Kayak Nature Tour

Nature Kayak Tour

2024 tours: 6/16, 7/20, 8/18, 9/14

Paddle your way along Scott’s Cove — the rocky gorge reservoir section of the Patuxent River — with our experienced and entertaining guides!

We’ll teach you the basics of kayaking from paddling to steering and how to safely enter/exit your kayak.

Our sit-in recreational-style kayaks are safe and stable. They track well and are responsive to your paddling efforts.

We often see many different kinds of wildlife like birds, fish, and turtles as we meander quietly on the many coves and inlets. About halfway through we will stop to enjoy a snack we provide before heading back.

Cost: $65/person
Time: 3 Hours
Tour Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | OR | 1:00 – 4:00 PM 
Number of Participants: 1-12**
Minimum Age Required: 10 years old

One adult participant must accompany every two minors.

**All tours are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of participants (4) is not met.**


Terrapin Adventures Provides:
– Kayak, paddle, Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
– Snack

Private Tours Available:
We can provide private tours for groups of 6-10 participants. If you have more than 10 participants, please contact us as we may be able to accommodate your group!-Call us at 301-725-1313 to book a Private Tour.

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Before Your Tour

Key Information

Reserve Your Spot: We highly recommend booking online as we can’t guarantee walk-ins.

Check-In: You must meet at Scott’s Cove 30 minutes before your kayak tour to Check-In.

That means 8:30 AM check-in for the 9:00 AM tour or 12:30 PM check-in for the 1:00 PM Tour.

Waivers: Everyone must complete a Waiver.

What to Wear/Bring

For the Water: We recommend that guests bring: sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, a bottle of water, and shoes that can get wet (they will be walking in the water to enter their kayaks).

For Your Trip Home: Additional items (that can be kept in their cars), that might be useful when they get back on land would be: a towel, a change of clothes, dry shoes, and a lunch if you are planning to stay after the trip ends.

Tip Your Guides: Finally…cash! Your guides work very hard to ensure your enjoyment and safety while on the water. A 10-20% tip is quite standard in the recreation industry.

Inclement Weather Policy

We will not run your kayak tour if we experience thunder or lightning. We may operate the tour in the rain. Unsure? Give us a call at 301-725-1313!

In the event of inclement weather — such as lightning, thunder, or high winds — we will work with you to reschedule your event.

Cancellation Policy

More than 7 days before your event = no cost

7 days or less from your event = we will provide a Rain Check (good for 6 months from the originally scheduled date).


We recommend that you use the following address: 11004 Harding Rd, Laurel, MD 20723 when using Waze or Google Maps, to get to the correct location at Scott’s Cove.

Please meet at the bottom of the boat ramp, where a friendly Terrapin Adventures guide will meet you!

Please use the map below to input the address and navigate from your location: