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Dolphin Tours in Hilton Head Island, SC

Dolphin Tours in Hilton Head Island, SC

Dolphin Tours in Hilton Head Island, SC

Dolphin Tours in Hilton Head Island, SC

Dolphin Tours in Hilton Head Island, SC


Skiff Boat Tours

skiff sitting in front of harbor town light house on hilton head island

Come experience a Hilton Head dolphin tour where you will drive your own two-person skiff boat. This up-close and personal 25–30-mile adventure allows you to see dolphins and wildlife in their natural habitat. A local guide will safely navigate you through the waters of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Daufuskie Island and eco-hotspots. You will feel the thrill of the tides while soaking in unforgettable nature.

Children 5 or older are welcome as passengers and no experience necessary for drivers. Drivers must present a valid state driver’s license upon arrival.

Hour Glass 2 hours & 30 minutes

Island Skiff Dolphin Tour Highlights

We offer 1 exciting route around bull island and depending on the time of year or the tide of the water every dolphin experience is different. During spring, summer and fall we can see a variety of wild animals like jumping stingrays, bald eagles, sea turtles and even baby dolphins!

Then within each day, we experience different tides (water level) which allows us to witness birds wading in the shallows or diving in the deep for fish. We have the possibility to watch strand feeding dolphins at low tide or get lucky and experience them jumping high in the air at a higher tide. Regardless of the year or tides all of our guest have a great experience.

If you are ready for an adventure, this tour will bring you away from the congestion of Hilton Head and take you to the undeveloped islands nearby where our local dolphins live and play!

More information

Dolphin Strand Feeding

10 Animals we could see on Tours

Tide Charts for Tour

a dolphin swimming in a body of water

NEW! Now Offering Speedboat Dolphin Tours

$125 | 2 Hours & 30 Minutes

Nervous about trying Island Skiff?Try out our other option at Hilton Head Speedboat Tours. This dolphin tour and guided route is exactly the same as the skiffs but you’re in a more traditional style boat that tends to be a dryer and smoother ride. Also, this boat tours weight limit is not a per person limit like skiffs but instead a total weight limit of 500 pounds. Come check us out today!

Island Skiff Dolphin Tour Location

Located at Broad Creek Marina on Hilton Head Island near the base of the cross island bridge. Our convenient mid-island location offers free parking and has no gate fees. Inside our marine you will find zipline, go-carts, Up the Creek Pub and Fish Camp restaurant. On our tour you will travel more than 25 miles of nature-rich waters where you will see dolphin pods living and feeding in their natural habitat. Each tour is over 2 hours long, allowing you to skiff or mini boat through the calm creeks while feeling the thrill of captaining your own boat.

★★★★★ Reviews on TripAdvisor

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Hilton Head dolphin discovery

Excellent! The skiffs are fast and fun. Easy to maneuver. Ran high tide marsh channels in search of dolphins. Found several and up close. Swam up to us and under our boats. Really special. Included a mom and two babies. The guide was great. Knowledgeable and funny. He knew exactly where to take us. Highly recommended.

– Gregory L., TripAdvisor
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This was a wonderful experience! We saw loads of dolphins and waterfowl. It was fun and exciting! Nick was full of interesting facts about the island and surrounding area!

– Minda B., TripAdvisor
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So much fun!

This tour was easily the best part of my trip to Hilton Head Island. We saw dolphins at a few different spots, and our tour guide, Duncan was knowledgable with the different kinds of wildlife that inhabit the area. The boats were awesome and it was super cool being just off the water for a unique experience. Thank you again from "Team Toronto"!

– Rachel P., TripAdvisor
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We thoroughly enjoyed the speed a little boats! Hold onto your hat and expect to get splashed. We saw dolphins, but after disembarking, there was a dolphin pat the pier providing a much better view! Would highly recommend this. We will repeat next visit. Look at Groupon for a deal or call ahead if you have a large group.

– Jackie H., TripAdvisor
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Great time on the water

What a fun way to get out on the water. We had an incredible encounter with some dolphins I was sad we had to leave. We had to keep on time. I could have spent the entire day with the dolphins. It never gets old for me. He also took us to harbor town and took our photos in front of the lighthouse. I wish we were able to get more photos on the water too.

– Nicole C., TripAdvisor
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Fantastic Time

Jeff did a great job. You can really tell that he takes great pride in what he does. Saw lots of dolphins and driving the boat was a blast.

– Doug F., TripAdvisor