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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!

Summer Company Corporate Social Event

The warm weather is fast approaching and it’s almost time to swap the winter jacket and snow boots for some short sleeves and a nice pair of sunglasses. What better way to get out of the office than to spend a nice and warm day this summer on the Barnstable coast with your colleagues? If you are looking for a truly unique experience for your next company event, consider booking one of the corporate fishing charters offered by the Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters.

Here are four ways it which company sponsored events can be beneficial for your employees and organization.

Relaxing and Unwind
The perfect way to help employees recharge their battery and relieve stress is finding a way to combine work and play. Summer recreational activities such as spending the day in Cape Cod deep sea fishing is an excellent way to help employees relax and unwind, enjoy the summer weather, while still utilizing and improving their mental and physical focus.


Interpersonal Relationships
Company events provide the opportunity for colleagues to develop better interpersonal relationships by helping to bring everyone closer together. In addition, company events that focus on employee relationships and team building help strengthen the bond, loyalty, and relationship of everyone within the company.


Recognizing Success and Accomplishments
There is no better way to show your employees you appreciate their contribution than by providing a reward to them as a group. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and recognize the success and accomplishments of the company while still acknowledging everyone’s hard work as a team. While every employee’s contribution is crucial, it is important to be able to improve the morale and motivation of the whole team.


Employee Happiness
How often do you hear employees say “I love my job?” While compensation and benefits are important, employee happiness should never be neglected because it helps employees build long-term trust and loyalty with the organization. Employees that are happy will be less inclined to leave their employers and thus result in a lower turnover rate and a decrease in turnover cost for the company. This is very beneficial because it will help the company avoid the cost of acquiring new employees and use those resources to further grow the company.

Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters has been proudly serving the greater Barnstable area for all groups and outings. We provide the opportunity to spend a day on the Cape Cod waters on one of our charter boats catching striped bass, tuna, and bluefish! Our daily charters run for 4, 5, 6, or 8 hours. We only offer trips from May to September so make your reservation today!

Fresh Striped Bass = Great Summer Dish

The striped bass is a fish that is native to the U.S. and Canada. It is a prized fish in Massachusetts since the time of the colonial settlement and was also a common food source for the native Americans. Currently, commercial and residential fisheries take in over 170,000 striped bass each year. You would generally need a license to fish for striped bass but if you are not licensed, consider spending a day in the Barnstable Harbor with Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters this summer.


Striped bass generally weigh around 50 pounds. Although rare, some striped bass can even weigh over 100 pounds. Female striped bass are usually much larger than males. The body of a typical striped bass usually has a blue or olive colored tone with around seven horizontal stripes that run across the body.

Striped bass is an excellent food source because of its many health benefits including low calories, high protein, and a moderate level of unsaturated fat. Striped bass provides a great source of Omega-3, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and Vitamin B-12, which promotes red blood cells and improves the nervous system.


Grilling is an excellent way to cook striped bass in the summer. You can create a simple and delicious recipe by marinating the bass in lemon juice, oregano, garlic, and a little bit of oil for about 30 minutes before placing it on the grill. Other options to cook your striped bass include baking it in the oven or pan frying under medium heat.

If you are interested in the opportunity to catch your own striped bass for yourself, friends, and family to enjoy, Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters can help! Our boat charters are an excellent choice for summer friends and family activities. Make your reservation!

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.


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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Deep Sea Fishing Charters are a Hit on Cape Cod

See what some of our guest fishermen had to say when they enjoyed a charter with Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters:

“Thank you for making my husband’s day so special. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves.” - Pat

“The guys had a blast today and I am sure you will see us again in the future!! Thanks for the wonderful trip they will remember it forever, we have your brochures and will tell all our fishing friends!!” - Kirstin

“We had the best time. Thanks so much! If we go back to the Cape next year, which we hope to do, we’ll definitely call you.” – Dan

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“We would like to thank you very much for making our holiday (honeymoon) the day we spent fishing was our highlight. And I still can’t get over the size of that FISH!!” - Deirdre and Paul

“Captain Bob, Thanks for the great pic and for an enjoyable day on the water. I’m back in Houston now, but the boys had a great time and we hope to make the trip an annual deal. Nick, best wishes for success at Maine Maritime. If I can be helpful to you in the future, feel free to reach out.” - Quinn

“Captain Bob – Wire Man Nick Great day on the water – Thanks a Bunch for a great day. Great Day. Great Boat. Great Crew. Thanks a Bunch!!!” - Jeff

Fishing charters available in Barnstable MA on Cape Cod.  Tuna, Bass, Cod, and Bluefish are waiting.  A great family vacation day trip or group outing!

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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