Explore Cape Cod by Water with Long Pasture Naturalists

Cape Cod By Water

Mass Audubon’s 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 Long Pasture naturalists to learn about the unique shorebird colonies that inhabit them. 


Whether viewing an osprey’s nest in the spring or checking out schools of juvenile menhaden during the late-summer, Long Pasture's kayak trips around Cape Cod are fantastic ways to get your feet wet and learn about the region's dynamic ecosystem.


Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and Hy-Line Cruises have partnered to offer two-hour family-friendly Aquatic Explorations Cruises from on Nantucket Sound. 

standup paddleboard

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary offers stand-up paddleboard tours with instruction. Stand-up paddle boarding is a great way to explore coastal areas since it provides a unique perspective on the water.


Escape to the unique Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Cape Cod. Join us for one of our full-day tours on a privately chartered boat and discover the incredible Penikese and Cuttyhunk Islands on naturalist-led excursions. Tours offered on Sundays in September and early October.