Come join us on our beautiful, serene, brackish waters to search for the Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Osprey, the Great Blue Heron and many other species of wildfowl! Dorchester County had the second largest concentration of Bald Eagles in the continental U.S.! Don't forget to look below as we try to spot for River Otters, Muskrat and a variety of turtles! Our tours will highlight the local wildlife, the history of the area and our Chesapeake Bay way of life here in Dorchester County.
Tours start out with a basic lesson during which we will go over paddling etiquette, proper paddle stroke and maneuvering. Our skilled guides will then lead you on a relaxed but unforgettable experience of our intricate brackish waterways in search of eagles, ospreys herons and other waterfowl while we share our knowledge of local history and lore.
Our guided tours include :: all necessary equipment, bottled water and guide (unless otherwise stated). Prices are per person; children 10 and under are half price. Tours depart at 9 am and 1 pm by reservation only. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early for waivers and orientation - tours start promptly.
Little blackwater river
This is our signature tour! Begins and ends at our blackwater location. come see what makes blackwater famous! Wildlife abounds in this fun, easy to paddle river. Tour is 2 hours
This tour is a 3 hour trip down the transquaking river from bridge to bridge (price includes transportation back to your vehicle). Named by the native americans that once called the area home; the transquaking river is a narrow and winding brackish waterway that streches for miles through beautiful swampland, farmland, and forests. this is a great tour for return customers looking for a new experience!
Trail to freedom
blackwater adventures is certified by the national park service "underground railroad Network to freedom" to enlighten guests on the journey of local enslaved people and their inspiring stories of love, faith, and family on the road to freedom. this tour departs from our blackwater location
this tour departs from the hyatt chesapeake bay resort at 9 am and 1 pm. Did you know the hyatt has a 18 acre wildlife refuge? be prepared to be amazed as your guide leads you down the river shoreline into shoal creek, a place lost in time. learn about the local and natural history and culture of the eastern shore as you search for many different species of wildlife and waterfowl. this signature tour includes stops at a great blue heron rookery and bald eagles nest! great for adults and children as well as novice and experienced paddlers
experience the choptank river in a whole new light! this tour departs from our hyatt location and meanders down the river shore going underneath the malkus bridge just in time to see the sunset behind the famous choptank river lighthouse! enjoy the moon rising over the river and lighting the way as you paddle back to shore! departs at 7 pm
Layton's chance winery
meet at the winery and then depart on a 2 hour paddle down the beautiful chicamacomico river located just a short drive away (transportation to and from the river included). We conclude back at the winery where you thent ake a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. tour also includes a bottle of wine (excludes reserve wines) and a wine glass to take home! check out laytonschance.com to learn more about the winery! Departs at 10 am and 12 pm
our day adventure is a dual experience guided tour of blackwater which includes a two hour kayak tour and a two hour bike tour. price includes a box lunch from local favorite simmons center market (contact us for menu). the tour begins at our blackwater location at 9:30 am and ends at approx. 2:30 pm. check out the descriptions for guided bike and kayak tours for more information! tour includes guide, bottled water, box lunch, and entrance fees. price is per person and children 10 and under are half price.
Take a trip through the famous Blackwater National Wildlife Drive while soaking in our gorgeous flat country. Stop by the newly renovated visitors center to learn more about our county.
THESE TOURS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE LOCAL WILDLIFE, THE HISTORY OF THE AREA AND OUR CHESAPEAKE BAY WAY OF LIFE HERE IN DORCHESTER COUNTY. THEY EACH INCLUDE BIKES, HELMETS, BOTTLED WATER, AND GUIDES FOR TWO HOURS. CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE HALF PRICED. TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE FROM THE HYATT FOR $10 PER PERSON. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR GROUPS USING THEIR MASTER ACCOUNT THROUGH THE HYATT.
GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE
GROUPS OF UNDER 6
Certified by the National Parks Services “Underground Railroad Network to Freedom”, our local tour guides will take you on a journey through time and share the history of local enslaved people and their stories of love, faith, and family while on the road to freedom.
GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE
GROUPS OF UNDER 6
PEDALING ON THE FLAT LAND IN THE COUNTRY SIDE; SMELLING THE HONEYSUCKLE, THE FORREST AND THE FRESH PLOWED FIELDS IN SEASON! WE WILL LOOK FOR THE ENDANGERED DELMARVA FOX SQUIRREL, THE PLEATED WOODPECKER, TURTLES, AND EAGLES. TAKE A SHORT VISIT TO BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITORS CENTER. YOU WILL SEE EAGLE NESTS AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY AS YOU COAST THROUGH THE BACK ROADS OF DORCHESTER COUNTY.
ALL TOURS INCLUDE ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT, BOTTLED WATER, GUIDE (UNLESS
OTHERWISE STATED) AND ENTRANCE FEES. TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE TIMES TO PEDAL EACH TRIP. ALL CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER ARE HALF PRICE. ALL BIKE TOURS BEGIN AT OUR BLACKWATER
a two hour cycle through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and a stop to their visitors center
BESTPITCH WILDLIFE LOOP
Take a 2 1/2 to 3 hour trip over the historic Bestpitch Ferry Bridge, and through the beautiful wildlife filled country side
LAYTON'S CHANCE WINERY
Take a 2 1/2 hour journey through the wildlife filled country side until you arrive at Layton’s Chance Winery! Here you will experience a tour of the facilities, taste their local wine and even receive a bottle of your own! (excluding all reserve wines). And you get to keep your wine glass!
COME JOIN US ON OUR BEAUTIFUL,SERENE, BRACKISH WATERS TO SEARCH FOR THE BALD EAGLE, GOLDEN EAGLE, OSPREY, THE GREAT BLUE HERON AND MANY OTHER SPECIES OF WILDFOWL. DORCHESTER COUNTY HAS THE SECOND LARGEST CONCENTRATION OF BALD EAGLES IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.! DON’T FORGET TO LOOK BELOW AS WE TRY TO SPOT FOR RIVER OTTERS, MUSKRAT, AND A VAST VARIETY OF TURTLES!
OUR TOURS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE LOCAL WILDLIFE, THE HISTORY OF THE AREA AND OUR CHESAPEAKE BAY WAY OF LIFE HERE IN DORCHESTER COUNTY. THEY EACH INCLUDE A KAYAK, LIFE JACKET, PADDLE, BOTTLED WATER, AND GUIDE FOR TWO HOURS. PRICES ARE PER PERSON. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR GROUPS USING THEIR MASTER ACCOUNT THROUGH THE HYATT.
ALL TOURS INCLUDE ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT, BOTTLED WATER, GUIDE (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED), AND ENTRANCE FEES. TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE TIMES TO PADDLE EACH RIVER. ALL CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER ARE HALF PRICE. PRICES ARE PER PERSON.
This tour starts and ends at our Blackwater location
A three hour trip down the Transquaking River. Requires transportation.
LAYTON'S CHANCE WINERY
Tour begins at the Winery at 10 am & 12 pm. It is a two hour paddle down the Chicamacomico River and includes a tour of Layton’s Chance Winery, wine tasting, a bottle of wine (excluding all reserve wines), and a wine glass. Requires transportation.
Blackwater Adventures is certified by the National Parks Service “Underground Railroad Network to Freedom” to enlighten guests on the journey of local enslaved people and their inspiring stories of love, faith, family, and their road to freedom. The tours are two hours long and can take place on multiple rivers.
LITTLE BLACKWATER RIVER
A two and a half hour paddle through Slaughter Creek to Taylor’s Island. Requires transportation.
STAND UP PADDLE BOARD
This two hour paddle adventure departs from the Blackwater Adventures Beach Hut on the beaches at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. The time of departure will be determined when booking your reservation. This tour will also include a nighttime safety light. No discounts available due to the extra equipment and guides used. Groups over 12 people will have an extra fee due to transportation of more equipment.
PADDLE BOARD YOGA
This is a one of a kind SUP experience! This paddle board yoga session combines relaxation with fitness to create a tranquil experience. During this time you will bind stretches and poses to challenge your inner self. This paddle lesson will last about an hour and you will be coached every step of the way!
GUIDED BIKE TOURS
BLACKWATER ADVENTURES HYATT LOCATION
Departing from the Hyatt Regatta Pavilion, this tour ventures into Historic Cambridge. You will get familiarized with places of interest that you may want to visit during your stay; such as historic spots, restaurants, parks, and events that may be happening during your stay! This tour does take place on roads that are traveled by cars and may not be appropriate for small children on their own bikes.
GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE
GROUPS OF UNDER 6
HIKING THROUGH BLACKWATER
All year the refuge is bursting with wildlife. On this hike we will search for Bald Eagles, the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel, muskrats and other native animals that make their home in the marsh! The marshes of Dorchester County have tons to offer our guests with the serene environment of our local landscape and hundreds of species of birds and plant life to explore! Then we will make a quick trip to the newly renovated visitors center at the refuge! Transportation is available from the Hyatt for $10 per person.
GROUPS OF 2 OR MORE
GROUPS OF MORE THEN 10
Our day adventures include a guided tour with two hours of cycling and two hours of kayaking! The day is split by taking a break in the country to enjoy the included boxed lunch. Day adventures begin at 9:30 am and end around 3 pm. Your tour includes our guides, bottled water, boxed lunch and entrance fees. Children under 10 are half price. Check out the descriptions our guided bike and kayak tours to learn more about the great day that is ahead of you as you get to cycle and paddle with your local Chesapeake country guide!