Cape Cod Waterways!

Located in the heart of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Waterways is proudly operating for more than 35 years! Swan River is our main boating post which is the only spot where you can easily access the river with the help of our knowledgeable, well-trained, and dedicated team that will extend beyond their ways to offer unparalleled service to every customer and ensure that your visit is enjoyable. With safety always the first priority, our team will recommend a route on which to go and suggests equipment that is well-suited to each individual.

Our team is confident that you will enjoy the scenery and wildlife that Swan River has to offer. The river is a unique and tranquil way to experience nature!

Your choice of a Kayak, Canoe, Stand up Paddle Board, or Pedal Boat your way around the Swan River at your leisure or utilize the river as part of your personal exercise regimen.

Cape Cod Waterways is proud to be a part of making great memories in Cape Cod every summer and for many years to come!

Come and visit us. Fun and enjoyment for all ages!

Find Serenity on the

Swan Pond River and the Bass River at
Cape Cod Waterways Boat Rental.

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Swan Pond River

The Swan Pond River wanders its way past islands and acres of conservation land to reach the tidal flats and sandbars of the Nantucket Sound.

For more than 35 years, visitors to the Cape have been able to escape to its tranquil waters and natural beauty with a kayak, canoe, stand up paddle board, or pedal boat from Cape Cod Waterways Boat Rental. Located at 16 Route 28 in Dennis Port, MA, right on the Swan Pond River’s shoreline, this spot, complete with docks for a dry easy launch, makes an outing on the river a breeze.

“From our location people can enjoy a relaxing paddle either up to the islands of Swan Pond, or down to the mouth of the river on Nantucket Sound, in about an hour and half”
says owner Dan Pogorelc.

The River is affected
by the ebb and flow
of the Sound’s
tidal changes.


Based on that day’s tidal flow, the staff of Cape Cod Waterways Boat Rental is happy to make recommendations on the best course to chart for a relaxing paddle out on the river.

With acres of conservation land lining the shores of the river, there’s plenty of opportunity to spy on the area’s natural wildlife in action. Sightings of waterfowl, including herons, hawks, mallards and geese are virtually guaranteed. Inside the facility’s outfitting area is a chart to help identify some of the common birds to the area.

Heading south down the river toward Nantucket Sound boaters will pass spectacular homes set back from the water.

“As a matter of courtesy and out of respect for the wildlife we ask that our guest don’t stop on the private docks or the conservation land especially the narrow rivulet path while enjoying their outing,” notes Dan.

“However, there is a great little town beach on the west bank of the river just before you reach the Sound that is open to everyone to enjoy,” says Dan.

“There is also a temporary sand bar that forms at the mouth of the river which is open for people to pull the boats up on and enjoy a swim,” continued Dan.