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Address: Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone Number: +1 843-651-3676
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Blue Wave Adventures is the Original Dolphin Watch Tour in Murrells Inlet,...

Blue Wave Adventures is the Original Dolphin Watch Tour in Murrells Inlet, SC. Our tours take you thru the salt marsh estuary and out into the ocean along the coastline. We specialize in finding our wild dolphin friends in their natural habitat. We are the only Dolphin Watch Tour that follows NOAA'S Dolphin Smart guidelines. In addition, we provide information on the dolphins, turtles, habitat and other critters we may see. Our Brand New Vessel, TURSI-OPS, was custom build to provide you with incredible viewing from every seat. All our seating faces forward and we have rasied seating in the back for excellent viewing. We are the only dedicated Dolphin Watch Tour in Murrells Inlet.

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we have be done this for the last 2 years. we have such a good time. the team is great. I guess we had luck, both times we saw dolphins and the weather was perfect. cant wait to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Maria U
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

we have be done this for the last 2 years. we have such a good time. the team is great. I guess we had luck, both times we saw dolphins and the weather was perfect. cant wait to go again in 2016

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Great day, it was awesome to see all the Dolphins, captain Mark has a lot of info about the Dolphins so you will get to learn some things too. can't wait to go again.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have been on this excursion 3 years in a row and it has been amazing every time. We have not been disappointed. This is an eco friendly tour, as it is illegal to feed the dolphins nothing is used to attract or find the dolphins. Maximum occupants on the boat is approx. 20. Owner/Operator is fantastic and very friendly.... More 

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3 Thank Allison S
Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Contrary to the other naysayers in the other reviews, we had an excellent experience. Captain Mark does an OUTSTANDING job of making sure you are safe on his boat, and secondly that you actually find and see dolphins close up. Additionally, the Osprey is a VERY safe vessel, and rides super smooth, unlike what some others may think. We TOTALLY... More 

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3 Thank Hawkeye1973
Hillsboro, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Captain Mark was great. We enjoyed the boat ride out to see Dolphins. The ride was very smooth and we saw tons of Dolphins. I did sit on the rubber part of the boat and had to move inside because I was getting sprayed with water after we reached a high speed. Mark knew everything about Dolphins. Very knowledgable. We... More 

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3 Thank ASmith1984
Staten Island, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We saw plenty of Dolphins. The only concern I had was that the boat you go out on is like a coast guard Skiff it a Nay seal style boat. You feel every wave you hit. The boat goes way out into ocean so be prepared for a bumpy, hard ride. We were not told of the hard ride condition,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Our family age ranged from 9 to 66. First the boat: very seaworthy with a smooth ride in some choppy ocean. Got a little spray but very comfortable. The staff was great and very knowledgeable and had us on the dolphins in no time. At least a hundred sightings. Just the right length of time and a great introduction to... More 

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1 Thank Dale D
Piedmont, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The trip itself was awesome. Very nice boat ride out into the ocean, and saw lots of dolphins. My only issue was with the staff members. First off when we were checking in at the desk, the lady got very impatient with my mom while she filling out the consent forms because she forgot to fill out the back. Then... More 

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8 Thank ALESHA M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The staff were very nice, clean boat, nice ride, NO Dolphins seen. I know they are wild animals and there is a risk; however, my issue is that Capt Mark had set us up in the first minutes of the ride that we were likely not to see them due to wind and water conditions. Also set us up that... More 

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1 Thank Lautielita
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Staff very friendly the captain and 1st mate very helpful the water was ruff nice boat ride no dolphins we want out Tuesday 14 at 7:30 when we returned to the dock the rest of the dolphin tours cancelled for the day due to high seas I would not go on the 1st trip of the day maybe the second... More 

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