The Cape offers so much to do and see for families besides a long day on the beach! From an off-shore fishing tour to dune adventures and even a sundae school, the options are everywhere.

We chose these award-winners based on reviews, offerings, 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 award winners!

Originally Published: April 2, 2021

Cape Cod’s Best Family Activities: 2024 Winners

Cap’n Kids Fishing (Harwich Port)

These two hour fishing tours are specifically geared towards kids. You will have a great time and even go home with something to cook for dinner! Everything you will need is provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Check out our Harwich vacation rentals 

Art’s Dune Tours (Provincetown)

Art’s Dune Tours offers 1 hour tours, as well as, other memorable experiences that combine the natural beauty of the dunes with the Cape’s famous sunsets, dinners on the beach, boating, and even private celebrations.

Check out our Provincetown vacation rentals 

Bay Spirit Tours (Hyannis)

Public tours are closed for the winter, but private charters are still offered. They offer all kinds of cool cruises including sunset, live music and so much more! They also offer sailing options.

Check out our Hyannis vacation rentals 

Carousel of Light (Falmouth)

The Carousel of Light is best described as a functional work of art, a mixed-media masterpiece. Check out this work of art in motion and you will not be disappointed! They also host special events, so keep an eye on their calendar.

Check out our Falmouth vacation rentals 

Monomoy Island Excursions (Harwich Port)

These excursions will take you to see the barrier island and wildlife refuge off the coast of Chatham, where thousands of seals have made their home. They run seal cruises several times a day.

Check out our Harwich Port vacation rentals 

Skull Island (South Yarmouth)

Skull Island is fun for the whole family. They have an awesome mini golf course, as well as a premiere sports complex. They offer snacks, games and a full day of family fun! As a pro-tip make sure to hydrate it can get very warm here on sunny summer days.

Check out our Yarmouth vacation rentals 

Shark Center (North Chatham)

This shark center is a great way to learn while doing something fun! Learn all about great whites. Where they live, how they live and so much more with exhibits, videos and pictures. 

Check out our Chatham vacation rentals 

Sundae School (Dennisport & Harwich Port)

Sundae School offers lessons on how to make ice cream and of course the best sundaes! Don’t forget to sample your creation! This place offers a fun and tasty adventure!

Check out our Mid Cape vacation rentals 

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (South Wellfleet)

There is nothing like being one with nature. This sanctuary offers fantastic nature walks – most are self guided. The trails are perfect for seeing all kinds of birds and local creatures. They even hand out a scavenger hunt sheet for kids to make it even more interactive for them, as well as having an indoor education center and gift shop.

Check out our Wellfleet vacation rentals 

Whale Watch Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown (Provincetown)

All their trips are a 3-4 hour naturalist guided trip. See whales and other local sealife up close! They offer regular tours and sunset tours.

Check out our Provincetown vacation rentals 


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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