All-terrain vehicles, four-wheel drives, and off-road tours are a great interactive and enjoyable way of exploring Cape Cod.
The best 4WD and Off-road tours in Cape Cod are Arts Dune Tours, Afam Tours, Cape Cod Jeep Rentals, Adventure Tours on Sandy Neck, and Self-Drive from Provincetown.
This article highlights the top 6 off-road tours you need to take during your next visit there.
1. Adventure Tours on Sandy Neck
Duration: 3 hours
Price scale: Contact host on Secluded Cape Cod for prices
Adventure tours is a 4WD tour that starts at the West Barnstable village store all the way to Sandy Neck Beach ORV trail. If you book more than 4 people, it becomes a private tour.
The 4WD adventure tour is best for?
This tour is best for groups and families of up to six people with
moderate physical fitness in search of a private lone time.
Things to see and during the tour
This tour offers a four-wheel drive to the beach where you can paddleboard or snorkel to see sea life, walk on the dune trails to the marsh passing through shady trees and wild cranberry bogs, and swim in the clear waters of Cape Cod Bay to cool off.
You can also relax, sit, and watch the waves.
The cost of the 4WD tour
Contact Adventure tours on their website for prices. The cost includes transportation in a Toyota Sequoia 4WD, two paddleboards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, and life jackets.
Where to get 4WD Adventure tours tickets
You can make your 4WD bookings on Secluded Cape Cod.
Confirmation for your booking is always given at the booking time.
However, for a full refund in case you need to cancel, make your request prior.
2. Arts Dune Tours
Duration: 1 hour
Price scale: Starts from $35.02 per person
Arts Dune Tours provides a guided off-road tour of the protected dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park in Provincetown. The daily tours start in March and run to mid-November with daily departures at 4 Standish St, Provincetown.
The Daily Tour includes a ride in their 6-person truck to view the dunes and falling waves as you capture each moment.
Beware that beach access may be restricted at certain times of the season
due to nesting shorebirds or erosion.
The Art’s Dune Tour is best for?
This one-hour daily tour is a perfect fit for all ages with moderate physical fitness.
Things to see and do on the Art’s Dune tour
You will be able to roll through the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District dunes, catch sight of Pilgrim Lake nestled among the dunes, and learn the unique history and ecology of the beautiful dunes.
Cost of the Art’s Dune tour
The Daily Tour costs start at $35.02 per person for an hour. However, it costs a minimum of $140.08 for 1-4 people per truck. With 5 people per truck, it costs $175.10 and $210.12 for 6 people. The tour takes a maximum of 6 people at a go.
The cost includes a tour guide, comfortable transport in an SUV for up to 6 guests, a photo stop to capture the rising and falling wave-like dunes, and the Cape Cod National Park maintenance fee.
Beware that food, beverages, or any other snacks are not included in the one-hour dune tour.
However, the dune and water tours include food but alcohol is not advised during the tour for safety reasons.
Where to get Art’s Dune Tour tickets
Online reservations are not allowed in 2021.
Call the tour hosts at 508-487-1950 to reserve your spot.
If you need to cancel your trip, do it at least 24 hours before the trip to be fully refunded.
3. Cape Cod Jeep Rentals
Duration: You can pay for as long as you need it
Price scale: Starts from $179 in season and $75 off-season a day for the 2-door jeep
Cape Cod Jeep Rentals specializes in renting Jeep Wranglers for off-road adventures to visitors. It offers enhanced 2 or 4-door Jeep Wranglers.
The jeeps are rented for any event, including family reunions, wedding getaways, a weekend out with friends, or just for fun.
Who are the Jeeps best for?
This tour in a Jeep is best suited for families, guys, and girl squads out to have fun, couples celebrating their anniversaries or weddings, and anyone out here to experience Cape Cod in a Jeep Wrangler.
You have to be 23 yrs old and over with a valid driving license, fully covered with auto insurance and credit card.
Things to do on your Jeep tour
You can drive through the magnificent Cape Cod and enjoy the views of the marsh, forests, cranberry bogs, historic centers or even go to the beach to chill and relax.
Cost of the Jeep tours
The tour costs $179 in season and $75 per day for a 2-door Jeep. Spending 2-6 days for the same jeep costs $149 per day while 7 days and above costs $899 per week.
On the other hand, 4-door Jeeps go for $209 per day in season and $95 off season. Spending 2-6 days costs $189 per day, and 7 days and above costs $1,199 per week.
In the season, advanced reservations may require 3 days minimum with 1–2-day rentals going at first come, first served.
This Jeep rental offers long-term rentals. However, you can only cancel your Jeep rental 15 days prior for a full refund.
How to book for the Jeep rentals
You can book a Jeep by dialing 508-694-5030.
Confirmation is always given at the booking time, and in the case of canceling, do it at least 15 days prior to get a full refund.
Learn more about Cape Cod Jeep rentals on their website.
4. Self-driving Tour of Cape Cod and Provincetown
Duration: 3 hours
Price scale: Starts from $8
The self-driving tour lasts approximately 3 hours as you drive through Cape Cod in your truck. With the GPS map and online support, you start your adventure at the Cape Cod Visitor Center in Barnstable, visit various stops like the Nauset Lighthouse and end your journey at the Pilgrims’ First Landing Park in Provincetown.
The tour is open for departures Monday to Sunday from 6 am- 11.30 pm daily with no expiration date!
Who is best suited for the self-drive tour?
People interested in history and immersing themselves in the Cape Cod traditions are encouraged to take this trip.
Things to see and do on the self-drive tour
You can visit the famous Cape Cod visitor center to check out the nation’s origin and the history of the Pilgrims.
Then visit the Scargo Tower to learn more about the Nauset legend and the first Nauset party who spotted the Mayflower.
You can equally stop at Harwich, Cape Cod lavender farm, Bank Street beach, First encounter beach, Nauset Light, Eastham, among other ten stopovers.
Cost of the self-drive tour
This trip costs as low as $8.00 per person. The cost includes a GPS map, online support, audio, and text. However, the cost is not inclusive of food, snacks, and admission to paid attractions.
Where to get tickets for the self-driving tour
You can book your ticket online on Get Your Guide or call Boston City Day Trips on +1 855 275 5071.
Cape Cod off-road tours offer the best way to experience the Cape right from having fun, learning the history of the Cape, to interacting with the local communities.
The best Cape Cod Off-road tours are Arts Dune tours, Cape Cod Jeep rentals, Adventure Tours on Sandy Neck, and the Self-Driving tour from Barnstable to Provincetown.
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