- $49 for a standup-paddleboarding lesson and dolphin tour ($100 value)
Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle
Rudee Inlet seems made for paddleboarding. Its flat, calm waters help new boarders master skills quickly, and when they're ready, paddlers can float out into the ocean. Randy Harris, the owner of Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle, recognizes that this area is something special. Harris is the third of four generations to live here, so he possesses a deep understanding of the water, one he further honed as a semiprofessional surfer. Today, he introduces others to the beauty of Rudee Inlet during paddleboard lessons and tours. The excursions such as their stand up paddle yoga class have proved popular—the business has been featured on Channel 3 News and the Travel Channel's show Bikinis and Boardwalks, has been ranked by reviewers on TripAdvisor as #1 for Virginia Beach activities, and attracted high-profile customers. And convenient, ample parking allows guests to quickly get on the water.