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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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Kayak Clamming/Oysters Tour   --   Eastern Shore
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DIG EM! Kayak Clams/Oysters Tour

 

True Clam Connoisseurs know that Cherrystone Creek on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is the place to go for the world’s best littlenecks. The locals say the only way to make them better is to dig them yourself. On the SouthEast Expeditions Kayak Clamming trip, that’s exactly what you’ll do. As part of our partnership with a local, family owned clam farm, our guides will show you how clam Aqua-culture has grown to become one of the largest industries on the Eastern Shore.

After you learn the tricks of the trade, it’s time to get out of your boats and get to work. You and your family will be digging for your dinner just like Eastern Shore residents have done for generations. The $50 cost of the trip includes your first dozen clams. Additional clams are available at the wholesale market rate. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how Eastern Shore “Aqua-farmers” raise, care for, and harvest the clams you’ll find in the finest restaurants in the region.

If Aqua-culture seems like a little more culture than you prefer, we also offer a “Wild Clam Wrangling” Kayak Tour. Get down and dirty on the Seaside of the Shore and learn how to “sign” for wild clams. The cost is the same, but what you take home for dinner depends on the skills you develop in the marsh.

SouthEast Expeditions
Eastern Shore , VA  23310

Email:  SEKayak@gmail.com       

Phone 1:  757-331-2680  

Phone 2:  757-678-6182   (Mobile)

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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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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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