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“Excellent Dolphin Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Commander Zodiac

Commander Zodiac
232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-671-3344
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Ranked #16 of 164 Activities in Hilton Head
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Come explore the enchanting low country aboard Hilton Head Island's original Zodiac raft ride.Experience the facinating world of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and witness incredible marine wildlife in their natural habitat.A truly educational and envionmental experience for the entire family.We have been in business for over 25 years , so come join us for a unforgettable adventure!
Frederick, Maryland
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“Excellent Dolphin Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Captain Andrea was great and very knowledgeable. We took the early morning tour and saw so many dolphin! Next to the boat, under the boat, next to the boat...jumping and playing. Really, really cool. The extra stuff was great as well...the jaunt back into the marsh and the pelicans was totally cool.

Visited August 2012
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stockton
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“Cliche'...but a MUST DO trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The staff at Commander Zodiac made our morning excursion a real treat. Jana helped with early morning pass into the Sea Pines area. She was very kind, pleasant to work with. Our Zodiac captain, Andrea, was passionate about her work and shared all her knowledge about the area and wildlife. We got to see dolphins...a real treat. Andrea was very knowledgeable about these amazing animals. Then a trip into the Calibogue Sound to learn about the history of the area and more wildlife discovery as we ventured into the marshes.

We will be back! LOVED this trip.

Visited July 2012
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Rochester, New York
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“One hour solid tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Our tour guide was Scott, who gave us a pretty comprehensive one hour tour of area. He knew right where to go to meet "Guy" the local dolphin, who swam within feet of the boat. Along the way, we saw a few more dolphins in the distance, got to see the "haunted" lighthouse, and heard some great stories and science about dolphins. It was just a perfect amount of time for our kids, ages 3,7, and 10. I would highly recommend this if you are wanting a dolphin experience but not wanting to commit to a few hours with smaller children. We could have not found a single dolphin and the kids would have been happy with the boatride alone. The zodiac allows the kids to be able to go fast, have the wind blow in their hard, and hit the waves. FUN TIMES!

Visited July 2012
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“Highlight of our trip, best way to see the dolphins!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great value, best way to see dolphins, up close and personal. The disappearing Sand Bar is amazing and great fun for the kids. Captain Andrea gave us a wonderful trip, full of dolphins and information about their habits. A great time and lasting memories, we must have seen at least 3 dozen dolphins. We plan on coming back to see Captain Andrea every time we are in Hilton Head. Commander Zodiac is one of the best ways to spend two hours on the island.

Visited July 2012
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