Rudee Tours Website Redesign

Rudee Tours has been operating dolphin watching tours out of Rudee Inlet for over 35 years. They also have whale watching tours and operate the exciting Rudee Rocket.

Rudee Tours was in needed to update their websites to ensure they were optimized for mobile devices, which would better target tourists looking for things to do in Virginia Beach while on the go. They selected Marathon, who implemented a modern, responsive design that is optimized for all devices for the website. In addition to design updates and mobile optimization, Marathon proposed merging their 3 websites into one robust website. This allows Rudee Tours to cross-promote their dolphin and whale watching tours with the Rudee Rocket thrill ride and their fishing cruises. Search engine optimization (SEO) and a content management system (CMS) were both implemented on the website. Marathon also integrated a robust calendar widget with the new website to allow Rudee Tours to show their daily tour schedules and make any necessary adjustments based on weather on their own, without requiring assistance from a web developer.


  • Responsive design
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Dynamic image gallery
  • Custom events and scheduling