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. […]