Dolphin Cruises

Dolphin Cruises

Dolphin Cruises Near Hilton HeadNature is what Hilton Head is all about and there isn't a better way to get in touch with nature than go on a dolphin watch cruise. Besides getting up close and personal with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that make this beautiful area home, you also will be treated to a lesson about our other abundant wildlife. Although these cruises are great for children, don't think you are ever too old to be enchanted by these wonderful creatures. (Just remember it is a federal offense to feed dolphin.)

There are many tours that can take you out for a guided, narrated dolphin watch in boats that range from kayaks to Zodiac to catamarans to double-deck ships. The following are just a few that are available.

Zodiac boats are low to the water inflatable boats with rigid hulls that hold up to 6 people plus the captain. Two such companies are:

Commander Zodiac
South Beach Marina 

Enviro Tours 
Harbour Town Marina 

If there are more than six people in your party and you want to be together, there are enviro tour boats that can hold more passengers but are still small enough to provide a close-up view.

SS Pelican (20 passengers)
Broad Creek Marina

Dolphin Seafari (22 passengers)
Palmetto Bay Marina

For those who like to sail, sail boats and sailing catamarans are available for eco tours also.

Broad Creek Marina

Schooner Welcome
Shelter Cove Harbour

Pau Hana and Flying Circus 
Palmetto Bay Marina 

See Also: Hilton Head Marinas