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Burnham Guides

burnham guides

Business Name: Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures

Address: 2 King St., Onancock Wharf (next to Mallards restaurant)

Phone: 757-710-5137



Hours of Operation: Open seasonally, April through October.

BOOK NOW: Kayak, bike and stand-up paddleboard rentals, as well as guided day trips.

About the Business: Housed in the historic 1906 Steamboat Ticket Office, the "Yak Shack" is the perfect launching spot for exploring the sheltered tributaries of Onancock Creek by kayak or paddleboard for one hour to a full day. Bill and Mary Burnham also lead full day trips to the Seaside islands and to see the Chincoteague ponies. We also do multi-day kayak camping on the Chesapeake Bay, Assateague backcountry with ponies, B&B-based Samples and lodged based trips to barrier islands. The Burnhams are the authors of eight books including Hiking Virginia and Kayaking for Everyone. In the colder months, we lead trips in Florida and Costa Rica.