Trap Pond State Park

Delaware’s top waterway adventures

Feel the cool spray of the ocean surf, savor the sunset as you kayak over the peaceful bay waters, grab your swimsuit, slip on your sandals, and step out to explore Delaware’s wild waterway adventures, ranging from the racy thrills of a jet-ski ride to the soft serenity of a tubing trip down the Brandywine River.

All across the state, from the tranquil bays just off the beach to the ponds and streams tucked into leafy state parks, Delaware boasts a bounty of waterways that are beautifully suited to long, lazy days—or even a splashy episode of high-speed fun. So get ready for a day of fun on Delaware’s waters.

Tubing (and more) on the Brandywine
Some of the state’s most scenic views can be seen best from the calm waters of the Brandywine River as it meanders through Delaware’s “Chateau Country.” Join in at Wilderness Canoe Trips for experiences, from short to long, on kayak or canoe (or even inner tubes!).

Killens Pond State Park
In the heart of central Delaware’s quiet farmlands, secluded Killens Pond State Park lies embraced in a shady forest, perfect for a day Brandywine Creek Delawaremeandering the shores in a rented canoe, kayak or pedal-boat or keep the kids slip-and-sliding all day at the on-site waterpark.

Delaware River Adventures
Let the experts at Delaware River Adventures in Milford lead you down the Mispillion River in a canoe. You’ll be able to admire downtown before venturing into more open waters where you’re sure to see turtles sunning themselves along the shore.

Broadkill River Kayaking and Canoeing
Flowing serenely from the charming little town of Milton down to the ocean, the Broadkill River is an ideal getaway for a canoe adventure. Grab your binoculars, and head down river to the Edward H. McCabe Preserve, where you’ll enjoy unique views of wildlife in the wetlands that surround you.

Cape Water Taxi
Your all-in-one source of fun on the water anytime you’re at the beach, Cape Water Taxi in Lewes is renowned for their narrated nature and history tours, and rightly celebrated for their Live Music Cruises along the Broadkill River on Monday evenings. But be sure to also check out the After-Hours Bay Cruise, offering unforgettable sunset views of the East End Lighthouse and The Point at Cape Henlopen.

Jet-ski or parasail on the inland bays
Delaware’s quiet inland bays lie just behind the Atlantic coast, inviting families to get a splash of fun thanks to plentiful options for jet-ski trips, parasail adventures and even a paddleboard yoga session. Explore tours and rentals from Coastal Kayak, ECOBAY Kayaking Adventures and Quest Kayak.

Learn to surf
Delaware’s laid-back waves and soft sands are just right for learning to “hang 10” with the pros at Rehoboth Surf Boarding School, which offers affordable group lessons for beginners. All you need is a bathing suit, a towel and a little bit of spunk.

Trap Pond State Park
The ultimate relaxing kayaking experience paired with breath taking scenery is what lies in store at Trap Pond State Park. Meander in the shade of majestic baldcypress trees rising from the water in this peaceful park.

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