We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours

Features Animals
Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
129
All photos (129)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“captain james”(23 reviews)
“shark fishing”(11 reviews)
“learned alot”(3 reviews)
About
Dolphin Discoveries will take you on a boat ride that is sure to be one of your favorite memories of Hilton Head Island! We tour the waters surrounding Hilton Head where friendly Bottlenose Dolphins feed and play. The Dolphins don't seem to mind at...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2322
Website
+1 843-684-1911
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (155)
Filter reviews
155 results
Traveler rating
144
10
0
1
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
144
10
0
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews captain james shark fishing learned alot knew exactly where personal tour fantastic tour saw dolphins their natural habitat vanishing island shore birds sea life numerous dolphins highly recommend this tour highlight of our trip strand feeding small group amazing experience
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 155 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain James is great and told us a lot about the wildlife in the area! We saw a lot of dolphins, walked on Vanishing Island and had a great time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine T
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are half convinced to move here after our trip with Captain Dave! We had a fantastic time cruising through the water. We saw tons of dolphins both up close and far away, learned a lot from Captain Dave about dolphins migration...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Companion683478
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Captain David was AMAZING!! He was so friendly and from the moment we stepped on the boat, we felt like we had known him for years. Captain David also recommended many places to check out in Hilton Head and steered us away from places that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Morgan G
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We had a great time, saw many dolphins, Captain Craig was informative an very pleasant. My wife and I had a great time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Festusbob
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! we were lucky that it was just our family on the boat! We had captain James. He was a Great tour guide. And knew exactly where to go for the best dolphins, of which we saw MANY UP CLOSE!! I was breathless !...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank edwinajpclark
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We live here on Hilton Head and thought it would be nice to take a boat trip. We decided on Dolphin Discoveries and so glad we did. The booking itself was easy and the launch location is convenient. Captain Herbie was great, personable, and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Exploration650617
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We didn't really plan ahead and were fortunate to book our dolphin boat tour with less than 24 hour notice. Our teenagers loved it and keep talking about Big Nick the dolphin that always greets every boat. This was our second dolphin tour when visiting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carey E
dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

We are so happy that we were able to accommodate you. We have been blessed with lots of Mama's and Calves this year and they are always fun to see. We hope that you will come back and see us on your next visit to...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience for our family. Our guide, Craig, was very friendly, and had a ton of information about the wildlife we were seeing and about HHI. The highlight of the trip was meeting “Big Nick” as he greeted us on our way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elycraig
dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for such a nice review. We are so happy you got to meet Nick! Come back and see us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Small boat, great tour, very informative Captain (Ryan). I've been around HHI and dolphins a lot in my 40+ years, but I've never seen anything like this. Had a great time, probably saw 50 dolphins, Osprey, the "Haunted" Lighthouse on Dafuskie Island, and several other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank O2649RUmatthewc
dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you Matthew! The strand feeding is amazing to see - you will love that experience too! Cheers!

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Our captain Ryan was great. He gave us plenty of opportunities to get up close to the dolphins and also educated us on the history of the area and all of the nature we encountered. Even the boat ride to get to the sound was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katrina K
dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for your kind review and for choosing Dolphin Discoveries. We hope you will come back and see us again soon. Cheers!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 nearby hotels
Marriott's Harbour Point and Sunset Pointe at Shelter Cove
327 reviews
1.28 miles away
Red Roof Inn Hilton Head Island
504 reviews
1.54 miles away
Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
1,085 reviews
1.56 miles away
Home2 Suites By Hilton Hilton Head
21 reviews
1.57 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 394 nearby restaurants
Sno Cones by Chris
132 reviews
1.08 miles away
Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Cafe
886 reviews
1.08 miles away
Bullies
738 reviews
1.57 miles away
Fishcamp on Broad Creek
827 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 353 nearby attractions
Kayak Hilton Head, Inc.
492 reviews
.00 miles away
Cheers Sailing Charters
33 reviews
.04 miles away
Hilton Head Speedboat Tours
6 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Salome L
August 22, 2018|
Answer
Response from DecaturMommy | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. You have to be able to step from the dock onto the boat and then down into the seating area. Also, the boat we were on really wasn't big enough to accommodate a wheelchair. But I would suggest calling them... More
1
Vote
Nancy S
March 31, 2017|
Answer
Response from dakiii | Property representative |
Not sure what you mean by "is it accessible?". The boat??? Yes, if so. Best just to call us directly at 8436841911 with any questions about boat tours and we will be here and happy to answer any questions or make a... More
0
Votes
AnnEaves1
September 13, 2015|
Answer
Response from dakiii | Property representative |
We don't do whale watching. We do Bottlenose Dolphin watching though. And there really isn't "a best time" as dolphins are generally active and easy to find anytime of the day. Thx!
0
Votes