Kayak Rentals & Guided Tours at CBEC!

Kayak Rentals & Guided Tours at CBEC!

Kayak rentals return at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) starting May 1st!

With much to offer the water enthusiast, this ideal location on a peninsula, offers visitors the opportunity to glide around Marshy Creek and enjoy the serenity of the Chesapeake Bay. The 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!

AND….new this year, SUP rentals!

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

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.

Guided Tours

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 are scheduled for both beginner and intermediate level kayakers. 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.

For additional information on The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center and the Guided Tours click here.

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