Great Marsh Kayak Tours

Great Marsh Kayak Tours provides kayaking tour services in Nauset Marsh, Eastham and on Parker's River, Yarmouth on Cape Cod.

Our Tours


We operate tours from two locations May–September. Both our Eastham and Yarmouth tours are 3 hours long. 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

$50 Adults
$35 Kids (age 12 and under)

Things to Know

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.

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!

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.

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.