Kayaking in Ocean City
Best Places to Kayak in Ocean City
From the beach to the inland bays, there are so many ways to explore Ocean City’s waters. A popular way is by kayaking. Kayaking is a fantastic way to get out on the water and also offers opportunities to get close to Ocean City’s wildlife and see a different side to the area.
Best Places to Kayak in Ocean City
Here are the best places to kayak in Ocean City.
Assateague Island National Seashore
Home to the Assateague wild horses, explore Assateague Island by the water. Launch your own kayak or canoe into the waters of the barrier island to get a closer glimpse at Assateague Island’s wild horses. Seasonal canoe and kayak rentals are available from Assateague Outfitters.
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Assateague State Park
Assateague State Park is Maryland’s only oceanfront park, located on Assateague Island. The state park offers several interpretive programs that can teach all ages about Assateague’s natural environment and wildlife. Take a bayside canoe and kayak tour at Assateague State Park. One of the park’s naturalist staff members will take you out to paddle along the Sinepuxent Bay.
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Isle of Wight Bay
The Isle of Wight Bay is one of Ocean City’s central inland bays. It is connected to the Sinepuxent Bay to the south and the Assawoman Bay to the north. The Isle of Wight Bay is one of the most-used waterways in Ocean City. Paddle out towards the Route 50 bridge where you’ll find anglers reeling in a catch, or by one of the numerous bayside bars and restaurants.
Bahia Marina offers ocean kayak rentals to paddle along the Isle of Wight Bay. Go solo or with a partner as you explore the waters and sandbars right behind Bahia Marina.
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Paddle out from Odyssea Watersports’ private beach into the Isle of Wight Bay. The water sports rental company offers one- and two-hour kayak rentals and will even give suggestions on which areas to explore.
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Kayak Tours in Ocean City
While it’s easy to set off on your own, you can learn and see more by booking a kayak tour from a local company. There are several that explore Ocean City’s bays. Here are our favorite kayak tours in Ocean City.
48th Street Watersports
Take an hour-and-a-half long guided tour with 48th Street Watersports. You’ll paddle through the shallow waters of the Isle of Wight Bay. Along the way, you may get up close and personal with diamondback terrapins, Maryland blue crabs, osprey, horseshoe crabs and more.
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67th Street Paddle Cove
Experience the Assawoman and Isle of Wight Bays on a guided tour. 67th Street Paddle Cove offers hour-and-a-half long guided kayak tours. Choose from the Eco Tour where you can paddle along the bay’s tranquil marsh environments and even spot wildlife. Or, choose the Sunset Paddle to take in the beautiful views of Ocean City’s skyline.
Ayers Creek Adventures
Ayers Creek Adventures offers several eco tours for those looking to explore Maryland’s coastal bays in a kayak or canoe. Paddle through saltwater marshes and forested wetlands. Or choose one of the sunrise or moonlit tours. Ayers Creek Adventures has a variety of tours that are perfect for all ages and interests, including custom tours.
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