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Paddling Adventures & Boat Tours

Southern Delaware's numerous ponds and rivers are perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Naturalist-led canoe and kayak outings are regularly offered through several of the state parks. More than seven miles of water trails run through the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. On the western side of the county, the Nanticoke River and its tributaries provide miles of calm waters. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the state parks, or contact one of the Chambers of Commerce for local rental businesses. Most towns feature canoe launch points. If you've always wanted to try stand up paddle boarding (SUP) or wind surfing, take a lesson with Delmarva Board Sport Adventures. You will have a blast out on the water!

For a Coastal Delaware Paddling Map, click here

To arrange professionally guided tours and rentals, contact:

Additionally, for those who love boat rides but prefer not to paddle, there are a variety of boat tours of our bays and canals to choose from including eco tours, history tours, sunset cruises, music cruises, etc. For details, contact:

  • Cape Water Taxi | 302-644-7334 | Eco Tours, Osprey Banding Cruises, Broadkill River Sunset Cruises, Fireworks Cruise, Live Music Cruise, History Happened Here Cruise, Delaware State Park Cruise, To the Bay and Back Cruise, Delaware Bay Discovery Cruise, Milton Cruise Along the Broadkill River, Charters 
  • The Sand Dollar | 302-858-7030 | Private Party Cruises, Bay Cruise, Sightseeing Cruise, Eco Cruise, Daily Sunset Cruise, Weddings
  • Back Bay Tours |302-539-0707 | Banana Boat Ride, Bay Fishing Trip, Sunset Cruise, Sandbar Exploration Trip 

Check out some great local paddling destinations courtesy of our friends at Coastal Kayak!

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