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Address: 200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3635
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+1 757-425-3400
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Rudee Tours Dolphin Watching Trips run April - October

Sunset Dolphin...

Rudee Tours Dolphin Watching Trips run April - October

Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruises run daily Memorial Day - Labor Day at 7pm

Whale watching (Winter Wildlife Watching) trips run December-March

See playful bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat! Enjoy beautiful sights of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Cape Henry Lighthouses

Climate controlled cabin

Seating inside and outside

2 viewing decks

Snackbar

Full adult beverage bar

Credit cards accepted onboard

Handicap accessible

Fun and educational for the whole family!

Boat departs from the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at the corner of 5th Street and Pacific Avenue

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As a local, I have been on this tour several times these past few months and none of them have disappointed me! Each time out we see something different! On several of the trips... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a local, I have been on this tour several times these past few months and none of them have disappointed me! Each time out we see something different! On several of the trips I have seen whales breach~a truly magnificent sight! I have also seen tail lobbing, tail flips, and fin slaps! It never gets old! And the fact... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing! Saw at least 10 whales, multiple times. Learned things about whales that I never knew - apparently they burp and it smells disgusting. Great staff, boat, worth the 7 hour road trip from Pittsburgh. 🐳❤️

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time doing this! We saw about 10-12 whales while we were out. It was very cold so dress warm.

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Blairsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a gorgeous weekend for a whale watching expedition. It was a blast. We had to see 8-10 whales-breaching water and showing their tails. We also got to see a sea lion and dolphins. The crew was very friendly!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went 1/29/17 on the 11 AM trip. Make sure you dress warm it gets very windy and cold out on the water. At we approached the Chesapeake Bay entrance where the whales were hanging out, we saw several whales 'spray' off in the distance once the guide told us what to look for. Once we got closer we saw at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the tour on 2/8/17. Only saw one humpback, but it put on a show for about 40 min for us. Tail lobbing repeatedly, waving it's front flippers, spouting, and two full breaches within a couple hundred yards of our boat! Took 4 kids ages 7 and under, and they all did well. Both attached pictures are from our... More 

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Woodleaf, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on the 2:00 whale watching tour February 4th. We saw a number of whales. One came up from under the boat. That was awesome! The boat is a very good size. Since the Friday 2:00 & Saturday 10:00 tours were cancelled (due to high winds) a large number of people signed up ...Rudee Tours took two boats... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have no idea how they can GUARANTEE that you are going to see whales but the do! And we did! The Rudee Flipper is a nice sized boat. Clean and well kept. The Captain and crew were friendly, helpful, and very informed about the whale population off of the Virginia coast. It was a two hour cruise (you can... More 

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Chesapeake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the whale watching tour on Jan 25. It was a gorgeous day. Saw around a dozen whales. Only 1 whale came really close to the boat, but it was fantastic seeing so many whales. One kept waving it's flipper. They do come up and go back down quickly so you really have to pay attention. The weather... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

This was the best part of our tour in Virginia beach! We went out to see dolphins but were greeted by a whale!!!.

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