Blackwater Paddle & Pedal Adventures

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Blackwater Paddle & Pedal Adventures

BPPA is your one-stop outfitter for your outdoor entertainment.

We operate out of two locations—one five minutes from the beautiful Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and the other at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort (open to the public).

At the Blackwater location, we’re housed in a restored general store, on the site of a significant event in Harriet Tubman’s life. There we offer:

  • Kayak rentals (single & tandem)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Guided cycling and paddling tours (focus on nature or history); moonlight paddles; some tours include wine tasting at Layton’s Chance Winery

At the Hyatt beach location (open spring through fall), we offer:

  • Rentals of jet skis, catamarans, paddle boats, powerboats, kayaks, fishing kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUP), and more.
  • Sunset cruises on a 46-foot, 44-passenger Chesapeake Bay workboat, Keeper of the Sea. The boat is also available for charters.

We also offer step-on bus guides and local historic and nature tours.

BPPA caters to 1 person or large groups. Disabled individuals are welcome & we are pet friendly! We offer delivery of our equipment to local families or to visitors in the area renting vacation homes a multiple day discount.

For guests to Dorchester County bringing their own bikes and kayaks we offer maps with our favorite bike and kayaking routes, and emergency pick-up service for bikers who need assistance and for kayakers who would like to paddle bridge to bridge.

Our staff includes licensed Coast Guard Captains and ACA certified kayak instructors. We are a member of the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, with certified bike & kayak Underground Railroad tours.

BPPA’s Blackwater Shuttle Service offers shuttle service for weddings, groups, or any sort of outing. Call for details.

Our motto is “Come to the place where nature just loves to show off for you!” Dorchester County, Maryland is rich in early American history and hosts the 2nd largest concentration of Bald Eagles on the East Coast, along with several endangered species of animals and plants.

Check the BPPA website for tours, new equipment and events!

get in touch


2524 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-901-9255 (p)


Bucktown location: Mon-Sat. Call for reservations
Hyatt Chesapeake location: Spring-Fall. Call for more information
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