Water activity

Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Watching Guided Tour by Boat

Activity provider: Lowcountry Watersports
Water activity

Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Watching Guided Tour by Boat

Activity provider: Lowcountry Watersports
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From US$ 39 per person

Likely to sell out

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 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, pluff mud, and more. As well as dolphins, keep on the lookout for other wildlife including pelicans, osprey, stingrays, herons, turtles, and more which may be seen along the way.

  • Boat ride
  • Narration by guide
  • Dolphin watching tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet on the left side of the large plaza (the same plaza as the Black Marlin and Carolina Crab Company restaurants). Look for Lowcountry Watersports signs on arrival and for Suite 101 above the door.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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
  • There is no ramp onto the boat and 3 stairs to climb
  • Gangplank to dock area can be steep depending on the tide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 242 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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MacKenzie and Captain Jack were our tour guides. We were on the water for more than 90 minutes before we were able to find 2 females swimming together. We were able to follow them for about 30 minutes and got some excellent pictures and video. We highly recommend this experience!

March 29, 2023

Great tour. Really enjoyed just riding in the boat. Seeing the dolphins was an added bonus and we did see a lot of dolphins. The boat just has 2 steps in and out so it would work for travels using a cane as long as they can do the 2 steps. Also, the boat seating is all covered so it is not nearly as hot as a boat where you are in the sun for 1 1/2 hours. Highly recommend.

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March 29, 2023

Although it was a chilly day the dolphin tour was very enjoyable (they very thoughtfully had a few blankets to share!) We saw a minimum of 16 dolphins, many of them mothers with calves! Captain Sarah, and Joe did a good job racing us towards every sighting we made. * I would say the only downside to the trip was the fact that they played music during the tour (although I liked the music choices). I would rather have enjoyed more information about the eco system and mammals in the area, or idle chit chat. This would not detour me from using this company again...just food for thought :).

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 359765