Hilton Head Island: Guided Dolphin Tour

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Hilton Head Island: Guided Dolphin Tour

From $35 per person

Explore the waters of Hilton Head Island and see Atlantic bottlenose dolphins up close. Learn more about the local ecosystem with a local guide. Enjoy an experience sure to delight the whole family.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Observe Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a fully narrated tour by a local guide
  • Find out about the local ecosystem and the area's history
  • Have the chance to see other wildlife, such as pelicans, stingrays, and turtles
Full description
Take in the beauty of Hilton Head from the perspective of the water on a 1.5-hour, fully narrated boat tour. Delight in up-close encounters with dolphins, and find out about their habits, eating patterns, and more with a local guide. As you explore the island's waterways, learn about the history of the area and the surrounding islands from your guide's narration. Hear about oysters, spartina grass, tides, mud, and more. As well as dolphins, keep on the lookout for other wildlife including pelicans, osprey, stingrays, herons, turtles, and many more besides.
  • 1.5-hour boat ride
  • Narration by local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is on the left side of the large plaza (the same plaza as the Black Marlin and Carolina Crab Company restaurants). Look for Suite 101 above the door. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled activity time.

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    • This tour will not take place in bad weather. Your captain will make a decision based on the weather and inform you of any changes to your itinerary.
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the activity start time.
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    4.9 /5

    based on 54 reviews

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    We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Our captain and our first meet were outstanding. We saw mini dolphins and learned a great deal about the history of the island as well as the ecosystem. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in a good time at a very reasonable price. In addition, they gave some very good tips about local places to eat and do things that are not necessarily in the “what to do” books that are at every restaurant on the island.

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    June 9, 2021

    We liked the captain and Sarah who provide some history of the area. At first we were a little worried we weren't going to see any dolphins, but just before we were going to turn around, we saw some. On the way back we even saw a stingray jump out of the water. The whole turn was very enjoyable.

    May 28, 2021

    Very interesting with some island history!

    July 15, 2021

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