Best Sea Kayaking in Virginia

This list represents the most popular sea kayaking in Virginia. Use this list to plan your next Virginia sea kayaking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Milford Haven/Gwynn's Island

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    Diggs, VA

    Choose from a variety of potential routes to explore beautiful and often-empty waterways.
    •  7-12 nautical miles
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    Choose from a variety of potential routes to explore beautiful and often-empty waterways.

  • #2 Reedville

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    Reedville, VA

    Take a paddle in a thriving fishing community and enjoy calm protected bays, open water, and beautiful scenery.
    •  6-8 nautical miles
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    Take a paddle in a thriving fishing community and enjoy calm protected bays, open water, and beautiful scenery ...

  • #3 Oyster Harbor (Cape Charles)

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    Cape Charles, VA

    Take a short round-trip paddle or a long one-way trip to explore nooks and crannies while observing wildlife. The boat launch in the harbor is part of Virginia Seaside Water Trail and offers ...
    •  4.8-22.0 nautical mi miles
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    Take a short round-trip paddle or a long one-way trip to explore nooks and crannies while observing wildlife. The boat ...

  • #4 Fleets Island

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    White Stone, VA

    Tackle the challenge of open water to enjoy a lovely paddle around this tranquil and beautiful island.
    •  8.0 nautical miles
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    Tackle the challenge of open water to enjoy a lovely paddle around this tranquil and beautiful island.

  • #5 Tangier Island

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    Tangier, VA

    Kayak around this one-of-a-kind island to explore a place that has no cars and remains connected to its English ancestry. If Tangier Island is on your list of paddles, don’t procrastinate. This ...
    •  2.0-8.0 nautical mi miles
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    Kayak around this one-of-a-kind island to explore a place that has no cars and remains connected to its English ancestry. ...

  • #6 Onancock Creek

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    Onancock, VA

    This picturesque paddle will take you to the shores of a peaceful nature preserve that serves as a habitat for numerous plant and animal species. Virginia’s Eastern Shore is made for kayaking. ...
    •  8.0 nautical miles
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    This picturesque paddle will take you to the shores of a peaceful nature preserve that serves as a habitat for numerous plant ...

  • #7 Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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    Virginia Beach, VA

    Bask in the peacefulness of this remote wildlife refuge and enjoy seeing hundreds of species of birds.
    •  7.4-12.6 nautical mi miles
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    Bask in the peacefulness of this remote wildlife refuge and enjoy seeing hundreds of species of birds.

  • #8 Chincoteague Island

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    Chincoteague Island, VA

    Paddle between two pretty islands and observe herds of ponies at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
    •  9.5 nautical miles
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    Paddle between two pretty islands and observe herds of ponies at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

  • #9 Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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    Virginia Beach, VA

    Paddle in a place considered to be one of the most important bird migration locations on the continent.
    •  2.5-10.0 nautical mi miles
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    Paddle in a place considered to be one of the most important bird migration locations on the continent.

  • #10 Jamestown Island

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    Williamsburg, VA

    Paddle past one of the country’s foremost historic sites and see trees like oak, pine, and cypress and a thriving wildlife community with shorebirds, songbirds, turtles, otter, raccoons, and ...
    •  8.5 nautical miles
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    Paddle past one of the country’s foremost historic sites and see trees like oak, pine, and cypress and a thriving wildlife ...

  • #11 First Landing State Park-Virginia Beach

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    Virginia Beach, VA

    Paddle in the Atlantic Ocean along the Virginia Beach shoreline to get a view of dolphins or enjoy the calmer waters of a pair of bays. Experienced paddlers can launch into the mouth of the ...
    •  11.7-19 nautical mi miles
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    Paddle in the Atlantic Ocean along the Virginia Beach shoreline to get a view of dolphins or enjoy the calmer waters of a ...

  • #12 East River

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    Mathews, VA

    Paddle up and down this river to enjoy peaceful scenery and potentially see dolphins.
    •  5-11 nautical mi miles
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    Paddle up and down this river to enjoy peaceful scenery and potentially see dolphins.