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    Eco-Wildlife Safari


    Explore an undiscovered world in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge on an Eco-Wildlife Safari. Travel by tram five miles into the scenic wild to look for signs of bobcat, fox, deer, coyotes and more. History will unfold through stories of shipwrecks in the Atlantic and life as it used to be in early Virginia. You’ll collect seashells and see marsh birds and ghost crabs on this unique adventure.

    False Cape State Park 4001 Sandpiper Rd. • (757) 426-7128 • dcr.virginia.gov • Tour Price: $8 per person • Tour Length: 3-4 hours • Participants: minimum 10, maximum 20 • Availability: year-round


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    Beach Combing


    Hone your BeachCombing skills to find the pearls of nature’s landscape as you explore the wilds of our coastline. This truly green-focused view of the environment takes you on a hike along the beach to dip your feet in the water, collect seashells and take in the beautiful wildlife.

    False Cape State Park 4001 Sandpiper Rd. • (757) 426-7128 • dcr.virginia.gov • Tour Price: $10 per person • Tour Length: 3 hours • Participants: minimum 10, maximum 20 • Availability: year-round


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    Seasonal Harvest Tours


    Taste, touch and smell the seasonal bounty with the area’s expert naturalists on a journey into False Cape State Park. Seasonal Harvest Tours explore fruits, nuts and berries, then let you participate in creating tasty treats to sample and enjoy. You’ll discover an abundance of wild foods provided by the earth, just waiting to be picked. Seasonal experiences include Edible Flowers and Greens, Blueberry Blues, Fall Harvest and Roots and Winter Greens.

    False Cape State Park 4001 Sandpiper Rd. • (757) 426-7128 • dcr.virginia.gov • Tour Price: $10 per person • Tour Length: 3-4 hours • Participants: minimum 10, maximum 20 • Availability: year-round


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    Dolphin Watching


    Experience a chance to see bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat and learn why Virginia Beach has one of the largest populations of these majestic and playful sea mammals. 

    Rudee Tours (757) 425-3400 • RudeeTours.com • Tour Length: 1.5 hours • Availability: March - September • Private charters available • Please call for pricing and group reservations


    Winter Wildlife

    Winter Wildlife Boat Trip


    The chance to see some of the planet's most magnificent creatures in their natural habitats is a true bucket list experience. Join whale watchers as they search for humpback and fin whales off the coast of Virginia Beach. Each WINTER WILDLIFE excursion is narrated by a trained Aquarium Educator. During this informative cruise, you may also see brown pelicans, northern gannets and other sea birds. Whale sightings are not guaranteed.

    Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (757) 385-0300 • VirginiaAquarium.com • Tour Length: 2.5 hours • Availability: late December - March


    Birds Eye View

    Animal Adventure


    On a guided walk through the Aquarium's Aviary, learn about birds native to Virginia's coastal region and pick up BIRD EYE'S VIEW tips about bird watching and attracting birds to your own yard.

    Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Blvd. • (757) 385-0300 •VirginiaAquarium.com • Tour Price: $19 per person (includes program and admission to the Aquarium) • Tour Length: 30 minute walk • Participants: maximum 45 • Availability: daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


    Marine Mysteries

    Marine Mysteries


    Explore the marine environment through an entertaining MARINE MYSTERIES program focused on some of its unique, unusual, and unexpected flora, fauna, and features. Among the unique biofacts included in the program are whale vertebrae, sea turtle shells, and shark jaws.

    Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Blvd. • (757) 385-0300 •VirginiaAquarium.com • Tour Price: $19 per person (includes program and admission to the Aquarium) • Tour Length: 45 minute seated program • Participants: maximum 50 • Availability: daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


    One Beach One World

    One Beach One World


    Our Mid-Atlantic location and thriving coastal community offer unique ways to get involved. ONE BEACH, ONE WORLD activities range from participants rolling up their sleeves - and pants legs - to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, to providing care and assistance to people in need.

    Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (757) 385-6642 • VisitVirginiaBeach.com • Availability: year-round


    Aerial Adventures

    Aerial Adventure


    The trees above are zipping with high-flying fun in this brand new group tour experience. THE ADVENTURE PARK at Virginia Aquarium offers 12 different ropes courses with 160 platforms in the trees and zip lines over Owls Creek. Along with "The Labyrinth," a separate unique outdoor facility with 40 platforms, the park is suited to a variety of challenge levels, from introductory through advanced for children, teens and adults. This guided experience will be the highlight of your tour.

    The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium 801 General Booth Blvd. • (757) 385-4947 • VirginiaBeachTrees.com • Tour Length: 3 hours • Availability: year-round


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