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Guided Kayaking Tours of the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Join us for Guided Kayaking Tours of the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Explore the tidal inlets of Marshy Creek and the pristine marshes along the shoreline. This is a guided kayak tour, with kayak instruction provided; appropriate for paddlers ages 5+ with any level of kayaking experience. Led by CBEC Naturalist and experienced kayaker, Courtney Leigh.

Due to the limited number of kayaks, PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Call 410-827-6694 or email jwink@bayrestoration.org to register.

Wednesday, August 29th, 6:00-8:30pm
Sunday, September 9th, 2:00-4:30pm

Miles River Paddling Program August 9

On Thursday, August 9, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD is hosting a kayak paddling program along the scenic Miles River for a limited number of participants. Offered in partnership with Sultana Projects, the program launches from CBMM’s waterfront campus at 9:30am and is scheduled to return by 12noon. Kayaks will be provided, or participants can bring their own.

Sultana Vice President and Naturalist Chris Cerino will take paddlers through 400 years of history from Miles Point— where Native Americans once lived, to the bustling St. Michaels harbor of today. Paddlers will learn about St. Michaels landmarks and history, in addition to exploring the underwater life of nearby creeks, marshes, and beaches.

The cost is $35 per person, with pre-registration needed. Children ages 12 and up are welcome to participate, when accompanied by an adult in a personal tandem kayak. To register or for more information, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941, or visit www.cbmm.org.

Kayak Rentals at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Attention CBEC members: Kayak season is finally here! The waters around the center have warmed up enough to begin the season a week early. As always, members have free use of all kayak equipment. Please check in the visitor center to sign the release waiver and grab a water trail map. We will hold your drivers’ license to make sure you made it safely back. Please remember to be back to the visitor center by 4:30pm with your paddle and life jacket to receive your drivers’ license. We’d appreciate your help in bringing your kayak back to the rack area. Members also have the opportunity to reserve kayaks in advance so please call CBEC at 410.827.6694 and leave a message. (Please note that our school programs and camps have priority in use so we will contact you if your there is a conflict with your date.). For more information: http://www.bayrestoration.org/recreation/kayaking.

2012 Kayak Rental Rates
Members: Free
Non-Members: $15/Vessel + Admission Fee/Person

CBEC 2012 Fleet:
12 single sit-in kayaks and
13 tandem sit-a-top kayaks and
1 canoe

Very Important: We will not rent kayaks if the weather service has issued a small craft advisory or thunderstorm warning…so it is YOUR responsibility to check the weather before you leave your house. www.weather.gov

ENJOY the beauty and wildlife of CBEC from the water!!!

Free Kayak and Canoe Seminar

The Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron is holding a free “Paddle Smart” seminar, including on-water demonstrations for canoes and kayaks on Sunday, May 20, starting at 1 p.m. at the Kent Island Yacht Club. Come early and join your friends for an optional brunch at the yacht club, starting at noon. The class will begin at 1 p.m. The seminar is free; the lunch is a nominal charge.

To register or for more information, contact either Dick Radlinski at 410 827 3376 (r.radlinski@linkeng.com) or John Locke at 443 262 8271 (locke806@atlanticbb.net).