Planning a visit to Cape Cod? There’s so much to do and see for adventurers here in the Bay State besides a long day on the beach! From an off-shore fishing tour to a boat excursion and even a cranberry bog adventure, the options are everywhere. 

We chose these award-winners based on reviews, offerings, price, location, unique features for kids and families, location, and our own subjective criteria. Book a trip with any of these activities included and you’re on your way to an unforgettable experience. 

Congrats to our 2023 award winners!

Originally Published: July 5, 2021

11 Favorite Adventure Activities on Cape Cod

Bass River Kayaks & Paddleboards (West Dennis)

Paddle Bass River by way of kayak or paddle board! Kayak and paddle board rentals are available and all equipment is provided (including paddles, life jackets, maps, dog comfort pads etc.) as well as, qualified instructors. They welcome all skill levels. 

Beachcomber Boat Tours (Chatham)

Enjoy Chatham’s seals, sandy beaches and picturesque harbors aboard one of the bright yellow BEACHCOMBER boats. They offer exciting seal tours in Pleasant Bay. They also offer a round trip beach shuttle and boat rides from the Fish Pier.

Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters (Barnstable Harbor)

Looking for a great way to spend a summer day trip to the Cape? Spend the day fishing Cape Cod Bay. They welcome all skill levels. These fishing charters are great for families, group outings, corporate outings. The options are endless!

Cape Cod Kayak (Pocasset)

Cape Cod Kayak provides premier guided kayak tours on Cape Cod. All accessories are available for sale or rent. They offer a variety of tours for all ages and abilities.

Cranberry Bog Tours (Harwich)

This is the largest organic cranberry bog on Cape Cod. Located in Harwich, MA, daily tours of the bog are offered seasonally. See the equipment and visit with the farm animals.

Dennis Cycle Center (South Dennis)

Dennis Cycle Center is a full-service bicycle shop. They rent a variety of comfort bikes, hybrids, kid’s bikes, trailers, and tag-a-longs for the whole family. The service is great and reliable.

Fun Seekers (Wellfleet)

Since 1992 Fun Seekers has been providing quality, safe, fun instruction and guiding for surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUP, snowkiting and backcountry tours.

Monomoy Island Excursions (Harwichport)

Monomoy Island Excursions is a family owned and operated business for over 10 years. Their most popular excursion will cruise through a wildlife refuge. You will see seals and so much more!

Rideaway Adventures (Multiple)

RideAway Adventures offers rentals, tours, lessons, and kid’s camps all summer long. They have a massive fleet of kayaks, boards, and bikes to fit all sizes and levels. Get ready for an adventure!

Sacred Surf School (Eastham)

Sacred Surf was born from a deep respect for the ocean, an appreciation for the perfect wave, and a desire to share their passion for surfing through proper surf instruction. Taught in a welcoming environment, students will benefit from the techniques of experienced and passionate instructors who are committed to your safety and enjoyment.

SUPfari Adventures (Multiple)

SUPfari Adventures offers a unique & diverse outdoor experience accessing Cape Cod’s pristine fresh and salt waterways. Some of their activities include SUP eco tours, yoga, rentals, and group parties. 


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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