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.

Online registration for guided kayak tours will open soon.

2024 Dates

All paddles are on Saturdays.

May 18, 10:00 am to noon
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)
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

Cost of Regular Tours: Members $15 per person, nonmembers $20 per person
Cost of Moonlight Paddles: $30 per person, includes 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 weather conditions or minimum participation not being reached. If CBEC must cancel, you will receive a credit good for one year from date of purchase. The credit may be applied to another paddle, CBEC membership or any other CBEC program fee.