Cross Island Cruises
Boat Tours • Eco Tours • Private Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Hilton Head, United States
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Why book with Cross Island Cruises
  • USCG Master Captain
  • Lowcountry Master Naturalist
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Adventure Tours
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 100% of travellers
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€261.47
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Adventure Tours
2–3 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 100% of travellers
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€358.68
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David W
Hilton Head, SC1 contribution
Everything about this 90 minute trip was great. Captain Mark promised us dolphins and we saw plenty! His easy going narration was filled with interesting facts about dolphins, the Lowcountry ecosystem and the island neighborhoods we passed by. The skiff was quite comfortable for our group of 5. We went out on a beautiful day and had an excellent time. Thanks Mark!
Written 27 November 2022
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Thank you David! We couldn’t have asked for better weather in November! It was great meeting you and getting a chance to spend some time with your family exploring. I really appreciate you choosing my tour and taking the time to do a review! Looking forward to having you guys out again!
Written 29 November 2022
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Liz T
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Amazing! We’ve been on several tours and this was definitely our favorite. We learned so much, saw a ton of dolphins, and the vanishing island is a neat experience. Captain Mark was phenomenal — very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Written 27 November 2022
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Thank you Liz! I really enjoyed having your family out on the water and appreciate you being flexible with your schedule! The waters are a little cool this time of year, but there is still so much to see, and exploring the island never disappoints! Thanks again for including my tour into your vacation plans and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 29 November 2022
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Megan S
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
We had the best time on this excursion. Highly worth the little bit extra to take a private more personalized tour. Captain Mark was great. Knowledge, friendly, funny. One of the best parts of our Hilton Head visit. Do it!
Written 19 November 2022
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Thank you Megan! I really enjoyed having your family out exploring the area! You guys were an amazing amount of fun! Really looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 23 November 2022
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Ry P
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Let me say that this tour literally made our trip overly perfect. Captain Mark really made this a special tour for us. We learned so much history about HH (not just dolphins, but plenty of education regarding them as well). We can’t encourage this personalized trip enough for those on the fence deciding to take the 40 passenger boat or spending a little more on this (up to 6 passengers) trip. Captain ensured we had perfect directions to the dock and even let our trip go a little longer than we paid for. We really can’t praise his professionalism and caring nature enough. We can’t wait to go again!!!!
Written 13 November 2022
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Thank you Ryan! I really enjoyed having you guys out! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Written 14 November 2022
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Robert T
1 contribution
What a great day! Thank you Captain Mark! We had a great ride and were able to see several dolphins, crabs, starfish, birds, etc. We even caught a glimpse of a baby dolphin and mama swimming side by side. Captain Mark treated our kids to unique discoveries on the Vanishing Mile Island. He took the time to answer all their questions about everything they saw or whatever they managed to pick up during our stroll. Captain Mark made the extra effort to ensure that we could see everything the mud flats and sound had to offer. Everyone had a great day. Thank you again, Captain Mark.
Written 8 November 2022
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Thank you Robert! This was a lot of fun with the kids! I appreciate you being so flexible with the weather forecast this week. It’s great when we get to see a little bit of everything on a trip! Hope to have you guys out again on your next visit!
Written 9 November 2022
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Kristin R
Newburyport, MA84 contributions
I cannot say enough good things about our 90 minute dolphin tour with Captain Mark. It was 5 of us total; 3 generations; grandparents, our daughter, and her two sons (age 4&1/2 and 2). Captain Mark was able to answer all of our questions about the area, the dolphins, the “shell beaches”, and just about anything else we asked him. My grandsons are still talking about it 2 weeks later. I will definitely book more tours when we are down in HHI again. The vanishing beaches tour sounds especially good to us! See you soon, Captain Mark!
Written 31 October 2022
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Thank you Kristin! I really appreciate you taking the time to complete a review. I had a great time taking you all out and enjoyed the day exploring! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 9 November 2022
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Lisa V
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed our time with Captain Mark. We saw plenty of dolphins, explored multiple areas, and learned about the history of Hilton Head. We highly recommend this tour with Captain Mark.
Written 26 October 2022
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Thank you Lisa! I had a great time showing you guys around! I’m glad your first visit to the area was a success, looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 28 October 2022
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Jessica L
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Oct 2022 • Family
Our experience with Captain Mark was amazing! We saw many dolphins and went shelling, too! We were 5 adults and one three year old and had plenty of room. He is incredibly knowledgeable on the history of the region and the wildlife in the sound. We were looking for a great experience for my son’s first boat ride and this far exceeded expectations. Book your tour now!
Written 24 October 2022
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Thank you Jess! Had a wonderful time with you guys! So glad Calvin enjoyed it as much as everyone else. Really appreciate you coming out and looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 25 October 2022
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Adiah O
1 contribution
Oct 2022
I highly recommended this tour. It lasts for just the right amount of time and Captain Mark is very accommodating. He is also very knowledge about the area, the dolphins and made excellent food recommendations afterwards. You honestly cannot go wrong going on this tour.
Written 20 October 2022
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Thank you Adiah! I’m glad you made the drive over! Really enjoyed having you out. I hope you’ll come back again soon!
Written 20 October 2022
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Kendall A
3 contributions
Captain Mark does a fantastic tour! He was able to answer all of our questions and we got to see at least 29 dolphins while we were out, we followed these three in particular and Captain Mark could explain a lot about their behavior other fun dolphin facts, we also got to see a bald Eagle and he even explained a lot about South Carolina’s ecosystem and how important it is. If you are looking for something less “touristy” this is definitely the tour!
Written 18 October 2022
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Thank you Kendall! Really appreciate you including my tour on your trip out here. Had a lot of fun showing you guys around, I hope to see you all again soon!
Written 18 October 2022
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