See Dolphins And Nature Up Close

Island Explorer conducts personalized dolphin and nature eco-tours specializing in intimate, small group excursions.  During the summer months on Tuesday nights  join our Sunset/Fireworks Cruise.  During the summer and early fall we occasionally offer a special expedition in search of dolphin "strand feeding".  Check our calendar for all available cruises.

Our two custom-built 12-Passenger Carolina Skiffs will accommodate large families or groups.  We also offer a 6-Passenger Novurania (Zodiac-type) hard-bottom inflatable. View our fleet of boats.

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The Perfect Family Adventure

Kids of all ages, parents, and grandparents can share the experience of family adventure on Hilton Head Island with Island Explorer.
Your safety and comfort are our primary concern.

Our Captains are among the friendliest, most knowledgeable, and most entertaining on Hilton Head Island, and they have years of experience in waters around Hilton Head Island.

OUR Most Popular Tours

1 Hour Tour

May - Sept. Only


Per Person

Our one hour tour is a great introduction to Hilton Head Island's beautiful salt marsh environment and dolphin habitat.

It's perfect for younger children, senior citizens, or anyone that wants a shorter time on the water.

Usually scheduled around the low tide, this trip gives you the intimate small boat experience for the big boat price - the best dolphin tour deal around.

2 Hour Tour

Dolphins & Nature


$35 Kids

Our two hour dolphin and nature tour brings our guests the best of Hilton Head Island's Lowcountry waters.

Experience dolphins and nature up close and cover miles of scenery from the salt marshes of Broad Creek to the Calibogue Sound.

See more dolphins and enjoy more scenery on the best two hour boat tour on Hilton Head Island.

3 Hour Tour

Beach combing


$55 Kids

Our most popular tour takes you through the Broad Creek salt marshes, across the Calibogue Sound, and out to the remote "Vanishing
Island" which is exposed only at low tide.

You'll step off the boat and stroll the sand bars and shallow waters looking for sand dollars and shells.

Experience beach combing available to only the few.

Sunset Cruise

Dolphins & Nature


$35 Kids

Our sunset cruise takes you through the cooler, calm evening out to the Calibogue Sound to view a beautiful sunset over the water.

It's a great time of day to spend a relaxing time with friends and romantic moments with loved ones.

The time around sunset is a great time to see playful dolphins and beautiful water birds flying and feeding.