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“Best Whale Watching Ever!”
Review of Rudee Flipper

Rudee Flipper
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Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed January 22, 2015

My daughter and I went for our 5th whale /winter wildlife tour with Rudee Tours last weekend and had an amazing trip! We actually went out twice in one weekend! Over the years we've always chosen Rudee Tours . Their captains are experienced and you can tell they care about the marine mammals,the environment and the comfort and enjoyment of their passengers. They are knowledgable and friendly. We were lucky on both days to see lots of whales! What a great time! I highly recommend this tour! The mate and the captain come over the PA system periodically to give updates, information about the wildlife and we found it very interesting!

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank Susan R
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

Took my one year old grand baby, and family on this gentle ride. We seen plenty of dolphins and many photos. There is an indoor area with air conditioning and snacks. The crew was nice and friendly. It was easy to move about the boat also. Be warned though they ask for tips at the end of the ride.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank 1racey
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Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was a great trip! They took your picture as entered the boat which you got to purchase at the end. It was a beautiful day and we were able to see many dolphins jumping out of the water along either side of the boat. Inside the boat was a snack bar and souvenir shop. We enjoyed having a margarita while watching the dolphins! :)

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Jen R
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Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our third time on the tour and each time it is great. Even though they can not guarantee dolphins we have always seen them. Very enjoyable time

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank shadowmom68
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Reviewed September 24, 2014

this tour is great fun,saw loads of dolphins-some even jumping and following the boat.lasts about 2hrs and is well worth the money,only$21 each!! not to be missed

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank sdc_13
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