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Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: 843.363.2900
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Activities: Motor-boating
Description: Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and...
Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and other fish.
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Fishing Boat Trip

The Drifter is an excellent choice if you want a basic fishing experience without the expense of a private charter! The mate and captain were very good and helpful and genuinely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Drifter is an excellent choice if you want a basic fishing experience without the expense of a private charter! The mate and captain were very good and helpful and genuinely wanted people to catch fish! They were able to quickly remedy any tangles or tackle problems! We caught several small sharks along with a few small sea bass!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went on the Gypsy Dolphin Tour July 1st at 5pm. It was wonderful. My husband and I and our 3 kids ages 8, 6, and 2 went. We saw many dolphins in the water. My kids loved it. They pulled a crab pot out of the water and got to see a Puffer Fish and Blue Crab and some... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This time of the year shark fishing has always been plentiful. Not so on this boat. They took us to a location which was all hotdog at best sharks and not many at that. I used to go several times a summer. I will not go again on this boat. The captain actually said even though the entire boat had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We selected the Gypsy Dolphin Tour mainly due to it was half the price of all others on the island and we were not disappointed. The Captain took us out to the Sound and we saw more dolphins than I could count. The kids enjoyed the crab box and picking up fish but the dolphins stole the show. You won't... More 

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London, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We took a last minute trip aboard the Gypsy for their sunset dolphin cruise. The captain was ill but so very nice. She took us up and back the sound and we did see dolphins. The smaller boats were able to maneuver closer to the shore but hey, for $15 a person, we were very happy! Nice ride, relaxing ride.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We debated whether to spend the extra money on a private fishing charter, and it was double the price so we went on The Drifter. The crew was very congenial and they did their best, but there were about 40 people on the charter. You are lined up about two feet apart all around the perimeter of the boat. It's... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was VERY disappointed in this trip advertised as a 4 hour fishing trip aboard The Drifter. Although I knew that some portion of the time would be spent traveling to and from the fishing destination (appx 1.5 hours), I do feel that it should be advertised. This is not my complaint though. I'm sure that instead of spending 2.5... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We called to make a shark expedition reservation and we asked about waves and being sea sick, the lady on the phone said, "It's smooth as glass where you fish for sharks." B.s.! I was sick the entire time!!! The captain and crew were nice and helpful, and it's not their fault but it really sucked for me. The rest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Boarded the drifter while on vacation last week and had a great time. We did not book the shark fishing trip however that's all anyone caught. But we did catch a fair amount of those both babies and bigger ones. Including Hammer Heads. David and Jenny were great and patient with both the young and old onboard.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very respectful captain and mate! had a great 5 hour excursion catching black sea bass and several sharks. Price was right and with great service. Thank you so much. Cant wait to be aboard the DRIFTER again!

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Additional Information about Drifter Excursions

Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: 843.363.2900
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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