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About VB Tiki Tours

VB Tiki Tours LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in Virginia Beach, VA established in 2023. Owner and Captain Tory Hegrenes was inspired to bring paradise to Virginia Beach after living in Key West, FL and seeing tiki boat tours all day long. He is a combat veteran and flew F-14 Tomcats and FA-18 Super Hornets in the Navy. He recently retired after serving 20 years. He has a passion for small business and bringing paradise to the local area on “Rum Shaker.”

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About Rum Shaker

The custom built “Rum Shaker” is unlike any other boat you will see locally. It is a 26 foot long boat with two Mercury 40 Horse Power engines to leisurely travel the waterways of the Lynnhaven Basin and Broad Bay at 3-4 knots. It has a 360 degree open air view and the finest tiki wood bar and rails. We have coolers for ice and drinks in addition to our Bluetooth sound system with subwoofer all surrounded by a tiki thatched roof and tiki decor.

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Meet Our Captains!

Captain Ben is excited to join VB Tiki Tours. An experienced waterman with more than 25 years including serving with Chesapeake Police Marine Patrol and Virginia Beach EMS. Captain Ben loves being on the water and is a very experienced scuba diver. 

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Skipper Ron brings years of experience to VB Tiki Tours.  In addition to being a Navy Submarine Officer, he 'Captained' numerous other boats in the local area. Ron brings great local knowledge and is a welcome addition to the helm of "Rum Shaker."

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Captain Taylor has a passion for the water and tiki cruises. An active duty Navy fighter pilot, he brings his years of experience on the water from Key West and locally in Virginia Beach to your tiki experience. 

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