Kayaking Annapolis in August


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Question: I will be in Annapolis in late August and would like information on renting kayaks. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

Tim Brubaker
Downington, PA

Adventure Adviser: As Annapolis is the hub of recreational boat travel on the Chesapeake, there are a number of kayak-rental options. Start with Spring River Kayak Rentals (410-263-2303) in Eastport. They have a dock right out back, so you can pay your dues and paddle away. Rental prices range from $15 per hour to $60 per weekend for a single
fiberglass boat.

On weekends, Spring River offers instructional tours through a company called Outdoor Excursions. Meet at the store, where instructors will outfit you with all the gear you need, then you’ll head out onto the bay for an hour or so of instruction. The cost is $37. Call 800-777-2925 for more details.

Amphibious Horizons in downtown Annapolis’s Quiet Waters Park offers tandem and single sit-atop and touring kayaks. Prices range from $7 per half-hour for a single touring kayak to $10 per half-hour for a double (additional hours are $7 (single) and $10 (double). Amphibious also offers full-day natural history tours and two- to eight-day camping trips on the
Chesapeake. Call 888-458-8786 for more details.

Annapolis Outdoors Ltd. out of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Annapolis offers guided sea-kayak tours every day except Tuesdays. Basic tours for beginners ($35 for adults) are two hours long and explore Spa Creek. Intermediate tours ($53 adults) are three-and-a-half-hours long, include lunch or a late-afternoon snack, and explore the Severn River and College Creek, home of
the Naval Academy.

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