When most people think of Cape Cod, there are certain images that are conjured up in the mind. The first is always the scenery. It’s undeniable that we in Cape Cod have some of the best scenery in all seasons of the year. For others, it’s fantastic food. When you are so close to the water as well as so many incredible farms, it’s easy to see why so many people love eating at our local delicious restaurants. However, for us at Chatham Gables Inn, we love all of the activities. There are so many fun things to do here in Cape Cod! When our guests ask us for suggestions on how to fill their time here with us, there are a lot of ideas that we can come up with right off the bat. With the weather getting warmer one of our top suggestions is going on a Cape Cod sailing trip.
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A Cape Cod sailing trip is one of the best ways to get to know our area and truly relax while doing it. When you are on a Cape Cod sailing trip, it can bring about so many feelings that all can be settled during one, or more, trips. The first is utter relaxation. There is something about the movement of the waves and the sounds that they make that can put anyone in an ultimate relaxed state. The next feeling is entertainment. You can see so many things while you are on a Cape Cod sailing trip. You can see animals, the coastline, as well as beautiful homes. Lastly, you can feel a sense of pride and history. Hundreds of years ago Americans, as well as those immigrating to America, all came through these waters in search of a better life here in Cape Cod.
Now let’s move on to the great companies that can take you on a Cape Cod sailing trip.
One company that offers amazing Cape Cod sailing trips is Cape Sail, located in Brewster. What sets them apart from other companies is that they offer Cape Cod sailing trips from a couple of hours to overnight. If you choose a day charter, the most popular trip is a fun 3-hour cruise aboard Sabbatical, a rugged Southern Cross sailboat. You will depart from Harwichport’s beautiful Saquatucket Harbor into the Nantucket Sound. From there you can go to Monomoy Island for some great bird watching at the National Wildlife Sanctuary or you can go to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.
Lastly, check out Outer Cape Sailing. They have so many options to choose from when it comes to a Cape Cod sailing trip. When you go on a day sailing trip, depending on where you go, you can go ashore and have a picnic, or you can go and see some of our sea animals like seals and sometimes a whale or two. Another thing that is great about Outer Cape Sailing is that they offer lessons as well. You can get qualified to operate a small boat, level one, with a quick 2-hour course. You can also choose to operate a basic Keelboat. Be sure to check out all of the things you will learn in a short period of time!
When you have a great activity like going on a Cape Cod sailing trip it’s easy to see why we at Chatham Gables Inn chose activities as our favorite part about Cape Cod. When it comes to visitors, one of their favorite things about Cape Cod is coming to stay with us. We make sure our guests needs are always met and we always are there with impeccable service and a smile. Check out our cozy guest rooms and our beautiful gardens. Each morning you wake with us, you will be greeted with a delicious breakfast to help your day get off on the right foot. Contact us today and come enjoy all of the aspects of what makes Cape Cod a perfect vacation destination.
Photo by: Feliks Tsadkin