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Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Nature Cruise

4.4 / 5

65 reviews

Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Nature Cruise

From US$ 42.35 per person

Join a dolphin nature cruise that will travel to the headwaters of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy live narration by an expert naturalist captain aboard a spacious and comfortable ship. Admire the stunning landscape and benefit from guaranteed sightings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Benefit from guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Take a sightseeing cruise on a spacious vessel
  • Enjoy live narration by an expert naturalist captain
Full description
Take a sightseeing cruise to explore the incredible nature around Hilton Head Island and the surrounding waterways. Hear about the island’s history from your expert crew as you search for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Admire the coastal landscape as you learn about the lifecycle of these mammals. Discover why this region is the perfect place for dolphins to settle. With sightings guaranteed, this tour is sure to be a highlight of your vacation.
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Captain
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Sea Pines Resort vehicle entry fee
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner’s office 45 minutes before your cruise departure time for check-in. The office is located just below the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Cooler
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • If you are staying outside of the Sea Pines Resort, there is a $9 fee (cash only) per vehicle entering the resort.
  • This pass allows access to the resort and the free trolley service (summer only) for an entire day.
  • In cases of inclement weather, the captain will wait until the departure time to decide whether it is safe to sail.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 65 reviews

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My friends and I were able to see dolphins as soon as we got on the boat! The captain was very knowledgeable about the animals and beaches in that area. The scenery was wonderful and the boat ride was very relaxing. I recommend this trip to anybody visiting Hilton Head Island!

August 18, 2021

Great dolphin excursion! Tons of dolphins seen! Would definitely do it again..

December 28, 2021

December 25, 2021

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