Starting 2024: Night Tours meet at the Boat Rental

Come experience the lake as you’ve never seen it before: in the DARK!

Join us for a 90-minute guided night tour on the serene Marsh Creek Lake.  The tours meet at the Boat Rental, where everyone will be given their kayak and life jacket. Bring your own flashlight to see what creatures you can uncover after the sun goes down!

Tour Dates 2024:

Full Moon Night Tour
New Moon Night Tour
Full Moon Night Tour
New Moon Night Tour
Full Moon Night Tour
Crescent Moon Night Tour
Waxing Gibbous Moon Night Tour
Crescent Moon Night Tour
End of Summer Night Tour!

Friday, May 24th – 8pm-9:30pm
Friday, June 7th – 8pm-9:30pm
Friday, June 21st – 8:15pm-9:45pm
Friday, July 5th – 8pm-9:30pm
Friday, July 19th – 8pm-9:30pm
Friday, August 2nd – 7:45pm-9:15pm
Friday, August 16th – 7:30pm-9pm
Friday, August 30th – 7:15pm-8:45pm
Friday, September 13th – 7pm-8:30pm

Tickets are made available for purchase as each tour date approaches


Single Kayak: $60 Double Kayak: $80

Cost covers kayak rental, life jacket, and paddles. You must supply your own flashlight.

Please note that the Night Tours meet at the Boat Rental. The address is 700 Park Road, Downingtown, PA 19335.

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Please bring at least one flashlight per kayak so that the tour guide(s) can locate each kayak on the water if needed. You can also use your flashlight to discover the secrets of the Mark Creek Lake in the dark! Make sure to dress accordingly based on the time of year and the weather conditions. It can be chilly on the water at night!

Yes, dress to get wet! The bottom half of your body will most likely get wet while getting in and out of the kayak. Further, dress in warm layers! The lake cools off at night, do not expect it to be as hot as it was during that day. Wear water shoes or shoes that can get wet.

Yes! You need to be comfortable in the water in order to join a Night Tour. We will be wearing life jackets throughout the entire tour, but for safety reasons we ask that everyone be competent swimmers.

You need to know the basics in order to be comfortable on the water and keep up with the pace of the group. You do not need to be a pro, but you must have prior experience paddling.

Night Tours are 90 minutes (1.5 hours). This does not include the time needed beforehand and afterwards to distribute life jackets, paddles, and get the group in and out their kayaks.

Since a reservation guarantees a space at an event or class, we often have to turn others away. Thus, cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the event in order to receive a full refund. To cover our costs, any cancellations made within 72 hours before the event will not receive a refund, and will be charged the full amount. Any cancellation requests after the event has passed will not be issued a refund, and will be charged the full amount.

If we make a cancellation due to adverse weather or other circumstances and you cannot make the rescheduled date, we will refund you the entire amount. Please be aware that our refund policy remains the same for rescheduled events as written above. Also keep in mind that weather cancellations are made only by our staff.

If you are approved for a refund, the amount will be credited to the same card used for the original purchase. This will be reflected on your bank statement in about 10 business days from the date the refund is issued.