Life is a little better out on the bay!

Whether you’re new to boating or it’s just been a while, there’s no time like the present to get back on the water. Our adult programs are taught in small groups in a variety of boats, and offer a welcoming environment to learn the basics, sharpen existing skills, or explore new interests. Adult programs are open to those 18 years and older.

Adult Sailing

This class is designed both for beginners who are just learning the basics, and intermediates who are ready for more advanced skills such as racing and spinnakers. Evening lessons are a great way to enjoy twilight on the Bay! (Monday-Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm (time changes to 5-7pm in August); Saturday 9:30-noon. Non Member $55/class  Member $35/class).

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Catboat Sailing

Learn to sail in a classic Cape Cod Catboat designed for shallow waters. (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:30-noon. Non Member $55/ class  Member $35/class).

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Friday Friendly Races

PBCB runs a series of short informal and friendly races for individuals and families on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Race participants should have some sailing experience and be comfortable and capable in a sailboat. Come practice your skills on the race course and meet new friends at a BYO cookout following the races. And come just for the cookout, if you don’t want to race! (Fridays 5-7:30pm. $10/individual. Children under 12 are FREE!).

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Aquaculture Adventures & Oyster Tasting

Visit a commercial oyster farm and finish at the boathouse for a summer evening of delicious oysters on the half-shell, hors d’oeuvres, and a nicely paired wine. From propagation to your plate!

Age: Adults 21+

When: Wed July 31 or Aug 14, 3 – 6PM

Limit: 20

Non-member: $125

Members: $95

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Muddy Creek Kayak Tours

Explore the newly restored Muddy Creek by kayak and experience the lost wilderness of Cape Cod.  A trip to remember!  Times vary due to tides.

Adults and Family, 10 years & up

2 hour trips (high tide):

7/12 10:30

7/17 3:00pm

8/01 2:00pm

8/9 9:00pm

8/15 2:00pm

8/19 05:00pm

8/29 1:00pm

9/03 5:00pm

Cost: Non Member $55  Member $35

Limit 12 people

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Recreational Sailing Flotilla Day

If you have passed a skills test with PBCB, you may skipper a Flying Scot, Catboat, 420, or Sunfish.  The cost covers your boat.  Bring up to 4 guests.  The flotilla will sail to a remote beach for a day of beach games, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, and relaxing.  Pack a picnic!

Age: All ages, children under 14 must be accompanied by adult


Jul 14, 10-3PM

Aug 11, 10-3PM

Sept 14, 11-4PM

Member: $40/boat

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Birding Pleasant Bay

All birders welcome for an unforgettable day on the marshes and outer beach discovering the diversity of bird life and natural history of Cape Cod.  Join Peter Trull on this exciting birding expedition!

Age: Families, adults, children 10+.  All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

When:, Tues or Sat, 8 – 11AM (June 25 through Sept 7) no trip on 7/2, 8/6, 9/3

Limit: 5

Non-member: $50

Members: $40

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Gray Seal Explorations

Observe hundreds of Gray Seals at close range as they haul-out on sandbars. Recognize injuries from sharks, gear entanglement, and learn how seals fit into the complex local ecosystem. Bring your camera! Times vary due to tides.

Age: Families, adults, children 10+.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


July 11, 2 – 4pm

Aug 1, 9 – 11am

Aug 23, 1 – 3pm

Sept 1, 10am-12noon

Limit: 25

Non-member: $30

Member: $25

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Climate Science Think Tank Expedition

Join scientists on our new boat to compare historic and present-day maps, identify vulnerable areas, visit the Outer Beach, and re-imagine life with higher seas. Brainstorm ways to deal with changes.

Age: Families, age 10+, adults.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Thur 7/18 or 8/22, 1 – 3:30pm

Limit: 20

Non-member: $45

Members: $35

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Adaptive Programs

We offer a variety of programs for individuals with variety of abilities. See Adaptive Programs.