Boats & Marinas Itinerary

The sparkling waters of Virginia’s River Realm are calling. Soak up the sun, learn something new, or sail into one of our marinas for a stay to remember.

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Where to Stay

Marinas, Marinas, Marinas!

Marinas, Marinas, Marinas: Boat in to any of the 22 marinas on both shores of Virginia’s River Realm.
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Hope and Glory Inn Irvington, VA

Named one of 30 Great Inns in the US by Travel and Leisure Magazine, this 12 room inn was once a historic schoolhouse. The inn also features its own winery, The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, less than a half mile away.
Hope and Glory Inn

Chesapeake Inn Urbanna, VA

A unique boutique hotel, located in the heart of Urbanna and within walking distance of Urbanna Town Marina. Choose from thirteen elegantly appointed suites, each exhibiting its own unique character and charm.
The Chesapeake Inn

Tides Inn Irvington, VA

A 4 star luxury resort on Carter’s Creek and the Rappahannock River. Hosting families for generations, this property offers resort accommodations with a casual vibe. Amenities include: a full service marina, on site spa, patio dining as well as fine dining.
Tides Inn

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Where to Play

Boutique Shopping

Step back into Mayberry but with upscale shopping in the quaint small towns of Kilmarnock, Irvington, and Urbanna. Pedestrian friendly, operated by local merchants and shop keepers, you will make a friend at these stops. From May to October, ride a local trolley in Urbanna or through Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone to shop to your heart’s content.

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

There are 12 vineyards across the peninsula between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers; two are located within Virginia’s River Realm. Beginning in Irvington, The Dog and Oyster Vineyard features wines designed to be paired with our local oysters. Fridays and Saturdays bring freshly prepared oyster or crab offerings direct from local waters each day. Just 5 miles away is Good Luck Cellars in Kilmarnock featuring Chardonnays, Vidal Blancs, Vignoles, Chambourcins and Cabernet Sauvignons. The entire trail features an oyster crawl in November to sample our native bi-valve as part of Virginia’s Official Oyster Month!

Hope and Glory Vineyard Fieldtrip
Good Luck Cellars

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Houses 2 Antique Boats, “The F.D. Crockett,” a restored buyboat and “The Explorer,” a reproduction of the 1608 Captain John Smith’s shallop that was the first English settlers used for the exploration of the Chesapeake Bay.
Deltaville Maritime Museum


Bring your bikes, plan a route and take in all that the region has to offer. Parks, or enjoy an afternoon at one of our beautiful parks:

Belle Isle State Park: Belle Isle has seven miles of shoreline on the northern shore of the Rappahannock River. Visitors can explore a wide variety of tidal wetlands interspersed with farmland and upland forests.

Baylor Park Nature Trail: Baylor Park includes a nature trail that is part of Virginia’s birding and wildlife trail system, following an old road around the boundaries of Norris Pond. Here you can view waterfowl, native plants and enjoy the beautiful, quiet outdoors.

Holly Point Nature Park: Holly Point features woodland walking paths, picnic areas and children’s gardens and is dog friendly. It also showcases the Deltaville Maritime Museum, home to the F.D. Crockett, a nearly 63-foot log-bottom Buyboat built exclusively for power.

Hughlett’s Point and Dameron Marsh: Pristine, untouched Chesapeake Bay coastline, preserved by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Sailing Schools

Learn to sail or hone your skills at one of these locations.