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Private Boat Charters on Cape Cod

Looking for a fun time with friends, family or coworkers? Why not rent a boat on Cape Cod and have someone take you around?!

How it works:

Pick the people you'd like to spend your time with. Some folks like to host their friends and family for a fun outing together or as a great work outing. Most private charters are for an hour and a half. The 'Starfish' river boat explores beautiful Bass River with you on board!

What kind of outing would you like to have?
The River Cruises 'Starfish' boat is BYOB - you can bring your own alcohol on board (and food.) Some non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for purchase on board. The 'Starfish' has hosted everything from family reunions, birthdays, school outings, bachelor/bachelorette groups, fireworks, full moon tours, work celebrations or parties, graduations, holidays, memorials, and more. The Starfish can help you plan the set-up for your outing ahead of time and make sure you have the space you need. Some …

Off-site Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals - Have them at your house!

I’ve spent summers on Cape Cod for quite some time, and I'm always looking for new things to do outside with my family. If you’re looking for an alternative to the beach but still want to be close to water, I would recommend renting kayaks or paddle boards at your house! This is an easy and interactive activity, and a great way to explore areas of Cape Cod from the water. When aboard either a kayak or paddle board, you have the control! You are able to decide whether you want to go out on the water for a challenging arm and core workout, or just for a leisurely exploration of the surrounding area with your family. There aren’t any time constraints either, it’s up to you and how you’re feeling. This is something I really value in any activity. Off-site rentals also serve as a helpful experiment to see if you would like to purchase a kayak or paddle board for your family. Delivery and pick up for off-sites are simple enough, and the paddles and life jackets are included in the cost.…

The Dog Days of Summer

Want to go kayaking, but don't want to leave the pup at home? You don't have to! 
Our kayaks and canoes are dog friendly here on the Bass River of Cape Cod. All summer, dogs enjoy the boat rides and swim in the clean waters. There are plenty of birds and interesting sites for the dogs, as well as sand bars and beaches for the dogs to play on. There is plenty of room in the kayaks to fit them too! Kayaking with your pup usually works best if your dog is medium or small sized, but we've had bigger dogs try their paws at kayaking too.

"Minnie" the dog, enjoys the spotlight and boat rides.


There's plenty of space in the kayaks, since the human paddler's feet go on the sides of the boat.

Fun times are always had by all!

"Cappy" the dog enjoys kayaking at least once a month.

As you can see, this 55lb dog fits just fine!

East Beach (the backside of West Dennis Beach) on Bass River, is a fantastic spot to kayak to and have a picnic on. The dogs love to…

Prepare for Kayaking With These 5 Tips

Add some adventure to your Cape Cod vacation and try kayaking with your friends and family on the Bass River! Visitors come to Cape Cod to enjoy its scenic beauty, relax and hang out on the beach. Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water for cheap, burn off those fried seafood calories, and have some fun. These 5 tips will help you prepare for your next kayaking trip on beautiful Bass River.


Tip #1: Look at the Forecast and Set Aside a Day to Kayak To make sure you fit in time to kayak on your vacation, view the weather forecast ahead of time and pick a day with light to calm winds and little chance of thunderstorms. This is not hard to do, Cape Cod usually has beautiful weather, and this summer has been especially sunny and warm.

Tip #2: Bring Snacks and Drinks
There is room in the kayaks for a small cooler, water and snacks. The Bass River has plenty of sandy beaches to stop at along the way, which is perfect for having a picnic on East Beach (the backside of West Dennis beach…

The Weather's Nice! Come on down!

Welcome to our new Blog!

A new website, and a new blog, and of course new boats!  
We're ready to launch into the new season this memorial day weekend.  We are entering our 23rd year operating the River Cruise, and the 11th year for the Bass River Kayaks!  


We look forward to posting fun photos, videos, and stories as they unfold on the Bass River! Browse our site: CapeCodKayaking.com, CapeCodRiverCruise.com for more information.


Have fun photos from past trips?  Send a message to RiverCruiseKayak@gmail.com with your .jpg pictures, and we'll include them on our website!


Happy cruising and paddling!


The Smith Family