMillan Pier with 3-5 foot depth. Large transient vessels are on the T-dock with 14 feet of depth.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
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Other price info: Call the harbormaster for rates and availability on this commercial pier. Recreational boats under 70 feet should contact the other facilities first.


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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - Cellphone service is good on the waterfront. WiFi and computers can be found at the library and other businesses around town.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Coin operated water spigot is on the courtesy float at the bulkhead between the two piers. There is a shoreside pumpout on the opposite side of the float. For tanks over 200 gallons contact the harbormaster.

Dinghy access

Yes - Transeints can use the dinghy dock for up to 7 hours. Seasonal permits are available from the harbormaster. Access the dinghy dock on the shore side of the NE most floating dock at MacMillan Pier.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Liveaboards should stop by or contact the harbormaster for additonal service referrals and information.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Yes - There are propane refills at Days Gas in Town (generally one day turnaround). Blue Rhino tanks are available at the Stop & Shop and Conwell Lumber.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: In 2010, Dog Fancy Magazine voted Provincetown the #1 dog friendly destination in the US. You can find dog water stations at Town Hall, at the Harbormasters Office and at Pilgrim Bark Park. There are poop bag stands at the town landings, Bark Park and MacMillan Pier so it is easy to be responsible. Many businesses, restaurants, and inns also keep out bowls and welcome dogs. There are leash laws and times when dogs can be off-leash on the beaches, so see for more information. The National Park also allows pets but check their requirements before going.

Disability access

Yes - Provincetown is a small old fishing village with narrow streets and old victorian buildings presenting challanges to accessibility. The Disability Commission has been active in reducing impediments to access, advocating for and pursuing grants to help people get around. Most town offices have accomadations as well as the public restrooms around town including MacMillan Pier. Mobi-mats and Mobi-chairs can help getting out onto the beachs and water. The local shuttle is wheelchair accessible. A guide is available at the Tourism office, Town Hall, Chamber and other locations.

Launch service

Yes - The rental mooring compaines provide launch services for their customers. Be sure to ask about run times as they change during the season.

Pump out

Yes - The harbormaster operates a pumpout boat daily weather permitting, call on VHF 12. There is also a self-serve shoreside station at the 40 foot long courtesy float. Go to the bulkhead between the two piers behind the breakwater. Be aware of the state of the tide as there is only 3-4 feet at low water, but with a 10 foot tidal range most vessels can get in for a pump out.


Yes - The harbormaster runs a commercial (fish or flake) ice station on MacMillan Pier. It is made with fresh water, but is not cocktail ice. Block and cube ice can be purchased at the marina and some convenience stores.


Yes - Trash receptacles are required by the town to be at each marina or dock. Transients at anchor may use the cans at the Harbormaster's Office on MacMillan Pier.


Yes - The marinas are required to have showers and restrooms for their patrons. Expect to need quarters for showers. MacMillan Pier is a commercial facility and has public restrooms at the Harbormaster Office. The Harbormaster Office shower is for staff emergency use only.


Yes - Check with your marina office for hours. The public restrooms on MacMillan Pier are generally open around the ferry schedules.


Yes - There is a public laundry in town on Shank Painter Road. It is best to take a cab.


Yes - There's a convenience store within three blocks or so. Stop & Shop on Shank Painter Rd. Walk up and cab back.


Yes - Within walking distance are Lands End Marine hardware, Marine Specialties, and Flyer’s Boat Yard.


Yes - Check with the Chamber of Commerce, marina office, or the Harbormaster's Office or just walk the streets, most places have menus posted out front. Places range from hot dog stands to white linen dining.


Yes - There are a wide range of entertainment venues in Provincetown. From dives to sing-alongs to drag shows, Provincetown has nightlife for everyone.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Check with the Chamber of Commerce at the base of MacMillan Pier or the websites for Provincetown Business Guild ( or websites

Repair capabilities

Yes - Available on a limited basis. Check with Flyers Boatyard or the Harbormasters Office for more information.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Repairs and haulouts are limited. Check with Flyers or the HM office.

Storage facilities

Yes - Small boats can be stored at Flyers Boatyard. The harbormaster does not recommend or allow over winter storage of boats on moorings in Provincetown Harbor.

Fishing supplies

Yes - The Lands End Marine Supply on Commercial Street east of MacMillan Pier and convenience stores carry some supplies. Nelson's Bait and Tackle is out on Race Point Road.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - MacMillan PIer is home to a good charter fishing fleet and other excursions including whale watches. Good fishing grounds are both in the harbor and right outisde Long Point to Race Point.

Internet access

Yes - There are multiple open access points available from the harbor. Computers are available at the library and many businesses in town provide WiFi. Cellular service is good in the harbor.

Boat ramp availability

No - There is a small boat ramp on the west side just past West Vine. Turn right onto Commercial Street. 24 hour trailer storage is free, but you must disconnect the vehicle and use a meter. The ramp is tidal, about a half tide up.


Yes - There are many ways to travel to and from Provincetown in season. Fast ferries run 6 trips a day to/from Boston, small plane flights to Boston, public transport to Hyannis and beyond can all get you where you need to go. Check with the Chamber of Commerce at the base of MacMillan Pier.

Other services

For yacht clubs, regattas, and group boating events, call or write the Harbormaster's Office ahead of time so they can assist your stay.


The Cape Cod National Seashore renovated bike trails. You can easily bike out from P-town down Race Point Rd. Many bike rental options are available in town. Most of the trail routes are seperate from vehicular traffic and were repaved in 2012. You can find a bike trail map online:

Provincetown is not only America's first destination (the Pilgrims landed here first before exploring their way to Plymouth), but also America's first Arts Colony and birht of American theatre. There are great musuems, beachs, shopping and sightseeing.

Reviews for MacMillan Pier, Town Pier, Public Pier Corp
Unmemorable Moorings in a Very Memorable Town, 2013-12-16
Captain: , Crockett (610)

Basic moorings that are a bit exposed with a decent dinghy dock and an available launch.

The town is well worth the stop, after a trip down from Mt Desert Island we were just looking for a place to rest, but ended staying two nights. Quite the colorful town with good people watching, I think it was a bit too cold for things to get real interesting while we were there. The Old Colony Tap is worth a visit as it's a bit out of place in P-Town, but you'll find some local characters here for sure.

Provincetown Moorings, 2012-09-27
Captain: , Annapolis (264)

Call ahead to reserve a mooring. The mooring field is located to the west of the breakwater. Call "Provincetown Moorings" on channel 09 to get a mooring assignment. The mooring field is very close and difficult to navigate when the wind is up. Can be very bouncy but seeing P-town is worth it!

Exposed moorings and poor bathrooms, 2008-10-01
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

For $100+ a night I'd expect the bathrooms to have soap, or at least dispensers implying that they typically have hand soap. The bathrooms are very sparse and could use a major overhaul. I also don't expect to be paying $1 for tokens which give me a 3 minute shower.

The mooring field is exposed to S and SW winds and gets quite choppy. They describe the mooring field as being behind the breakwater...yeah...if there's a SE wind!

The docks are floating concrete and appear to be in good shape.

The facility provides great access to the downtown, but it feels like the owner is pocketing the money and not investing enough back into the facility.

Oh, wireless is $5/day, but luckily there are multiple other open access points which are free.

The town makes it all worth it, 2007-08-03
Captain: , Boston (601)

The marina isn't what it's about. P-town is what it's about. A slip or mooring is just that and Provincetown Marina is a nice enough place. It's access to the heart of P-town is what makes this place special. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice facility with good, friendly staff, nice slips and moorings and a good facility overall. You'll need tokens for the shower which you can buy at the marina office. It's your choice to either be offended or find it just another P-town quirk. (hint... run the water in the sink until it gets hot or your first token's worth of shower will be ice cold.)

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