Kayaking and Boating in Poquoson
To Play By the Bay... Make it your coastal Playground.
From Paddling a Kayak, to Recreational Boating and Fishing Poquoson has it all.
Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Poquoson’s coastal areas are home to abundant wildlife and beautiful marshes. Convenient access to the Chesapeake Bay combined with boat slips and other marina services make Poquoson a natural gateway for recreational boaters and fishermen alike. Soak up the stillness and tranquility of our inlets and secluded coves. Paddle among the pelicans, ducks, and skimmers in your kayak. Fishermen can drop a line in the fabled fishing grounds of the Chesapeake Bay, just minutes away by boat. Your days on the water begin right here.
Fun things to do
(charter services, fishing, marsh tours
Owen’s Marina Restaurant 757-868-8407
259 Mingee St. Poquoson, VA. Waterside dining, gas and diesel, provisions, store on-site. Boat ramp-small fee (daily/monthly/yearly).
York Haven Marina 757-868-4532
Latitude 37° 8”44” Longitude-76° 22” 30 100 Mingee St. Poquoson, VA yorkhavenmarina.com
79 boat slips; MLW of 6'; services include: haul-outs up to 65'; 50 ton travelift, 10 ton forklift, contracted or do-it-yourself repair yard. Specializing in wood, fiberglass, painting & more with over 50 years in the marine business– large or small we can do it all. Gated storage yard for boats & RV's, dockage for vessels up to 70’; 30/50 amp electric service, pump-out, shower & laundry facility, Wi-Fi, picnic area. Coming soon take a ride with Chesapeake Bay Adventures on a kayak trip, sunset cruise, and airboat ride.
Poquoson Blueway Poquoson is home to free access ramps suitable for small craft launches throughout the City. Use the boat symbol on the map for various locations. A map of the Poquoson Blueway & available routes is available here. Poquoson’s coastal areas serve as a paddler’s paradise with easy routes, varied distances, and unique environs throughout this area known as the great salt marsh. The boat ramp at Rens Road will be under construction in summer 2013; Check accessibility prior to use at 757-868-3580.
Whitehouse Cove Marina 757-508-2602
Lat 37 08.30N Lon 76 22.38 W; 105-B Rens Road, Poquoson, VA 23662
165 boat slips, deep water access to the Chesapeake Bay; new floating docks with full length fingers. Dry storage yard for boats & RVs; annual & transient dockage for boats up to 110 feet. Onsite facilities include new swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, free boat pump-out, picnic area, pet friendly, laundry, shower & restroom facilities. 50 amp power service, public boat ramp & fishing pier nearby.
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Also, while at Whitehouse Cove Marina visit:
Bishop’s Fishing Supply Outpost 757-870-3835
bishopfishingsupply.net; one-stop marina store: ice, bait, beer, official Virginia weigh station and everything else for your boating lifestyle.
Surf Rider Restaurant 757-868-0080
surfriderrestaurant.com/Poquoson; Enjoy the view & the sunset from three sides in the heart of Whitehouse Cove Marina. Dine on the outdoor deck or inside with a scrumptious plate of local seafood. Weekend brunch offered.
Port Messick Marina on Back River 757-218-7144
Lat 37° 06.5' Lon 76° 19.1' 380 Messick Road, Poquoson, VA portmessick.com
Boat slips for rent, trailer parking and 2 full size public ramps. Easy and convenient trailer parking. Small craft launch onsite. Live & frozen bait, hot and cold food and beverages, bag ice and bottled propane will all be available at the Bait-n-Tackle Shop opening summer of 2013 (projected). Diesel fuel on call. Restroom facilities and picnic area. Outdoor concerts on Saturday evenings in June-September. Great views of holiday fireworks. Plum Tree Island Grill coming in 2014. Poquoson Yacht Club nearby. Call for details or visit our website.
Islander Marina 757-592-8098
127 E. River Rd, Poquoson, VA. Slips available for rent; 30 amp service; accommodating boats up to 44’
Convenient Merchant Area & Restaurants
Poquoson’s nearby business district includes restaurants, grocery stores, and a variety of services to meet your needs. Both, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Advance Auto Parts located within the City, sell marine supplies. Friendly and helpful, Poquoson merchants are ready to assist you with your “day on the bay” checklist.