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Rudee Flipper

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Address: 200 Winston Salem Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-425-3400
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Activities: Whale watching
Description: Dolphin watching trips run April - October Whale watching (Winter Wildlife...
Dolphin watching trips run April - October Whale watching (Winter Wildlife Watching) trips run December-March Climate controlled cabin seating inside and outside 2 viewing decks Snackbar Full Adult Beverage Bar Fun and educational for the whole family Boat departs from the Virginia Beach Fishing Center
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Great!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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carrollton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Took my one year old grand baby, and family on this gentle ride. We seen plenty of dolphins and many photos. There is an indoor area with air conditioning and snacks. The crew was nice and friendly. It was easy to move about the boat also. Be warned though they ask for tips at the end of the ride.

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Templeton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was a great trip! They took your picture as entered the boat which you got to purchase at the end. It was a beautiful day and we were able to see many dolphins jumping out of the water along either side of the boat. Inside the boat was a snack bar and souvenir shop. We enjoyed having a margarita... More 

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Ripley, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our third time on the tour and each time it is great. Even though they can not guarantee dolphins we have always seen them. Very enjoyable time

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

this tour is great fun,saw loads of dolphins-some even jumping and following the boat.lasts about 2hrs and is well worth the money,only$21 each!! not to be missed

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Newburgh, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was a fun tour. The tour is 2 hours long. $21 per person. We got to see the dolphins in different parts of the ocean. They even swam by us. I took some cool shots of the dolphins close to our boat. The crew takes a souvenir picture in case you want to buy it for $10. It was... More 

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