Thursday, August 2, 2012

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 get out, run around and go for a swim. 

So bring your dog next time and feel free to post your favorite pictures to our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/capecodkayaking!

Quiet dogs are also welcome on the River Cruise boat, the "Starfish", for the 90 minute narrated tours that depart 4 times a day at 11am, 1pm, 4pm and 6pm. You can make reservations anytime by calling (508)-362-5555. We're always by our phones to answer any of your questions.

See you on the river!












Sunday, July 15, 2012

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!






Monday, June 6, 2011

The Weather's Nice! Come on down!


Cape Cod Kayak & River Cruise
The season has officially begun!  The river cruises and kayaks are underway!  We've added a few more photos to the website, so check it out on the Cape Cod Kayak and River Cruise website.
 
Happy Paddling!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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