Eastern Shore of Virginia

Spend a a full day, a weekend or a week paddling 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, from a few days to the full length of the 70-mile peninsula from Chincoteague to Kiptopeke, the longest undeveloped shoreline on the East Coast.

Holly Bluff Island Guesthouse, is a 1920s fishing lodge that we rent for 2 or 3 days as a "basecamp" for barrier island paddling. Full kitchen and bathroom facilities, private beach with access to paddling arond Mockhorn Island, Fisherman Island, and the Cape Charles Lighthouse. We are able to harvest oysters, clams and/or crabs for a seafood feast on the wrap-around deck, also a great place for yoga! The birdwatching, sunrises and sunsets are sublime.

cost

Holly Bluff Cottage Trips

  • $795 per person for 3-day/2-night.

  • $995 for 4-day/3-night.

  • Includes kayaks, instruction, all meals and lodging).

Day Trips

  • $125 for Seaside day trips

  • Includes lunch; other meals and lodging on own