The Chesapeake Bay is a natural treasure. Our mission is to help protect it by working with Oyster Recovery Partnership to plant more oysters and Chesapeake Conservancy to support their efforts to designate the Bay as a National Park.
33 miles: Havre de Grace to Gratitude Marina
22 miles: Gratitude to Claiborne Landing
27 miles: Claiborne Landing to Taylors Island Campground or Slaughter’s Creek
29 miles: Taylor’s Island to Crocheron Wharf/Hoopers Island Oyster
23 miles: Crocheron Wharf to Crisfield
24 miles: Crisfield to Harborton
32 miles: Harborton to Cape Charles
25 miles: Cape Charles to VA Beach
On September 26, 2020, I became the 1st person to stand up paddle board the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay. I did it over 9 days in order to raise money for Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Very few people have ever travelled the length of the Bay on any vessel much less on a 14’ paddleboard.
It was an unforgettable experience. I was in some of the most spectacular and remote parts of the Bay, areas most boats can’t get to because of the depth. I felt like an explorer navigating uncharted territory.
I decided very soon after I needed to keep the Bay Paddle going and grow it. More people should experience the same journey and more needs to be done to protect our national treasure. That’s the mission of the Bay Paddle.