Nauticus is in the heart of a vibrant, revitalized downtown. Within walking distance, you’ll find MacArthur Center, a one million square-foot shopping complex, dozens of chef-owned restaurants, a thriving arts community and dozens of attractions.

NAUTICUS KAYAK TOUR
Looking for a unique way to experience the downtown Norfolk waterfront? Why not try a guided kayak tour, with renowned local experts Chesapean Outdoors, that will take you paddling around Nauticus, the historic battleship Wisconsin, Towne Point Park, Waterside District, and other points of interest. No experience is necessary as we use brand new sit-on- top kayaks by Coastal Kayaks. Our guides/instructors are CPR/First Aid Certified and will provide key kayak instruction and help you to navigate the waterway safely during your journey. Your tour guide will also highlight the key points of interests and history that make the Norfolk waterfront so charming.

There must be a minimum of 4 people to do this tour.

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Parking:
Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages.

Five on-site handicapped-reserved parking spaces
(Handicapped parking is unavailable on cruise ship days.)

For all parking garages in Downtown Norfolk, visit this interactive Map

Directions:
From the North or Northwest (Williamsburg/Richmond)

  • Take I-64 East
  • Exit onto 264 West towards Downtown Norfolk
  • Take the Waterside Drive exit (exit 9)
  • Nauticus is 4 lights down on the left

From the South or Southwest

  • Take I-64 West
  • Exit onto 264 West towards Downtown Norfolk
  • Take the Waterside Drive exit (exit 9)
  • Nauticus is 4 lights down on the left

From the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

  • Take I-264 West towards Downtown Norfolk
  • Take the Waterside Drive exit (exit 9)
  • Nauticus is 4 lights down on the left