Hilton Head Island
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Hilton Head Island: Guided Dolphin Tour

1. Hilton Head Island: Guided Dolphin Tour

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.

Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Tour at Sunset & Fireworks Show

2. Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Tour at Sunset & Fireworks Show

Once you've met your group at the meeting point, travel first around the Hilton Head coast and take in stunning views of the shoreline. Look out for resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they play, feed, and swim around the boat, and make the most of this incredible opportunity to see these friendly creatures in their natural habitat. Along the way, pass by the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, an impressive, 90-foot (27.4-meter) tall beacon renowned for its candy-striped exterior. Learn about the rich history and diverse ecosystem of the island from your expert tour guides as you soak in the scenic views and sail past breathtaking landmarks. Then, sit back and relax as the sun begins to set, painting the water’s surface in a vibrant array of hues. Find out why Hilton Head has been named one of the best destinations for sunset viewing along the East Coast of the USA. Finally, after the sun has fully sunk below the horizon, get ready for Hilton Head’s weekly fireworks.

Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Cruise & Nature Tour

3. Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Cruise & Nature Tour

Set sail on a 14 passenger boat cruise in the surrounding waters of Hilton Head Island and encounter bottlenose dolphins and other coastal species such as osprey, egrets, pelicans, bald eagles, a variety of shorebirds, and more. Get scenic views of Broad Creek and admire the private residential homes in Long Cove, Wexford Lock System, and Spanish Wells Plantations. See famous attractions including the Harbor Town Lighthouse, Daufuskie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, Tybee Island, and the Savannah River Bridge.

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What people are saying about Hilton Head Island

It was a lot of fun, the tour guide and the captain was very pleasant. The captain allowed some of the kids to steer the boat which was very cool, my son loved it. I was a little disappointed with how few dolphins we saw though and I felt like the pictures on the website are misleading, the dolphins appear very close to the boat and that was not the case. All in all it was a fun outing for the family.

Our tour with Captain Sara and Dawn was absolutely incredible! They were so fun and entertaining the entire boat ride. We immediately saw dolphins once we left the dock and saw so many pods throughout the trip! It was a wonderful experience and we would definitely recommend coming to this location for your dolphin tour guide needs!

Boat was comfortable, staff was very nice and social, they also stayed out a little longer to make sure we saw dolphins.

The tour guides were friendly and informative. Nice and easy boat ride.

Definitely seen dolphins up close! The boats have plenty of room.