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Address: 1006 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5570
Phone Number:
+1 843-524-4422

Dolphins where they live and play; ecology of the salt marsh; homes of the...

Dolphins where they live and play; ecology of the salt marsh; homes of the planters; shore and wading birds; major motion picture sites

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Relaxing and informative.

We took the river tour in the hopes of seeing dolphins and learning more about the Beaufort area. It did not disappoint. We saw dolphins and many were up close, Our captain made... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Buffalo Junction, Virginia
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155 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pontoon boat ride up the river. The crew was looking real hard for dolphins, unfortunately we did not see any. Good summary of the history of the town and some of the river front home. Got some great pictures of Ospreys sitting on a pole.

Thank John_A_NC
Beaufort, South Carolina
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We have been on a fishing trip with Capt. Tim before! We always have a great time!! Tim makes sure we are at the best fishing spots and if there is nothing biting, we move on to the next spot! He took his time to help teach our daughter how cast a line on the boat and gave us pointers... More 

Thank KristenWMcHale
Richard G, Owner at Captain Dick's River Tours, responded to this review

I'm afraid the reviewer of Nov 21 has me confused with my friend Capt. Tim Deckard of Cast Away Charters (beaufortcastawaycharter.com); we don't fish from the Prince of Tides, but offer both public and private tours of the Beaufort River. More 

Bend, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

If you fell in love with Pat Conroy's vivid descriptions of the low-country, then you'll love Captain Dick's cruise on The Prince of Tides. Cap'n Dick was very informative on the history of the area as well as the wildlife. The highlight of the trip was getting close up and personal with a pod of bottle nose dolphins chasing their... More 

Thank Mari L
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The adventure lasted 2 hours at $220 per hour, but it was truly worth it! Seeing the pods of dolphins swimming around the boat over and over was phenomenal. My granddaughter absolsutely loved it. To be honest, I loved it. The dolphins were so close to us that we could see them swimming close to the top of the water.... More 

Thank pgreene42
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We took the river tour in the hopes of seeing dolphins and learning more about the Beaufort area. It did not disappoint. We saw dolphins and many were up close, Our captain made sure that when a dolphin was spotted in the distance he took us close to it and we stayed out longer than the tour was advertised to... More 

Atlanta, GA
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76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were on a sold out trip and we were comfortably seated. Captain Dick had a very informative running commentary on the history of Beaufort, the historic homes, the marsh & waterways, the Hollywood movie tie-ins, the sea life including the delightful Dolphins. Ask him about his buddy whose shrimp boat was used in the movie "Forest Gump". Very enjoyable... More 

Thank dmmlal
Brunswick, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I called at 10 am and reserved the tour for 2. Went there at 1:30 to buy tickets. He canceled the boat tour. Reason- storm coming tomorrow. He didn't know that at 10 am?? Very RUDE when I mentioned the storm was forecasted for tomorrow Then tried to sell me a van tour. I wouldn't spend one dime for the... More 

Thank wchga12
Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Other reviews say low pressure.....ya....boring. Boat and captain adequate. First of all, we got stuck on a boat with people who thought the boat was reserved for them. Maybe they did reserve it, I don't know. 15 Fighter pilot wives....and they didn't share any of their trays of food or spirits. Once the boat started up.....is was just loud talking... More 

Thank Zaveve0001
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I booked this trip based solely on the reviews from Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Capt. Dick was informative, nice, and a great captain. He was so good, both our youngest kids, 2 years and 4 months, went right to sleep. Seeing dolphins right near the boat was amazing. Our 9 year olds were in awe, as were we!! Definitely... More 

Thank Melissa J
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

A group of 24 ventured onto the Prince of Tides and had an enjoyable two hour cruise. There was some mis-steps on the front end with different messages from Captain Dick and Captain Lawrence. We brought our own Aps and Beverages and the weather certainly cooperated. We tipped Captain Larwence generously and he was generally accommodating. NOTE: Captain Lawrence is... More 


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