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Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours

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11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2322
+1 843-684-1911
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One of the best activities ever!

We had a great experience being able to see dolphins up close and had a wonderful visit from one of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DanMarrero
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Zionsville, Indiana
FANTASTIC!!!

My 3 children (12,7,6 yrs old don't think I'd take under 4yrs old) and I had such a GREAT time on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CCH0504
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Chicago, Illinois
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Dolphin Discoveries will take you on a boat ride that is sure to be one of your favorite memories of Hilton Head Island! We tour the waters surrounding Hilton Head where friendly Bottlenose Dolphins feed and play. The Dolphins don't seem to mind at all if we turn off our motor and watch all the fun things they do. Some of them we've even named over the years. Blackbeard, Choppy and Nick are just a few of our favorites as they sometimes are as curious about us as we are about them and may swim right over to the boat to say hello! This is an activity that is fun for all ages. After all, how can it not be fun being out on the water watching Dolphins from close up!! Our tours are either private or semi-private meaning we take 6 passengers maximum so everyone on the boat has plenty of room to move about to get the best views of the dolphins. You won't have to fight for camera room to get the fun photos you would like since it will usually be just you and you family. Couples are welcome too as we will just pair you up with another couple. Please call us today to make your reservation as reservations are required. If you are feeling adventurous, or your kids are, we do offer our Family Shark Fishing tours in the warmer months also. Catch and release, just for fun! But the Sharks will give you time for a picture too! We go after the smaller 2, 3 to 4 footers just for the kids. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2322
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great experience being able to see dolphins up close and had a wonderful visit from one of the dolphins called Nick. Captain David was great and very informative through the entire experience. We were a group of 4- Mom, Dad, a 5...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My 3 children (12,7,6 yrs old don't think I'd take under 4yrs old) and I had such a GREAT time on our Dolphin tour!!! Captain Brian was amazing! We saw dolphins for most of our time out on the water. He gave us lots of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Entire family had fun. Captain Craig was accommodating to our requests and helped out novice fishermen and women immensely. Kids were involved as much as they wanted to be. We caught 10 shark on tour and it was a variety of types for photo opportunities....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four adults and two small children in our party and we booked a morning trip. We saw loads of dolphins, a pelican party on an abandoned dock, an egret's nest, got a tour of the local sites, the kids had a chance to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a shark fishing tour. It was me and my two children ages 11 and 5. Our captain, Craig, was fantastic! Was really good with the kids. In our three hour tour we caught one stingray and four sharks. Such an interesting trip and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing boat tour. We saw a ton of Dolphins and the kids loved it. I highly recommend it!

Thank Ashlea C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw tons of dolphins and the boat ride was fun too! 5 in our family including a 18, 14, and 11 year old. They all loved it. I liked that he boat was small and just held our family. We chose this tour to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids loved it! We passed a LARGE boat packed with people doing another dolphin tour...but they weren't able to make it back into the small streams that our small boat could...where we saw most of the mommies and babies. We loved that it was...More

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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey travelingm0mmyof2 - our smaller boats are definitely why most of our customers prefer to cruise with us instead of the 'jumbo' tours. Please come back and see us again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Dolphin trip was awsome! Our teens and Autistic 7 yr old enjoyed it so much! Highly recommend, and our Captain J rocked it! Very engaging! Thank you all for a great experience!

Thank MARCEYA H
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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Dolphin Discoveries! We are thrilled to hear you had such a great time. Cheers!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ryan was an amazing captain and tour guide. We loved the small boat, and enjoyed it just being the six of us. We saw Dolphins almost immediately, and he took the boat wherever they were. We saw a family of four with a tiny baby...More

Thank Lee D
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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a fun time! Thank you for cruising with us Lee! Cheers!

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Nancy S
1 April 2017|
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Response from dakiii | Property representative |
Not sure what you mean by "is it accessible?". The boat??? Yes, if so. Best just to call us directly at 8436841911 with any questions about boat tours and we will be here and happy to answer any questions or make a... More
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AnnEaves1
14 September 2015|
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Response from dakiii | Property representative |
We don't do whale watching. We do Bottlenose Dolphin watching though. And there really isn't "a best time" as dolphins are generally active and easy to find anytime of the day. Thx!
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Britt_Duvall72612
27 June 2015|
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Response from dakiii | Property representative |
It's generally best to call us at 8436841911 with any questions like this. There are 4 or 5 different types of boat tours that we do and each has a different cost. We also have several kayaking options. Thx!
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