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Hilton Head Island: Shrimp Trawling Boat Tour

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Vagabond Cruise

Hilton Head Island: Shrimp Trawling Boat Tour

Activity provider: Vagabond Cruise

From US$ 42.35 per person

Take part in the Low Country tradition of shrimping aboard the Tammy Jane. See what it takes to bring these tasty treats from the sea to the table.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn how a shrimp boat operates
  • See the shrimp and fish on the sorting table
  • Share the day's catch with the other participants on board
Full description
Join the friendly crew aboard the Shrimp Trawler Tammy Jane and see what daily life is like for local shrimpers. Start off with an introduction to the boat and the shrimping gear aboard. Then the boat will make its way to the shrimping waters off the coast of Daufuskie Island. Watch as the nets drag across the seafloor. After this comes the real fun as you help the crew sort through the day's catch on the sorting table. There will be a lot of bi-catch or other fish, sharks, and even stingrays that get caught in the net. The crew will go over what type of by-catch you should look out for, and will safely return these sea creatures to the waters. You get to take the freshest locally caught Carolina shrimp home with you to cook. The amount of shrimp isn't guaranteed as this is fishing, but it will be divided evenly among the parties aboard.
  • Shrimp trawling tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips for the crew

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the Vagabond Cruise reservation office located just below the Harbour Town Lighthouse 45 minutes prior to departure for check-in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you are staying outside of the Sea Pines Resort, there is a $9 fee per vehicle entering the resort, that you will need to pay in cash. This pass is good for an entire day, so make sure to hang onto it
  • Beer, wine, soda, and water is available for purchase on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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This was so much fun! Lauren and Ian are so incredibly knowledgeable about the marine life. They are engaging and super fun. Once we got out haul, it was fun to see what the net brought up…crab, skates, squid, tons of bait fish and millions of jellies and about 4 lbs of shrimp. Each family took over a little over a pound. The seagulls were so funny and we saw dolphin too! Must do! So unique and worth it!

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August 7, 2022

Great tour. Very informative. The captain and crew were very nice. We got enough shrimp for several meals. December 24 was freezing:in the high 20s. If you go during the winter, dress warmly to be outside for 2.5 hours.

December 25, 2022

Great crew and captain but no shrimp!

September 23, 2022

Product ID: 396158