Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tour: Chesapeake Bay Experience
4.9
329 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
Highlights
  • 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
Location
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
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(329 Ratings)
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Ryan_d
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
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Erikacv8282fk
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!
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Zachary_k
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!
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Lacy_g
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.
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Elisabethmo5388ym
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. ✌🏼💜
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Stephanie_w
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.
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V1061coashleyp
Sep 13, 2023
Dolphin tour - The view was amazing watching the sunset on the water. Many dolphins to see from beginning to end
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Molly
Sep 13, 2023
Great morning in the bay! - Very well organized. Our guide, Tommy, was very informative, knowledgeable, and fun! He took extra care making sure everyone in our group was able to see the dolphins and the ever elusive loggerhead sea turtle he also provided everyone on the tour with photos and videos of our groups and the sea life we saw.
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F9370zxkimr
Sep 8, 2023
Beyond expectation!! - Perfect weather, excellent exercise , and more dolphins than we could track At one point in the tour, there were at least 3 pods of dolphins surrounding us Our guide Megan knew exactly where to lead our group Thanks for an amazing adventure!!
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Venture15723069879
Sep 14, 2023
Overpriced for the experience - The water was choppy the day we went out, so I'm not sure if it would have been different with calmer weather, but all we did was basically hug the beach. The view never changed. Just looked at the same beach houses for two hours. No dolphin sightings, but again, thats mother nature for ya. The youngs guys that took us out were very nice/helpful. For almost 400 bucks when you throw in tips I guess I was expecting a little more than a straight shot out, turn around and a straight shot back. Overall pretty underwhelming and a bit too expensive.
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