Maybe it's an untamed jungle, or a space ship where astronauts encounter alien life forms. Or perhaps it's a medieval castle under attack from evil knights. The multi-tiered play set, which stretches across much of the indoor center, can be anything kids want it to be. That’s probably why it’s Bonkerz Party Zone's most popular attraction. Young adventurers can unleash their imaginations as they climb, swing, and bounce their way across the sprawling red and blue levels. Parents, meanwhile, keep an eye on their little tykes through the see-through mesh siding— that is if they don't jump into the play set themselves.
The fun spills over into other attractions, such as a moon bounce and an ocean-themed climbing wall, which forgoes traditional handholds for ones that look like fish. Electronic beeps ring out at the arcade, where kids and adults can compete in air hockey or play non-violent video games. To fuel family playtime, an onsite snack bar churns out New York-style pizza, and staffers supply themed birthday cakes for special occasions.
A United States Coast Guard-certified captain, Captain Cullen Lundholm honed his sea legs at a young age. His father was a commercial rod and reel fisherman, and Cullen quickly developed a passion for the sea and a fisherman’s intuition, which he taps into during Cape Star Charters’ watery excursions.
Captain Cullen has traveled the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, plucking fish from the waters of the Bahamas, the Gulf Stream, and Bermuda. But most days you can find him on his 23’ Classic SeaCraft, steering his passengers through the Cape Cod waters intent on securing a memorable catch. Cullen equips his guests with Avet and Shimano reels and leads them to populated waters during half- or full-day excursions, where they can try their hand at catching Bluefin tuna, striped bass, fluke, and bonito. And since Cullen is on the water every fishable day from April through October, he has first-hand knowledge of where the fish are, what they are feeding on, and which fish are out visiting family at the aquarium.
With half of Cape Cod at its oar tips, The Paddler's Shop is a prime launching point for kayakers to safely explore the region in a 10-foot recreational kayak. Oar-wielding duos can cast off outfitted with top-quality life jackets and paddles in search of adventure or discarded tapes of Creed's basement sessions. The bicep-pumping voyage sets novice sea-strokers out in the sheltered waters of Toby's Island or traversing the autumnal beauty of the salt marshes. More advanced aquanauts can take on the waves of the open sea at Wings Cove or Mashnee Island, investigating the wiles of the Cape Cod Canal in its entirety or circumnavigating shores to avoid troupes of jealous bicycles.
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.
The knowledgeable technicians and therapists of Cape Cod Nails and Spa strive to treat their clients with superlative services in a pristine, ultrahygienic environment. Clients cozy in with a complimentary cup of tea as nailcare pros gild put-upon paws with traditional polishes, no-chip OPI Axxium, CND Shellac, and gel treatments. Each nail service is insured by the salon’s Application guarantee, which promises a redo if the paint chips or quits before a set date. Their pipeless Sanijet pedicure basin is engineered for optimal cleanliness during soaks, and all nail techs keep metal tools sterilized with a dry-heat autoclave, as well as dispose of files and buffers after their first use. The salon’s living-air purification system keeps a steady flow of fresh, clean oxygen swirling past guests as they sample beauty products and aesthetic treatments.