Activities 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.
Memorial Day Weekend
Kick off your summer with an All- American Memorial Day weekend on Carter's Creek.
Enjoy A Relaxing River Cruise
This season, set sail on Carter’s Creek and engage the water on our classic electric Duffy boats.
Rental options available for both large groups or small family gatherings.
Boats accommodate 2 to 10 passengers.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call 804-438-4489.
*You must be 18 years of age, and you must possess a VA Boater’s Safety card. A temporary card can be obtained by attending a safety briefing with our Activities staff. Our experienced captains are available upon request.
Food & Drink
This season, listen to live music while soaking in sweeping waterfront views.
From picking herbs in the garden to preparing lemons for the Chesapeake Club’s most famous cocktail, learn techniques for making quality drinks. $25 per adult (over 21) includes your own Lancaster Lemonade glass to take home.
Join our 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.
HEALTHY SKIN WITH MINERAL BASED MAKEUP PRESENTATION
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! Jet Ski Excursions are $99.00/hour and just $25.00 extra if you have a passenger; children, accompanied by an adult, ride free.
Hours: 8am-1 hour prior to sunset.
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.
For kids age 4-12, the resort’s Bayside Explorers 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.
Tennis is included with your resort fee. Our Activities Team will be happy to provide you with racquets and balls. We have four courts, two clay and two hard-court.
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.