Rudee Dolphin Cruise
With arguably the absolute best location Virginia Beach has to offer, Rudee Tours allows visitors to get up close and personal with dolphins using its wide array of sea-faring vessels that travel in and out of the Rudee Inlet. Located in the only inlet like it on the East Coast, boats such as the most popular Rudee Flipper will take you to the best dolphin sighting areas as close as 3 minutes away from its dock. Flipper is a 65 ft long, 28 ft wide South Sea Catamaran that includes two restrooms, climate-controlled cabins, handicap accessibility, as well as food and adult beverage bars.
During a tour, any aquatic aficionado or thrill-seeking vacationer can enjoy 90 minutes of narrated travel in which all of the sea-experienced staff will answer any questions you may have about the boat, the area, or most importantly, the dolphins. Rudee Tours is so sure that you will see a dolphin during one of their 5 daily tours (every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day) that they will refund your money for the visit and set you up for another tour immediately.
Other boats such as the Rudee Rocket, Angler, Whaler, and Mariner provide other unique opportunities such as speedboat cruising, fishing, and whale watching. Each Rudee boat is equipped with all the above-mentioned amenities as well as 360 degree viewing interior windows and upper and lower sightseeing levels. Taking a ride on Flipper or any of their cruise boats gives the experience of an educational and fun view of Atlantic dolphins, oceanfront beach and piers, as well as the famous Cape Henry Lighthouses.