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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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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 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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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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Disappearing Island Dolphin Tour

Disappearing Island Dolphin Tour

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Increase your odds of seeing dolphins in the wild on this dolphin watching cruise from Hilton Head. Sail out from easy-to-find Palmetto Bay Marina at your selected departure time: admire views of the shore, look for wildlife, and learn about the local ecosystem. Plus, take a quick stop to look for shells, starfish, and sand dollars at “Disappearing Island,” a strip of land only accessible at low tide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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2 - Hour Private Hilton Head Morning Dolphin Watching / Sail

2 - Hour Private Hilton Head Morning Dolphin Watching / Sail

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This 2.5 hour Private Morning Sailing tour, the Captain will take you to Port Royal Sound (North side of the island - generally best conditions for sailing). During the MORNING, this is generally a calm - light wind relaxing sail, a great way to start off the morning or a great day of vacation. The morning tours are usually full with wildlife such as dolphins, birds, sting ray and Manatee which are some of the great wildlife that are often very prevalent in the morning. You will also have some great scenic views of Hilton head, Pickney island, Paris island, Lady's island and Bay island to mention a few. This sail trip is typically more on the calm side of things and would recommend for individuals that don't know how they would handle the more adventurous and exciting winds of the afternoon sail trips. This is also a great opportunity to anchor and swim off the boat if your group would like. Please call us directly to discuss other sail trip options such as Half Day trips / Sunset
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$355.00
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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Hour Guided Kayak Nature Tour of Hilton Head

2-Hour Guided Kayak Nature Tour of Hilton Head

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Explore Hilton Head Island's beautiful coastal habitat in the seat of a comfortable and stable kayak. A trained interpretive naturalist will lead you through the ever-changing tidal creeks and salt marsh estuaries so you can witness it for yourself. Observe herons and osprey flying gracefully above the sea grasses...perhaps some dolphin dining on menhaden in the shallows...fiddler crabs scurrying in unison across the glistening mud flats. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY to enjoy a kayak tour with us! Tours depart daily from Shelter Cove Marina, conveniently located mid-island. We also offer full and half-day tours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Hilton Head Honey Horn Admission with Guided Tour
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Hilton Head Honey Horn Admission with Guided Tour

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Begin your Honey Horn experience with this guided tour around the museum's picturesque and historic grounds. Visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings,and learn about the gardens, plants,and trees on site.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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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 Dolphin Watching Cruise with Fireworks Display

Hilton Head Dolphin Watching Cruise with Fireworks Display

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See the sunset, watch fireworks, and look out for dolphins swimming in the wild on this Hilton Head sailing tour. The boat comfortably holds up to 22 passengers for a not-too-crowded experience, and a guide helps you spot dolphins swimming through the waves as you go.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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3-hour Private group tour with Fishing and Dolphin Watching
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3-hour Private group tour with Fishing and Dolphin Watching

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Whether your tour is a family vacation activity, experienced fishermen planned event, or the nights dinner, Captain Steve with Always Angling Charters will provide a memorable and safe experience!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$497.44
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2 Hour Private Sunset and Dolphin Watch Powerboat
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2 Hour Private Sunset and Dolphin Watch Powerboat

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This is a private power boat tour including only your group of up to 6 passengers plus our Captain. In this intimate setting, your group will see tons of wildlife, learn area information as well as information of wild life, dolphins and birds, Stingrays, and sharks
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.00
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2-Hour Private Nature Cruise around Pickney Island
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2-Hour Private Nature Cruise around Pickney Island

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This is a private power boat tour including only your group of up to 6 passengers plus our Captain. In this intimate setting, your group will see tons of wildlife, learn about the area and its wildlife, dolphins and birds, stingrays, and sharks. Enjoy time out on the water, swimming and floating on water toys.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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3 Hour Private Cruise in Hilton Head Island
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3 Hour Private Cruise in Hilton Head Island

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This is a 3 hour Private cruise for up to 6 people plus our Captain. Family Fun cruise around Pickney Island, Hilton Head and Surrounding Areas which is a completely customizable experience. Enjoy your time the way you want too. Cruise to a destination, anchor near a sandbar, enjoy water play time, or get a tour of Hilton Head and surrounding areas from the water. Learn about the wild life you are seeing, learn some history of the area and enjoy your family time "Your way" out on the water. Bring swim suits and towels to swim off the boat and enjoy water toys and floats, bring music to enjoy while out on the water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.00
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What people are saying about Whale Watching in Hilton Head Island

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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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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 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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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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Disappearing Island Dolphin Tour
"The cruise was very informative and educational. We learned alot of things about Hilton Head. We enjoyed looking for shells and seeing the dolphins."..."
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2 - Hour Private Hilton Head Morning Dolphin Watching / Sail
"The Captain and one crew member were informative, professional, and very friendly. It was our first sailboat experience and we felt very comfortable with everything. It was also a very nice and well maintained boat. We were fortunate to have awesome weather, enough morning wind to do some sailing, and were able to see several dolphins. We will definitely use them again."..."
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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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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-Hour Guided Kayak Nature Tour of Hilton Head
"We had a great experience! Sean was our guide & he was awesome! Highly recommend this kayak tour. Made our trip that much more fun.:)"..."
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Hilton Head Honey Horn Admission with Guided Tour
"The Butterfly House was awesome but the history of the Museum and grounds really came to life when narrated by Carol. I enjoyed her knowledge, her enthusiasm and her patience. She made everything interesting and fun!"..."
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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 Dolphin Watching Cruise with Fireworks Display
"I loved the tour . We saw a pod of dolphins and a beautiful sunset and fireworks. Their was a storm moving in behind us, but we managed to get everything done before the storm came."..."
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3-hour Private group tour with Fishing and Dolphin Watching
"We all had a great experience with Capt Steve on his boat. We went deep sea fishing and he took us to a loaction that was guaranteed good fishing. Got a lot of bites and plenty of keepers. Capt Steve was very helpful for us beginners and very flexible. Absolutely recommend for any group."..."
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2 Hour Private Sunset and Dolphin Watch Powerboat
"Great experience. Captain Trent was very knowledgeable and welcoming. We saw several dolphins and had a great photo op before watching the sunset."..."

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