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Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise

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Hilton Head Island, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • Authentic shrimp trawling tour from Hilton Head
  • Learn about traditional Lowcountry culture through a hands-on experience
  • Guide shares fun facts about the unique salt marsh ecosystem
  • Get out on the water to admire views of the landscape
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A two hour cruise included a shrimp trawl
An opportunity to learn about the commercial shrimping, and fishing industry of the low-country
The possibility to take some of the catch home with you (not guaranteed)
This trip doesn't included an entry fee of $9 per vehicle into the Sea Pines Resort

Departure Point

149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress comfortably, wear sunscreen on sunny days
  • There is an area for shade, but the Tammy Jane is an open-aired vessel
  • You can choose to participate in sorting through the days catch
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vagabond Cruise

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

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

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

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise.

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Awesome Experience
, Jun 2021
This was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life and was by far the best part of my trip to the Hilton Head area. Myself and my family were able to enjoy the feeling of an ocean cruise on the way out, while also learning about and seeing ocean life such as dolphins, stingrays, squid, and of course, shrimp. Overall, this was a great experience for people of all ages and I’d recommend this excursion to anyone who is interested.
Great fun
, Jun 2021
Excellent hospitality and great fun! Highly recommended!!!!!! We will suggest the cruise to our family and friends.
Not what we had hoped for!
, Jun 2021
Somewhat disappointed! It was said we would share in the catch. With 15 passengers, we only caught 1/2 lb and some were extremely small. So he auctioned off to one person 1/2 shrimp. Very little explanation of shrimping industry and no mention of safety precautions or life jackets. We were told there was a hole in the net! Disappointed. Not worth a $43 dollar experience. The confirmation didn’t even have the address of where we should go to get the boat!
Shrimping has never been so much fun.
, Jun 2021
Getting to take the shrimps home. Seeing Randy and Spike in action was fun. We had perfect weather in early June.
Great new experience for the family.
, May 2021
Watching the net deployment and retrieval, seeing the catch and the great variety of fish and crustaceans, and the crew doing a excellent job of naming and talking about the various ones. Also caught a huge horseshoe crab that got stuck in the nets.
Good shrimp
, Dec 2020
Great way to spend a few hours to learn how shrimp trawling works. Small company feel. Enjoyed 2 pounds of the freshest local shrimp ever. They helped peel and devein the shrimp for easy cooking. Wish I could get fresh shrimp like that weekly
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Cool idea - not a big catch :(
, Nov 2020
What a fun experience. Spike (the Captain) wasn't very friendly but thankful the first Mate Kayla (????) was.....She did all the talking and explained many things about the entire process of shrimping and the eco system. Very Knowledgeable. Unfortunately there wasn't a lot of shrimp on this tour but it was still interesting. Lots of work on their part. Glad I experienced but will not do it again. If you have never been try it just for the experience.
Awesome safe outing during pandemic!
, Nov 2020
This trip exceeded my expectations! Very fun and educational. Also, everyone wore masks and we felt like it was a safe outing despite the pandemic. I was a little worried about getting seasick but I didn't even come close! The trip was relaxing. We didn't catch a lot of shrimp, maybe 15 pounds but that was fine. Caught tiny flounder, crabs and jellyfish too! Fun to see.
What fun!
, Nov 2020
We had a Blast! Saw Dolphins when on the way out to shrimp fish and even got to take the shrimp home to eat later. Boat left on time, and Spikes a great captain!
Excellent Tour
, Oct 2020
We took this tour yesterday morning and it was great. The boat and crew were excellent and it was very interesting to see how they fish for shrimp. Just like Bubba Gump!!
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