Since 1983, the best cruise value for your dollar! The 80-foot double deck cruise ship Holiday departs from Dock C at Shelter Cove Harbour. Inspected and licensed by the US Coast Guard, the Holiday has a snack bar and restrooms on board, with inside, open and shaded seating available. The ticket office is located at Harborside III. Please contact 843-785-4558 to book any of these cruises.
Dolphin Watch Cruises
1 hour 45 minute narrated cruise features 45 points of interest including bottle nose dolphin, local knowledge and scenery.
Departs Mon-Fri at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM only
2 hour cruise
Summer Schedule: Departs Mon-Sat at 7:00 PM only
Fireworks Sunset Cruise
2 hour cruise each tuesday evening to watch the Harbourfest fireworks.
Summer Schedule (June - August) Departs Tuesday only at 7:00 PM
2 Hours $240
$100 for each additional hour
*Above price is for 6 or less passengers. Add $25 for each additional passenger*
Outside Hilton Head Activities:
Toll Free: 800.686.6996
Outside Hilton Head's staff of boat captains, all duly licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, and interpretive naturalists will provide an experience that guests will remember for years. Outside Hilton Head specializes in providing high-quality, unique, personalized boating experiences on its fleet of Cobia deck boats and custom-designed Carolina skiffs. Both boat models are stable and comfortable. They enable resort guests to enjoy the Lowcountry waterways, with their abundant bird and dolphin populations, and the salt marsh ecosystem. For true sightseeing pleasure, many boaters like to make their way down Broad Creek to Calibogue Sound and on to the world-famous Harbour Town Lighthouse. Reservations are required.
Departing from Shelter Cove Marina. Convenient mid-island location, free parking and no gate fees. Choose from activities listed below:
Dolphin Eco Tour
During this small-group tour you'll cruise down Broad Creek and other local waterways, areas that have a large and active population of wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. The boats are stable, comfortable and small enough to have close-up encounters with wildlife, without adversely affecting their behavior. The US Coast Guard licensed captains are also trained Interpretive Naturalists. 90 minute cruise. Tours depart daily each morning, afternoon and sunset. Call for today's available times!
Daufuskie Island History and Artisans Excursion
This program begins with a boat ride from Hilton Head through the backcountry marshes to Daufuskie Island. Along the way you'll have great opportunities to view wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and other wildlife. Once on Daufiskie you will get on golf carts and take a tour of the historic and less developed side of the island stopping at all of the significant historic sites and artisans' residences with an interpretive historian on the island.
The Beachcombing trip combines the popular 90-minute Dolphin Eco Cruise with an extra hour to get out onto remote shell banks and beaches. You'll search for shells, sand dollars, crabs, starfish and the occasional shark's tooth or ancient Indian artifacts. The program is 3 hours long, scheduled around low tide.
This 4.5 hour program starts off with a boat ride from Hilton Head through some beautiful backwater creeks and inlets. The destination is Outside Hilton Head's own private chain of islands located behind Daufuskie Island, called Page Island. When you arrive you will feel like you are at the location of a 'Survivor' show. Once on the island, we will get into kayaks and paddle the beautiful surrounding creeks and inlets. Very few people get to paddle this area, since it can only be accessed via powerboat. It is a calm-water paddle with fantastic views and lots of wildlife.
The Ultimate Lowcountry Day
On this completely custom designed program, choose from a menu of activities to build your Ultimate Day! Options include: extensive backwater boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, private island exploration, dolphin watching, tubing, cast-net throwing, fishing and crabbing, briding, beachcombing, shell-hunting, or visits to Daufuskie, Savannah and Beaufort. Cost includes all of your activities, staffing, equipment, as well as light snacks and refreshments.