The Rudee Flipper is unlike any other boat in the area, and serves as our main dolphin & whale watching vessel. With 2 spacious deck levels, and interior windows inside the cabin, it offers 360-degree range views from any location on board creating a supreme wildlife watching experience. Your comfort is maximized by the catamaran-style hull that offers a superior and stable ride.
At 65 feet long, and 28 feet wide, she handles any sea condition with ease. The Rudee Flipper was built in 1990 in Cape Coral, Florida and joined our fleet in 2001 after she was renovated to be the ultimate cruise boat. This South Sea Catamaran is powered by two turbo 6CTA Cummins, and is equipped with state of the art electronics.
We’ve spared nothing making sure that everything our guest family may need is within reach while on board. Two restrooms, a climate-controlled cabin with booth-style cushioned seating, a ship store with a variety of souvenirs, a snack shop with an assortment of hot/cold items AND a full bar ensure that if you want it- we’ve got it.
In addition to being ADA-compliant, our experienced experts are equipped at catering to any needs and requests you may need to make sure that visitors of all ages are able to enjoy our excursions.
We may be biased, but there’s absolutely NO better way to experience the beauty of the Virginia Beach coastline, and enjoy the marine life that frequent our waters than aboard the Rudee Flipper. Try us once, and we know you’ll agree.