Explore Cape Cod by Water with Long Pasture

Cape Cod By Water

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, located on Barnstable Harbor, offers many programs that allow participants to enjoy fun learning experiences on the water.

During weekly kayak trips throughout the summer, explore remote areas of the Cape including estuaries, marshes, harbors and islands. Cruise aboard the Sea Swan out of Hyannis to learn about the marine life of Nantucket Sound. Gain your sea legs on Barnstable Harbor atop a stand-up paddleboard. Experience the Elizabeth Islands with our naturalists to learn about the unique shorebird colonies that inhabit them. 

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Long Pasture has suspended all cruises and SUP programs until further notice.


Our kayak trips around Cape Cod are a fantastic way to get your feet wet and learn about the region's dynamic ecosystem. Offered from early to late summer.


Long Pasture and Hy-Line Cruises have partnered to offer two-hour, family-friendly Aquatic Explorations Cruises on Nantucket Sound. All 2020 cruises cancelled.

standup paddleboard

The sanctuary offers stand-up paddleboard (SUP) tours with experienced instructors. SUP is a great way to explore coastal areas and provides a unique perspective from the water! All 2020 outings cancelled.


Escape to the unique Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Cape Cod.! Enjoy full-day, naturalist-led excursions on a privately chartered boat to discover the islands of Penikese and Cuttyhunk. All 2020 cruises cancelled.