Wequassett Resort Exclusives

The following water activities are available exclusively for registered guests of the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club.

Morning Seal Tour

GROUP CHARTER RATES:

$38.00 per person

$30.00 (12 and under)

   Free (2 and under)

Duration:  1 hour

Join us as we travel through beautiful Pleasant Bay and the windswept dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore to view the area’s famous seal colony!  Sightings are virtually guaranteed and may include seals swimming and playing around the boat or sunning themselves on sandbars within the bay.

Offered daily.  This one-hour tour is entirely boat-based and is suitable for all ages.

If you are not a guest of the Wequassett Resort or if you simply prefer a private tour, please see our Chatham Harbor & Seal Tour instead.

Notes:

  • Please refer to our online calendar for exact departure times and availability.
  • A resort reservation number will be required at check-out to complete your reservation.
  • All charters include the services of a licensed captain and complimentary bottled water. 

Complimentary

Outer Beach Shuttle

Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited.  Please contact the Wequassett Concierge team at (508) 432-5400 to reserve your seats.

No need to deal with traffic and crowded parking lots!  Guests of the Wequassett Resort are invited to enjoy a complimentary boat shuttle to the Outer Beach, a gorgeous barrier beach located within the famed Cape Cod National Seashore.

Only 15 scenic minutes away, the Outer Beach remains blissfully uncrowded all season long and is the perfect way to spend a couple of hours or an entire afternoon.  Passengers are dropped off on the bay side, where the views of the Chatham coastline can’t be beat and the waters remain calm and shallow.  Just a short walk over the dunes, endless soft sand stretches for miles along the open Atlantic Ocean.

Please note that there are no facilities nor lifeguards at the Outer Beach.  Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and bottled water are provided.  Please see the FAQ’s below for more information.

With advance notice, picnic baskets may be prepared by the resort kitchens.  Click HERE for a copy of the Wequassett’s On-The-Water Dining Menu.

Notes:

  • The Outer Beach shuttle schedule is outlined below.  Please note that the schedule expands during the peak summer season.  
  • Seating is limited to 14 passengers per trip and reservations are required for both a departure as well as a return trip. 
  • SPRING/FALL SCHEDULE
    Departing Resort Dock
    May 20th – June 17th
    Sept 11th – Oct 10th
  • 11:00am
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 4:30pm
  • SPRING/FALL SCHEDULE
    Pick-up at Beach
    May 20th – June 17th
    Sept 11th – Oct 10th
  • 11:30am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:00pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 5:00pm
  • SUMMER SCHEDULE
    Departing Resort Dock
    June 18th – Sept 10th
  • 10:00am
  • 11:00am
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:30pm
  • SUMMER SCHEDULE
    Pick-up at Beach
    June 18th – Sept 10th
  • 10:30am
  • 11:30am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:00pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 6:00pm

Youth Sailing Clinic

CLINIC RATES:

$50.00 per child aged 8-14

  Duration:  1 hour

Learn the life sport of sailing with Down Cape’s youth sailing instruction!  Clinics are offered throughout the summer for children aged 8-14.  Our experienced instructors cover the basic principles involved, vocabulary, techniques and good seamanship.  Participants will gain on-the-water experience from the very first lesson!

This is an introductory clinic – no experience is necessary.  All participants should know how to swim and be dressed to get splashed from the waist down.

If you are not a guest of the Wequassett Resort please see our Private Sailing Lessons instead.  We also recommend private lessons for children with previous sailing experience.

Notes:

  • Please refer to our online calendar for exact departure times and availability.
  • A resort reservation number will be required at check-out to complete your reservation. 

Paddle Board Clinic

CLINIC RATES:

$50.00 per person aged 12+

  Duration:  1 hour

Our Paddle Board Clinic is perfect for those who have never paddled or SUPped before.  Participants will learn the basics of getting on and off your board and proper paddling and maneuvering techniques in this 1 hr. long introductory clinic.

Lessons start with a dry-land introduction that will includes a SUP warm-up, proper water safety, and SUP etiquette.  Then we’ll get on the water and learn how to safely get on and off the board.  You’ll go from your belly to your feet and cover proper standing technique, paddling technique, turning the board, maneuvering over and through small waves, and more depending on the level of the group.

No experience is necessary.  All participants should know how to swim and be dressed to get wet.  Reserved for guests of the Wequassett Resort aged 12 and over.

Notes:

  • Please refer to our online calendar for exact departure times and availability.
  • A resort reservation number will be required at check-out to complete your reservation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect to find on the Outer Beach?

This stretch of sand falls within the national park system, so in a word:  nature.

There are no facilities on the Outer Beach (no restaurants, restrooms, boardwalks, cabana’s, etc).  Passengers are asked to plan accordingly.  Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and bottled water will be provided by the captain.  Everything else you might want/need for a day at the beach must be brought with you.

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for BOTH a departure and return trip.  Since seating is limited at 14 passengers per trip, we ask that passengers put some thought into how long they would like to be on the beach.  We will have to hold you to your return time unless there happens to be space on an earlier/later trip.  We cannot always guarantee that such space will be available!

To make a reservation, please call the concierge team from a Guest Room phone.  Otherwise, call 508-432-5400 from an outside line.

What should I wear? What should I bring?

Passengers should dress as they normally would to go to the beach!  We always recommend one extra layer of clothing as its always a little cooler on the water.  And since you will be getting on/off the boat in ankle/shin deep water, you should be prepared to get your feet wet.

Once at the beach, your captain will offer you a beach chair, umbrella, towel and bottled water.  Depending on how long you’ll be staying, other items to consider bringing would be:

  • sunscreen
  • a hat, sunglasses
  • snacks/food
  • beach toys for kids
  • one working cellphone per group (yes, there is reception)

What are my options for food/beverages?

Boxed lunches and picnic baskets are available for order 24 hours in advance from Room Service.  Please call extension 6920 from a Guest Room phone.  Otherwise, call 508-432-5400 from an outside line.  Please let the cashier know that the boxed lunch will
be for the Outer Beach Shuttle.

Otherwise, guests can feel free to bring their own food and beverages.  Complimentary bottled water will be available.  Additionally, we recommend finger foods (small sandwiches, cheese and crackers, etc) as they are easiest to eat on a boat/on the beach.  Foods with sauces will stain clothing and upholstery so are not recommended.  For adults over 21, reasonable amounts of beer and wine are also allowed (please minimize glass containers).  No hard liquor.

Any excessive use of alcohol will result in the immediate termination of your trip.

Are there any age restrictions or physical restrictions?

There are no age restrictions for the Outer Beach Shuttle.  Groups with very young children generally opt for shorter stays (1-2 hrs).  A simple out and back boat ride (without actually getting off on the beach) is also an option for those with infants.

Please note that the soft sands of the Outer Beach are not conducive to strollers.

Those with mobility issues must be able to walk down the resort dock (which has 2 short ramps) and step down into the vessel.  At the beach, guests will step off of the boat into 6″-10″ of water.  Very rarely are these things issues, but they should be mentioned.  Our team will assist in any way they can to ensure that those with mobility issues are comfortable.

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).

Can you squeeze a 15th person onto the boat every now and then?

Unfortunately, no.  Each of our vessels is rated for a certain capacity by the United States Coast Guard and the USCG does not differentiate between children and adults.  A 14 person capacity means fourteen human beings – regardless of age.

My child is mature for his/her age. Can he/she join a Clinic if they are under the age restriction?

Sailing and Paddle Boarding require certain physical abilities that younger children often have not developed.  For the benefit of the other participants we recommend private lessons for children who are younger than our stipulated ages.

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