Food & Drink
The Oyster Experience
A two-day, hands-on experience for oyster lovers. Sail out
to oyster beds with a local waterman to harvest a catch, learn to
shuck and taste, and enjoy an oyster-inspired meal. Offered
Join the Executive Chef to learn how to handle the
bounty of the bay...while picking up on additional
tips that you can use at home. Dates and
From picking herbs in the garden to preparing lemons for the
Chesapeake Club's most famous cocktail, learn techniques for making
favorite drinks. $15 per adult (over 21) includes your own
Lancaster Lemonade glass to take home.
S'mores in the Evening
Enjoy this traditional campfire treat on either the terrace or
the beach, depending on the weather. It's a great way to meet new
friends, share stories and enjoy the starlight.
Carved out of the
beautiful wooded landscape around a 50-acre lake, the course
features exciting elevation changes and well-placed bunkers plus a
driving range, clubhouse and complimentary golf clinics by the
Just two miles from the resort, learn from the pros at the
Golden Eagle during complimentary clinics ranging from putting to
driving down the fairways.
Little Eagle Golf
Enjoy 9 holes on our par-3 golf course with no green fees.
Perfect for practice or to take all the mulligans you
needed earlier in the day. Clubs are available so anyone
can join in.
For golfers who believe variety is the spice of life...after
enjoying a round at the Golden Eagle, tee off at the King Carter
Relaxing and Fun
Board & Parlor Games
Join the fun of classic games like pirate bingo, horse racing
and other traditional favorites in the View Room.
Discover the excitement of this fun-filled sport as you soar
Frisbees across the greens and fairways of the Tides Inn's par-3
course, aiming for the elevated baskets.
Cookies & Milk in the View Room
Enjoy this ideal way to end a perfect day at the Tides Inn.
Shopping & Sightseeing
Chesapeake peninsulas provide
verdant land and a year-round temperate climate for vineyards and
wineries including Athena, The Hague, Ingleside, and Vault Fields.
Enjoy their warm hospitality and tastings along the way.
Among the things to do in Chesapeake Bay, this colorful
destination is a favorite choice for antique hunting, boutique
shopping, and browsing in a variety of galleries, studios and
Steamboat Era Museum
The museum celebrates the steamboat era (1870-1925) of the
Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, focusing on diverse attractions
like church camps, country stores, a tomato cannery and a floating
Spa & Bicycling
Morning Bike Ride
Enjoy the resort's bikes for exploring historic Irvington. See
the sights, stores, and the Steamboat Museum as you cruise through
town. Stop by the Tides Inn's front desk for a map or ask about a
Unwind at the spa with a full range of massage, facial and body
treatments inspired by the waterfront setting...like the relaxing
Tides of Change body treatment, the anti-aging Journey Spa Facial,
Journey of Teas
Learn the health benefits and proper preparation of the Tides
Inn's private-label teas, while enjoying the opportunity to sample
special brews at the spa.
Classes include a variety of styles, from Restorative to Power
Yoga, held in various indoor and outdoor locations.
On the Water
Our "Learn-To" series offers a day of hands-on, in-depth
instruction in a single water sport: sailng, fly fishing, kayaking
or paddle boarding. Many of our water activities can be
enjoyed right from the resort with minimal instruction.
Are you interested in learning how to sail? Norton's
Sailing School "Intro to Sailing" is a hands-on, four hour
experience. The course is designed for people who want
to see if they like sailing.
Also available for children is Premier Sailing - the instructors
will teach the basics of sailing and then all aboard a
real sailboat to learn a few practical skills while enjoying
time on the water.
Discover the rewarding sport of fly fishing in the salt waters
of the Chesapeake Bay with the Tides' expert local guide and
instructor. Whether you're a novice, want to show your kids how to
catch their first fish, or learn the fine points of casting and fly
tying, we can customize an outing for you.
A fun and easy way to workout on the water
while enjoying the serenity of nature; stand-up paddle
boarding is a great option right from the beach at Tides
Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboats & Water Bikes
Choose your favorite type of watercraft, then stop by the Tides
Inn Marina office for a map of Carter's Creek, information on
seasonal guided tours, and a list of the wildlife you can see
around the peninsula.
Marina Tour & Crabbing at the Dock
Learn about the different types of vessels in the Marina and the
variety of nautical activities available to guests. Or meet at the
dock to test out your crabbing skills and learn special techniques
for catching Blue Crabs.
The best way to see Irvington is from the water. Enjoy a
Carter's Creek cruise, taking in the scenery, wildlife and gorgeous
homes while learning about the history of the town and its impact
on the crabbing industry.
For more information, contact the Activities Team at
For kids age 4-12, the resort's Crab Net Kids program offers
supervised activities designed to inspire young vacationers.
Junior Golf Camps
3-day camps for junior golfers ages 8-14 who wish to acquire a
strong foundation of knowledge and respect for the game. Morning
youth clinics, lunch, and afternoon adult/youth clinics for kids to
play with a parent or grandparent.
Junior Tennis Camps
A summer tennis experience for junior players ages 5-16 who want
to excel in the sport whle having fun and making new friends.
Tennis etiquette, scoring, fundamentals of the swing and
drills are scheduled in two-day and three-day camps led by our
Tennis with Deborah Davie
Tides tennis pro Deborah Davie offers private lessons
- 1-hour lessons ($60)
- Semi-private lessons for two ($35 per person)
- Private group lesson for maximum of four ($25 per person)
- Doubles Clinic for maximum of four players ($60)
- Available as a hitting partner ($60/hr)
For kids twelve and under, minimum four participants. Please
inquire about rates and availability.
Round Robins and Tournaments available upon