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Broadwater Bay Ecotours   --   Exmore
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Custom Ecotours on Virginia's Eastern Shore

Pull up to your own private island beach with Captain Rick Kellam's seaside barrier island tours. From seashell hunting, to clamming to feasting on gourmet delights, Broadwater Bay Ecotours offer a little bit of everything. No one can show the natural wonders or tell the intriguing tales of people who once called these shifting sands home as can this fifth generation Hog Islander.

6035 Killmon Point Road
Exmore , VA  23350


Phone 1:  757-442-4363  

Phone 2:  757-710-0568   (Mobile)

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Captain Barry's Back Bay Cruises   --   Chincoteague Island
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Discover, Interact, Explore, Have Fun

The ultimate high energy adventure cruise with hands-on feet-wet mind-on experiences.

“An interactive experience that differs from all the others”

Hop aboard, kick off your shoes and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget.

We go on an interactive skill building experience. We will be on a floating classroom, a research vessel with hands-on feet wet lessons.                                                     

One of the many things we will be doing is getting off the boat on the sandbars to go dig in in the mud for clams. Maybe we can catch some and eat them!

Then back on the boat to cruise to a cramping spot where you will be pulling crab pots on board to identify and see the day's catch. If you have the courage I will teach you how to hold a crab without getting pinched.

Navigating our way to Shell Island Beach we stop to get off the boat for some shell collecting.

Back on the boat to hunt for jellyfish, the captain's favorite thing.

Then we haul in the trawler net to see that it is full of marine life and sea creatures!... this is always a challenge.

Then slow the boat down to enter the shallow waters to identify the birds.

We use all of our senses – sound, touch, taste, and smell – to make our cruises informative and fun.

There is never any pressure, always lots of fun.... you can relax, sit back on the boat and be the official photographer, or you can get into it. This is the real deal to get your hands dirty and feet wet so you will experience the life of the Chincoteague Waterman.


6262 Marlin Drive
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-6508   (Dock)

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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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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


Phone 1:  757-331-2680  

Phone 2:  757-678-6182   (Mobile)

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Seaside Tours   --   Cape Charles
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An amazing experience awaits as you explore the waterways of the remote seaside barrier islands with an experienced captain. Enjoy the thrill of sportfishing, discover nature's many secrets on an ecotour, learn to clam and enjoy your fresh catch, or just get away from it all in this water meets sky wilderness.

5335 Poplar Grove Lane
Cape Charles , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-331-4016  

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Shore Thing Charters   --   Willis Wharf
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Boat - The Shore Thing

The Shore Thing, a 36' sport fishing boat is moored at the Willis Wharf Marina and is licensed by the USCG. Come aboard with Capt. Pete Kafigian for a half/full day inshore or offshore fishing, crabbing, Barrier Island or Sunset Cruise, or taxi ride to Hog Island for beach combing and a swim in the Ocean. For more information visit or call Capt. Pete at 757-710-4069.

PO Box 57
Willis Wharf , VA  23486


Phone 1:  757-710-4069   (Mobile)

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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


Phone 1:  757-331-2680  

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Tangier Island Waterman's Tour   --   Tangier Island
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Spring ~ Summer ~ Fall

Take a Waterman’s Tour with a Tangier captain and discover the island’s oyster and soft-shell crab “farms”. Tangier Island Tours are available with a Coast Guard Licensed Captain who has years of experience working the waters of Tangier Island.


When calling the Chesapeake House regarding tours, ask for Glenna or Susan.  They will be glad to make reservations for your Tangier Island Experience, whether it be Oysters, Crabbing, Eco-tours, Birding, or ask about their Sunset Tours after dinner.


Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House

Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast

PO Box 232 - 16243 Main Street

Tangier Island, VA  23440


PO Box 232, 16243 Main Ridge Road
Tangier Island , VA  23440


Phone 1:  757-891-2331  

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