Guided Tours & Self-Guided Tours

Guided Tours & Self-Guided Tours

In Southern Delaware we say, beaches are just the beginning...

Find out why - and discover all the fascinating and fun adventures just beyond our beaches with these guided tours! 

Southern Delaware businesses and organizations offer a varied slate of guided tours - on land and on the water and by boat, bus, and foot power.

 

Just check the listings below to find your fun!

 
Cape Water Taxi

Cape Water Taxi

Knowledgeable captains and crewmembers will take you out on THE DISCOVERY in comfort and style. Once on board, you will experience the panoramic views of our shorelines, the wonderfully lush landscape of our grassy marshlands, our local water life and birdlife, and the rich history of what was once a major shipping canal for transporting crops and commodities up and down the rivers to major ports such as Philadelphia and Wilmington. View the video to experience a cruise with Cape Water Taxi:
 

Delmarva Discovery Tours

Delmarva Discovery Tours

From the many local breweries to vineyards, farms, antique shops and historical sites, this area has a wealth of attractions to visit, and taking a Delmarva Discovery Tour is the perfect way to explore the area just beyond the beaches. You'll relax in one of our comfortable passenger vans and experience all the local secrets and hidden gems that are off the beaten path.
 

EcoBay Kayak Adventures

EcoBay Kayak Adventures

We enjoy showing visitors a glimpse of why we love living here; we want to show them the environment that they might not have seen otherwise. Enjoy a personalized guided Kayaking Adventure Tour on the serene and protected waters of the Indian River Bay. Tours focus on an educational discovery of Delaware's Inland Bays and natural treasures. Small tour groups-perfect for beginners, couples, and families. Catch a glimpse of various aquatic life, wildlife, and local and migratory fowl in their natural habitat.
 

Quest Adventures

Quest Adventures

Start your adventure with us! Tour the Inland Bays day or night...or ride the waves of the Delaware Beaches with the most experienced local guides. Whether you're a beginner on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or an experienced kayaker, you're in for a truly memorable experience with Quest Adventures.
 

Sun Otter Tours

Sun Otter Tours

Don’t just see the sights – experience the science behind the scenes! We take you beyond the usual… Explore wildlife while cruising the inland waterways, get an insider’s look at fisheries, hatcheries & environmental labs, climb into a steampunk treehouse, and drink ‘tears of gold’ to the Norse God of Summer. Indulge your natural curiousity!
 

Eating Rehoboth

Eating Rehoboth

Embark on a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! Enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of best eateries, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails. Tours include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues as your tour winds through the streets of Rehoboth Beach. Our seasoned guides will bring you up-to-date on local history and restaurant lore. The combined tastes on your tour add up to a delicious lunch, and everything is included.
 

Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area

Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area

Cape Henlopen State Park - Lying amidst rolling sand dunes, on a high bank overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is the Fort Miles Historical Area, home of the Fort Miles Museum. The central features of the museum include Battery 519, six barracks buildings, a fire control tower, an orientation building, and the Fort Miles Artillery Park. The museum tells the story of Fort Miles, a key piece of our nation's coastal defense, from World War II through the early 1970’s. Walking tours/bike tours.
 

Lewes Historical Society

Lewes Historical Society

Offers guided architectural, historical, maritime and other guided walking and trolley tours of The First Town in the First State.
 

Milton Historical Society

Milton Historical Society

Offers guided walking architectural and historical tours.
 

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Museum

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society

Offers guided historical walking and trolley tours of Rehoboth Beach.
 
 
OC Helicopter Tours

OC Helicopter Tours

Southern Delaware is a great place to enjoy our beaches, resort attractions and areas beyond - from a unique perspective. Take a tour of the area in a helicopter! Choose from a range of tours, from a 10 minute Vineyard Tour to a 45 minute Grand Tour. You’ll love your time in the air and the beauty below. 

 

 
Coastal Kayak

Coastal Kayak

By providing you with a unique, enjoyable, and educational experience, we hope your guided tour with us is the highlight of your vacation. At the same time we strive to create an appreciation and awareness of the importance of preserving our natural resources.
 

 


Guided Tours of the Hugh R. Sharp Campus of the University of Delaware: The University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment offers free guided tours of the Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes, Del., to introduce the public to marine science and the research activities of the college. Click here for information.  

Tourist At Home: Visiting or living in a new place for the first time? One of the best ways to get to know an area is to get lost and just drive! Of course, if you don't *really* want to get lost, we understand. That's why Southern Delaware Tourism has partnered with The Cape Gazette and some wonderful local tour guides to provide armchair tours of Sussex County each month that you can enjoy first in the comfort of your home or hotel room, and then can get out and explore in real life too! 

State Parks

Our beautiful state parks and nature centers also offer a wide variety of guided tours! Check out our calendar or their individual websites: