Private charters

Have The Whole Boat To Yourselves

All 2020 tours will be Private Charters.
For your safety we will not be mixing families or groups.
There is a minimum charge of 6 guests to book a Private Charter.
For the minimum fee you may bring up to 6 guests. Fewer than 6 is fine.
Additional guests may be added up to a total of 12.

1 Hour Tour

May - Sept. Only


Per Person

Our one hour discovery 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.

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 ultimate dolphin encounter and nature tour brings our guests the best of Hilton Head Island.

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.

See Dolphins And Nature Up Close

Island Explorer conducts personalized dolphin and nature eco-tours specializing in intimate, small group excursions.  

Our  custom-built 12-Passenger Carolina Skiffs will accommodate large families or groups.  View our fleet of boats.

Watch our videos or read an article about Island Explorer by Discover South Carolina.

During the summer and early fall we occasionally offer a special expedition in search of dolphin "strand feeding."

Dolphin Strand Feeding

The Perfect Family Adventure

Kids of all ages, parents, and grandparents can share the experience of a family adventure on Hilton Head Island with Island Explorer.

Your safety and comfort are our primary concern. And we make it fun!

Our Captains are among the friendliest, most knowledgeable, and most entertaining you'll find anywhere, and they all have years of experience in waters around Hilton Head Island.