East End Explorer
My name is Eric Wurzburg. My wife Beth and I founded and operate East End Explorer LLC, based in Southampton, NY.
When I was 8 years old, my class took a trip to the salt marshes, I've been hooked on estuarial ecology and life of the salt marsh ever since. It's quite amazing to see the biodiversity that thrives 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 with others. I travel, fish, dive, paddle, hike, boat, and explore the natural world every chance I get. The salt water holds a special place in my heart--especially the waters of the East End. I've earned a Master degree in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis on environmental education. Beth earned her Ph.D. in educational theory and practice and is a professor of education at the University of Georgia during the academic year.
Together, we created East End Explorer LLC, an eco-tour company focused on exploring the natural wonders of the waters around Long Islands east end. We offer a marine science immersion program; East End Explorer Camp, guided kayak/paddle board tours, custom nature excursions, Kayak and Paddle board rentals, and starting in 2023 excursions and tours on our 32' inspected passenger boat custom designed to explore the East End.
For our rentals we provide maps of the area, identification charts, up-to-date safety equipment, and quality gear.
Our tours are unlike any available on the east end, our specialty is our hands on marsh explorations and aquaculture tours. We can accommodate special requests and design our route and logistical planning to your specific needs. 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 and hands dirty.
We have built a tour company with a message, a company with heart, soul, and most of all with integrity. This venture is not so much a business but a calling and a need to follow a dream. To be true to the 8 year old in all of us, encourage others to put their toes in the sand, breathe the salt air and take a moment to reflect and appreciate the natural world.
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
Outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, fisherman, explorers, paddlers, educators... True stewards of the waters. Fully vetted, intensively trained, and highly capable, our guides are prepared to help you, our client, have the most memorable day possible. With a true love of our local ecosystems you will be taken on a journey through pristine marshes where you can learn a bit about the history, customs, Flora and Fauna of our local waters. Through hands on activities such as seine netting, crabbing, and clamming.We strive to provide all of our guests a chance to experience the real Hamptons. Follow me, let me show you the Sea
We set you up to have the best day out on the bay possible. Outfitted with top quality equipment from Perception Kayaks, Cannon Paddles, MTI life jackets, and SUP ATX boards, we include maps and field guides to ensure your paddle excursion is enjoyable and informative.