Kayak Eco-Tours and rentals offered all summer at Cape Henlopen State Park

June 25, 2013

Beachgoers can now enjoy kayak trips this summer at Cape Henlopen State Park. The Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour departs at 10 a.m., Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 30. Evening Eco-Tours depart at  6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 20.

These guided trips are intended for beginners but can be strenuous. Single and tandem sit-on-top kayaks are available, and the park will provide all the equipment. Breakwater Eco-Tours are for ages 8 and older with a parent or guardian, but single paddlers must be at least 13. Evening Eco-Tours are for ages 13 and older. Be sure to wear secure footwear and bring water and sunscreen. The fee is $25 for a single kayak or $35 for a tandem kayak. To preregister for an eco-tour, call 302-645-6852.

Kayak rentals are available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily to Sept. 1 at the Kayak Shack at the fishing pier. The rental includes a solo or tandem kayak, PFD, seat and paddle. All participants must have paddling experience. Rentals are for ages 8 and older only, and all minors must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian. The fee is $15 per person per hour. Kayaks cannot be reserved ahead of time. All boats must be returned before 5 p.m.

For more information on kayak programs or any of the many other programs offered, call 302-645-6852.

The Seaside Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Park entrance fees are in effect.