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Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours

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Hilton Head, SC, USA
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About Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours
Dolphin Discoveries will take you on a boat ride that is sure to be one of your favorite memories of Hilton Head Island! We tour the waters surrounding Hilton Head where friendly Bottlenose Dolphins feed and play. The Dolphins don't seem to mind at all if we turn off our motor and watch all the fun things they do. Some of them we've even named over the years. Blackbeard, Choppy and Nick are just a few of our favorites as they sometimes are as curious about us as we are about them and may swim right over to the boat to say hello! This is an activity that is fun for all ages. After all, how can it not be fun being out on the water watching Dolphins from close up!! Our tours are either private or semi-private meaning we take 6 passengers maximum so everyone on the boat has plenty of room to move about to get the best views of the dolphins. You won't have to fight for camera room to get the fun photos you would like since it will usually be just you and you family. Couples are welcome too as we will just pair you up with another couple. Please call us today to make your reservation as reservations are required. If you are feeling adventurous, or your kids are, we do offer our Family Shark Fishing tours in the warmer months also. Catch and release, just for fun! But the Sharks will give you time for a picture too! We go after the smaller 2, 3 to 4 footers just for the kids. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Celestial90 wrote a review 18 Oct
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This was our first dolphin boat tour at Hilton Head, we even brought our almost 3 year old, so I was nervous. She had an absolute blast being on the water and seeing the dolphins and so did the adults! It was one of the best experiences we've ever had. It made our trip just perfect! I wouldn't of picked any other tour than this one, it was so much fun and the guide was so great and very accommodating. We especially loved the fact that there are only 6 people on the tour at a time so everyone had a great view and we were right by all the action! This is the best dolphin tour my family has been on, don't look further...book this one now!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Katie R wrote a review 10 Oct
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Jay was knowledgeable about the wildlife and their habits. He used his experience to find dolphins and other animals feeding in the wild. We saw a baby dolphin with its mother. We saw three dolphins feeding in shallower waters, and we saw a large pod of dolphins behind a fishing boat. This trip will probably spoil us for future trips because of the amount and variety of dolphins we saw, but it was a memorable time to share with our family! We enjoyed having one guide for the six of us, and the size of the boat allowed everyone to be able to see!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Heather A wrote a review 6 Oct
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Captain Craig Ryan was excellent with my grandsons and my family. We have been taking fishing trips for years and he was patient and put us on the largest fish we have ever caught. Great time! Great Captain!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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thercon722 wrote a review Sep 2021
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Jay was our Captain, and did a fantastic job at finding Dolphins and shore birds for me to photograph! We really appreciated his knowledge and desire to find whatever we wanted to see. As a “ Bird Nerd” I was especially excited to see a Roseate Spoonbill! As we were coming back to the dock, we were treated to a manatee sighting . I highly recommend this tour, and ask for Jay! 😁
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Kylie T wrote a review Sep 2021
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We had an absolutely fabulous time! Captain Joe was very knowledgeable and knew exactly where all the dolphins would be! It was also a safe fun boat ride for my two year old! There was a slight mix up with payment and we were accidentally charged twice but Dave, the owner, was extremely helpful and resolved the issue quickly!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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