When open, we are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We're also open on holidays: May 25, July 4 and Sept. 7!
Last kayaks and paddle boards go out at 4:30 p.m. daily.
Call us at (508) 362-5555 for additional information.
118 Main Street, West Dennis, MA, 02670
Bass River Kayaks & Paddle Boards is conveniently located in the middle of Cape Cod!
From Highway Route 6: Take Exit 8.
From the west, take a right off the exit ramp.
From the east, take a left off the exit ramp.
Drive for 2.2 miles on Station Avenue until you reach your 3rd set of lights. Take a left onto Main Street / Route 28.
That puts you 1 block from Bass River Bridge.
After crossing the bridge, you'll find us 1/4 mile up the street on the left in front of Sundancer's Restaurant.
Kayakers and paddle boarders can come to our office May 23 - Sept. 13, 2020 or have equipment delivered and picked up by giving us a call (for two days rental or more.)
1.5 Hr 4 Hr 8Hr
$27 $37 $62
Off-site Paddle Boards
Multi-day, Off-site Kayaks
Perfect for summer rental homes, early morning paddling, and groups!
Our high-quality kayaks have strong back support. A must for a comfortable day on the water.
Free paddle board and kayak delivery in West Dennis! Call for delivery charges to other parts of Dennis, Yarmouth, Harwich & Barnstable. Two days or more only.
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 the cape! It's a beautiful way to explore :)
~Sarah, Minnesota, July 2018
Wonderful day on Bass River for our first paddle board experience - excellent guidance and service. Highly recommend.
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. This is a family owned business (for over 30 years). Everyone was so friendly, positive, and outgoing. Our introduction to paddle boarding included a video, demonstration, and maps. They took their time explaining everything to us and were most solicitous. As we paddled on Bass River, we came across lots of kayakers and paddlers - of all ages. If you are looking for an activity on the water for the family - look no further than Bass River Kayaks. Also, in addition to the water activities, they have a nice gift store with great Cape Cod gifts to purchase. We purchased a whale for our new granddaughter!
~Goodyprue - TripAdvisor, Sept. 2018
Fun staff, great experience
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, and will return on our next Cape vacation.
~Dave, Connecticut, August 2018
Great place and friendly people
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 the river system and the safety of boating including staying away from the shipping channel.
They also sell stuff you would require on your trip from water to waterproof bags and their rates are reasonable.
Me and my wife are first time kayakers but after the the initial launch we were pros thanks to the tricks the staff taught us. I would definitely visit them then next time I'm down there.
~Bits n PCs, Canada TripAdvisor, August 2018
Great for all skill levels, friendly staff, fun activity
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 in an activity like this, and will definitely be returning next year for another outing on the Bass River! Thank you to the staff at Bass River Kayaks and see you next year!
~Jahna, New York
Paddle Board and Kayak FAQs
Q: I've never been paddle boarding before... is it hard?
A: At least half of our customers are 1st-timers! It's more challenging to learn than kayaking, but our variety of boards, and helpful tips and tricks, make it fun for the whole family! We recommend first time paddle boarders watch the instructional video in the paddle board shop, as it speeds up the learning curve!
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement?
A: Paddle boarding is slow-going for children under the age of 10. If your group is trying to explore the river, we recommend kayaking- particularly tandems (two-seater kayaks) as young kids can kick back and relax! Tow ropes are available if kids get tired in their own kayak. Life jackets are provided for all (infant jackets available.)
Q: Is there a maximum age requirement?
A: No way! Come and be our first 90-year old paddle boarder!
Q: Do you operate in the rain?
A: Generally our shop is pretty quiet when it rains. Light rain is fine-particularly if it's passing through. No water craft is allowed in the water if there is lightning.
Q: Do I need to bring anything?
We recommend a bathing suit, sunscreen, sunglasses and a bottle of water. Dozens of smart phones rest at the bottom of the Bass River...so if Instagramming your day is a must, bring a FLOATING WATERPROOF case from home, or purchase one from our shop!
Our friendly crew will provide life jackets, instructions, and equipment.
Note: We are no longer at Bass River Park (40 Main St.), right next to Bass River Bridge. There is no changing rooms, electricity, or indoor restrooms at Bass River Park. We are located at 118 Main St. (as we have been - in front of Sundancer's Restaurant) with access right on Bass River, changing room, indoor bathrooms and more.
Indoor restroom and changing room.