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“Happly Hour on the Dolphin Seafari!”
Review of Dolphin Seafari

Dolphin Seafari
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Dolphin Seafari is a 30 foot covered pontoon boat with comfortable bench seating and a restroom on board. Sitting low and close to the water, gets you up close and personal with our wildlife and gives you optimal viewing of our salt marsh. With a friendly and accommodating staff, we love to educate about Hilton Head Island while we look for dolphins, egrets, herons, Osprey, Bald Eagles, sharks, pelicans, and even mermaids!
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Captain Tim and crew allowed us to bring cocktails and appetizers on the boat. We had a private party with a bathroom on board. Unlike other boats, this boat was fully covered which provided shade for everyone. The music and bubbles on the boat created a party atmosphere and memories we will cherish forever!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Tim T, General Manager at Dolphin Seafari, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

The family time on the boat is always a pleasure! Please join us again next year too, we loved getting to know you!
Captain Tim

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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

My trip on the dolphin seafari was earlier this week at 2pm. I checked Palmetto Bay marina and they're boat didn't have shade, it was nice to be in the shade. Not to mention, it was great to have a bathroom on the boat. Excellent and would highly recommend.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mchmielewski
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Tim T, Front Office Manager at Dolphin Seafari, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Mchmielewski, we are glad that you joined us the other week. We like to think that a "head" on board is very important whether you use it or not!!!
Thanks
Captain Tim

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

We appreciated the quietness of the pontoon boat, plus it was closer to the water than other types of vessels. The narrator was knowledgeable about the wildlife, the island, and the history. An enjoyable couple of hours!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Tim T, Front Office Manager at Dolphin Seafari, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

AtlantaGrits, Thank you for spending a couple of hours out of your day to enjoy our tour! We certainly enjoyed having you.
Captain Tim

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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

This was one of our favorite things we've done on the island! It was perfect for our young family. The captain and mate were knowledgeable and friendly and kind.
We saw several dolphins and got a great boat ride and tour. We've always done the big dolphin cruise ship and this was so much better as it was a small pontoon and we were able to see the water much better. But it's roomy and the benches are comfortable. The captain let our kids take turns steering the boat in the captain chair and they also passed out lais when we told them it was our daughters birthday! Take cash to tip- they are worth it!!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sleepem09
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Tim T, Owner at Dolphin Seafari, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

The Captain and mate are sooo happy that you enjoyed our Dolphin Seafari boat tour. It was are pleasure to make your day!!!
Thank you for your input and kind words
Captain Tim T

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

The boat is comfortable and the captain and his mate provide interesting information about the area and sites you pass during the trip. We got to see many dolphins and even a crab trap they put down to show how crabbing is done, and then they release the crabs at the end of the day. Everyone on board enjoyed the tour.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Angela H
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Tim T, General Manager at Dolphin Seafari, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

Captain Tim and the first mate, are very glad that you enjoyed your trip. This is their "hobby"! It was certainly our pleasure to have you aboard! Please tell your friends and come see us again! No two trips are ever the same. You never know what we'll see
Thank you,
Captain Tim

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