Kayaking the Eastern Shore: The Chesapeake and the Atlantic
Kayak the shores, inlets and wildlife-abundant rivers of coastal Virginia with experts, learning about regional ecosystems and local history as you improve your kayaking technique.
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Program No. 2285RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience the coastal environment from a new perspective as you kayak while viewing coastal flora and fauna. Paddle with Chincoteague Bay Field Station ecologists/biologists through salt marsh ecosystems, over eel grass beds and up a picturesque river and extraordinary coastal creeks of the Chesapeake and Chincoteague Bays.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Kayaking between 4-5 hrs a day up to 6 miles. Climbing in and out of boats. Paddling in forested rivers and in open marsh channels where wind and tidal currents can be strong; recent kayaking experience recommended. Good swimming skills are required. Walking up to a half-mile.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience day and night paddles through the diverse waters of the Eastern Shore, including the scenic Pocomoke River, which snakes through one of the northernmost cypress swamps.
  • Refresh your skills through classroom and field instruction and demonstrations, starting with the basics and progressing through more advanced skills.
  • Learn about the coastal and bay ecosystems of the Eastern Shore, winding through a salt marsh for intimate encounters with egrets, herons and other animals.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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