Kayak Trip: Great Island, Wellfleet

Sponsored by Wellfleet Bay


Wellfleet, Great Island


(suitable for children 12 - 17 years)


Adult $60.00, Child $60.00


Adult $70.00, Child $70.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Mainland Cape Cod's most isolated coastline, Great Island is a 3-mile barrier beach and island system separating Cape Cod Bay from Wellfleet Bay. Our aim is to paddle out of the Herring River basin and along the glacial bluffs of Great Island.

Because of sections that may be affected by both tide and wind, this trip requires moderate, sustained paddling. Bring your own boat or use one of ours. Recent paddling experience and the ability to swim is required of all paddlers.

Instructions and Directions:

Pre-registration is required. Recent paddling experience and good swimming ability are required. To ensure the safety of all participants, the kayak trip leader reserves the right to deny further participation to paddlers who do not demonstrate adequate paddling ability. Directions to the meeting place will be given upon registration.

This trip meets at the Great Island Trailhead parking lot, off Chequessett Neck Road in Wellfleet. See link provided in map.

Please arrive on time for the start of the program. Note that the ending time for kayak trips is approximate. We make every effort to finish the trip by the ending time listed but because we are dealing with wind, tide and differing degrees of experience on the part of the participants, there is always the possibility that the trip will run longer than anticipated. For this reason, we suggest that you not count on the trip ending at the time listed and plan accordingly.

Participants may choose among available single kayaks or bring their own kayak. All equipment is provided; all participants must wear life jackets. We recommend that you bring sunscreen, windbreaker, hat, and drinking water. There are no facilities, such as restrooms or water fountains, at the meeting places.

Please note our cancellation policy: In order to receive a refund, you must notify us of your cancellation at least 7 days 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.

Registration is required.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

P.O. Box 236, State Highway Rte. 6
South Wellfleet, MA 02663