By ILONA KAUREMSZKY, Special to QMI Agency
Q: We've heard you can see dolphins at Virginia Beach. When is the best time?
-- F. Graziano, Scarborough
A: Locals swear dolphin sightings occur year-round, but peak season is generally from Memorial Day (May 27) until Labour Day (Sept. 2).
Many people rent kayaks and head out with local tour operators for dolphin sightseeing.
Chesapean Outdoors is one eco-tour company specializing in guided dolphin kayak tours. Dolphin Kayak Tours Surf and Adventure Co. is a good option for families. Their tours depart from Sandbridge Beach and are designed for for beginner kayakers.
You'll find other local companies listed on the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
Not interested in kayaking? Try a dolphin-watch boat tour. Rudee Rocket has several from a leisurely creek cruise to a romantic sunset cruise.
In addition to dolphin-watching, Virginia has two state parks and the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Virginia Beach is not far from Washington D.C., and visitors often make a side trip to tour the U.S. capital, the Smithsonian Institute and other attractions.
For travel information, check the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau website, visitvirginiabeach.com, or call toll-free 1-800-822-3224.
This story was posted on Sun, March 10, 2013
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