Kayak Tours at Mallows Bay

Travel through time while exploring historic Mallows Bay shipwrecks.

Mallows Bay, recently nominated to become a Marine Sanctuary, is loaded with the remains of mostly World War I steamships.  It’s also a terrific place to enjoy nature, with many birds, including bald eagles, great blue heron, and osprey flying over and nesting on the wrecks.

No experience is required for this tour.  We enjoy a leisurely pace in very stable, easy-to-use double kayaks.  Everything is included in the trip fee.  Just bring water, a snack, and a smiling face!

Express Tour

Nanjemoy, Maryland

Mallows Bay Ghost Fleet

Nanjemoy, Maryland

In a small bay in Southern Maryland, about 30 miles south of Washington, DC, lie hundreds of shipwrecks dating back to the Revolutionary War. Most of them are from World War I, built in a hurry when the United States entered the war in 1917.  The most prominent wreck is more recent — a rusty, rejected ferry that once served to haul rubber in Brazil during World War II. Surrounding the bay are sandy bluffs topped with trees providing magnificent roosts for bald eagles. Marshy tributaries rich in wildlife provide a quiet counterpart to the historic wreckage. In the bay itself many wrecks have formed sardine-shape islands that today are called “flower pots,” each one supporting its own little ecosystem.

Duration: 3 hours, including land orientation

Rate: $75 per person, including kayak and accessories.

Note we use tandem kayaks for this program.

Please click here to check dates and availability and to make a reservation.

We also offer tours every other Sunday morning through Charles County. Click here to register.

Three-hour tours are available by appointment for groups of 18 to 20 on weekends and 12 to 20 on weekdays.

 

This tour will take you to Mallows Bay where most of the wrecks are located and will include a brief narration about Mallows Bay.

Duration:  1 1/2 hours, including land orientation

Rate:  $45 per person, including kayak and accessories

Note: We use tandem kayaks for this program.

Please click here to check dates and availability and to make a reservation.

We also offer tours every other Sunday afternoon through Charles County. Click here to register.

Mallows Bay Custom Tours

Nanjemoy, Maryland

Mallows Bay Field Study

Nanjemoy, Maryland

Bring your school to Mallows Bay for an engaging program on World War I.  The remains of the World War I steamships provide the perfect setting for an interactive program about how and why the ships ended up at Mallows Bay.  This includes background history on the war and the role of the United States in the war. Note, kayaking is required to reach the Ghost Fleet.  Please contact us for more information and to schedule your field study.

 

Duration: 3 hours, including land orientation

Rate: $75 per person, including kayak and accessories.

Note we use tandem kayaks for this program.

Please click here to check dates and availability and to make a reservation.

We also offer tours every other Sunday morning through Charles County. Click here to register.

Three-hour tours are available by appointment for groups of 18 to 20 on weekends and 12 to 20 on weekdays.

 

We receive many requests for private group tours at Mallows Bay.  We provide private programs on weekends for 18 to 24 participants.  On weekdays, we provide private programs for 12 to 24 participants depending on availability.  If you have a smaller number of participants and would like us to add a tour, we may be able to accommodate your request if enough advance notice is provided and depending on availability; however, this would be an open, public tour.  Please contact us for additional information.

 

Duration:  1 1/2 hours, including land orientation

Rate:  $45 per person, including kayak and accessories

Note: We use tandem kayaks for this program.

Please click here to check dates and availability and to make a reservation.

Forms, Directions, and Checklist Of What To Bring For Tours

Please print and complete the Medical Information Form and Release Forms, and have them in hand when you arrive for your tour, 10 to 15 minutes before the start time.  Click below for a complete confirmation package, including directions, forms, and a checklist of what to bring:

Mallows Bay Tour Confirmation

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See you on the water!

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