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Save the Date!
35th Annual Delmarva Paddlers Retreat
October 11-13, 2024
Registration opens July 4

Delmarva 2024 planning is well underway.
Things are shaping up nicely and we are ready to start sharing details.

Great news! We are able to hold the cost to everyone at 2023 levels! Registration for the standard 3 day stay is still only $395!!! That includes all meals and lodging. Options for coming early and/or staying late are again available for just a little more.

This year, we are including more trips for everyone.

We'll have a rough water trip to Cape Henlopen to work on your stuff in the bump.


We're also doing a crossing of Rehoboth Bay to the Delaware Seashore State Park with a private tour of the Indian River Life Saving Station.

Our featured presenter Friday night is Dr. William Fitzhugh, the Director of the Smithsonian Institute's Arctic Studies Center.

Don Beale and Joanne Barta are holding their awesome paddle carving class on Friday.


and more to come !!!

Watch this space for updates and get weekly announcements at our Facebook page.


If you can't wait and have a burning question, please contact us at

See you on the water.

The Delmarva Paddlers Retreat is an annual gathering of Greenland-style sea kayakers on the western shore of Rehoboth Bay in Lewes, DE. There we gather to celebrate the origins of kayaking and to hone traditional kayaking techniques and skills. Whether you are looking to learn your first kayak roll, or develop an understanding of advanced traditional techniques, the Delmarva Paddlers Retreat is the place to do it.

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