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America's Cup 12-Meter Yacht Afternoon Sail from Hilton Head
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America's Cup 12-Meter Yacht Afternoon Sail from Hilton Head

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A sailboat cruise from Hilton Head is a peaceful way to see stunning Lowcountry landscapes without the noise of a moor. Join a captain and crew aboard a 39-foot long (12 meter) sailboat that competed in America’s Cup—head through quiet waters and past gorgeous scenery without the roar of a motor. You can even try your hand on deck and help out with the sails.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.95
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Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise
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Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Enjoy sunset views and scan the water for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise off the coast of South Carolina. The frequency of dolphin sightings makes this cruise ideal for those hoping to catch photos of the majestic sea creatures. Plus, throughout the cruise, you can learn about dolphins and your surroundings from an on-board naturalist.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.65
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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.35
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Private Hilton Head Sunset Sailing Tour with Dolphin Watching
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Private Hilton Head Sunset Sailing Tour with Dolphin Watching

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This 2.5 hour Private Sunset Sail, the Captain will take you (and up to 6 people) to Port Royal Sound (North side of island - generally best conditions for sailing). During Sunset, This is generally still pretty breezy with some good sailing. Perfect way to wind down and enjoy the ending of a great day. We will take the sails down to peacefully enjoy the beautiful show of an amazing Hilton Head Sunset. After the sun sets, we motor back to the marina and usually dock right around last light for the day. Sunset tours are usually full of wildlife such as dolphins, birds, sting ray and manatee which are some of the great wildlife that are often very prevalent in the evening. You will also have some great scenic views of Hilton Head, Pickney island and Parris island to mention a few. All of our sail trips we encourage our guests to be as involved in the sailing process as they would like. If you would instead like a relaxing trip, we then encourage you to relax and let the crew do the work.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.00
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2-Hour Private Hilton Head Sunset Cruise
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2-Hour Private Hilton Head Sunset Cruise

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Kick back and relax on your own private sunset cruise and experience Hilton Head in it's best light. Premium private tour accommodations are provided on board our brand new 2019 23' Key West - you won't find a newer or nicer charter boat available on the island. On your cruise you will take in breathtaking views of Harbour Town and the Calibogue Sound, encounter some of our resident Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, and drink in the spectacular sunset - all in two hours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$345.00
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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise

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Learn about the marine life populating the waters off the coast of Hilton Head Island on this dolphin watching cruise. Up your chances of spotting dolphins and other marine animals with the help of your professional guide, who will also provide information about the ecosystem as you go.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head
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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

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Remote Daufuskie Island is accessible only by boat and remains largely undeveloped, despite its fame as the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide.” A guided tour makes the trip a cinch—this package includes round-trip ferry tickets, plus transportation between island attractions such as the First African Baptist Church and Mary Fields School, all visited with the benefit of commentary from your guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket

Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket

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Cruise from Hilton Head to Savannah on this Lowcountry day trip that’s packed with views. Relax on the open-air upper deck or air-conditioned lower cabin as you cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway, drink in hand from the onboard bar (own price). Then, dock in Savannah and spend a few hours of free time shopping, dining, and sightseeing before sailing back to Hilton Head.
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  • 8 hours
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$84.75
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2.5-Hour Private Hilton Head Afternoon Dolphin Watching Sail

2.5-Hour Private Hilton Head Afternoon Dolphin Watching Sail

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This 2.5 hour Private Afternoon Sailing tour will take us to Port Royal Sound (generally the best wind for sailing on Hilton Head) on the North side of the island. During the day, this is generally filled with exciting winds for great sailing along with the beautiful scenery and wildlife such as dolphins, birds, sting ray and Manatee are some of the great things we get to see on a very regular basis. This is a Monohull Sailboat which means it will heal over (completely normal but very exciting - designed not to tip over!). All this without the noise of the motor in the back ground - we like to sail not motor sail!!! We want our guest to be very comfortable on board our vessel known as "Knot the Office" and therefore if anyone is uncomfortable with the healing we can significantly reduce the healing to ensure everyone is comfortable. This is a fun and exciting activity but yet very relaxing and rewarding at the same time. Please call us directly to discuss other sail trip options
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.00
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Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise
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Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Hilton Head Sunset Boat Cruise (Up to 14 Passengers)
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Private Hilton Head Sunset Boat Cruise (Up to 14 Passengers)

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The private sunset cruise is the perfect way to end a day on Hilton Head Island. There is nothing quite like a low country sunset, especially seeing one from the water were you can see the broad spectrum of colors such as vibrant oranges, reds, and multiple shades of pink. This sunset cruise is perfect for a romantic evening, family time, friends gathering, bachelor or bachelorette parties, team bonding, the possibilities are endless. The boat holds up to 14 passengers.. The captain will show you what the low country has to offer on this 2 hours private cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$529.00
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Hilton Head Crabbing Expedition Boat Cruise

Hilton Head Crabbing Expedition Boat Cruise

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Search for crabs alongside marine science students on this Lowcountry crabbing tour from Hilton Head. As you sail out on the Lowcountry’s famous salt marshes, your knowledgeable guides share tons of information about the rich local ecosystem and the wildlife that calls it home—see some of it for yourself, including whatever you pull up in your crabbing pots. Take home some of your catch if you get any.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hilton Head Fireworks Boat Cruise

Hilton Head Fireworks Boat Cruise

Take in the sights of the Shelter Cove Fireworks from the water. We depart just before sunset to enjoy the beautiful low country sky as the sun fades away. We will set up in Broad Creek to watch the firework show. Along the way you will see some beautiful homes, wildlife, and dolphin if you’re lucky! The firework cruise is available every Tuesday evening in the summer months. This trip sells out quick so make sure you sign up in advance.
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  • 2 hours
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What people are saying about Day Cruises in Hilton Head Island

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America's Cup 12-Meter Yacht Afternoon Sail from Hilton Head
"Very relaxing. Enjoyed the crew and how they took care of their guess. I recommend this outing for anyone who is looking for a relaxing afternoon with the family."..."
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Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise
"Amazing dolphin show,Sunset and very serene boat ride. Vagabond crew was very friendly. Must watch the beautiful dolphins!!!"..."
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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
"Crew was great and we saw lots of dolphins. It was nice having parts of boat shaded. Would try another vahabond cruise"..."
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Private Hilton Head Sunset Sailing Tour with Dolphin Watching
"We had an amazing experience. The boat was beautiful and so were the views. Capitan Paul and Kevin made sure everyone had a great time! This is a must do activity when you come to Hilton Head."..."
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2-Hour Private Hilton Head Sunset Cruise
"Captain Dave was the best. He was very hospitable and knowledgeable of the history of the island. There was no waiting time for us. I would strongly recommend Viator to anyone who is looking for a great time on a private boat. May I also add that Amy stayed on the phone with me to ensure I got to the right pick up place. Now that’s service!"..."
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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise
"A perfect day on the water and dolphins as promised! Brought my wife for a surprise dolphin cruise for her birthday and a day of being tourists in our own backyard. We live in Bluffton and saw things we hadn't discovered before."..."
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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head
"I felt like we saw the “real” island. Loved seeing the school from the book “the water is wide” by Pat Conroy. Dafuskie Blues was wonderful and so very interesting. I loved seeing the house of one of Pat Conroys students who still lives there today and has a business on the island. Loved the story of the praise house as well."..."
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Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket
"The captain was wonderful and the trip was great,,,no regrets....Alec was the nicest person...he really worked hard for Viator....money well spent...I would recommend to anyone...I give everyone a 10+"..."
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2.5-Hour Private Hilton Head Afternoon Dolphin Watching Sail
"Sailing the afternoon away on “Knot the Office” was such a beautiful and fun experience!! Thank you!"..."
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Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise
"Learning about the trawler industry and the equipment, nets, and methods used to bring shrimp up. The crew explained everything very well. They were each personable and went through the catch with us. Each type of sea life caught in the net was shared and explained before returning them to the sea."..."
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Private Hilton Head Sunset Boat Cruise (Up to 14 Passengers)
"Captain Ty & first mage Sage were not only excellent operators they were kind & warm people that made our sunset cruise unforgettable. We will be returning & we will request Ty & Sage again."..."
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Hilton Head Crabbing Expedition Boat Cruise
"Super fun time!!! Crew checked crab pots & brought up to show us. Kept were the larger, non-pregnant blue crabs & the claws (only if they had (2) claws) of stone crabs. Customers who wanted got to keep & take home the kept crabs/claws."..."

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