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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise

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Hilton Head Island, United States
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

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.
  • Hilton Head dolphin watching cruise
  • Narrated cruise provides information and entertainment on board
  • Chances to see dolphins, egrets, herons, and more in the wild
  • Great way to relax and admire coastal views
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90-minute sightseeing cruise
Dolphin sightings
Spectacular views of the low-country
Views of the Haig Point Lighthouse
Adult beverages available for purchase
Entrance fees into the Sea Pines Resort $9 per vehicle
149 Lighthouse Rd , 149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA

Departing from Harbour Town Yacht Basin, just below the Harbour Town Lighthouse. There is a $9.00 per vehicle entry fee to the Sea Pines Resort where Harbour Town is located.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund final decision on safe cruise conditions are determined by the vessels Captain at departure time of the cruise
  • There is no charge for an infant 2-under, but a ticket is still needed to account for them
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vagabond Cruise
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 answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise.

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  • "Get there early if it is hot, so you can get a seat below deck in the shade." See review

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star-5
Great trip
Tasha_M
, Jul 2022
The captain did a great job of teaching about Dolphins and about the islands. He also made sure we saw the Dolphins.
star-5
Loved seeing the dolphins in their natural environment
Aimee_C
, Jul 2022
We saw a huge amount of dolphins. It was a great afternoon on the water. The information while aboard was interesting and informative.
star-1
Cancel in us
Arlene_S
, Jul 2022
Trip was cancel due to rain, but it never ended up raining, bummer, at we sat on boat for a half hour
star-3
The crew was very nice,...
Tracy_M
, Jul 2022
The crew was very nice, we just sat on the wrong side of the boat and didn’t see any dolphins or nature?
star-5
Dolphin tour
Jason_K
, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed our experience, so many dolphins!!! Our captain showed us several other islands and gave some interesting information about them! Would definitely recommend and do it again!
star-5
Great tour
Angela_R
, Jun 2022
Great staff, we seen a lot of dolphins. Was a little rough in the open ocean. All I. All seen dolphins pretty quick in the trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience! Parking pass requires cash.
Megan_G
, Jun 2022
What a great experience! I was expecting a tiny little boat like other tours I’ve been on previously but this thing was huge! There was plenty of space to walk around and not feel cramped. We saw lots of dolphins and got to look around at all the beautiful scenery. 1.5 hours is a bit long if you have little kiddos…. But overall it was a great experience. Heads up if you go though, you have to go on to sea pines resort which requires a parking pass. We knew that ahead of time, what we didn’t know was…. You can only pay in cash for the parking pass. So, come prepared for that!
star-5
Great time!
Donna_S
, May 2022
Dolphins and stingrays were the highlight. Family had a great time. Would do it again. Staff very friendly loved the picture they took. It was a very easy process to buy and board.
star-3
Dolphin “Cruise”
Brianna_W
, May 2022
First and foremost the crew and the overall experience was great. We seen plenty of dolphin. But, for the first 45 mins we stayed in the same spot and turned circles over the same 3 dolphins. We were looking more for a cruise.
star-1
Not a fan
Jackie_F
, May 2022
Trip was canceled twice- found out after we had already paid 9$ to park each time. Understand there were mechanical problems, but we should have been notified earlier.
star-4
Fun in the sun with the Dolphins .
Shanthi_S
, Dec 2021
The cruise was nice . It was a gorgeous day. Thank u for cleaning up before we got on. The narrator could have been a bit louder. We had folks talking loud at the back of the boat on the upper deck. I did not know Dolphins had 3 stomachs. Thank you for that info and more.
star-5
Dolphins at Hilton
Barbara_B
, Oct 2021
Our most memorable moment was: Seeing and getting a picture of a dolphin right by the boat; and seeing a dolphin leap right out of the water near us
star-5
Grrst ctuisr
michael_w
, Sep 2021
Crew was great and we saw lots of dolphins. It was nice having parts of boat shaded. Would try another vahabond cruise
star-5
Captain was very friendly...
Christine_K
, Sep 2021
Captain was very friendly and knowledgeable, when we found the dolphins we followed them for a while. great trip!
star-5
Wonderful Cruise
DanAndi
, Sep 2021
Beautiful weather, knowledgeable tour guide and saw an abundance of dolphins. (Take your sunscreen!)
star-5
Nice
Yashika_N
, Sep 2021
Everything was nice!! My family and I really enjoy the tour.. We did get a chance to see a lot of dolphins
star-4
Anniversary trip!
Christy_B
, Aug 2021
It was lots of Dolphins, great boat with snacks!!! We where celebrating our 18th anniversary it was a good day!
star-2
dissapointed
Jocelyn_S
, Aug 2021
It was very dissapointing. The boat just made a big circle between Harbourtown and daufuskie. Plenty of dolphins as usual. Tour guide did not do anything but point out dolphins
star-1
Not as planned
Debbie_P
, Aug 2021
Unfortunately due to weather and an extended wait on the bridge due to a multiple car pileup we never made it for our tour! I’m sure it would of been amazing if we made it!
star-5
Dolphins!
Robert_A
, Aug 2021
We saw lots and lots of dolphins! Kids loved it. 90 minute cruise was just the right length. The captain did a nice job narrating the cruise.

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