Offered Year Round


1 to 6 Hours


12 per boat

Maximum Guests

Price varies

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Private Charter

Every trip is a unique experience.

Any of our regular tours can be booked as a private charter so that you may have complete control and privacy.

We can design the perfect tour for your family or group. You'll have to whole boat to yourselves with no other guests.

See the Lowcountry waters and eco-system or visit nearby Daufuskie Island or other locations for the ultimate experience.

Our professional captains engage, entertain and educate all ages while offering you a safe and comfortable ride.


Watching for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin is a big part of this tour, and they nearly always abound in Broad Creek and the Calibogue Sound. Two hours gives us plenty of time to find dolphins.


Hilton Head tides create an ever-changing environment. On the High Tide the salt marsh is filled with water and the horizons are broad and deep. The scenery is magnificent. On the Low Tide the ocean recedes to reveal the complexity of life in the marsh.

Something For Everyone

Choose a cool, early morning trip. Bask in the midday sun. Or enjoy the serentity of a Hilton Head sunset. We offer cruises throughout the day.

Our Premium Private Tours

1 Hour Tour

May - Sept. Only
Up to 12 Guests
Per Person

2 Hour Tour

Dolphins & Nature
Up to 12 Guests
$35 Kids

3 Hour Tour

Beach combing
Up to 12 Guests
$55 Kids

Sunset Cruise

Dolphins & Nature
Up to 12 Guests
$35 Kids

Island Explorer Dolphin & Nature Tours bring you the very best dolphin tours, eco-tours, wild dolphin encounters, sunset dolphin cruises, and dolphin discovery tours. Your family, kids, and groups will take home lifetime memories by joining our Hilton Head Island wildlife and nature tours to experience dolphin encounters, beautiful island harbors and scenery, birds in their natural habitat, and relaxing boat cruises on the waters of the Lowcountry. Island Explorer has been voted "number one dolphin tour" and "best on the island" many times and continue to offer the most affordable prices for the island's very best tours.