False Cape Expedition
The False Cape Expedition will have you cruising through the breathtaking scenery of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge into False Cape State Park — marshes along with the bay to the west, massive natural dunes and the Atlantic to the east. After reaching our destination, you will experience a day of surfing, standup paddleboarding, and the secluded beaches of False Cape State Park.
False Cape State Park is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. As the former home of Native Americans, the historic Wash Woods community and a Coast Guard lifesaving station, False Cape honors the hardy souls who made a living from the sea. Our False Cape Expedition offers you the chance to truly experience the nature and history of this unique and primitive setting.
June 25th | July 30th | August 20th
Expedition will offer:
Round trip transportation to/from False Cape
Gear included (surfboards, standup paddleboards, chairs, and umbrellas)
False Cape State Park Nature Program
Surfing and Standup Paddle Lessons
Lunch provided by Back Bay Gourmet
No lugging gear and food
Don’t wait to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 24 people.
8:30–8:45 Check-in at Little Island Park Sandbridge and sign waiver
9:00 Blue Goose Express tram departs Little Island Park to False Cape State Park
9:15–9:45 Nature and history program by park staff
9:45–10:00 Visitors Center and Gift Shop (bring pocket money for souvenirs!)
10:15–1:00 Surf and SUP lessons followed by plenty of time to practice
1:00 Lunch from Back Bay Gourmet
1:30–2:30 Open surf, SUP, relax!
2:45 Depart False Cape State Park
3:00 Little Island Park
Lunch Options by Back Bay Gourmet:
Signature Club – Smoked turkey, applewood smoked ham, applewood smoked bacon, Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato and our pesto mayo on your choice of grilled multigrain, Portuguese Roll or country white
The Alpine – Smoked turkey, Swiss cheese and our wonderful secret sauce on crusty French bread
The Veg Out – Grilled Naan bread with sun dried tomato pesto, roasted portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers and goat cheese
Snack Attack!! – Grilled chicken on Naan bread with avocado, pepperoncini, tomato, arugula, and Manchego cheese, finished with a cilantro- lime vinaigrette.
All options include a drink, dessert and a fresh salad of the day
Learn more about our partners:
False Cape State Park – http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/false-cape#general_information
Back Bay Gourmet – http://www.thebackbaygourmet.com/
TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. REFUNDS WILL APPLY.