Local Dolphins Show-Off Their Natural Antics!
Virginia Aquarium Dolphin Watching Boat Trips Through October 8, 2012 - Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 · 04:20 pm
(Virginia Beach, VA) –Recent reports from the Virginia Aquarium Dolphin Watching Boat Trip staff and guests reveal that the beloved, seasonal Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are providing quite a show. The boats depart several times daily, weather permitting, from the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet. Guests enjoy a 90-minute ride along the Virginia Beach coast.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center staffer Alexis Rabon who has been educating boat guests for four seasons says that even she has been impressed with the dolphin sightings this past week. “Just yesterday, we saw an estimated 70 dolphins and the sightings were nearly constant throughout the entire hour and a half,” Rabon said. “There was a lot of activity! We saw them riding along with the boat at the wake and the bow, breaching, and slapping their tails. Many of the dolphins were juveniles.”
The Aquarium Dolphin Watching Boat Trips, which now run daily, are available beyond Labor Day through October 8. Boat schedules are available on the Aquarium’s website: www.VirginiaAquarium.com or by calling 757 385-FISH. Tickets are sold at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet (200 Winston Salem Ave.) prior to departure. The cost is $21 per adult (ages 12 and up) and $15 per child (4 to 11 years old). Discount ticket vouchers can be purchased with Aquarium admission. The vouchers must be traded for tickets at least 30 minutes prior to boat departure. Vouchers are $18 per adult and $13 per child.
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The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums whose mission is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices. The Aquarium is located at 717 General Booth Boulevard, just south of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach.
For more information on exhibits, movies, boat rides and special event, call (757) 385-FISH (3474).
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