Chart: NOAA 13246
Pamet is a “small-boat harbor” located 5 1/2 nautical miles southwest of Provincetown Harbor, and 12 nautical miles northeast of the G “1” bell off the tip of Wellfleet’s Billingsgate Shoal. The channel is narrow and surrounded by sand shoals, so use caution when entering. Follow the well-marked channel through the jetties and into Pamet Harbor, being careful to avoid the shoal to port. Follow the channel markers to the town float and check in at the small, shingled harbormaster’s office. Mean low water depth in the channel is 3 feet.
If arriving by car or truck, take a left at Truro Center Road off Route 6 then take a left onto Depot Road. Follow Depot to the harbor.
- There are no marinas or marine services in Pamet Harbor. The harbormaster’s office maintains three transient moorings inside the harbor, as well as a complementary dinghy with oars. The moorings rent for $20 a day and can be reserved. Contact the harbormaster’s office (508-349-2555).
- There is no room for anchoring inside the harbor, and the open waters of Cape Cod Bay provide little shelter in most winds. Best bet is to head for Provincetown or Wellfleet if you want to find a protected anchorage.
- The Pamet launch ramp is a double concrete ramp that can accommodate boats up to 26 feet on most stages of the tide. Fees are $10 per day for use of the ramp; $5 per day if launching a small boat or kayak at the beach adjacent to the harbormaster’s office (508-349-2555). There are 38 spaces for trailers and another 28 for cars. Ice is available at the harbormaster’s office, which is open April 17 to October 15, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you launch before the office opens, be sure to pay the ramp fee before leaving.
- Jack’s Boat Rentals, Wellfleet (508-349-9808): Rents kayaks and equipment from early June to Labor Day.
- Flyers, Provincetown (508-487-0518): Rents kayaks and small boats from its marina on Provincetown Harbor.
- The nearest grocery stores are located along Rte. 6.
- Cape Cab (508-487-2222)
- There are no restaurants on Pamet Harbor, but there are plenty to choose from along busy Route 6.
- There are numerous bed-and-breakfasts, motels, hotels and rental houses available in Truro and the surrounding Cape Cod towns of Wellfleet and Provincetown.
- Cape Cod Travel is a good source for information about accommodations in and around Truro.