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Onancock Walking Tour   --   Onancock
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Bridge the Centuries in Onancock


Walking Tour

Onancock, VA

Walk the paths of American Indians, Captain John Smith, Francis Makemie and countless others who have trod this historic town for centuries.

Selected historic houses are representative of styles found in Onancock.

PO Box 111
Onancock , VA  23417


Phone 1:  757-787-2097  

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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 


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

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 to learn more about the activity (type in zip code 23417 for Onancock), and 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


Phone 1:  757-354-4386  

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Tangier Island   --   Tangier Island
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This authentic working watermen's island's best kept secret is its secluded bay beaches. Walk, bike, ride or take a Tangier taxi [golf cart] there to share the surf with the shore birds, hunt for arrowheads or experience an unforgettable island sunrise or sunset.


To reach the island from the mainland of the Eastern Shore enjoy the June –September Tangier-Onancock Ferry:,  757-891-2505. For more info and other departure sites see Tour Boats / Cruises / Sailing.

PO Box 244, 4301 Joshua Thomas Lane
Tangier Island , VA  23440


Phone 1:  757-331-1660   (ESVA Welcome Center)

Phone 2:  757-891-2438   (Tangier Offices)

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DayTrippers   --   Wachapreague
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Cruises - Fishing - Clamming - Hunting

Meet us in Wachapreague for an exciting boat ride and experience unspoiled nature. Enjoy a sun soaked tour of Virginia's amazing barrier islands, dig for clams, fish and hunt with your best buddies, or spend a day on the beach. The ocean is the limit!

1 Main Street
Wachapreague , VA  23480


Phone 1:  757-787-2108  

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