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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!

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Seafari
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Dolphin Seafari of Hilton Head Island

Available March 1st through January 5th

This 30 ft handicap accessible covered pontoon boat holds up to 20 guests. This boat sits low on the water for excellent views of the water wildlife. There is also comfortable bench seating. Coolers are welcome on every trip and reservations are required.

The Seafari is perfect for private parties on the water! Host your birthday party, anniversary party or bachelorette and bachelor parties, graduations parties and more with the Seafari of Hilton Head Island.

 

Private parties starting from $650 includes 90 minute cruise ($125/hour for each additional hour).

Dolphin In The Water

Dolphin Tour aboard the Dolphin Seafari

Available March 1st through January 5th
90 minutue 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

$40 adults/teens
$20 children (3-12 years old)

$10 infants (2 & under)

Dolphin And A Doughnut

Donuts with Dolphins Tour aboard the Dolphin Seafari

Available March - December, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
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

$45 adults/teens
$26 children (3-12 years old)

$10 infants (2 & under)

Fireworks

Dolphin and Fireworks Tour aboard the Dolphin Seafari

Available Mid-June - Mid-August, Tuesdays only
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 hours

$50 adults/teens
$35 children (12 & under)

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Sunset Dolphin Tour aboard the Dolphin Seafari

Available March through January, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays
90 minute dolphin tour. Gets you up close and personal with these amazing animals. Learn about Hilton Head Island, local nature and all about bottlenose dolphins.

90 minutes

$45 adults/teens
$26 children (12 & under)

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Salt Marsh Dolphin Day and Sunset Sails

Available year round

From the comfort of this stable, peaceful sailboat, you’ll enjoy dolphins, birds, and nature while learning about the salt marsh ecosystem and Hilton Head Island's unique local history. On every trip, they provide a cooler with plenty of ice and a bottle of water for each person. You are welcome to bring any other drinks and snacks you would like. Please make sure your beer is in cans and you have a plastic cup to pour your wine into.

Each day trip is 90+ minutes and each sunset trip is 2+, hours
 and departs daily.

Private day charter pricing starts from $245 for up to 6 guests. Private sunset charters pricing starts from $345 for up to 6 guests.

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Native Son Tiki Boat Dolphin Tours

Available Year Round

In the comfort of a custom built Tiki boat go early or go late – whatever it takes to be in the right place to catch nature’s magic unfolding. Check crab traps, throw the cast net, get up close to the beautiful bottlenose dolphins and see all the amazing sea birds. Their Sunset tours are unmatched on Hilton Head Island. Bring your own music, cocktails and snacks or contact Captain Byron for their famous custom touches.

 

Personalized trips for up to 6 passengers. Tours available from $170

Holiday Boat for Dolphin Tours

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 is specially designed for optimum sightseeing with multiple decks and seating options with space to move around and restrooms and a snack bar.

Each trip is 1.
75 hours and include a local knowledgeable tour guide.

Prices range from $12.95 per child & $28.95 per adult. Children under 2 are free. Sunset cruises are $14.95 per child & $32.95 per adult.

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Dolphin Tours with Outside Hilton Head

Availability Varies

Outside Hilton Head's guides are highly trained and knowledgeable, ensuring guests have a safe and enjoyable experience exploring our beautiful ecology and marine life and experiencing the great outdoors. Their boats are stable, comfortable, and ideal for viewing wildlife.

Dolphin and Tubing

Dolphin & Tubing Experience

The prefect combination of two of our most popular trips. Watch for dolphins, birds and other marine wildlife as you zip through the tidal marsh on a tubing adventure!

2.5 Hours for 6-12 passengers
3 Hours for 16 passengers

$465 for up to 6 people
$675 for up to 12 people

$995 for up to 16 people

Dolphin Tour

Dolphin & Nature Tour

This 90-minute Dolphin and Nature Tour is one of the most popular tours on Hilton Head Island. Led by experienced interpretive naturalist captains who are passionate about the local ecosystem, guests can be assured that they will be entertained with fun-facts and stories about the local history and culture while learning about the beautiful tidal salt marsh and its many inhabitants. You’ll have a blast spotting and learning about the variety of birds and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, our favorite marine mammal.

1.5 Hours

$45 for Adults
$35 for Children 12 and under

Free for Children under 2

Dolphin Tour at Sunset

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

On this 90-minute tour, discover the salt marsh and watch for local dolphins! Bring along snacks and beverages to enjoy on board while you take in the  gorgeous Lowcountry sunset. This experience is one-of -a-kind!

1.5 Hours

$55 for Adults
$45 for Children 12 and under

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