Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour

68 Reviews | Virginia Beach, USA

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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.


  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • All necessary equipment included



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Average 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 68 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
chado475, Oct 2022 Verified
Great tour, saw atleast 12 dolphins. Had plenty of birds to take pics of as well. Excellent guide, professional.
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
Carol D, Sep 2022 Verified
Great experience! Tommy was able to spot many dolphins and up close to the kayaks as well. Saw a lot of pelicans and enoyed being out on the water. Felt safe at all times,thanks to our great guide Tommy.Would highly recommend this tour!
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
Rita O, Sep 2022 Verified
We did not see any dolphins during this experience because of weather, winds, etc. but we learned a lot about the area and about dolphins. I have kayaks but have never kayaked on the ocean so that was new and different. We were very thankful for such a knowledgeable guide whom we felt safe out on the water.
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
Jody_T, Sep 2022 Verified
We had a great time! Tour guides were fantastic. Got to see several dolphins! It was my hubby and mine 22nd wedding anniversary. Would totally recommend!
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
Natalie_S, Sep 2022 Verified
Beautiful morning on the bay, our tour guides were so nice and knowledgeable. We saw maybe 5-6 dolphins up close, it was so amazing! Absolutely worth it.
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
Jennifer_W, Sep 2022 Verified
This tour was amazing! Not only were we surrounded by dolphins, but we also had an amazing tour guide who had over 20 years Of experience with dolphin research. His knowledge of dolphins, the area, ecosystem, and military history make the tour even more special! This is definitely kid-friendly—my son had an amazing time! Huge thank you!
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
Takeme21derland, Aug 2022 Verified
This tour was amazing. We lucked out and there were only 2 other people on the tour. We saw so many dolphins as well as other wildlife. The guide Brantley was very knowledgeable and nice ! He also gave us great food recommendations and things to do while visiting. I would highly recommend.
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
Tour22445287527, Aug 2022 Verified
This was so much fun! Our guide, Brantley, was informative, professional and friendly. We saw several dolphins but also enjoyed other wildlife. If you get the chance, do this.
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
VTGAL84, Aug 2022 Verified
If you love kayaking and dophins, this is the adventure for you! I would do this every day if I lived in the area. Matt is a great guide and within 5 minutes we saw so many dophins, absolutely love this!
Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour
frankplev, Aug 2022 Verified
Had a dolphin kayak trip scheduled yesterday around 5:30pm, but we had to quit due to inclement weather. Rescheduled for this morning 9:30am. Tommy was great giving us a quick primer on operating the kayaks. We got out with good cloud cover and calm water. Tommy guided us right to several dolphin pods while keeping a respectful distance. We also had time to just float and reflect on wildlife away from beach activity. Tommy mixed in a good amount of facts and history as well. We really felt safe with him keeping us on task.Frank & Lisa

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