One of the best ways to see the Cape in all it’s splendor and natural beauty is from a kayak. There are many ways to kayak around Chatham and one of the best options is located just down the road about ¼ mile from our Cape Cod Inn. You can launch your kayak right from the boat landing off of Old Harbor Road and paddle in the harbor and up to the fish pier near the current cut of Nauset Beach and out around the Chatham Lighthouse for those with experience.
In addition to paddling on one’s own kayak you can rent a kayak, tour or take guided lessons from some of our wonderful local operators. One of the largest is Goose Hummock located in Orleans (just a 15 minute drive from the Inn), they offer a schedule of tours, lessons, and rental options. The tours are of Town Cove, Pleasant Bay, and Nauset Marsh. The tours are guided and last 2-3 hours and he are lessons and tours offered 7 days a week. The website for Goose Hummock is www.goose.com Guests of the Carriage House Inn receive a 10% discount off of all tours.
Another great option for kayaking is renting a kayak from Nauti Jayne’s boat rentals out of the Wequassett Inn, located about 3 miles up the road from us on Pleasant Bay. This is for those who want to paddle on their own and explore the beautiful waters of Pleasant Bay. The absolutely best thing about kayaking on the bay is before or after you can enjoy lunch or dinner at the Wequassett Inn’s Outer Bar and Grille. We love their fried clams, lobster salad, and homemade ice tea served with a simple syrup. Plus there is a view of a 4 million dollar pool area, fire pit and waterfalls.
Paula & Tim MillerThe Carriage House InnYour Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast