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Kayak in Paradise

Free Kayak Launch:

A handicap accessible kayak launch is now open at the park for non-motorized vessels! Bring your kayak or canoe and explore our 11 acres of restored wetlands, opening into Paradise Creek. You’ll need to carry your vessel a short distance from the far end of the parking lot. Or join us for a guided paddle in our kayaks!

Public Tours:

Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours. Learn about the history of the park and river, wildlife supported by this vulnerable habitat, and more! First paddler to sign up earns a spot in our unique clear-bottom kayaks! All ages are welcome with parent permission and assistance, please call for questions.

$40 per person/$30 for members.

Limited spots available, please call (757) 399-7487 for details and reservation.
Registration for these events close 3-days prior to each event date.

Dates: 

Saturday May 27 (11-1 PM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday May 23th

Saturday June 24 (10-12 AM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday June 20th

Saturday July 8 (8-10 AM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday July 4th           

Saturday July 22 (8-10 AM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday July 18th

Saturday August 12 (1-3 PM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday August 8th

Saturday August 26 (1-3 PM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday August 22nd

Clear bottom kayak fleet made possible by: 

  • Carroll and Gloria Creecy
  • Marjorie and Bob Jackson
  • In memory of Frank W. and Esther C. Myers by Dr. Linda Rice
  • Steve and Judy Perry
  • Lynn Cobb and Warren Richard
  • The Family of Wanda Russo
  • The Rotary Club of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and District 7600