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Get to know the Sea Queen II and the Sea Swan II

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Our Story

Hy-Line Cruises was born as Hyannis Harbor Tours in 1962 by Richard and Robert Scudder along with E. Raymond Taylor. The Scudder brothers, both graduates of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, operated “Scudder’s Sunoco” on the corner of Ocean and South Streets in Hyannis.

The company started when the brothers acquired from a parcel of land (received as payment for an outstanding oil bill) at the “north end” of the Ocean Street Docks.

Soon after they bought a 150 passenger sightseeing boat, beginning her service in 1962, to take people on tours of Lewis Bay and to see the Kennedy Compound.

Not long after in 1966, the sightseeing business expanded to include a new venture, deep-sea fishing. The “Sea Queen II” and “Sea Swan II”, still owned today, handle the fishing duties, plying the waters of Nantucket Sound on full and half day fishing excursions.

Today, we still offer the thrilling trips aboard the Sea Queen II and Sea Swan II. At our dock on Ocean St., you will find a fully stocked bait shop for the advanced angler, friendly ticket agents to help you book trips & rent equipment, and knowledgable staff to help you every step of the way!

We pride ourselves on customer service, and making sure you have everything you need to ensure a great trip!