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Address: 149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: 843-363-9026
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Description: Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Islands original sightseeing & excursion...
Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Islands original sightseeing & excursion cruise operator located below the lighthouse in world famous Harbour Town since 1968. From dolphins to dinner, Savannah to sailing Vagabond has the Cruise for you!
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An enjoyable evening

We are not great aficionados of any sort of cruise whether of two hours or two weeks duration! We were offered several options as a reward for sitting through a timeshare... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Croydon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We are not great aficionados of any sort of cruise whether of two hours or two weeks duration! We were offered several options as a reward for sitting through a timeshare promotion and the sunset cruise seemed to be the best option. In fact we really enjoyed the experience. On the outward journey we were to get an off shore... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I attempted to go on their diner cruise two nights ago. Like dummies, we went to a timeshare presentation to score free tickets and this was what we chose. We've been on diner cruises before so we knew what to expect...but not here. They had assigned seating which was fine, but they didn't ask where we'd want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a great time on our dinner cruise. Our crew members Cody B and Phillip P were wonderful. The food was excellent. Thank you for a great night.

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Katy, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Described as a luxury passenger yacht, the Spirit of Harbor Town hosts a sunset dinner cruise for $65 per adult, $30 for a child. My expectation of "luxury yacht" and theirs obviously differ. Though not bad, the boat is not anywhere near what I would describe as luxurious nor yacht-like. A thorough cleaning, updated chairs, re-stained woodwork and better décor... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Took a dinner cruise with some friends of ours on the Spirit of Harbor Town boat. Phil was our waiter and was extremely friendly. He was attentive and made the trip enjoyable. The First Mate Cody was another positive person that ensured we had a great experience! The food was delicious and more then enough for seconds!

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Robbins, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was very nervous at first, but the crew (Phil) made my experience most enjoyable and relaxing. I was looking forward to seeing dolphins, but no luck. The dinner was fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I wanted to take my 90yr old Grandmother, and Aunt with Down Syndrome on a special trip for their first visit to Hilton Head. We went on the Dolphin Suset Cruise. The crew was great, the boat comfortable, and we saw the dolphins put on as good a "show" as you would see at Sea World (I've seen it also),... More 

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Wash-Balt
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was a 90min slow boat ride which was basically boring. The "guide" knew very little(not HIS fault)Give the guy an interesting script with decent tidbits(like John Voight-Angelina Jolie's father, did Conrack nearby) We saw lots of dolphins at the beach and they were very close and followed a few of these dolphins around at a slow troll. I can... More 

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fairport
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We enjoyed the relaxing 4pm cruise and did see some dolphins. At first it was slow but then we saw a few pods of females which made it exciting. We have done whale watches and have seen them breech out of the water so by comparison, this was very docile. Still very calming and sweet. The Captain was very informative... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Not worth the money! Barely saw any dolphins, heard NO history whatsoever, sat in the sailboat (uncomfortable) and the only thing we heard was off color jokes being made by one of the workers (ship mates). Very disappointing. I understand sailing is typically a quiet, relaxing, event, but this was not either of those things.

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