The 10 Best Guided Tours in Delaware!

If you’re truly looking to uncover the history, glorious sites, and unique attractions of Delaware, opt to go on a guided tour! Most tours are great fun for all ages, so they represent the perfect family adventure. In addition, most tours have group rates. So, why not take that tour today? Just follow our handy guide of the top 10 guided tours in Delaware to find out more.

1. Pirates of Lewes Tours, Lewes, DE

Captain Crunch and his skeleton crew spout fantastic tales of the pirates Blackbeard, Blue Skin, Captain Kidd, swashbuckling, and buried treasure. Of course, no tale is complete without singing and pirate dancing for all the mates. You will take the Pirate’s Oath along with the crew and work together to follow the map to the sunken treasure. Then, help defend the Sea Gypsy from Pete the Pirate using water cannons.

Pirate Brooke

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2. Dewey Beach Parasail Tours, Dewey Beach, DE

Dewey Beach Parasail maintains a perfect safety record, which should put your mind at ease as you hover above the water with nothing between you and miles of ocean but, well, air. So, if you are a thrill seeker who loves saltwater, fantastic view, and feeling the wind beneath your wings, this might just be the tour for you. In addition to daily boat inspections, the parasail equipment also receives the same love and care.

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3. Delaware Brew Bus Tours, Dover, DE

If you are in the Dover area, you have got to check out the Delaware Brew Bus Delaware. The bus was launched as a way to share the love about amazing Delaware microbrews. The all-inclusive tours are meant to be fun, educational, and safe. Enjoy stress-free tastings at 11 breweries, four wineries, and two distilleries. All tickets transportation, as much water as you can drink, snacks, glasses, and, of course, tastings.

4. Wilmington & Western Railroad Tours, Wilmington, DE

Since 1867, the Wilmington & Western has served the residents of Red Clay Creek and its guests. What started as for-profit transportation for freight and passengers, has become a leading tourist attraction in the State. Now, with over five decades of tourist service, the Wilmington & Western invites you on an old-fashioned train ride. It is a unique experience based on American history that you can’t find in many places anymore.

5. The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Dover, DE

Now, what is a tour in Delaware if it does not include NASCAR? Well, you’ll find this tour at the Dover International Speedway. Experience driving a speed machine or go for a ride along. The Taste of Speed package is the most popular, and, after some classroom instruction, you will be going the distance for 3-5 laps. Of course, you can go anywhere from four to 50 laps, depending on your nerves… and your budget.

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6. Coastal Kayak Tours, Fenwick Island, DE

Named as one of the top family beach activities in the State, CKT aims to provide you with a unique, enjoyable, and educational experience. Their guided tours promote appreciation and awareness of the nation’s waterways, as well as the importance of preserving our natural resources.  Tours include a paddle through a salt marsh and wildlife refuge, the Assateague Island wild horse paddle, or a paddle the serene waters of the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge.

#fenwick #armday

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7. Go Ape Outdoor Adventure, Bear, DE

Offering team building and family adventure in a unique, fun, and purposeful experience. Encouraging you to live life adventurously, Go Ape offers guided and self-guided 2-3-hour journeys through the forest canopy.  Tackle dangling obstacles, explore the forest from a new perspective and fly around on zip lines from new heights. When you are done, your group will be closer than ever and you will feel a sense of accomplishment. 

8. Cape Water Taxi Tours, Lewes, DE

If taking down the adrenaline levels a notch is on your list of things to do, a cruise along the waters of Southern Delaware may be just the thing. The East End Lighthouse Cruise at Cape Water Taxi offers this relaxing cruise into the Delaware Bay to see a lighthouse. The tour is narrated, and passengers will hear about the rich maritime history of this important beacon placed permanently on the east end of the breakwater at Cape Henlopen in April 1885. 

The family in DE surprised my Dad and me with a Gillian's Island themed birthday cruise. It was the 2 hour tour!

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9. Jolly Trolley, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Ride Rehoboth Beach’s original public transit system on this guided bus tour of the historic town. Tours last approximately 50 minutes and start and end at the Anna Hazzard Museum Experience first-hand the birth of the town as a Methodist Camp Meeting site, and learn about its growth as a resort town. Hear about shipwrecks, submarines, storms, and sand dunes and also the Jolly Trolley beginnings in 1970.

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10. River Taxi Wilmington, Wilmington, DE

Relax on a luxurious riverboat. Experience the tranquil waters and the pleasures of a lost age in American history. Explore the Christina and Brandywine Rivers as the captain navigates its historic waterways. You’ll discover information about World War II shipbuilding and the underground railroad, as well as experience the river’s many natural wonders. See Wilmington in an entirely different and unique way and get a look at her revitalized Riverfront. 

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