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Discover the Bay

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 Discover the Bay is one of Cape Water Tours' specialized cruises.  It is offered once a week.   The cruise leaves from Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes.

Come join the crew of The Discovery and cruise the waters of the Delaware Bay to learn about this important coastal estuary.  This two hour cruise will be led by experienced science educators who will sample the waters of the Bay with nets to reveal small animal plankton, bottom dwelling invertebrates and a variety of fish.  This is a hands-on activity so come prepared to get your hands a little bit wet and slimy.  This trip is not recommended for young children under the age of 6. 

This cruise will also take in the local historical sites such as the lighthouse at the Harbor of Refuge at Cape Henlopen.  And, no trip is complete without an opportunity to look for diverse birdlife and water fowl along our shores. 

Don't miss out on this outstanding opportunity to see and learn about Delaware's pristine coastal waters and beaches and to learn about the work being done to preserve the delicate eco system within the Delaware Bay.  Please note: If the conditions in the bay are unsafe, this cruise will take place in the sheltered waters of the serene Broadkill River with it's scenic shoreline and salt water marshes.

Click on this picture for a preview of this exciting 2-hour cruise.   cape-henlopen-state-park

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Bring your friends, family, visitors, co-workers or just yourself along with your picnic dinner and/or your favorite beverage. Alcohol is allowed.