Preparing for your First Fishing Trip

o, you want join the 40 million people who go fishing each year, but where do you begin? Fishing is a great activity that is not only beneficial for the environment, but for your health as well. Anglers are some of the first people to notice changes to the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem. Fishing is… Read more »

Family Fun Vacation at Virginia Beach

Summer break is quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to plan your summer getaway to Virginia Beach! Virginia Beach has the perfect blend of family fun and adult activities. Fishing is a great family activity to try this summer. Whether it is your first time, or you are an experienced angler it will be… Read more »

Five Popular Boat Superstitions

As any boater will know, the sea can be unpredictable, giving rise to a number of superstitions over the centuries. Here are a few examples: Bananas for bad luck Today, bananas may be a common breakfast staple on board, but it was once believed that they’d cause a ship to be lost! There are many… Read more »

Do You Know These Common Dolphin Behaviors?

Dolphins are not only highly intelligent, but also kind and welcoming. That’s why dolphin cruises, like the ones we offer at Dockside, have become so popular. Dolphins just love to have fun, and that’s due in large part to their behavior. Dolphins are incredibly social creatures They often travel in packs of at least two… Read more »

How to Prevent Seasickness

Love fishing, but could do without the motion in the ocean? If you’re prone to seasickness, you’re probably familiar with the common symptoms: headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats. It’s no fun at all, and can ruin an otherwise great day out on the water. So why do you get seasickness in the first… Read more »

Why You’ll Want to Fish More

Whether you’re a novice or an expert fisherman, we’re willing to bet that the more you fish, the more you’ll want to fish. Fishing is a fantastic outdoor activity that offers lots of benefits. Read on to find out why 46 million Americans love to fish. Anyone can do it Male, female, young, old, rich,… Read more »

What to Bring On Your Fishing Charter Trip

Packing for your first fishing charter trip? If you’ve never chartered a boat for a fishing trip before, you might be a little confused as to what to pack. A chartered trip is different than a regular day on the water: it’s important to be prepared! Here are some tips on what to bring and… Read more »

Don’t Miss the Boardwalk Weekend Event

Every year, more than 400,000 people flock to the Boardwalk Weekend festival in Virginia Beach for a few days of fun in the sun. Originally conceived as an event to celebrate the spirit and camaraderie of the Virginia Beach area and to draw in visitors who might not be familiar with what Virginia Beach is… Read more »

Why You Should Travel During The Off Season

With summer behind us, now is the time to travel or take a vacation if you are able to. Why? Chances are you’ll find more deals for both hotels and flights and fewer crowds, especially here in Virginia Beach. Don’t put your suitcase in storage quite yet; hang tight as we give you three reasons… Read more »

Importance of Using Sunscreen

Summer is here, which means it’s time for fun in the sun! But before you head out into the great outdoors, you’ll want to remember to put on sunscreen. Why wear sunscreen? Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States; one in five Americans will be diagnosed. But using sunscreen… Read more »