Enjoy the 360-degree perspective from atop Sandy Neck Lighthouse and see all of Barnstable Harbor! This guided kayak excursion is a wonderful opportunity to learn about some of Cape Cod Bay's most fascinating places: the remote cottage colony, the expansive dunes, the massive Great Marsh. This tour is a truly unique experience as the lighthouse is closed to the public and only Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary has exclusive access! The tour will also explore the extensive tidal creeks of the harbor as Mass Audubon naturalists point out shorebirds, ospreys, horseshoe crabs and other creatures of the marsh. This trip is intended for those with previous kayaking experience. Participants will be required to wear life vests. Kayaks, paddles, life vests and safety equipment are provided.
Pre-registration is required. Previous (recent) kayaking experience and good swimming ability are required.
Participants must be 16 years or older to participate and 16-18 must accompanied by an adult.
All participants must complete the attached waiver in the registration document and bring it with them to the program.
What to Bring:
We provide an assortment of single and tandem kayaks, paddles and life jackets; all participants are required to wear life jackets. We recommend that you bring sunscreen, windbreaker, hat, water shoes, a snack and drinking water.
Directions to Long Pasture: Cross the Sagamore Bridge onto Cape Cod/Route 6 Mid-Cape Highway. Take exit 7. Turn right onto Willow Street. At end take a left onto Route 6A. About one mile take a right onto Bone Hill Road (you will see a large sign for the Harbor Point Restaurant and a smaller sign for Mass Audubon Long Pasture). Follow Bone Hill Road to the end where water is visible. Turn left into Long Pasture driveway (large white Sanctuary sign - 345 Bone Hill Rd.) Parking in the field to your left, and around the circular drive in front of the Visitor Center.
Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund, you must notify us of your cancellation at least 1 week before the program begins. If we cancel the program, you will receive a full refund. We reserve the right to change programs, schedules, and instructors, and to cancel programs due to low enrollment or unfavorable weather.