See you this summer for our 2021 season!

Great Marsh Kayak Tours

Great Marsh Kayak Tours provides kayaking adventures on Cape Cod in the towns of Eastham through the Nauset Marsh and Yarmouth down Parkers River.

Our Tours


Both our and tours operate through the summer season and are approximately 3 hours long. View our summer schedule and check out more details by selecting a location below!

Eastham Tour
in Nauset Marsh

Launch into Eastham's Nauset Marsh and paddle through the various tidal channels towards the outer beach and Atlantic Ocean. On this journey we will encounter various shorebirds, marine creatures and may encounter the resident seals!

Yarmouth Tour
on Parker's River

Take an easy stroll down Parker's River in Yarmouth which mixes Cape Cod living with beautiful marsh lands. On our way out to Seagull Beach we will experience many different shorebirds and get up close and personal with our resident Osprey!

Tour Rates

$70 Adults
$45 Kids (age 12 and under)

Things to Know

COVID-19 Update

We are opening for the summer 2021! We are excited to explore the beauties of the Cape Cod marshes with you! We want everyone to have a fun and memorable experience, and safety is our number one priority, so we are following Massachusetts state guidelines and are taking some additional precautions:

  • The maximum tour size is now 10 people (including the guide) to promote proper social distancing. (Sign up now before they fill up!)
  • We meet at the water, so we will be outside for the entirety of our adventure together. The CDC guidelines state that you no longer need to wear a mask when outside.

We ask that we all work together to stay safe and follow these guidelines, promote social distancing and limit contact with others. Let's all have a great time on the water while also being safe!

What to Bring

We will be exposed to the elements while we're out exploring Cape Cod's wonders for about 3 hours. It is important to come prepared with the necessary items to make your journey more enjoyable!

Water and Snacks

We'll be paddling some distance, so you'll want some water to stay hydrated and you may want to bring some snacks for when we take a break on the beach.

Sun Protection

The sun can be very intense out on the water, so make sure you bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Appropriate Clothing

You'll want to wear some clothing that is fine getting wet, like a bathing suit, a quick-drying shirt, and footwear that can get wet (flip-flops, watershoes, etc).

What we Provide

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Life jackets
  • Dry bags

We provide everything you need to have fun and stay safe on the water. We have both single and tandem kayaks from which to choose. We suggest children enjoy the tour in a tandem with an adult. Please feel free to reach out and find the best tour time for you and the kiddos.

Before we head out from shore, we'll give some instructions and tips on how to properly use your kayak paddle to maneuver your boat properly.

Everyone in a vessel is required to wear a life jacket while on the water.

We also provide dry bags you can use to keep anything dry that you may want to bring along with you.

Tidal Flow

The tide flows in and rushes out through the marshes, exposing two totally different ecosystems; sand flats at low tide and deep marsh channels at high. Especially in Nauset Marsh at our Eastham location, we book our tours the best we can to follow the ever-changing high or low tidal flow. This provides the most enjoyable experience for our paddlers as we use the tidal flow of Mother Nature to aid us in our paddling as much as possible while still getting a nice workout!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions about which tide is best suitable for your group!

When to Arrive

Please arrive to your specified tour location 30 minutes prior to your departure time to allow time to prepare for our adventure! See the tour details above for the exact meeting location for each tour.

Gift Cards

Digital gift cards are available to share the adventure of the cape air with a special person.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are accepted 48 hours before your scheduled kayak tour to receive a full refund. Please contact us and we will work to satisfy your situation.

Our tours are dependant on good weather. In the event of a last minute cancellation due to bad weather, we will first work to reschedule you for another day or we will refund your complete deposit.