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Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

My new husband and I have been honeymooning in Hilton Head, SC since Monday. First time here for both of us, and are thoroughly enjoying this island!!! Woke up this morning and wanted to go on a boat. Everything we called was booked, except Commander Zodiac had a cancelation for a two hour motorized raft ride. We Immediately got dressed and left for south beach in sea pines with no expectations. The dock for commander zodiac is next to The Salty Dog restaurant. Surprised that we boarded a raft that resembled a boat, but was open for a new adventure. The raft is the kind that the coast guard uses and is very very fun! It was a gorgeous day, but a little windy. Matt was our captain and he was very informative and you could tell he loved his job!! He navigated us to a sand dune and let us out for about 30 minutes to look for sand dollars and shells. We saw a lot of cool birds and beautiful views of surrounding islands and the lighthouses. He knew just were to go to guarantee dolphin sightings! We saw at least 50-60 dolphins that were practically swimming right next to us! Being from up north, I was very excited about this! He also took us to see old ruins on the ajacent island, and down a river (I forget the name) to Dolphin Cove! He stopped when we saw something cool, and sped up and went fast so we almost felt like we were on a high adventure tour! Warning: you get just a little wet, and bc of the bumpy ride, if you have a bad back or arthritis in your hands, I wouldn't recommend it. But if you want a different experience that mixes history, nature, adventure, discovery, and being on the water, this experience was incredible!!!!! We had 4 adults (including us), one little boy who was probably 2 or 3 years old, plus one captain on our raft /boat. Worth the $59/per person + the $20 tip that captain Matt deserved. Very cool and memorable day here in Hilton Head with captain Matt at Commander Zodiac.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

This adventure turned a bad day around. After being charged a exorbitant amount to enter the resort, $25. We were glad we had reservations for the 1 1/2 hr. dolphin Zodiak trip. Diane, who took our reservation tried very hard to help us with our entrance fee problem. She was great, as well as, Todd our guide. He provided a very pleasant and informative experience.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were a family of 6 taking this excursion for the first time. Our guide was Matt - he was extremely informative with the tour! We had a blast finding live star fish and sand dollars on Dufuskie Island and saw quite a few dolphin. Book this tour with Matt, you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Took 2 hr dolphin and sandbar tour. Matt was our guide. He is great! Very informative, knew his history and full of facts. Lots of fun too. At the sandbar we got tons of starfish and sand dollars. Saw dolphins strand feeding 4x on our tour. He knew exactly what to look for and where they'd be! What an awesome experience!

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

We did the 1.5 hour dolphin tour and had an amazing time. Our Captain, Matt, was very knowledgeable and shared a great deal of history of the islands and the marine life. He was very accommodating to our entire party (child, teenager, grandparents). The boat holds six passengers and was well worth the extra money to have a private tour (there were several large groups on bigger vessels). This one was very personal and we very much enjoyed our time. We saw dozens of dolphins which came very close to the boat. We booked the day before and found a good time slot. Highly recommend early morning or late afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jerry P
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