The Village of Willis Wharf is also known as “Clam Town” due to its historic role as a hub for clam, oyster, and scallop fisheries. It is one of the oldest working waterfront villages and continues to support a five aquaculture companies and dozens of working watermen. Typically, we’ll paddle up Parting Creek, which feeds the Little and Great Machipongo Rivers, which allows us a bit more protection and the opportunity to paddle to the county line alongside scenic coastal farms and forests. This location’s proximity to the Town of Exmore, with dining, shopping, and hotels, makes it a convenient location for Eastern Shore visitors. So break up your travels, stop and get off Route 13 if you’re passing through!
This tour is 2.5 to 3 hours in duration and costs are $55 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under in a tandem kayak with an adult.