Your Guide to the Best Hilton Head Dolphin Tours

When spotting a dolphin from the beach isn’t enough for you, then it’s time to check out Hilton Head dolphin tours! Get the best possible view of the dolphins that inhabit the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island when you take a boat tour from a local company. We’ve compiled a list below of places that offer Hilton Head dolphin tours. Enjoy!

Island Explorer

Island Explorer’s cruises cover the Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound waters, getting you up close and personal with the wildlife and plants of Hilton Head Island. Their fleet of three ships can accommodate both large and small groups while cruising the water for dolphins!

Live Oac Outdoor Adventure Co.

Whether you choose the 1 or 2 hour dolphin tour, Live Oac guarantees that you’ll spot the seafaring mammal. The tours take place in Skull Creek, a location that Live Oac's website says is "unparalleled for dolphin sightings.” 

Sonny C. Charters Dolphin and Nature Cruise

Board the Island Queen or the SS Pelican - either boat will give you a prime dolphin-watching experience. Two tour options are available: a 1.5 hour trip that will show you not only dolphins, but an assortment of Hilton Head wildlife, landmarks and homes as well, and a 2.5 hour evening trip that includes a fireworks show!

Captain Marks Dolphin Cruises

Sunsets, fireworks and more are in store for you when you take one of Captain Marks Dolphin cruises! See the sights of Hilton Head Island at day or night, and if you’re there on a Tuesday during the summer, buy tickets for the fireworks cruise. For further details for all Captain Marks Dolphin Tours. 

Outside Hilton Head

Outside Hilton Head offers an assortment of dolphin tours and activities, including the popular Beachcomber Tour (think a dolphin tour combined with island exploration - it’s pretty cool).

Dolphin Discoveries

Dolphin Discoveries tours are perfect for those who prefer their Hilton Head dolphin tours to be smaller and less crowded. Groups up to 6 will enjoy the dolphins, birds and even manatees that can be spotted. But it’s the dolphins that will steal your attention, as frequent finned friends like Blackbeard will visit your boat on the cruise, according to Dolphin Discoveries’ website.

HIlton Head Island Tours

Search the beach at Daufaskie Island, witness Dolphin Strand feeding and more when you go on a dolphin tour with Hilton Head Island Tours. They offer great tours that vary in duration and focus, but no matter which one you choose, you’re bound to have a memorable experience!

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to Hilton Head dolphin tours, and no matter what route you take, you’ll come away amazed by the wildlife you saw! Dolphin tours are just one of the many things that make Hilton Head the ideal vacation spot.