Rangers Offer Water and Beach-Based Programs: Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore’s location makes it ideal for exploring diverse natural resources and habitats through water and beach-based recreational activities. In July and August join park rangers for guided canoe and kayak trips, surfcasting lessons, snorkel tours, beach yoga, and salt marsh explorations. Programs are held daily in locations from Eastham to Provincetown. Equipment is provided for all programs.

“Kayak the Cape” is the national seashore’s newest water-based program. Join us in our new solo kayaks for 3-hour explorations of a marsh, kettle pond, or dune-sided lake. Minimum age is 12, and previous kayaking experience is required. Cost is $45 per person.

Seven “Salt Pond Paddle” programs are offered each week in Eastham. These leisurely, 1 1⁄2-hour trips around Salt Pond are ideal for both beginning and experienced paddlers. Look for crabs and snails, and learn about area history. Minimum age is 6. Cost is $23 for adults and $18 for children age 16 and under.

2017 marks the 10th year of “Yoga at the Beach,” an interdisciplinary class geared to all levels. Our long-time seashore naturalists, who are also certified yoga instructors, will help you stretch your body and spirit in the serenest of settings—Herring Cove Beach on Tuesdays, and Nauset Light Beach on Saturdays. Cost is $11 per person.

“Tidal Flats Foray,” is held on Tuesdays in Provincetown, and “Fish, Snails, and Horseshoe Crab Tales,” occurs on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Eastham. These 1 1⁄2-hour programs are perfect for families, and include a hands-on look at the diversity of life in the intertidal zone. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children age 16 and under.

“Surfcasting 101” is offered on Thursday mornings at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. You won’t take home dinner, but during this 1 1⁄2-hour lesson you’ll learn the basics of saltwater fishing and practice the skill. Minimum age is 12. Cost is $20 per person.