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Bass River Kayaks, Cruises and Paddleboards

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118 Main St, West Dennis, Dennis, MA 02670-2213
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We loved renting paddle boards from here to take down the river! It is easily accessible and the crew does an awesome job at getting you all set up with a map, life jacket, board, directions, instructions, etc. I highly recommend doing this while in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sjnickers
Reviewed September 6, 2018

My husband and I are senior citizens who love kayaking. We have never tried paddle boarding. We decided to give it a try and went to Bass River Kayaks in West Dennis. Everyone was wonderful and so helpful explaining the techniques to use to us....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank goodyprue
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We enjoyed an afternoon kayaking with the help of Bass River Kayaks. Their friendly staff outfitted us, pointed out scenery and provided a waterproof map of the river and places to explore. Great prices, including reasonable pricing for cold drinks. We had a fun time,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wheezy_Dave
Reviewed August 31, 2018

I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Hyannis. The staff will try to get you in and out onto the lake with the least amount of fuss. They have a great inventory of sea going vessels. They have a short instructional course of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bits n P
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We walked in as total novices and had an amazing day! The staff were amazing - friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. The waterway was calm and safe, and even the fellow kayakers were friendly as they paddled by. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to partake...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jahna R
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I had been researching SUP rentals all summer. Bass River was reasonably priced, fun and convenient. The stuff was friendly and informative!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann L
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I have used this outfit multiple times to paddle board while on Cape Cod. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The paddle boards are of good quality. Prices are very fair. Snacks, water and accessories (eg waterproof bags for your cell phone) are available....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Anthony K
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Rented a tandem kayak and 2x paddleboards for the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids - 13 & 10). After a bit of a slow start whilst we novices worked out what we were doing, we had a really fun 90 minutes out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CTID73
Reviewed August 4, 2018

My friends took me here for my birthday. I am a big guy (6' 2" and 300 pounds) and have never kayaked. It was GREAT! They gave my the right kind of kayak, taught me to paddle and told us everything we needed to know...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ken L
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Five of us rented two paddle boards and three kayaks and we brought two more of our own kayaks to launch from here. They have high quality equipment (same as what we brought) and did a great job of getting us going. They are right...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Port J
Many boaters are expressing frustration due to kayak and paddle board renters traveling in the clearly marked boating Channel on the Bass River. We've heard some renters say "you don't own the river" when we've politely suggested to them to safely travel outside of the boating Channel when you see boaters in their designated areas. For their own safety, kayak and paddle board renters should be educated to stay out of the boating Channel and safely near shore. Can an educational program be given to each renter before someone gets accidentally injured ??? It Only takes one accident to spoil a fun day on the water. Tourists need to be educated... Who should provide that education? Hopefully you will take that responsibility seriously so that everyone can enjoy a great day and feel safe on the water. Thanks!
August 24, 2016|
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Response from uktravailer | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, to a point. I can only speak for my own trip but we were clearly instructed by the staff to keep outside the boating channel and we did this to the best of our ability. One potential problem though is that the... More
July 23, 2015|
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Response from Rvr C | Property representative |
Kayaking is the easiest- between kayak, canoe, and paddle board. The 13 year old might like to try paddle boarding since it's a new sport & very popular right now- you could always rent a 2 solo kayaks and a paddle board... More