You won’t soon forget paddling past the 45,000-ton USS Wisconsin in a kayak. It’s an awesome way to gain a a sense of the battleship’s huge size and to explore Norfolk’s waterfront. That’s the gift of urban kayaking: new perspectives.
Chesapean Outdoors rents single and tandem kayaks if you want to explore the Elizabeth River on your own, or you can sign up for a guided trip that also glides past the Waterside District. Chesapean states that no experience is necessary for a guided outing. Chesapean Outdoors is located at the Peter G. Decker, Jr. Half Moone Marina adjacent to Nauticus. Kayak rentals and trips are available Memorial Day to Labor Day, typically Thursday to Friday 5 to 8 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Tip: Reserve a kayak or tour in advance.