Can we water ski or tube ?
Sorry our insurance does not allow for the towing of any device.
We are currently not aware of any rental company that allows towing.
Do I need a license or experience to rent a boat ?
No license is necessary, however some prior
boating experience is helpful. We will rent to first time boaters if
they are confident in their ability to navigate and operate the boat.
First timers may want to consider our 16' boat as it is smaller and
easier to handle.
What will you tell us before we go out ?
After signing you in and completing about 3 minutes of paperwork
one of our friendly and highly trained staff will show you and your crew
the location of all U.S.C.G. required safety gear on the boat. The
operation of the outboard motor. Show you where and how far you are
allowed to go, show local charts , explain basic red/green buoy
navigation and a basic explanation of the GPS to aid in navigation.
*NOTE: GPS is to be considered an aid to
navigation only ,do not attempt to use the GPS/MAP for any purpose
requiring precise measurement of direction,distance,location or
topography.For safety ,always resolve any discrepancies before
Do the boats have something to keep us out of the sun ?
Yes,all except our 16' have sun tops which can also be taken down
if you love the sun.
Can we fish ?
Absolutely ! Bring your own gear or light tackle and bait are on
RTE 28 less than one mile from our docks at RIVERVIEW BAIT & TACKLE.
They will also provide local knowledge about
tackle and where the fish are. Common local fish are Striped Bass, Blue
Fish, Fluke and Sea Bass.
Can we bring our dog ?
Yes, we even have life jackets for small dogs
What are some of the places we can go ?
Depending on the boat you choose and your experience we allow up
to 10 miles from the mouth of the Bass River. This puts you in reach of the harbors of Harwichport, Chatham, Hyannis and depending
on weather conditions Monomoy Island. Or maybe just a little sightseeing
inside the protected 3 miles of The Bass River. Unfortunately the
islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are out of the rental range
Is there any place we can go to by boat to eat ?
Yes. The closest to our docks and on The Bass River in the town
of Dennis is
Sundancers; in Hyannis harbor (approx 1 hour by boat) are
also in Hyannis , the most popular is
Baxter's Fish &
Are there beaches we can get to by boat ?
Yes, the closest being "Boater's Beach" which is only 1 mile from
our docks at the mouth of The Bass River. On a favorable weather day
Monomoy Island can be reached on the west side where you walk approx 100
yards over to one the most beautiful beaches on the Atlantic. (Strict
Government regulations apply to Monomoy, please ask) Or in Hyannis
Harbor is Egg Island., which is a 1/4 mile long sandbar that is
accessible approximately 3 hours each side of low tide. You can also
anchor and swim off the boat just about anywhere in the Bass River or
Nantucket Sound. Don't worry, no sharks ! . The water temperature in the
Bass River ranges from high 60's in late June to through low 80's in
How early should we arrive before we go ?
Morning rentals can arrive anytime after 8:15 AM with an
approximate departure of 9 AM, Afternoon rentals should arrive anytime
after 12:30 with an approximate 1 PM departure. All day rentals should
arrive whenever they want after 8:30 AM. Half day rentals must return by
4:45 PM and ALL Day rentals must return by 4:30 PM. Late charges apply
to any time after this.
What should we bring with us ?
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, water, snacks or lunch, beach
towels, camera , cell phone (yes there is cell coverage everywhere on
How much gas will I burn ?
The 16' boat includes fuel. The amount of fuel depends on how far
and how fast you go. Example: 3/4 throttle only burns 1/2 the fuel as
full throttle ! The average 1/2 day rental ranges from 3 - 10 gallons
with a full day use average about 15 gallons. Marine fuel prices are
typically slightly higher per gallon than automotive gas. The boats all
leave our docks filled each rental and are refilled upon your return.
16' Center Console
- Max Capacity: 5 (4 Adults) - Morning rate $195 ($120 for two hours)
- Afternoon rate $245 ($140 for two hours) - All day rate $350
- Max 7 people
- Morning rate $250 ($140 for two hours)
- Afternoon rate $295 ($180 for two hours)
- All day rate $425
- Rates do NOT include gas
22' Boston Whaler Center Console 175
- Max 9 people
- Morning rate $295 ($160 for two hours)
- Afternoon rate $385 ($200 for two hours)
- All day rate $495
- Rates do NOT include gas
The Outrage 22 features an even deeper V hull configuration, which adds
an additional element of stability. This Outrage has a center console,
open cockpit style with ample seating for up to eight passengers. All
this combined with the unsinkability of a Boston Whaler.
24' Boston Whaler Outrage
w/ 250 HP Experienced boaters only
- Max Capacity 11 persons
- Morning rate $ 375
- Afternoon rate $ 475
- All Day rate $ 650
- sorry no hourly rates on the 24'
The Outrage 24 is our largest boat, which adds an additional
element of stability. This Outrage has a center console,
open cockpit style with seating for up to ten passengers.
This boat is fitted with a 250 horsepower outboard, which
provides plenty of power to get out and enjoy Nantucket
copyright Ship Shops Inc., Serving the Boating Needs of
Bass River Since 1928
130 Pleasant Street, Bass River, South Yarmouth, Cape Cod MA 02664
Mailing Address: PO Box 248, South Yarmouth, MA 02664