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Dolphins in the water

A Sight to See

Take a cruise and enjoy watching dolphins frolicking in the Hilton Head Island waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are a common resident of Hilton Head Island's salt marshes and inlets. Learn all about their social behavior, feeding habits, and much more. It's great fun for the whole family!

Captain Mark's Holiday Dolphin Cruise Boat
Dolphin Seafari Cruise Boat

Dolphin Seafari of Hilton Head Island

Available Year Round

The Dolphin Seafari has a 90 day professional hospital grade disinfectant applied to all surfaces. Their sightseeing tours are 90 minutes in duration on the inland waters of Broad Creek. The boat is fully covered and has restroom on board and comfortably seats up to 20 guests on forward facing padded bench seats. This 30 ft. pontoon sits low to the water for excellent views of dolphins and other wildlife.  You are welcome to bring coolers and snacks with you. The boat is  manual-wheelchair accessible.

The Dolphin Seafari is perfect for private parties on the water. Host your birthday party, anniversaries, bachelorette, bachelor parties and even celebration of life outings.


Shared tours $38 Adults, $20 Children (12 - 2 years old), Infant $10 (2 & under)
90 mins private tours $700 (6 - 20 people)

Dolphin In The Water

Dolphin Tour

Available March - November

Available Year Round
90 minute trip. Gets you up close and personal with these amazing animals. Learn about Hilton Head Island, local nature and all about bottlenose dolphins.

90 minutes

$38 adults/teens
$20 children (12 & under)
$10 children (2 & under)



Dolphin And A Doughnut

Donuts with Dolphins Tour

Available March - November

Available March - December, Tuesdays & Thursdays only
90 minute dolphin tour with donuts, coffee, water and juice leaving at 9 a.m.! There is no better way to start the day than with donuts and dolphins.

90 minutes

$42 adults/teens
$26 children (12 & under)
$10 children (2 & under)




Dolphin and Fireworks Tour

Available Tuesday nights mid-June to mid-August

2 hour dolphin tour with fireworks finale! This tour begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Coolers are welcome and reservations are required. Hurry! This tour sells out quickly.

2 hr

$45 adults/teens
$35 children (12 & under)



Dolphin Watch Cruise Boat

Captain Mark's Holiday Dolphin Cruise

Available March - November

With over 20,000 cruises and more than 500,000 tourist this is the #1 most popular dolphin cruise on Hilton Head Island! Spotting dolphins never gets old and the Hilton Head Island sunsets will take your breath away. The 80 ft double deck cruise ship departs C dock at Shelter Cove Marina. The ship, recently back from some minor renovations, includes a snack bar, restrooms, and open and indoor seating areas.

Each trip is 1.5 hours and include a local knowledgeable tour guide.


To ensure the safety of crew and passengers, The Holiday is currently running at a limited capacity. Benches are marked off to promote social distancing and additional sanitizing and cleaning is in place before each trip.

Prices range from $12.95 per child & $22.95 per adult. Children under 2 are free. Sunset cruises are $13.95 per child & $27.95 per adult.

Dolphin at Sea

Native Son Sunset Eco Tours

Available Year Round

To really know where to get up close and personal with nature, you must spend a lot of time in the field. Learning the patterns, recognizing the signs, reading the weather and understanding the lunar cycles. Our Captains are trained and have studied the best naturalists in our region. If you're a photographer Byron has worked extensively with legends like Arte Wolfe and many others. Come see nature in all her glory, breath in the fresh air, see the vibrant colors, hear the beautiful sounds. And get the cameras ready because you never know what you may come across! Whatever it takes to be in the right place to catch natures magic unfolding...


Personalized trips for up to 6 passengers. 1.5 to 3 hour tours available starting at 5 p.m. from $265

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Salt Marsh Dolphin & Sightseeing Sail

Available Year Round

This 27 ft Stiletto Sailboat is a wide, stable catamaran that has comfortable seat cushions and bean bag chairs on the netting. Combining that with a maximum of 6 passengers ensures your sail is sure to be personal and captivating. Whether you’re looking to reconnect with family and loved ones while watching the sun go down, or spot some dolphins and learn about our unique Salt Marsh ecosystem, you’ve found the right boat!

Dolphin & Sightseeing Sail
Private charters for up to 6 people from $315


Low Country Dolphin Cruise

Available Year Round

Check out this beautiful and comfortable 47 ft. sport fisher, the Reel Love, equipped with A/C, two bathrooms, Italian leather sofa, full-size fridge and more! For ages 3 and up only.

Private charters for up to 6 people starting at $450.