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90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island

By Cross Island Cruises
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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from
€264.34
per group (up to 6)
from
€264.34
per group (up to 6)

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Ages 0-120
Duration:1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Licensed Captain and Low Country Master Naturalist, providing an in-depth narrative for your group
  • Private Vessel for your Family Tour
What's not included
  • Gratuity


Departure details
  • 68 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA Enter the parking lot of Cross Island Boat Landing, just under the Cross Island Parkway. Plenty of parking available. Walk down to the docks to meet your Captain.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 313654P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from 90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island
  • Boat is sanitized after each and every use. No other passengers on board during your charter.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with 90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island?
How much is 90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island?
90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island price starts from €260.04. Discover and book 90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island on Tripadvisor
What is the 90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island cancellation policy?
90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island?
90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island is hosted by Cross Island Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cross Island Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 90-Minute Private Dolphin Tour in Hilton Head Island on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 313654P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    68 Helmsman Way
    68 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
    Enter the parking lot of Cross Island Boat Landing, just under the Cross Island Parkway. Plenty of parking available. Walk down to the docks to meet your Captain.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Harbour Town Lighthouse and Museum
    Daufuskie Island
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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P8214XElizt
P8214XElizt
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Highly recommend this fantastic experience!
Amazing! We’ve been on several tours and this was definitely our favorite. We learned so much, saw a ton of dolphin
roberttT8846RJ
roberttT8846RJ
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Comb no further! Cross Island Cruises is a must.
What a great day! Thank you Captain Mark! We had a great ride and were able to see several dolphins, crabs, starfi
B7184FBlaurenw
B7184FBlaurenw
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Dolphin Strand Feeding and More!
Captain Mark is the best tour guide around. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife around HHI and we lea
O4093CYkathym
O4093CYkathym
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An Absolutely Unforgettable Experience
I simply cannot say enough good things about Captain Mark! His kindness, personability, knowledge of and passion fo
joleneh633
joleneh633
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Excellent
Captain Mark made sure we got the best experience possible! We saw many dolphins, searched for shells and other oce
jessicahV9402QL
jessicahV9402QL
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Highlight of Trip
Captain Mark was a great Captain! The trip was fun, engaging, at our tempo. Vanishing Island is like no place you’
P9387LGreneew
P9387LGreneew
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This tour was a highlight of our trip!
Wonderful tour! Captain Mark was fantastic and told us so much about the area. We were able to see wild dolphins,
LoveMyHusky9
LoveMyHusky9
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Amazing experience!!!
Amazing tour!! Captain Mark was awesome and really great with my young kids and we learned a lot! We saw dolphins
A8044XLpaulp
A8044XLpaulp
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A great trip and lots to see
Capt. Mark was knowledgeable and personable. He made us feel safe and kept our sea-sick prone family member in the
mokiemokiemokie
mokiemokiemokie
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Incredibly knowledgeable guide. Awesome!
Fantastic tour for myself, husband and our two tweens. Captain Mark got us out to the sandbar before other tours ar
Mary L
Mary L
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Great Experience for All Ages
Such a great time! It was our three year old grandson’s very first boat ride and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Capt
Alee2123
Alee2123
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Wonderful experience
This was a great experience seeing a part of HH that we haven’t seen before. We had a great time with Captain Mark
kristyk96
kristyk96
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Amazing experience on Hilton Head
His communication was top notch!! He sent pictures of where you needed to go. He was on time picking us up, but let
Relax605168
Relax605168
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Our new must-do adventure on Hilton Head Island!
We've been coming to HHI for a handful of years with our four children and always try to have an adventure. Captain
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Unforgettable! Book this Now!
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1nobleman1
Lexington, KY43 contributions
Unbelievable trip! My wife & I took my parents and two teenagers. Captain Mark stayed booked up, but I called the number on his website & left a message just to see if he had an cancellations. Well, he called me back and added another tour time just for us! He monitored the weather and texted w/me to keep me updated leading up to our trip. I cannot begin to tell you how great of a boat captain he is! Not only does he drive the boat perfectly, but he takes you to to secret areas where Dolphin families hang out. We even got to watch a family w/two baby dolphins swim all around our boat for quite sometime. I mentioned that my 17-year-old daughter would like to find a show or two and he took us to a place called vanishing Island and even jumped out of the boat and found some sand dollars for her! This is without a doubt the best boat trip we have ever taken! While and Hilton Head we sailed on the Americas cup sailboat out of harbortown and Captain Mark puts their tour to shame! If you can only do one tour while you were in HHI, it’s a no brainer…..book w/Captain Mark! You won’t believe how much he knows about the area and the wildlife. We really enjoyed having our own personal guide! He treated us like royalty and I now see why he has all 5 star ratings!!!! I Didn’t think I would be able to find a boat trip that would be so awesome for my senior citizen parents & my active teenagers!
Written 16 July 2022
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Wow, thank you so much for this review! You guys were an absolute blast to have out and show around. We got very fortunate with the weather. One of the reasons I enjoy running my own tour company is having more flexibility on exploring, especially when someone has a request or two for something special. Thanks again for coming out and hope to see you again next season!
Written 18 July 2022
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KarenZ N
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Captain Mark was very knowledgeable and gave a wonderful, informative tour. We were 6 family members; we saw nesting ospreys, pool learned so much about the ecosystem and the importance of oysters in Hilton Head waters, and saw more dolphins on the 4 pm tour than any of the previous dolphin tours with other companies in years of visiting HH. His boat was very comfortable with padded seats, and every passenger has a great view. Highly recommend!!!
Written 28 June 2022
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CaptainMark843
Thank you Karen! I really appreciate the kind words. We were very fortunate to see so many dolphins! While I can never say with certainty what we’re going to see, it’s truly special when trips like that happen. Thank you again, and looking forward to seeing you again!
Written 29 June 2022
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bfalkin2018
Morristown, NJ1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was a great trip. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is interested in being out on the water, seeing dolphins and learning about the area history and wildlife. Captain Mark did a great job making us feel comfortable and answering all questions.
Written 9 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your review! I really enjoyed the time spent with your family! Looking forward to seeing you next season!
Written 13 June 2022
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Melanie100
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
Mark was an amazing boat Captain very knowledgeable and tried to keep everyone engaged in the trip. We had a blast! Even the teens enjoyed the trip. The price is extremely reasonable and loved that he allows the private tours up to 6 people. We definitely will be going on another boat ride the next time we are in Hilton Head. The boat was very clean and Mark took us to some nice Dolphin viewing areas as well as some hidden gems around.
Written 28 September 2022
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Thank you so much Melanie! The kids asked some great questions throughout the tour! Super happy we got to spot as many dolphins as we did! Looking forward to having you guys out again!
Written 30 September 2022
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Conner B
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Captain Mark provided an excellent experience with the promise of seeing dolphins fulfilled almost immediately. Captain Mark provided great instructions ahead of time on where to meet. He happily shared his knowledge of the island with us, providing meal recommendations, places to visit, and showing us some of the different areas from the comfort of the boat. Very family friendly experience! We were able to bring our 1-year old son with us and he had a great time seeing all the dolphins, birds and the many other boats! He even sent us photos of us viewing the dolphins! We will definitely do a tour with Captain Mark again when in the area.
Written 1 September 2022
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Thank you Conner! I had a great time with you guys showing you around the waters. Very happy the little guy had such a good time for his first boat outing! Looking forward to seeing you next year!
Written 2 September 2022
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Katie Lynn B
Shreveport2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Captain Mark’s dolphin tour will be the highlight of your Hilton Head vacation! This tour is so fun and informative. He has a wealth of info to share about the local wildlife, especially the show-stopping bottle nose dolphins, and no one is better at finding the dolphins than Mark.
Enjoy a gorgeous cruise around the Calibogue Sound, see some amazing wildlife, and learn all about the local ecosystem and island communities. You’ll be so happy you booked this tour!
Written 29 January 2022
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TangledUpInChicago
Chicago, IL12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We had a great trip with Captain Mark. We are a family of four, and he made us feel welcome the moment we got on the boat. We saw lots of dolphins and Captain Mark was a wonderful guide. We’ll definitely go back next time we’re in town and recommend this to anybody looking for some dolphins or just want to get out on the water for a bit.
Written 18 August 2022
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Thank you! You guys were a lot of fun to take out and show around! Thank you for coming out with me and looking forward to seeing you soon!
Written 19 August 2022
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Anjelica T
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Marks out of this world customer service made this entire experience. He was personable and texted us prior to our appointment about the weather to let us know that if the storm rolled in we would have to reschedule. He not only offered alternative times but worked with us going back and forth on when we wanted to go.
We saw so many dolphins on the tour and Mark had so much knowledge about the marine life in Hilton Head and the ocean in general. We’ve done other dolphin tours in Hilton Head and this was by far the best experience we’ve ever had. The dolphins were abundant and close, and we got the most incredible pictures.The weather was perfect and Mark gave an exceptional tour, next time we come back we will absolutely be booking with Mark.
Written 9 July 2022
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Anjelica, thank you SO MUCH! I’m so glad the weather worked out in our favor and we got to see the big pod! Very blessed to have been part of you showing your friends around the area. I hope to see you all again soon!
Written 10 July 2022
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Kat113
Holt, MO6 contributions
Absolutely amazing way to view the dolphins. Capt. Mark is knowledgeable of the area's local flora and fauna, and we all had a blast! Taking into consideration we (a family of 4) would have paid almost the same price for a public tour, choosing a private one was a no brainer. The while family (mom, dad, 2 teenage boys) had a great time, and we look forward to booking again the next time we're in town.
If you're on the fence about this, do it. You will NOT regret it.
Written 11 August 2022
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Thank you Kat! I SO appreciate you! I try to keep my prices comparable to booking the big bus tours because I think everyone should have an opportunity to see marine life in a more personalized setting without breaking the bank. Had a great time exploring with you guys! Can’t wait to see you again!
Written 12 August 2022
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Skylar M
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
10/10 experience. We absolutely loved Captain Mark!! He was super knowledgeable about the area, gives great recommendations, and had really great energy. We got to see so many dolphins and lots of different bird species. He even covered the seats with towels before we got there so they wouldn’t be too hot to sit on. This experience was absolutely worth every penny and I will gladly be doing this again!
Written 28 June 2022
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CaptainMark843
Thank you Skylar! I’m glad you guys found me! Really enjoyed spending time with you two out on the water. I’m glad I got to be part of your first memories on HHI! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Written 29 June 2022
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