Paddle around the Wisky: Kayaks Coming to Downtown Norfolk

Paddle past a battleship and around beautiful downtown Norfolk starting July 14th!

Nauticus is teaming up with Wild River Outfitters of Virginia Beach to start an urban kayaking program on the downtown waterfront. The program is geared towards locals, but everyone is invited to rent a kayak from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, starting July 14.

“What could be more dramatic than staring up at a 900-foot-long battleship from a kayak?” said Stephen E. Kirkland, Nauticus executive director.  “With the residential expansion happening downtown, we wanted to give locals and visitors another chance to see this community from the water.”

Kayaks will depart from the Half Moone marina adjacent to Nauticus.  Rentals cost $20 per hour for a single kayak and $30 for a double kayak.  Seven-year-olds can sail with an adult; children 13 years or older may sail alone.

For more information, visit or call (757) 664-1000.