Offered Year Round

DATE

2 Hour

DURATION

UP To 12 Guests

At Additional Cost

From $295

Up to 6 Guests

2-Hour Dolphin Encounter Premium Private Tours

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.

Dolphin Encounter

Every trip is a unique experience. Dolphins abound in the Hilton Head waters, and you'll enjoy the thrill of seeing them up close aboard Island Explorer's safe, comfortable boats.

Our experienced Captains engage, entertain and educate young and old alike.

Dolphins

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.

Nature

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 6 Guests

$180.00

Per Person
Payment for 6 required for each Premium Private Tour with a total of 12 maximum at additional cost.

2 Hour Tour

Dolphins & Nature
Up to 6 Guests

$295.00

$35 Kids
Payment for 6 required for each Premium Private Tour with a total of 12 maximum at additional cost.

3 Hour Tour

Beach combing
Up to 6 Guests

$395.00

$55 Kids
Payment for 6 required for each Premium Private Tour with a total of 12 maximum at additional cost.

Sunset Cruise

Dolphins & Nature
Up to 6 Guests

$315.00

$35 Kids
Payment for 6 required for each Premium Private Tour with a total of 12 maximum at additional cost.

Island Explorer Dolphin & Nature Tours bring you the very best dolphin tours, eco-tours, wild dolphin encounters, sunset dolphin cruises, and dolphin discovery tours. 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. 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.