May 26, 2021

What happens when podcasters from Cape Cod show up in the Northern Neck? We take them to meet some oysters. After luxuriating at the Tides Inn for the weekend, Lisa …


April 30, 2021

Who doesn’t like a road trip to get away from it all? With that idea in mind, why not plan out a paddling trip right here in the Middle Peninsula, …


April 27, 2021

He was surrounded. Sitting in his kayak on the Eastern Shore just off Fisherman’s Island, Ron Cagle had never seen so many red drum. The spectacle of hundreds of them …


April 25, 2021

Gearing up to paddle one of Gloucester’s Blueways, the York River or one of the other water trails unique to the Middle Peninsula? Or do you need some fuel to …


April 5, 2021

So, you’ve decided you want to fish the waters of the Middle Peninsula…in a kayak. Let’s get you started so you can discover what so many local anglers already know. …

kayak fishing

February 21, 2021

As an executive in the wood industry, Mark Vann spent long days inside a windowless manufacturing plant. Sometimes he’d check with the forklift driver to see if it was raining …

Cappahosic Oyster Company

February 21, 2021

If you’ve listened to Bruce Vogt tout the quintessential oysters produced by his company, Big Island Aquaculture, you might figure he’s been doing this all his life. Chances are if …

Big Island Aquaculture

February 21, 2021

Tommy Leggett has fun harvesting oysters. Really. Watching him scurry about a yard in Gloucester that backs up to the York River, it might not be obvious at first. An …

Tommy Leggett Oysterman Gloucester Virginia

June 27, 2020

If there’s one thing our Virginia Certified Ecotour Guides know like the back of their hands, it’s the waterways they bring paddlers and nature lovers out to explore. But you …

Family kayaking in Eastern Shore

June 26, 2020

We all know how special our certified ecotour guides are across rural coastal Virginia. They help visitors and locals alike explore Virginia’s water trails in ways they might not have …