Capt. Ben told us all about the animals, environmental information about the Hilton Head area, as well as the very expensive homes - very interesting. He was accommodating when we actually SAW dolphins (apparently many have moved to warmer waters) but we saw a Mom and calf playing, and some perhaps 3 more of their friends joined us over the next 1.5 hours - including pelicans. Apparently we were "between tides." And, as in the picture, 1 of the dolphins decided to "check us out" (1 eye at a time) which was awesome! He did this several times, we have pictures! Anyway, highly recommend this activity and Capt. Ben!
A very nice boat ride in Calibogue Sound. The boat we were supposed to be on had a recent engine replacement and they were waiting on the Coast Guard to inspect it. We took the pirate ship instead. It was comfy and had excellent visibility of the dolphins playing and feeding in the water. The captain was an excellent boat pilot and had lots of interesting things to tell us. It was relaxing, sunny, not too hot and with a nice breeze. I recommend this.