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Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours

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Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours
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“captain james”(23 reviews)
“shark fishing”(11 reviews)
“learned alot”(3 reviews)
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...more
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11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2322
+1 843-684-1911
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All reviews captain james shark fishing learned alot knew exactly where personal tour fantastic tour saw dolphins their natural habitat vanishing island shore birds sea life numerous dolphins highly recommend this tour highlight of our trip strand feeding small group amazing experience
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain James is great and told us a lot about the wildlife in the area! We saw a lot of dolphins, walked on Vanishing Island and had a great time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are half convinced to move here after our trip with Captain Dave! We had a fantastic time cruising through the water. We saw tons of dolphins both up close and far away, learned a lot from Captain Dave about dolphins migration...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Companion683478
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Captain David was AMAZING!! He was so friendly and from the moment we stepped on the boat, we felt like we had known him for years. Captain David also recommended many places to check out in Hilton Head and steered us away from places that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Morgan G
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We had a great time, saw many dolphins, Captain Craig was informative an very pleasant. My wife and I had a great time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Festusbob
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! we were lucky that it was just our family on the boat! We had captain James. He was a Great tour guide. And knew exactly where to go for the best dolphins, of which we saw MANY UP CLOSE!! I was breathless !...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank edwinajpclark
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We live here on Hilton Head and thought it would be nice to take a boat trip. We decided on Dolphin Discoveries and so glad we did. The booking itself was easy and the launch location is convenient. Captain Herbie was great, personable, and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Exploration650617
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We didn't really plan ahead and were fortunate to book our dolphin boat tour with less than 24 hour notice. Our teenagers loved it and keep talking about Big Nick the dolphin that always greets every boat. This was our second dolphin tour when visiting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carey E
dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

We are so happy that we were able to accommodate you. We have been blessed with lots of Mama's and Calves this year and they are always fun to see. We hope that you will come back and see us on your next visit to...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience for our family. Our guide, Craig, was very friendly, and had a ton of information about the wildlife we were seeing and about HHI. The highlight of the trip was meeting “Big Nick” as he greeted us on our way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elycraig
dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for such a nice review. We are so happy you got to meet Nick! Come back and see us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Small boat, great tour, very informative Captain (Ryan). I've been around HHI and dolphins a lot in my 40+ years, but I've never seen anything like this. Had a great time, probably saw 50 dolphins, Osprey, the "Haunted" Lighthouse on Dafuskie Island, and several other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you Matthew! The strand feeding is amazing to see - you will love that experience too! Cheers!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Our captain Ryan was great. He gave us plenty of opportunities to get up close to the dolphins and also educated us on the history of the area and all of the nature we encountered. Even the boat ride to get to the sound was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katrina K
dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review and for choosing Dolphin Discoveries. We hope you will come back and see us again soon. Cheers!

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Salome L
23 August 2018|
Response from DecaturMommy | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. You have to be able to step from the dock onto the boat and then down into the seating area. Also, the boat we were on really wasn't big enough to accommodate a wheelchair. But I would suggest calling them... More
Nancy S
1 April 2017|
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
14 September 2015|
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!