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Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures

17 reviews
Onancock, VA, USA
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About Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures
Kayak, paddleboard, bike rentals and tours from our floating dock on Historic Onancock Creek. From an hour rental to a multi-day adventure, we make it easy and safe to get on the water for all ages and abilities. Tours include 2-hour Historic Onancock Creek, Full Day Seaside Islands, Chincoteague Paddle with the ponies, multi-day camping and lodge-based trips. Winters: Florida Keys, Everglades and Costa Rica. Owners, Bill and Mary Burnham, are the authors of 8 books including the "Florida Keys Paddling Atlas" and "Kayaking for Everyone." Beginners welcome. Private instruction available.
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

This was a fantastic trip. It truly was an adventure. We paddled in all types of conditions and saw some amazing sights in the mangroves and on the open water. Camped at some beautiful sites. May and Bill are excellent guides and very knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Thank you so much, and thanks for joining us kayaking Key Largo to Key West! It is one of our more challenging trips. Congratulations!

Reviewed September 6, 2018

Had a great morning with Mary! Enjoyed her adventure on the kayaks, and her knowledge of the area and its history. Would love to join her again on one of her many options to enjoy Kayaking and maybe a sunset while on the excursion...! Thank...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you! It was great meeting you and hope to paddle with you again this fall. September and October are our favorite months on the Shore!

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time renting a couple of kayaks for the day. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, would definitely visit again!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Was so impressed with how your dog "Waffles" took to kayaking! The sit-on-top was great for her to be able to jump on and off on a hot day.

Reviewed August 31, 2018

Bill and Mary are just great people. My husband and I have been to Costa Rica with them, just so much fun! I have had the pleasure of being with them on a three day trip at the Southern part of the Eastern Shore Again...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thanks, Sue! See you soon.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

If you are spending time in Onancock, don't miss the opportunity to kayak or SUP with Burnham Guides. Their tours are the best way to see the town and its beautiful surroundings. Our family did the air/sea/B&B package and it created some amazing memories! The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you for your nice comments! There's so much natural beauty to showcase here on the Eastern Shore and different ways to see it. We love putting together packages for people that include not just kayaking, but paddleboarding, hang gliding, sailing or biking with our...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The level of expertise; with the sport, the nature, and the history made this a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend for any and all types of groups!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thanks, Matt! We can take kayaking groups of all sizes, from 2 to 12.

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

My 9 year-old and I took a tour of Onancock Creek with Bill. It was a great morning! The creek is beautiful, and Bill is an excellent guide. He was great helping my son get used to being in a kayak on his own, very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks, Fred! Bill loves introducing young paddlers the wonders of Onancock Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Three of us recently enjoyed another fabulous summer day on the water with the Burnhams. They are experts in kayaking and paddle-boarding and safety is always key. We kayaked to one of the deserted barrier islands on the Eastern Shore, savored the delicious lunch provided,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

It was great seeing you again Susan and meeting your daughter! Perhaps we'll see you in Florida this winter!

Reviewed August 21, 2018

The only thing I haven't done with kayak experts Bill and Mary is spend less than 24 hours with them. Now I look forward to day trips and even learning to paddle board. The more exotic trips - like Florida and Costa Rica - are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks so much, Rebecca. See you again soon!

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Great kayak tours on beautiful Onancock Creek, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and beyond. Bill and Mary are expert paddlers who get beginners as well as experienced paddlers safely on the water. Perfect for friends, families, couples, and solo paddlers. Try the Sunday afternoon fun...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary B, Owner at Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you! We really appreciate our community of local paddlers! Even those with their kayaks can join any of our tours or "fun paddles."

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