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I can't put into words how exciting it is to see wildlife in the ocean! it is simply amazing! I make a point to go at least once a year!

Great family experience. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the boats are clean and have heated interiors with food. Perfect outing for locals or tourists!

Absolutely a great experience! I’ve been out 3 times and had a different crew each time. Everyone of them was amazing and helped in anyway they could. I will definitely go back and will absolutely be a life long customer!

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed September 12, 2019


We went on the 11 o'clock cruise. Just as we were pulling out of the Rudee Inlet we saw dolphins at the mouth and it seem to never stop. The captain did a great job making sure all sides of the boat could see. The woman that was narrating our cruise did an excellent job always pointing out which side of the boat so we could see what on. At one point we were almost stopped watching the dolphins starting to get playful so the captain sped up as the dolphins chased the boat and body surfed in the wake. We have overheard people in restaurants commenting on taking this all different times of day and it seems they always see dolphins. It was highly entertaining and I would recommend this to anyone!

“Great day in the sun!”

I had my first deep sea fishing trip yesterday with Rudee's and it was THE BEST experience!!! The staff was amazing I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I was fortunate enough to catch the largest fish of the day which added to the already amazing experience! Thank you all for the best day!!

The enthusiasm of the leaders of the tour makes it a very pleasant and educational experience. The captain made it a very smooth trip, making sure that everyone has a chance to see the whales and seals. Definitely worth the price!

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed August 22, 2019

Four of us took the 10 AM tour and saved five dollars each on tickets. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Saw TONS of dolphins And even had a half a dozen or so surfing our wake. It was so fun! Music playing and tons of photo ops. Oh and the boat is a beast as well....really fun when he opens it up!



5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed March 3, 2020


I have always wanted to go on a whale watching trip. We were able to go on three tours with Rudee Tours in Virginia Beach. They did not disappoint! We saw at least five whales. The experience was unforgettable. The staff at Rudee's was so helpful and experienced. They made sure it was a great time for all. I hope to go again.


"Whale watching excursion"

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed September 13, 2019


We visited in September, and were weighing between the Rocket and Flipper tours. Since we were slightly “out” of season, we decided the longer Flipper tour would be the way to go. We were not disappointed!! We saw dolphins immediately after leaving the inlet, all along south beach, surfing on our wake, under the front of the boat, and a little ways off doing their dolphin thing. The crew had a ton of knowledge, let the group knew what/how they were thinking about finding the dolphins, and were very respectful of the animals. One of the best $23 I’ve ever spent. Highlight of my VA Beach vacation!!


"Just Do It!"

5 STARS ALL THE WAY!! The team is PHENOMENAL!! We went on the whale watching trip on January 23, 2020. We had a fantastic time and saw a whale, dolphins and plenty of wildlife. I WILL DEFINITELY DO IT AGAIN!!