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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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jalisa B wrote a review Yesterday
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Very relaxing! I'm glad they had a snack bar on the boat. It was nice seeing all the dolphins together. Beautiful views. Definitely will do it again.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Lisa H wrote a review 6 Jul
Independence, Missouri45 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a super fun way to spend a couple of hours. Crew was friendly and the dolphins were amazing. It is priced very reasonably, plus we found a discount on Groupon. Totally recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Steve R wrote a review Jun 2020
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We saw a pod of 10-12 dolphins! Also saw some single dolphins and a mother with a baby. The captain was very knowledgable and kept us informed at all times. Great trip.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Mandm1985 wrote a review Jun 2020
Winston Salem, North Carolina31 contributions5 helpful votes
Fantastic crew and we saw dolphins within a few minutes! Captain Justin was fun and the crew were very professional. The boat is really nice with lots of seating, drinks and snacks, and covered areas as well. It was fun to see so many dolphins and even a few sting rays jumping!
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Date of experience: June 2020
STG wrote a review Jun 2020
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It was a nice relaxing way to start off vacation. We reached the island around 2pm and our cruise was at 4pm. This gave us just enough time to get checked in and catch the shuttle to the boat. We killed a little time at the shops on the way, don't do it. I advise getting there
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Plenty of Dolphins
Beautiful sunset and saw plenty of Dolphins up close! Comfortable boat ride and accommodations as well.
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Unique experience!
So unique and something new to try. We originally planned for the 4:00 cruise, but were called and recommended to s
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Great to see how shrimp is caught and everything else. We caught and released a shark, string ray, and more.
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Very average. Spend your money elsewhere.
There was very little interaction between crew and passengers. Just a short sail out to a spot. Sat there. Turned a
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I brought my family to get an experience on a classic racing boat. My teenage kids and wife had heard my stories of
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Lindsey L
Fun unique experience
Such a fun trip! Started out a little slow (we didn’t realize the trawling part would mean a slow pace) but once w
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Aboard now on stars and stiles. Sails up but captain just hanging out talking we are pretty much just having in the
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Great experience
Great outdoor experience. We all enjoyed watching the sunset and listening to fun scientific facts by the man drivi
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Great cruise!
Great relaxing cruise in the harbor, saw plenty of dolphins and great views of Dafuskie Island. I would recommend!
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Loved but a few flaws
Had a lot of dolphin sightseeing, but after that kinda got boring. Would like to seen more after dolphins but still
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Great Fun even without much wind!
While our very experienced Captain and crew couldn't control the lack of wind, he did make the experience fun anywa
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Beyond impressed with this Adventure! This was such a unique sight seeing experience not only do you experience the
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What an amazing experience!
My daughter & her family (husband and 4 & 8 year olds) came to visit from Michigan and we thought this sounded very
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Daufuski Island
We took the excursion to Daufuski Island. The crew of the Vagabond were nice. The captain pointed out interesting t
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What a Trip!!
Capt. Spike, Lauren, and Gabby were awesome! Our group was so much and the guides were fun, knowledgeable, and frie
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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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