summer at the tides
Scenic strolls along the shoreline. Sailing classes on tranquil waters. Tastes of fresh, local flavors. Moments turn into memories at the Tides Inn.
Food & Drink
From picking herbs in the garden to preparing lemons for the Chesapeake Club’s most famous cocktail, learn techniques for making quality drinks. $20 per adult (over 21) includes your own Lancaster Lemonade glass to take home.
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. Available seasonally.
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.
Relaxing & Fun
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 guided tour.
Experience profound relaxation with the soothing sounds of the water as our staff guides you on a sacred journey of self-awareness. Advance sign up required.
Board & Parlor Games
Join the fun of classic games like pirate bingo, horse racing and other traditional favorites in the View Room.
Spa & Wellness
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, and more.
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.
Join this interactive class in which you will discover the colors best for you as well as application techniques of our mineral make-up line. Advance sign up required.
Are you interested in learning how to sail? Take the Tides Inn water shuttle across Carters Creek to meet a Premier Sailing instructor, who'll teach you the basics of sailing before you board a sailboat to learn a few practical skills while enjoying time on the water.
JET SKI EXCURSIONS
Enjoy the exhilaration of jet skiing on the Rappahannock River while experiencing hands-on the ecology of Carters Creek. You may even see porpoises! With a tour leader, you can have fun and be confident. Jet Ski Excursions are $99.00 and just $25.00 extra if you have a passenger; children, accompanied by an adult, ride free.
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. The Cove Cruise is $22.50 per adult and $11.25 per child (ages 6-14). Advance sign up is required.
KAYAKS, CANOES & PADDLEBOATS
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.
Discover the rewarding experience of fishing in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Whether you’re a novice, or want to learn the fine points of the sport, we will customize an outing perfect for you.
Golden Eagle Golf Club
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 pros.
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.
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.
CRAB NET KIDS
For kids age 4-12, the resort’s Crab Net Kids program offers supervised activities designed to inspire young vacationers.
CHILDREN’S TENNIS CAMPS
Lessons with a tennis pro for kids twelve and under, minimum four participants. Please inquire about rates and availability.
JUNIOR TENNIS CAMPS
A summer tennis experience for junior players ages 5-16 who want to excel in the sport while 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 pro.
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.
LESSONS WITH A TENNIS PRO
Sign up for a lesson with one of our professional athletes. We offer 1-hour private lessons ($60), semi-private lessons for two ($35 pp), private group lessons for a maximum of four ($25 pp) and a doubles clinic for a maximum of four players ($60). Our pros are also available as a hitting partner for $60/hr.
Classes include a variety of styles, from Restorative to Power Yoga, held in various indoor and outdoor locations.
A fun and challenging core-based workout class that incorporates low-impact cardio and strength exercises to burn calories and tone the entire body. Advance sign up is required.
A morning stroll around the property to awaken and revitalize your senses as you breathe in the morning fresh air and enjoy the beauty of King Carter Drive. Advance sign up required.