2018 Norfolk Harborfest

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42nd Annual Norfolk Harborfest Town Point Park Norfolk, VA Friday, June 8, 2018: 12pm-11pm Saturday, June 9, 2018: 12pm-11pm Sunday, June 10, 2018: 10am-6pm Now in its 42nd year, Norfolk Harborfest® will span three days: Friday-Sunday, June 8-10, 2018 on … Continued

Virginia Beach Whale Watch Companies Join Whale SENSE Atlantic

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In 2016, Rudee Tours and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center joined Whale SENSE, a voluntary responsible whale watching program. The local whale watching season runs from January to March, when the humpback whales migrate through the mid-Atlantic from their … Continued

Virginia Beach Tide Gauges

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In 2016, Virginia Beach residents and local emergency managers received new tools to monitor storm tides and flooding during hurricane season. The 10 new tide gauges, installed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the city of Virginia … Continued

Tidewater Public Access Sites

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Several public access sites have been added along the James River, Elizabeth River, and other Tidewater rivers. New sites in and near Hampton Roads include kayak and canoe launch areas, boat ramps, bank fishing areas, and other resources. New sites … Continued

Eco-Friendly Water Sports

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Eco-friendly vacation activities have become extremely popular. As the nation focuses on sustainability, green living practices, and environmental issues, eco-friendly recreation has soared in popularity. Tidewater Virginia guides and tour operators offer several eco-friendly activities such as kayaking tours, guided … Continued

Kayaking in Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach has an excellent selection of kayaking areas. Inshore kayakers will find ponds, lakes, marshes, creeks, and other areas to explore. For advanced paddlers, there are plenty of launch areas nearby with Chesapeake Bay or access to enjoy ocean … Continued