Hilton Head Tours
Hilton Head Morning Dolphins & Donuts Cruise
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Hilton Head Morning Dolphins & Donuts Cruise

By Lowcountry Watersports
Recommended by 93% of travelers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
This is a Dynamite combo - Dolphin & Donuts! This 1.5 hour tour will depart from Palmetto Bay Marina. Our local guides will tell you all about the local ecosystem, history & wildlife while keeping it fun for all! We will enjoy Donuts/juice/water as we cruise and observe the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin in its natural habitat! Watch as they play, eat, or simply swim. This tour is perfect for families, friends or couples!
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$59.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 45 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • USCG Licensed Captain
  • Local Guide narrating the tour
  • Fresh Donuts
  • Orange Juice or Bottled Water
  • 90 Minute Boat Ride with Up close Dolphin Sightings
What's not included
  • Hotel Pick up/Drop off
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
    Look for the Black Marlin Restaurant when you arrive. We are located in that same building on the very left side. Look for the American Flag outside our office.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49854P16

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49854P16

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    About the operator
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    • Lowcountry Watersports
      2,430
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      Joined in February 2017
    • MarkN737
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Couldn’t have chosen a better company for the jet ski fun!
      Easy to book. Extremely friendly staff at check in. The guides were informative and helpful. We had a fantastic time. I highly recommend this company!
      Written June 15, 2024
    • 299wandaj
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      Great trip- Saw so many dolphin
      This was the best dolphin cruise. Audra and Kate were amazing! Can't recommend them enough weather was perfect. -Sincerly, 2nd Mate Carly
      Written June 14, 2024
    • ccinparker
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun ride on the creek cat
      Fun time on our tour. Went on a guided tour on the creek cat. Our guides, Jacob and Ellis were terrific! They were informative about the low country area. We were excited towards the end when we finally spotted dolphins. The only issue we had to deal with was the wind and choppy water on our return trip to the dock. You will get wet!
      Written June 11, 2024
    • michellecU4255EI
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dolphins galore
      Michelle and Spike were our guide and boat operator. They were both great. It was a great evening, weather was great. Sunset was awesome and we saw so many dolphins. We had a wonderful time
      Written June 8, 2024
    • jkrein0609
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome mini boat tour!
      The mini boat tour was amazing with our great guides Ellis and Pete!! Great way to see the island and get some history!!!!
      Written June 8, 2024
    • U9234WTheatherg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolute blast
      An absolute blast, highlight of our trip! Highly recommend but be aware you will be driving these boats so plan for able and willing drivers.
      Written June 8, 2024
    • Nomad62096769271
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family Fun Activity
      We took our grown children, their spouses & 3 grandchildren & we all had a great time. We saw many dolphins all around the boat. Annisa & Kate both were both professional & fun.
      Written June 7, 2024
    • gregsowers
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      Go karts on water
      The trip was a blast and we were even graced with stopping in the middle of a dolphin pod. The guides were awesome and we learned a little bit more about an area that we've been coming to for 20 years. Highly recommended and a whole lot of fun
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    • Kathy H
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      Fun time watching dolphins. Crew knowledgeable and friendly. Very safe for small children. Enjoyed the ride and music was fun
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      Good times!
      Me, my husband and my 9 year old had a wonderful time. The guides were friendly and we got to see several dolphins. We loved it and will come back next time we are here!
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    • meghanp409
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      Dolphin cruise
      Captain Kate and Dawn were amazing!! We saw so many dolphins on the 5 pm cruise!! The new boat Would recommend to everyone.
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    • JenniferS9934
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      The Sunset Dolphin Tour with Wendy’s and Chuck was amazing!! Dolphins were plentiful and came very close to the boat. We even got to see a momma and her calf. Wendy and Chuck were extremely nice and knowledgeable about dolphins, the island and local lore. It’s was a great way to spend the evening. And this was just luck but the sunset was gorgeous. I would definitely recommend.
      Written May 30, 2024
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    Katie B
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Family
    Id be cautious to book with this company. We booked a Donuts and Dolphins cruise for 2 adults and 2 kids while on vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina with Airbnb. The morning of our cruise, we were already up and getting ready when the host texted about the weather being too rough for the cruise. The host only offered to reschedule us, but not a refund due to weather. Their website says they will offer a refund if it is weather related. We thought, based on the text from the host, that rescheduling was our only option. Because of this we rearranged other parts of our vacation to still try and be able to do the donuts and dolphin's cruise. I messaged the host the day before to ask if the cruise would be on for the rescheduled date and didn’t receive a reply. Then I messaged the host the day of about my son being sick, again with no reply. I feel like the lack of communication made it impossible to reschedule or have part of our family go on the cruise while one of the adults stayed with my sick son. I then reached out through Airbnb about a refund from the host and again received no reply.
    Written April 21, 2023
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    christina v
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2020 • Family
    We had a great cruise this morning. Even though it rained a bit we stayed dry. We saw several dolphins. The Captain knew just where to go! Frances was a great host and full of info. She made my boys feel very welcome and they had a great time!
    Written June 18, 2020
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    Rbundy
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    We had a fantastic trip with Captain Ben. We were the only 2 scheduled for the trip, so he called us the day ahead to confirm and take our donut order. Well done! We arrived a little early to our appointment, and Captain Ben was ready to go. And the best part - we got to see dolphins! Captain Ben is incredibly personable and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time. Thanks, Captain Ben!
    Written January 9, 2020
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    Amazing! So glad Captain Ben showed you a great time on the water! Donuts and dolphins? What could be better... Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again soon :)
    Written January 10, 2020
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    Aaron Ploughman
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Family
    Captain Ben was an amazing guide! We learned so much about dolphins, and even though the weather was a little gross we had a great time. It was just our party of three on the tour, and we got donuts, water and OJ to start off the morning. He knew right where to go to see dolphins and we got some great views. Definitely will come back when we come back to Hilton Head 🙂

    Plus the owner’s dog (Pepper) was super cute.
    Written December 17, 2019
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    Aaron, Thanks for your great review! We’re glad you had an amazing time on your dolphins and donuts sunrise tour. Ben truly loves his jobs, the environment, and dolphins!! We hope to have you back on your next Hilton Head getaway!
    Written January 8, 2020
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    Leevin_soon
    Brick, NJ107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed this morning pontoon boat excursion to see some sights and lots of dolphins. Our captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. The donuts were good too!
    Written October 7, 2023
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    Carissa C
    Naperville, IL1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    Wonderful experience! The two guides knew almost everything about the island and went out of their way to explain everything!
    Written September 1, 2023
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    PATRICK B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    Katie and Sarah were awesome. We saw lots of dolphins. They took the time to tell about the area and other activities they offered.Highly Recommend
    Written July 26, 2023
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    Christy M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We only saw a few dolphins on our 9am tour. But Captain Kate and Audra were wonderful. We learned a lot about the area and dolphins on the trip. Highly recommend
    Written July 13, 2023
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    Mark A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Couples
    Four of us were originally booked for a Segway tour through Viator with Lowcountry but there was some electronic mix-up between their systems. The folks at Lowcountry jumped right in and got us on the Dolphin excursion quickly and with a smile! The tour itself was wonderful! Capt. Jack and Jackie were as warm and welcoming as could be. Their knowledge and understanding of the area was delightful. A morning that could have been a disaster turned out to be one of our best and favorite memories! Wish we could give a rating higher than 5.
    Written April 30, 2023
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    Grace R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such an amazing time and saw lots of dolphins!! The team members were so knowledgeable and funny that it was entertaining the entire time!
    Written July 24, 2022
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