Cruise the Creek
A 50-passenger pontoon boat, the Rudee Explorer, provides a glimpse of the last undeveloped salt marsh in Virginia Beach, the Owls Creek Salt Marsh. During the 30-minute cruise Aquarium educators introduce visitors to Owls Creek’s special ecosystem and some of its inhabitants. Trips leave from the dock adjacent to the Aquarium’s Bay & Ocean Pavilion. Cruises are offered April through mid-October. Call (757) 385-FISH for more information.
Hours of Operation
|Aquarium Members and Combination Admission Tickets
Tickets may be purchased at either Aquarium building.
Special pricing is available for qualifying groups, please call (757) 385-0300.
Prices and departure times are subject to change.
What is a Salt Marsh?
These shallow, tidal wetlands can be found between the salty waters of the ocean and the protected fresh waters inland. They…
- …are a critical spawning and nursing grounds for waterfowl, shellfish and aquatic insects.
- …act as a buffer zone – absorbing the brunt of storm waves and floodwaters.
- …filter harmful chemical toxins from the environment.