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Adrenaline High   --   Salisbury
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Adrenaline High, Inc. is a custom touring company for biking enthusiasts. It offers multiple day trips with picturesque locations, quiet back roads for biking and rivers and streams for kayaking. Accommodations are unique - with comfortable lodging at reasonable pricing. Adrenaline High, Inc. also offers half-day custom kayaking tours perfect for a group to enjoy a beautiful day and appealing to birding enthusiasts. Day events are planned for bike rides, youth events, company and family picnics.

107 Morris Mill Road
Salisbury , MD  21804

Email:  AdrenalineHigh@comcast.net       

Phone 1:  410-749-2886  

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Assateague Explorer   --   Chincoteague Island
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Discover Hidden Assateague

Visit Chincoteague and Assateague to enjoy pony watching, bird watching and dolphin watching with Assateague Explorer. Join our scenic cruises and kayaking adventures to discover a hidden treasure perfect for your family. Go to the best places that are accessible only by boat. This is your chance to experience awesome areas where wild ponies live on Assateague. Our fully narrated Assateague cruises and kayaking trips take you to great spots to view and photograph. Great for horse lovers that enjoying watching horses, birders that love birdwatching, families that love dolphins and anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Assateague and Chincoteague are different from any other destination in Virginia.

Discover hidden Assateague aboard "Misty". Cruise by Assateague Lighthouse and experience the beauty and solitude of this unique and special place. With a native captain and guide, you will have the best chance of seeing wild ponies, bald eagles, dolphins and other wildlife. We specialize in pony watching. Bird Watching Tours, Kayaking Tours and Sunset Cruises are also available. Call for reservations.

2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336

Email:  Info@AssateagueExplorer.com       
Website:  www.AssateagueExplorer.com

Phone 1:  757-336-5956  

Phone 2:  866-766-9794  

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Bay Country Kayaking - Blue Bill Lane   --   Onancock
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Chesapeake Bay Kayak Eco Tours

Bay Country Kayaking is a family owned and operated kayak eco tour company founded for the purpose of sharing our love of the scenic waters of coastal Virginia and educating others on their ecological, cultural and historical significance. Previous involvement of family members in the charter boat and kayaking industries, combined with their participation in social outreach events with organizations such as the National Audubon Society, Boy and Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Wounded Warriors and Dragon Run Day, provided the impetus for going forward with a kayak guide service on our home waters.

The primary goal of Bay Country Kayaking is to offer the most personalized kayak tour kayak tour photo experience of any guide service in coastal Virginia. To reach that goal, we secure ongoing education and training for our guides, utilize quality equipment and offer premier locations for our guests to paddle and enjoy.

Bluebill Lane to the end/water
Onancock , VA  23417

Email:  Shannon@BayCountryKayaking.com       

Phone 1:  855-865-2925  

Phone 2:  252-564-4533   (Mobile)

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Bay Country Kayaking - Gargatha Landing   --   Parksley
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Chesapeake Bay Kayak Eco Tours

Bay Country Kayaking is a family owned and operated kayak eco tour company founded for the purpose of sharing our love of the scenic waters of coastal Virginia and educating others on their ecological, cultural and historical significance. Previous involvement of family members in the charter boat and kayaking industries, combined with their participation in social outreach events with organizations such as the National Audubon Society, Boy and Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Wounded Warriors and Dragon Run Day, provided the impetus for going forward with a kayak guide service on our home waters.

The primary goal of Bay Country Kayaking is to offer the most personalized kayak tour kayak tour photo experience of any guide service in coastal Virginia. To reach that goal, we secure ongoing education and training for our guides, utilize quality equipment and offer premier locations for our guests to paddle and enjoy.

Gargatha Landing Road to the end/water
Parksley , VA  23421

Email:  Shannon@BayCountryKayaking.com       

Phone 1:  855-865-2925  

Phone 2:  252-564-4533   (Mobile)

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Bay Country Kayaking - Harborton Road   --   Harborton
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Chesapeake Bay Kayak Eco Tours

Bay Country Kayaking is a family owned and operated kayak eco tour company founded for the purpose of sharing our love of the scenic waters of coastal Virginia and educating others on their ecological, cultural and historical significance. Previous involvement of family members in the charter boat and kayaking industries, combined with their participation in social outreach events with organizations such as the National Audubon Society, Boy and Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Wounded Warriors and Dragon Run Day, provided the impetus for going forward with a kayak guide service on our home waters.

The primary goal of Bay Country Kayaking is to offer the most personalized kayak tour kayak tour photo experience of any guide service in coastal Virginia. To reach that goal, we secure ongoing education and training for our guides, utilize quality equipment and offer premier locations for our guests to paddle and enjoy.

Harborton Road (Route 180) to the end/water
Harborton , VA  23389

Email:  Shannon@BayCountryKayaking.com       

Phone 1:  855-865-2925  

Phone 2:  252-564-4533   (Mobile)

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Bay Country Kayaking - Wachapreague   --   Wachapreague
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Chesapeake Bay Kayak Eco Tours

Bay Country Kayaking is a family owned and operated kayak eco tour company founded for the purpose of sharing our love of the scenic waters of coastal Virginia and educating others on their ecological, cultural and historical significance. Previous involvement of family members in the charter boat and kayaking industries, combined with their participation in social outreach events with organizations such as the National Audubon Society, Boy and Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Wounded Warriors and Dragon Run Day, provided the impetus for going forward with a kayak guide service on our home waters.

The primary goal of Bay Country Kayaking is to offer the most personalized kayak tour kayak tour photo experience of any guide service in coastal Virginia. To reach that goal, we secure ongoing education and training for our guides, utilize quality equipment and offer premier locations for our guests to paddle and enjoy.

17 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague , VA  23480

Email:  Shannon@BayCountryKayaking.com       

Phone 1:  855-865-2925  

Phone 2:  252-564-4533   (Mobile)

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Burnham Guides Multi-Day Paddling Expeditions    --   Eastern Shore
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Paddling in Virginia ~ Spring ~ Summer ~ Fall

Join Bill and Mary Burnham on the unspoiled waters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The authors of "Kayaking for Everyone" have been paddling, hiking and writing about Virginia for nearly 20 years and now bring their signature "Paddle with the Authors" adventures on Chesapeake Bay kayak camping tripsB&B-based Weekend Adventures, and week-long expeditions along the Atlantic barrier islands on the Virginia Seaside Water Trail. Start with a sunset paddle, add a hang-gliding flight or wine tasting, sprinkle with barrier island sand, then fold in the comfort of an island campsite or a cozy bed-and-breakfast and you have the makings for a life-changing experience. We take care of all the details for you. Burnham Guides has a custom trip for beginners, advanced, families and groups

Chesapeake Bay Kayak Camping 3-5 days

 

Our small group, fully-outfitted trips are the perfect introduction to the great adventure of kayak camping, or a longer expedition for more advanced paddlers with their own equipment.

We lead you through the salt marshes of Virginia's Eastern Shore, an Audubon-sanctioned Important Birding Area. We explore small beaches and tidal creeks through Parker's Marsh Natural Area Preserve, and end in the 1680 Colonial port of Onancock, offering dining and historic lodgings for pre/post trip.

A stay on the grounds of an historic estate and an oyster roast can be arranged! 

 

B&B Based Paddling Adventures 3-5 days

 

We turn the weekend into the perfect mix of Eastern Shore nature and small town charm. We'll paddle Onancock Creek at sunset for a beach supper, Chesapeake Bay marshes and seaside islands by day, and reward you at a charming B&B and dinner out in the 1680 Colonial port town of Onancock, VA. Add an introductory tandem hang gliding flight with Virginia Hanggliding, a kayak winery tour with SouthEast Expeditions, a boat trip out to the island community of Tangier, or a post-paddle massage! Lodging is included at an historic, family-run B&B in Onancock that is walking or biking distance to shops, galleries and eateries.

Read More: BurnhamGuides.com   Choose your dates

 

Virginia's Seaside Water Trail 3-7 days

 

Spend a weekend or a week on the Seaside Water Trail along the Virginia Eastern Shore's protected barrier islands. Camping is not allowed on these pristine islands due to bird nesting, so we will arrange land support to take you to a lodge or B&B each evening. We can customize a trip for all abilities, including the full length of the 70-mile peninsula from Chincoteague to Kiptopeke, the longest undeveloped shoreline on the East Coast. 

Onancock Wharf
Eastern Shore , VA  00

Email:  Mary@BurnhamGuides.com       
Website:  www.BurnhamGuides.com/virginia

Phone 1:  305-240-0650  

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Chincoteague Bay Field Station   --   Wallops Island
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Choose Your Adventure!

Chincoteague Bay Field Station offers a wide variety of programs including: Family Camps, Family Day Programs, Cycling Tours, Kayaking Tours, Photography and Folk Art Workshops, and Summer Camps. The beaches, marshes, and off-shore waters of Virginia's Eastern Shore are CBFS's classroom. Their facilities include new residence suites, dining hall, classrooms/meeting spaces, research labs, flat bottom boats, and oceanic research vessels.

2015 - Get Outdoors This Summer!

Registration for our 2015 programs is open - don't miss your chance at some of our most popular programs! This year we are excited to announce two new summer camps - Coastal Cooking Camp and Coastal Arts Camp - in addition to our traditional marine science focused programs. We offer both overnight and day camps for ages 8-18.

Looking to explore the Eastern Shore as a family? Our Family Camps are the perfect combination of learning and fun! Plus they are all-inclusive, meaning that the program includes all meals, transportation, on-campus housing in our air-conditioned suites, and most importantly tons of exciting activities!! 

Summer Camps

Summer camps give all campers a hands-on, feet wet experience in marine and coastal environments. CBFS offers Day Camps for ages 5-14 and Overnight Camps for ages 8-18. Click on each camp below for more information.

Sea Squirts Day Camp
Young Coastal Explorers Camp
Marine Adventure Day Camp
Coastal Studies Day Camp
Budding Marine Biologist Camp
Coastal Art Camp
Coastal Cooking Camp
Beginners Kayaking Camp
Intermediate Kayaking Camp
Dangerous Creatures Camp
Junior Naturalist Camp
Focus on Fish Camp
Coastal Mammals Camp
Ichthyology Camp
Marine Invertebrates Camp

34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island , VA  23337

Email:  Info@CBFieldStation.org       
Website:  www.CBFieldStation.org

Phone 1:  757-824-5636  

Phone 2:  757-824-5638   (Fax)

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Kayak Nature Tours   --   Norfolk
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We are the premier kayak tour company in the greater Hampton Roads. We offer guided kayak tours throughout the area including the Eastern Shore.          Happy Kayaking!

110 W Randall Avenue
Norfolk , VA  23503

Email:  Reservations@KayakNatureTours.net       

Phone 1:  757-480-1999  

Phone 2:  888-669-8368  

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Kayak Winery Tour   --   Eastern Shore
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The country’s only authentic Kayak Winery Tour delivers you to the historic shores of award-winning Chatham Vineyards. No experience necessary to paddle the serene waters beneath a soaring osprey and take in unspoiled farm and forest vistas. At the boutique winery learn the vine to wine story while you enjoy a tasting with the owners. Chatham stands on land farmed for four centuries and first patented in 1640. It was named after William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham and friend of the American Revolution. On the return paddle you’ll pull up to a tiny creek isle with your favorite vintage aboard. Time to toast your good fortune in finding the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


In addition to a beautiful location on the water, Chatham has a  well earned reputation for producing excellent award winning wines year after year.

SouthEast Expeditions / Chatham Vineyards
Eastern Shore , VA  0

Email:  SEKayak@gmail.com       

Phone 1:  757-331-2680  

Phone 2:  757-678-6182   (Mobile)

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SouthEast Expeditions - Cape Charles   --   Cape Charles
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The Eastern Shore's Watersports Headquarters

Explore the Shore with SouthEast Expeditions. Sea Kayak trips through our beautiful salt marshes and coastal creeks are available daily, as are kiteboarding classes, bike rentals, and guided nature walks. Trips, including trips with an historical aspect, are available for paddlers of all skill levels, and no experience is necessary. We have Bayside trips in and around Onancock, and Seaside trips in the area as well on Folly Creek and out of Wachapreague. And for an unforgettable true getaway, spend the night in the amazing sea & sky world of undeveloped barrier islands sharing beaches with only shorebirds. Your lodging is a rustic Watch House Retreat once used by watermen to protect their valuable oyster harvesting grounds.

Seasonal bicycle rentals available

Home of the country's only authentic Kayak Winery Tour

239 Mason Avenue
Cape Charles , VA  23310

Email:  SEKayak@gmail.com       
Website:  www.SouthEastExpeditions.com

Phone 1:  757-331-2680  

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SouthEast Expeditions - Chincoteague   --   Chincoteague Island
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The Eastern Shore's Watersports Headquarters

Explore the Shore with SouthEast Expeditions. Sea Kayak trips through our beautiful salt marshes and coastal creeks are available daily, as are kiteboarding classes, bike rentals, and guided nature walks. Trips, including trips with an historical aspect, are available for paddlers of all skill levels, and no experience is necessary. We have Bayside trips in and around Onancock, and Seaside trips in the area as well on Folly Creek and out of Wachapreague. And for an unforgettable true getaway, spend the night in the amazing sea & sky world of undeveloped barrier islands sharing beaches with only shorebirds. Your lodging is a rustic Watch House Retreat once used by watermen to protect their valuable oyster harvesting grounds.

Seasonal bicycle rentals available. Home of the country's only authentic Kayak Winery Tour.

6631 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336

Email:  SEKayak@gmail.com       
Website:  www.SouthEastExpeditions.com

Phone 1:  757-525-2925  

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SouthEast Expeditions - Kiptopeke   --   Cape Charles
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The Eastern Shore's Watersports Headquarters

 

 

Explore the Shore with SouthEast Expeditions. Sea Kayak trips through our beautiful salt marshes and coastal creeks are available daily, as are kiteboarding classes, bike rentals, and guided nature walks. Trips, including trips with an historical aspect, are available for paddlers of all skill levels, and no experience is necessary. We have Bayside trips in and around Onancock, and Seaside trips in the area as well on Folly Creek and out of Wachapreague. And for an unforgettable true getaway, spend the night in the amazing sea & sky world of undeveloped barrier islands sharing beaches with only shorebirds. Your lodging is a rustic Watch House Retreat once used by watermen to protect their valuable oyster harvesting grounds.

Seasonal bicycle rentals available

Home of the country's only authentic Kayak Winery Tour

32218 Lankford Highway
Cape Charles , VA  23310

Email:  SEKayak@gmail.com       
Website:  www.SouthEastExpeditions.com

Phone 1:  757-331-2680  

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SouthEast Expeditions - Onancock   --   Onancock
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The Eastern Shore's Watersports Headquarters

 

SouthEast Expeditions at Onancock Wharf is housed inside the historic Steamboat Ticket Office (2 King Street). We are adjacent to Mallards deck overlooking historic Onancock Creek, a perfect spot for a meal or drink after paddling!

 

Explore the Shore with SouthEast Expeditions. Sea Kayak trips through our beautiful salt marshes and coastal creeks are available daily, as are kiteboarding classes, bike rentals, and guided nature walks. Trips, including trips with an historical aspect, are available for paddlers of all skill levels, and no experience is necessary. We have Bayside trips in and around Onancock, and Seaside trips in the area as well on Folly Creek and out of Wachapreague. And for an unforgettable true getaway, spend the night in the amazing sea & sky world of undeveloped barrier islands sharing beaches with only shorebirds. Your lodging is a rustic Watch House Retreat once used by watermen to protect their valuable oyster harvesting grounds.

Among our options:
-Full-day kayak trip from Gargathy Neck, out along Metompkin   Island. Depending on the tides, we can make a loop using Crippen Creek and Wire Passage
-Full-day kayak trip from Folly Creek out along Cedar Island.

We have several coming up, just
email us for dates!

Lunch included! $125 per person, fully-outfitted.

Reserve your spot for these very special expeditions 757-354-4FUN 

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Seasonal bicycle rentals available

Home of the country's only authentic Kayak Winery Tour

New Hang Gliding/Kayak Package in Onancock

SouthEast Expeditions at the Wharf is now booking flights for Virginia Hang Gliding, flying out of Accomack County Airport in nearby Melfa. Take the Historic Onancock Air/Sea Package: Soar over the Eastern Shore, Bay and Ocean, then take a 2-hour kayak tour on Onancock Creek. Includes lunch from Mallards at the Wharf. $199 per person (Flight only: $150). 757-354-4FUN or email mary@southeastexpeditions.com.


Geocaching by Water!

 

Onancock is located on the newly-designated Capt. John Smith Geotrail, with more than a dozen geo-caches now in place within the Town limits at historic sites, parks, and two new ones on Onancock Creek accessible only by boat or kayak! If you find them both, come into SouthEast Expeditions at the Wharf (757-354-4FUN) for a discount off your kayak rental, and a souvenir of the Chesapeake Bay. Visit Geocaching.com to learn more about the activity (type in zip code 23417 for Onancock), and nps.gov/cajo to learn more about the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

 

See you on the water!
Bill & Mary Burnham, Managers
Call 757-354-4FUN or
EMAIL anytime! 

2 King Street
Onancock , VA  23417

Email:  SEKayak@gmail.com       
Website:  www.SouthEastExpeditions.com

Phone 1:  757-354-4386  

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Wise Point   --   Kiptopeke
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Launching Fees Apply

The Wise Point Boat Ramp, as part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, is managed to provide wildlife-oriented recreation including fishing, hunting and wildlife observation. Access to the ramp is from Route 13 and Route 600 (Seaside Road) through the refuge onto Ramp Lane.

Hours of Operation (boat ramp and parking area closed all other times):

  • February through September: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
  • October through January: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Note: the remainder of the wildlife refuge is closed from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise)
  • Closures:
    • The ramp is closed during shotgun portion of the refuge deer hunt
    • The ramp may at times be closed to protect public health, safety, or natural resources; to conduct maintenance operations; or for other reasons

Fees and Passes (required for parking and/or launching):

  • Day Pass: $10 per day per vehicle (available at fee booth)
  • Annual Pass: $120 per calendar year. Please contact us.
  • Commercial Pass: Required for businesses (i.e., commercial fishing, guide service, etc.). Please contact us.
  • Canoe & Kayak Pass: Required for vehicles with more than 2 canoes or kayaks. Please contact us.

General Ramp Rules and Regulations:

  • Day use area only (no overnight parking)
  • A pass is required for parking and/or launching (must be displayed from your rearview mirror)
  • Launching or loading is limited to 20 minutes
  • Parking is allowed in marked spaces only
  • Prohibited activities include:
    • Use or display of alcoholic beverages
    • Pets (even in vehicles)
    • Personal watercraft (Jet Ski, etc.)
    • Fishing or crabbing along the shore or ramp
    • Cleaning, gutting or disposal of fish or bait
    • Swimming or wading
    • Kite boarding or wind surfing
    • Vehicles or trailers exceeding 8.5 feet in width or 45 feet in length when coupled
    • Mooring at or walking on the commercial boat dock
    • Being present in the area outside hours of operation 

Amenities include:

  • 41 trailer parking spaces
  • 21 vehicle only parking spaces
  • Twin 16-foot wide boat ramps
  • Floating courtesy pier
  • Restrooms

Reminder:

Due to the critical nature of their habitats for wildlife, Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge and Skidmore Island (part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge) are closed to the public. Trespassing (including boat landing or walking on the beach) is prohibited.

Off Rt 600 just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Kiptopeke , VA  23310

Email:  FW5RW_ESVNWR@FWS.gov       

Phone 1:  757-331-2760   (Refuge Headquarters)

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