Frequently Asked Questions – Tours & Trips

What if we are looking for a different date then what is listed?
What kind of adventures do you provide?
How long do the adventures take?
What is included in the cost of the adventure?
What should I bring/wear?
Is there an age minimum?
Are there physical requirements to participate?
Is it safe?

What if we are looking for a different date then what is listed?

If you have the people, we will run the trip. Call 301.725.1313 to schedule a trip on a date convenient to you.  (Minimum participant numbers apply)

What kind of adventures do you provide?

Terrapin Treks provides many different kinds of trips including: Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking,  Geocaching, Caving, Biking, and River Tubing. Check back often as our trip catalog expands!

How long do the adventures take?

Our adventures can last anywhere from just a few hours, up to several days. See our individual trip descriptions here (link to Tours and Trips page)for more specific information.

What is included in the cost of the adventure?

Each of our adventures are unique. Some, such as our backpacking, are all inclusive (equipment, food, guides), while others are not. Some trips include transportation as well. Check the individual trip descriptions, or contact us, for more information specific to your adventure.

What should I bring/wear?

Most of our adventures require only weather appropriate clothing and an adventurous spirit! However, some may require specialty clothing or footwear. In most cases required specialty gear is provided. Feel free to contact us, or your assigned guides, if you have any questions. Refer to the trip descriptions for more information.

Is there an age minimum?

All of our adventures require that participants be at least 8 years old. In some cases the age limit may be higher, and children under a certain age must be accompanied by an adult.  This varies by adventure so be sure to contact us or refer to the adventure descriptions.

Are there physical requirements to participate?

Some of our adventures may require moderate to heavy physical exertion, while others are quite leisurely. Our hiking, backpacking, and kayaking tours will require walking/paddling several miles. One should become familiar with the individual trip descriptions and requirements, and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions.

Is it safe?

The short answer is yes. While our guests should know that any outdoor/wilderness activity has inherent dangers, Terrapin Treks and Terrapin Adventures go to great lengths to ensure our guests safety. Our guides are highly trained and, at a minimum, carry wilderness first aid and CPR certifications.  Some guides have further professional and medical training as each tour requires.

Note:  Depending on the tour or trip you choose, you may need to download the Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk Agreement in order to participate.  Please sign and bring along with you to help speed up the process.