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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 - 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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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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