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Capt Mark was great. Merideth was very knowlegable and gave great commentary. We saw a ton of dolphins including babies! We spent quite a bit if time idling and enjoying the playful dolphins. On the way back we saw a manatee
It was a slow day for dolphin watching but the crew arranged for the cruise to saty out an extra half hour where we saw many dolphins. The crew went above and beyond in trying to have everyone experience a fruitful voyage. In addition, we were promised a free cruise at a later date. Highly recommend this cruise
Learn about the marine life populating the waters off the coast of Hilton Head Island on this dolphin watching cruise. Up your chances of spotting dolphins and other marine animals with the help of your professional guide, who will also provide information about the ecosystem as you go.
Need some wind to enjoy this trip good for small kids but maybe a little boring for the older ones & nonseats availanke your sitting on a cushion so if you have a bad back or trouble getting up from the floor it may not be the best trip for you but 1st mate & staff were great!
The sail was excellent and comfortable for most on board. The captain was experienced and interacted with passengers well. People with mobility issues had some occasional difficulties. Seating is not comfortable and if weather is bad no place for protection in the boat. Our sail was pleasant due to good conditions.
This is the second time I've gone sailing on this boat on Hilton Head. Totally enjoyed it and will likely do it again in the future. Saw lots of dolphins and pelicans feeding. Wonderful, relaxing way to spend an afternoon
A sailboat cruise from Hilton Head is a peaceful way to see stunning Lowcountry landscapes without the noise of a moor. Join a captain and crew aboard a 39-foot long (12 meter) sailboat that competed in America’s Cup—head through quiet waters and past gorgeous scenery without the roar of a motor. You can even try your hand on deck and help out with the sails.
Embark on a nautical adventure aboard the Black Dagger pirate ship, which transforms kids into little pirates for a treasure hunt on the waters of Hilton Head. The crew provides kids with pirate costumes and pirate lessons before setting sail in search of treasure. This family-friendly cruise has a choice of several departures in the morning and afternoon, making it easy to fit into your schedule.
My sister, her daughter, and I took the Dolphin Ocean Cruise on 10/12/2019. I accidentally booked the 1400 (2 PM) cruise; the cruise operator switched us to the 4 PM cruise with no question, even though the 2 PM cruise had already sailed. VERY grateful for the customer service.
The cruise itself was splendid. Not only did we see lots of dolphins, we also saw two bald eagles in the wild -- a sight that awed my family. Note that the cruise does not leave the harbor.
The crew was very friendly, knowledgeable, and kept my family engaged for the duration of the cruise. We saw multiple pods of dolphins throughout the tour and had a fantastic view. With fun and affordability I'd recommend this cruise to anyone!
On this dolphin watching cruise from Hilton Head, you have the chance to see wildlife, check out local landmarks, and admire the coastline as you cruise out on the Calibogue Sound and Atlantic Ocean. Your guide narrates the entire trip as you sail past Bull Island, the Haig Point Lighthouse, and more, all while looking out for dolphins, egrets, herons, and other animals in the wild.
This 2.5 hour Private Afternoon Sailing tour will take us to Port Royal Sound (generally the best wind for sailing on Hilton Head) on the North side of the island. During the day, this is generally filled with exciting winds for great sailing along with the beautiful scenery and wildlife such as dolphins, birds, sting ray and Manatee are some of the great things we get to see on a very regular basis. This is a Monohull Sailboat which means it will heal over (completely normal but very exciting - designed not to tip over!). All this without the noise of the motor in the back ground - we like to sail not motor sail!!!
We want our guest to be very comfortable on board our vessel known as "Knot the Office" and therefore if anyone is uncomfortable with the healing we will significantly reduce the healing to ensure everyone is comfortable.
This is a fun and exciting activity but yet very relaxing and rewarding at the same time.
Please call us directly to discuss other sail trip options
Zoom around Hilton Head Island on a small, motorized "creek cat" boat during this guided tour. Get views of all the quintessential sights, as well as access to some smaller marshes and wildlife-rich areas. Enjoy the opportunity to operate your own creek cat under the supervision of a guide; multiple departure times available.
Cruising the salt-marsh ecosystem in search of dolphins is a popular activity in Hilton Head, but unlike other similar tours, this dolphin and nature tour uses small boats so wildlife isn’t scared away easily. Sail along the water from Shelter Cove Marina, down Broad Creek, and into Calibogue Sound, while keeping a lookout for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, birds, and other animals that call the area home.
Cruise from Hilton Head to Savannah on this Lowcountry day trip that’s packed with views. Relax on the open-air upper deck or air-conditioned lower cabin as you cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway, drink in hand from the onboard bar (own price). Then, dock in Savannah and spend a few hours of free time shopping, dining, and sightseeing before sailing back to Hilton Head.
Capt. Pete was amazing! Super knowledgeable and friendly! Knows so much about the island! He takes you around the historical and artisan parts of the island and gives you the deep history of Daufuskie. It was the highlight of our trip! Highly recommend!
Remote Daufuskie Island is accessible only by boat and remains largely undeveloped, despite its fame as the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide.” A guided tour makes the trip a cinch—this package includes round-trip ferry tickets, plus transportation between island attractions such as the First African Baptist Church and Mary Fields School, all visited with the benefit of commentary from your guide.
Cruise around Hilton Head Island on an incredibly fun, 2-hour, guided adventure. The focus is on dolphins and nature and there's no better way to see more amazing sights and wildlife than on these amazing boats. A professional guide will lead the way, explain the ecosystem, and navigate toward beautiful Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin while you operate your own Creek Cat! Sights to see include Harbourtown, South Beach, Daufuskie Island, and more!
Kick back and relax on your own private sunset cruise and experience Hilton Head in it's best light. Premium private tour accommodations are provided on board our brand new 2019 23' Key West - you won't find a newer or nicer charter boat available on the island. On your cruise you will take in breathtaking views of Harbour Town and the Calibogue Sound, encounter some of our resident Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, and drink in the spectacular sunset - all in two hours.
Combine an excursion to see Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment with personalized attention on this private tour. Depart from the Palmetto Bay Marina in a boat headed for the dolphins' swimming and hunting grounds with a guide, who will teach you all about their biology and behavior. Having a dedicated guide means you can ask plenty of questions as you travel.
Explore Hilton Head Island's beautiful coastal habitat in the seat of a comfortable and stable kayak. A trained interpretive naturalist will lead you through the ever-changing tidal creeks and salt marsh estuaries so you can witness it for yourself. Observe herons and osprey flying gracefully above the sea grasses...perhaps some dolphin dining on menhaden in the shallows...fiddler crabs scurrying in unison across the glistening mud flats. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY to enjoy a kayak tour with us! Tours depart daily from Shelter Cove Marina, conveniently located mid-island. We also offer full and half-day tours.
This tour will be the family memory you’ll always remember! You’ll depart from Palmetto Bay Marina and enjoy this fully narrated tour by our licensed captains explaining the ecosystem, wildlife, and Hilton Head in general! We’ll show you the beloved Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment! Along the way, we will make 2-3 stops at exclusive waterfront restaurants! You will have time to sample local Hilton Head/Daufuskie Island cuisine!
This 2.5 hour Private Sunset Sail, the Captain will take you (and up to 6 people) to Port Royal Sound (North side of island - generally best conditions for sailing). During Sunset, This is generally still pretty breezy with some good sailing. Perfect way to wind down and enjoy the ending of a great day. We will take the sails down to peacefully enjoy the beautiful show of an amazing Hilton Head Sunset. After the sun sets, we motor back to the marina and usually dock right around last light for the day. Sunset tours are usually full of wildlife such as dolphins, birds, sting ray and manatee which are some of the great wildlife that are often very prevalent in the evening. You will also have some great scenic views of Hilton Head, Pickney island and Parris island to mention a few.
All of our sail trips we encourage our guests to be as involved in the sailing process as they would like. If you would instead like a relaxing trip, we then encourage you to relax and let the crew do the work.
Wonderful, peaceful cruise for our anniversary trip to Hilton Head Island. Surprised to see a baby dolphin with his momma. Loved hearing all the history and facts about dolphins and the area. Crew was extremely friendly and helpful. Beautiful sunset, even with cloudy weather. Very relaxing after beach life all day :)
Enjoy sunset views and scan the water for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise off the coast of South Carolina. The frequency of dolphin sightings makes this cruise ideal for those hoping to catch photos of the majestic sea creatures. Plus, throughout the cruise, you can learn about dolphins and your surroundings from an on-board naturalist.
Chase after a mermaid and look for dolphins in the wild on this fun-filled boat tour from Hilton Head. Mermaid Nina swims right up to your boat and shares tons of information about marine life and ocean conservation in a light-hearted way that kids are sure to love—you can ask her about life as a mermaid, too.
Paddle the ins and outs of Hilton Head Island on this kayaking tour. Explore the waterways and inlets with a small group of 16 people and a guide in the lead. Choose the best departure time to fit your personal schedule; choice of single or double kayaks available.
This is well worth it! It's not so much a tour. The guide takes you out through the no wake zone and out to the open water. The boundary lines give you plenty of space to ride. My husband and I rode the same jet ski and just took turns driving. I wish the time limit was longer because it's that much fun. We saw two dolphins in the no wake zone. Well worth it!!
Hop on a Jet Ski and explore Hilton Head Island on this scenic tour. Leave from Palmetto Bay Marina, past gorgeous mansions, until you reach the designated area where you can zoom around as you like. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and get the chance to observe birds, dolphins, and maybe even a sea turtle in their natural habitat.
We are a complete transportation company. When you book with us we show up on time every time. We get you to your destination safely and in a timely manner. No need for you to worry about your transportation. Let us worry about that! Just sit back and relax!
More than just a famous element that distinguishes Lowcountry landscapes, the salt marsh is considered one of the most productive ecosystems on earth. Explore the salt marsh on this family-friendly guided tour from the Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head. Along with a guide, walk through a salt marsh to learn about its role in the environment and the wildlife that calls it home.
Take a break from the beaches and entertainment of Hilton Head and get closer to nature on a guided kayak tours. In a small group of no more than 15, glide through the waters of Skull Creek, paddle through the rich ecosystem of the saltwater marshlands, and spot such wildlife as brown pelicans, egrets, herons, osprey, bald eagles, and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
Search for crabs alongside marine science students on this Lowcountry crabbing tour from Hilton Head. As you sail out on the Lowcountry’s famous salt marshes, your knowledgeable guides share tons of information about the rich local ecosystem and the wildlife that calls it home—see some of it for yourself, including whatever you pull up in your crabbing pots. Take home some of your catch if you get any.