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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DATEEVENTTIME
Thur April 22 – Sunday April 25Spring DelMarVa Birding Weekend9:00 – 5:00
Saturday May 22Full Moon Paddle6:30 – 9:30
Friday July 23Full Moon Paddle6:30 – 9:30
Friday August 20Full Moon Paddle6:00 – 9:00
Saturday August 21Full Moon Paddle6:00 – 9:00
Saturday September 18Full Moon Paddle5:30 – 8:30

WHATS NEW

We are very excited to introduce Hobie Pedal Drive kayaks to our 2022 fleet. Come on out to Ayers Creek Adventures and experience the power and maneuverability of the revolutionary Hobie MirageDrive pedal propulsion system.  These pedal drive kayaks allow you to go further faster and are easier to move against wind and current.  The Hobie pedal drive kayaks are a great choice for anyone wishing to cover long distances, have shoulder or other upper body constraints, or just want try something new and fun.  These kayaks are also great for fishing and come equipped with 2 rod holders (MD salt water fishing license required).

OPERATING HOURS

Ayers Creek Location

April 1 - 30, By appointment only.

May 1 - May 20

Weekends 9 - 5
Weekdays by appointment

2022 Season

May 21 - Sept 7

Daily 8:30 - 5:00

Sept 8 – Oct 2

Saturdays 9 - 4
Sunday - Friday by appointment

October 3, 2022 – April 1, 2023

Closed for the season

Ayers Creek Adventures is no longer offering rentals at the OP Swim and Racquet Club. We will be happy to deliver kayaks for daily or multiday rentals to your dock or door.

Covid Procedures

We are happy to report that all of our staff have been fully vacinated. 

Based on guidance from the CDC and the state of MD we will continue with the following Covid-19 procedures in 2021.

  • We encourage you to call ahead or book online before visiting. In doing so we can have your equipment ready to go.  There is a small processing fee for online booking.  
  • We have implemented a digital waiver system to enable you to sign our waiver via your smart phone or other device prior to arrival. The waiver is submitted digitally and there is no need to print.
  • You may sign the waiver here. If you have already completed the waiver you do not need to do so again. Just let us know you have previously signed, and we will verify your completed waiver.
  • As we are an outdoor venue and our team has been vacinated we will not require staff or customers to wear masks.  If you wish to wear a mask please do so. If at anytime you feel uncomfortable, you may request a staff member to put on their mask.
  • We will continue to maintain a safe social distance when possible.
  • Please help us maintain safe social distancing standards by allowing at least 6 feet of space between your group and other groups that may be present at the same time.
  • Thank you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q: I have never kayaked before. Do you provide instruction for beginners?

    A: Yes. Nearly 80% of our customers have never kayaked. We provide basic instruction to ensure all paddlers can easily maneuver their kayak and paddle efficiently to conserve energy and maximize power. Paddling technique is more important than physical strength, and we’ll instruct you how to use your core strength as opposed to your bicep strength.

  • Q: Will the kayak flip over? Should I know how to do the Eskimo Roll?

    A: You do not need to know the Eskimo Roll. Our kayaks are flat bottom kayaks and are very stable. They will not roll over easily but can be flipped by leaning heavily to one side. When most people think of kayaking, they envision white water kayaks that are designed to roll. White water kayakers often wear waterproof skirts to prevent the boat from filling with water if they have to do an Eskimo Roll. Since our kayaks don’t roll over easily, waterproof skirts are not necessary. In fact, our kayaks have large open cockpits similar to canoes.

  • Q: How many people can get into one kayak?

    A: We have tandem kayaks designed to hold two people and single kayaks for individuals. Our single kayaks can support individuals weighing up to 265 lbs. Our tandem kayaks can support 450 lbs and can be converted to single kayaks for individuals weighing more than 265 lbs. We also have canoes that can hold 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 small children.

  • Q: Do your quoted prices include everything necessary for the trip such as the life jacket/personal flotation device (PFD) and paddle?

    A: Yes. Our prices include the PFD and paddle. You should bring your own water or you can purchase water from us if you like.

  • Q: At what age can children paddle their own boat?

    A: We’ve had children as young as eight years old paddle their own boat. This is a decision we often leave up to the parents. You know your child’s capabilities. Will they enjoy paddling and sitting in the boat for more than an hour? If you’re on a tour, will your child be able to stay with the group? Patience and their ability to follow instructions are more important than strength.

  • Q: Are mosquitoes or biting flies problematic?

    A: No. Even though mosquitoes and biting flies are common in the area, we rarely have a problem with them. You’re more likely to be bitten while standing in the grass on shore than while out paddling. You may want to bring your own bug spray just in case.

  • Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: Yes, you can bring your dog if you call ahead and let us know. We want to avoid having numerous dogs on site all at once. Some people like to take their dogs swimming in the creek which is fine. We only ask that you rinse the boat down with a bailer (provided) if the boat gets muddy.

  • Q: Can we go swimming from the kayak?

    A: Yes, but getting back into the kayak after swimming can be challenging. Also the creek is shallow with a mud bottom so there are not many places conducive to swimming. If you’re comfortable that you can pull yourself back into the kayak, we’ll let you know the best place to take a dip.

  • Water Strider
    06/09/2022 - Rebecca Hardy 0 Comments
    The Incredible Water Strider

    Water Striders also known as pond skaters, water skippers, Jesus bugs, or water skeeters, belong to the family Gerridae. Found widely across the Northern Hemisphere such as lakes, creeks, vernal ponds, and even mud puddles, water striders can often be found skimming the waters in the still parts of our Forested Wetlands.

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  • 04/25/2022 - Rebecca Hardy and Suzy Taylor 0 Comments
    Meet the 2022 Ayers Creek Adventures Team

    We are thrilled to be welcoming back some of our all time favorite team members as well as welcoming some exciting new members to our team.

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  • Hobie Passport 10.5 pedal kayaks on Ayers Creek
    04/25/2022 - Rebecca Hardy 0 Comments
    Introducing the Hobie Pedal Drive Kayak

    Ayers Creek Adventures is excited to be adding the Hobie Pedal Drive Kayak to our fleet. Perfect for fishing and for covering greater distances.

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  • Red-WInged Blackbird Perching
    04/25/2022 - Rebecca Hardy 0 Comments
    The Red-Winged Blackbirds of Ayers Creek

    Red-Winged Blackbirds, Agelaius phoeniceus, meaning “scarlet flock member” are one of the most abundant and boldly colored birds occurring year-round in North America. These birds are frequent visitors to Ayers Creek.

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  • Rebecca Hardy
    03/01/2022 - Suzy 0 Comments
    Welcome Rebecca Hardy

    Ayers Creek Adventures welcomes back Rebecca Hardy as our Operations Manager.

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