Kayak and Paddle Board Tours and Rentals


​​​​​​East End Explorer

Discover the Real Hamptons

Family Friendly Day on the Bay

​​​​​My name is Eric Wurzburg, and my wife Beth and I own and operate
East End Explorer Kayak and Paddle board eco-tours based in Southampton, NY.

When I was 8 years old my class took a trip to the salt marshes, and I've been hooked on estuarial ecology and life of the marsh ever since. It's quite amazing how much is really going on in these shallow waters and grasslands. Throughout my life I have pursued occupations that have allowed me to share my passion for environmental stewardship and ecological mindfulness. I fish, dive, paddle, boat, and explore. The salt water holds a special place in my heart-especially the waters of the East End.  I hold a Master's in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis on environmental education. My wife holds a Ph.D. in education and is a professor during the academic year. Together, we decided to build a tour company with substance. Like other rental companies in the area, we offer kayak and paddleboard rentals. But our attention to detail is what sets us apart. 

We provide maps of the area, identification charts, up-to-date safety equipment, dry bags, and quality gear. Our tours are unlike any available on the East End. We offer Nature tours for families, treasure hunts for children's parties, paddle board lessons, and many other pre-set activities. We also offer specialized, custom tours to suit your specific needs, and can even plan an entire day of fun for groups ranging from larger family gatherings to corporate events.

I have experience guiding tours for countless big name celebrities and politicians who seek a different type of "tour" due to their different type of situation. We can accommodate special requests and design our route and logistical planning to your specific needs.

Finally, we emphasize safety and encourage all of our guests to come with open minds and hearts along with a willingness to get their feet wet (so to speak). We are looking to create a paddle company with a message, a company with heart, soul, and most of all with integrity. This venture is not so much to build a business but to follow a dream. That 8 year old boy I once was never imagined that he could make exploring the marsh a lifetime endeavor, but the man before you is making this dream a reality.

Come paddle with East End Explorer... Come with me and I will show you the sea.
Paddle Safe, Paddle Happy, Paddle East

Eric F. Wurzburg

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