Option 1

Make your own piece of glass art

At the Perry Glass Studio at the Chrysler Museum of Art, you’ll have the opportunity to make your very own piece of glass art. No experience is necessary! Proper footwear is required. Each guest will get to choose between a blown ornament or a solid, sculpted heart, starfish, or chromosome paperweight. Each participant will be able to choose two colors for their object and will work with the staff to create their personalized object.

Due to the need to slowly cool the pieces, pieces will be shipped when finished. Lunch will be at the nearby Zinnia Cafe. This is a 0.8 mile walk from the hotel.

Duration:  1.5 hours 

Fee: $57 including group glass class, shipping of cooled piece; lunch paid for by each participant

Option 2

Kayaking with a nature and eco guided tour of the Elizabeth River

Join us as we explore the Lafayette River on our Nature & Eco Tour. On this tour we discuss the river’s ecosystems, marine wildlife, issues facing the river, explore restoration efforts currently underway, and how we can help. If you’re lucky, we may see a pod of dolphins chasing fish or catch a bald eagle flying high above. This tour runs for 90 minutes and will cover approximately 2.5-3 miles of kayaking at a leisurely pace. All experience levels are welcome; however, please be prepared to paddle the majority of the time on the water. Lunch will be at the Starving Artist Cafe, next to the kayak launch. The launch is 3.3 miles from the hotel. We will try to coordinate rides for all participants.

Duration:  1.5 hours 

Fee: Interpretive naturalist guide, kayak, paddle and personal life preserver rental; lunch paid for by each participant

Option 3

Fishing Charter – TBD

Jump aboard with experienced fishing guides for an outing in the rich Lowcountry waters – the best way to target Redfish!

Duration:  4 hours 

Min/Max:  6/ each boat holds 6 people

Fee includes: Box lunch, boat, captain, bait & tackle, licensing, and a cooler with ice for any food and beverage you’d like to bring. Does not include round trip transportation from the Sonesta Resort. The dock is four miles from the hotel, and there are usually have several people with cars in the fishing group. Peter Jacky is the group leader.