There is a lot to do in Virginia Beach! There are many different atmospheres within a short distance for a wide range of activities. The oceanfront resort area is home to the 40 block boardwalk with hotels, restaurants, shops, pleasure beach, entertainment and nightlife. Just a 10 minute drive away you can be immersed in nature at First Landing State Park. First Landing State Park has over 19 miles worth of trails and interior waterways made from the Chesapeake Bay. First Landing is where native Americans once lived and also where the English settlers arrived in 1607. There is numerous wildlife and unique ecosystems to discover in First Landing State Park. GoKayak offers guided kayak dolphin tours through the interior waterways of Broad Bay, the narrows and Linkhorn Bay. These calm waters are apart of the tidal salt marsh that host an abundance of sea life with the backdrop of the historical maritime forest. On a guided kayak dolphin tour with Gokayak there are good chances to see Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, bald eagles, stingrays and much more. Gokayak's dolphin tours also tell you all the fun details of the ecosystem, history and the wildlife as you paddle through beautiful First Landing State Park. Virginia Beach is uniquely diverse in its atmospheres that you can be on a Ferris wheel and watching a concert on the beach in the bustling oceanfront area and just a short drive away be in the peace and beauty of nature while paddling with dolphins! You can also drive out to a part of Virginia Beach called Pungo. In Pungo you are out in the country amongst large beautiful fields with horses and strawberry picking! Pungo is farmland and it offers another perspective on visiting Virginia Beach that you can't get by just staying in the oceanfront resort area. In Pungo you're also close to a beach called Sandbridge. Sandbridge is a laidback non commercialized beach community with a more natural feeling. All the way at the end of Sandbridge is Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park. Virginia Beach has a lot of outdoor activities and opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature! The Oceanfront area is a great place to stay because of all of the entertainment, restaurants and amenities but don't sit still the whole time you're on vacation! When you visit Virginia Beach come to do it all!
Dolphin tours Virginia Beach! Looking for things to do in Virginia Beach? Go dolphin watching in Virginia Beach on a guided kayak dolphin tour with GoKayak! We launch from First Landing State Park on our 2 hour guided kayak tour. Dolphins and Bald Eagles are regular visitors on our guided kayak dolphin tour! We also talk about the ecosystem, the history and all the various wildlife we come across. If you’re looking for things to do in Virginia Beach then book a guided kayak dolphin tour and let the adventure begin!
Can you see dolphins in Virginia Beach? Yes! Adventure and exploration in nature awaits in Virginia Beach! Dolphin watching and dolphin tours in Virginia Beach while kayaking are an exceptional way to make an adventure memory! Here at GoKayak we are excited to get on the water and find our local wildlife! Dolphins are a common sight on our kayak tours and Bald Eagles are plentiful too. Great blue Herons, Egrets and Ospreys are also a regular sight along the gorgeous tidal salt marsh and maritime forest ecosystem where we do our kayak tours. Book a dolphin tour with GoKayak and let the adventure begin!
Things to do in Virginia Beach? Can you see dolphins in Virginia Beach? Dolphin watching on a guided kayak dolphin tour is one of the best things to do in Virginia Beach! GoKayak does guided kayak dolphin tours from First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. Come see the beauty of this unique ecosystem and find wildlife as we take you on an adventure to make lifetime memories! Dolphins and bald eagles are regular visitors on our kayak tours and we'll give you the fun facts about the history, the unique ecosystems as well as the wildlife. Book a guided kayak dolphin tour today!
Virginia Beach has so many things to do and many of them include water and wildlife! GoKayak does guided kayak dolphin tours from Rudee Inlet and First Landing State Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Dolphins are one of the most adored creatures in Virginia Beach and what better way to see them than paddling in a kayak! Make a lifetime memory seeing wild Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Book a tour today!
We love dolphins! Dolphins are very intelligent, social and curious creatures. They are very aware of their surroundings. Sometimes they'll swim right up to our kayaks and underneath of us. Sometimes they are commuting just passing by and other times they are feeding, mating or playing and will hang around in the same spot for an extended period of time. Dolphins use echo-location to determine lots of details around them from size, shape, distance and even density of objects. Dolphins are usually always in groups called pods. Often times pods include family and friends that will stay together for years. On our kayak tours we love getting in the best spot to see as much as possible and we always try to go where the dolphins hang out! Dolphins are one of the best things about Virginia Beach! Book a kayak tour with GoKayak today!
Getting on the water with your family!
Most of our time in our regular lives is spent on land and most of that is probably inside. Getting outside is just the beginning of connecting with nature. Getting outside in a city is different than being out on a beautiful trail. Here in the resort area of Virginia Beach we have a beautiful inlet and an amazing state park nearby. Getting in a kayak on the water with your family is a perfect way to really begin reconnecting to the nature around you while getting a feeling of adventure. It's not everyday you are paddling a kayak on the water with your friends and family. Once we begin stroking away from the docks and mingling with the ecosystem and wildlife that's when you're living in the moment. There's no past and no future just the beautiful scenery and the feeling of connection to the nature that you're a part of. On our kayak tours we like to see as much as possible. We will do our best to put you in the best spot to see Bald Eagles, dolphins, osprey, various diving ducks, pelicans and even the occasional sea turtle! There's nothing like seeing dolphins up close on one of our guided kayak dolphin tours. The Bald eagles are awesome too especially when they are soaring and fishing. Getting outside when you're on vacation in Virginia Beach is one thing but having an adventurous experience and connecting with nature while kayaking is another! We are passionate about nature and about people. We love to share our passions and nature with you! Let's make some lifetime memories kayaking in Virginia Beach!
Kayaking in Virginia Beach is one of the best things to do!
When I meet new people from different parts of the country not everyone has been in the ocean before. I meet many people that have never been in a kayak before either. I also meet people that have never been to Virginia Beach before. I think it is so awesome when I meet someone who is all three of those things! I meet several people each year that have never been kayaking, never been to Virginia Beach and have never been in the ocean. Talk about making a lifetime memory! It is such a rewarding feeling to be a part of a memory like that for someone. Sometimes they may even be a little nervous but want to try something new and step out of their comfort zone just a little. I love giving someone the confidence and faith to try something new like kayaking in the ocean. I know how exciting that is for them. Then when we are on a dolphin tour and the dolphins come swimming up next to the kayak it's truly a magical moment. Our kayak dolphin tour has brought so many magical moments to families vacation in Virginia Beach. It means so much to us to share those times with you. Let's go Dolphin watching in Virginia Beach!
Bald Eagles are huge!
Bald Eagles are seen often on our kayak tours. There are a pair of adults and a couple of juveniles that live in the trees in Rudee inlet. On our guided kayak tours we always try to take you to where the eagles are known to be. We see the eagles very frequently and sometimes get an airshow! There were many kayak tours last summer where our group would paddle right up underneath the tree that the adults are standing in. Until you get really close to a Bald Eagle it's hard to imagine just how huge they are. The females are larger than the males. The female is close to 36 inches tall with a wingspan of over 6 feet! They are very precise fishing birds and on many of our tours we would have the honor of watching them hunt fish. There were many tours when I can recall seeing the Eagle leap from its perch and fly out over the inlet with a purpose. It would fly straight and then turn and swoop very low to the water with its large yellow talons outstretched and strike the water with force. Sometimes it would have the fish and other times it would take a few passes. I like when it takes more than once because it is fascinating to watch. We have had the great pleasure on our guided kayak tours of seeing this aerial display happen within 50 feet of our boats! It is a memorable experience.
Dolphin Watching while kayaking in Virginia Beach
Dolphin watching while kayaking can be one of the most memorable moments of a vacation in Virginia Beach. One particular memory from last summer while on a kayak dolphin tour was on a beautiful hot July afternoon. Our group was just outside the Rudee inlet in the Atlantic ocean enjoying the amazing views and the feeling of the nature all around us while waiting for a pod of dolphins to come by. Just relaxing in the kayaks out in the ocean on a calm day is amazing by itself. After about 15 minutes we spot a pod of dolphins approaching from the South about 500 yards out. The excitement and anticipation of watching them get closer and closer to us was amazing. They quickly get right next to our kayaks and are feeding on a large school of fish. The dolphins are circling and surfacing within a few feet of our kayaks. The sound of the blowhole is loud and comes unexpectedly giving us a fun startle! The dolphins fed on the school of fish while slapping their tails against the water for about 30 minutes and other pods joined in as well. They swam so close you could see their eyes! It was a truly magical experience watching these majestic creatures.