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Ecology Experiences

From an oyster excursion to a crabbing experience, learn about the keystone species of the Chesapeake Bay with our ecologist, Will Smiley.

At the Tides Inn, Will lends his expertise to working on the water and informing guests of the living aspects of Carter’s Creek and the Rappahannock River, including growing more oysters to create better water quality and educating guests on their key role in the health of the Chesapeake Bay.