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“Trip Highlight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure

Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure
Highway 80, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-658-2322
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Ranked #7 of 25 Activities in Tybee Island
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Owner description: Welcome aboard Tybee Island's fastest, most enjoyable boat cruise. We have over 700h.p. to get the action going. Dolphin love to play alongside our boat. Enjoy such sights as Ft. Pulaski, Cockspur and Tybee lighthouses, barrier islands and the Brown Pelican. Dolphin Guaranteed. Large restroom aboard. Coast Guard approved for up to 90 passengers on both boats.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Love Savannah and Tybee Island is beautiful. This boat tour was a highlight--least expensive of the bunch we found. We did the evening tour, which is slightly more, but it was well worth being out there as the sun set. Beautiful. And so many dolphins! Not, here's a dolphin and there's a dolphin, but scores of them jumping up out of the water and back all around the boat, as if they were putting on a show (maybe they were). The tour guide was pleasant, with interesting information and fun, slightly lame jokes--but that was part of the charm. No real amenities on the boat but it's a very pleasant excursion and a real highlight. My teenage daughters love it, including the one that thinks everything's boring. She actually stopped texting.

Visited August 2012
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Ormond Beach
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“Best part of our trip!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This tour really made our trip to Savannah! It is well worth the trip out to Tybee Island (only about 15 min from River Street). We saw a bunch of dolphins and were able to watch them surf the wake from the boat, only about 4 feet from where we were seated, talk about "up close and personal"!! I got wonderful pictures of the dolphins and the sunset was beautiful. Our guide, Jessie, was great - very knowledgeable, made the tour very entertaining. We went for the weekend and took four different types of tours, this one was everyone's favorite, even our two teenage boys thought it was the best!!

Visited August 2012
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“Captain Derek's great Dolphin Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Much better than expected. The tour guide really knew how to get the dolphins jumping. The other tour boats did not move about the water much which would have made me sick to just sit in the middle of the water and not move about. The dolphins like to swim behind the moving boat and we saw at least 50 dolphins. We took the sunset cruise which was $3 more than a regular tour and it was definitely worth it! Highly recommend Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure.

Visited July 2012
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Meansville
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“Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure on Tybee Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

It was the best tour I had ever been on. It was so well worth the $ 15 a person. We saw so many dolphins. I had been wanting to go out and see the dolphins for years

Visited July 2012
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“Best tours on Tybee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Beyond the best on the island! Prices are dirt cheap and the people are great! You can tell the honestly care about everyone on board and want to make sure everyone enjoys it. They are the only one on the island that can make the dolphins "surf". It is the COOLEST thing! They create a wake with the boat that they just love! There were about 6 of them jumping about 5 feet from the boat. Their whole bodies were out of the water! It was better than Sea World. It was so cool and close up it was crazy. We have the clearest 10 minute video of 6 dolphins jumping and playing about 5 feet from our boat. Who has that?! We come anually and will most definitely be back every year!!

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