Guided Kayak Tours for One or Four from Chesapean Outdoors

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S B. ·
July 2, 2013
Outstanding experience! Our guide (John?...pastor with a baby due soon) was just wonderful. He was very patient with a large group of inexperienced kayakers!


Barbara B. ·
August 6, 2012
Thank you for working with me on using my coupon. My clients loved the adventure.


Nancy B. ·
July 31, 2012
Our whole group of 12 had a wonderful experience with your company last week. Neil took us out and was great! Knowledgable, fun and a great photographer on our camera! Thanks so much! We loved it. Nancy Brown

What You'll Get

Though barren for millennia, the Earth’s oceans recently enjoyed a population glut after a well-orchestrated SeaWorld jailbreak filled the waters with all manner of aquatic life and gift-shop sarongs. Catch a glimpse of the feral ocean-dwellers with today's Groupon from Chesapean Outdoors in Virginia Beach. Choose between the following options:

  • For $27, you get a 2.5-hour guided kayak tour for one (a $55 value).
  • For $99, you get a 2.5-hour guided kayak tour for four (a $220 value).

Chesapean Outdoors exposes nature lovers to the wilds of Chesapeake Bay with professionally guided tours that wend through the picturesque marine environs of the nation’s largest estuary. Tours feature sit-on-top kayaks that require no previous experience to maneuver, making even the lubbiest of landers a master of the waves. Tour-goers can choose between two options when making reservations: a dolphin-watching tour or a tour through First Landing State Park. On the 9 a.m. dolphin tour, kayakers paddle out to the mouth of the bay, smack into the middle of the bottlenose dolphin's annual migration. Dolphins congregate in the area to mate and raise young, turning the bay into a combination cetacean singles' bar and nursery, with the majestic beasts regularly jumping out of the water to impress dates or to remind their kids who's in charge. Dolphin sightings occur on about 90% of the tours. In addition to extreme bottlenose proximity, 'yakers can expect to see brown pelicans, ospreys, gulls, terns, and sandpipers flying overhead, and occasionally sea turtles and cow-nosed rays puttering about the deep.

Those who rightly fear that the dolphins' highly developed psychic capacities will allow them to divine even the deepest and darkest secrets of our human psyches can stay closer to the shore with the First Landing State Park tour. During the tour—usually in the early morning or late afternoon—paddle jockeys propel themselves through the maritime forest and wetlands that make up the park, feasting eyes hungry for avian fare on the herons, egrets, and kingfishers that populate the area. Halfway through the jaunt, boats are grounded and paddlers take a short hike to White Hill Lake to see the large numbers of osprey nests. At the end of the tour, mollusk maniacs can gaze upon the ancient oyster beds of the bay and learn about new efforts to reintroduce the delicious bivalve to the area.

Literally paying it forward, Chesapean and Groupon will donate $2 per Groupon sold towards the JT Walk, one of the largest ALS fundraisers in the country. Additional donations are welcomed.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 13, 2012. Amount paid never expires. For single option, limit 5 per person; limit 5 per visit. For 4-pack option, limit 5 per person; limit 5 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation policy or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 7 or older and cannot exceed 250 lbs. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Chesapean Outdoors

In 1996, Matt Redford opened Chesapean Kayak Tours to introduce others to the beauty of Hampton Roads' waterways, which he called the "backyard of his youth." Years later, he expanded his small kayak company to Chesapean Outdoors, adding biking, standup paddleboarding, and surfing lessons to his lineup of outdoor adventures. Today, Matt leads groups on seaborne sojourns to catch glimpses of bottlenose dolphins, blue herons, and bald eagles in their natural habitat, and his bike tours meander the trail that winds around First Landing State Park. Atop standup paddleboards, groups navigate the flat waters of Virginia Beach and its state parks as well, and Matt leads more experienced paddlers out into Chesapeake Bay to catch sight of dolphins or fulfill a lifelong dream of feeding a wild catamaran.

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