Self-Guided and Guided Kayak Tours
With May comes warmer water temperatures, and that means it’s time to explore CBEC via Kayak!
As CBEC members, you are welcome to borrow one of the single or tandem sit-atop kayaks in CBEC’s fleet. Non CBEC Members can rent a kayak for $20 dollars. Visit this link for more details: Kayak Rentals. Reservations are recommended by calling 410-827-6694.
Courtney Leigh, Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator, leads guided kayak trip on Marshy Creek.
Kayaking Marshy Creek offers a unique opportunity to paddle in a tributary fringed by a salt marsh among at least 4 species of submerged aquatic vegetation (S.A.V.), commonly referred to as underwater grasses. Kayaking is one of the best ways to experience the wonders of these wetlands. Never been kayaking? Always wanted to kayak? Sign up for one of the monthly Guided Kayaks Tours from May-October. Courtney Leigh, CBEC’s Volunteer/Adult Education Coordinator and Certified Interpretive Guide, will guide you through basic kayak instruction and then will lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. During the tour you will get the opportunity to encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshland. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes!
Tours are designed to give participants, beginners and intermediate levels, an introduction to the basic skills of kayaking. Paddling techniques, vessel orientation, loading and unloading, and kayaking safety will be covered. No experience is necessary. An estimated two hours of paddling time is scheduled. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit this link to find the schedule and sign up: Guided Kayak Trip Schedule and Registration.