Ben started Paddle Cape Cod MA the summer after graduating from the local public high school here in Eastham, Nauset Regional. In the beginning seasons, the company started as a delivery service with the boats stored and cleaned at his home. Ben attended his first year at Harvard College in the Fall of 2019 as a member of the Class of 2023; however, the coronavirus abruptly sent most students home to study online, which Ben did while maintaining straight As.
After his second season in 2020, Covid-19 uniquely allowed Ben the opportunity to take a step back from his academic studies and take a leave of absence to tackle some personal goals as well as grow his company further. In 2021, he welcomed a knowledgable team, including tour guides, and expanded the business inventory to include nearly sixty kayaks and stand up paddle boards. He made the decision to take another leave of absence from college for an additional year to further pursue both professional and personal goals.
Over the last winter, Ben grew Paddle Cape Cod MA again. He is excited to have opened his first brick-and-motor retail location at 4730 State Hwy Building B Eastham MA, 02642 for the Summer of 2022. Dubbed the "Beach Shop and Local Artisan Market" it truly is your one stop shop for everything before and after the beach-- from boogie boards, to beach games, and Sun Bum, we have it all! Expanding his rental service, we offer "Rent Your Beach Day" with varying sizes of YETI coolers, the Great Island Cape Cod Beach Chair Backpack, Baja beach blankets, and sturdy beach umbrellas. His focus is quality and supporting locals first, so when you shop throughout the store look for over two dozen local business pop-ups; it's integrated throughout from local beach towels (Chatham, MA), and zipper bags (Brewster, MA) to Cape Shark Clothing (Chatham, MA) and artisans like artists, photographers, local honey farms (Harwich, MA), handcrafted soaps (Wellfleet, MA), candles (Marstons Mills, MA) and so much more.
Ben's passions beyond being on the water include business, spending time with friends around bon fires, riding his motorcycle, and throwing the tennis ball for his dog, Bruno. He is always looking to expand his network.
I am a retired Engineer who, with my wife Kitty and our sons, has called Eastham
“home” for almost three decades.
My love of kayaking began when I accepted an invitation from UCLA to try out for
collegiate crew. Rowing for UCLA, I discovered the exhilarating sensation of flying
on water when human muscle and poise are in harmony with a fragile boat. Thirty
years later, I accepted a friend’s invitation to try kayaking, rekindling my sensation
of flying on water. Kayaking quickly became a favorite pastime for Kitty and me to
fly away fro the madding crowd.
With the sensation of flight and freedom kayaking offers, a bad day on the water
beats a good day at the office for me hands down. My desire for you is to make any
time you join me on the water a great time.
John is CPR and First Aid Certified by the Red Cross. This is his second season with Paddle Cape Cod Ma.
This is Cece’s first summer with Paddle Cape Cod MA, and she is excited to share her passion for adventure and exploring the outdoors with others!
Cece grew up in Andover, MA but spent her summers at her Grandparents’ home in Harwich Port. She recently graduated with a Masters in Elementary Education from Merrimack College while teaching third grade.
In addition to leading tours, Cece runs an Etsy shop where she sells funny t-shirts, sweatshirts, and digital downloads online. On her days off, Cece enjoys roller blading, painting, hanging at the beach, and searching for the best sunset spots on Cape.
Take a tour or book a rental with Cece this summer!
Cece is CPR and First Aid certified by the Red Cross.
My wife Diane and I have enjoyed summering and paddling on Cape Cod for 35 years.
After recently retiring as an engineer at Raytheon, we began to winter in Charleston SC, but continue return each summer and fall to beautiful Brewster MA. In addition to my cape paddling, I’ve enjoyed many years exploring the Blackstone, Charles and Connecticut rivers, and also enjoy occasional wilderness canoe trips to the Adirondacks, New Hampshire, and northern Maine. More recently, I’ve been exploring the blackwater rivers of the Carolina “low country” and section backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.
This is my first year guiding paddle tours with Paddle Cape Cod MA. I thoroughly enjoy working with their experienced and fun-loving team and especially enjoy our Nauset Marsh touring area, which is among the most beautiful and wild places on the Cape! I look forward to a year of meeting interesting clients and sharing great paddling adventures.
Phil is CPR and First Aid Certified by the Red Cross.
My husband and I moved to the Cape in September of 2005 from Western Massachusetts. We enjoyed the sailing life aboard a 36 foot Moody for about 10 years, sailing from Watch Hill Rhode Island, to Block Island, to Martha’s Vineyard and Long Island.
After the “sailing bug” left us we traveled the Northeast in our RV and enjoyed many New England sites. We now enjoy our relaxing life on Cape Cod with our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Clare.
Before our retirement, I worked in the Mental Health field for most of my life.
This will be my first summer working at Paddle Cape Cod and am looking forward to a new adventure.
Courtney lives in Orleans and is a current student at Nauset Regional High School. She is annually employed by Charles Moore Areana in Orleans, MA the local skating rink. She skates hockey casually.
She is a regular volunteer at Wildcare, in Eastham where her father and her frequently rescue hurt animals in distress across the Cape. Her favorite animals include squirrels, chipmunks, turtles, and all birds, especially owls. You can also find her volunteering to score keep games at the rink.
When she is not in the community, Courtney is relaxing on the Nauset outer beach. Her family is lucky enough to own a dune shack out in Orleans, where she hosts the best bon fires on late nights.
At Nauset, she is involved in softball, is the manager of the Hockey Team and is a leader among her peers.
Courtney's passions beyond being on the water include her traveling sports team and driving around the back-roads of the Cape jamming to her favorite play lists.
This is Brady’s first summer with Paddle Cape Cod MA. He grew up in Northborough, MA, but he has been going to his house in Eastham each summer for the last ten years.
He is currently a sophomore business major at UMass Amherst. He grew up playing many sports such as baseball, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, and ran cross country.
Brady is exciting to be working at Paddle Cape Cod MA and around the water this summer as he enjoys fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, skim boarding, and surfing.
His favorite beach is the one right near his house, Thumpertown Beach, and his favorite spot to get food on Cape is Good Eats on 6. Stop by the shop and come say hi.
Linda has lived in Wellfleet for over 35 years! We think she's earned the title true Wellfleetian!
She has a background in design, architecture and real estate. She loves the out doors and has traveled all around the world. She just came back from the amazon and Machiu pichiu (pictured).
Linda is excited to join the Paddle Cape Cod team this summer! Stop by and say hi at the shop.
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