The best part of kayaking is the exhilaration of exploration, up until you realize the difficulty of paddling through pudding in your bathtub and must face yourself in the mirror. Take to real rivers with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a half-day single or tandem kayak rental (up to a $45 value)
- $35 for a Forested Wetlands Exploration Tour for two by kayak (up to an $80 value)
During half-day rentals, customers shove off on self-guided, four-hour voyages through the coastal waterways surrounding Ayers Creek in a single or tandem kayak. After a brief tutorial in paddling technique, staffers arm kayakers with guides to the coastal wildlife, water trail maps, and type-III personal floatation devices. For a guided experience, ACA-certified instructors lead paddlers on the Forested Wetlands Exploration Tour that reveals hidden marshy estuaries and their unique ecological makeup through riverside sights and hands-on activities.
Ayers Creek Adventures
Ayers Creek softly ripples by the idyllic location where Steven and Suzy Taylor run their kayak and canoe center. Despite being situated near Ocean City, the watery spot is quiet except for the occasional stirring of a duck, heron, or standup paddleboard. Steven has been a neighbor to the animals in this stretch of coastal Maryland since childhood, and the couple now operates their business from their own bankside property. Both Suzy and Steven spent decades mastering the waters on their own before they began giving tours of the salt marshes and wetlands. Steven, an environmental consultant, often narrates on these tours, reliving his boyhood awe for visitors as groups encounter deer and fly-by cameos by bald eagles. Committed to preservation, the Taylors sprinkle guided adventures with educational factoids about the area's diverse ecology as paddlers conquer the headwaters.