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Chester River
Kayak Adventures

has several fascinating
environmental tours
to choose from.

Check out our special
mini-weekend and midweek rates!

Your tour with CRKA is more an eco-tour than an athletic event. We're more interested in the journey and observing the creatures along the way than we are in who arrives first. Don't worry, you won't be called upon to do eskimo-rolls! Our goal is to keep you in the boat and out of the water (unless, of course, you want to be in the water. If you really want to learn the eskimo roll, check out our classes.).

Each half-day tour averages three hours and includes at least
one or two landings to check out secluded beaches.

Half-day trips can be arranged for morning or afternoon
and include a light snack.

Time available (morning) 9:30 am -1 pm
Time available (afternoon) are 1:30 pm - 5:30 PM
(Group minimum - 4 paddlers)

Half-day trip costs are $50.00 per adult, $40.00 per child 10 yrs old and above.

Book Half Day!

(Click on the blue underlined "Trip" number below to see
an enlarged trip chart area from NOAA Chart #12272)

  • Trip One: Shipyard Landing, Davis Creek, Long Cove Landing
  • Trip Two: Long Cove Landing, Gray's Inn Creek, Herrington Creek Landing
  • Trip Three: Gray's Inn Landing to Bogle's Wharf Landing
  • Trip Four: Broadneck, up and down the East Branch of Langford Creek
  • Trip Five: Gray's Inn Creek to Bogles Wharf on Eastern Neck Island

Full-day Trips are conducted from 10:00 am-4:30 pm. Lunch is included.
Cost is $95.00 per adult, $75.00 per child 10 yrs old and above.

(Group minimum - 5 paddlers)

Book Full Day!
  • Trip Six: Circumnavigation of Eastern Neck Island National Wildlife Refuge. The trip begins at Bogle's Wharf, includes lunch at Hail Creek and ends at Bogle's Wharf.
  • Trip Seven: The Down River Trip begins on the Chester River at Cliffs City, lunch at Emory Creek, ending at Bogle's Wharf at Eastern Neck Island

Sunset Paddles depart from 5:00 PM to as late as 6:30pm
(depending on season) and last approximately 2 hours.

Book Sunset!

Moonlight Paddles depart from the Rock Hall Beach in the early evening
(depending on the stage of the moon) and last approximately 2 hours.

Cost is $40.00 per adult, $32.00 per child 10 yrs old and above.

Book Moonlight!

Sunset/Moonlight Paddles
: From the Rock Hall Beach and enter either Swan Creek or Tavern Creek and return to Rock Hall Beach

Kayak Type

Half Day Full Day 24 Hour
Singles $40 $60 $80
Tandem $52 $68 $88

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Chester River Kayak Adventures
P.O. Box 189, 5758 Main Street,
Rock Hall, Maryland 21661
tel: (410) 639-2001/(410) 639-2061

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Special Stay and Play Discount Packages

Extend-A-Weekend Packages:
$125 per person (double occupancy)

Sunday Afternoon Kayak Tour or Sunset Kayak Paddle:
Accommodations (pvt bath) and Continental Breakfast,
Monday Morning Half Day Chester River Kayak Tour.

Mid Week Stay and Play Explorations (Mon.-Thurs.):
$200 per person (double occupancy)
Two Night Accommodations (pvt bath) and Two Continental Breakfasts,
Two Different Half Day Chester River Kayak Tours,
One Sunset Kayak Paddle

This package is a great way to test several kinds of kayaks.
Mid Week Exploration includes optional viewing of kayaking
technique video.

(Note: All packages are subject to availability. Please call for availability)

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Seakayaking has seen phenomenal growth in popularity as an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. No special skills are required and the basics can be mastered by most people in a brief orientation. Seakayaking can be enjoyed by anyone in reasonably good health. It is not an especially strenuous activity. Tours at Chester River Kayak Adventures are designed not to overtax the capabilities of adults. The pace is moderate and there are stops along the way.

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Your guides are experienced kayakers who are water-safety trained. While they come from a variety of backgrounds, they all are patient, informative, and are comfortable orienting new paddlers to kayaking. They are familiar with the local waters and weather conditions. All are dedicated to sharing their love of nature and paddling with you, and in making your tour a memorable one

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Paddling Areas

Paddling with CRKA you'll ply the gentle tidal waters of the Chester River (a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay) an area that offers some of the finest uncluttered paddling to be found in the Middle Atlantic Region. You'll paddle in protected creeks and coves, passing through broad stretches of undeveloped tidal land with thick forests and cornfields reaching to the water's edge.

The local waters are a naturalists paradise with osprey, herons, bald eagles, swans, and in the fall, huge numbers of migrating waterfowl (arriving here for the winter!). You may catch a glimpse of the elusive Delmarva Fox Squirrel or the playful river otters on Eastern Neck Island. In addition, you learn of the diverse marine life that inhabits the country's largest estuary.

Only two hours from Washington or Philadelphia, the Chester River is closer than you think yet is a world apart. It offers a quiet respite from job stress and a chance to get in touch with natural tidal rhythms. In short, it refreshes the human spirit.

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Our Kayaks
We've selected a variety of kayaks from the top manufacturers for your tours and rentals. Our broad selection assures that you'll have a kayak suited to your size and skill level. After researching the market, we selected kayaks that demonstrated excellent performance, safety, and suitability for the waters we paddle. You'll find kayaks for children ten and up, and for adults various sizes including very large. You may wish to paddle your own kayak or paddle with partners in one of our tandem kayaks.

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Chester River Kayak Adventures can accommodate group trips, guided or self-guided. If you're thinking about getting together with a group of friends, team members, business associates or coworkers, we'll help you plan your trip and offer you a group discount (six or more paddlers). If you're thinking about arranging a school trip, we'd be pleased to help arrange an exciting experience for the children. You can take one of our standard trips or we'll customize a trip to suit your group. We can accommodate paddlers at our Bed and Breakfast inn, The Bay Breeze Inn, and can coordinate stays at other area inns. Menus from area restaurants are available at our Inn. Please contact us to discuss your group adventure.

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What To Bring

(* available at our store)

Bottled water is provided during the tour, with high-energy trailmix offered afterwards

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If you've kayaked before and understand the techniques of self and assisted rescues, you may arrange your own self guided tour through our rental program. Half day, full day, and multiple day rentals are available. Reservations are highly recommended!

Kayak Type

Half Day Full Day 24 Hour
Singles $40 $60 $80
Tandem $52 $68 $88

Book A Rental!

Rental includes:

Need extras? Chester River Kayak Adventures maintains an inventory of rental accessories whether or not you rent kayaks from us:

Rental fees up to a maximum of $80 are deductable off the purchase price of a new or used kayak.
(You'll need to present receipts at the time of purchase)

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Demand for guided tours and rentals will occasionally exceed supply.
To assure that you won't be disappointed, reservations are
highly recommended.

Please provide a 48 hours cancellation notice to receive a full refund.

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