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Address: 200 Winston Salem Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-425-3400
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Whale watching
Description: Rudee Tours Dolphin Watching Trips run April - October Sunset Dolphin...
Rudee Tours Dolphin Watching Trips run April - October Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruises run daily Memorial Day - Labor Day at 7pm Whale watching (Winter Wildlife Watching) trips run December-March See playful bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat! Enjoy beautiful sights of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Cape Henry Lighthouses Climate controlled cabin Seating inside and outside 2 viewing decks Snackbar Full adult beverage bar Credit cards accepted onboard Handicap accessible Fun and educational for the whole family! Boat departs from the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at the corner of 5th Street and Pacific Avenue
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I wrote my review about this on the Rocket before I saw this link. It was a great tour. We saw several Dolphins and hundreds of stingrays. The crew was great at making sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Alma, Arkansas
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Alma, Arkansas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I wrote my review about this on the Rocket before I saw this link. It was a great tour. We saw several Dolphins and hundreds of stingrays. The crew was great at making sure everyone on the tour had an opportunity to watch the Dolphins each time any were spotted. Highly recommend this tour!

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have always wanted to do a dolphin cruise and saw this one. It was so fun. We were with only a handful of other people, so we had the whole upper deck to ourselves. It was a little rough heading out and chilly but by the time we were heading back it was so nice. They have a full... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

was visiting a friend and it was only her kids 2nd time on a boat. Saw a lot of dolphins and enjoyed the experience. Would recommend and be interested in their winter tour for the whales. Staff was friendly

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very nice!!!!!! Just chilly should probably warn guest to bring a sweater......When we went it was very chilly........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The dolphins tour was amazing! The staff was wonderful (a couple of them only worked for tips I wish I had known cause I don't carry cash on hand) . This is a definite must there were dolphins following trying to keep up with the boat. Our whole boat ride was full of dolphins amazing experience.

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a great trip with friendly staff. Good value. I have seen whales with them the past 3 winters. Great experience!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went one Sunday amongst a few tourists to take photos, not expecting much. WOW! We saw two and followed two whales for two solid hours. It cost $28 (including parking) but was well worth it. The snack bar and adult beverages appeared to be reasonably priced and when I went, the boat was not overcrowded. It was a warm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on the Rudee Flipper! We hung out with a humpback whale, who came within about 2 feet of our boat, and saw some bottlenose dolphins on the way back. It was very chilly, but the inside of the boat is heated and we had some Bailey's and hot chocolate to warm up! The trip was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The dolphin tour is amazing! They come right up to the boat and they are so cute! We also got some amazing views of the military doing their daily maneuvers. All in all a great trip and worth the money!

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My daughter and I went for our 5th whale /winter wildlife tour with Rudee Tours last weekend and had an amazing trip! We actually went out twice in one weekend! Over the years we've always chosen Rudee Tours . Their captains are experienced and you can tell they care about the marine mammals,the environment and the comfort and enjoyment of... More 

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