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Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr, South Beach Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
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Come explore the enchanting low country aboard Hilton Head Island's...

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 30 years, so come join us for a unforgettable adventure!

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Best activity on Hilton Head

We've done the Commander Zodiac several times over the years. It is the highlight of every trip. This time the dolphins were so close we got to see them chase fish under the... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2016
Family0ntheg000
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Northbrook, Illinois
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Northbrook, Illinois
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We've done the Commander Zodiac several times over the years. It is the highlight of every trip. This time the dolphins were so close we got to see them chase fish under the boat. Travis was an outstanding captain with all kinds of information to share and fun stories for the kids. Really, your trip to HHI is not complete... More 

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation and 10 star review. Travis really enjoys sharing his knowledge and excitement for the dolphins with families like yours. We appreciate your review and are looking forward to taking you out on your next amazing excursion! More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a great excursion if you want to see dolphins up close in a more intimate setting. Travis was a great captain and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation. We appreciate you joining us on an awesome excursion and we hope you will join us again next year. Thanks again! More 

1 review
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Safe and fun way to spend a couple of hours around HHI. Kids had a great time. Fun to see different parts around the island, watch dolphins and explore. Captain Travis was great with the kids. Look forward to coming back again.

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on a great family experience. Travis enjoys being able to help families get up close to dolphins and learn about nature. Thanks again and hope to see you soon! More 

Lewisburg, West Virginia
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We went out with Captain Tom this morning it was a great experience. We had a great boat ride and we're just feet away from dolphins. He was good with my kids who had a great time. Both my eight year old and two year old were into the cruise the entire time. We only took the hour cruise due... More 

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on an amazing excursion. Tom loves to share his knowledge and love of dolphins with families like yours. We appreciate your business and are looking forward to your next visit! More 

Maryland
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331 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We signed up our 7-year old for this program, and it was fantastic. A solid way to introduce the sport to young kids. The first question our child asked when back to shore was: "can I do this again?" Mission accomplished: a positive first-time sailing experience. Thanks Tom and company for a safe and engaging experience.

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

We are happy to be able to provide a great introduction into sailing for the kids. Tom has been teaching kids to sail for over thirty years and it is a pleasure to continue to provide great experiences. Thank you for joining us and we are looking forward to more sailing with your child! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Took the 2 hour ride. Captain was full of information about the local ecology and very insightful. Saw lots of wildlife and Dolphins. Sandbar walk was really cool for the kids. Lots of shells, sand dollars and live hermit crabs. You must be aware that there are jelly fish in the area so watch your step ;)! If you are... More 

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your afternoon with us. We are happy to be able to provide a great experience for your family. We appreciate your review and are looking forward to your next visit with us! More 

Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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128 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

My family and I have used CZ numerous times in the last 10 years. I have reviewed CZ at least once already. We have always given them 5/5 star ratings. Today, I'm giving them a 10 out of 5. How is that possible? Allow Captain Travis to take you on a tour of the disappearing sandbar and touring the waters... More 

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to give Travis and our company such an amazing review. We are so proud to be able to provide unforgettable life experiences to families like yours. Thank you again and see you on your next visit! More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed July 29, 2016

This is our family's 3rd excursion with Commander Zodiac. Captains Scott and Travis are AWESOME...very knowledgeable, engaging, and personable. We couldn't be happier with our time spent. Because the boats are smaller and more maneuverable, you have an up-close opportunity with the dolphins that you don't get on the larger boats. We took a 3-yr old and we had no... More 

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

We appreciate your awesome review. Captain Scott and Captain Travis enjoy being able to share their knowledge and get you up close and personal with the dolphins. Thank you for your return visits and we will see you soon! More 

1 review
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent trip. Wonderful group of people. Travis was our guide, and he was the best. Highly recommend this tour.

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the recommendation and Travis is looking forward to taking you out again! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Captain Todd helped our family create lifelong memories on our tour. He answered all of our questions about the area, engaged our 7 and 10 year and ensured we had an amazing experience. Absolutely recommend and cannot wait to return year after year.

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CommanderZodiac, Owner at Commander Zodiac, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and Todd is thrilled he could create a lifelong memory for your family. We strive to make each experience unique and unforgettable. Thanks again for joining us! More 

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