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“Great boat ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rudee Flipper

Rudee Flipper
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Owner description: Rudee Tours Dolphin Watching Trips run April - October Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruises run daily Memorial Day - Labor Day at 7pm Whale watching (Winter Wildlife Watching) trips run December-March See playful bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat! Enjoy beautiful sights of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Cape Henry Lighthouses Climate controlled cabin Seating inside and outside 2 viewing decks Snackbar Full adult beverage bar Credit cards accepted onboard Handicap accessible Fun and educational for the whole family! Boat departs from the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at the corner of 5th Street and Pacific Avenue
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Elkton, Maryland
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great boat ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We got to see many dolphins on the way out and a baby dolphin with its mother. They didn't surface enough to get really good shots and I failed to get the better shots because they were quick or my camera was slow.

The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable of the dolphins. The snack bar had a decent sized variety of drinks and snacks that were reasonably priced.

The only disappointment was not seeing any dolphins on the ride back to the dock.

I would recommend this excursion to anyone that likes dolphins and riding boats.

Visited June 2014
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English first
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wet Ride”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Took what we intended to be a romantic sunset cruise. The trip out was great, however, on the ride back the captain said he was gonna speed up a little to make up time. He said there may be some overspray, more like a tidal wave. We were absolutely drenched by the time we got to the dock. We won't repeat that mistake. Lesson learned!

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Mount Union, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Would do again!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing time on the Rudee Flipper!! Beginning the excursion I was afraid that I would get sea sick. But this boat go so smoothly in the water. I was even able to stand up and go to the front of the boat and hold on to the rail to watch the dolphins. You will see dolphins on this trip. It only cost 20 it is well worth it. If you are in Virginia Beach set aside an hour and a half and take this trip. You will not regret it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This was great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was my first boat experience. My husband and I went and totally enjoyed it!!! We got to see several dolphins! The staff were really great and the trip was well worth it! Loved the boat ride, the scenery...loved everything!

Visited May 2014
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“We saw the dolphins !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Wonderful cruise ! Staff were very good & informative. They found several great pods of dolphins & then surprise a hump back whale ! It was so exciting and all for only $20 a person. It was the highlight of our trip !

Visited April 2014
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