Chesapeake Bay Marina Slips | Tides Inn

Cruises & Boat Rentals

Travel by boat and discover scenic views and endless fun on the water with one of our premier boat rentals or cruises at the Tides Inn. Some activities are seasonal and an additional cost may be associated. Please inquire with the Tides Inn directly for 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 10 passengers. Rates are $199 during weekend (Friday – Sunday) and $179 on weekdays (Monday – Thursday).  A guided sunset cruise is 90 minutes, departs one hour prior to sunset, and is $50 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.

Pontoon Cruiser

Explore Carter’s Creek on our 22 ‘ Pontoon Cruiser, a perfect excursion for the whole family. Take the boat out for a private ride or enjoy a guided sunset ride by one of our Captains.

Scenic River Cruise

Take a tour up the Corrotoman River, where time seems to stand still. On this relaxing cruise, you’ll see beautiful homes, waterfowl and other undisturbed wildlife. This river ride is sure to deliver all the scenery the Northern Neck has to offer.

Small Boat Handling

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