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Rover Dolphin Tours, LLC Terms and Conditions

Thank you for cruising aboard the Atlantic Explorer – Departing from the Virginia Aquarium

  1. Booking party admits a full understanding of the character of the Vessel and assumes all risks incident to travel and transportation. Booking party acknowledges that extra caution should be always taken when moving about the vessel due to the possibility of unexpected movement/motion. Booking party agrees during the cruise to follow the directions of the vessel’s master and crew, and to obey such rules as Vessel Owner or designated master may from time to time promulgate. Booking party agrees to comply with all laws and regulations, and with all onboard health, environmental and safety policies, and procedures.
  2. When booking it is warranted that all members of the booking party are physically and emotionally fit to travel and engage in cruise related activities at the time of departure.
  3. Our gangway and outside deck are accessible for standard-sized, “non-electric” wheelchairs. Please contact us at 757-627-2117 if you have any questions or require additional assistance.
  4. By taking a cruise with us, you agree that we may take photographs or video of the cruise and we may use those photographs or video on our website and for other promotional purposes.
  5. Rover Dolphin Tours reserves the right to refuse service or remove guests from a vessel at any time if determined, in the Captain’s sole discretion, to be necessary (1) for appropriate safety reasons, (2) if a guest causes discomfort, inconvenience, or annoyance to other guests or crew members, or (3) if a guest’s behavior is deemed to threaten the safety, good order or discipline.
  6. For the safety of our crew and guests, all purses, handbags, and backpacks are subject to search before boarding. Rover Dolphin Tours reserves the right to not allow any bag, parcel or other item and to deal with any unattended object, bag, backpack, or luggage in such way as Rover Dolphin Tours considers appropriate. Any Passenger who refuses any such search or screening may be denied boarding or disembarked and no refund of the fare will be issued.
  7. Weapons, firearms, contraband, ammunition, explosives, incendiary devices, or other dangerous items are strictly prohibited aboard the vessel.
  8. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought aboard the vessel and must be purchased aboard the vessel. Any liquor, beer, other forms of alcoholic beverage brought on board in violation of this prohibition, will be confiscated and discarded and no compensation will be provided. Rover Dolphin Tours reserves the right to refuse to serve alcohol to any Passenger.
  9. The use of illegal or controlled substances, including smoking marijuana, is not permitted at any time. The smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes or other products that produce a vapor or smoke is also prohibited anywhere on board.
  10. Dumping, littering, or pollution of any kind including discharge of any item into the waterway is strictly prohibited.
  11. Passenger shall be liable to and shall reimburse Rover Dolphin Tours for all damages to the vessel, its furnishings, and equipment, caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by any misconduct, willful or negligent act or omission on the part of the Passenger or any minors accompanying the passenger.
  12. Unless otherwise permitted, no Passenger is permitted, to bring on board the vessel live animals (other than qualified service animals)
  13. Adult passengers agree to be always responsible for the supervision, safety, and behavior of minors who are traveling with them.


  1. All rights, exemptions from liability, defenses and immunities of Rover Dolphin Tours, LLC under this contract shall also inure to the benefit of Rover Dolphin Tour’s facilities, whether on the water or ashore, servants, agents, managers, affiliated or related companies, and independent contractors, who shall have no liability to the Passenger, either in contract or in tort, which is greater than or different from that of Rover Dolphin Tours.
  2. In consideration for the fare paid and services received, it is agreed that Rover Tours shall not be held liable for the intentional or negligent acts of any persons not employed by Rover Dolphin Tours, and that Rover Dolphin Tours shall have no liability as a consequence of Passenger’s decision to participate in any recreational activity or event. Rover Dolphin Tours makes no representations or warranties, implied or otherwise, in regard to the reliability of charterers, caterers, or other independent contractors who may provide services on board the vessel, nor does it assume a duty of safety or responsibility for the independent acts of charterers, independent contractors, their employees or agents.
  3. Rover Dolphin Tours shall not be liable to a Passenger for damages for emotional distress, mental suffering/anguish or psychological injury of any kind under any circumstances, except when such damages were caused by the gross negligence or intentional conduct of Rover Dolphin Tours and resulted from the same passenger sustaining actual physical injury.


These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.