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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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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Rudee Tours Dolphin Watching Trips run April - October


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


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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Great time with tons of dolphins

We took my family who was in town for a visit. There were 4 adults and 3 kids and a good time was had by all. We saw dozens of dolphins, they just wouldn't stop coming. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Hampton, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On 10/25/2015 my father and my son and I went fishing on the Whaler on a 3/4 day fishing trip and we caught nothing not one bite, we never anchored, all we had was snags after snags all day, when we got close to a wreck the captain would rev up the engine and push us off or what ever... More 

Thank William M
Hampton, Virginia
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We took my family who was in town for a visit. There were 4 adults and 3 kids and a good time was had by all. We saw dozens of dolphins, they just wouldn't stop coming. They took a nice photo of your party as you boarded and they have free parking. They were sold out for the time we... More 

Thank redbarron980
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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261 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Well kept boat and a friendly knowledgeable crew make this trip a joy . Saw a ton of dolphins about 40 minutes into the cruise. Great views of Virginia beach as you head north to find dolphins.

1 Thank Grayhare
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had a great trip. It was September and there were lots of baby Dolphins around. We were lucky with the weather, the number of dolphins we saw throughout the trip (and a free display for the practicing Blue Angels) The crew were helpful and informative too. Great price too

1 Thank HazelWHay
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

After seeing dolphins every morning from the boardwalk we wanted to get a closer look. The place was packed, luckily they had two boats running. You get a good tour of Virginia beach on a 90 min. trip. Saw alot of dolphins including young ones. Make sure to wear a hat or sunscreen as you will be in the sun... More 

Thank Kenneth K
Marysville, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Really well done boat trip. We saw at least 100 dolphins the day we went. Nice clear day with dolphins running beside the boat. Economical. Not disappointed.

Thank Cynthia P
King George, Virginia, United States
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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Our first dolphin watching cruise - we enjoyed it immensely. The mates were nice and knowledgeable. The whole ride was relaxing, exciting, and fun. They have an indoor area for you to cool off, get a snack, use the restroom, or hide from the rain. You can ride on the upper or lower deck and walk around the whole time.... More 

1 Thank Jessica F
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76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My kids love going on Rudee Flipper boat to see the Dolphins ! They are never disappointed and always leave with a smile on their face which 2 me makes it completely worth it. You do get to see tons of dolphins and other sea life . Check this place out if your in VA beach

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

About a hour and a half cruise $20 a person and we saw allot of Dolphins within 20 min of the ride starting. There's a bar and snacks ( hot dogs nachos chips ect ) definitely get there 20 min before boat leaves. Had a allot of fun boat doesn't go very fast at all.

1 Thank Lndsray
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

the only thing that would make it better is they should have lingered longer in the area where there were actually good dolphin sightings, he moved along to another spot instead of staying and we didn't see more after that

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