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Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours
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Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours

By Chesapean Outdoors
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Go kayaking on Chesapeake Bay at sunset during an evening dolphin-watching tour. After a short lesson, set out with your guide for a paddle along the Virginia coast. Look for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins along the way, and see landmarks such as the Cape Henry Lighthouses and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, before returning to First Landing State Park. Use of equipment is included, and no prior experience is needed.
from
$63.60
per adult
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$63.60
per adult

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Ages 7-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:
2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Look for dolphins on a kayak tour from Virginia Beach
  • Suitable for beginning and experienced kayakers
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Entrance fees: Customers are required to pay the parking fee for First Landing State Park ($4 per vehicle weekdays and $5 per vehicle weekends and holidays)
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA Camp Ground First Landing State Park - Main Entrance- NOT THE 64th STREET ENTRANCE!!
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31434P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31434P5

About the operator

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Carol D
Carol D
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Wonderful Tour!
Great experience! Tommy was able to spot many dolphins and up close to the kayaks as well. Saw a lot of pelicans an
Rita O
Rita O
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A new experience!
We did not see any dolphins during this experience because of weather, winds, etc. but we learned a lot about the a
gina c
gina c
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>Exciting, Aerobics, Dolphin Viewing
The distance was way further than expected. I did get to see 3 and 4 dolphins swimming together but not up close. I
Takeme21derland
Takeme21derland
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Great experience !
This tour was amazing. We lucked out and there were only 2 other people on the tour. We saw so many dolphins as wel
Tour22445287527
Tour22445287527
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So much fun.
This was so much fun! Our guide, Brantley, was informative, professional and friendly. We saw several dolphins but
VTGAL84
VTGAL84
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Highly recommended
If you love kayaking and dophins, this is the adventure for you! I would do this every day if I lived in the area.
311tiffanyh
311tiffanyh
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First time surfers!
My 11 year old daughter and I took surf lessons with Chesapean. Our instructor was great, very friendly and patien
frankplev
frankplev
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Great kayak trip with lots of dolphin pods.
Had a dolphin kayak trip scheduled yesterday around 5:30pm, but we had to quit due to inclement weather. Reschedule
BenoitSophie2008
BenoitSophie2008
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Best way to see dolphins
Incredible ! We have been surrounded by dolphins during the whole tour. Definitely the best way to go see dolphins.
N8438SKteresab
N8438SKteresab
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Great First Time Experience!!
This was my first time kayaking and I was a little nervous going out into a big body of water like the Chesepeake B
76madelinev
76madelinev
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Fun experience!!
This was the best part of our vacation!!! The guides were amazing! Patient and kind. Our group has varying levels o
LindseyR531
LindseyR531
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A MUST DO TOUR!
We had such a great time on our Dolphin Kayak tour. We are a family a five, our youngest is 9 and oldest 18. Fun
530wendyb
530wendyb
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DOLPHINS DOLPHINS
Great Great experience. Our tour guides Carson & Gresham were amazing. At first I thought are we really going to se
williamn863
williamn863
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Great surfing lesson with Eli!
I took a surf lesson with Eli. He was awesome! He taught me (a total beginner) everything I need to know to get s
Haley W
Haley W
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Great dolphin kayak tour!
Our tour guide, Justin, did a fantastic job on our 2pm tour. We saw about 4 pods of dolphins and many more males fl
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Richmonds
5 contributions
The young men who ran this excursion (Brody, Carson and -- George??) were very friendly, kind and pleasant. For kids that age, they had shockingly good social skills. They were helpful and attentive. Brody is very knowledgeable about dolphins! The kayaking was relaxing and fun, and we did see dolphins, and the weather that evening was very nice. All was good once we finally got into the kayaks and started kayaking BUT...... The tour was labeled as "tour departs at 5:30" from location" 2500 Shore drive" We arrived at 5:15 at the spot to meet as listed in the directions at 2500 shore drive at first landing state park. No one was there. We called Chesapean and a young woman answered. She said: "oh sorry, we forgot to text you. we changed the location and time of this kayak tour." Good to know! We asked for an address for the new location and she said "through those gates, you know, off of 64th street, around there." We asked her again for an address for the new meeting location. She said she didn't really know the address, but thought it was at seaside park. Our GPS lady does not know how to find "you know that place through the gates off of 64th street." We were tourists; first time at VA beach. We finally find our way into the second entrance of first landing state park (sign did not say "seaside") and drive until we see the boat ramp and figure it out. It's now about 5:45 p.m. Then we wait and wait and wait. Because Brody wanted to wait for all the late people. Others are clearly calling him asking for directions and do we have to pay the $7.00 parking fee again, etc? We all had the same questions. Finally, at 6:20 we board the kayaks and the tour began around 6:30 p.m. Then it was great! Do not agree with the policy of waiting for families who are extremely late, not just 2-3 minutes late, but 45 minutes late. Also, the change in location and time with no advance notice and then not actually being able to tell people the new location address was very annoying.
Written June 27, 2021
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chesapeano
Thank you.
Written July 5, 2021
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Christine B
Madison, OH12 contributions
Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable and there were plenty of them to keep everyone safe. This was a great experience for our family. The teenagers who were a little afraid soon became comfortable and adequate paddlers! We saw adults dolphins with babies and multiple other pairs. We were within 10-15 of them many times. I would definitely recommend for families with teenagers.
Written June 15, 2022
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chesapeano
Thank you so much!!!
Written June 16, 2022
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Bruce C
1 contribution
My husband and I went on the sunset tour with Troy and Brody. Both of them were professional and very friendly. They explained everything in detail before, during and after the tour. They went out of their way to talk to each person in the group and make them feel comfortable. We saw three dolphin groups, four, three, two and watched them playing with each other. We learned a lot that we didn’t know about dolphins and the bay. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested! Great tour!
Written June 14, 2022
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chesapeano
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so glad you had such a fabulous experience with us!
Written June 15, 2022
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Global673332
1 contribution
Friends
This was an awesome experience! Had to reschedule our original time due to weather but they were very good at communicating what was going on and getting us rebooked. We went out with Troy as our guide and he was super accommodating and very knowledgeable. We saw a lot of dolphins and had a great time! Would recommend this tour to anyone looking to get out into the water and enjoy the beach and wildlife.
Written June 6, 2022
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Victoria L
1 contribution
This was an incredible tour! Our guide (Matt) was knowledgeable about the history and marine life. We found a pod of dolphins within the first few minutes on the water and were able to peruse around the bay as they moved from place to place. The kayaking itself was definitely manageable for any experience level. The sunset was absolutely incredible! We also got a ton of photos shared with us by Matt as he helped to help capture the amazing memories. 12/10 would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a fun and adventurous way to explore the area!
Written September 18, 2022
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chesapeano
Thank you so much!
Written September 20, 2022
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Anita M
Virginia Beach, VA7 contributions
Couples
We had a phenomenal experience!! Our guide, Mitch, narrated the entire tour with such expertise we thought he must have been a marine biologist! We thought we were just going to ‘see’ dolphins, but instead we learned about the Chesapeake ecosystem, dolphin travel patterns, the native nets, the light houses and so much more! This was by far the best ‘nature’ tour we have ever done. My husband, the one with the active life-style, loved that this incorporated a work out for him. Can’t say enough about our guide Mitch! Plus Logan and Ryder who assisted; took photographs and videos and then emailed them immediately after the trip. HIGHLY recommend!!
Written September 12, 2021
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Christine K
North Las Vegas8 contributions
What an amazing experience! Matt was phenomenal. He was knowledgeable about not only kayaking, the ocean and the dolphins, but also about the history-rich area we were surrounded by.

My hubby and I tried kayaking years ago and failed miserably. But not this time! Matt took the time to instruct us on some techniques and we were unstoppable!

We saw dolphins exactly where he said we would and enjoyed the sound of them playing up and out of the water for quite awhile.

The sunset was gorgeous and an absolutely perfect way to end our vacation. Will definitely do this again the next time we’re here!
Written September 27, 2020
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Rob C
1 contribution
Family
The guides were great with my daughter and son. They weren't sure about the water and, in the first half, were showing visible signs of anxiety. They helped them feel relaxed and made it a very memorable experience that they'll remember for a lifetime. At the end, my kids were very conversational with them and excited about seeing the dolphins so close and the sunset in the ocean! Thank you!!
Written September 4, 2022
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chesapeano
Thank you!
Written September 8, 2022
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Jackie W
Durham, NC1 contribution
We spotted so many groups of dolphins and some were so near to us I couldnt believe my eyes. Also with all the pelicans and seagulls flying over our heads! To first-time kayakers: don't worry at all. The guides were friendly and patient (Justin was great), and tandems are really NOT as difficult to control as a usually clumsy person (myself) would expect. The whole thing was organized neatly - they would text you multiple times in advance to make sure the tour was still on (in case weather changes), you arrived at the right place, etc. I don't write reviews generally but feel like this deserves one.

Also, they do provide a dry bag to keep all the valuables, and could take photos at your request, but I would suggest keep your phone with you so that you can take pics whenever you like - most phones are waterproof now and it really isn't THAT wet. Enjoy!
Written September 13, 2022
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chesapeano
That a great review to wake up to this morning g! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us one! We really appreciate it! So happy you had an experience you will remember!
Written September 14, 2022
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Daniel T
1 contribution
Couples
Guides were very knowledgeable and made sure our safety was a priority. Didn't see many dolphins but not from a lack of trying! Would recommend it to everyone...just make sure you're physically able to row for two hours!!
Written July 17, 2022
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chesapeano
Thank you!
Written July 18, 2022
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