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Bay Country Kayaking Williamsburg

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Bay Country Kayaking
1000 Lakeshead Drive
Williamsburg
VA
23185
Tel: 252-564-4533

Where are we going today?

Love the water? You don't always have to go to the ocean to enjoy it! Bay Country Kayaking is a fun open to still get you out on the water, get active, AND have a great time!

They are a family owned and operated kayak tour company - in fact an eco-tour company - that was started so they could share their love of the beautiful Virginia waters with families just like yours!

The eco-tours are a great way for the kids to be educated on the cultural, ecological, and historical significance of the waterways, whilst getting that exercise! The tour company are based in Gloucester, and are on the Eastern Shore of the state, so they are available to a number of regions like Jamestown and Yorktown, as well as Wiliamsburg. So no excuses - a family day out can be experienced for everyone!

The tours that leave from New Quarter Park in Williamsburg depart only minutes from Colonial Williamsburg. The area there is particularly pretty because the tidal wetlands cover the area, and the tidal creek actually empties into the York River, AND one of the major rivers into Chesapeake Bay!

The Queens Creek gives you amazing access to swamps and marshes, so get ready to spot some wildlife! Did you think deer would be around marshes and swamps? Yep! As well as crabs, birds, muskrat and otters.

You guide on the tours will share with you all about how the waterway is actually also steeped in the history of the USA's Colonial and Civil War eras! Didn't think you would be getting a history lesson while you were there, did you! 

If you are a beginner, no need to be nervous! The tour is actually perfect or beginners as it doesn't go out into exposed bodies of water.

We haven't even begun on all the other tours that Bay Country Kayaking offers! So check them out and get out into the stunning wilderness of Virginia! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsVaries by location: Average $50
  • ChildrenVaries by location: Average $25
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Times of the tours vary

Teachers corner

If you do want to bring students, give them a call to see what they can arrange. .

Any Top Tips?

You can bring a camera but take them in a zip lock bag whilst paddling .

Doing our bit

They are all about educating on the conservation of the environment, so no carbon footprints with kayaking! .

Need a little extra help?

You do need a minimal degree of fitness for the tours, but they are on flat water .

More information

There are no age restrictions, so whether you're 3 or 88, head on down! They have life jackets for children as small as 30lbs.

What people are saying?

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    I have always dreamed of visiting Alaska and finally had the chance to do so in late August. Finding the Glacier Bay Country Inn was heaven sent! After scouring every option and finally deciding to make this place the top of my list I could not have been more pleased once I finally arrived. Everything from the private cabin, game room, theatre, hot tub, fishing trips, wildlife and Yes even a chef..was UNREAL! The staff was amazing in every way as they assisted us with anything we needed. The owners definitely aim to please and have worked hard to...Read More

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    I actually lived in Alaska as a kid and have always wanted to go back. I was finally able to do that this September and my trip was even better than I had hoped. I decided to go to Glacier Bay. Very good decision! The Glacier Bay Country Inn was the perfect place to lodge. Great food. Awesome people. Sincere service. Clean rooms. And all of the stuff I forgot to bring to Alaska that I needed to enjoy my stay!

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    The BEST fishing trip I've ever had. We came here to find good fishing. These guys know where to go. We fished for salmon for two days and halibut for one day. We limited each day! Our second freezer is full of fish right now! The cherry on top was the comfortable lodge where we slept great, the TOP restaurant in Gustavus, and the recreation room for after dinner.

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    My trip to Alaska staying here was quite possible the most amazing trip of my life. The fishing was AMAZING. I limited out each day catching large Silver Salmon and hauled in a 206 lb Halibut. I saw 2 black bears, and one HUGE brown bear. The brown bear was literally about 50 yards from me for about 45 min. while I fished a river. Kayaking the rivers and glacier was so cool.

    The lodge is clean and rustic. The staff was tremendous. Jon, the chef made amazing breakfast and dinner meals each day with awesome desserts. I ate so much and then...Read More

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    From my first day, sitting next to the fire under the Ramada, to clear blue skies in Glacier Bay, this trip was everything I hoped for. We saw floating chunks of ice while kayaking to a glacier, whales, otters, sea lions, puffin, and of course bear. The fishing was better than anything I have experienced. The staff, lodge, food, recreation room, and movie theatre secured my loyalty for a return trip. We had some days of rain, but after reading Glacier Bay Country Inn’s website, I came prepared and was undeterred.

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by Jared Gonzalez

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I have always dreamed of visiting Alaska and finally had the chance to do so in late August. Finding the Glacier Bay Country Inn was heaven sent! After scouring every option and finally deciding to make this place the top of my list I could not have been more pleased once I finally arrived. Everything from the private cabin, game room, theatre, hot tub, fishing trips, wildlife and Yes even a chef..was UNREAL! The staff was amazing in every way as they assisted us with anything we needed. The owners definitely aim to please and have worked hard to make this place one of the best and most serene places in Alaska! They literally have everything you will need to enjoy AK. The Inn is perfect for couples looking for a quiet yet exhilarating experience in AK or even a group of "guys" looking for the best Salmon or Halibut fishing in AK. This is the place! Take a good look and plan a trip. Maybe I'll see you there!

by Andrew Melchior

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My trip to Alaska staying here was quite possible the most amazing trip of my life. The fishing was AMAZING. I limited out each day catching large Silver Salmon and hauled in a 206 lb Halibut. I saw 2 black bears, and one HUGE brown bear. The brown bear was literally about 50 yards from me for about 45 min. while I fished a river. Kayaking the rivers and glacier was so cool.

The lodge is clean and rustic. The staff was tremendous. Jon, the chef made amazing breakfast and dinner meals each day with awesome desserts. I ate so much and then watched movies at night in the rec room theater, though I wasn't able to beat my friend Dave at ping-pong.

You'll really love your stay here!

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