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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Air/Sea/B&B Kayak Hanggliding Package on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Explore pristine waterways, beaches, wonderful birdlife and soaring views of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Paddle with the Authors of "Kayaking for Everyone," Bill & Mary Burnham of Burnham Guides, take a tandem flight with Virginia Hang Gliding, and rest easy at the cozy Spinning Wheel B&B in historic Onancock.

Day one: Burnham Guides takes you places few know exist: pristine creeks with histories dating back to John Smith's encounters with Native Americans; remote, wild barrier island beaches; wonderful birdlife, both migratory and nesting. Destinations depend on weather conditions, customer's experience, and availability. All gear is included; all trips include a beginner kayak lesson, or an advance strokes and balance course for more seasoned kayakers.
Day two: Fly like a giant bird and experience the beauty of the Eastern Shore from several thousand feet in the blue sky. Professionally flown by an experienced, licensed hang glider pilot and safely enclosed in a state-of-the-art harness and glider, you will be towed into the sky by a specially designed airplane and released to enjoy flight in its truest form. Land back on the soft grass at our dedicated facility. Photos and a video of your flight are also available. Add this to your "Life List" and come paddle the sky with Virginia Hang Gliding.

Lodging: The Spinning Wheel B&B is your comfortable "base camp" for your air/sea adventure. From this historic, friendly home, you can walk or bike to all that this charming 1680 Colonial port has to offer: dining, shopping, art galleries and more.

Click here for details and pricing.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Assateague Island Adventures

Experience a barrier island as few people do on a backcountry expedition with Burnham Guides. Join us for an unforgettable adventure paddling with the ponies and camping in the pines. The first trip is May 26-29, 2015, with more dates available in September and October.

Less than three hours from D.C. on Maryland's coast, this national treasure celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Famous for its wild horses and white sand beaches, the 37-mile-long barrier island also offers paddling through bayside marshes, hiking in maritime forests, and remote backcountry camping.

As always, Burnham Guides take care of all the details for you, from gear to healthy meals, unmatched guiding services and extras like yoga on the beach.

Trips are fully-outfitted, and include sea kayaks, camping gear, meals and instruction. Other activities: Hiking, pony and birdwatching, yoga on the beach, and optional stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).

Inaugural trip: May 26-29, 2015
4-day/3-night (arrive the evening of May 25 to camp near the launch if you'd like)
Cost: $795 per person.
Discount for bringing own sea kayak and/or camping gear.

Next trips will be scheduled September through mid-October. 

Email or call 305-240-0650 for more information or to book a trip. More details.

Required notice from our National Park Service Commercial Permit: “This business is one of a number of private businesses authorized within Assateague Island National Seashore by written agreement to provide appropriate services to Seashore visitors. The Seashore does not endorse this business over any other authorized providers. Please direct inquiries and comments related to the quality of these services within the Seashore to the Superintendent, Assateague Island National Seashore, 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD 21811.”

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Virginia Adventures


New Adventure Sampler

A weekend getaway full of outdoor fun and historic B&B’s centered around the 1680 Colonial port town of Onancock on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Options include a Seaside or Bayside trip, SouthEast Expeditions’ Kayak Winery Tour, Hang-gliding, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Families and groups welcome! 

Onancock Challenge: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

SouthEast Expeditions’ annual Kayak/Canoe/SUP Races on Onancock Creek. There are 5K and 10K courses suitable for all categories of paddlers: Kayak, SUP, Surfski, Outrigger Canoe and K1. Seafood Boil to follow. Register online:

Fall Kayak Camping Expeditions

Autumn lingers on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Join us on special Fall kayak camping trips along the Chesapeake Bay. We’ll explore vast marshes and remote beaches by day, and enjoy cool evenings under the stars on our exclusive island campsites.

Rooftop of Virginia Hike & Bike: Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 10-13, 2014

“Take a hike” during peak foliage season in Southwest Virginia. Tackle Virginia’s highest peak, Mount Rogers, on the AT the next. A cozy lodge deep in the hollows of Grayson County is our base camp for hot showers, soft beds and delicious meals as we toast each day's adventure!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Early Booking Discount on Florida Kayaking Trips

There's just one month left to our Early Booking Discount for Florida paddling adventures in the Everglades, Florida Keys, and on the Calusa Blueway. Book by Sept. 1 and receive 10% off.

We've set the dates for our annual expeditions on three iconic water trails:
  • Great Calusa Blueway: November, December and February, we are working on the exact dates right now, so if you have a preference, let us know!

Three, four and five day trips are also available in the Keys, Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands. Visit for details.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Everglades Adventures 2014


Burnham Guides announces 2014 Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands multi-day kayak trips beginning Jan. 5 and running through March 15. 

There is truly no other place like it on Earth. The diverse environments of Everglades National Park and Ten Thousand Islands range from coastal beaches to brackish mangrove swamp to freshwater sawgrass prairie. The birdlife is unparalleled, with literally hundreds of species. Bill & Mary Burnham, with Everglades expert Joel Beckwith, will lead paddlers through mangrove mazes to fascinating interior routes, where camping is on chickees and ground sites, and out into the Gulf of Mexico to camp on gorgeous palm tree beaches. 


Choose from these fully-outfitted adventures: View Trip Calendar
  • 3 days out of Flamingo, Everglades City or 10K Islands: $595 per person. 
  • 5 days out of Flamingo, Everglades City or 10K Islands: $995 per person.
  • 8-day Wilderness Waterway: Traverses the largest roadless area in the Lower 48. Cost $1750. Typically begins in Flamingo and ends at Everglades City. Scheduled for Feb. 8-16, 2014; additional dates available on request.
  • Day trips are available on request, schedule permitting, to places like Coot Bay Pond, West Lake, Hell's Bay and Alligator Creek. $125 per person, includes lunch.

Closest airports: Miami and Ft. Myers. All trips include sea kayaks, camping gear, meals, and camping fees. 20% discount for bringing own boat and gear.

More details:
Email: or call 305-240-0650 to make a reservation.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hike and Bike the Rooftop of Virginia

Since the publication of our first book, "Hiking Virginia," a dozen years ago, countless people have asked us: "What's your favorite hike?" To celebrate the release of the new, full-color 3rd edition we're going to take you there!

Join us Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-14, 2013, at one of our favorite places in all of Virginia: Mount Rogers during peak foliage season. We'll hike up Virginia's tallest peak and coast by bike down the Virginia Creeper Trail, all from a cozy basecamp.

Click here for all the details. Call 305-240-0650 or Email to reserve your spot!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Douro River Kayak, Portugal

Burnham Guides is going international!

The Douro River is an extraordinary place, magical some say. For 10 days, from Sept. 20-29, 2013 we will experience this firsthand as we kayak to four World Heritage Sites on an expedition filled with mystery, beauty, history, nature, gastronomy and wine. The river's high steep banks vary from sheer granite walls rising several hundred feet to Roman-era terraced vineyards built over centuries. Our paddling will begin in Spain, and aided by the gentle flow of the river, end at the sea near Oporto, Portugal.

Email for details.

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