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Drifter Excursions

232 S Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928
843.363.2900
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Ranked #91 of 123 Activities in Hilton Head
Type: Tours, Boat Tours
Activities: Motor-boating
Description: Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and other fish.
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Wellesley, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Took my 7.5 and 4 year old (and grumpy husband) on the kids cruise as I figured a dolphin cruise would be 1 note. Aside from the $6 to get into sea pines and the fact they told us to arrive at 8:30 for a 9:15 departure, it was good. Kids got to see how a crab trap works and... More

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We went on the dolphin excursion with our 3 kids. Big thumbs up for captain Jennifer and guide Dakota. The guide gave us enough information and we've seen so much dolphins! Absolutely happy we took this excursion!

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Metro Kansas City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've added Drifter Excursions because they have decent potential and because it's very conveniently located to the South Beach South Sea Pines area. My son and I did the Party Boat Fishing Charter for about $68. The on shore staff is very friendly and courteous BUT you put your enjoyment of the day in the hands of the boat crew... More

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Bolivar, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My daughter had her 3rd trip while this was my 15th. I go out on the Drifter every year. I have never had a bad experience in all of these times out. Sometimes the water is rough and the boat does not go out as far. There is nothing the captain or crew can do about that. I have recommended... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We did the five hour trip, Capt and crew were pretty social. The head Capt actually comes all the way from Guatemala, bill fish country to run a head boat in hilton head of all places, so I knew we were in good hands. On a head boat I know you are pretty limited. The sea was spaced out 3... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have had a previous poor experience when deep sea fishing in rough water. When I booked the tour on the Drifter, I asked if the seas were rough and I was told the seas were not rough. We arrived and the trip was overbooked. They had to get old rod and reels out to accommodate my family. The first... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

it started out riding about 2 hrs around on the ocean bay to be told the (waves were to bad)by worker on boat. so they took us to a spot in bay about 15ft deep no one caught nothing so they took us to a area about 300yards off bank where u could see people playing on beach.it was about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had an amazing trip on the Gypsy for the kids tour. Every child was offered a hands on experience to cast nets, pull up the crab pot and fish for sharks. We had a great time and highly recommend this to anyone with kids.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My son and I enjoyed a day of fishing aboard the Drifter. The ride out to the artificial reef was nice. We were able to chat with the crew and other passengers. It was great being on the water. We dropped our lines and got a bite right away. We explained to the folks next to us that they needed... More

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Berwick, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Don't be fooled by their low price. These guys don't care about whether you catch anything. In fact we got the vibe they'd prefer it (less work for them to do) They took us out to the middle of no where, and made us sit there and catch nothing... The only thing I caught was my neighbor's line. This was... More

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