6 Must-Try Tours and Activities at the Beach

Spend the tail-end of the summer soaking up every advantage the coast has to offer.

Whether you want to explore breweries or the back bays, you can find a guided tour to grant your wish—by land and by sea. Here are a few options.

Cape Water Tours & Taxi         

Board the covered pontoon boat for cruises that focus on history or ecology. (Once a year, passengers can watch an expert band baby osprey.) The boat motors along the canal—check out some of the million-dollar homes—to the bay and to the Broadkill River. • 302-644-7334

Delmarva Discovery Tours

An offshoot of DelMarVa Board Sport Adventures, this tour group offers several themed excursions: beer, wine and spirits; family farms; wine and gardens; Southern Delaware antiques; and local history. •• 302-260-9008

Eating Rehoboth

Embark on a three-hour culinary tour through Rehoboth Beach with stops at some of the town’s most popular restaurants for tasty treats and a meet-and-greet with owners and chefs. •• 888-908-7115

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Ecobay Kayak & SUP

Take an eco-tour aboard a kayak or standup paddleboard of the James Farms Ecological Preserve. The company also offers excursions during the full moon. Glow sticks and flashlights are provided. •• 302-841-2722

Fort Miles Museum

Before Cape Henlopen State Park became a destination for bathers and fishermen, it was a World War II-era Army base. Battery 519 is now home to the Fort Miles Museum, which is only open for guided tours. •• 302-644-5007

Lewes Historical Society

The Lewes Historical Society’s guides offer walking tours that spotlight architecture, the city’s maritime history, local legends and the history of Lewes. You can also explore this historic area by kayak or boat with LHS guides. •• 302-644-7334

Milton Historical Society

Walking tours wind through this historic town by the Broadkill, which has been known for making boats, buttons, beans — and now beer. •• 302-684-1010 

Rehoboth Beach Museum

Travel back in time by to Rehoboth’s camp meeting origins by foot or on the Jolly Trolley. •• 302-227-7310

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Quest Adventures

You gotta give it to this group for creativity. Among its tours is an easy day on the Broadkill River ending at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton. That’s one quest even the non-athletic will want to conquer. •• 302-74-KAYAK

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