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Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Hilton Head Island, United States
Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Enjoy sunset views and scan the water for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise off the coast of South Carolina. The frequency of dolphin sightings makes this cruise ideal for those hoping to catch photos of the majestic sea creatures. Plus, throughout the cruise, you can learn about dolphins and your surroundings from an on-board naturalist.
  • Relax while watching dolphins on a sunset cruise
  • Enjoy alcoholic beverages (available for purchase) as you watch the sunset
  • Capture photos of the iconic Haig Point lighthouse in the evening light
  • Depart from the picturesque Harbour Town Yacht Basin
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90-minute sightseeing cruise
Restroom on board
Spectacular views of the low-country
Dolphin sightings
Views of the Haig Point Lighthouse
Adult beverages available for purchase
Entrance fees into the Sea Pines Resort $9 cash per vehicle
Harbour Town Lighthouse , 149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA

The Vagabond Cruise reservation office is located just to the right of the Harbour Town Lighthouse and is labeled (Charter Information). The Vagabond vessel is located directly on the dock in front of the Lighthouse.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vagabond Cruise
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise.

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star-3
Beautiful trip but overcrowded.
Amanda_S
, Aug 2022
Overall it was a nice trip to see dolphins and a beautiful sunset. However, the downside was the overbooking of this trip. There were too many people and not enough seats outside for everyone, leaving our family standing the entire 1.5 hours. I would still recommend going because it’s a nice night out seeing dolphins, but make sure you get there extra early to ensure a seat.
star-4
It was ok, I had a hard...
Jennifer_H
, Jul 2022
It was ok, I had a hard time hearing the tour guys talking in the microphone. only saw 3 dolphins. Sunset was beautiful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Nice cruise
Ron_H
, Jul 2022
Very nice mellow sunset cruise. Not very many dolphins but not skunked. Great crew very laid back nice 90 min. Cruise.
star-1
The cruise was Cancelled...
Rob_B
, Jul 2022
The cruise was Cancelled due to storms in the area. It was our last night in Hilton Head so we could not reschedule. We were issued a full refund and everything was handled very professionally.
star-5
Good times
J_H
, Jul 2022
Good times and a lot of dolphins on our trip. My son with special needs wants to go out again. Thanks
star-5
All of it was the...
Randy_M
, Jul 2022
All of it was the dolphins the beautiful sunset the whole crew was friendly and courteous a great experience definitely !
star-4
Baby Dolphins Sighted!
K_P
, Jul 2022
The trip was so informative. There were so many dolphins swimming nearby! We saw baby dolphins with their moms. Very happy!
star-2
Do better.
Joshua_A
, Jul 2022
Could’ve been better… your some of the houses along the shore. Dolphins we’re to easy to be seen. Could’ve rented a boat and driven my self 300 yards from the dock to show everyone.
star-5
Fun Cruise
Susie_F
, Jul 2022
My granddaughter and I went on the Sunset Dolphin Cruise. We both really enjoyed it. We saw several dolphins.
star-5
Park early, but fun
MJ_E
, Jul 2022
Parking is a nightmare at 7:30pm...if you plan to do this tour plan to park and arrive two hours ahead of time. We tried to go right after work and park and spent 40 minutes on trying to park alone. We missed the boat. However, the tour hotline was kind to reschedule us for the next day and we had a very good time on the tour. During our tour the captain explained what we were looking at at different parts of the tour, had some music at one point when we were traveling in the ocean which was relaxing, and gave a LOT of dolphin facts while we saw them. It was so fun. Very family friendly as well. Would go again.
star-5
Amazing sunset cruise
Kendra_S
, Jul 2022
Seeing a baby dolphin and lots of adults! All the narrative information ! And the crew was amazing! We highly recommend it!
star-5
Beautiful evening
Patrick_C
, Jul 2022
The crew was informative and very friendly! We loved seeing so many dolphins, the changing colors in the sky, learning about the “spartina,” and just enjoying the breeze on our sunset cruise. Thank you!
star-3
It was a nice boat trip...
marian_g
, Jun 2022
It was a nice boat trip around the sound, you are never out of sight of your starting point. We did see quite a few dolphins frolicking in the water. We never saw the Atlantic ocean.
star-1
Pros and cons
Zachary_G
, Jun 2022
I showed up 30 minutes early… it took me 25 minutes to find a parking spot… I ran a quarter mile and watched the boat drive off. (As a visitor, I wish I knew more about the sea pines area, The lack of parking the far walk when you finally find a parking spot.) Super unfortunate. Honestly, I saw dolphins from the shore line and watch the sunset. So this trip really cost $100 just to be on a boat. Sea pines is nice though, nice shops, nice meals, beautiful water.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Dolphin watching
Darnella_P
, Jun 2022
The experience was awesome! I would recommend you doing the trip for the experience. The atmosphere was good. The staff was very not very and helpful
star-5
Fun!
Brooke_W
, Apr 2022
Friendly crew, snacks, soda and alcohol. Saw lots of dolphins up close! Boat moves very slow so no worries about "sea sickness"
star-4
Great trip
Lori_Y
, Apr 2022
Learning and seeing the history of Daufuskie Island was the best and watching g the sunset . The wait to get boarded was way too long but there was a mechanical issue. But overall best sunset cruise we’ve taken .
star-4
Quick getaway
Shannon_M
, Apr 2022
Beautiful grounds. Lots of areas to sit and relax. Friendly staff. Over priced food and drinks. Garden view room is really a fishbowl looking at pool with pool guest looking back at you.
star-5
Wonderful cruise!
Melissa_F
, Apr 2022
We saw so many dolphins! Wonderful cruise! Staff was super friendly and the pictures taken at the beginning of the cruise are a fun keepsake and reasonably priced.
star-5
Friendly and...
Rajeev_P
, Apr 2022
Friendly and accommodating staff that waited for us though we were running late. Cruise was pleasant and we saw dolphins without being too aggressive

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