Delaware Destination Guides


  • Enjoy the freedom to explore the waters around Lewes and discover the many destinations that this area has to offer. From scenic waterways to historic landmarks and beaches, there are plenty of destinations to choose from.
  • Lewes Canal: The Lewes Canal is a historic landmark and a popular spot for boaters to dock and explore the charming town of Lewes. Boaters can enjoy the many shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks, such as the Lightship Overfalls and the Zwaanendael Museum.
  • Cape Henlopen State Park: Located at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, Cape Henlopen State Park offers 5 miles of beautiful beaches, nature trails, and fishing spots. Boaters can dock their boats at the fishing pier or use the boat ramp to launch kayaks and canoes.
  • Get an upclose look at the beautiful Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse and the Delaware Breakwater East End Light from the water.
  • Get a chance to see Rehoboth Beach from a different vantage point as you cruise down the canal and into the Rehoboth Bay.
  • Many spots for crabbing and fishing in the canal, river, bay and ocean with a wide variety of fish in the area.
  • Broadkill River: This scenic river offers a peaceful escape from the crowds and is a great spot for fishing and birdwatching. Boaters can explore the river and its tributaries, such as Prime Hook Creek, and enjoy the serene landscapes.
  • Indian River Bay: A popular destination for boaters, Indian River Bay offers a variety of activities such as fishing, crabbing, and watersports. Boaters can dock at the Indian River Marina or use the public boat ramps to access the bay.
  • Delaware Seashore State Park: This park offers miles of beaches, dunes, and coastal forests for boaters to explore. Boaters can dock at the Indian River Inlet Marina or use the public boat ramps to access the park.
  • Dewey Beach: Known for its nightlife and vibrant atmosphere, Dewey Beach is a popular destination for young adults and college students. Boaters can dock at the marina or use the public boat ramp to access the beach.

Touch of Italy

Irish Eyes

Pub & Restaurant


Grain on The Rocks

Lewes Historical Society

Rehoboth Bay Locations

Paradise Grill

Seaside Grill

Rusty Rudder


  • The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, also known as the C&D Canal, is a 14-mile-long artificial waterway that connects the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River. Boaters can enjoy a unique experience on this canal, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and rich maritime history.
  • Scenery and Wildlife: The canal offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes, including rolling hills, wetlands, and forests. Boaters can also spot various types of wildlife, such as eagles, ospreys, and herons.
  • Stop by at coves and docking spots nearby such as the White Crystal Beach or visit the state parks such as the Elk Neck State Park for some wildlife observsation.
  • Fishing: The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is a popular destination for fishing, with a variety of fish species, including striped bass, bluefish, and flounder.
  • Historic Sites: The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is rich in maritime history, with several historic sites and landmarks to explore. Boaters can visit the Fort Delaware State Park, the Chesapeake City Canal Museum, and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Museum.
  • Nearby Attractions: Boaters can also explore nearby attractions such as the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the Wilmington Riverfront.
  • Shop and eat in many of the delicious eateries in Downtown Chesapeake City.

Grain H2o

Chesapeake Inn

Schaefer's Canal House

UnWined on The Water

Tap Room Crab House