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Kayak with a local expert guide

kayaking

Kayak with a local expert guide

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
kayaking

Kayak with a local expert guide

kayaking

Kayak with a local expert guide

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet at our beautiful property located at the headwaters of Ayers Creek. A calm beautiful waterway with limited public access. We will outfit you with a kayak, paddle, and personal floatation device. All of our equipment is high quality, comfortable and well maintained. We will cover basic paddling instructions prior to getting on the water. Our calm water protected location is perfect for all levels of paddlers. Our unique Yak-a-launcher makes kayak entry and exit easy by stabilizing the kayak and providing a hand rail. We begin and end our tours at the same location. Paddle will be approx 1.5 hours. We will explore the magnificent salt marshes of Ayers and Trappe creek. Experience first hand the vast array of wildlife including bald eagles, herons, egrets, osprey, ducks, turtles, and muskrat as you paddle these peaceful waters. The coastal bays watershed exhibits the highest diversity of habitats and living creatures in Maryland. We will also use dip nets and check our crab pots along way to get a glimpse of the life underwater as well. We love to share our knowledge of the area and the wildlife with our visitors. Steven is the 4th generation of his family to live here and has many stories passed down from his grandfather and great grandfather

Your host

Learn more about Suzy And Steven

Suzy And Steven

Steven grew up on Ayers Creek and has spent his life exploring the local waterways. He has worked in the environmental field for 25 years and has extensive knowledge of the local waters and environmental protection measures. Steven is a founding member and was the original director of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, a non-profit environmental conservation organization. Suzy grew up on the Youghiogheny River in SW PA where she developed a love of everything outdoors. She enjoyed many years paddling the river before being lured to the calm beauty of Maryland’s coastal bays. She has been visiting and exploring the area for over 25 years and has a strong appreciation for this beautiful natural resource. Suzy serves on the board of the Lower Shore Land Trust dedicated to protecting the local lands and waterways such as Ayers Creek.

What's included

Equipment
Kayak, Paddle, Personal Floatation Device

Where you'll be

We will explore the forested headwaters or the salt marshes of Ayers and Trappe Creek. The direction may vary based on conditions. There is very limited access to the creek and most areas are only accessible by paddle. With years of paddling these waterways we know all the little guts and cuts to explore.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. No experience required. It is suggested that children under 10 years of age paddle in a tandem kayak with an adult or one of our guides.

What to bring

Hat, sunscreen, water and snack. Dress for the weather.

More tips

The water on Ayers Creek averages 2 to 3 feet in depth and is very calm and safe.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Suzy And Steven
Kayak with a local expert guide
New experience
From $74/person
New experience
From $74/person