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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 that is only accessible to boaters and kayakers), or at one of the many other stops along the river. You'll want to keep hydrated when you're out in the sun and exercising.

Tip #3: Wear the Right Clothing and Footwear
Wearing a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and a bathing suit would be appropriate for recreational kayaking on the Bass River. Jeans are not a good idea, as you can expect to get water and salt on your legs from water dripping off of the paddles. Wear sandals or water shoes on your feet, so that you can step in and out of the water. The Bass River is clean and ready for swimming in.

Tip #4: Bring a Camera (Preferably Waterproof)
Kayaking is a perfect opportunity to get some action shots on your Cape Cod vacation.  Our kayak crew is more than happy to take pictures of your group, and the Bass River is lined with million dollar homes, sleek looking boats, and lots of spectacular birds that make for great photos.

Tip #5: Know How to Find Us Ahead of Time
We are located at 109 Main St (Rte 28) West Dennis, MA, 02670 in the Windmill Plaza. If you are using a GPS, make sure to put in the town of West Dennis or the zip code 02670. You will see a kayak hanging out front of our store and that is where you sign up for kayaking. Everyone 18 and older will need to sign a contract here, and then you will head down to the Bass River Park for all the kayak equipment. The Bass River Park is located right next to the Bass River Bridge, just about 1/4 mile down the road.

Want more advice?

Feel free to call us anytime with questions at (508)-362-5555 or leave questions in the comments below.

See you on the Bass River!


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