Janes Island State Park

BoatingJanes Island State Park Pier, Dock, and Boat Ramp

Janes Island provides multiple services for boaters:

  • A launching ramp
  • Boat slips for campers
  • Free canoe and kayak launch
  • Canoe and kayak rentals
  • Easy access to Crisfield Harbor, Tangier Sound and the Annemessex River.

A boat dock located off of the Yellow Trail at Flatcap Beach on Janes Island offers boaters access to the five miles of unspoiled beach on the bay side of the island.

The Janes Island marina is a certified Maryland Clean Marina.

Canoe and Kayak rentals in Janes Island State ParkBoat Rentals

Solo and tandem kayaks and canoes are available for rent at the marina boat house on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. The cost per boat is $30 for half a day (maximum 3 hours) or $50 for the day.

Hours of operation:
Saturday- 1 0 AM to 3 PM; with all boats due back to the marina no later than 6 PM
Sunday- 10 AM to 1 PM; with all boats due back to the marina no later than 4 PM

Paddles and PFDs are included. Boats are rented on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

Note: Renters returning late (from a half day rental) will be charged $10 per hour for the additional time, but not to exceed the daily rate of $50.

Additional information regarding boat rentals is available by contacting the park at 410-968-1565.​​