Dolphin Experience Tour: Interactive Wildlife Adventure
5 Ratings
Hilton Head Island
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • We will dedicate 75 minutes to harbor around the vicinity of Hilton Head Island and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, where we might spot dolphins and other wildlife endemic to the Low Country.
What's Included
  • Crew of Captain and First Mate
  • On-board restrooms
  • Covered boat that holds up to 24 people
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

-We offer bottled water onboard if needed
-Watching dolphins and other wildlife
-Entertaining props including a dolphin skull & shark teeth
-Our boat is covered and has a restroom on board
-Unique wildflower-growing name tags for each child
-You’re allowed to bring your own snacks/drinks on board.

This ecological tour is enjoyable for people of all ages! With a population of 170 resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and approximately 400 transitory dolphins navigating through Hilton Head waters, dolphin sightings are always a thrilling experience.

Our tours elevate the dolphin watching experience. Our guide is familiar with most of our local dolphins and will acquaint you with them as we encounter them. We will show you how to differentiate them too! You will not only get to know the dolphins as individuals, but you will also learn about the bottlenose dolphin species and their adaptation to our local coastal ecosystem. Our journey takes us through the waters around Pinckney Island and the Calibogue Sound, scouting for dolphins, water birds, and other marine life.

18 Simmons Rd
Simmons Road
Please make a note that we are now at Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Come down the entrance and make a right before the boat warehouse and park in the parking lot. Walk down to the boardwalk and the first mate will meet you in the grass area prior to the boardwalk.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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May 8, 2024
Dolphins Abound - We saw so many dolphins, many with babies. We also saw mana rays and fish jumping. Wonderful crew and experience!
Review provided by Viator
Jul 9, 2023
Boat Ride with Dolphin Viewing - My wife and I were looking for something to do on Hilton Head and a short boat ride to see dolphins seemed like a good idea. It was. The tour was well organized, from the time we parked until the time we left. The trip is a little over an hour and we saw several groups of dolphins very close to the boat. Amanda, the guide, did a really good job. She provided a lot of details of the dolphins and the ecology of the area in general. We would recommend scheduling a tour during low tide if you can since there is more to see along the water.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 28, 2023
Great trip! - Great fun , Penny and the First Mate were very nice and knowledgeable. Saw lots of dolphin! Ship was good, and learned a lot.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 23, 2022
Great dolphin tour - Our tour was awesome. The captain and first mate were great. We saw many dolphins and the sunset was incredible. Definitely do this again!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Aug 2, 2023
Caution. Read prior to renting a boat from this marina. - Our family rented the Mermaid tour boat for a dolphin tour. We specially rented the boat called the “Carolina Snowball” which holds 24 people because, we were told, that it was wheelchair/ADA accessible. It was our understanding that the boat would take us on a 75 minute ride up and down Scull Creek; however, the boat did nothing more than hover and turn around several times not far from the southern and northern location of the marina. Although we saw plenty of dolphin, the boat went no where. We asked why we were not traveling up or down the creek and the Captain did not respond. We asked if we could travel further down the creek and he did not respond. And, because the gap between the boat and the end of the dock was substantial, we had to physically lift and hand carry the wheelchair of our handicapped passenger onto the boat. We mentioned this to Captain Scott and he did not seem to care, nor did he offer to help. The cost of the boat rental was approximately $1,000 for 75 minutes which, in our opinion, was very expensive and, for what we got, excessive. We do not recommend this boat tour nor do we recommend the Captain. He was indifferent to our needs and unsympathetic regarding our requests. There are other boat rental options on HHI; therefore, we suggest that you investigate these prior to renting a boat at this marina.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
June 2024