Whether you’re looking to paddle the South River, surf the waves or explore Humarock on two-wheels, our attached Watersports Center has everything you need for an action-packed vacation. But there are also many opportunities to experience our area’s HumHappy mood within a short distance of our Boathouse. If you’d like to venture out, sightsee, or plan a special adventure, below are a few suggestions for touring and playing. Share the photos you take by tagging us on our Instagram page (#HumHapy).
Joe Cordeiro's half and full-day fly fishing guide trips and special fly tie & fly fishing combo excursions begin at the Humarock Boathouse and extend to nearby Humarock Beach and the South River.
Crawford Boat Building (0.2 miles)
1240 Ferry St., Marshfield. (781) 837-3666
Just across the Sea Street Bridge, right on the South River, you’ll discover one of the country’s premier sailboat builders, Roger Crawford, and his apprentice, Oliver Berry, building their world-famous Melonseed skiffs. They are continuing the craft of boat building on the river that dates back to the 1600’s. Recognized by many to be the finest traditional sailboats in their category, a quick tour of this impressive boat shop is likely to make a sailing enthusiast out of anyone. Their impressive website includes sailing slideshows, videos, podcasts and more.
Travel north along Central Avenue all the way to the end and you’ll arrive at Fourth Cliff Family Recreation Area (a U.S. military campground) with sensational views of the South River, the “Spit” and the Atlantic Ocean.
Located at the confluence of the North and South Rivers and the northern limit of Cape Cod Bay is “The Spit.” This silky, tidal sand bar is a favorite destination for vacationers, beach-goers and explorers. Accessible only by boat, this “island oasis” is a summertime playground for boating, fishing, playing and grilling. Hunt for hermit crabs, explore tidal pools, socialize and relax on this pristine, powder white sandbar. Be sure to ask us about delivering your paddleboard or kayak to the Driftway launch ramp in Scituate, where you can paddle to the Spit and spend the day playing.
Take a break from the beach and perfect your swing at this 18-hole course just five miles northwest of Humarock in the town of Scituate, MA.
What is a New England vacation without a whale watch? South of Humarock, in the town of Plymouth, you can board a whale watch boat and head out for a breathtaking adventure. Most tours head for Stellwagen Bank, north of Provincetown, which The World Wildlife Fund ranks as one of the top ten whale watching spots in the world.