Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour: Experience Chesapeake Bay Wildlife
238 Ratings
Virginia Beach
Experience the thrill of kayaking with Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay. Join our guided kayak tours to get up-close with these magnificent animals in their natural environment.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Virginia Beach - 9:30am & 2pm Dolphin Kayak Tour:

Enjoy the thrill of kayaking with Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay with a company that’s been specializing in dolphin Eco-tours for 25+ years. These small-group, guided kayak tours last 2 hours and allow you to see these magnificent animals up-close in their natural environment. Little or no experience is necessary to use Chesapean’s sit-on-top kayaks to explore the coastal waters of Virginia Beach and get closer to wild dolphins than you have ever been before. Guides will help you launch and navigate along the coast while you partake in breathtaking scenery and unforgettable experiences with wild Bottlenose Dolphins.

May 1st-Oct. 1st/Daily: 9:30am & 2pm

We reserve the right to change the location of this tour due to ocean conditions, winds, current and tides.

What's Included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local professional guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

9:30am & 2pm Dolphin Kayaking Experience:

Partake in a riveting adventure as you kayak alongside Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay, organized by a firm that has over 25 years of experience in dolphinarium Eco-tours. These 2-hour long, intimate group kayak expeditions bring you face to face with these majestic creatures in their unspoiled habitat. Chesapean’s user-friendly sit-on-top kayaks require minimal to no prior experience and provide an excellent means to traverse the coastline waters of Virginia Beach and approach wild dolphins closer than ever before. Expert guides assist in your embarkation and direction, as you relish the awe-inspiring vistas and unique encounters with wild Bottlenose Dolphins.

Schedule: Daily from May 1st to Oct. 1st at 9:30am & 2pm

Please note, adjustments to the tour location may be made owing to varying ocean conditions, current, tides, and winds.

  • 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.
2500 Shore Dr
Shore Drive
The address for your GPS is 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451. Sometimes GPS will direct you to the Trail Center across the street- DO NOT DO THIS!!! You will need to turn into the CAMPGROUND entrance. Also, walk down to beach as we are on the beach! Tipping is also customary!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(238 Ratings)
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Nov 17, 2023
Kayaking with Dolphins! - Matt did an amazing job telling about the area and about the wildlife all while kayaking with dolphins all around us. He did an expert job and we are so grateful for a magical and unforgettable kayak tour! We definitely plan to go again!! Not to be missed!
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Nov 11, 2023
Great experience - We had a great time even though we didn't see dolphin. Matt is very knowledgeable and humorous. He took lots of great pictures and airdropped to me.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 27, 2023
Dolphins for the day! - It was everything I’d hoped it would be! Matt was so fun and a great guide and historian. He was very helpful for people who needed a little extra instruction and got them rowing like pros in no time! He timed it perfectly to when the pod of dolphins were coming! He was very knowledgeable of dolphins in general and was fun talking with him. It was a great time! And he shared photos he took of us all with sir drop!
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Oct 11, 2023
Great experience - Guided kayak tour to see dolphins was FABULOUS! The guide was friendly and helpful. The experience was so much fun. Great opportunities to take pictures, and the guide took pictures and videos and shared them too. Would DEFINITELY go again.
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Sep 26, 2023
Great Experience - Highly recommended! The guides were awesome and are saw dolphins almost immediately. Had a great time and lead a lot. Very happy and will likely do it again in the future.
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Sep 25, 2023
Great kayak tour - Crew was great. They provided a lot of educational information about dolphins, as well was the whole ecosystem of the Chesapeake bay. It was a well organized tour, accommodated all levels of kayakers.
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Sep 21, 2023
Waiting for refund - It was too windy the day I went I am waiting for my refund. I wish I could have went. I am waiting for Matt 1-757-390-1581 to give me a refund since they cancelled it due to the wind.
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Sep 14, 2023
Dolphin mania - Phenomenal trip! Tommy was a great guide and we saw more than 100 dolphins with close encounters!!! It was a beautiful experience!
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Sep 10, 2023
Amazing time! - We had an amazing time, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the area. We did see about 15 dolphins, making there way into the ocean.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 2, 2023
Outdoor adventure with Dolphins and History - A fabulous afternoon adventure with great weather and multiple pods of dolphins. We were lucky enough to see a few breach in close range which was pretty stellar. Pelicans, terns and cormorants, too.
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up to 12 guests
April 2024