Fall is one of the best times of the year to explore the protected marshes, ponds and estuaries of Cape Cod in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). If you don’t have your own, here’s a list of companies that will rent you one. However, call first to make sure they are still open for the season.
Flyer’s Boatyard, Provincetown
(508-487-0898 x205): Rents single and double kayaks for partial and full days. Weekly rentals available too.
Bass River Cruises & Kayaks, Dennis
(508-398-0060): Hourly and full-day rentals on the Bass River.
Great Marsh Kayak Tours, Chatham/Harwich
(508-775-6447): Weekly rentals of tandem kayaks only. Also conducts kayak tours of the Great Marsh in Barnstable. Open until Oct. 25.
(800-809-1750): Full-day and weekend rentals of tandem, single and fishing kayaks. SUP rentals, too.
Chatham Kayak Company, Chatham
(508-241-5389): Hourly, full-day and weekly rentals of single and tandem kayaks. SUP rentals and lessons, too.
Goose Hummock Shop, Orleans
(508-255-2620): Kayak and SUP, lessons, tours and rentals. Half-day, full-day, and weekly rentals in the Nauset area.
Cape Cod Kayak, Falmouth
(508-563-9377): Hourly and weekly rentals of kayaks and SUPs.
Eastern Mountain Sports
(508-362-8690): Daily and weekly rental of kayaks and SUPs.
(774-722-5750) ACA, PSUPA-certified instruction school for standup paddleboarding. Teaches water safety, paddle technique, rules of the road and seaman’s etiquitte. Also runs SUP ecotours, SUP yoga and family outings.