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Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours provided by Chesapean Outdoors

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Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours

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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.
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michael R wrote a review Oct 2020
Shakopee, Minnesota6 contributions1 helpful vote
Matt has been doing these tours for 24 years and you can tell. He loves what he does, he’s informative and the experience was just as described online. We are not experienced kayakers and the found the paddling to be very easy and light. The waves are pretty much non-existent so
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Date of experience: October 2020
Hadrian K wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
Just took my wife on the tour for her birthday last week and we both LOVED it. I didn't think we'd get so close to the dolphins and learn so much about them! Mitchel was a great tour guide and had a wealth of knowledge on the dolphins as well as the history of the surrounding
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Date of experience: October 2020
Elena wrote a review Sep 2020
Suffolk, Virginia4 contributions1 helpful vote
I chose this adventure for my birthday. I was hoping to see dolphins and I did. I was happy that they came around. Of course I would have wanted for a dolphin to get closer but that’s not realistic in the wild. Watching the sunset, the sky, the moon, while in the ocean was the
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Date of experience: September 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from chesapeano, General Manager at Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours
Responded Oct 9, 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your adventure on the water with Chesapean!
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Christine K wrote a review Sep 2020
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
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BFree wrote a review Sep 2020
Burke, VA2 contributions
We had a great time as a family of four with two teens. We are not super athletic but found the kayaking very manageable. Beautiful setting with some great dolphin sightings. Matt, our guide, was fun and professional. Definitely recommend!
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By: Chesapean Outdoors
Lisa M
Sunset ON the water
This was my second sunset kayak tour with the dolphins. I will definitely be back for a 3rd! Matt was our guide. He
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You NEED this tour in your life......
First, let me say this company is spectacular with customer service - I was fortunate enough to meet the owner and
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Great experience with dolphins a-plenty
Great experience! Matt was smart, funny and went the extra mile with our group to ensure dolphin sightings. Clear
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Great Experience for me and my wife. Very Knowledgeable Staff
Stellar experience kayaking. Matt was a very knowledgeable and likeable tour guide. During the trip, he shared inte
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Barb and I had a great all around time.
Our guide, Matt, was great. He was personable and informative. He understands the dolphin feeding habits and stee
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Great Honeymoon adventure
Couldn’t even count the amount of dolphins we encountered! Some as close to the kayak as 10ft. Matt was a great gui
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Awesome Guide! Awesome Experience!
Matt our tour guide was great! They really are focused on safety and making sure you enjoy your trip. We were sched
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Tour got cancelled without notice
I didn't get notified when the tour was cancelled. Fortunately, the CEO of the tour company acted fast, he offered
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BAD Business
Unfortunately, I was looking forward to this booking. However, my husband and I had a death the family and we had t
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Highly recommend
Mike was a fabulous tour guide! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The company as whole is great at communicati
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Beautiful way to start the day!
My husband surprised me with this kayak tour for my birthday, and it was a wonderful 2 hour experience. We started
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Stay waiting for photos from tour guide. Saw no dolphins. Rough waters and a bit scary, but tour guide got us fur
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Rough waters getting in, but made it. Saw no dolphins. Tour guides knowledgeable and kept track of everyone.
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Good introduction to SUP, smooth ride
My wife and I did the sunset SUP with Michael. We had never done SUP before and thought an introduction at the Link
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Incredible Experience with Incredible Guides
Shout out to our guides, Michael and Conrad. Between their knowledge of the area, their enthusiasm for the tour and
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Key Details
  • First Landing State Park, Cape Henry Lighthouse, and 2 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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