Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise

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Hilton Head Island, USA

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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Experience the beauty of low-country on this 90-minute, narrated Dolphin Nature Cruise aboard the Vagabond! Enjoy a live narration by the Vagabond's naturalist captain, and see some of our local Atlantic Bottlenosed Dolphins! Departing from Harbour Town Yacht Basin just below the icon Lighthouse. Best of all, dolphin sightings are guaranteed!

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Average 4.54 out of 5 stars based on 99 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
510karlz, Nov 2022 Verified
Our visit captured at least 2 dozen Bottle Nosed Dolphins during our 90 minute cruise in the early afternoon. Our captain was very informative and knowledgeable about the environment and the dolphins. Very comfortable ride, benches, and attentive crew. Dolphins kept popping up on both sides of the ship. Young families were very comfortable. We had a great time up front and in the bow!
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
Jill F, Nov 2022 Verified
We had a wonderful time on the dolphin cruise. Captain Justin and Ish were great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We were happy that they took safety seriously and they reviewed what to do if there was an emergency. The best part was watching the dolphins. We will do this cruise again when we visit Hilton Head again.
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
Departure21402358419, Oct 2022 Verified
Informative cruise and many dolphins making appearances. Ishmael was a great host and the captain was knowledge. It was fun to get acquainted with a canonball jellyfish. Very cool.
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
Happiness88634, Oct 2022 Verified
Nice cruise. Saw lots of dolphins and crew was very pleasant. Harbor town area where boat launches is also very nice with shopping and a couple of restaurants
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
jennaward, Oct 2022 Verified
Leisurely way to experience Hilton Head! Captain Doreen was a great source of history and ecology! She was able to find dolphins for us to see up close.
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
teresa1688, Sep 2022 Verified
We had a wonderful trip. Everything was perfect. We saw several groups of dolphins. The captain gave good introduction to the local environment and introductions on dolphin sightings. The weather was sunny and breezy and we had a smooth sail.
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
I6064GSbrendag, Sep 2022 Verified
It was a very pleasurable and informative cruise. Seen quite a few dolphins and some with caves. The crew was very friendly and informative about the dolphins, other wild life, eco-system and how everything interacted.
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
Sherryl F, Sep 2022 Verified
Saw lots of Dolphins. Some came close enough to boat for a really close look. Crew was great in pointing out where to look for dolphins and interesting points on shore line.
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
heathermeat, Aug 2022 Verified
Fantastic afternoon aboard the Vagabond. Justin the Skipper was incredibly informative, telling us all about the dolphins we were seeing (and there were so many pods around our boat!). Chase and Taylor were friendly and helpful, rounding our a wonderful experience for our entire family. Would definitely recommend this outing to anyone looking for a great afternoon outing!
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise
Tiffstravelco, Aug 2022 Verified
We had an amazing experience on the Dolphin cruise. We were greeted before we got on by a friendly photographer and it only got better from there. We were traveling with a wide range of ages from my youngest (almost 2) to my dad (91) with strollers and walkers. They were very accommodating and helpful. It was threatening to rain with overcast skies and I was glad to see that there was plenty of covering, although it is an open air boat. I just expected to go out into the water, possibly see a dolphin or not and just enjoy the ride. However, they narrated the whole ride and share information about South Carolina, the Sea Islands, history with some of the house and lighthouses, other places in the area, the beaches of Hilton Head and plenty more about the marine animals-specifically dolphins. We saw SO many dolphins. Some super close and others further out. I was concerned that my parents, who didn't move on the boat and were seated on the side, may not get to see anything. They also got a great view of the dolphins! We enjoyed the ride, narration, staff and the views of the dolphins so up close. As a travel agent, I will definitely recommend this cruise to clients traveling to HHI.

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