Because of our location on the Bay, Mathews County makes a great destination for outdoors lovers who enjoy paddle and wind sports! A range of activities await you from kayaking, wind & kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), sailing, and boat sports like water skiing, knee and wake boarding.
What makes Mathews special for water sports? Shallow waters, +100 miles of water trails, sandy beaches and limited boaters.
Guided experiences on the water from certified instructors are also available for kayaking, as well as kayak and SUP rentals from a local outfitter. Find more information about kayak tours here.
Pick up a free Blueways water trail guide at the Mathews Visitor Center for a self guided tour of +100 miles of kayak trails throughout the county.
Make sure you bring your own equipment, safety gear, and keep a careful eye on the tides, currents and weather when you are going out on the Chesapeake Bay or surrounding Rivers.
Check out NOAA Tide, Wind and Water Temperature Charts before embarking on your trip and know that depending on your location, these numbers will vary: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ofs/cbofs/cbofs.html
Check out this list of what you should pack!