Tour guides say Baltimore is a good city to explore by water. Starting this month, residents and visitors can explore it by kayak.
Beginning April 30 and continuing into October, the Waterfront Partnership and the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks will be offering Inner Harbor kayaking tours.
Leaving from the Maryland Science Center Water Taxi landing, the tours will give participants a chance to see the Inner Harbor from the water, including the downtown skyline, historic ships such as the Constellation, floating wetlands and a symbol of waterfront clean up efforts, Mr. Trash Wheel.
“The Baltimore waterfront is a highlight of our city, and we are excited to be adding a fun and unique opportunity for residents and tourists to enjoy it.” said Laurie Schwartz, president of Waterfront Partnership, in a statement. “Our hope is that people will get out and experience the waterfront and then will be motivated to do more to support its cleanup.”
Tours will be offered every Sunday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. starting. Tickets are $20 for Baltimore City residents and $30 for non-residents. Twenty percent of ticket sales will go towards the Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor initiative, which aims to make the Harbor safe for swimming and fishing.
Representatives of the city’s Recreation and Parks department will lead tours. Fifteen spots will be available per tour, and participants must be 13 years or older to participate. Tours are weather-dependent, and guests will be issued a full refund if their tour is cancelled due to weather related issues.
For more information and tour bookings visit Kayak Baltimore’s Eventbrite page.