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Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours

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11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2322
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Great treat for Grandson's birthday!!

I booked this trip in February 2018 for my grandson's 11th birthday! we were taking a trip to HH... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SteveandChrisN
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Excellent and fun

This was a small group tour. We had 2 excellent guides for the trip. I'm a local and still... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
hawkfan65
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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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 all if we turn off our motor and watch all the fun things they do. Some of them we've even named over the years. Blackbeard, Choppy and Nick are just a few of our favorites as they sometimes are as curious about us as we are about them and may swim right over to the boat to say hello! This is an activity that is fun for all ages. After all, how can it not be fun being out on the water watching Dolphins from close up!! Our tours are either private or semi-private meaning we take 6 passengers maximum so everyone on the boat has plenty of room to move about to get the best views of the dolphins. You won't have to fight for camera room to get the fun photos you would like since it will usually be just you and you family. Couples are welcome too as we will just pair you up with another couple. Please call us today to make your reservation as reservations are required. If you are feeling adventurous, or your kids are, we do offer our Family Shark Fishing tours in the warmer months also. Catch and release, just for fun! But the Sharks will give you time for a picture too! We go after the smaller 2, 3 to 4 footers just for the kids. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this trip in February 2018 for my grandson's 11th birthday! we were taking a trip to HH for a long weekend and I wanted to make it a special day. I was great that the boast only took six of us. Captain Craig...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

This was a small group tour. We had 2 excellent guides for the trip. I'm a local and still learned new things about our ecosystem. Lots of shore birds, oyster beds, only one dolphin joined us but she had her tiny new baby at her...More

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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thanks for joining us hawkfan65! Seeing baby dolphins is always a treat and we love when our local friends get out on the water with us!

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

First off, it was a perfect 78 degree day with lots of sunshine and a light breeze! We treated our daughter and family which included 3 kids 9 and under. Very safe boat even for toddlers. Great crew, really works hard making sure you see...More

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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you Mike K for your kind words and for choosing Dolphin Discoveries! We are so happy you had such a great time. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We went with a small group and loved every minute of it. Not only did we see several dolphins, but we also got to hear some history of the island. I would definitely recommend.

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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you Maranda for cruising with us and for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

I had this and other dolphin tours saved in my trip advisor trip. And I'm Glad I ended up with this one. We took the 90 minute tour and despite the choppy water we did see dolphins. We learned alot about the area of Hilton...More

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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Kendra C, Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing Dolphin Discoveries! We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Visiting HH for the very first time and this was one of our favorite excursions!! Ryan was a great guide. He was super friendly, informative and interacted with the kids as well! We had a little miscommunication as far as where to catch the boat...More

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dakiii, Owner at Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Mamamimi2018, We are so happy you had such a great experience. Our tours are smaller and we love being able to offer our guests a more serene and private experience seeing dolphins and experiencing the beauty of Hilton Head. We hope that you will come...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Captain James took us on a delightful tour of Hilton Head! We learned lots of island history, saw several dolphin pods and a variety of wildlife. What a delightful afternoon on the water!

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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time. Would highly recommend! Guide was so knowledgeable about so many things! Will go again on next trip!

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

We went in November (the "off" season) and weren't sure if we would have a nice day. However, we took a chance and had such an enjoyable experience with our guide James. He was very knowledgeable and we all had a great time. My kids...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We did this tour on a cool cloudy day in November. We had'nt left the dock 5 minutes when we saw dolphins. Both guys on the boat were friendly and knowledgeable. They engaged the children on board and when we spotted dolphins they slowed down...More

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Nancy S
March 31, 2017|
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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
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AnnEaves1
September 13, 2015|
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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!
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Britt_Duvall72612
June 27, 2015|
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It's generally best to call us at 8436841911 with any questions like this. There are 4 or 5 different types of boat tours that we do and each has a different cost. We also have several kayaking options. Thx!
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