1 Hour Tour

May - Sept. Only


Per Person

2 Hour Tour

Dolphins & Nature


$35 Kids

3 Hour Tour

Beach combing


$55 Kids

Sunset Cruise

Dolphins & Nature


$35 Kids

What Is A Premium Private Tour?

Island Explorer is the exclusive tour operator on Hilton Head Island to offer only Premium Private Tours on all excursions. All life in the salt marsh revolves around the tides. Our trips are designed with this in mind, therefore our schedule changes daily with these tides.  

Your family or group will have the entire 12-Passenger boat to yourselves with no other guests on board.

This unique experience will focus on your family's individual interests. These trips are about you - what you want to see, do, and learn. Our US Coast Guard licensed Master Captain naturalists will provide a safe, exciting, and educational experience.

For each Premium Private Tour there is a minimum fee which includes up to six guests. Additional guests up to 12 total may join your group for additional cost per person. With three vessels we can accommodate up to 36 guests on each tour.

See Dolphins And Nature Up Close

Island Explorer viewing dolphins 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

Dolphin Strand Feeding with Island Explorer

The Perfect Family Adventure

Island Explorer - 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.