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Cape Cod Fish Share strives to minimize the fathoms between seafood lovers and the ocean, delivering fresh, line-caught seafood from boats to homes as quickly as possible. The group, which considers itself a community-supported fishery, gets its fish from local fishermen who embrace sustainable practices?including ones based out of Chatham, Provincetown, Hyannis, Martha?s Vineyard, New Bedford, Falmouth, Sandwich, Nantucket, and Fairhaven.

These shares supply customers with at least two different species of fish per week, usually some common fish as well as, for the sake of variety, some unusual and seasonal species. Deliveries might include Atlantic cod, grey sole, lobster, monkfish, sea scallops, ancient 50-foot kraken, or yellowfin tuna?but the contents ultimately depend upon what can be purchased directly off the boats on the day in question.

After workers fillet the seafood directly on the pier, they meticulously clean and pack it so that, upon reaching customers' homes, it can immediately hit the frying pan or the freezer. To help with keeping things fresh, Cape Cod Fish Share's recipe blog provides numerous ideas on how to prepare the fish.

Main St
Barnstable,
MA
US

After starting in 2006 with a single 17-foot Boston Whaler, All Cape Boat Rentals’ owners knew they needed to expand their fleet. In the seven years since then, they’ve welcomed 11 new Whalers to their watercraft family, which now includes boats ranging from 16–25 feet in length. They rent out their vessels to wayfarers of all stripes, from the weekender looking for a one-hour joyride to the salty veteran in search of a full-season rental. The boats can journey as far out as Lewis Bay for a sighting of the three-hour lifespan of the Egg Island sandbar, or stay close to home in Hyannis Harbor with a stop at Baxter’s Boathouse. For an extra fee, clients can attach a line and pair of skis or an inner tube, or use one of the boat’s rod holders to comb the waves for tuna or mackerel. In addition to its stable of Whalers, All Cape Boat Rentals also maintains a fleet of Yamaha WaveRunner VX Sports for riders who want to conquer the surf through sheer power.

145 School St.
Barnstable,
MA
US

Music is in Laura O’Neill’s blood. The scion of a musical family, she attended the University of Massachusetts for music education and has spent the intervening years in positions such as youth choir director and Nashville Symphony Chorus member. Now a private voice and piano teacher, O’Neill works with the Kindermusik program to bring melodic joy to young students. Her weekly classes let kids and their parents dance, sing, and play, and prime youngsters to grow up to be music lovers.

2160 Main Street
Barnstable,
MA
US

There might be no better way of bonding with your friends and family than paintball, other than tricking them all into taking a superglue bath together. At Balls to the Wall, paintball groups learn to work together to defeat the enemy during games that take place in an indoor arena. The same facility also hosts laser tag in a black-lit, fog-filled labyrinth, as well as an all-weather skatepark made possible thanks to temperature control.

96 Airport Rd
Hyannis,
MA
US