Guided Kayak Tours

The Experienced Guides at SouthEast Expeditions are trained naturalists with a passion for the Eastern Shore and the ecosystems that make this such an amazing paddling destination. 

SouthEast Expeditions on the Wharf in Onancock

(757) 787-5669                                                          2 King Street

Onancock@SouthEastExpeditions.com       Onancock, VA 23417


SouthEast Expeditions at the Sunset Beach Resort

(757) 331-2680                                         32218 Lankford Highway                                Info@SouthEastExpeditions.com            Cape Charles, VA 23310


SouthEast Expeditions Downtown in Cape Charles

  1. (757)695-4001                                                 209 Mason Avenue

CapeCharles@SouthEastExpeditions.com     Cape Charles, VA  


SouthEast Expeditions on the Island in Chincoteague

(757) 336-2925                                    6631 Maddox Boulevard

Chincoteague@SouthEastExpeditions.com  Chincoteague, VA 23336

Onancock Area Guided Tours--all include kayak and instruction

Two-hour Historic Onancock Creek Tour: $45 per person. To truly understand life on the Eastern Shore, you have to see it from the water. A kayak trip on Historic Onancock Creek is the perfect way to take in the sights of this colonial port, and to see it the way Captain John Smith did in 1608. Launch from Onancock Wharf where schooners and steamboats once moored. No experience necessary; experienced paddlers welcome. Sunset and Full Moon trips also available.

Schooner Bay Beach Adventure: Half day ($85 per person) or full day ($125 per person, includes lunch). Launch just north of Onancock onto remote Chesconessex Creek where Capt. John Smith spent a stormy night in 1608. Meander through pristine saltmarsh islands to land on a Chesapeake Bay beach within sight of Tangier Island.

Seaside Adventure: full-day, includes lunch on the beach $125 per person. As the waters of Folly Creek flow from the center of the Eastern Shore they meander past a number of our most treasured ecosystems. Brackish Marshes give way to a deep-water tidal creek. The Creek flows out through acres of salt marsh sheltered by two uninhabited barrier islands that guard it all from the powerful Atlantic Ocean. The tour includes time to walk the deserted stretch of sand and take a dip in the ocean.

Access Saxis: half or full day. Just a short drive north of Onancock, Saxis shows you another side of the Shore that reflects the working heritage of our watermen as well as the natural beauty of our vast coastal marshes. And if they're not too busy, we may get an impromptu tour of a crab sheds by one of the watermen.

Great Machipongo River Float: half-day, $85 per person. We'll use either the in-coming or out-going tide to assist us on a 6-mile kayak trip between the watermen's village of Willis Wharf and the crab houses of Quinby. Actually a tidal creek freshened twice daily by Atlantic waters, the 'river' serpentines through the serene saltmarsh environment alive with critters and shorebirds. Bring your fishing pole for some trolling!

Kids Kayak Camp: Our half-day afternoon kayak camp (ages 7-12) is held in conjunction with Ker Place’s morning History Camp for two weeks in July. Email Onancock@southeastexpeditions.com for registration form.