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Cruises & Water Activities

Travel by boat and discover scenic views and endless fun on the water with one of our premier cruises at the Tides Inn. Discover the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle with water activities such as shucking oysters or simply taking to the dock to enjoy a stunning sunset. Some activities are seasonal. Your Tides Inn Concierge will be happy to help you provide more details.

Cove Cruise

Enjoy a guided tour around Carter’s Creek, taking in the scenery, wildlife and gorgeous homes. Learn about the history of the town and its impact on the oystering industry.

Duffy Boat Rentals

Enjoy the use of electric Duffy boats to cruise Carter’s Creek. As a resort guest, rent the entire boat for a fun day on the bay or enjoy a guided ride by one of our experienced Captains. Self-guided rides are 90 minutes and hold up to eight passengers. Rates are $229 on Friday and Sunday, $199 from Sunday through Thursday. A guided sunset cruise is 90 minutes, departs one hour prior to sunset, and is $60 per person or $300 per boat (six-person maximum). Complete your tour of Carter’s Creek with a locally-sourced brunch or lunch basket, available upon request.

Sunset River Cruise

Set sail on a picturesque sunset cruise around Carter’s Creek with a bottle of wine paired with cheese and seasonal fruit. Our seasoned captains navigate you through the beauty and history of Carter’s Creek.

Small Boat Handling

Learn basic boat handling skills behind the wheel of a 13’ Boston Whaler. Limited to two students per two hour session.

Kayaks, Canoes & Paddleboards

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.

Paddle Board Yoga

This combination of paddle boarding and yoga will challenge your balance and awaken muscles in a 90 – minute class in the calming waters of Carter’s Creek.

Pontoon Rental

Explore Carter’s Creek from the comfort of our 24′ Pontoon Cruiser. Gather your friends and family and have a fun and relaxing day out on the water during our daily captained cruises. 12 people maximum. Pontoon rental available at $90 per hour, or $250 per half day.

Sailing School

Learn how to sail through Premier Sailing. Embark on a private water shuttle across Carter’s Creek to meet an experienced sailing instructor who will teach you the basics of sailing before you board a sailboat to learn practical skills while enjoying time on the water. Learn more about Sailing School >