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Exploring the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

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Exploring the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Availability for this experience is rare.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 20 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
kayaking

Exploring the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

kayaking

Exploring the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Availability for this experience is rare.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 20 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Explore the largest concentration of shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere, known as the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay. Outfitted in kayaks, we’ll paddle alongside grandiose ships rising out of the shallow backwater of the Potomac River and learn how these ships got here. After a quick kayak tutorial, we’ll hit the water for about 2 hours as we paddle around this historic site and experience several nature refuge spots.

What's included

Equipment
Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, safety equipment, & a certified interpretive guide. All kayaks will be tandem, so you will be…

Your host

Kimberly

Kimberly

Hi. I’m Kimberly, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I’m the owner of Atlantic Kayak Company (AKC)— an adventure kayaking business located in Charles County, Maryland. I’ve been kayaking for almost a decade. I am an American Canoe Association certified instructor. In June 2018, I became the owner of AKC, which allowed me to pursue my passion full time. My company has partnered with the Smithsonian Associates, Baltimore National Aquarium, NOAA, Atlas Obscura, and Potomac Riverkeepers. We were also featured on Amazon Prime’s Air, Water or Land. I value making first-timers and veterans alike feel comfortable in a kayak. I'm always working to continue AKC's goal of getting people out in nature, teaching them about their surroundings, and making sure they have fun.

About the organization

Selected by Atlas Obscura

This experience is offered directly by a member of the Atlas Obscura community and has been selected by Atlas Obscura.

Founded in 2009, Atlas Obscura is a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods. Community members also host their own experiences, providing special access to the world’s hidden wonders, local marvels, and gastronomical wonders.

Where you'll be

Accessible via kayak, there are about 200 ships forever in their watery grave in Mallows Bay. While the earliest are from the 18th century, most were scrapped after a WWI shipbuilding surge. In years since, nature has swallowed the hulking vessels, turning them into habitats for species living in the bay. The area is home to wildlife like beavers, osprey, & bald eagles. In 2019, NOAA officially named Mallows Bay a national marine sanctuary.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sun, Oct 13    From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
$90 per person
18 of 20 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 20 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Attendees will kayak several miles, so please make sure you're comfortable with the level of activity. Prior to the event, attendees will receive a confirmation package with safety information and release forms. This event is weather-permitting; we'll update guests if weather affects our plans.
Kimberly
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Exploring the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay
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New experience
From $90/person