Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tour: Chesapeake Bay Experience
335 Ratings
Virginia Beach
Experience the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay on a sunset dolphin kayak tour. Get up close to wild dolphins and enjoy a stunning view of the sunset over the Bay.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 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.
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's Not Included
  • 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
Additional Information

Embark on a personal dolphin viewing adventure via kayak tour along the edge of the Chesapeake Bay at twilight for an extraordinary fusion of beautiful scenery and breathtaking dolphin engagements. There’s no need for prior kayaking experience as our stable sit-on-top kayaks are user-friendly and ideal for exploring the Virginia Beach coastal waters, allowing you to intimately interact with wild dolphins. Our guides will assist with your launch and coastal routing for a two-hour journey, enabling you to unwind and relish the splendid sight of the sun descending over the Bay.

  • 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
2500 Shore Dr
Shore Drive
Camp Ground First Landing State Park - Main Entrance- NOT THE 64th STREET ENTRANCE!!
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(335 Ratings)
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May 3, 2024
Perfect sunset trip - Excellent time. Weather was excellent and great time. Chase was awesome , very informative and such a great guide. Couldn't ask for more in a guide, even a senior in high school no less. His parents should be very proud, good young man.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 27, 2023
Being surrounded by... - Being surrounded by dolphins on all sides and there was a dolphin that came within inches of one our kayaks
Review provided by Viator
Oct 16, 2023
Fabulous experience! - We had a wonderful time! we saw tons of dolphins. Our guide was knowledgeable and safe. I went with a friend and there were several others booked at the same time. I often times do these activities alone (as a 44 year-old woman) and I would have felt safe if I was alone. I didn’t think it was overly strenuous but we were out on the ocean (rather than a bay). There are some waves to deal with. I highly recommend this experience!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 12, 2023
Can’t miss experience - Fantastic tour, the kayaking was fun and the dolphin views were amazing. Guide said it was one of the most active tours with dolphin breaching he had ever seen. I definitely recommend this for a great time on the water with dolphin views I have only seen at aquariums!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 9, 2023
Great experience - The trip was great. The guide was great. Got to see some dolphins. The trip might have went on a little longer than we would have cared for. Maybe cause we were tired from travel, no fault of the tour guides obviously. Lots of fun though.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 6, 2023
So much fun! - I loved this so much. I had a ball. I put my phone away and pledged to myself to stay present. Matt took videos and photos and shared them with everyone later. It so such a nice extra touch that I so appreciated. Matt felt like going kayaking with a good friend’s husband. You may not know him well but you know he can be trusted and you are safe. He was professional, fun, and uber knowledgeable about the water/dolphins. I would do this again anytime. ✌🏼💜
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 4, 2023
Highly Recommended! - Fantastic! Lots of dolphins! Great guide! Our evening tour started at 4:30 p.m. Our kayaks were ready to go on the beach. After a short briefing from our guide Matt, we set off straight away. The water in the bay is much calmer than the open sea. Paddling was easier than expected and the kayaks are very stable in the water. Matt is a super experienced dolphin expert. He can assess the movement patterns well. During the 2 hours we saw several groups of dolphins, some of them very close to the kayak, or under the kayak. Matt is just as excited as we are and diligently supports the group in taking photos. So we now have photos of us in the kayak 😀.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 26, 2023
Unbelievable - Our tour guide was awesome!! And boy did he know his stuff. Very informative about the history of the area, and the hot spots to see those amazing sea creatures. I felt total safe and relaxed… this is from a person who can’t swim and is afraid of the water.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 19, 2023
Despite very short notice cancellation -> received 100% of money back without any objections. - Due to construction work on a bridge, we were unfortunately unable to arrive on time for the appointment. -> Fees were refunded 100% without objection
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May 17, 2024
Awful Experience, Awful Place - Absolutely awful experience. Before being put into our kayaks and before booking, both website and tour guide, Alec, said no experience is needed and that is is a fun experience for all. As you can see in the pictures, Alex did not wait for us at all. I traveled with my partner and we both have no experience kayaking. They put us in the kayaks and left us behind just expecting us to catch up. My partner cannot swim, and having mentioned this prior to the booking time and during the booking time they did not seem to care. Trying to keep up and feel safe were both impossible. Alec barely talked about anything other than an oyster and bald eagle. Was not told about any wildlife that might be in the water and what we could see today. We were not told any past significance or anything related. Being the only colored people on our trip, I feel as though maybe it was a sense of racism. I, Native American, and my boyfriend Hispanic were not well taken care of. Our tour guide Alex was so far away at all times that if anything bad were to happen or we flip, he would not of gotten to us in time. On the two times we managed to catch up to him, during the whole two hour trip, he would not repeat himself and instead glared at us like it was our fault and would continue on. I would absolutely NOT recommend this place to any of my friends or family, or even a stranger. Trying to have a fun experience turned into constant worry and regret.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 12 guests
June 2024