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Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour

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Highlights
  • Dolphin-watching tour with a small group for personalized attention
  • Explore the Virginia Beach coast by kayak
  • Family-friendly tour: no experience necessary
  • All necessary equipment included and guides help you navigate
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9:30am Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
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2-hr Guided Ocean Kayak Dolphin Sightseeing Eco-Tour. Get up-close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Depart from the North End Beach at 9:30am.
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12:00pm Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
2-hr Guided Ocean Kayak Dolphin Sightseeing Eco-Tour. Get up-close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Depart from the North End Beach at 12:00pm. Not available Monday - Wed!
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Overview
Paddle alongside the wild dolphins of Virginia Beach on a small-group kayak tour from North End Beach. Watch for sea birds and other wildlife as you steer an easy to use, sit-on-top kayak along the coast to the Cape Henry Lighthouses. Learn about the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that swim past the Virginia coast each summer, and explore the shore with an experienced guide.
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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did not see one dolphin. Guide did not mention the lack of dolphins the whole trip. Acted like he had no clue what was going onMore

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Matt K
Chesapean O, Owner at Chesapean Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

This is an unusual review for us. All of our guides are very experienced and if you look at our last several reviews you will see that. Dolphins are NOT guaranteed as they are wild and we can’t control if you see them or not....More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was a great trip to be out on the water to kayak and watch for Dolphins. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and explained how to the Kayaking very well. He knew where the Dolphins hang out too. This was a wonderful experience for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara V
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Everything was great! The guides were very knowledgeable and answered every question we had. They clearly cared about the group having a good time. The kayaking was easy to pick up and once we got on the water we were practically surrounded by dolphins! The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Nathan C
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I was part of the 8 people who arrived late as part of the 3pm tour Tori is complaining about in her post. Chesapean Outdoors could easily have taken my money and NOT have sent back one of the guides to get us. We lost...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Arthur M
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Really looked forward to the Dolphin tour and read many good reviews. We scheduled a dolphin tour for 7/24 and it was cancelled due to the weather. Trip was re-scheduled for the next day but had to be cancelled again because of the weather- no...More

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Anne G
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It’s a little known fact that where there are dolphins there is likely no sharks. The sharks like to feed on baby dolphins so out of instinct when a dolphin sees a shark they instinctually kill it. They are usually quite... More
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