See the Lafayette River in new Nature & Eco Tour

Virginia Zoo and Norfolk Kayak Rentals have partnered together to create exciting kayak tours of the Lafayette River. The ‘Nature & Eco’ runs 100 minutes and covers approximately 2.5 to 3 miles of the river’s shorelines. 

As partners in conservation, the tour is led by a knowledgeable instructor that will discuss the river’s ecosystems, marine wildlife, issues facing the river, explore restoration efforts currently underway and how the community can help. Participants may see a pod of dolphins chasing fish or catch a bald eagle flying high above! 

All tours benefit the Virginia Zoo’s Act for Wildlife Fund, which supports conservation activities locally and world-wide. From improving wetlands and shoreline oyster beds on Zoo grounds to funding the scientific study and protection of tigers, hornbills, red pandas and more, the Zoo is committed to ensuring that all wildlife survives for future generations. 

Tours start at just $55 for a single kayak or $110 for a tandem. Participants 13 and under are required to be in a tandem kayak with a parent or guardian. Participants must also be at least 40 inches tall. Tours are limited to just eight people and based on a first-come, first-serve basis. The outing makes a great birthday party or team-building experience.

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