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 first through basic kayak instruction and then on a paddle exploring the watershed of Marshy Creek. We 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.

Kayaking Tours for Beginners and Intermediate-Level Kayakers

This tour is designed to give participants an introduction to the basic skills of kayaking. Paddling techniques, vessel orientation, loading and unloading, and kayaking safety will be covered. Participants will experience an estimated 2 hours of paddling time as they explore the shores of the wetlands. No experience is necessary for this tour; however, please indicate if you have any physical limitations. Children under 16 must accompanied by an adult.

2024 Dates

All paddles are on Saturdays. Please note you must complete a separate registration form for each date. You may complete multiple registrations, “add to cart” for each, and check out once.

Regular tours are $15 per person for members, $20 per person for non-members.

Moonlight paddles are $30 per person, including beverages.

Payment & Refund Policies

Payment must be made in advance. We regret kayak tour fees cannot be refunded.

CBEC reserves the right to cancel any kayak tour due to unsafe conditions. If CBEC must cancel, you will receive a credit that can be used any time in 2024. The credit may be applied to another paddle, CBEC membership or any other CBEC program fee.

June 8, 10:00 am to noon
June 22, 10:00 am to noon

July 13, 10:00 am to noon

July 20 Moonlight Paddle
7:15 to 9:30 PM
August 10, 10:00 am to noon
August 17 Moonlight Paddle
September 21, 10:00 am to noon
October 12, 10:00 am to noon