The coastal environment of Virginia Beach rolls out a big welcome and invites exploration like no other terrain. Tracing a path along pristine shores, through winding waterways and nature trails, these Adventures five participants a new appreciation for nature's secrets and give groups a chance to take the journey together.
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
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
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
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.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (757) 385-0300 • www.VirginiaAquarium.com • Tour Length: 1.5 hours • Availability: March - September • Private charters available • Please call for pricing and group reservations
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
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
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.
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
The trees above are zipping with high-flying fun in this group tour experience. THE ADVENTURE PARK at Virginia Aquarium offers many different ropes courses with thrilling “crossings” from tree to tree in these “treetop trails,” some even include zip lines over Owls Creek. The park is suited to a variety of challenge levels, from introductory through advanced for children (age 5+), 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