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Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Take part in an authentic Lowcountry travel experience with this shrimping tour from Hilton Head Island. Join a crew on board a fishing boat and head out on the salt marshes for a chance to catch shrimp and fish, and learn about the environment and wildlife as you go. After the trip, hang out and enjoy a day pass to the Sea Pines Resort.
  • Authentic shrimp trawling tour from Hilton Head
  • Learn about traditional Lowcountry culture through a hands-on experience
  • Guide shares fun facts about the unique salt marsh ecosystem
  • Get out on the water to admire views of the landscape

What's Included

  • A two hour cruise included a shrimp trawl
  • An opportunity to learn about the commercial shrimping, and fishing industry of the low-country
  • The possibility to take some of the catch home with you (not guaranteed)
  • This trip doesn't included an entry fee of $9 cash per vehicle into the Sea Pines Resort

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 149 Lighthouse Rd
    149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA

    The Tammy Jane departs from below the lighthouse in Harbour Town Yacht Basin. The check-in location is just to the right of the Harbour Town Lighthouse at the Vagabond Cruise reservation office.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress comfortably, wear sunscreen on sunny days
  • There is an area for shade, but the Tammy Jane is an open-aired vessel
  • You can choose to participate in sorting through the days catch
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The littler ones may get bored trolling, and it was hot going w/ the wind.
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Highly recommend this trip!
David_H, Nov 2022
We had a fun morning on the water on this tour. We learned about the area and the local islands around the sound. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable, polite and professional. The only issue I had was I was a little chilly but I had on shorts and should have dressed warmer. We cooked up our catch and it tasted delicious. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Great trip!
Karen_L, Nov 2022
This was a great part of our girls’ trip! Friendly, fun crew and we got to see dolphins too! Perfect weather and happy people on the boat made the day even better!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun Day
Terry_C, Nov 2022
Fun experience! We saw lots of dolphins and took some shrimp home. Friendly crew! I would recommend this excursion!
Girls trip.
MRoberta_S, Nov 2022
Awesome experience! Friendly and knowledgeable crew. Thanks for the wonderful memories. Will highly recommend this to friends.
Girls trip
Katherine_A, Nov 2022
Great trip with an amazing crew - dolphins, shrimp, sunshine! We had a fantastic time!! Everyone was wonderful.
Know how they catch shrimp now!
Joe_B, Oct 2022
This tour was very fun and well worth the money as they give you the shrimp that’s caught after the trip. There is a local restaurant that will cook it for you.
Fun Shrimping!!
MaryLou_T, Oct 2022
Captain John, Ishmael and Catelyn made this trip so much fun! Highly recommend and will definitely do this trip again!
Learned and helped with...
Sally_N, Oct 2022
Learned and helped with the shrimping process! Crew was very knowledgeable and friendly! Heard many stories and saw many types of fish. The birds loved us feeding them!
Excellent outing
stewyourboy, Oct 2022
The crew and Captain were friendly and knowledgeable. We had great weather and Met great people. Would highly recommend.
Most reasonable price to get on the water fo
Neal_L, Oct 2022
We had a great time, even saw some dolphins, and learned a lot. The crew was court and friendly. We even took home some shrimp!
No shrimp caught
John_S, Sep 2022
No shrimp caught and the people did not seem very knowledgeable. Nice people but we didn’t catch any shrimp nor did the group before us.
Fun experience in HH
Kristyn_K, Aug 2022
Fun adventure! The kids couldn't wait to see what sea creatures we pulled up. Perfect amount of time on the boat too...not too long. Thank you Captain Spike and crew.
Shrimp boil was delicious
steve_n, Aug 2022
Seeing what the net brought up, good catch! The crew knew what they were doing and knowledgable of the fish in the net
1 traveler found this review helpful
Kristy_K, Aug 2022
Ian and Lauren were fun guides with Captain Spike leading the way. We didn’t catch a lot of shrimp, lots more jellyfish unfortunately. We did have some unique things in the catch that I got done cool pictures of.
Fun to watch the catch unloaded onboard
Harry_S, Aug 2022
The birds were following the nets and were beautiful to watch. Then it was interesting to watch the catch and take some home to cook ourselves. The fresh shrimp were delicious. There should have been more narration on the ships microphone for the first part of the trip.
A great experience for families!!
Michelle_S, Jul 2022
Our family had a great time shrimping! Our guides and captain were awesome and very knowledgeable. Our net caught a lot of jellyfish, fish, crabs, squid, starfish and of course shrimp that we were taught how to prepare by popping the heads off 😝 Our guides told us about each fish or creature that was caught. The kids got to hold all kinds of sea creatures and that was so fun for them. The dolphins at the side of the boat, going after the net, were a fun added bonus! There was plenty of shrimp at the end for families to take home. Overall, a great time and we'd love to go again!
Shrimping and So Much More
Joanne_F, Jul 2022
A great trip. The knowledgeable and friendly guides kept three generations of people engaged and learning about shrimping and so much more. They didn’t catch a lot of shrimp, but they did catch and show a variety of inhabitants in the water around Hilton Head. And we saw more dolphins close up than we saw on the dolphin cruise.
Fun interactive experience
Julia_M, Jul 2022
Kids really enjoyed seeing everything pulled in on the catch. Crew very knowledgeable and fun. Don’t go with expectations of taking home a lot of shrimp. We had enough for everyone to sample after we go home and cooked it. We did have a good catch, just other groups on the boat said they weren’t together so they each got more. Not the crew’s fault.
shrimps to go and learned a lot
Yan_L, Jul 2022
Captain Spike, Lauren, and Ian were such a great team. They were able to send us home with over 3 lbs of shrimp (they would have given us more if we could eat more). They taught us about the ecosystem, birds, sealife. My 4 year-old absolutely loved it. FYI, Hudson’s on the docks will cook your whole shrimps if you ask very nicely. (go before 6 or after 8pm). My entire family absolutely loved this experience.
A relaxing and fun trip
Jonathan_F, Jul 2022
Had a great relaxing trip that included one of the best shrimp hauls of the year. The shrimp was delicious. I would definitely recommend.


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