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“Highlight of Our Time In Hilton Head”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Explorer

Island Explorer
Ranked #3 of 84 Tours in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With over 30 years experience in dolphin and nature cruises around Hilton Head Island, Capt. Jim Harkins and Island Explorer offers unique and memorable tours. With both 12-passenger and 6-passenger boats, Island Explorer can accommodate large families or groups and still offer intimate experiences.You may choose a Sunset Cruise, a 1-Hour Introductory Tour (only offered during the summer months), a 2-Hour Dolphin and Nature Excursion, or our 3-Hour Vanishing Island Expedition. On our popular expedition to "Vanishing Island" you'll view the dolphins, cross the Calibogue Sound, and have the opportunity to disembark on a secluded sandbar to search for sand dollars at the low tide. Evening Sunset Cruises will bring you to beauty of the Hilton Head sunsets along with scenic views of the marshlands, birds, and dolphins that make the Lowcountry special. During the summer months join us for a Tuesday night Fireworks Cruise. Our captains are experienced, friendly, and informative. Our mid-island location is convenient to every resort on Hilton Head. Parking is always free, and there are no gate fees. Our boats are docked at the popular island restaurant, The Old Oyster Factory Restaurant at 101 Marshland Road. With years of experience on Hilton Head Island and variety of unique cruises, Island Explorer will treat you to a memorable experience for your family or group.
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“Highlight of Our Time In Hilton Head”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2009

We looked at several different boat/dolphin cruise options, but decided to go with Island Explorer. We are SO glad that we did. Our captain, Clint, was friendly, local, and knew so much about the island. The boat was small, but not too small. We were able to move along the waterways and see things the larger boats were missing. We took the three hour Vanishing Island tour, and it was fantastic! We saw many dolphins, great views of the island you can't see on land, and had a grand time walking along the sandbar looking at all of the ocean life in the tidal pools. We felt the price was fair, and it was a wonderful trip. Make this a part of your trip-we will definitely be back!

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