Virginia Beach Parasailing, Fishing and More

Surf, Fish and Swim the Day Away

One of the main attractions in Virginia Beach is the endless playground that is the Atlantic. Fishing, surfing, swimming, cruising and Virginia Beach parasailing are just a few of the many ways to enjoy the vast expanse of ocean that beckons from the beach. 

Virginia Beach Water Sports and Ocean Activities

Boat Tours

Set sail for a full day of guided tours or embark on an intimate dinner cruise to get a spectacular look at the Virginia Beach coastline. Set out on an eco-tour with Chesapean Outdoors to spot some dolphins or reserve a spot on the Rudee Explorer to “Cruise the Creek” and catch a glimpse of the undeveloped Owls Creek Salt Marsh. Tours are available on 50-seat pontoon boats, single-passenger kayaks, and a variety of other vessels.


Some of the best fishing on the Mid-Atlantic coast can be found just off Virginia Beach. The best way to experience Virginia Beach fishing is to set out on a charter trip with one of the area’s top services, including LoLo’s Reel Deel and Charters or Frog Pile Fishing Charters. Charter trips to the area around Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay can yield catches as diverse as Striper, Tuna, Marlin and Blue Fish and can run between five and 12 hours in length. You can also drop a line from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Fishing Pier.


You can enjoy surfing in Virginia Beach in a number of locations and settings. Get an intro to the sport along the boardwalk at Roxy Surf Camp, Billabong Surf Camp or Billabong Chica Surf Camp, travel farther afield to take lessons in Sandbridge, or rent your gear from a supplier such as Enticer Water Sports and paddle the surf on your own. The choice is yours.

Parasailing and Jet Skiing

Embrace adventure by parasailing your way down the Virginia Beach waterfront. Multiple services offer rides, by reservation. Parasailing in Virginia Beach is a unique way to see the coast, allowing a bird’s-eye view of the boardwalk, nearby hotels and the length of the beach. You can rent a jet ski or small watercraft through other services, allowing you to explore the water just offshore on your own or in a pair. You can launch into the ocean directly from the beach and pilot your craft through established safety zones.

Whale Watching

Jump aboard the Atlantic coast’s most notable whale watching cruise run by the Virginia Aquarium and catch whales, dolphins and other winter wildlife putting on a show. Make plans to board the Winter Wildlife Boat Trip this season and search for both humpback and fin whale off the coast of Virginia Beach. Each excursion is guided by a trained Aquarium educator and experienced volunteers who show whale artifacts and answer any questions that may come up. Excursions start in late December so check back for available trips and book our Virginia Beach Whale Watching package. Book your Virginia Beach whale watching adventure now