Burton’s Island Wildlife Tour

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Paddle your kayak through the intricate salt marsh trails around a state wildlife refuge. These marshes are the rich feeding grounds for many animals – horseshoe crabs, oyster catchers, osprey, skimmers, herons, egrets… just to name a few! In your kayak you’ll glide tranquilly through this environment and have an excellent vantage point to witness all of the activity. One of the highlights of this trip is our exploration of a small sandbar where you will get out of your kayak and comb the beach for a variety of beach dwellers such as fiddler crabs, starfish, moonsnails, and clams.

Our certified kayak guides give a short instructional session before the tour and also supply all of the safety gear. We use single and tandem top-of-the-line recreational kayaks. These boats are stable, comfortable, and user-friendly. (Touring and sit-on-top kayaks are also available upon request.)

Book Your Tour


The Burton’s Island Wildlife Tour is conveniently located only 10 minutes from Rehoboth and Bethany Beach and about 15 minutes from Ocean City!

For this tour, we will meet you at the launch site, not at Coastal Kayak. The address and directions for the launch site will be included in your confirmation email.


This guided kayak tour is suitable for all levels. It is great for beginners and children!


Paddling time on this kayak tour is 1.5 – 2 hours.


The price of this guided kayak tour is $60.00 per person. Children 11-7 years old receive $10 off when accompanied by an adult at the regular price. We require advanced reservations. Minimum age for the Burton’s Island Wildlife Tour is 7 years old. Children ages 7-11 must be in a tandem kayak with an adult.