The 10 Best Sightseeing Tours in Delaware!

From coastal wildlife and waterway tours to family farms and wineries, Delaware is about as diverse as a small state can get. There is even a NASCAR speedway, treasure on the high seas, and skydiving adventures to be had. We can’t promise you will get to it all, but these should certainly be added to your list. Here are the 10 best sightseeing tours in Delaware.     

1. Cape Water Tours and Taxi, Lewes, DE

You will find panoramic ocean views, rocky shorelines flush with wildlife, grassy marshlands, and pastoral landscapes, all from the safety and comfort of the water taxi. Explore lost waterways, catch a sunset on the water, or take the island's cruise. And don’t forget about the spooky lighthouse tour or the fireworks cruise. All of the sights and sounds of the Delaware Beaches are here for you at Cape Water Tours and Taxi. 

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2. Coastal Kayak, Fenwick Island, DE

See Delaware from a whole new perspective. Coastal Kayak has been offering tours and instructions since 1994. From the back bays of Rehoboth Beach to Bethany Beach and Assateague Island, CK has over 125 kayaks, 50 paddle boards, and six catamaran sailboats. The sights and sounds of Delaware’s waterways have never been so intimate, so come see wild ponies, stands of rare trees, birdlife, and more. 

3. Wilmington & Western Railroad, Wilmington DE

Whether you are a repeat visitor or a Delaware newbie, you have never seen the state like this. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilmington & Western Railroad is Delaware's only museum on wheels. Take a ride through the state’s backcountry on a steam and diesel beast. Explore forgotten towns and tracks as you lumber along the rails through the Red Clay Valley.

4. Pirates of Lewes Expedition, Lewes, DE

Ahoy, matey! You have just uncovered a “swashbuckling pirate adventure of fantasy and fun.” You and your family will enjoy an islands tour featuring water cannons, painted faces, sailor sashes, treasure maps, sunken booty, and more.  Follow your Captain as he spins yarns of local Lewes pirate history, Blackbeard, Blue Skin, and Captain Kidd. Take the Pirate’s Oath and do the pirate dance as you search for sunken treasure.

5. Skydive Delmarva, Laurel, DE

If you are an adrenaline junkie or just looking for something new, then this listing is for you. Learn to skydive, book a tandem jump, and even take a videographer along with you. At Skydive Delmarva, the sky’s the limit, literally. Certified by the USPA, the twin engine SD plane will ascend to 13,500 feet before allowing you to plunge toward earth at breakneck speeds. If you can hold steady enough to catch a view you might marvel at the sights below.

6. Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE

If the only sightseeing you want to do is on a NASCAR racetrack, then this entry is for you. The Dover International Speedway (formerly Dover Downs International Speedway) is a one-mile concrete oval, with 24-degree banking in the turns. Built in 1969, the track was nicknamed “The Monster Mile” because of the toll it took on drivers and their cars. Come experience the monster for yourself by booking four to 50 laps in a real race car.

7. Dewey Beach Parasail, Dewey Beach, DE

Dewey Beach Parasail has maintained a perfect safety record for over a decade. With vessels inspected annually by the Coast Guard, attention to detail and safety are the top priorities at DBP. Peacefully glide through the air high above the water and view the Delaware beaches as never before.

8. Delmarva Discovery Tours, Rehoboth Beach, DE

From local breweries to vineyards, farms, and historical sites, Delmarva Discovery Tours will get you beyond the beaches. Discover hidden gems and local culture, while being shuttled in plush vans and cars along the way. Choose from tours like the “Wine and Garden Tour,” the “Family Farm Tour,” or one of their award-winning “Eco Tours” and discover Delaware.

9. The Jolly Trolley, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Established in 1970 as the original “tour and transportation system for Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach,” the system is now privately owned and maintained. Using fun, colorful, and unique modes of transportation services, the Jolly Trolley does it all, from public transportation and charter services to private cars and weddings. Come ride a the fixed coastal route on the trolley or charter a vehicle to some site lost in time. Do it all with the Jolly Trolley.

10. Wilderness Canoe Trips, Inc., Wilmington, DE

So you want to stay on the water but get away from all of the tourists traps on the beach? There is a tour for that. With nearly 50 years of experience WCT will lead you down the gently meandering Brandywine River Valley by canoe, kayak, or tube. Relax as you soak up the sun on the water and take in the historic sights. Wilderness Canoe Trips, Inc. is also a complete service canoe and kayak outfitter, so you can get your shopping done too.

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