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Kayak Dolphin Tours * Kayak State Park Tours * Bike Tours *Surf Lessons * Kayak RentalsFounded in 1996 as Chesapean Kayak Tours, we developed a reputation as one of the area's best kayak touring companies for dolphin watching off the coastline of...more
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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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 October 30, 2018

Great day on the water exploring the hidden beaches & wildlife of Broad Bay. We saw Kingfisher, Bald Eagles & lots of jumping fish. Matt even taught our kids 6&9 years old to kayak by themselves on the return trip. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

I am writing to make sure no one else show up to a tour that is no happening WE booked tour thru trip advisor which rebooked to Viator 2 COMFIRMATIONS I RECIEVED We took a uber to north end Virginia beach from Norfolk ($70) AND...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Austyn K
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

My family of four booked the tour over the phone after calling to have some questions answered. The owner (and our guide), Matt, called us back very quickly and answered all our questions. Because the conditions for the next day were questionable (weather, rain, water,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Our group couldn't have had a more fantastic experience! Matt was great to work with; was very accommodating, responsive, & really went out of the way to make sure we had a great time. I couldn't believe how many dolphins we saw and how close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cassie P
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

On October 13th, our Alumni Chapter and families had a fabulous time together, kayaking and picnicking at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. The weather was perfect, the adventure fun, our guide interesting, the food yum and the bonding, simply terrific! And of course...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DesertMermaid08
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Had the opportunity to go on a Chesapean dolphin kayak tour with my family. What an amazing time! Matt does an outstanding job, not only sharing his extensive knowledge of dolphins (we saw about 40+ in two hours) and the Virginia Beach ecosystem, but also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scott B
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We saw so many dolphins! Trip was well organized. Guide knew exactly where dolphins would be. One person in our group had never been kayaking before - now she's hooked.

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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

An amazing kayak trip to see the dolphins. Matt is a great guide and was very informative. It was truly an epic experience... our kayak surfing to the beach may not have been my most shining moment. LOL. It was a blast, don’t hesitate to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bookbinder52
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We booked the Sunset Dolphin tour and needed to move it due to rain in the forecast. We went in mid morning and it was phenomenal! We saw so many dolphins and had so much fun! Matt was great with the instructional and very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Kayaking with Dolphins (2 Replies)
Has anyone did the kayaking with the dolphins tour with Chesapean Outdoors, a local Eco-tour company in Virginia Beach? This seems like an awesome activity. My 12 year old would love it.
April 12, 2009|
Response fromgoneagain2|
I have not done the dolphin kayak tour (sure it's great!) but have been on a jet ski (no motor, just drifting) with dolphins...it's magical. I'm not familiar with Chesapean Outdoors but do know Wild River Outfitters offer a kayak tour so you might want to contact them just for comparison of the tours. Check them out at www.wildriveroutfitters.com. Please post after your tour to let us know about your experience. By the way, if your 12 year old is interested in giving surfing a try, 17th...More
Wilmington, Delaware
dolphin kayak tour (1 Replies)
I'm between Chesapean Outdoors and Kayak Nature Tours. Has anyone done either or both? Really want a great experience. Thanks.
June 16, 2009|
Response fromgoneagain2|
I don't have personal experience with either company you mentioned but am familiar with Wild River Outfitters (good company). I briefly looked at the Chesapean and Kayak Nature websites, both look like they have been around for several years. Kayak Nature has a youtube on the dolphin tour (I didn't look at it) and explain the tour quite well in their text description saying to expect 3-4' waves and wind. Sorry I can't be of more help but enjoy paddling with the dolphin, it's a great experience.