If you are hoping to see a dolphin during your vacation in Hilton Head, there is an excellent chance on one of the local dolphin tours! After all, Hilton Head has been named as one of the 10 best dolphin sighting destinations in North America by the Travel Channel! Although most groups migrate seasonally, Lowcountry dolphins enjoy the mild temperatures in Hilton Head year-round, so any time is a great time for a dolphin spotting adventure! When you book with Hilton Head Properties you might be eligible to get access to free activities like dolphin cruises. Here are the top 3 Hilton Head dolphin tours that your family will love:

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1. Island Skiff Adventure Tours

Enjoy a guided boat tour in your search for dolphins with Island Skiff Adventure Tours! You will travel 25 to 30 mile excursion through salt marshes and local waterways. There will also be several stops for dolphin sightings and photo opportunities! Your guide will point out some of the hidden gems in Hilton Head, explain some local history and discuss things that you never knew about the island. The guide will lead the way in a separate but identical boat while you have the fun of operating your own 2-person catamaran that is easy to drive! These CraigCat catamaran boats are equipped with outboard engines that allow you to reach speeds of 30 miles per hour! Each catamaran has a Bimini top that provides shade for those who request it during the excursion.

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2. One HHI Hilton Head Island Dolphin Tours

Another one of the top Hilton Head dolphin tours that your family will love is the Hilton Head Island Dolphin Tours operated by One HHI! This professional outfitter actually offers several dolphin tours ranging from 1.5 to 2 hours.. Dolphin Tours Hilton Head is a fully narrated sightseeing tour. Moreover, you will see historic landmarks, scenic views and the beloved Atlantic bottlenose dolphins! The Disappearing Island Dolphin Tour offers a chance to learn about the local ecosystem while searching for dolphins and other marine wildlife. If you have kids in your family, they will be most interested in the Pirate Ship Dolphin Cruise! They can get their face painted, spray water cannons and even search for hidden treasure!

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3. Vagabond Cruise Dolphin Cruises

Vagabond Cruise offers a couple of appealing options to spot dolphins during your vacation, including their popular Ocean Dolphin Cruise. This narrated 90-minute cruise is the only ocean cruise on Hilton Head Island. It travels south through Calibogue Sound to the headwaters of the Atlantic Ocean. During your journey, keep an eye out for the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they swim, play and feed in the tide! There’s plenty of opportunities to sightsee too! You can catch glimpses of Harbour Town, South Beach, the Tybee Lighthouse, among many other sights! Vagabond Cruise also has a wonderful Sunset Dolphin Cruise which is the perfect way to end a fun day in Hilton Head!

Now that you are familiar with the top Hilton Head Dolphin Tours, check out all of our vacation rentals in Hilton Head SC today to plan your getaway! We look forward to meeting all of your vacation needs!

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