Smith Island/Eastern Shore
Launch from the boat ramp at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Wildlife Refuge, paddle through the salt marsh of Raccoon Island, then cross Magothy Channel to Blackbeard’s Creek and land on the deserted beaches of Smith Island. Relax on the beach, eat lunch and collect from a vast array of shells (including: whelk, scallop, clam, sand dollars and many more). Or choose to paddle up the western coast of Smith Island/Cape Charles stopping to explore the Cape Charles lighthouse and World War II watchtowers. Then return across the Magothy Channel to the boat ramp. The tour includes approximately 2.5 to 4 hours of actual paddle time over the entire trip. Advanced reservations required. Trip times and availability are dependent on tides.
** Eastern Shore Adventures are guided tours and include all of the equipment needed for the tour (kayak, paddle, and life vest), a paddle demonstration, help getting in and out of the surf zone,information about the area and photography(tour pictures are free to download and share).
** All tours are first come/first serve for date, time and tour location. Same day service available. Reservations are required.
“Great Kayaking Trip”
We had a great time on our kayaking trip with Adventure Kayak tours. I have 3 kids and they kept it interesting for them. They went at our pace and told us a lot of really neat information about the area. We would definitely do it again!
–Kellas, Virginia Beach, VA, June 2014