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Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
Phone Number: 843.363.2900
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Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and other...

Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and other fish.

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Dolphins and More was just right for us

We really wanted to take our kids on a dolphin watch but we didn't want to spend $60/person. Some of the $60 per person ones seems to offer deep instruction of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rebecca R
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really wanted to take our kids on a dolphin watch but we didn't want to spend $60/person. Some of the $60 per person ones seems to offer deep instruction of the area/wildlife/etc. Well, we didn't think our 4 year old needed that. After finding several that were much more affordable, we settled on the Gypsy Dolphins & More excursion... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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98 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Captain Dave took my family and i out for a morning of fishing on the hobo. My kids had the best time. We caught 2 baby sharks and a fish. He was great with the children, even let my 9 year drive the boat. We saw dolphins a few times as well. I would definately use them again. It was... More 

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Thank Lisa H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

this place should not call itself deep sea fishing. that is very misleading. what it truly is, its a place to take your kids ages 10 and under to go learn what a fishing rod looks like, and how to place bait on the hook. The boat we went on has a nauseating smell, that smells like a blend of... More 

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Thank Ryan S
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

It's cool for kids who want to drop a hook with bait in the water and wait for a bite...but that's all it is. It's more of a glorified boat ride that smells like diesel and old cabbage. You go out to an area for like 15-20 min, drop the weight + hook in the water, wait around, and then... More 

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Thank Mee H
Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Like many we opted for the Drifter as a first 'deep sea fishing' experience for my teenage son and I. With two of us a charter seemed crazy expensive and looking at reviews, the Drifter seemed like a way to have the experience without the huge cost. After 4.5 hours without catching a single thing, obviously we wished we'd paid... More 

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Thank Elsinoe
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We saw 2 dolphins, captain was complaining the whole time about previous customers. I think they were more concern on saving gas, we maybe went 1/2 mile out and turn. My son feel asleep. If you have never been on a boat or seen a dolphin, then maybe. We were very disappointed with the money and time we wasted

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Thank cmorrisbuilders
Baltimore, Maryland
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Our five-year old son has been looking forward to going on a fishing boat while in Hilton Head, so we were looking for an excursion that would cater to those with little-to-no fishing experience. The Drifter's kids cruise was perfect for just this! For two adults and a child, it only cost about $75, and the Gypsy had plenty of... More 

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1 Thank RyryE
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We took our 6 yo daughter on the kids cruise, and it was awesome!! She caught 4 baby sharks and someone else caught a hammerhead! Every kid on our cruise caught at least 1 baby shark. We were so lucky! You can't blame the company if you don't catch anything. They can't help that. The two teenage mates on the... More 

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3 Thank ccs3232
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Before booking I read some negative reviews and booked it anyway because the time slot available was the most convenient. My wife, my 11 year old and I had a great time. Captain Carl and 1st mate Daniel were attentive and friendly, and I think everyone on board caught something. Mostly baby sharks that all got thrown back but two... More 

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1 Thank linctrimble
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Took my family shark fishing. Had a great time the captain and crew were great. Worked very hard to help everyone. Would definitely recommend them and will go on this trip again.

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