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Island Explorer offers a variety of experiences for all ages - from young families to corporate groups.  Engage with Lowcountry nature in an intimate small boat experience and take home memories to last a lifetime.

Our tours are designed each day in harmony with the Hilton Head Island tides.  High tide cruises differ from low tide cruises in many ways.  Ask about the tides on your tour.

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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.

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Island Explorer Dolphin & Nature Tours offers the very best dolphin tours, eco-tours, sunset dolphin cruises, wild dolphin encounters, and dolphin discovery tours. Your family, kids, and groups will create 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. We have 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.