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 on 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 4 off-road tours you need to take during your next visit there.
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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.
This tour is best for groups and families of up to six people with moderate physical fitness.
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.
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.
You can make your 4WD bookings on Secluded Cape Cod.
Confirmation for your booking is always given at the booking time.
However, if you need to cancel, make your request prior to get a full refund.
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 season times
due to nesting shorebirds or erosion.
This one-hour daily tour is a perfect fit for all ages with moderate physical fitness.
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.
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. The tour takes a maximum of 6 people.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced reservations may require 3 days minimum with 1–2-day rentals going at first come, first served in the season.
This Jeep rental offers long-term rentals. However, you can only cancel your Jeep rental 15 days prior for a full refund.
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!
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.
This trip costs as low as $8.00 per person. The cost includes a GPS map, online support, audio, and text. However, the cost does not include food, snacks, and admission to paid attractions.
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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