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Nauticon 2017 will once again be held at the Provincetown Inn in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Reservations for rooms are now
OPEN for those who hold badges, ONLY!


Nauticon 2017's official hotel is the Provincetown Inn in Provincetown, MA right on the tip of scenic ocean side Cape Cod. Check out the details below on how to book your room and do so soon, as rooms will be filling fast!

For ease of booking your room, we've provided you with a map showing where the Party Block, Quietish and 'ocean side' rooms are located!

Nauticon 2016 Hotel Map

Directions to Provincetown Inn

Directions on how to get to the Provincetown Inn are conveniently located here:
Directions to Provincetown Inn

Room Booking Information

Please keep in mind when reserving a room, you must book Friday and Saturday together.

Reservations for rooms at Nauticon can be booked by phone or online through the Provincetown Inn website.

Please note that you cannot register for a hotel room without a code, and you only get a code when you pre-register for the convention.

To book your reservation by phone, call in your reservation at (800) WHALE-VU or (508) 487-9500, using the above mentioned code for the correct pricing. We have reserved the entire hotel for the weekend, so when you call you will be asked if you want the PARTY block or the QUIETISH block of rooms, please make your selection at that time.

To book your reservation online, simply go to the Provincetown Inn website and click on "Make Your Reservation" - under rate information there are two boxes -- the first one defaults to the internet bed and breakfast rate. The second one says "Group or Promo Code" - in this box type in above mentioned code. After doing that you can proceed with the reservations for the weekend (or whatever length of stay you want).

The Inn is closed January through Mid-February.
They will still take reservations from 9-5 M-F

**When reservations are made, they will charge one night's deposit to hold the room, and the balance will be charged at checkout.**

Room Rates

Room Rates are per Room per Night and subject to state and local taxes.
- There is a TWO NIGHT minimum for each room.
- Full payment will be due at check-in.
- Continental Breakfast is included.


The Inn will also house the Artists Colony on the 1st Floor of the Old Inn section, in the 14 rooms surrounding the fireplace.

The PARTY BLOCK is the entire U area of the hotel. Party's may not begin until after 10pm. Party hosts must register with the convention, and are restricted to hosting ONLY those with Badges to the convention.

Hotel Amenities

Your stay at the Provincetown Inn comes with many FANTASTIC amenities!

- Guest WiFi access points in all Common areas
- All rooms air conditioned
- Refrigerators and coffee machines in ALL rooms!
- Outdoor pool & BEACH!
- Daily Continental Breakfast!

Items served at the Continental Breakfast vary but range from making your own pancakes and/or belgium-style waffles to fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, hot oatmeal, various cold cereals, juices, HOT COFFEE! and more! MOST DEFINITELY well worth getting up before noon to have a delicious start to your Nauticon day!

As most people know, Provincetown is one of the best party towns anywhere.
We will definitely take advantage of this for the convention.

Provincetown Guide


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Please note that the map below is subject to change.
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1 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657

From Boston and Points North

Start on Rte 3 heading south.
Follow Rte 3 to and over the Sagamore bridge.
You are now on Rte 6 Eastbound.
Follow Rte 6 to the Orleans rotary (after exit 12).
Go halfway around rotary and continue on Rte 6 East.
Continue through towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, and Truro to Provincetown.
Continue past all three exits in Provincetown
(Snail Rd, Conwell Rd, And Shankpainter Rd).
Continue on Rte 6.
When you reach the Pilgrim Park rotary,
we are located on the far side of the rotary.
The Provincetown Inn is approximately 1 1/4 hours from
the Sagamore bridge and 28 miles from the Orleans rotary.

From Western Massachusetts and Points West

Follow the Mass Turnpike to exit 11A (495 South - Milford / Cape Cod).
Rte 495 will turn into Rte 25 in Wareham.
Continue on Rte 25 to the Bourne bridge.
Once over the bridge, go 3/4 of the way around the rotary
and take exit for Rte 6 East (Hyannis / Provincetown).
Travel along the Bourne Scenic Highway (Cape Cod Canal on your left side)
until you reach a traffic light.
Turn right at the light and follow sign for Rte 6 Eastbound.
(If you cross under the Sagamore Bridge, you have gone too far.)
Once on Rte 6 East, follow directions above from Rte 6 Eastbound.

From Providence, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York

Follow Rte I-95 North until Providence.
Take exit for Rte I-195 (Cape Cod).
Follow Rte I-195 to exit 22A (Rte 25).
Stay on Rte 25 to and over the Bourne bridge.
Follow the directions above from the Bourne bridge.

Directions taken from Provincetown Inn website here.

For a printable version of these directions CLICK HERE!

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Directions To Boston Terminal

From Logan Airport:

Taxi - The quickest way to get to us. Simply ask the taxi driver who picks you up at your terminal to take you to World Trade Center, lower level, on Seaport Blvd. You will be taken on a quick five to ten minute ride through Boston's new Ted Williams tunnel directly to our pier at World Trade Center. Our ships depart from the West side (the city side) of the pier. The cab fare is approximately $15 without gratuity.

Silver Line - An MBTA articulated bus makes the rounds of all airport terminals every 15 minutes for an eight minute trip through a dedicated tunnel to the World Trade Center stop, one block inland from our dock. Fares are approximately $2.00 per passenger. Total time from your airport terminal curb to our dock, once aboard the bus, is approximately 14 minutes.

Water Taxi - An airport water transportation bus, clearly marked "Water Transportation", circles all of the airport's terminals. The bus will order a City Water Taxi for you and deliver you to the water taxi. The water taxi ride from Logan Airport to the Provincetown boat takes 7 minutes. Two boat companies leave from this terminal: City Water Taxi, and Rowes Wharf Water Taxi. The water taxi fare is approximately $10.00 per person.

From South Station:
(Arriving Via Bus, Amtrak or Commuter Train)

Subway's Silver Line - The World Trade Center stop of the Silver Line is a four minute subway ride from Boston's travel hub, South Station. Departures are less than every five minutes. Hours of operation are from 5:30 AM to midnight daily.

Walking - The World Trade Center is a 12 to 15 minute walk from South Station (please see map).

Taxi - Cabs can be taken for approximately $5 for a convenient drop off at the foot of the pier at the World Trade Center.

Via the Subway:

Silver Line - Take the subway to South Station and transfer to the Silver Line (the Silver Line also travels through the Back Bay). The Silver Line departures are less than every five minutes to the World Trade Center stop, the location of our dock. The trip from South Station to World Trade Center takes only four minutes. Our ships depart from the West side of the World Trade Center (the side that faces the city skyline).
The Silver Line stop is less than 100 yards from our pier. To get to us from the station, please take the New Congress Street street-level exit. Proceed to the crosswalk to the left of the station's exit doors. Take a right across the crosswalk, one short block to our pier at the World Trade Center (the Seaport Hotel blocks one's view of our vessels, just across the street from the Silver Line Station).

By Car:

Our pier is conveniently located at the World Trade Center on Seaport Blvd.

Driving from the North - Take I-93 (central artery) South to exit 23, the Purchase Street and South Station exit. At the top of ramp, just outside of the tunnel exit, take a left onto Seaport Blvd. Our dock, World Trade Center, is .6 miles down the road on the left. We are on the side of the World Trade Center Pier that faces the city, the West side.

Driving from the West - Take the Mass Pike, I-90, East. Follow signs for "Logan Airport and South Boston". This will take you through a new tunnel to the South Boston waterfront, where we are located. Take exit 25, marked "South Boston". Bear left at exit onto East Service Road. This will take you one block to Seaport Boulevard. Once you are at the corner of Seaport Blvd, our ships are visible to the right, docked at the World Trade Center Pier.

Driving from the South - Take I 93 North to exit 20. Follow the signs to Logan Airport and South Boston. This will take you through a new tunnel to the South Boston waterfront, where we are located. Once in the tunnel, follow the signs to the South Boston exit. At the end of the South Boston exit ramp, head straight one block to Seaport Boulevard. Once you are at the corner of Seaport Blvd, our ships are visible to the right, docked at the World Trade Center Pier.

Parking in Boston

Adjacent Open Air Parking Lots $12-$14 per car per day with overnight rates additional. Undergound parking is available at the Seaport Hotel, directly across the street from our docks and ticket office with rates of $29 for any car parked between 12 and 24 hours.

Parking exists where you see the red letter "P" on the map below. Parking lots and garages are not owned or run by Bay State Cruises and we have no control over the rates and policies of the owners and managers of the lots and garages. We offer this price information in hopes of aiding passengers with their travel plans, but have no influence over the parking businesses' rates or the freqency with which they may change.

The good news is that the above parking rates are still among the lowest in the City of Boston.

Additional transportation information may be obtained from: The Cape Cod Commission Transportation Website

Use the written directions above for the most up to date information! Temporary street construction changes may not be shown on this map!

Directions To Provincetown Terminal

Our Ticket Office is located in the Chamber of Commerce office on the west side of Lopes Square, just across the parking lot from MacMillan Pier and Fishermen's Wharf.


An alternative transportation is available via the Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company.

Click below for the P&B Bus Schedule for available arrival and departure locations and times.
P&B Bus Schedule

Click below for the P&B Bus Fares and available payment types.
P&B Bus Fares


Walking and Bicycling

Provincetown is a village, walking and bicycling are the preferred transportation. We will be happy to transport your own bicycle or you may rent one in Provincetown. There are miles and miles of bicycle paths through the dunes in the National Seashore.

By Taxi

Taxis are plentiful in Provincetown and are usually "hailed" by phone.

ph. 508-487-2222 - Cape Cab
ph. 508-487-3333 - Mercedes Cab
ph. 508-487-8294 - Provincetown Taxi

P-Town Pedicab

P-Town Pedicabs are available all around Provincetown. Simply wave them down and you're set to go! General rates vary depending on 'driver'.

By Automobile

Parking is available in Provincetown's Municipal Parking Lot at the foot of the piers.

Rental cars are available at Provincetown Airport, a short taxi ride from downtown.

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Nauticon (The 21+ Convention) is a creative and fun way for fans of anime, science fiction, fantasy, comicbooks, and all things nerdy to get together and get to know one another.

The event is held annually when we rent the entire Provincetown Inn so that you and your friends are part of a truly private event. And did we mention the beach? You can watch the sun set over the water while playing Battleshots at the Barfleet party.

Nauticon has panels ranging from anime to science fiction and comicbooks to webcomics, discussions of Star Trek or Doctor Who, programs run by the Dirty Old Lady's League and the Miracle Providers Drag Queens, and everything in between. Activities include a hike out to the lighthouse, incredible shopping in Provincetown, a creativity table, karaoke, kite flying, fan-run parties, and the Artists Colony. All of this is part of your badge cost!

But wait, there's more! For a small fee you can join in on tastings of meads or Scotch, or food parings like bourbon and chocolate. Or go off to the Provincetown Center and take in a show or go to the tea dance!