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Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour

Virginia Beach, United States

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


Paddle alongside the wild dolphins of Virginia Beach on a small-group kayak tour from North End Beach. Watch for sea birds and other wildlife as you steer an easy to use, sit-on-top kayak along the coast to the Cape Henry Lighthouses. Learn about the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that swim past the Virginia coast each summer, and explore the shore with an experienced guide.
  • Dolphin-watching tour with a small group for personalized attention
  • Explore the Virginia Beach coast by kayak
  • Family-friendly tour: no experience necessary
  • All necessary equipment included and guides help you navigate
Meet your guide at North End Beach in Virginia Beach, get fitted out with a boat and learn the basics of kayaking operation and safety. Your sit on top boat is stable, comfortable and suitable for all skill and experience levels, so you can focus on soaking up the scenery and watching for dolphins.

Follow your guide on a route toward the historic Cape Henry Lighthouses that passes through prime dolphin habitat. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins live and swim in groups, and have extraordinary intelligence; if you’re lucky, a dolphin may choose to play right alongside your boat, interacting and showing off. You’ll also see seabirds like the pelicans and ospreys that nest along the coast, and groups occasionally spot a sea turtle or cownose ray slipping beneath the surface.

When you reach Cape Henry Lighthouse turn your boat around for the return trip to North End Beach, where you’ll finish the tour.
Stop At:  
Cape Henry Lighthouse
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chesapean Outdoors
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Pods everywhere!
, Jul 2020
Great experience! Saw so many dolphins active playing around. Our tour guides, Brody and Will were amazing!
Good company and dolphins
, Jul 2020
Let me start off by saying I’m a New York City guy all the way . This kayaking experience with the wife and the tour guides couldn’t have been better. Makes me wanna change my whole way of living lol. Seriously Matt,Justin and B. We’re all great . Patient kind knowledgeable and recommended best spot to eat wife and I did get some nice video of dolphins but over all great guys water was beautiful. Will reccomend to anyone visiting va beach .
Excellent experience
, Jun 2020
Our guide Will was tremendous, and the entire experience (AM tour, N/S along northern end of Va Beach) was stellar. We were fortunate to be part of a small group (only 2 tandem kayaks plus the guide.) We highly recommend the tour, even if you have zero experience sea kayaking. We saw a bunch of dolphins, yet just being out on the water was worth the price.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us. We really appreciate having customers like you and thank you for supporting us and taking the time to write a great review!
Great experience!
, Jun 2020
Great experience! Really layback tour guy willing to help and give you an excellent experience. Virginia style. Totally worth the money. We saw the dolphins pretty close.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thank you so much! Who was your tour guide? Come back and see us again! Appreciate your business!
, Sep 2019
I went there end of August. It was nice weather. I joined sunset tour. You can see dolphins and beautiful sunset. Guide Staffs are excellent!
VA Beach vacation
Sherry D
, Aug 2018
We had a great time at the 9:30am trip! Got to see a lot of dolphins from within 15 feet from the kayak! Brock and Jeremy were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. My 8 and 10 year old kids loved it! Would definitely recommend and would do it again!
Never found tour. No indication of...
Henry L
, Jul 2017
Never found tour. No indication of where tour would meet on tour literature. Went to google pinpoint. Wandered up and down beach for an hour looking. 93 degrees. No answer on phone. Concierge tried to find location. No luck. A real nightmare under killer sun. Hl
Thus tour was amazing! We got to see...
Lorri G
, Jul 2017
Thus tour was amazing! We got to see a bunch of dolphins and our guides were really cool. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!
My wife and I really enjoyed our...
, Aug 2016
My wife and I really enjoyed our morning out on the water. We saw plenty of Dolphin. The guides were knowledgeable about some VA Beach history and about the various Dolphin and their habits. Icing on the cake for us was being able to catch a wave on the return bark in.
Such an awesome experience! Our...
Kristine D
, Aug 2016
Such an awesome experience! Our guide was fantastic! We saw so many dolphins. Would do this again in a heartbeat!!

Product code: 31434P1

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