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Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour provided by Chesapean Outdoors

Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour

Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
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About
Paddle through the coastal waters of Virginia Beach and watch for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural habitat during this 2-hour, small-group kayak adventure. Little or no experience is necessary to steer the sit-on-top kayaks used during this tour. Guides will help you launch and navigate your kayak along the coast as you explore.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at North End Beach in Virginia Beach, get fitted out with a boat and learn the basics of kayaking operation and safety. Your sit on top boat is stable, comfortable and suitable for all skill and experience levels, so you can focus on soaking up the scenery and watching for dolphins. Follow your guide on a route toward the historic Cape Henry Lighthouses that passes through prime dolphin habitat. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins live and swim in groups, and have extraordinary intelligence; if you’re lucky, a dolphin may choose to play right alongside your boat, interacting and showing off. You’ll also see seabirds like the pelicans and ospreys that nest along the coast, and groups occasionally spot a sea turtle or cownose ray slipping beneath the surface. When you reach Cape Henry Lighthouse turn your boat around for the return trip to North End Beach, where you’ll finish the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at North End Beach in Virginia Beach, get fitted out with a boat and learn the basics of kayaking operation and safety. Your sit on top boat is stable, comfortable and suitable for all skill and experience levels, so you can focus on soaking up the scenery and watching for dolphins. Follow your guide on a route toward the historic Cape Henry Lighthouses that passes through prime dolphin habitat. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins live and swim in groups, and have extraordinary intelligence; if you’re lucky, a dolphin may choose to play right alongside your boat, interacting and showing off. You’ll also see seabirds like the pelicans and ospreys that nest along the coast, and groups occasionally spot a sea turtle or cownose ray slipping beneath the surface. When you reach Cape Henry Lighthouse turn your boat around for the return trip to North End Beach, where you’ll finish the tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31434P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia Location varies- call to confirm exact launch location Directions: North End of Virginia Beach Oceanfront and will meet your guide - location to be determined based on current. Call tour operator for departure location.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in a variety of weather conditions; please dress appropriately for your tour date's weather forecast
  • For customers whose weight exceeds 250 lbs, please call us directly before booking to speak with a representative.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia Location varies- call to confirm exact launch location Directions: North End of Virginia Beach Oceanfront and will meet your guide - location to be determined based on current. Call tour operator for departure location.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in a variety of weather conditions; please dress appropriately for your tour date's weather forecast
  • For customers whose weight exceeds 250 lbs, please call us directly before booking to speak with a representative.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Popular mentions

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Gitana N
1 contribution
Everybody should try this
Wonderful attraction, would definitely do it again and recommend for anybody, especially for families with children.
Written 29 September 2021
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Rafsan R
3 contributions
A must do!!!
Sep 2021 • Solo
This was my first time on a Kayak. I was afraid but our guide was great. It was amazing. we get to watch around 40 dolphins. A must do if you are in this area.
Written 8 September 2021
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Angela B
1 contribution
Fun with a workout
Aug 2021 • Solo
Seeing the dolphins out in front of us and the water was not harsh with waves. It was fun and experience I will not forget. I got an upper body workout.
Written 1 September 2021
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Bullman
MI62 contributions
THIS IS A MUST SEE!!!!!
Aug 2021
Booked this tour for my wife, who loves viewing wildlife. We were both blown away at how amazing it was. This kayak tour is easily one of the most awesome tours we have ever done. Our guide Hayes was great, kept us in the right place for optimal viewing. He was extremely knowledgeable on marine life and the coastal waterways. He was also very chill and made sure to take photos for the entire group. Kayaks were safe and easy to maneuver. Don't miss this tour.
Written 27 August 2021
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Quest63196160325
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Amazing adventures you don’t want to miss!
Communication with the staff is amazing with email and text alerts. Had to call the office due to running a few minutes late because of excess beach traffic and the staff was prompt, professional, and addressed our concerns. Once we got to the location the gentlemen in charge of our tour was also professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable about the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem. The kayaking adventure was amazing…we saw lots of dolphins, a sea turtle, and a critter that resembled a seal. Highly recommend this tour. We did this tour last year also and and will definitely do it again next year. Definitely worth the time and expense. Thank you for making awesome memories for me and my family.

P.S. Ben Shine is amazing at food and entertainment recommendations.
Written 14 August 2021
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Kayla F
New Britain, CT2 contributions
BEST KAYAKING WITH BEST GUIDES
Aug 2021 • Couples
Michael, Will, Eli (spell?) we’re SO knowledgeable and really great at navigating a group of kayakers.

Seriously, if you’re in this area definitely check it out, you won’t regret it!!

Best kayaking I’ve ever done! Saw 2 pods of dolphins, four stingrays, and a lot of pelicans!
Written 12 August 2021
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chesapeano
Thank you!
Written 13 August 2021
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Chana h
Salisbury, MD14 contributions
Awesome Tour Guides
Dave Troy and Cameron were awesome tour guides. They showed us how to paddle. They gave great information and showed us several dolphins. It was a must do experience. They tour guides even took our pictures for us and texted the pictures.
Written 7 August 2021
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chesapeano
Thank you so much!
Written 8 August 2021
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Olivia M
1 contribution
Great Day Activity
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great experience! The tour guides were great and very knowledge! We were able to go at our own pace. Would go again!
Written 30 July 2021
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Stacey P
1 contribution
Fun family experience
Jul 2021
Strongly recommend this as a family adventure. Everyone enjoyed it! The guides were helpful and knowledgeable and we had a great time.
Written 18 July 2021
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chesapeano
Thank you so much!
Written 19 July 2021
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Caralee
1 contribution
Fun in the summer--great trip!
Jul 2021
This was an amazing tour, well worth the trip! Our guides Hayes, Will, and Brody were talkative, engaging, knowledgeable, and professional, and made the experience fun and enjoyable. For anyone worrying about kayaking on the open ocean--don't be. Our prior kayaking experience was limited to lakes and we had no issues navigating the wind and waves. On our tour on July 15 we saw several pods of dolphins that swam up close to the kayaks. Highly recommended!

Also, these dudes were HUNKS. So good looking and they didn't mind our repeated flirting. I can't say our husbands appreciated that part but we sure did! LOL
Written 17 July 2021
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chesapeano
This is awesome! My guides will be smiling all day after reading this one! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us!
Written 18 July 2021
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M9170JCjenniferm
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Great trip!
Tommy took us out for a sunset dolphin tour. Easy paddle with my daughter and we saw multiple pods of active dolphi
satabdin
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A complete worth of money and time. Highly recommended.
Me and my husband took this trip and had the best 2 hours. We saw many dolphin pods during the whole time. The kaya
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Solo kayak rental
I wanted to go on one of the other tours, but no one else signed up that day ( tours require a 2 person minimum). M
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A must do!
Awesome experience!! Tommy was our guide and he was polite professional and very knowledgeable in the things we see
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So many dolphins!
So glad we booked this trip! Highly recommend this sunset dolphin kayak tour by Chesepean Outdoors. Tommy was a g
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Amazing Sunset
Loved kayaking while watching the beautiful sunset! Saw so many dolphins around us and learned some interesting fa
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First Landing State Park tour.
Our small group had a wonderful time paddling in First Landing State Park. Our guide, Tommy, was friendly, knowledg
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Great Fun!
So for this, we didn't actually do stand up paddle boarding, we mistakenly signed up for this thinking it would be
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Best Nature Tour Ever
We had a phenomenal experience!! Our guide, Mitch, narrated the entire tour with such expertise we thought he must
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Awesome
Had a fun experience with them. Really enjoyed the sunset ride with the kayak. Great outdoor activity to enjoy an e
Beth H
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First time paddle boarder - well worth it
First time paddle board experience was fantastic. Meghan got me standing up right away. We had a larger group for t
mrmodi
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Fun trip, strenuous tour!
Great experience ! It’s a two hour tour and your are kayaking in the ocean, be prepared for a lot of work! Rowing i
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Unforgettable experience
The sunset dolphin kayak tours are unforgettable. We’ve done this tour three times already. It’s our favorite thing
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Cancellation frustration
They canceled on me at the last min. Very frustrating. Said they didn’t have enough staff but they didn’t realise i
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Sunset dolphins
Being so close to the dolphins was amazing! Great experience and memories with the family. Will do again 😊
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