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200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3635
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All reviews boat ride fun ride fast boat per ticket ocean conditions high speed boat cape henry lighthouse saw dolphins lots of fun pod of dolphins the entire trip dolphin watching whole family bring your camera dolphin tour visiting va beach rudee inlet
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We took the cousins from Maine, teen aged boys used to riding snow mobiles around remote northern terrain and my 15 year uear old son and teenaged daughter's. The ride was thrilling for all of us and so beatiful to lean over the edge to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Sfeller3, Manager at Rudee Rocket, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate your time and business! Please come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a very good time on this tour. We went to the 10am and got 5 dollar off each ticket for doing the early tour. It was very fast and fun but safe. We really enjoyed the dolphins as well. Will def do it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This high speed boat ride was amazingly fun I’m a big baby so i was scared but once we got going it was wonderful The stop to see the dolphins was fantastic and there were so many

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sandeechalk
Reviewed August 26, 2018

My daughter, myself and my 2 grandsons, 7 and 13, took the rocket ride along the coast line. It was so much fun. We stopped for dolphin site seeing, right next to the boat, watching adults and babies . How cool is that. Staff were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the Rudee Rocket. It was fast and fun. We saw a ton of dolphins and they even jumped in the wake of the boat. The music played on the boat was fun and fitting! The crew was amazing too....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christina M
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I highly recommend this boat ride when you visit Virginia Beach in the summer. My family had a great time and we saw lots of dolphins on our evening cruise. Definitely affordable family fun and I will definitely take other family members on this cruise...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jami P
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The 1 hour cruise up the coast was awesome. The boat stays close to the coast. Seems like they pretty much know where the dolphins are. They took us up to the spot, hung around for about 5-10 minutes so that we could all see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Our family really enjoyed the Rudee Rocket. The crew was really fun and upbeat, the music was great and the ride was so Fun! We headed out of the inlet and went north, they stopped when dolphins were spotted. We had the opportunity to sit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kristine412
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This boat ride was just wow! It was such an awesome experience and boy did we get to see Dolphins ! If you sit towards the back of the boat be prepared to get wet!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stephanysantiago87
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I went to Virginia Beach with my wife, my 15 year old stepdaughter, and my 11 year old stepson, and we used the Rudee website to book reservationsfor the 10am earlybird special on the Rudee Rocket for the 4 of us for about $69 (later...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sarah D
September 25, 2018|
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Response from RudeeRocket1 | Property representative |
The rocket is finished for the year. But we do still run the regular dolphin trip
August 6, 2018|
Response from RudeeRocket1 | Property representative |
Adults $23.00 Kids under 12 $17.00
Corie C
April 16, 2018|
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Response from RudeeRocket1 | Property representative |
You can book your tickets on Our website Thanks
Travel Forum Posts
Best dolphin watch? (3 Replies)
This will be our 6th trip to Virginia Beach with our boys. Now that they are old enough we'd like to do a dolphin watch. My husband &amp; I went on one back in '95. We're familiar with all the different places that offer them but are just wondering which is the best. We tried to get on one last year or the year before. I think it was the Rudee Rocket but they didn't take resevations. We are definitely looking for a watch with reservations as our boys ages 11 &amp; 6 would be very...More
July 14, 2008|
Response fromLeisaRN|
They would LOVE the Rudee Rocket. Just call before hand to find out what time they start boarding, and be there a little bit before to get your tickets and parking pass (if you drive over). I did that and was able to sit in the front. Saw lots of dolphins up by Cape Henry on the Rocket...which they stop and let you get a good look.
Rudee Rocket (1 Replies)
Anyone have info on tne rocket? Can't seem to get on their website thx
May 11, 2009|
Cleveland, Ohio
Rudee Rocket (2 Replies)
We are coming down May 31st through June 2nd and want to take a trip on the Rudee Rocket. I see on their site that they do not take reservations. Does anyone know if you can buy tickets in advance or if you just have to show up and hope you can get on? Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks :)
April 28, 2010|
Response fromWendymath|
The website says to call ahead to confirm departure times, so I'd go with that. If they don't take reservations, they evidently don't need them. I think you'll be fine to just show up 30 minutes early as they recommend.