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2-Hour Private Hilton Head Afternoon Dolphin Watching Sail

Badge of ExcellenceHilton Head Island, United States
Likely to Sell Out

From $465.00

per group (up to 6)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
Recommendations
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Go sailing in Hilton Head Island with this private dolphin-watching tour. Motor out to Port Royal Sound and then put up the sails for a true sailing adventure. Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife including birds, dolphins, manatees, and sting rays during this boat tour. Maximize time with a private tour and learn about sailing from your guide.
  • Experience sailing in Hilton Head Island
  • Set out on a private boat tour with just your group
  • Watch for dolphins and other wildlife
  • Learn about the local ecosystem from your guide

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Gratuity for Captain and Crew Member

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 1 Waterway Ln, 1 Waterway Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, USA

    We are located at Skull Creek Marina located inside of Hilton Head Plantation. Please come to the back gate of Hilton Head Plantation located off Squire Pope Road. Let the guard know that the Marina has called in a pass for your group and provide a drivers license (from the person who booked this)

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Anchors Away Sailing Charters

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Hour Private Hilton Head Afternoon Dolphin Watching Sail?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Hour Private Hilton Head Afternoon Dolphin Watching Sail?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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A great sailing adventure
David_L, May 2022
Captains Paul and Kevin provided and fun and exciting sailing trip. We look to do this again with more friends and family.
Response from Host, May 2022
David, Thank you for the great review. We look forward to sailing again with your friends and family soon!
Hilton Head Island Tour via water ways
veromckim, Oct 2021
Totally recommend this option for touring HH on the water. Paul; our captain was a wealth of knowledge, super friendly and recommended great places to eat in area. Had to change our experience from sail boat to power boat because there was no wind but thankful they had the option to do so. Will be booking again when we return!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you for the great review. We are glad you guys enjoyed your cruise of the island. Next time your in town, we will shoot for some good sailing winds
A fantastic 2.5 hours!
Tim_S, Oct 2021
Captian Paul and JT were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. From the moment we were greeted and brought on board you could see the pride they took in maintaining this beautiful sailboat. Paul's stories were both entertaining and educational. We left with a better knowledge of sailing, as well as many interesting facts about the island and marine life. My wife and I would love to come back and would highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Tim, Thank you for the great review. We loved having you guys on board and we look forward to sailing again soon with you!
Perfect for homeschoolers!
Sharon_M, Sep 2021
Captain Paul and First Mate Kevin were so welcoming and knowledgeable. We saw several dolphin pods and learned so much about them. We didn’t get much by way of wind. Sailing winds usually pick up later in the afternoon/early evening so next time I will book accordingly. They even let us bring our Daisy, our Great Pyrenees, who did great though she is no water baby. Next time, we will get a dog sitter for her to stay ashore. She prefers her creek at home.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Sharon, Thank you for the great review. We are glad you guys enjoyed your sail with us and we look forward to sailing again soon with you
Outstanding!
Elizabeth_C, Aug 2021
Sailing the afternoon away on “Knot the Office” was such a beautiful and fun experience!! Thank you!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Elizabeth, Thank you for the great review. We are very glad you enjoyed your afternoon sail with us and we are looking forward to our next sail with you!
The BEST 2 1/2 HOURS YOU CAN SPEND ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND!
John_M, Aug 2021
From the first moment we met Captain Paul and Kevin we felt welcomed, safe, and secure. When we reached the majical 35* we were truly "having fun"!. Not only was this a " sailing adventure" but a lesson in the history and folklore of Hilton Head Island. Captain Paul's stories were captivating!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
John, Thank you for the great review. We loved having you guys on board and we truly look forward to our next sail together!
Family fun!
Sarah_P, Jul 2021
We had a fabulous time out on the water with Paul and Kevin! They were very kind and made sure that my kids felt comfortable for their first sailing adventure! We would definitely sail with them again, it was an amazing experience for my whole family!!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Sarah, Thank you for the great review. We enjoyed having you guys on board and glad you enjoyed your sail with us. We look forward to sailing again soon with you!
Outstanding family excursion!
Brian_S, Jul 2021
Perfect activity with family and teenager approved!. Great afternoon of sailing - tons of fun! Paul and Kevin are by far the best hosts we have experienced in our years of excursions. Will definitely book this excursion again next year.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for the great review. We are very glad you guys enjoyed your sail with us. We look forward to our sail with you again next year
What an amazing time!
Megan_C, Jun 2021
This was the best experience! Highly recommend and will be booking this cruise annually from now on!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you for the great review. We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to our annual sail with you!
Amazing captain and first mate - safely was of upmost importance
Kathleen_S, Jun 2021
Although the weather did not allow us to go, the captain was amazing and let us go on the boat and tour around and taught us about the boat. Very said a storm came in as it was effeminately going to be an amazing trip. The captain made sure that we were safe and the storms coming were not looking good. He gave us coupons for other activities.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Kathleen, sorry the weather did not cooperate as we would have loved to sail with you guys. Next time your in town we would love an opportunity to try again!
Wonderful Dolphin Encounter & Sailing
Patricia_H, May 2021
Captain Paul & Debra provided a superior dolphin encounter and sailing experience. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, May 2021
Patricia, thank you for the great review. We are very glad the dolphins showed up for you guys in the way they did. We look forward to sailing again soon with you
Wonderful afternoon sail
Catherine_C, May 2021
I went with my three young adult children. We had a wonderful sailing experience. The captain Paul explained everything to us along with Deborah. It was a very windy, choppy afternoon and they made sure the trip wasn’t too “exciting”. They were very attentive to our needs , especially my son who felt a little seasick. It was definitely money well spent and a terrific day. I would definitely do it again.
Response from Host, May 2021
Catherine, thank you for the great review. We look forward to sailing again soon with you
Fantastic Afternoon Sailing!
Cynthia_B, Apr 2021
We loved our afternoon private sail with Captain Paul and first mate, Kevin! We had good wind and some fun sailing with the rail nearly in the water a few times. Also saw some dolphins on our way back in. Captain Paul is very knowledgeable about sailing and marine wildlife, and was a lot of fun to talk to. Would highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Cynthia, Thank you for the great review. We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us sailing and we look forward to sailing again soon with you!
Great experience
GARY_H, Mar 2021
Paul and Deborah were so friendly and great hosts. They let our family help as much as we wanted to. The boat and equipment were immaculate. This was one of the best parts of our trip, I would recommend to anyone.
Response from Host, Mar 2021
Gary, thank you so much for the great review, we loved sailing with you guys and we are glad you enjoyed your trip. We look forward to sailing again soon with you!
Bit disappointing
Elizabeth_W, Aug 2020
My adult daughters and I took this trip So they could experience sailing and we could see dolphins. The sailing was fun and we did haul quite a bit. Loved that part. We only saw the tip of one dolphin. That was disappointing as we hoped we would see more. I think it should be titled just a sailing trip-leave the dolphin watch out. That way it would be a great bonus if you saw any. The crew was great and very safety cautious. It was a fun trip but a little long for us since it was just sailing and not much viewing of anything.
Response from Host, Aug 2020
Thank you for the review. We are sorry that we did not see a lot of dolphins on your particular trip with us, but as you can see with most of the reviews, that is a fairly rare occasion to go out and not see dolphins. However, wind and wild life is unpredictable but we try to make the most of it on every sailing trip we do. We are glad you enjoyed the sailing portion of our trip.
Great experience
Jason_H, Aug 2020
Capt Paul and Kevin were great. Wasn’t a lot of wind but we went searching for it and found some so we did get to get a feel for sailing. Experience was great regardless. Very friendly and personable. They even entertained our 7yr while my wife and I chilled on the bow of the boat! Surprised they didn’t throw her overboard! Will book again in the future.
Response from Host, Aug 2020
Jason, Thank you for the great review. We enjoyed all of your company including your very cute little daughter. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and look forward to sailing again soon (hopefully with a little more wind next time)
Great Adventure
Roy_J, Jul 2020
Awesome trip! Captain Paul and First Mate Kevin went above expectations! Great adventure and Outstanding guides. Thanks for a great saling adventure.
Response from Host, Jul 2020
Roy, Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your sail and we look forward to sailing again with you soon
Fun Family Activity!
Joel_B, Jul 2020
We had the best time on the sailboat with Captain Paul and Jude. Captain Paul was very knowledgeable about sailing and was also a great tour guide. Jude was super helpful and clearly knew her way around a sailboat! Captain Paul told us a lot of fun stories about the area. We were treated very well and felt comfortable on the boat. We highly recommend Anchors Away Sailing Charters for a fun family activity in Hilton Head! - The Britt Family
Response from Host, Jul 2020
Joel, Thank you for the great review. We truly enjoyed your families company and look forward to our next sail together
The perfect trip for a family (or anyone else).
Karen_S, Jul 2020
Paul and Kevin took care of our family and provided a fun and unique experience. The heeling of the sailboat is totally controllable, so when one of our daughters got a little anxious, Paul eased off to create a more stable ride for her. We will do this trip again next time - highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2020
Karen, thank you for the great review. We certainly look forward to sailing again with you guys soon
Amazing doesn’t begin to cover it!!’
Kim_M, Jul 2020
We loved this private tour!!! Capt Paul and 1st mate Kevin were fantastic and knowledgeable and were great kids!!! We heeled at 30 degrees and the kids were able to help steer the boat and adjust the sail!! Don’t miss this unique opportunity!!! The sunset and dolphins were the icing on the cake!!!
Response from Host, Jul 2020
Kim, thank you both for your great reviews. We loved having you guys on the boat and looking forward to our next sail together

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