Sunset Paddling Excursion (Chesapeake)
March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until October 15, 2023
We offer fun excursions from a well-equipped and comfortable pontoon boat for the purpose of seeing the sights and taking us to our kayaking destination. We’ll meet at the premises of Atlantic Yacht Basin where there is sufficient parking for everyone and a wonderful place to gather and board the pontoon boat. We’ll discuss safety and kayaking techniques before we board the boat. Life jackets and kayaks will be available for all participants. Also, we’ll provide water and a granola bar type snack.
We’ll leave Atlantic Yacht Basin and catch the Great Bridge Bridge opening and then enter the Great Bridge Locks. Once in the Great Bridge Locks, the Lockmaster will secure the boat and begin equalizing the water. Inside the lock system, the water should be the same level as the other side of the locks with the use of gates and valves.
Once the Lockmaster gives us notice to proceed, we’ll cast off and leave the Locks and cruise to the original “natural” part of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River which is a few hundred yards past the Locks. At this point, we’ll begin our kayaking adventure and anchor and set up our equipment for safe boarding onto the kayaks.
We’ll paddle pristine waterways with beautiful grasses and shore birds feeding along the banks. It’s not uncommon to see an eagle in flight or perched in the tall pines.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled time of event to review safety guidelines and for orientation of vessel and kayaking gear.
- March 17
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Chesapeake, Outdoor Event