Beat the Heat: Blue Pete’s Dinner Tour

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Photos & words by John Streit.

We invite you to join us on the waters of Back Bay for a late afternoon paddle from Surf & Adventure’s boat dock into Pungo’s Muddy Creek to one of the area’s best restaurants: Blue Pete’s! As we’ve been dealing with a scorching heat wave, staying as cool as possible has become an important part of daily life — and kayaking is no exeception.

In my opinion, the best paddling tours S&A hosts are its Blue Pete’s Dinner Tours. The hottest part of the day has already past by the time we hit the water; and it’s likely a cooler sea breeze will be blowing across Back Bay to provide a gentle push into Muddy Creek from Back Bay. Wildlife become more active as the cooler temperatures and afternoon shadows set in for the evening. The course also puts a wider cross-section of the watershed on display; with the S&A waterway showing the transition from maritime forest to expansive marsh to the open waters of North Bay, as Muddy Creek boasts cypress groves and remnants of our regions duck hunting heritage along its banks.

The tour is unique, as it requires the participants to park a Blue Pete’s 30 minutes before scheduled departure. The S&A staff then shuttles the group back to our location for a one-way paddle to the restaurant. It is recommended to bring a change of clothes to change into after the paddle at the restaurant. From there, the guides take care of transporting the craft back to the shop while you enjoy Blue Pete’s fresh fare in one of the prettiest natural settings in the area.

Give us a call at (757) 721-6210 or click here to book your Blue Pete’s Dinner Tour online! We can do the trip on SUPs as well!

Enjoy these photos of the Kerr and Savick groups’ (from Michigan and Ohio, respectively) recent tour!

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Filming “On The Map” with WHIG-TV!

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Words & photos by John Streit.

We’re always proud to be the media’s source for adventure! Through our great relationship with the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and BCF Agency, we’ve hosted hundreds of travel and adventure journalists from around the globe, showcasing our slice of Virginia Beach on the banks of Back Bay. Our latest media visit came to us from Rocky Mount, N.C.’s WHIG-TV, which selected Surf & Adventure Co./Ocean Rentals Ltd.’s Blue Pete’s Sunset Dinner Kayak Tour as the subject of an upcoming episode of “On The Map,” a show dedicated to travel destinations within a short drive from the station’s viewing area.

On-air talent Brittany Smith and cameraman Robby Morris interviewed shop owner Rob Lindauer to gain insight to our company’s wide array of adventure opportunities from surf lessons to SUP, bike and kayak tours. Our paddle to Blue Pete’s was completed with an ideal, following breeze from the east-northeast, comfortable temperatures and smooth waters for the entire trip. The two-hour paddle is perfect for building up a hunger and thirst for the restaurant’s delicious food and drink offerings!

Enjoy the photos and stay tuned for the “On The Map” video once it airs. To book your own Blue Pete’s Sunset Dinner Kayak Tour, click here!

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