Tag: Things to do in Virginia Beach

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 »

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 »

Enjoy Half-Day Fishing Trips Through December

Planning a trip to Virginia Beach during November or December this year? Our half-day charter fishing trips continue through the end of December. A beautiful and relaxing place to visit throughout the year, there is plenty to do in Virginia Beach during the fall and winter months. Enjoy a morning or afternoon with Dockside Fishing… Read more »

Packing for a Fall Day on the Water

girls catching their first fish on a fishing charter

Fall is here and with it comes some of our favorite fishing weather! A nice breeze makes for an enjoyable morning or afternoon out on our boat with average temperatures in the mid 70’s. So what should you pack for a fall fishing trip with Dockside Fishing Center? Protection from the Sun Even though the… Read more »

A Brief History of the Chesapeake Bay Area

The Chesapeake Bay region is a well-known tourist destination with a long and unique history. Home to Native American tribes for thousands of years, over 24,000 people lived in the area by the 1500s. It was not until 1524 that Europeans entered the region with the visit of Italian caption Giovanni da Verrazano and his… Read more »

Fascinating Human and Dolphin Interactions

Dolphins are amazing creatures that are known to help other animals and even humans! There are some great examples of this throughout history. Here are a few of our favorite stories: Fishing in Laguna, Brazil In Laguna, Brazil a group of local dolphins have been aiding fisherman for generations. Out of the large pod of… Read more »