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Virginia Beach, VA Winter Wildlife

Virginia Beach, VA Winter Wildlife

Winter is one of the best times to view coastal wildlife! Experience a special wildlife watching adventure for incredible marine life sightings plus a visit to the aquarium, tour of Virginia Beach, and more.

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Virginia Beach, VA Winter Wildlife

Trip Duration: 4 Days

 

 

Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

  • Tour Director

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes

 

 

Trip Highlights:

 

Whales & Wildlife Boat Cruise

Come experience an unforgettable trip to see incredible views of the world's largest and most beautiful marine mammals. Their knowledgeable captain and crew will lead you on an educational journey along the Atlantic coast in search of whales, dolphins, seals, and several species of birds. The highlight of these trips is spotting humpback whales, which can often be seen breaching, flipper slapping or tail lobbing. Captain Skip, the local whale whisperer, has 30+ years of experience navigating coastal waters and is sure to give you the experience of a lifetime. All of their boats are ADA compliant, equipped with two bathrooms, a snack bar, a full bar, a heated indoor cabin with comfortable seating, and have a spacious upper deck that is perfect for spotting Virginia's magnificent wildlife. We can promise you this is not a trip you want to miss! All wheelchairs are able to be brought aboard their boats. Food and beverages are available for purchase from the snack bars and adult beverage bars. They accept cash and credit cards on all of their boats.

 

Military Aviation Museum

Discover an Extraordinary Collection of Military Aircraft at the Military Aviation Museum! Delve into history and explore one of the world's largest private collections of World War I and II era military aircraft. Their ongoing mission is not only to preserve and restore these historic aircraft but also to ensure that future generations understand the sacrifices and contributions made by the brave men and women of military aviation to our country.

 

Virginia Aquarium

Discover an Underwater Wonderland at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center! Dive into a world of wonder as you explore over 800,000 gallons of mesmerizing aquariums and captivating animal habitats. Immerse yourself in interactive exhibits, stroll along a scenic nature path, and wander through lush marshlands teeming with life. With hands-on experiences and educational opportunities at every turn, the Virginia Aquarium offers an unforgettable journey into the depths of marine science and conservation.

 

Sightseeing Tour of VA Beach/Cape Henry Lighthouse

Embark on a 2.5-hour Guided Riding Tour of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, offering a captivating glimpse into the area's rich history and vibrant attractions. Journey to the 'north end' of Virginia Beach, where you'll explore "Fort Story" - an active military base home to the iconic Cape Henry Lighthouse, the nation's first federally funded public works project. After checking in, a guide will hop on the bus and give you some history about the Lighhouse before our visit. Delve into the lighthouse's storied past, including its connection to George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, and discover its significance as a landmark near the historic "First Landing" site where English settlers first set foot on their way to settle in Jamestown. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the memorial plaques, browse the charming gift shop, and marvel at the towering structure up close.

 

Captain George's Seafood Buffet

At Captain George's Seafood Buffet, they specialize in serving a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes that are sure to satisfy any seafood lover's cravings. The all-you-can-eat seafood buffets are one of their most popular offerings, featuring everything from succulent crab legs and juicy shrimp to delicious oysters and scallops, soups and salads, an array of vegetables and sides and of course desserts (all homemade!) Bring your appetite!

 

 

Meal Information:

 

Dinner on day 1 will be at Captain George's Seafood Buffet. Menu includes:

salad, fish, chicken, pork ribs, sirloin steak, smoked beef brisket, fried fish & seafood, homemade baked breads, fresh vegetables, desserts & non-alcoholic beverages.

 

 

Lunch on day 2 will be a boxed lunch at the Military Aviation Museum - Menus TBD

 

 

Need to Know:

Whale Watch - We suggest wearing layers for comfort, outerwear such as hats/gloves, and shoes with non-slip soles that provide traction. Be prepared for rain, sleet, or snow. If you are prone to motion sickness or have never been on a boat in the ocean before, we suggest taking a motion sickness preventing medication 30-60 minutes prior to your trip departure.

 

Cape Henry Lighthouse is on an active military base. Goverment Issued photo ID's are required.

 

 

Accessibility:

Please note, lunch will be held on the 2nd floor of the restaurant on Day 3. Tour guests will need to be able to climb 19 wide steps to reach the 2nd floor.

 

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Day 1:

Travel to Virginia Beach, VA
Lunch on own en route
Three overnights at Holiday Inn Express, Virginia Beach, VA
Dinner included at Captain George's Seafood Buffet

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Admission to the Military Aviation Museum
Box lunch included at the Military Aviation Museum
Whales & Wildlife Boat Tour
Dinner on own

Day 3

Breakfast included at hotel
2.5 hour Riding tour of Virginia Beach to include Cape Henry Lighthouse
Lunch included at Local Restaurant
Admission to the Virginia Aquarium
Dinner on own

Day 4

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out of hotel
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Subject to Change

Itinerary is subject to change

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Virginia Beach, VA

 

The oceanfront hotel sits on the surfside of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and sandy shores of Virginia Beach, VA

 

The hotel offers beach travelers rooms with amazing ocean views, private balconies, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, an indoor pool and a fitness center.

 

Each guestroom offers a private balcony facing the Atlantic Ocean, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/board, and hairdryer.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

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City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (SHUTTLE) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (SHUTTLE)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (MAIN/HUB) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (MAIN/HUB)
777 Harrah's Blvd Chester, PA
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN)
800 Sloan Avenue Hamilton, NJ
Iselin, NJ (SHUTTLE) APA Hotel Woodbridge (SHUTTLE)
120 S Wood Ave Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (MAIN) Phila (Northeast) KleinLife (MAIN)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila(South), PA (SHUTTLE Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (SHUTTLE
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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