Fourth of July Fireworks Charter

Pleasant Bay, Cape Cod

Declare your independence from the ordinary this Fourth of July by booking your own Fourth of July Fireworks Charter!

This once in a lifetime experience is a Down Cape Charters & Boat Rentals exclusive!  We have a selection of safe and comfortable vessels all fueled up and ready to go for the best views imaginable of the Pleasant Bay fireworks display.

Your Fourth of July Fireworks Charter includes:

  • An exclusive 90 minute Private Sunset Charter aboard the vessel of your choice.  All vessels are booked privately for only you and your guests.
  • Front row seats – on your own private charter – to see the “rockets red glare” directly overhead!
  • Great live music for the duration of the evening from the Wequassett Resort waterfront.  Or enjoy music from your own playlist.
  • A special catering menu available through the Wequassett Resort.
  • Parking privileges at the Wequassett Resort – which closes to non-invitees for this exclusive event.  One of the busiest days of the year!

Truly a night to remember! Don’t miss out on the opportunity as spots fill fast!


  • Passengers enjoying a sailing charter aboard "Maria", the 1966 Glander Tavana sailboat

Length:  33 ft

Capacity:  10 passengers

Toilet:  Yes

Bluetooth Stereo:  Yes

Private Charter Rate:  $2,050.00


Length:  32 ft

Capacity:  14 passengers

Toilet:  Yes

Bluetooth Stereo:  Yes

Private Charter Rate:  $2,050.00

Morgan & Bonny

Length:  24 ft each

Capacity:  10 passengers each

Toilet:  No

Bluetooth Stereo:  Yes

Private Charter Rate:  $1,750.00

Note:  We have two Morgan 24’s.  One is blue (Morgan) and the other is white (Bonny).


Length:  30 ft

Capacity:  6 passengers

Toilet:  Yes

Bluetooth Stereo:  Yes

Private Charter Rate:  $1,750.00


  • All charters are private, meaning bookings are made for the entire boat.  We do not sell individual seats for Fourth of July Fireworks Charters.
  • The listed capacity for each boat has been reduced slightly to maximize comfort as this is a longer charter in total duration.
  • Our standard cancellation policy does not apply to Fourth of July Fireworks Charters.  For a full refund, a minimum of 30 days notice is required.  Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance – but more than 14 days before departure – will be charged 50%.  No-shows and cancellations made 7 days or less before departure time will be charged full price.
  • All charters include the services of a licensed captain and bottled water.
  • Catering service is optional.  Guests are welcome to bring food/beverages from home if they prefer.  Charter rates do not include catering orders.  If you wish to make a catering order, please reply to your confirmation email with your order at least one week before departure and we’ll take care of the rest!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your cancellation policy?

For a full refund, a minimum of 30 days notice is required.

Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance – but more than 14 days before departure time – will be charged 50%.

No shows and cancellations made 7 or less days before departure time will be charged full price.

What if there is bad weather?

Safety is ultimately our top priority.  We will not operate in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain, thick fog, high winds or thunder and lightning.  If severe weather cancels your reservation we will make every effort to reschedule for another day.  Otherwise, a full refund will be issued.

However, no guarantees can be made that every part of every day will be perfectly sunny.  So we will operate as usual in overcast conditions, light fog and in intermittent sprinkles.  Guests should dress appropriately for changeable weather and bring a positive attitude!

The final decision on weather related cancellations rests with the captain and reservations should be considered upheld unless we contact you directly.  

For this specific item, reservations will be upheld except in the case of adverse weather cancelling the fireworks themselves.  

How early should I show up for my reservation?

Since this is such a busy night at the Wequassett Resort – and all over Cape Cod – we recommend your party arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.  Leave yourself enough time for the inevitable traffic and parking related delays.

Please note that there will be no refunds or credits for those arriving late.

What should I wear? What should I bring?


  • A valid form of ID (only necessary for the person who has made the reservation).
  • If your tour/rental has not been prepaid, you will need to bring a form of payment.  We accept all major credit cards and/or cash.  Guests of the Wequassett Resort can also charge to their room account if they prefer.
  • An additional layer of clothing.  Even if its t-shirt weather in your driveway, always assume it will be cooler on the water.  For bay tours, a sweatshirt or a light jacket is often enough.
  • Please wear boat shoes, non-scuffing white-soled sneakers or relax and go barefoot.
  • Snacks/beverages.  Please see additional FAQ’s for restrictions.
  • Ear protection for children.
  • Camera


  • Marking shoes or sandals.
  • Hard alcohol.
  • Cigarettes/cigars/vapes (no smoking allowed).
  • Drugs of any kids.
  • Beer bottles or glass containers.  (Wine bottles are fine.  Beer in cans is also fine).
  • Red Wine.
  • Anything that can easily blow away.
  • Dogs or other pets.
  • Large coolers.  Each of our vessels already has a large cooler onboard.  Feel free to bring a small cooler and small bags.
  • Large meals.  It just doesn’t work well on an open, moving boat.  Keep food/snacks simple!

May food and drinks be brought on board?

All of our trips include complimentary bottled water.  Additionally, customers are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

Please remember that you will be eating/drinking on a boat that is moving, open to the wind and may or may not have a table or cup holders (we operate several vessels and each is equipped differently).  Our advice is to KEEP IT SIMPLE and don’t bring anything that you aren’t prepared to eat in your lap.  Smaller snacks and finger foods are easiest and less likely to stain your clothing and our upholstery.

For adults over 21, reasonable amounts of beer and wine are also allowed.


  • Leave the red wine at home.  On a moving boat it will stain clothing and upholstery.
  • No hard alcohol.
  • Please opt for cans and minimize glass containers in general.  Wine bottles are allowed but no beer bottles.  We will provide plastic cups if needed.

Any excessive use of alcohol will result in the immediate termination of the trip with no recourse.

Are there any age restrictions or physical restrictions?

There is no age minimum for our Fourth of July Fireworks Charters.  However, we do recommend that groups with very young children consider the total duration of this tour – upwards of 4 hrs.  And the noise from the fireworks themselves – bring ear protection for the young ones!

Those with mobility issues must be able to walk down the resort dock (which has ramps) and step up into the vessel.  Very rarely is this an issue, but it should be mentioned.  Our team will assist in any way they can to ensure those with mobility issues are comfortable.

Are pets allowed on your charters?

We do not allow dogs/pets on our Fourth of July Fireworks Charters.

In certain circumstances, we may allow dogs on some of our day time motor boat tours.  See our Scenic Boat Tours page for more information.

Do you provide life jackets for children?

Yes, we have life jackets for all shapes and sizes (even infants).  While we recommend that everybody wear a life jacket on our boats, by law only those 12 and younger have to wear one at all times.  Your boat will have enough life jackets on board for everybody in your group.  Younger children are welcome to bring their own life jacket if they are more comfortable, provided it is Coast Guard approved (no arm floaties).

Do children and infants count towards passenger capacity?

Yes.  The United States Coast Guard does not differentiate between children and adults in determining our maximum capacity.  Everybody counts.

Please note that we reduce the maximum capacity of our boats for this charter because the total duration is quite long.  This is done to maximize passenger comfort.  If your group slightly exceeds the listed capacity of a certain vessel please call us to discuss your options.

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