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Connecting You with Nature

Our Mission:

To be a vehicle for transformative, shared nature experiences.

To nurture peoples’ affinity for the natural world. 

Private Group Packages

FOR GROUPS OF 10-16 INDIVIDUALS

CHOOSE ONE OF OUR GROUP PACKAGES OR LET US CREATE A CUSTOM TRIP FOR YOUR GROUP!
WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF SEVERAL WEEKS NOTICE FOR PLANNING PURPOSES TO SECURE OUR GUIDES
PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY TO START PLANNING YOUR MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.
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Bathe Your Senses

Unwind and re-connect on a peaceful forest walk, with guided Shinrin-yoku (‘forest bathing’) at First Landing State Park.

All Seasons – Starting at $30.00 per person

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Painting in Nature

Tap into your creative side and bring nature onto a canvas. A local artist will guide you step-by-step through the process.

All Seasons – Starting at $30.00 per person

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Tour of Virginia Beach

An intimate sightseeing tour of Virginia Beach, interpreted by a Historian. This experience also includes visits to natural areas.

All Seasons – Starting at $30 per person

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Green Places

Explore Virginia’s largest Botanical Garden with a naturalist as your guide.

Spring, Summer & Fall – Starting at $30.00 per person

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Green Architecture

Visit and take a private tour of one of the greenest buildings in the world, and a guided nature walk with a naturalist at Pleasure House Point Natural Area.

All Seasons – Starting at $30 per person

First Landing State Park

Naturalist-guided Forest Walk

Participants will enter a magically beautiful forest where Spanish moss hangs overhead. A naturalist will point out interesting nature facts and the history of the location.

Spring & Fall – Starting at $30.00 per person

Dogs day out

Puppy Party with The Nature Bus

This one is for the PUPS! Bring your best friend on a special nature experience designed for you and your dog.

All Seasons – Starting at $30 for 1 person & 1 dog

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Early Birds

Travel to a scenic location for birding with an inspiring ornithologist as your guide. Learn fascinating facts, how to observe and identify, and listen to their songs at a time when they are most active.

All Seasons – Starting at $30 per person

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Virginia’s Animal & Plant Life

Let us take you to a living museum of Virginia’s indigenous species. Explore and be inspired by the diversity of life on display in aquariums, aviary, botanical preserve, science center, planetarium and more!

All Seasons – Starting at $40 per person

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The Night Sky

Visit Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and look through a telescope at starry skies with a local astronomer.

All Seasons – Starting at $25 per person

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Light Up Your Holiday

Enjoy sipping wine while painting ornaments with your friends and co-workers, then view over 20 blocks of holiday light displays from on-board The Nature Bus.

Available Nov 22nd – Dec 31st, Starting at $30 per person

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My Nature Birthday Party!

We create magical birthday parties for the birthday child. Select from the many nature-themed experiences we offer.

All Seasons – Starting at $15 per child

Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling

Travel to a scenic location and under the direction of a guide, learn techniques in how to create your own nature journal.

Available in the Spring and Fall, Starting at $40 per person

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Amazing Pollinators

Hop on board for a tour of wildflower gardens and pollinator meadows.

Available in the Spring & Summer – Starting at $20 per person

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Riding Rapids

Ride the bus to Richmond, VA and brave the white-water rapids with rafting on the James River. Then make a stop at a local brewery for food and beers. Different classes of rapids available to choose from: easy or difficult.

Summer and Fall – Starting at $85 per person

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Escape to the Eastern Shore

Travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the Eastern Shore. Explore the bay and unique ship ruins on kayaks, take a guided walk or bicycle through natural areas on the Eastern Shore, and get to know the town of Cape Charles.

Spring, Summer & Fall – Starting at $50 per person

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Tour of Virginia Beach

An intimate sightseeing tour of Virginia Beach, interpreted by a Historian. This experience also includes visits to natural areas.

All Seasons – Starting at $50 per person

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The Stars Have Aligned

Head to a planetarium for an astonishing cinematic experience, followed by dinner and drinks at a brewery. Then look through a telescope at starry skies with a local astronomer.

All Seasons – Starting at $50 per person

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The Williamsburg Experience

We let you choose from all Williamsburg has to offer. On this full day tour, your group can visit Colonial Williamsburg, wineries, gardens, spas and even stand up paddle boarding. Customizable for your group’s particular needs.

All Seasons – Starting at $70 per person

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Virginia’s Animal & Plant Life

Let us take you to a living museum of Virginia’s indigenous species. Explore and be inspired by the diversity of life on display in aquariums, aviary, botanical preserve, science center, planetarium and more!

All Seasons – Starting at $50 per person

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Tour of Portsmouth

An intimate sightseeing tour of Portsmouth, Virginia. Includes guided tours of historic and natural areas.

Available in the Spring & Fall – Starting at $40 per person

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Chincoteague & Assateague

Take a peaceful getaway to the Chincoteague & Assateague islands with a naturalist as your guide.

Available in the Spring & Fall – Starting at $55 per person

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Paddle On The Eastern Shore

Travel across the Chesapeake Bay bridge-tunnel to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and spend the day exploring the bay waters, estuaries, and around ship ruins.

Available in the Summer – Starting at $70 per person

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Autumn is in the Air

A two day scenic excursion that will take you apple picking, to explore downtown Charlottesville, hike in Shenandoah National Park, and visit three beautiful vineyards! If you fall for autumn, let us pick you up!

Available in the Fall, Starting at $140 per person

Japanese Garden

Gardener’s Tour

Private group tour, for two day excursion to Richmond and Charlottesville to visit several of Virginia’s most breathtaking gardens; including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Maymont Park, and more.

Available Spring, Summer & Fall, Starting at $140 per person

We can offer Nature Experiences to any type of group!

If you are interested in planning a special outing for your group, you can book one of the events listed, or we can custom-design your group’s adventure! We are dedicated to providing memorable experiences and can be very flexible when we work with your group.

Here’s how:

Visit Imagine the Possibilities for ideas,

then complete the  Communicate your wishes form,

or email us directly at info@thenaturebus.com.

Say yes to new adventures

Saturday Escapes

Available to everyone. Seats are sold individually.

New ‘Impromptu’ Nature Tours Revealed 24-48 hours before departure from REI. Grab your seat, they fill up fast.

Join us in being adventurous on your weekends!

Your Next Nature Experience Awaits

We make it simple for you. Just arrive, relax, and enjoy your memorable nature experience.

The Nature Bus is your connection to all-things-nature across the state of Virginia. The possibilities are endless when it comes to your next nature experience. Sign up for one of our upcoming trips, or tell us what you are looking for, and we will custom-design an experience just for you or your group. Are you looking for an exhilarating adventure? Perhaps a personal challenge? Or are you in search of a deeper connection with nature? A stimulating educational opportunity or a pleasurable social outing? How about a creative nature experience led by an artist?  No matter what YOU are looking for, all of our Nature Experiences will help you… Unplug and re-energize! Refresh and get inspired! All ages enjoy the benefits of nature. Our team is committed to providing you with transformative experiences with nature.

Every moment of your adventure is thoughtfully planned out, from the moment you step on, until you disembark.

While The Nature Bus has its home in Virginia Beach, it travels to nature destinations both locally and across the state of Virginia!

The natural world is Yours to Explore and it is our passion to offer nature experiences in: forests, meadows, beaches, waterfalls, rivers, creeks, local and state parks, nature museums, mountains, farms, wineries and more!

We collaborate with nature guides and naturalists across the state who are eager to share their expertise and knowledge with you.

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  • Corporate outing/employee appreciation/team-building/retreat
  • Business staff meeting outdoors
  • Birthday party
  • Retirement celebration
  • School field trip
  • Graduation party
  • Senior group
  • College group
  • Singles group
  • Church/temple/mosque outing
  • Bachelor(ette) celebration
  • Baby shower
  • Club or organization
  • Homeschool group
  • Wedding
  • Group of friends
  • And more!

 

  • Adventure + Exploration
  • Personal Challenge
  • Educational
  • Mind & Body ~ a deeper connection to nature
  • Social
  • Stewardship
  • Creative
  • Singles Only
  • Pet Friendly (for Friendly Dogs)
  • Overnights (to distant parts of VA)
  • 21+
  • And so much more!

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