Hire an Ecotour Guide

Hire an Ecotour Guide

You’ve made your decision. You want to take the day – perhaps the weekend – and explore rural coastal Virginia.

But you don’t want to do it alone. You want to have someone well versed in the ecosystem science help point out what you are seeing. You want to understand the natural and cultural history of the region. And you want to be led.

Consider hiring a guide. Certified Virginia Ecotour Guides share fun facts about our beautiful coastal ecosystems and their wild inhabitants. They have received training in wildlife and habitat protection, customer service, interpretation, and planning – so you are sure to have a safe and enjoyable time, naturally!

Click on the regions below to find an Ecotour Guide near you!

Anthony Pennino
540-676-7218
[email protected]


Bay Country Kayaking
Shannon Alexander
804-695-4660
[email protected]


Beach & Bay Tours
Pat Brabazon / Paul Brabazon
757-710-4077


Big Papa SUP
Chris Nacy
757-694-8703


Burnham Guides
Bill Burnham / Mary Burnham
305-240-0650
[email protected]
[email protected]


Captain Dan’s Around the Island Tours
Dan Davis / Ray Davis
757-894-0103


Eastern Shore Adventures LLC
Captain Buddy Vaughan
Oyster/Cape Charles, VA
757-615-7723
[email protected]


Eastern Shore Boat Tours LLC
Captain Pete Sengenberger


Eastern Shore Outdoors
Stewart Hall
443-953-0906
[email protected]


Holly Cove Charters
Chris Guvernator
757-650-5097
[email protected]


Joni White
757-710-1683
[email protected]


Lambert Shellfish
Alex Lambert
Machipongo, VA
516-313-2257
[email protected]


Laura Scharle
ESVA & Eastern Shore, MD
410-591-8075
[email protected]

Lisa Wu
703-403-3959
[email protected]


Net Perfection Charters
Craig Fletcher
540-331-1022
[email protected]


North End Expeditions
Tom Finn
540-878-9094
[email protected]


Onancock Sailing Adventures
Tom Bunino
757-710-3658
[email protected]


Puppy Drum Adventures
Calvin “Cal” Hagan
757-442-6090
[email protected]


Running Channel Charters
Captain Steve Garvis
757-350-0804
[email protected]


Seaside Ecotours, LLC
Meriwether Payne
757-710-2454
[email protected]


Tony Fleck
516-761-6080
[email protected]


Adalberto Rodriguez


David Denny


Edwin Powers


Jennifer Elmer


Lisa “MiMi” Sedjat


Marcus Lemasters


Zachary Mallatte


 

Aaron Rowland
540-840-4376
[email protected]


Awesome Oysters LLC
Tom Jeffries
Callao, VA
[email protected]


Colonial Beach Outfitters
Karen Grisevich
Colonial Beach, VA
804-513-3100
[email protected]


Jim Bell
[email protected]
540-816-9800

The Farkleberry Institute
Lesley Newman
152-034-39804
[email protected]


The Tides Inn
Rebecca Riley
Irvington, VA
804-438-5000
[email protected]


Tripp smith
804-445-5498
[email protected]

Bay Country Kayaking
Shannon Alexander
804-695-4660
[email protected]


Oyster Garden Ecotour Workshop
Sue Borra
Kinsale, VA
[email protected]


Tim Smith
Tappahannock, VA
804-801-7106
[email protected]


Mark Boikin

Charlie Winslow
Chesapeake, VA
757-636-1733
[email protected]il.com


Claire Neubert
Hampton, VA
757-617-7166
[email protected]


Jenn Haynes
Williamsburg, VA
[email protected]


 

Moore To See Photo Expeditions
Virginia Beach, VA
Erik Moore
757-401-2583
[email protected]


Paddle On of Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA
Lori Erwin
757-254-8492
[email protected]


Shored Up LLC
Hampton VA
Linda Hamm & Claire Neubert
757-816-2035
[email protected]


The Nature Bus
Virginia Beach, VA
Suzanne Moss/Kevin Moss
757-288-9595
[email protected]

TRYC Kayaking Club
Jack Snell
757-784-2847
[email protected]


News from the Trails

The Virginia Oyster: Part II

The Virginia Oyster: Part II Author: Aaron Rowland, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide Only one species of oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is native to the eastern seaboard. This oyster is sometimes called …