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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Ocean Cruise provided by Vagabond Cruise

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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Ocean Cruise

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Optimize your chances of spotting wild dolphins, herons, and more on this wildlife-watching cruise from Hilton Head. Unwind as you soak up sights such as Haig Point Lighthouse, Daufuskie Island, and the Low Country coastline from the water and learn more about the flora and fauna you come across from your naturalist guide on this family-friendly excursion.
  • Optimize your chances of spotting aquatic life on a boat tour
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of a naturalist guide
  • See the Low Country coastline and its landmarks from the water
  • Unwind over an aperitif with drinks available to buy on board
Important Information
Departure Point
149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 90-minute sightseeing cruise
  • Dolphin sightings
  • Spectacular views of the low-country
  • Views of the Haig Point Lighthouse
  • Adult beverages available for purchase
  • Entry/Admission - Vagabond Cruise
  • Entrance fees into the Sea Pines Resort $8 per vehicle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund final decision on safe cruise conditions are determined by the vessels Captain at departure time of the cruise
  • There is no charge for an infant 2-under, but a ticket is still needed to account for them
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aissia Mosley wrote a review 2 Jun
Statesboro, Georgia16 contributions
Had a wonderful time with my boyfriend. Got to see beautiful creatures from the sea. I met new people on the boat as well. The girls and the captain were wonderful. This was a great opportunity. They also take your picture before you board, and you have the choice to purchase it
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Date of experience: May 2020
Michael L wrote a review 2 Jun
2 contributions
Neat seeing all the wildlife! The captain has a good sense of humor. I would most definitely recommend this excursion.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Alla K wrote a review 1 Jun
new york, United States4 contributions
We had a big group with 5 adults and 8 children varying ages from 3-18. Everyone had an amazing time!! We saw dolphins 5 min into the boat ride. Captain was very informative and staff super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended 🙌
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Date of experience: June 2020
Sideah T wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution
We didnt see not one dolphin. But it was a nice experience. It was my son 3rd birthday and he loves the water and animals so we were super excited about this cruise.
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Date of experience: May 2020
April in NC wrote a review May 2020
3 contributions
Great experience. Captain was very knowledgeable. Saw many dolphins and other sea life. Would do this again. Great price on Groupon.
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Date of experience: May 2020
About the operator

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By: Vagabond Cruise
Love the sunset cruise.
Had a great time, crew was very nice and fun..AAA cruise. Very nice boat and clean. Beautiful sunset.
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Marie M
A perfect day
A perfect day - A beautiful sail on a perfect weather day. Peter was a wonderful captain and was so accommodating t
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Ok If You Don’t Want To Drive
If you don’t want to drive, this is an ok alternative. While the crew was fine, the ship was crowded. If you sit do
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Oh What a Day!
I was on cloud nine throughout the sail. The wind wasn't really blowing, but we coasted out into the water. Smoot
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Great boat ride
The staff was friendly. The coffee was good and not a RIP off. We docked at a perfect location. Had time for a trol
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Just OK
A 30 minute ride in a car to Savannah from HH. 2 hour boat ride. Nothing to see along the shore except gas refineri
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Got free dinner tickets for sitting thru a time share presentation while in HH for the weekend
We went on the Harbour Town cruises for dinner on Saturday night. Had a great time. Nice ship and great waitress ,
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Sunset Valentine Cruise
It was ok. Staff was pleasant, food was pretty good, but for what you pay it would be nice IF: you could see out al
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Perfect trip
This was by far the best trip we’ve taken. Grew up on the Gulf Coast and never been shrimping before. Learned so mu
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Sunset dinner cruise
The food was excellent and the crew was awesome. The crew was very attentive and worked really hard to make certai
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Educational & Fun
My husband and I went on the Shrimp Trawler while visiting Hilton Head over Christmas. Captain Spike and Mate Kaile
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More time in Savannah
Relaxing boat ride in December. Sure beats driving. Enjoyed a beautiful day in Savannah. The time flew by. Wish we
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Terrific experience!
Highly recommend. The captain and crew are top notch and friendly. Food was to die for. We're definitely coming
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Christmas cruise
What an amazing day for Christmas so much food and good company a lot of fun. Great food great music
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Thanksgiving Sunset Cruise
We were called the day before to ask if we could board early so there would be more daylight during the 2 hour crui
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Key Details
  • Vagabond Cruise, Harbour Town Lighthouse
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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