Dolphin tours are a popular and exciting summer trip. Dolphins are migratory mammals that begin arriving in the Virginia Beach area in March and April and stay through to October and November. They reach their greatest concentrations in July, August and September. Words cannot describe the sight of seeing these curious and friendly creatures up close. Tours launch from the north end of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, just outside Fort Story Army Base and paddle along the coast to where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean (a favorite dolphin playground). Call 757.961.0447 for more information.