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Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Activity provider: Vagabond Cruise

Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Activity provider: Vagabond Cruise
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From US$ 47.65 per person

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Hop aboard a comfortable boat for a sunset cruise to spot dolphins in their natural habitat. The cruise offers incredible views of Hilton Head Island, with dolphin sightings guaranteed. Learn about these beautiful creatures from your expert captain.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a fantastic nature cruise with guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Listen to live narration by an expert naturalist captain
  • Watch the sun slip over the horizon as you admire the scenery
Full description
Sail towards the open ocean in search of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on an amazing sightseeing cruise. After seeing these animals in open water, travel to Daufuskie Island and up Bull Creek to Dolphin Hole to watch the setting sun. Admire the incredible landscape of salt estuaries at sunset. Listen to live commentary from your expert captain, and ask the crew any questions you might have. Beer, wine, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase throughout the trip.
  • Sunset cruise
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Captain
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Sea Pines Resort vehicle entry fee ($9 cash only per vehicle)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner’s office 45 minutes before your cruise departure time for check-in. The office is located just below the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Parking is limited during the afternoon hours, so make sure to arrive early. Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Cooler

Know before you go

  • If you are staying outside of the Sea Pines Resort, there is a $9 fee (cash only) per vehicle entering the resort.
  • This pass allows access to the resort for an entire day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 176 reviews

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This cruise was such a fun experience! We saw so many dolphins! It was a beautiful sunset cruise and the captain narrated the whole time so we learned a lot about the area, sea life and Dafuskie island! Would definitely do this again! Get there early to board the ship so you can get a seat in the very back or along the side so you have a better view of the dolphins. :)

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September 1, 2022

Dolphins weren’t doing much, but there were plenty of them. The sunset was gorgeous. Nice smooth ride. Plenty of room on the boat. Dozens of shops at the marina if you want shop before or after. Several restaurants there as well to grab dinner before the cruise. The crew was very nice and friendly.

May 19, 2022

We did see dolphins but we didn't see their heads. We had to look carefully for them. It was a beautiful sunset. However, I didn't think we needed to get back to shore 5 minutes before it was setting. It would have been nice if they brought us closer to the sunset and stayed there till it completely set. Then turned around. There was a sign that the cruise was 2 hours before I was boarding. It was actually an hour and a half. Overall, it was a nice cruise but not what I expected.

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April 5, 2022

Product ID: 396144