Tours and interpretive programs are scheduled throughout the year at Back Bay NWR. Upcoming events are posted in the Events section of the website and on the Refuge's Facebook page.
The refuge also works with neighboring False Cape State Park to provide tram tours throughout the year. The tram is an open-air bus, seating up to 27 passengers. Tram tours begin at the wildlife refuge parking lot and start with a ride through the wildlife refuge to reach the state park. After a brief visit at the park's Visitor Center the tram continues deep into the state park, all the way to the site of the historic Wash Woods community. A one-mile, round-trip (optional) hike brings participants to the cemetery and church steeple, all that is left of this community. After returning to the tram, passengers are transported back through the park and the Refuge to the starting point. Throughout the trip the tram driver provides information about the history, wildlife and management of both natural areas. Reservations are required and taken by False Cape State Park by calling (757)426-7128. The fee for the tram is $8.00 per person. Please note that from April 1 - October 31 there is also a $5.00 per vehicle entrance fee to the wildlife refuge, payable by cash or check, unless you have an America the Beautiful Pass, Federal Duck Stamp or Refuge Annual Pass.