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Days/Hours of operation : Seasonal, May through September and, if weather permits, through some of October. During the most active months, June, July, August, we operate 7 days a week, offering tours and cruises throughout the day.  The tours and cruises vary depending on the day of the week.  In the cooler months of May, September, and October, we operate an abbreviated schedule, mostly on the weekends.

Tours: Cape Water Tours & Taxi offers several cruises and tours that are educational in nature including Eco Tours, Osprey Banding Tours in late June/early July (about 6 – 8 tours), Delaware Bay Discovery Cruise, Cape Henlopen Fort Miles Cruise and the Maritime History Cruise, and History Happened Here Cruise. These occur at least weekly throughout the summer. Experienced birders and naturalists guide our tours and provide “minds-on” and “hands-on” experiences.

Eco-Tours  (all ages): Find out where the Fiddler Crab got its name, if the Glossy Ibis is really glossy or where the term “crazy as a loon” came from. Experience the wonder of our inland waterways and wetlands and see a wide variety of birds and waterfowl such as Herons, Ospreys, Kingfishers, Forster’s Terns, Grebes, Black-necked Stilts, and the great American Bald Eagle.  If what is above the water doesn’t impress you, then check out what we catch from beneath the waves as we throw out our cast nets. You will learn about submerged aquatic vegetation – algae and seagrasses such as eelgrass and the benefit they provide as breeding habitat for aquatic life. You will see crustaceans like Blue Crabs, Grass Shrimp, and an occasional Horseshoe Crab. Our nets also catch fish like the Summer Flounder, Striped Bass or Mullet. And, if you are lucky, you may see a Diamondback Terrapin, a brackish water turtle that spends most of its time in the waters of the coastal salt marshes.

Osprey banding tours  (all ages): In the early summer, our Eco Tours will present a rare opportunity for our passengers. Captain Steve takes us to osprey nesting platforms where he will place identification tags on the osprey fledglings before they begin to fly. This practice does not hurt the birds and is done specifically to gather information about birds such as migration patterns, life span, and behaviors. These opportunities are few as the optimal time to band these magnificent birds is when they are 7-8 weeks old. 

Delaware Bay Discovery Cruise  (all ages): 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 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 waterfowl 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 ecosystem within the Delaware Bay. 

Cape Henlopen Fort Miles Cruise, Maritime History Cruise,  History Happened Here Cruise : Ages 8 and up): Join a knowledgeable Lewes Historical guide on board the Cape Water Taxi for a cruise along the Lewes Canal (once Lewes Creek). Journey back in time into Lewes’s maritime past through the centuries. Learn of the explorers who first put Cape Henlopen on the map. Recall the pirates that sailed the same local waters you'll travel upon. Come to understand the difficulties in navigating the Cape's sometime treacherously shallow waters. View lighthouses that for generations have assisted in guiding ships, visitors, cargo and stories through the area.  Learn about the important role of the Delaware Bay River Pilots Association and the brave United States Life-Saving Servicemen who rescued victims from perilous shipwrecks during the 19th and 20th centuries.   (See website for various cruise descriptions.)  We encourage visitors to bring cameras and binoculars if they have them.

Reservations:  Individuals/small groups suggest booking 2 – 48 hours in advance. Large groups please give seven day advance notice. Walk ups accepted if there is space available. Cost :  See website

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Historic Lewes, Delaware, sits at the very point where Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Views of both the estuary and the ocean abound from this unique vantage point. This tiny coastal town is historically and environmentally significant, and its natural surroundings offer year-round family fun and pet-friendly accommodations for your entire crew. Whether you go for a day trip, a weekend or even longer, you'll wish you had even more time to experience everything this area has to offer, and you'll be eager to return.

Day-trippers should set their sites on Cape Henlopen State Park , located just east of Lewes. This bay- and ocean-front natural wonder features five miles of shoreline with two lifeguard-protected beaches, more than seven miles of hiking and biking trails, and over 4,000 acres of unspoiled coastal scenery, including the Great Dune. But most importantly, families will have access to public restrooms, a bath house, and a snack shop while visiting in season.

Items at the top of your packing list should be sunscreen and a good pair of binoculars. Cape Henlopen sits right on the Atlantic Flyway, so there will be no shortage of birds and other wildlife-watching opportunities. Prime viewing time occurs in the spring, when migratory shorebirds flock to Delaware Bay and feast on plentiful horseshoe crab eggs. More spawning horseshoe crabs reside in the Delaware Estuary than anywhere else in the world.

Don't forget the fishing poles because Cape Henlopen is a surf-fishing paradise dotted with fishing beaches, and this includes a quarter-mile-long pier that is perfect for dropping a line in the bay. If the car is too packed to bring your gear, don't worry. You can rent fishing equipment and purchase tackle inside the park.

Do you want to see fish up-close, without all the work? Visit the Seaside Nature Center and its five huge tanks, each of which is teeming with local aquatic species. The Nature Center is also where you can sign up for all sorts of year-round sea and bayside adventures, including guided hikes and canoe trips, bird watching, net fishing, and dolphin watching, just to name a few. Additional information on the park's facilities and programs is available at DEStateParks.com/Park/Cape-Henlopen , or by calling (302) 645-8983.

Quest Kayak is sure to get your crew on the water with its guided kayak tours. These vary from season to season, but previous offerings have featured dolphins, history, and sunsets. Quest is located in Lewes and can be reached at (302) 74-KAYAK. Visit them on the Web at QuestKayak.com to see what the current paddling season offers.

If power boats are better suited for your gang, hop aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry for an 80-minute voyage to Cape May, New Jersey. Bicycles and kids six years and younger sail for free, so consider spending a day exploring Cape May on your bikes, or simply take advantage of convenient shuttle services on both sides of the bay. Visit CapeMayLewesFerry.com for current rates, and make your reservations by calling (800) 643-3779.

Charter boats and tours are readily available for families and groups of all sizes. A perfect boat trip for kids is the three-hour sand shark fishing trip (June through September), or a narrated historic tour onboard the Angler Party & Head Boat, which sails out of Anglers Fishing Center in Lewes. Call (302) 644-4533 for charter and tour information.

Lewes is known for being very dog friendly. In fact, the charming, shop-filled town is small enough to explore with your best four-legged friend and small children. Some of the local eateries even allow the family dog to dine with you on outdoor patios, like Nottinghill Coffee and Striper Bites. Nottinghill Coffee offers an incredible selection of fresh-roasted, fair-trade, and Rainforest Alliance-certified brews. It also serves freshly prepared baked goods, soups, sandwiches, and salads. Striper Bites, meanwhile, specializes in fresh seafood and salads, and the restaurant serves American-style lunches and dinners Monday through Saturday. It, too, welcomes polite and leashed canines at its outdoor tables.

For the family with more time to stay and play, the Lewes/Cape Henlopen area offers a fine selection of kid and pet-friendly accommodations. Cape Henlopen State Park offers campsites in season, with or without water hookups. Leashed pets are welcome in the park and at the campground.

If solid walls and a roof are preferred, the Red Mill Inn (302-645-9736) on the Coastal Highway offers suites and efficiencies where you and your pet can stay. The kids will enjoy their outside pool and arcade, and those 12 and under stay for free. At the King's Inn B&B in Lewes, well-behaved children and dogs are welcome for an additional fee. Reservations and inquiries can be made by calling (302) 645-6438.

Located just outside of Lewes, the self-proclaimed "pet-friendliest" B&B is the Lazy L at Willow Creek. Offerings include a large fenced-in area for off-leash play, as well as bird watching, fishing, and kayaking from their very own dock. The "L" also has a hot tub and swimming pool. If your pup needs to stay behind for more than three hours, doggy daycare services are available, as are directions to nearby pet-friendly beaches, restaurants, and more. Children are welcome at the Lazy L, but they must be over the age of 10. Please call (302) 644-7220 for info and reservations.

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Lewes Eco Tour

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  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  • Location Name: Fishermans Wharf Location Address: 107 Angler Road, Lewes, Delaware 19958 Directions: From Points South Travel north on Route 1. At the intersection of Route 1 and Business Route 9 (Savannah Road), turn right and take Route 9 East. Cross drawbridge and make an immediate left onto Anglers Road. Dock is just past the Wharf Restaurant, on the left. From Points North Travel south on Delaware Route 1 to Business Route 9 (Savannah Road) and turn left. Cross drawbridge and make an immediate left onto Anglers Road. Dock is just past the Wharf Restaurant, on the left Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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  • Lisa V 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Sunset cruise Friendly boat crew. Very knowledgeable about the area. Answered our questions. Plus it was an absolutely beautiful evening! Seen dolphins with calves. Got a great view of the lighthouse with the setting sun. Would take this trip again. Highly recommended. Read more Written 29 May 2024
  • lindamL9353NY 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Cape water tours and taxi are the best I have done about six different trips with this company, excellent each time. A lot of trips to choose from can't go wrong with any of them. Here are some pictures from our last trip The Sunset tour. Read more Written 2 May 2024
  • BerkNBells 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Solar Eclipse Cruise This was our second cruise with Cape Water Tours and it was so fun. We went on the solar eclipse cruise and it was fabulous. They provide the special glasses and passed around fun treats like starbursts, milky way bars and moon pies along with playing fun sun/moon related music. We were able to see some seals on the trip as well. I highly recommend Cape Water Tours. They’re good people! Read more Written 9 April 2024
  • RBG59 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Partial Eclipse off the coast of Delaware We had a great time viewing the partial eclipse from off the Delaware coast with Cape Water Tours. In addition to pointing out seals and some history of the light houses and coastline, Captain Dave and his crew provided special snacks and music for the event - milky way bars, moon pies, and tunes like Moon Dance and Total Eclipse of the Heart accompanied the unobstructed view of the eclipse. This is not my first trip (nor my last) with Cape Water Tours and I always enjoy their hospitality and easy-going atmosphere along with the informative tour. Read more Written 9 April 2024
  • Flyer217128 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Awesome Seal Tour We had a awesome time yesterday taking the seal tour with Cape Water Tours. We saw numerous seals and the tour was educational and fun. We were fortunate to have 3 captains with us on our early morning trip. Highly recommend any/all of their tours, we have been extremely happy on each tour we have taken over the years. Thank you for exceeding our expectations and we'll see you again soon. Charlene Read more Written 7 January 2024
  • abbyg595 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Excellent seal watching boat ride The seal watching cruise was excellent. Relaxing and beautiful boat ride. Captain brought us to the spot the seals are hanging out, saw lots of seals on the rocks and swimming. Knowledgeable and helpful crew. Read more Written 26 December 2023
  • Navigator61497151757 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Great Experience It was an enjoyable trip. The crew was friendly and helpful. I will be taking more trips with them! Read more Written 24 December 2023
  • bigdoles 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Great time on the water The highlight of the Thanksgiving weekend. We, 27 of us ranging in age from 12-73 hired Cape Water Tours for a private sunset cruise of the Lewes (Delaware) Bay. From the booking to boarding to the trip and return, everything went smoothly. The staff is always smiling and answering any and all questions that our group had. We were able to see both harbors light houses up close. Even though Mother Nature didnt give us the perfect sunset, it still was spectacular. Would highly recommend this for anyone who is visiting or living in Lewes. Read more Written 27 November 2023
  • Michael D 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Love Cape Tours We’ve been on 3 trips - a sunset cruise, dolphin watch and trip down Rehoboth Canal. Fun for our entire family. The crew are warm, friendly and informative about the ecology of the bay and the history of Lewes. Read more Written 25 November 2023
  • ljcovs 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Wonderful Excursions We have been on three trips offered by Cape Waters including a sunset cruise, dolphin adventure and trip down the canal to Rehoboth. Their staff are warm, friendly and provide interesting information about the history of Lewes and the ecology of the the bay and marshes. Read more Written 25 November 2023
  • kimjohnsonphotog2023 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles A Must Do An awesome trip and knowledge of the area and wonderful staff. Would highly recommend this for all ages. Read more Written 25 November 2023
  • 441annew 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Always a Good Experience We’ve taken the sunset cruise and recently the Lewes to Milton Broadkill River tour, and both times it was a great experience. The crews were pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable. Read more Written 20 November 2023
  • johndP9736ZI 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Gorgeous sunsets and great boat ride What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful evening watching a gorgeous sunset while riding around the inner Delaware Bay. It was another Cape Water tours ride at sunset with a very friendly and knowledgeable crew and equally friendly passengers. It was the last sunset cruise of the year and all of us aboard are riders who imbibe many times during the season. So, we get to share stories as well as enjoy the wonderful sunsets. This is one of the best entertainment activities in the Rehoboth Lewes area. Read more Written 17 November 2023
  • ThuyDong 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles A photographer delight We really enjoy our tour with Captain Mike & crews. The sunset was amazing at the lighthouse. A bonus for us when we got to see a family of dolphins. A photographer delight because of so many interesting sights to see and captured; especially the sunset colors and reflection on the water. Overall, we will definitely come back and tour again with friends and family. Sincerely, Thuy Dong 11/16/2023 Read more Written 17 November 2023
  • Rhonda F 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles A definite yes! If you live in Lewes/Rehoboth or are visiting, Cape Water Tour is a great time! Coastal scenery is beautiful and boats are comfortable and fun to be on. On last nights sunset tour we had a spectacular sunset and so many dolphins swimming to enjoy. Read more Written 17 November 2023

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Quest has been paddling the waters of Delaware's Cape region since 1999, and our years of experience with the tides, winds, and shifting sands of the area allow us to help plan the best paddles in the area. We offer a variety of tours for all ages and abilities that emphasize safety, fun, nature, and a local's knowledge.

We use Ocean Kayak sit-on-top kayaks which offer stability, ease of paddling, adjustable backrests for comfort, and plenty of leg room. Our personal flotation devices (PFDs) or life jackets are USCG approved and fully adjustable for youth and adults.

We limit the size of tours for safety and allow for an enhanced tour experience. For larger group sizes (typically groups of 12+ paddlers), please contact us at [email protected] or (302) 430-8687 . We are happy to work with you to help customize your tour experience.

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Dolphin Tour 

Paddle up close and personal with the Atlantic Bottle Nose Dolphins.  This tour starts and finishes at Cape Henlopen State Park.  During this tour, we paddle from the Delaware Bay, around the Cape Henlopen Point (conditions permitting) and sometimes into the Atlantic Ocean.  We can’t guarantee seeing Dolphins, but we try our best to be in the right spot to do so.  Besides hopefully seeing some dolphins, we paddle by a few lighthouses that have guided and protected our boats for over 100 years.  

::Level of Difficulty - Moderate

::Duration - 1.5 ~ 2 hours

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One of our personal favorites, Sunset Sessions varies as does the setting of the sun. We take advantage of the tide allow time to take in the setting sun.  This trip includes paddling on the Delaware Bay and the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. 

::Level of Difficulty - Easy

::Duration - 2  ~ 2.5 hours

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We offer a variety of ‘one-off’ tours on select specific dates throughout the year.   These offerings include all sorts of fun to include Solstice,  Full Moon Meanders, Marsh paddles, Broadkill River paddles, and many other unique adventures. To view offerings and dates visit our tours page !

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33rd ANNUAL LEWES GARDEN TOUR ON JUNE 15, 2024

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The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 33rd annual Lewes Garden Tour on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are seven private gardens on the tour this year. Tickets are available for sale now and can be paid for online and picked up at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center located in the Fisher-Martin House.  The address for the Visitor Center is 120 Kings Highway and it’s located next to the Zwaanendael Museum. The ticket is a booklet containing a map of the locations of all the gardens as well as descriptions of them.

The gardens are selected by the event committee’s co-chairs with assistance from other members of the committee. This year’s committee members are Co-Chairs: Pam Rankin & Carolyn Marshall; Program Garden Descriptions: Susan Crawford; and Volunteer Coordinator: Terry Yates.

In addition to touring the gardens, the event includes a Garden Market in Zwaanendael Park with vendors selling garden-related items during the hours of the tour (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and the Pretzelvania food truck on Kings Highway, adjacent to Zwaanendael Park, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. selling lunch and cold beverages.

Tickets for the tour of gardens on Saturday, June 15 are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the tour. Purchase tickets online at this link: LewesChamber.com and the tickets can be picked up at the chamber’s visitor center. Or you can  purchase them in person at the Visitor Center during the open hours (Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Payment options for in-person tickets include cash, credit cards and checks made out to the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call 302-645-8073 .

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Narrated tours and cruises.

Cape Water Tours offers several narrated tours from our dock locations. Browse our options and explore the waterways of Delaware. From nature tours that teach you about our natural habitat to historical tours that give you a brief history of the greater Lewes area, our water tours offer a unique perspective of the Delaware Bay Area. Make your reservations today!

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Maritime Day History Cruise from Canalfront Park Lewes

Saturday, May 18 for Lewes Maritime Day.

Be captivated by an experienced and knowledgeable Lewes Historical Society guide. Discover the history of Lewes while we cruise the Lewes Canal.

  • Departs 217 Anglers Road Lewes
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Eco Tour-Anglers Road Lewes

See a wide variety of local birds and waterfowl on this water tour of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. Explore Delaware’s inland waterways…

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Ultimate Eco Tour-Anglers Road Lewes

Cruise the waters of the Delaware Bay with our crew of experienced science educators to learn about this amazing coastal estuary.

  • Departs 43 Cape Henlopen Dr Lewes

East End Lighthouse Tour-Lewes Ferry Terminal

Learn about the rich maritime history of the impressive East End Lighthouse. During this tour guests will explore and photograph the lighthouse up close…

Dolphin Watching with MERR Institute-Lewes Ferry Terminal

A portion of tickets sales will be donated to MERR Institute. Head out in search of dolphins with MERR Institute and help collect valuable data…

Cruise the Canal with Delaware State Parks-Anglers Road Lewes

On Fridays June 23 through August 18, explore Delaware State Park’s coastline and see Thompson’s Island Nature Preserve and much, much more.

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Coldplay say they have beaten eco-touring targets

In 2021, Coldplay announced a 12-point plan to cut the carbon footprint of touring by 50%.

Now, they've given an update on their progress, saying the first two years of their Music of the Spheres tour saw a 59% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared with their previous world tour.

They have used things like a dancefloor that generates electricity when fans jump up and down, and have cut down on air travel.

They have also revealed that seven million saplings have been planted as part of a commitment to grow a tree for every fan attending the shows.

"As a band, and as an industry, we’re a long way from where we need to be on this," they said in a statement.

"But we’re grateful for everyone’s help so far, and we salute everyone who’s making efforts to push things in the right direction."

Coldplay first pledged to cut their carbon footprint in 2019, telling the BBC they would not tour again until they could do so in a more sustainable way.

Two years later, they announced a plan to tackle those issues, including:

  • Solar panels, kinetic flooring and exercise bikes that help to power the venues
  • Minimising air travel, with sustainable aviation fuel used where flying is unavoidable
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Building sets with sustainable materials like bamboo, where possible

At the time, frontman Chris Martin said he was prepared for a "backlash" over areas like air travel, where the band were still having a negative environmental impact.

"The people that give us backlash for that kind of thing, for flying, they're right," he said. "So we don't have any argument against that."

However, he did pledge to take public transport to gigs when possible - and arrived for their shows in Cardiff last year by train.

An interim report, released last July, suggested the band had fallen short of their goals, achieving a 47% reduction in carbon emissions.

New figures suggest the tour has become more efficient as it progresses.

Among the developments, 72% of tour waste was diverted from landfill and sent for reuse, recycling and composting - up from 66% in 2023.

And the band said the energy produced by in-venue solar installations, kinetic dancefloors and power bikes has increased from 15 to 17 KwH per show - enough to power one of the smaller stage areas each night, and provide the crew with phone, laptop and tool-charging stations.

They said the figures had been assessed and verified by the environmental solutions initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Coldplay have also funded two solar-powered "ocean cleanup river interceptors", which extract plastics from the ocean.

MIT's Professor John E Fernandez praised the band for "setting a new standard for the entire music industry".

"With each subsequent year of their tour, they demonstrate an evolving vision and expanded commitment to move the entire music industry toward true and humane sustainability and planetary resilience."

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme in December, Martin said he wanted to prove that sustainable touring was achievable.

"What we’re trying to do is actually not advocate at all but just prove that it makes business sense - because that’s where we feel you’ll really get people to change, saying, ‘Hey you can make more money'.

"At the end of the day, for a lot of people, that’s their primary consideration in every wealth bracket, so we’re really trying to show on this tour that being clean and green isn’t some charitable left-wing wishy-washy thing.

"It’s like, no, this is the best business sense too."

The band are not alone in tackling the environmental impact of making and playing music.

In February, The 1975 played four "carbon removed" gigs at London's O2 Arena.

The band and venue calculated that the shows generated 546 tonnes of carbon dioxide, mainly by fans travelling to the shows - so they removed an equivalent amount from the atmosphere using methods including tree-planting and direct air capture.

More than a decade ago, Radiohead pioneered the use of low-energy LED lighting rigs, rather than more power-hungry spotlights.

And Billie Eilish recently released her new album, Hit Me Hard And Soft, on recycled and eco-vinyl, with all the packaging made from recycled materials.

The star has also established a global conference called Overheated, which looks at solutions to the climate emergency, focusing on the contributions young people can make.

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    Dreamer, Captain David Green, opened Cape Water Tours, originally named Cape Water Taxi, in 2012 as a water taxi service, and has transformed it into primarily a tour company seeking to share the natural beauty of southern Delaware's breathtaking shorelines, lush grassy marshlands, and fascinating ecology with locals and visitors of the Delaware beaches.

  4. Lewes Eco Tour 2023

    Experience the wonder of Delaware's inland waterways and wetlands on this guided, 90-minute water taxi tour. See a wide variety of birds and waterfowl such as herons, ospreys, kingfishers, the great American bald eagle and more. Find out where the fiddler crab got its name and where the term 'crazy as a loon' came from. Also, enjoy rare and exciting photo opportunities. It's a 'minds ...

  5. THE BEST Lewes Eco Tours (with Prices)

    Top Lewes Eco Tours: See reviews and photos of Eco Tours in Lewes, Delaware on Tripadvisor.

  6. Cape Water Tours

    2,662 reviews. #1 of 18 Outdoor Activities in Lewes. Historical & Heritage ToursBoat ToursEco ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours. Closed now. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Write a review. See all photos. About. Dreamer, Captain David Green, opened Cape Water Tours, originally named Cape Water Taxi, in 2012 as a water taxi service, and ...

  7. 2024 Lewes Eco Tour provided by Cape Water Tours

    Lewes Eco Tour. 5. Lewes Eco Tour. By Cape Water Tours. 19 reviews. Recommended by 100% of travelers. 100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher. See all photos. About. Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group. Duration: 1h 30m. Start time: Check availability. Mobile ticket. What's included. Live commentary on board;

  8. Lewes Eco Tour 2022

    Experienced birders and naturalists guide our tours and provide "minds-on" and "hands-on" experiences you will long remember after your vacation at the beach is done. When you finish this tour, you will know more about our inland waterways, the animal life that inhabits them and you will have pictures you could not have taken on any other water cruise.

  9. Cape Water Tours and Taxi

    217 Anglers Road, Lewes, DE 19958. (302) 644-7334. Website Share. Days/Hours of operation: Seasonal, May through September and, if weather permits, through some of October. During the most active months, June, July, August, we operate 7 days a week, offering tours and cruises throughout the day.

  10. Delaware Ecotourism at ecoDelaware.com : Great Trips

    Call (302) 644-4533 for charter and tour information. Lewes is known for being very dog friendly. In fact, the charming, shop-filled town is small enough to explore with your best four-legged friend and small children. Some of the local eateries even allow the family dog to dine with you on outdoor patios, like Nottinghill Coffee and Striper Bites.

  11. Explore Delaware's wildlife with coastal eco tours

    Eco Tours Lewes and Eco Tours Rehoboth Beach by Tide Runner Adventures depart from Lewes-Rehoboth Canal in the summer, weather permitting, with our private charters carrying a maximum of six passengers. Eco Tours Delaware can be customized because we carry just a small group of people. We'll happily accommodate requests to add fishing or ...

  12. Private Charter Boat Service

    eco tour EAST. Lewes-Rehoboth Canal through Cape Henlopen State Park / Gordons Pond . Climb aboard, sit back, and relax as we share some local historic facts with you as we make our way through Lewes Harbor to Cape Henlopen State Park and Gordons Pond. During your adventure, you will likely experience up-close encounters with blue herons, snowy ...

  13. 2024 Lewes Eco Tour provided by Cape Water Tours

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  14. All Tours and Cruises

    Browse the Calendar of all Cruises and Activities. (302) 644-7334 [email protected]. Cape Water Tours and Taxi offers several different tours around the Delaware Bay area. Join us for a narrated tour or a live music event throughout the summer.

  15. Quest Kayak

    Quest Adventures is the first local KAYAK & SUP business in Lewes. Since 1999, Owner Matthew Carter and his team of professional and knowledgeable staff have worked to make your outdoor, beach, and on-the-water experience a trip to remember. We invite everyone to let Quest provide you with a safe, memorable, and worry-free adventure.

  16. Lewes Eco Tour

    Experience the wonder of Delaware's inland waterways and wetlands on this guided, 90-minute water taxi tour. See a wide variety of birds and waterfowl such as herons, ospreys, kingfishers, the great American bald eagle and more. Find out where the fiddler crab got its name and where the term 'crazy as a loon' came from. Also, enjoy rare and exciting photo opportunities. It's a 'minds ...

  17. Garden Tour Tickets

    120 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 Phone: 302-645-8073 Toll-Free: 877-465-3937

  18. Quest Kayak

    We limit the size of tours for safety and allow for an enhanced tour experience. For larger group sizes (typically groups of 12+ paddlers), please contact us at [email protected] or (302) 430-8687. We are happy to work with you to help customize your tour experience. Book Now!

  19. THE 10 BEST Lewes Tours & Excursions for 2024 (with Prices)

    THE 10 BEST Lewes Tours & Excursions. 1. Cape Water Tours. Wonderful boat ride, lots of views of the lighthouses and the Captain gave us lots of history about the area and the... 2. Pirates of Lewes Expeditions. We loved the water cannons, treasure map, dress-up, treasure chest, and the Limbo dance. 3.

  20. Garden Tour Tickets

    The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 33rd annual Lewes Garden Tour on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with seven private gardens on the tour this year. ... For more information on the tour or to order the tickets in advance, call 302-645-8073. Name (Required) First Last. Email (Required) Garden Tour ...

  21. 33rd ANNUAL LEWES GARDEN TOUR ON JUNE 15, 2024

    Tickets for the tour of gardens on Saturday, June 15 are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the tour. Purchase tickets online at this link: LewesChamber.com and the tickets can be picked up at the chamber's visitor center. Or you can purchase them in person at the Visitor Center during the open hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m ...

  22. Eco Home Extravaganza

    Whether you're a homeowner already on your way to retrofitting your existing space, or someone interested in taking those first steps - our Eco Home Extravaganza is the place to be! Family friendly event with a café, plus a chance to win a Home Energy Plan worth £500. Location: Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street entrance, Lewes, BN7 2QS.

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    Mark Savage. In 2021, Coldplay announced a 12-point plan to cut the carbon footprint of touring by 50%. Now, they've given an update on their progress, saying the first two years of their Music of ...

  24. Narrated Tours

    Browse All Adventures. (302) 644-7334. Cape Water Taxi offers several narrated tours. Browse our narrated tours and explore the waterways of Delaware. Book a tour.

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    Europe's third-largest tour operator FTI Group filed for insolvency in the Munich regional court on Monday, the German company said in a statement, as bookings continued to fall even after a ...

  26. Coldplay say they have beaten eco-touring targets

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