New England Boating TV: Bass River, MA

In this episode of New England Boating TV, co-hosts Parker Kelley and Tom Richardson visit the Bass River, which flows for 11 miles between the towns of West Dennis and Yarmouth before entering Nantucket Sound.

NEBO T.V. Bass River
NEBO T.V. Bass River

As you’ll see, the river is a boater’s paradise, and features several good launch ramps and kayak put-ins along its lower portion. Parker and Tom get a tour of the river with local experts Dewitt Davenport and the Collins family, who show off the waterway’s many attractions, including Boaters’ Beach, the Summer Shanty restaurant at the Bass River Marina, the historic windmill and a great place to go tubing inside the river.

They also get a seal show and fish for striped bass in the rips off Monomoy Island, just a few miles from Bass River. Last but not least, Tom paddles the river courtesy of Bass River Kayaks.