Water Sports

Whether you are interested in kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding or other boating, James City County has a variety of options for water adventure. Many County parks offer rentals of kayaks and canoes. The James City County Marina also has stand-up paddleboards available for rent.

Boat Ramps


The James City County Marina offers two amenities through their guided kayak trips with Chesapeake Experience and also pontoon boat tours with Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours. These trips allow visitors to explore history from the beautiful James River. Additionally, York River State Park offers a variety of guided kayak and canoe trips for visitors. Check their event calendar for more information.
Canoes, kayaks, and other small boats can be launched at all boat ramps as well as Powhatan Creek Park, the James City County Marina and Jamestown Beach Event Park.