Private Kayak Tour Monomoy River

RATES$75 per person

Private tours available daily by reservation.  2 person minimum

Recent conservation efforts, led by the Harwich Conservation Trust and backed by generous donors including the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, have resulted in the preservation of the Monomoy River – aka “Muddy Creek.”  Join us on a Private Kayak Tour as we celebrate newfound access to over 64 acres of untouched water teeming with Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawks, Egrets and more.  This paddle is sure to be the perfect escape for the nature lover and kayaking enthusiast alike.

The tour will start from the Wequassett Resort beach and will take guests through the newly widened inlet into the estuary and back – a round trip of approximately 4 miles.  As currents and winds can sometimes present a challenge, some previous paddling experience is helpful.  Tour may not be suitable for young children.

Duration:    Approximately 2.5 – 3 hrs.

Difficulty:    Moderate.  Easiest if timed for a high tide departure.  Please refer to our Weather Info page for tide information.

Includes:    Kayak, paddle, PFD, basic kayaking instruction and a knowledgeable guide.

Frequently Asked Questions: Kayak Tours

Do I need a reservation? What forms of payment do you accept?

We require reservations for all our Private Kayak Tours.  Reservations must be secured by a major credit card – Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Do you provide life jackets?

We will provide every participant with a PFD which must be worn at all times while on the water and operating equipment provided by Down Cape Charters & Boat Rentals.

What should I wear? What should I bring?

You should dress in clothing appropriate for getting wet – swim trunks or other quick dry clothing.  Footwear that will stay secured on the foot and can get wet is preferred.  Barefoot is okay but be aware that rocks and broken shells are common on our shorelines.

You should consider bringing:

  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Drinking water, snacks
  • Change of clothing, towel

Your guide will have a dry bag for taking along your cameras, phones, keys and anything else that might be water sensitive.  But be aware that dry bags are not always perfect and we accept no responsibility for any damaged items even when using a dry bag.

How early should I show up for my reservation?

To leave enough time for our check-­in procedure, we recommend your party arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time.  Leave yourself some margin for traffic or parking related delays, pre-departure bathroom stops, etc.  Private tours arriving late must still return at the regularly scheduled time.  There will be no refunds for those arriving late.  Trips are often scheduled multiple times per day and keeping a strict schedule ensures that all of our reservations are honored.

Are there any age restrictions?

All tours are approximately 2-3 hours of near constant motion.  Add in a little bit of wind and current and things can quickly become too much for younger paddlers.  We recommend that kids 12 years and younger participate in a kayak rental instead of a tour.

What if I need to cancel my reservation? What if there is bad weather?

For cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance we will issue a full refund.  Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance will be charged 50%.  No-shows and cancellations made less than 3 hrs before the trip will be charged full price.  We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies as a cause for late cancellation.

Our tours will not operate in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain, thick fog, high winds or thunder and lightning.  However, we will operate as usual in overcast conditions, light fog and in intermittent sprinkles.  No guarantees can be made that every day will be perfectly sunny.  The final decision on weather related cancellations rests with us and reservations should be considered upheld unless you speak with us directly over the phone.  If weather cancels your reservation we will make every effort to reschedule for another day.  Otherwise, a full refund will be issued.  If weather cuts your trip short, we will prorate the unused portion.

All refunds will be at the sole discretion of Down Cape Charters & Boat Rentals, Inc.

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