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Meet the Cape Marsh Kayaking staff!

Matt Norton

Your Kayak Guide

I have a deep love for this Earth and all her inhabitants. My passion for the outdoors has brought me on many adventures; from night snorkeling with a hammerhead off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to studying the ecology of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on a 17 day camping excursion to taking a wilderness survival course with the renowned tracker and author, Tom Brown Jr. My commitment to environmental stewardship led me to pursue a degree in Natural Resource Management, where I earned my bachelor of science from Cornell University in 2003. I spent two years in veterinary school at the University of Glasgow in Scotland (2005—2007) before changing course to share my knowledge of and love for science with young people as a high school chemistry teacher. I have extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna from both formal education and informal excursions into nature as a young man. For the past five summers I have led kayak trips through the Parkers River in South Yarmouth and through the Nauset Marsh in Eastham. I love the combination of being a classroom teacher during the school year and a kayak guide during the summer. It is my sincere desire to share my knowledge of the local wildlife and love of the outdoors with you as we traverse the wondrous waters of Cape Cod!

Matt Norton

Our Mission Statement

Cape Marsh Kayaking is a company devoted to providing you with a safe, enjoyable and memorable experience on the waters of Cape Cod. We strive to educate our paddlers about the local wildlife and the important role of the salt marsh ecosystem. We hope that all our tour participants leave with renewed excitement for the outdoors and an increased awareness of the beauty that surrounds us.