Dolphin Discoveries - Dolphin Watching Tour
Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the
Atlantic Explorer in search of Virginia's most common and charismatic marine mammal, the bottlenose dolphin. Brown pelicans, bald eagles, and other sea birds are frequently sighted, along with sea turtles.
*Additional tours will be offered DAILY for the Spring Break Week of April13 - 18 at 11a.m., 2 p.m., & 4:30 p.m.
April 4 - April 29 Schedule:*
May 1 - May 22 Schedule:
May 23 - June 12 Schedule:
*Additional tour will be offered Sunday May 24 at 6 p.m.
|Mon. - Fri.||10:30 a.m.||1 p.m.||3:30 p.m.|
|Sat.||10:30 a.m.||1 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||6 p.m.|
|Sun.||10:30 a.m.||1 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||
Dolphin Discoveries Ticket Prices:
|Adults/ Senior||$22.95 (or $20.95 added on to regular admission)|
|Children age 3 to 11||$16.95 (or $14.95 added on to regular admission)|
|Children under age 3||No Charge|
|Aquarium members||$20 Adults; $14 Children (3-11)|
Purchase a ticket!
All trips are subject to boating conditions, but will not be canceled due to precipitation. Once you have purchased tickets, you can confirm trip status by calling (757) 385-FISH (3474).
Curious about what lives in our coastal ocean waters? Take this 75-minute cruise with Aquarium educators to collect a variety of local fish and marine invertebrates and observe them up close aboard the boat. Watch as they work the trawl net and pull up discoveries that may include seahorses, stingrays, blue crabs, keyhole urchins, and jellies, and then release the animals back into the ocean. No trips currenlty scheduled.
The Aquarium, in partnership with
Rover Cruises, offers special trips during select times of the year.
Whales & Wildlife
This 2-2.5 hour trip in search of whales, dolphins, seals, and seabirds brings you as close as possible to commonly observed species like acrobatic humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, as well as an immense variety of seabirds and waterfowl. Other species that migrate into our coastal waters include fin whales, minke whales, critically endangered right whales, harbor porpoises, and harbor seals. Trips typically run from late November to early March. The Atlantic Explorer features a comfortable heated cabin, bathrooms, and snack bar with food and drinks available for purchase.
Have a general boat trip question about the boat, what to wear, or when you should arrive?
Take a look at the frequently asked questions here.