Tag Archives: Back Bay

  • Fall paddle on Back Bay with Norfolk State University

    Autumn afternoons on Back Bay Virginia like the one these Norfolk State University students and faculty experienced tell the story of a coastal estuary in transition. As a result, wildlife sightings have been ample and fall colors are becoming more prominent as the season holds on to its last few warm days before the winds …

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  • Tight Lines & Good Times: Kayak Fishing Tours

    Photos & words by John Streit. As our other kayak tour options have been busy this summer, the same can be said for our kayak fishing tours! We’re stoked to offer this unique outdoor experience in some of the best fishing areas our region has to offer: Back Bay for our freshwater tours and Rudee …

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  • Sit on top and sit inside kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards (SUP) for rental at our boat dock in Sandbridge.

    August Paddling Tours

    Photos & words by John Streit. Summer is in full swing and our Back Bay paddling tours have been cruising off our boat dock nearly every morning so far this month! We’ve been fortunate enough to have our stormy start to summer give way to beautiful, classic midsummer weather — though not as hot and …

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  • Group Lunch Box Kayak Tour with FRG

    Photos & words by John Streit. There’s just something special about leaving the city hustle behind for a couple hours by paddling off the boat dock at our 577 Sandbridge Road location. The ever-present sounds of the town are replaced by the serene songs of redwing blackbirds and wind blowing through the reeds as you …

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  • Sandbridge Paddle Fest & Expedition: 9/26/15

    We’re beyond stoked to announce our most ambitious project to date: our adoption of the Sandbridge Paddle Fest and the addition of the Surf & Adventure Expedition and festival site at Little Island Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015! The inaugural Sandbridge Paddle Fest was held in 2013 with a very strong community and competitor …

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  • Smiles for Miles on Back Bay!

    Photos & words by John Streit. While we approach every family’s Surf & Adventure experience with the utmost passion and enthusiasm, it’s always a treat when influential members of our community choose to hit the water with us. That was the case last week, when Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee — founders of the global, …

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  • Beat the Heat: Blue Pete’s Dinner Tour

    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 …

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  • Paddling with the Society of American Travel Writers

    Words & photos by John Streit. There’s good reason for the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau’s continual showcasing of our signature Back Bay Eco Kayak Tours: It’s one of the most beautiful and affordable gateways into becoming submersed in our region’s natural majesty! This time around, two crews of travel writers and public relations …

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  • Filming “On The Map” with WHIG-TV!

    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. …

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  • Group Kayak Tour with Webster Christian

    Words & photos by John Streit. Surf & Adventure Co./Ocean Rentals Ltd. received a major shot of youth energy on Tuesday, April 28, when New York’s Webster Christian School seniors departed on their group kayak tour of our Back Bay waterway! We’ve been hosting Webster Christian’s senior trips for many years now, and it’s always …

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  • Opening Day on Back Bay!

    Words & photos by John Streit. With Snowmageddon in our rear view mirror, the days getting longer and the flora turning greener; you’d be hard-pressed to find a Virginia Beach local who isn’t welcoming the transition into springtime. While we have a few weeks to go before mild temperatures become the daily standard, it’s clear …

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  • Sunset Kayaking in Back Bay

    By John Streit. Photos by Larry Peak There is arguably no better place to take in a sunset than kayaking Sandbridge and Back Bay! Covering more than a quarter of Virginia Beach’s total area, Back Bay is the perfect reflecting pool to amplify most sunsets into some breathtaking moments. These recent images of the Stokes …

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