If you are on a pond you don't have to worry about tides, and typically the trees provide the most wind cover for windier days. If you are adventuring in an area that has tides we recommend as a general rule of thumb to leave about three hours before high tide so that way you are able to take advantage of the slack tide. If you need a recommendation we have a rental tab or if you would like to explore the Nauset Marsh at Hemenway Landing we have a very informative page on routes based on experience, best times to leave, and safety information under the safety tab.
The strongest flood and ebb currents usually occur before or near the time of the high and low tides. The weakest currents occur between the flood and ebb currents and are called slack tides and typically occur half way between the tide peaks. Same tides are set about 12 hours apart from each other and tides each day are set forward about 55 minutes. So if high tide is at 10 AM it would also approximately be at 10 PM the same day, and 10:55 AM/PM the following day.
We use www.capetides.com and input Wellfleet as the location. When taking routes and information off our website it is relative to Cape Tides, Wellfleet.
Yes, the tides change each day and are set back approximately 55 minutes each day, similar to how sunrise and sunsets change slightly, but not nearly as drastic, each day as well. So if high tide is at 10 AM it would also approximately be at 10 PM the same day, and 10:55 AM/PM the following day.
Yes tides are the same time on both sides of the Cape, but the tide affects the bayside much more than the oceanside. Tides can also be off set based on the environment the water is rushing into or out of.
It depends on your level of experience paddling, whether you are in a kayak or standing on a paddleboard, and the location of your adventure. Typically, more experienced paddlers can paddle in winds up to 15mph, and, we don't recommend beginingers go out along in winds over 12mph. We also do not rent when winds are at the higher limit. However, if you are wanting to go out and adventure on a windier day, kayaking is always easier than paddleboarding in winds, so are ponds as compared to more open areas like bays, which provide little tree cover when contrasted with ponds.
You should read all of our safety information. It is your responsibility to know wind conditions, currents (if applicable), sun and heat dangers and how to mitigate them, among other safety knowledge that should be acquired before your adventure!
Depending on windchill it could be much cooler on the water but you should account for about a ten degree difference on an average day with light wind. Dressing in layers is always a good idea as well as bringing a dry towel you should consider leaving on shore for after your paddle.
No our sit on top kayaks are super simple to figure out and our staff is always able to give a demonstration of how to use the equipment if needed. Our stand up paddle boards are sturdy and are easy to balance on and have easy carry handles.
We offer private lessons of 2 or more people for both kayaking and paddle boarding.
We also offer professionally guided kayak tours of Nauset Marsh if you want to adventure our with our knowledgable tour guides/instructors.
Give us a call or we prefer if you shoot us a text!
Please include first and last name, a good email and phone, the desired rental(s) with dates and times. A team member will reach out to you to confirm your reservation or you can book online!
We will email you a confirmation and a receipt if payed by card and we will be in touch before your rental to make sure everything runs smooth and you are fully prepared for your trip. We will reach out typically the evening before your reservation, and again the day of.
Yes we do! Free local delivery Wellfleet to Orleans.
Typically we do one route several times a day beginning with
Wellfleeet around 9AM
Eastham around 10AM
Orleans around 11AM
But we do our best to accommodate the date and time of your adventure so please book your preference and we will reach out ty?pically the evening before your reservation, and again the day of.to let you know of any changes to your delivery time. We ask you to be understanding of traffic and our delivery route when utilizing our free delivery/pick-up service.
The shortest rental duration we offer is 4 hours long, however you can always schedule with your delivery driver an earlier pick-up time or if you self-loaded the rental(s) just bring them back when your done! The same goes with full day rentals that are up to 8 hours long!
We offer rentals by the 3-day, week and longer, as well as custom durations.
Yes! Just give us a call or text to add to your current reservation, we are always happy to accomondate depending on our availibility.
All cancellations, whether full cancellations or just a partial cancellation follow the same policy.
Cancellation: within 48-hours of rental start date are charged at full cost, and all other cancellations are charged a 50% fee.
We have sit on top and more traditional sit inside kayaks, however, we do not guarantee a specific model for your reservation. We do our best to accommodate preferences, but it is NEVER a guarantee. Please be understanding of this as our inventory is always changing and growing. Most of our kayak inventory can be found under the "Our Fleet" tab.
SIT ON TOP kayaks leave your legs free from an enclosed cabin and you feel like you are sitting on top of the water. They have supported back seats with natural divits as replacements for foot pegs. They also have convenient dry docks in between your legs. Futhermore, drain holes ensure any water that collects in the kayak is quickly drained without return of water. They are light and a great option for all ages, whether its kids wanting to jump on and off, or older adults who may have a more difficult time getting inside a more traditional kayak.
SIT INSIDE kayaks are more traditional. They offer a dry dock typically at the back of the kayak, and also offer a molded seat with support and adjustable foot pegs. The major downside to a more traditional sit inside kayak is the worry of water collecting inside the cabin potentially sinking the kayak and the fact they are more difficult to get inside and out of.
Each rental will come with one lifejacket per seat, and one paddle per seat. This means single kayaks come with the lifejacket and paddle, same with stand up paddle boards. Tandem kayaks are the only rental that come with two lifejackets and two appropriate paddles.
Additional Paddles $5/day
Additional Lifejackets $5/day
40% Max Deet Bug Spray *highly recommended $10
50spf Coppertone Sunblock $10
Beach Towels $15
10L Dry Bags $5+
Waterproof Phone Pouches $5+
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