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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.

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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. 

2 King Street
Eastern Shore , VA  00


Phone 1:  305-240-0650  

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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


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


Phone 1:  757-480-1999  

Phone 2:  888-669-8368  

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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


Phone 1:  410-749-2886  

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