The best light of the day is in the early evenings. There are only a few days in the summer that we can take advantage of watching the full moon rise while the sun sets in the west. The warmer colors and softer contrast of lighting is something not to miss. The landscape changes quickly while we paddle slowly to absorb it all in. These paddles are always scheduled in the Nauset Marsh, a place that almost feels untouched by people.
Seductive wildlife and open water paddle. To the north of the launch site is Stage Harbor and to the south, Outermost Harbor and the Monomoy Island’s Wildlife Refuge. The 3 hours of paddling invites many paths of possibilities and is ideal for the person who has had previous experience kayaking. When the weather is beautiful and the winds are low we exit south among the Monomoy Islands Wildlife Refuge where shore birds nest on untouched grounds and seals play in the shallows picking up shellfish and other small marine life. When the winds create a challenge in the open water we head north paddling through the moored fishing fleets of Chatham and skirting along the coasts of shore front homes paddling towards Oyster Pond or […]
A colorful and intricate series of tributaries and creeks teeming with shore wildlife, Bells Neck Conservation area is a vital area for many native species of both the land and water variety. The rivers and creeks are a maze of trails, connecting tributaries for spawning alewives. With many uses of the waterways for textiles, logging, farming, this area of Cape Cod is filled with the history of thriving industries and new inventions. Come paddle the tidal river and discover years past with a glimpse into old Cape Cod. The tour price is $60. A $30 deposit is required at time of booking, with the balance to be collected at the time of the tour. Herring River, Bell’s Neck Conservation Area
An easy and scenic paddle in the Nauset Marsh estuary during an incoming high tide. The sand bars flood over, opening up a vast amount of space to paddle up to the Coast Guard Station and parallel to the Outer Beach in the estuary where many birds nest in the hummocks of the dunes. The paddle generally lasts three hours with a short break on the Outer Beach where you can walk next to the surf of the Atlantic and watch the seals fishing in the currents. The tour starts in the Nauset Marsh from the Hemenway Boat Landing in Eastham and the water trail route varies each day dependent on tide times. The tour price is $60. A $30 deposit is required at time […]
A nostalgic and calming paddle through the tidal flats of the Nauset Marsh. Winding through the maze of exposed sand bars and marsh walls reveals many small wonders. The shallow waters make visible sea snails, crabs, fish and submerged vegetation that make up this complex estuary. Venturing through the shallow waters of low tide in the Nauset Harbor means few boaters and many exposed shellfish for the birds to feed on. The paddle starts from Hemenway Boat Landing in Eastham and the duration is approximately three hours on water with a short break on one of the many sand bars where you can learn techniques in how to find clams in the tidal flats. This is an excellent paddle for the nature lover and birder alike. […]
A bit challenging but rewarding paddle that starts in the far northeast of Cape Cod’s largest contiguous bay. This paddle is 5.5 miles round trip over the course of 3 hours on the water. The waterways are shallow, however the winds can be a bit of a challenge while we paddle through the open waters of Little Pleasant Bay to reach the entrance into the narrow paths that wind behind Pochet Island. We time this paddle to utilize the flow and ebb of the tides allowing us to reach the backside of Nauset Beach where we take a break and walk over the dunes to the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way are Blue, White and Green Herons, Osprey, and Egrets, as well as a vast […]
Get down and dirty and forage for your food along the mud flats and sandbars of the Nauset Estuary. Our Nauset Marsh Low Tide tour offers the possibility to dig up some clams during the break between paddling. While exploring the marsh with us we will teach you about the various types of clams, their habitat and lifecycle, and show you various ways to find them using traditional techniques. Make sure to inquire with your guide at the beginning of the Nauset Marsh Low Tide tour about shellfishing. This is a great trip for kids and adults alike. Schedule a Nauset Marsh Low Tide tour and be sure to inquire with your guide about shellfishing This is a great trip for kids and adults alike.
Birding along the shores of Cape Cod is a common activity for many, locals and visitors alike. While there are many premier spots that can be reached by foot, nothing compares to the experience of paddling through the estuaries where many migratory birds nest and feed. While we can almost guarantee you will see a number of different birds such as osprey, red tailed hawks, common terns, various gulls and many more types of birds, there are specific destinations and times that we paddle that are better than others. Any morning tour is favorable for viewing birds. The next best time for viewing staging and nesting birds is during the low tides, among the exposed mud flats; this tour is our Nauset Marsh South Trail. […]