Do as the locals do when it comes to chartering a boat on Cape Cod for fishing or kayaking. These are the top-rated Cape Cod charters and kayak rentals, as voted on by users of Trip Advisor.
Reel Deal Fishing Charters, Truro
Pirate Adventures, Hyannis
RideAway Kayak, Sandwich
Stand Up & Paddle Cape Cod, Osterville
Cape Kayaking, Eastham
Cap’n Kids Fishing Adventures, Harwich
Dennis Parasail, Dennis
Jigged Up Sportfishing, Truro and Orleans
Roil Blue Charters, Chatham
Skydive Cape Cod, Chatham
Reel Deal Fishing Charters: Andrew W., Orleans: “Captain Bob and his wife, Elena, run the premier bass, blues, and tuna charter business on the Outer Cape. If you want to learn or are experienced, the Reel Deal boats are the way to go to get on top of the bite. After watching the red and blue boats go in and out everyday, my father and I decided to sign up for a charter. Captain Bob did not dissapoint, putting us on top of one of the best trophy striped-bass feeds I have ever seen. Make sure to send Elena an e-mail ASAP if you want to secure your dates because the ‘good’ ones go fast. You will appreciate the awesome center console Reel Deal, SeaCraft’s and the exceptional, top of the line tackle that round out the entire experience.” ... RideAway Kayak: Elisa S, Sandwich: “We first rented at New Seabury on a Wednesday. It was my husband’s and my first paddleboarding experience. We were given a short lesson in the harbor with great instruction. After that we were on our way! It was beautiful! Next, I rented a board for 3 hours and had it delivered to Town Neck Beach in Sandwich. I called at the last minute and they were happy to deliver the board and pick it up. Super easy and a great day paddle boarding. Next I rented again with two friends in New Seabury and we chose to have a lesson with our rentals. Mike’s instructions were great! We learned a lot! Perfect day!!! Can’t wait to go again. . . I’m hooked!” . . . Pirate Adventures, Hyannis: Megan B, Brewster: “My husband and I took our 3 kids ages 2,4, and 5, for the first time. We wanted to do something different. I can’t say enough great things about this crew! They seemed like they had acting classes and tons of experience with kids. It’s very interactive for the entire ride and the kids never lost interest. We had a lot of great laughs due to the creativity and they are quite organized! Parking is super easy and this gig runs on time! I will absolutely do this again!” ... Stand Up & Paddle Cape Cod: Chaqueeta, Cape Cod, MA: “I have been interested in SUP since last summer. My friend and I decided to go for our birthday (we have the same day). I contacted Amy through e-mail to ask some questions about lessons and a tour. She was prompt with her responses and flexible with planning a tour. On the day of our adventure we met her right at her office in Osterville. We followed her down to a local boat landing, which did require a resident sticker. I do have one. She gave us life jackets and told us she could carry anything for us if needed. She gave us a lesson before getting on the board and then more tips once in the water. We went up the Centerville River. It was a beautiful trip and I loved the paddling. She brought water for us and took some pictures. I am thinking now of doing one of her full-moon paddles. Amy was terrific and you can’t go wrong with a trip with her!”
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