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Address: Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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+1 757-961-0447

Kayak Dolphin Tours * Kayak State Park Tours * Bike Tours *Surf Lessons *...

Kayak Dolphin Tours * Kayak State Park Tours * Bike Tours *Surf Lessons * Kayak RentalsFounded in 1996 as Chesapean Kayak Tours, we developed a reputation as one of the area's best kayak touring companies for dolphin watching off the coastline of Virginia Beach . Now, 15 solid years later, not only do we specialize in guided eco-tours, but we offer a variety of outdoor activities that guarantee adventure and fun for all! At Chesapean Outdoors, we believe in providing top of the line, customer service. We appreciate the value of our customers support and hope that your experience with us is meaningful. It is our honor to have you as our guest and we thank you, sincerely, for your business.

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Fantastic Bike Tour Off the Beaten Track

Many people go to the beach and never know of the outstanding nearby state park. This company and excellent, local tour guide takes you on a fascinating and very education bike... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Many people go to the beach and never know of the outstanding nearby state park. This company and excellent, local tour guide takes you on a fascinating and very education bike trek from the beach to the 'coastal environment' of this state park---marshes, lakes, creeks, American eagles, mussel and oyster beds are all part of the tour with outstanding commentary... More 

Thank DerekDonuts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent tour guide. We saw SO many dolphins and swam in the water with them. This tour is SOOOO worth the money and is a wonderful experience. Highly recommend!

Thank Stephanie P
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was our first adventure kayaking and it was wonderful! Our guide Wade was amazing teaching us how to paddle in the ocean and keep us all confident in what we were doing. We saw a lot of dolphins and it was our best day in Virginia Beach!!!

Thank stracy2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

My kids (13 & 16) had a great time paddling and wife and I did as well. The dolphins were seen after about 30 minutes of paddling North from 79th street area of the beach. All told, I guess we saw 30-40 dolphins. The three 'guides' were young 20 something males and two of them spent most of their time... More 

1 Thank Jeeper19
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Eli from Chesapean Outdoors took my friend and I and a small group out on 88th and Atlantic for our dolphin tour. There were children in the group, so it can be a family activity. I'd been out kayaking once before in very smooth waters. When I saw the rough water I freaked out a little , but once we... More 

Thank Leah M
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

A fantastically fun and relaxing paddle board session with Matt. Took us at our own pace and joked with us as we went along. Great time. Definitely recommend.

Thank Abby R
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Matt really hooked us up with a Saturday Evening tour even though it was just the my wife and I Directions to the park were spot on and He was ahead of time ready and waiting He is very personable and has a lot of great stories to share The equipment was first rate and looked to be almost new... More 

1 Thank Angie A
Annville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015

My daughter and I had a really nice time on the 'Flat Water Tour' - on the SUP. We were running a few minutes late, and they were so kind and laid back about it. Matt - our guide - was a very knowledgeable guide and was very patient and positive! My daughter was unsure after getting on her own... More 

1 Thank Alesha H
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

I'm a local and have done tours with them for locals as well as when family comes to town. Their tour guides are top notch! Very safety conscious, very knowledgeable. They keep it fun and also watch out for everyone. Your skill level doesn't matter. My partner and I recently rented from them just for a few hours. They were... More 

1 Thank desertdune_sg
Norfolk, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Went out on the morning tour this morning and had an excellent time. Dolphins were everywhere, the guides we had were very knowledgeable and handled everything very well. I would definitely recommend taking this tour whenever you have the chance.

1 Thank Elizabeth W

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