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Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Watch the sun set over Chesapeake Bay on a 2-hour, small-group dolphin tour by kayak from Virginia Beach. Paddle along the coast as you spot Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, and see the Cape Henry Lighthouses and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel from the water.
  • 2-hour kayak tour from Virginia Beach
  • See native dolphins in their own habitat
  • Paddle to Cape Henry Lighthouses
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small-group tour
  • All necessary equipment included
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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

Departure Point

2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to First Landing State Park where this tour begins, and start by getting fitted with an easy-to-use, sit-on-top kayak. The boats are well suited to even beginning boaters, and after a short briefing on kayak safety and technique, you'll be ready to launch your kayak into the Chesapeake Bay.

Follow a route along the shoreline that’s especially good for sighting dolphins, which travel along the coast in small pods. Enjoy the cooler temperatures of the early evening, and spot some of the diverse seabirds that thrive in the Chesapeake Bay.

Paddle as far as the Cape Henry Lighthouses, a pair of historic signal lights that guide vessels into the Chesapeake Bay. See the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel light up in the evening sun as you make the return trip to the beach at First Landing State Park, and pause to photograph the coast in the warm, evening light. This 2-hour kayak tour concludes at First Landing State Park.
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First Landing State Park
Meet your guides on the beach at the Main Entrance to First Landing State Park ready for one of Virginia Beach's most unique experiences. After a short briefing on safety and kayak operation, your guides will help launch you and your kayak into the Chesapeake Bay where you will enjoy the thrill of kayaking with Atlantic Bottle nose Dolphins off the Shoreline of Virginia Beach while also witnessing a magnificent sunset.
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Cape Henry Lighthouse
Since 1996, We have been offering guided kayak dolphin watching trips to see these amazing creatures during their summer migration off the coast of Virginia. The Sunset Tour combines dolphin watching with a sightseeing tour of landmarks such as The Cape Henry Lighthouses and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. On our Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tour you will likely see dolphins and numerous birds as we paddle along historic Cape Henry in Virginia Beach. Along the way you will also see local landmarks such as the Cape Henry Lighthouses and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel get lit up by the evening sun as it sinks beyond the horizon of the Bay.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
The Sunset Tour combines dolphin watching with a sightseeing tour of landmarks such as The Cape Henry Lighthouses and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. On our Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tour you will likely see dolphins and numerous birds as we paddle along historic Cape Henry in Virginia Beach. Along the way you will also see local landmarks such as the Cape Henry Lighthouses and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel get lit up by the evening sun as it sinks beyond the horizon of the Bay.
Admission Ticket Free
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Chesapean Outdoors
The Sunset Tour combines dolphin watching with a sightseeing tour of landmarks such as The Cape Henry Lighthouses and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. On our Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tour you will likely see dolphins and numerous birds as we paddle along historic Cape Henry in Virginia Beach. Along the way you will also see local landmarks such as the Cape Henry Lighthouses and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel get lit up by the evening sun as it sinks beyond the horizon of the Bay.
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  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chesapean Outdoors

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours?
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This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Reviews

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Fun yet peaceful time with the dolphins.
Jessica_M
, Oct 2020
We had a great experience on our dolphin kayak trip. Got to see several pods of dolphins. Mat our tour guide was great, lots of fun and very informative. His assistant guide Taylor was also super fun, she was a pleasure to hang out with. Whenever am back in VB deff gonna book another trip hopefully in sunnier weather.
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Beautiful dolphins, wildlife and sunset in the bay. Very much worth it
TheGriffiths
, Oct 2020
We decided to try the dolphin kayak tour and it was amazing! Never seen or experienced anything like it!
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So glad you enjoyed the tour!
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Tara_B
, Oct 2020
We arrived for the tour and it was a very windy day and the tour operator very professionally and kindly explained the potential risk and excessive difficulty in paddling in such windy conditions. He was fully prepared to take anyone who was willing to participate or provide a full refund. We appreciate the honesty and integrity of the tour operator.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you so much! We appreciate your feedback!
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Perfect anniversary experience!
Melissa_W
, Sep 2020
My husband and I booked this tour for our 25 wedding anniversary and it was so wonderful! Ryder was a fantastic tour guide. We had a wonderful time!
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Amazing tour and experience!
Anonymous
, Aug 2020
The trip was amazing. We loved every single aspect of it and our tour guides were great! Also seeing dolphins from such a close view was spectacular. I definitely recommend this tour.
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Thank you so much!
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Great Tour!
Jake_G
, Aug 2020
My wife and I went yesterday for this dolphin tour. Mitch was our guide and was very helpful and gave us great information regarding the dolphins and history of the surrounding area. We saw a lot of dolphins swimming rig HR s by our kayaks. The current was very strong yesterday so there were tons of dolphins out above the water. Overall this was a great experience. We will definitely be back again.
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Thank you!
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Must see
Goldengirl
, Aug 2020
This tour was amazing we saw so many dolphins. The tour guides were so friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this tour.
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Thank you so much!
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Adventure yak
Amanda_M
, Jul 2020
Such an awesome experience! Both the guides, Matt and Matt (ha) were knowledgeable and easy going. They made it a point to talk to everyone once we were out on the water. The kayaking itself was awesome, we weren’t able to have a full tour due to a storm that moved in pretty fast, but the way in with the storm at our backs and the waves pushing us towards shore was just the adventure my partner and I were looking for ! Highly recommend if you enjoy beautiful sunset views and adventure.
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Thank you so much!!!!
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Sunset
Kyra_L
, Jul 2020
We were running late they were considerate and even had a guide wait for us. Every person we had talked to was so kind. Brenden our guide was amazing! Unfortunately we didn’t see dolphins but I would recommend.
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Great time
Nathan_W
, Jul 2020
Beautiful trip to see dolphins, one even bumped our kayak for a close encounter! It was awesome, the guides we're very knowledgeable and friendly.
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