Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC)

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC)

600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville


Kayak Rental Season: May 1st – November 1st

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center has much to offer the water enthusiast! With an ideal location on a peninsula, they offer visitors kayak rentals to glide around Marshy Creek and enjoy the serenity of the Bay. The CBEC property is amazingly biodiverse– from ospreys and eagles to river otters and sting rays–you’re sure to spot a variety of wildlife on your paddling excursion. Don’t forget your binoculars and camera!

Equipment is first come, first serve. Free kayak use for members! If you plan on kayaking often, consider purchasing a membership!

Rental Fees: $20/vessel/day

Last rental time is 3:00pm and you need to be back to the visitor center at 4:45pm to check out.

*CBEC will not rent kayaks if the weather service has issued a small craft advisory or thunderstorm warning.


Looking for a unique outdoor recreational adventure?  Experience the wonders of the wetlands via kayak.  An experienced and certified naturalist/kayak guide will lead you through basic kayak instruction and then will lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek.  Here you will hope to encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands.  Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes!  If nothing else the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature deficit disorder!

Tours scheduled for both beginner and intermediate level kayakers.  See available tour dates on their website. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Members – $15, Non-members – $20

Reservation required for guided tours. Registration is available on their website or by calling.



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