Posted on 5/14/2021

5 Best Dolphin Tours in Hilton Head

Have a summer vacation to Hilton Head in the plans? If you are visiting in the month of June, a dolphin cruise is a must! With warming waters surrounding the islands of Hilton Head, June can be the perfect time to watch the dolphins swimming and playing. Luckily, Hilton Head is home to plenty of tour agencies that will take you out on the water and teach you even more about these incredible creatures!

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Dolphins swim along a tour in Hilton Head

Dolphin & Nature Tour

Hop aboard a Dolphin & Nature Tour to explore Broad Creek and get a glimpse of the local scenery and animals that await. Of course dolphins are the highlight of this tour, but you can also keep an eye out for otters, bald eagles, ospreys, pelicans, and more! The covered boat will keep you shaded during your tour but plan on bringing sunscreen and enjoy the ride!

Captain Mark’s Dolphin Cruises

Capatain Mark’s Dolphin Cruises offer a variety of experiences that will get you in touch with nature! Enjoy a Dolphin Watch Nature Cruise to spot a playful dolphin swimming through Hilton Head’s waterways or opt for a Dolphin Watch Sunset Cruise to relax and take in the views of Hilton Head as the sun goes down. For even more adventure, you can hop aboard a Hilton Head Crabbing Adventure to catch the little crabs for yourself!

Mermaid of Hilton Head

With Mermaid of Hilton Head, you can see both dolphins and mermaids! Book a daytime dolphin cruise to enjoy a day out on the water or choose a sunset cruise to watch the sun go down as you scout for dolphins. For an even more magical adventure, book a mermaid encounter tour for a chance to meet a real-life mermaid!

Island Explorer

Climb aboard a custom-built, 12 passenger boat with an engine specifically designed to be quiet and low-emission with Island Explorer! You can expect an eco-tour and dolphin excursion that is led by a professional captain who works to ensure that your family has a fun experience out on the waters of Hilton Head! Other tours offered by Island Explorer include the Vanishing Island Expedition where you can beachcomb along the Broad Creek salt marshes that are only accessible at low tide.

Vagabond Cruise

Vagabond Cruise offers a variety of different tours including daytime and sunset dolphin cruises where you can relax as you move over the water and look out for the gorgeous creatures swimming alongside the boat. Other tours you can choose from include a historic savannah cruise, a dinner cruise, and even firework cruises during the summer! You won't want to miss the experience of a dolphin cruise!

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