Water activity

Hilton Head Island: Dolphin and Nature Tour

Hilton Head Island: Dolphin and Nature Tour

Activity provider: Cross Island Cruises
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 269 per group up to 6

Explore the Calibogue Sound on a private boat tour, and discover dolphins in the wild while learning about the island and its ecology on this tour guided by a Master Captain.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • See wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins up close and personal in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a private boat tour with a Master Captain and see the beauty of the sound
  • Learn about the amazing ecology of the salt marsh and the history of the island
  • Explore the Calibogue Sound and see other creatures depending on the season
Full description

Bring inquisitive minds and cameras on this private dolphin tour with a Master Captain.

Explore the Calibogue Sound by boat for 90 minutes and have the opportunity to observe wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins swimming, feeding, and socializing.

See these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat, and learn about the history of the island, the ecology of the low country, and particularly the salt marsh.

Watch the dolphins and learn about their social habits, physiology, diet, and more. Enjoy an opportunity to view other marine animals like rays, sea turtles, manatees, and sharks, who make cameos throughout the season.

  • Guided by a Master Captain with in-depth narration
  • Private, spacious, clean boat for your group, up to 6 passengers
  • Filtered water provided (please bring a reusable water bottle)
  • All taxes and fees included in price
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, besides water
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Captain Mark was great! He was very educational and made it interesting not only for the pre-teen that was with us, but also the adults. He took his time while we watched the dolphins and we never felt rushed. Great job navigating the waves as it was a choppy afternoon; he handled it like a pro. We definitely will book with him again! Thanks for the memories!

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March 14, 2022

Captain Mark from Cross Island Cruises was fantastic. He proactively made contact with us ahead of the time to ensure we knew where to be and when. We then had to reschedule due to sea conditions but he accommodated us at a time that worked. He was very knowledgeable about the sound, the habitats and all the wildlife and we got close up to a lot of great birds and dolphins. Thoroughly recommend.

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March 5, 2022

Captain Mark was awesome!! We saw dolphins right away. He kept us all dry on a very windy day!! We can’t wait to return next year and head out again with him!

April 21, 2022

Product ID: 411157