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Three Things To Do In Cape Cod This Summer

Cape Cod is one of New England’s top beach locations with over 40 miles of shorelines. It is home to fourteen lighthouses, the most lighthouses of any county in the country. The Pilgrim Monument, located in Provincetown, is the largest granite structure in the country. Cape Cod is also the producer of arguably some of the best potato chips in the country. While Cape Cod is most popular for its beautiful beaches and sandy shorelines, the three things you should definitely experience the next time you’re at the Cape are the food, boat tours, and fishing trips.



It may not come as a surprise but if you are at the Cape this summer, it’s a must to try out the seafood selection. There’s a huge variety of different restaurants offering a wide number of seafood options including steamed whole lobsters, clams, and mussels. Other local summer favorites include lobster rolls, fried clams, and scallops with fries or onion rings. There are also many pastries to try such as croissants, french toast, red velvet cupcakes, and the apple bear claw. You can also beat the heat and indulge in a nice summer treat with the various unique ice cream flavors you could only find at Cape Cod.


Boat Tours

While the beach and shoreline view is breathtaking, consider taking a boat tour and explore the Cape from the sea. Be sure to look out for some of the famous lighthouses spread throughout the Cape from Bourne to Provincetown, including the Nauset and Highland Lighthouse. Another option is to join a whale watch tour and get the chance to see whales, dolphins, and other aquatic lifeforms up close. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you may also consider kayaking, paddleboarding, or kitesurfing to get the full experience.


Fishing trips

If you are looking for one of the most fun, enjoyable, and memorable experiences for your friends and family this summer, consider going bay fishing with the Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters. Don’t worry if you have no previous fishing experience because Captain Bob Betti has been operating a deep sea fishing boat charter in Cape Cod for guests of all ages for over 40 years. This is one of the best summer family activities where you get the opportunity to learn about bass fishing and other aquatic life forms in the area including striped bass, bluefish, tuna, and cod. These trips are only available from May to September so make your reservation today!

Fishing Tips for First Timers

There is always a first time for everything in life and fishing is no different. Fishing is one of the most fun, exciting, and enjoyable summertime activities with your friends and family. While the professionals make it look simple, there are actually many factors involved in fishing that determine whether you would walk away with the catch of the day or going home empty handed.


Here are four useful tips for anyone who is fishing for the first time.

Proper Equipment
It is best to use a simpler rod and reel for someone with little or no previous fishing experience. Beginners should refrain from more complex reels (such as the open-faced fishing reels) because it would require more knowledge and experience to be able to successfully maneuver. The last thing you would want is for a fish to take your bait and escape because you were unable to reel it in.

Correct Knot
A properly tied knot will ensure your line will be strong, secure, and not break because of the fish. There are some knots that could be more beneficial than others depending on various circumstances. One key benefit of using the correct knot, besides having a strong connection, is that it can help swim your lure in a natural motion while flowing with the current of the water. Bass often like to face into the flow of the current when looking for food and using the correct knot can help make your lure look more appealing.

Alternating your Location
If you have not noticed any tugging or biting in your line after a reasonable amount of time, consider moving to a slightly different location to improve your results. One simple way is to cast your lure on the other side of the boat. In addition to changing your location, you could also try casting your line to the area of your left or right to see if that would change your results. You can also consider adjusting the depth level of your lure to see if you would get better results by having your lure from deeper to shallower water or vice versa.

Dressing for the Weather
The New England weather is unpredictable and could change at any given moment. It could be sunny one minute, and rainy, windy, and cold the next. Because of this, it is highly recommended to wear extra layers because the temperature out in the sea can always drop very quickly and rapidly. It is also recommended to wear boots and bring any rain gear if you have them. Make sure to tie your hair into a ponytail if you have long hair.

If you’re interested in spending the day out in the Barnstable coast this summer deep sea fishing, book your trip with Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters. Our popular Cape Cod fishing trips are only available from May to September. This is one of the best summer family activities for everyone to enjoy with the added bonus of bringing home some freshly caught tuna, bass, cod, or blue fish! Call 508-776-0350 today!

How About A Family Fishing Trip on Cape Cod?

One of the things we like best about what we do, is being able to meet lots of different people and to see them enjoy themselves.  Of course, being on beautiful Cape Cod makes the job easier.  With all the things to do, the beautiful beaches and many restaurants and shops, we love being here.

One of the favorite activities here on the Cape is fishing.  We pride ourselves on providing a great day trip for those looking to get out on the water and have some fun.  We get bass, stripers, tuna, bluefish … and we have lots of fun doing it.

A fishing charter is not only a great family activity, but it makes a great corporate outing, bachelor party, honeymoon adventure or just a day away. We thought we’d share some photos from past outings so you can see how much fun everybody has when the join us for a daytrip on the Cape.  Take a look at all those smiles!

Read what people are saying on Trip Advisor and Google!     You can make reservations here.

Time to get moving!!

What a long, rough winter we’ve had this year.  Record snows and cold had everybody hibernating!  But it’s May and the snow is gone and it’s getting warmer.  It’s time to get outside!

We’re itching to get back out there on the water and we want you to come with us. Whether you’re visiting Cape Cod for a week or a weekend this season, we’d love to see you!

Our charters are ready roll and we’re ready to have some fun.  Join us on the Escape or the Elizabeth B for a great day of fishing.  Stripers, tuna, bluefish … they’re all there. Give us a shout to book your trip today at 508 776-0350 or make a reservation here.


Let’s Get Out There!

Well, it’s warming up in Barnstable here on Cape Cod.  It has been one of those really, really long winters and we are so eager to enjoy the good temps and sunny days that Spring and Summer bring.

Of course, we love being out on our boats the Escape and the Elizabeth B.  We’re always thrilled when we hear from the family or small groups who have chartered with us for a day of deep sea fishing to let us know what a good time they had.  We hope that you plan on coming to visit with us this season too.  We’re already taking reservations, so if you know when you’re going to be here on the beautiful cape, reserve now!

And, when your trip is over, make sure to let us know how we did.  We’re on Yelp and Trip Advisor.  We appreciate your feedback.  Also feel free to share photos and stories on our Facebook or Google+ pages!  We like to see them.

Enjoy Barnstable

Did you know that Barnstable MA is the largest community on Cape Cod?  In addition to Barnstable itself, the Barnstable County is comprised of Cummaquid, Centerville, Craigville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Hyannis Port, Marstons Mills, Osterville and West Barnstable.

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Long known as a world famous tourist destination for its beaches, summer activities, restaurants, shops and lovely homes, Barnstable was originally known for its agricultural, fishing and salt works industries.

Of course, many prominent Bostonians and celebrities make summer homes here including the Kennedy family who still own their beautiful compound in Hyannis Port.

We are happy to welcome summer visitors here at Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters where we can offer a great day of fishing for your family or small group!  Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters is located in Barnstable Harbor at Barnstable Marine Services.  Come check us out and enjoy your time here on Cape Cod!  There is bass, tuna, bluefish and cod for the catching!

Getting Ready

We are really looking forward to the 2013 season.  After a long, snowy winter, it will feel really good to get back out on the water for some deep sea fishing!  We hope to see some returning friends and make some new ones!  If you are on Cape Cod this summer and would enjoy a day of deep sea fishing, give us a call!!!  Cape Cod Family Charters has several options available for your family or group outing.

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Welcome to Our Blog

Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters caters to families, corporate outings and groups of friends who are looking for a fun day of fishing on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

You have your choice of Cape Cod sport fishing between the Escape (for parties up to 6) and the Elizabeth B (for parties of 3 or less). We are a fully registered company that offers hourly trips May through September.  Tuna, Bass, Cod and Bluefish can all be found in these waters!

Capt. Bob Betti is a licensed captain by The US Coast Guard and has been fishing the Cape Cod area for over 40 years. Join us for a day of fishing and fun in the sun!

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