Barnstable Harbor Ecotours

All aboard The Horseshoe Crab, a spacious 25-seat pontoon boat that will take camp groups through the quiet and majestic Barnstable Harbor on an exciting eco tour! Learn about wildlife, glacial history, salt marshes, and see Sandy Neck Cottage Colony and restored lighthouse. Or, sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery that will surround campers during the 2-hour ride. Boats can be chartered for other purposes too, such as a beach outing to the tip of Sandy Neck. 
Contact Info
Address: 243 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630. Barnstable County. Tel: 508-221-6126. Website: Hrs: 8AM-6PM daily. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All Grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.

Boat Excursions Fun Facts

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as a boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water.

What makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

The next time you take your campers on a boat, ask the crew how the boat’s construction helps it transport people and things across bodies of water, and what power sources it uses.