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Get out on the Delaware Bay With These Coastal Activities

Photo courtesy of Sue Ingram Keller

The Delaware coast boasts plenty of water activities for locals to enjoy this summer, from kayaking to sailing on the bay.

From catamarans to kayaks, there are plenty of coastal establishments renting sailboats and watercraft. Here is a sampling.


Delaware Paddlesports

Offers: Kayak and sailboat rentals, SUP lessons (There is also a location at Paradise Grill in Long Neck.)
17296 Coastal Hwy., Lewes; 645-7300; delawarepaddlesports.com

Freedom Boat Club

The membership-based organization also has Long Neck and Bear locations—as well as nearly 300 clubs in the U.S., Canada and France. There is a one-time entry fee and monthly dues.

Offers to members: Unlimited boating (Availability varies. members pay for fuel.)
909 Pilottown Rd., Lewes; 833-262-8335; info.freedomboatclub.com

Quest Adventures

Offers: Kayak, SUP rentals, chairs, umbrellas, floating party mats (Locations also in Cape Henlopen State Park and Roosevelt Inlet.)
514 E. Savannah Rd., Lewes; 745-2925; questkayak.com


Photo courtesy of Sue Ingram Keller


Delmarva Board Sports Adventures

Offers: SUP, kayak rentals, tours, summer camps, private group sessions
Northbeach, 125 McKinley St., Dewey Beach; 260-9008; delmarvaboardsportadventures.com

Dewey Beach Watersports

Offers: Jet Ski, pontoon boat, SUP, kayak rentals
113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach; 227-1113; deweybeachwatersports.com

Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association

Offers: Sailboat, SUP and kayak rentals, sailing lessons
38767 Rehoboth Bay Sailing Assoc. Lane, Dewey Beach; 227-9008; rbsa.org

Fenwick Island & Selbyville

Coastal Kayak

Offers: Kayak, SUP and sailboat rentals, group tours
36840 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island; 539-7999; coastalkayak.com

Island Watersports

Offers: Boat rental, boat club
39084 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island; 537-2628; ocmdboats.com

Route 54 Watersports

Offers: Waverunners and boat rentals, parasailing
38931 Madison Ave., Fenwick Island; 470-7435; route54watersports.com

Shark’s Cove Marina

Offers: SUP, boat, kayak and WaveRunner rentals, parasailing
Shark’s Cove Marina, Madison Ave., Fenwick Island; 436-8500; sharkscovemarina.com