Water Activities

Cruise Carter’s Creek in one of our new Duffy electric boats, learn to sail with Premier Sailing, shuck oysters like a pro or simply take to the dock and enjoy a stunning sunset. Some activities are seasonal and may be an additional fee. Please inquire with the Tides Inn directly for more details.

Duffy Boat Rentals

Charter an electric Duffy boat and explore Carter’s Creek. Be the captain of your own boat, which can accommodate up to ten passengers, or embark on a sunset guided boat ride by a Tides Inn Captain. Learn more about Duffy Boat Rentals >

Jet Ski Excursions

Enjoy the exhilaration of jet skiing on the Rappahannock River while experiencing hands-on the ecology of Carter’s Creek. Jet ski excursions are $99 per hour and $25 extra if you have a passenger; children, accompanied by an adult, ride free. Hours are 8am – 1 hour prior to sunset, weather permitting.

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.

Paddleboard Yoga

This combination of paddleboarding 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. 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 >