Guided Kayak Tours for One or Four from Chesapean Outdoors

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In a Nutshell

  • Easy-to-use kayaks
  • Choice of two tours
  • Observe dolphins & seabirds
  • $2 donation to JTWalk per Groupon

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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.

Chesapean Outdoors - Multiple Locations: Guided Kayak Tours for One or Four from Chesapean Outdoors

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

263 Ratings

One of the best experiences of my life! Saw lots of dolphins as promised. 🐬
Leah M. · July 31, 2016
Great trip! Great Guide and lots of dolphins!! We will definitely do that again!
Terri C. · July 18, 2016
Great guide!
Brianne R. · July 18, 2016
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    Northeast Virginia Beach

    64th St. and Atlantic Ave.

    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

    757-961-0447

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    Northeast Virginia Beach

    57th St. and Atlantic Ave.

    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

    757-961-0447

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