Starting Sunday, you can tour Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from a different perspective than the average tourist gets.
The city is bringing back its Kayak Tours program, which launched last year and will run from Sunday, April 15 to sometime in October this year.
The Waterfront Partnership and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks put the tours on. They leave at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., weather permitting, every Sunday from the Maryland Science Center water taxi stop. Guests will get to see water-level views of the city skyline, the Harbor’s historic ships, and restoration projects like the National Aquarium’s floating wetlands and the city’s world-famous garbage-collecting Trash Wheels.
“The Kayak Tours were very successful when we launched the program last year, and we are excited to get to bring them back,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of Waterfront Partnership.
There will be 15 spots available on each tour, and anyone 13 years or older can participate. Tour tickets are $20 for Baltimore City residents and $30 for non-residents, and 20% of ticket sales go towards Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative, which aims to clean up the Harbor until it is swimmable and fishable. If a tour is cancelled for bad weather, guests will get a full refund. To book a tour, click here.
-Meg Walburn Viviano