Discovering The Rudee Marina Community


Just around the corner from the boardwalk is a small marina community overflowing with activity

Rudee Inlet, a short five-minute walk across Pacific Avenue from Fifth Street at the beach, is the place to go for boating and fishing charters, water activities and excellent seafood restaurants.

To truly experience Rudee Inlet, just meander around the docks and watch the fishing boats and sport boats coming and going. Drool over the irresistible aromas of fresh seafood being prepared at any of the inlet’s famous waterfront restaurants. Ride with the dolphins or soar with the seagulls on one of the many water sports adventures. And finally, toast to family and friends as the sun sets on another perfect day in Virginia Beach.

Now you can experience all Rudee Inlet has to offer without stepping foot in the car or on the gas. Catch the wave- the Hampton Roads Transit Shuttle that encircles Rudee Inlet via Route 34, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

As the headquarters for both offshore and inshore fishing charters, Rudee Inlet has all you need to plan the ultimate fishing excursion. Choose from a variety of half, full-day or even nighttime trips with experienced captains who know the best fishing spots around. Many charters are air conditioned and their staff will provide you with all the tackle and gear you’ll need to reel in some prize winners.

flounder in Virginia Beach

Flounder caught in Virginia Beach

If fishing isn’t your thing, you’ll definitely enjoy sitting back and relxing as the head boats return to the dock with the days fresh catches (and wondering what might end up on your plate later on). For the non-fisherman, there’s sight seeing, dolphin watching and sunset cruises.

Rudee Inlet is also home to several water sports outfitters and is the true hub of water activity in Virginia Beach. You can rent a jet ski and head into the open ocean, right from the inlet, or take the whole family aboard a jet boat or sport boat and enjoy a day’s worth of exciting boating.

Rent a kayak and explore peaceful waters or sail the high seas on a luxury sailing yacht. You can go on a dolphin watching excursion in the summer, a whale watching trip in the winter and partake in loads of other trips anytime between.

 See here for more information on Rudee Inlet!

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