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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


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

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
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
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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
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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
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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.
What is the maximum group size during Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise.

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Cruising in the Sunset
, Sep 2021
Very relaxing sunset cruise. We enjoyed watching the dolphins. The crew was helpful and the captain was very knowledgeable about the Hilton Head Island.
Must to see!!!!
, Sep 2021
Amazing dolphin show,Sunset and very serene boat ride. Vagabond crew was very friendly. Must watch the beautiful dolphins!!!
Saw dolphins! Enjoyed...
, Sep 2021
Saw dolphins! Enjoyed tour guide and local knowledge! Made trip seem personal and casual..not programmed.
Sunset Dolphin Cruise
, Sep 2021
Wonderful experience! We saw approximately 15-20 dolphins. Enjoyed the captain’s commentary and the sunset was gorgeous! Highly recommend!
We saw dolphins galore!!
, Sep 2021
Loved it! We were out for 5 minutes before we started seeing dolphin. Very relaxing and the scenery was beautiful.
Family outing
, Aug 2021
Up close with dolphins. Smooth boat ride. Crew friendly. Maybe oversold as they did not have seating for all onboard
Dolphin tour
, Jul 2021
It is a good end of day activity. We saw dolphins and enjoyed the sunset. It is narrated so if that is not your thing be aware.
Water Relaxation
, Jul 2021
Relaxing atmosphere on the water - saw dolphins and bird diving In the water. The crew was professional and knowledgeable about the area.
A 90 minute tour to nowhere and back.
, Jul 2021
Being on the water was nice but it was very uneventful. Didn’t seem like any of the crew was helping anyone on board seem like they were getting their moneys’ worth. The fact that they call this a dolphin Cruise is laughable for what we paid. People were crowding the areas where sightseeing was possible when one or two dolphins decided to show up, making visibility not so great. There were many moments when there was silence from the captain and cruise became more lackluster then when there was sightings. Visibility from our seats was poor and if there was a whole school of dolphins i’m sure we’d still be missing out. I wouldn’t recommend this excuse of a sunset dolphin cruise to anyone because it just seemed like a boat ride on top of a tourist boat. Not to add insult to injury but I would have been happier if I only paid half for this excursion. We were offered 10$ off one adult admission if we booked a second trip within a week, this was hilarious beyond words. I was on another cruise with a competitor last year around this time and it was amazing. Sorry to say I wasn’t very happy with my experience.
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Good show
, Jul 2021
Cruise was great. Kids and adults enjoyed seeing the dolphins. Would highly recommend the sunset cruise.

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