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Fishing & Boating in Delaware

Delaware offers tons of outdoor activities, and its nautical life does not disappoint. If you are interested in fishing and boating during your trip to Delaware, use this blog to learn about your options. From fishing trips to family-friendly boat tours, Delaware has it all out on the water!

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Fishing

  • Delaware State Parks :

    With 17 different state parks, Delaware has many different fishing options to choose from. Between freshwater, saltwater and offshore fishing, as well as surf fishing, clamming and crabbing, Delaware State Parks offer fishing grounds from Northern to Southern Delaware as well as classes and programs for those of all ages.

  • Trips & Charters :

    Along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, near Angler’s Marina and Anglers Fishing Center in Lewes, you will find many different boats available for private fishing charters, like First Light Charters and Grizzly Sport Fishing. You will also find Fisherman’s Wharf, a fishing and cruising company that offers full-day fishing, half-day fishing, sea bass fishing and more. If in need of fishing supplies, stop by the nearby Lewes Harbour Marina Fishing and Boating Outfitters.

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Boating

  • The Kalmar Nyckel :

    For a more historic boating experience, enjoy a ride on the Kalmar Nyckel in Wilmington. As the “Tall Ship of Delaware,” this full-scale replica of the original Swedish colonial ship sails through the mid-Atlantic. Learn about maritime culture and a thing or two about sailing during your trip.

  • Delaware Cruises and Events :

    Take a ride along the scenic Riverfront Wilmington. With sightseeing tours and tropical Paradise Tiki Tours, spend time with friends or family while enjoying a view of Wilmington from the water. Nearby, you can also check out the Wilmington Riverboat Queen for a unique way to tour Historic Christiana Riverfront.

  • Delaware State Parks :

    If you are looking for a different type of boating, try renting a kayak or canoe to explore one of Delaware’s state parks! Paddle through Killens Pond, the Delaware Bay, Fenwick Island, Lums Pond or Trap Pond on your own or with a guided tour group.

  • Captain's Lady :

    Captain's Lady Charters offers charter fishing in the Delaware Bay. Launching from JP's Wharf in North Bowers Beach, the professional crew of Captain's Lady can take you to some of the best fishing spots that the Delaware Bay has to offer.

  • Cape Water Tours :

    For a leisurely boat ride in the Delaware Bay or along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, check out Cape Water Tours and Taxi! Between eco-tours, dolphin watching, sunset cruises and more, enjoy an hour and a half to two hours on the water with friends and family!

  • Pirates of Lewes :

    Looking for something for the little ones? This swashbuckling adventure in Lewes is perfect for kids and families. Enjoy a ride on a pirate ship while entering a pirate’s life with props, games and more!

  • The Sand Dollar :

    A bit further South in Dewey Beach, The Sand Dollar offers tours in Rehoboth Bay. With daily cruises, private charters and cycle boat cruises (powered by the pedaling of passengers), there are multiple options to choose from.