Tours and Excursions

Stand Up Paddleboarding with seals in Chatham Harbor, Cape Cod, MA

Guided tours are the best way to experience Cape Cod’s spectacular waters and abundant wildlife. Adventure Chatham utilizes a diverse range of locations for paddleboarding trips. This allows the opportunity to do more exploring and to see a wider variety of scenic coastline, remote barrier beach, native plants, birds, and marine life. All excursions are with at least one Adventure Chatham guide. We recommend excursions for people who are comfortable on a paddleboard and are looking for that next great experience. Paddleboard excursions are a fantastic way to enjoy the Cape during family reunions, weddings, or summer birthdays parties. They also make excellent Corporate Outings! Excursion locations, availability and schedules vary based on guide schedules, participant experience and fitness levels, weather conditions and most importantly wind and tides. Advance reservations required. Standard SUP tours run approximately 1.5-2 hours starting at $75 pp


Our expert staff has paddled throughout Cape Cod waters, and will select the right venue for your group based on YOUR interests. Looking for a less strenuous experience, or have young children in the group? We will guide you through one of the areas serene kettle ponds, protected from the wind and currents and with warm water to swim in. Hoping for seaside scenery? A beautiful harbor or inlet excursion offers an up-close view of lighthouses, sailboats, motor yachts, and fishing vessels. More exposure to tidal currents or wind adds a little challenge and exercise to these venues. Looking for more of a challenge? Experienced paddlers can join us on an open-water jaunt to the secluded Nauset barrier beach. For this more adventurous trip we paddle a moderate distance across beautiful waterways, enjoying scenery such as quaint commercial fishing vessels, Tern Island, oceanfront estates, curious seals and other wildlife. We land on the stunningly beautiful and rapidly evolving “North Beach” section of Nauset Beach to relax, swim and sightsee. Depending on tide direction we may follow the strong current up the coast to be picked up by waiting Adventure Chatham vehicles, or we may return to the departure location.


Under the right conditions one of the coolest experiences we offer is a sunset paddle “glow” tour. Using boards equipped with special underwater LED light kits, you get gorgeous views of the sun setting over the water followed by a surreal paddle experience. The lights attract fish and squid that swim right under your board! A full moon makes them especially awesome. We use various launch points throughout the lower Cape to maximize safety and sunset views.

Adventure Chatham crew during a sunset full moon paddle on Cape Cod Bay, 2013. Photo courtesy of Julia Cumes photography.