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Experience hosted by Bill & Mary

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Onancock Creek, off the Chesapeake Bay, is one of the best hidden secrets for Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) for all abilities! Beginners will find the sheltered waters the perfect place to learn.

First, we'll meet you in our paddling shop inside the historic 1906 Steamboat Ticket Office, where once passengers boarded steamboats bound for Baltimore.

We'll outfit you with a life jacket a do a "paddle school" on the dock. Next, we'll launch from the floating dock behind our shop for on-water instruction and a tour of Onancock's historic homes from the water.

Step off your SUP and onto Mallards outdoor dining deck adjacent to our shop for some local seafood. It' the perfect place for lunch, dinner or cocktails after your paddle. Visit onancock.com for lodging and make a weekend of it! Other activities from Onancock wharf include renting a bike, kayak tours to the barrier islands, Onancock Sailing Adventures and the Tangier Island Ferry.
Other things to note
We will be in contact with you if there are any weather issues. We do paddle in light rain, but not if there's lightning or strong winds.
Onancock Creek, off the Chesapeake Bay, is one of the best hidden secrets for Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) for all abilities! Beginners will find the sheltered waters the perfect place to learn.

First, we'll meet you in our paddling shop inside the historic 1906 Steamboat Ticket Office, where once passengers boarded steamboats bound for Baltimore.

We'll outfit you with a life jacket a do a "paddle school" on the dock. Next,…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Stand-up paddleboard (SUP), paddle, life jacket and ankle leash provided.
From $40
/ person

Meet your host, Bill & Mary

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1 Review
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We have been kayaking Onancock Creek for more than 10 years and now offer stand-up paddleboarding from our dockside shop. We've paddled all over the world, but we truly believe we've found a hidden gem in Onancock, 1680 Colonial port off the Chesapeake Bay. The sheltered tributaries of our creek are the perfect place to learn to paddleboard. We've also authored several kayaking and hiking guidebooks.
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Where you'll be

We'll start on the floating dock at historic Onancock Wharf, and explore Onancock Creek's sheltered tributaries.

1 review

Nancy
August 2019
Was visiting the area and was looking for something unique for my 12 yr old twin granddaughters. Saw this on Air B&B & was able to schedule during our stay in Chincoteague. The girls were naturals & really enjoyed themselves. Learned some interesting facts also like the origin of paddle boarding. A 5 star experience.
Was visiting the area and was looking for something unique for my 12 yr old twin granddaughters. Saw this on Air B&B & was able to schedule during our stay in Chincoteague. The gir…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

    What to bring

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