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Explore Hilton Head Island by sea

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Discover cruise and boat tours near The Sea Pines Resort

With its pleasant ocean breezes, inviting waterways, scenic landscapes and fascinating wildlife, exploring Hilton Head Island by sea is a Lowcountry experience that's not to be missed! You can set sail for adventure aboard America's Cup, enjoy an educational dolphin watching tour, or indulge in a relaxing dinner cruise amid stunning sunset views. The Sea Pines Resort offers numerous opportunities to explore Hilton Head Island by sea and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Dolphin Watching Tours

Explore Calibogue Sound with H2O Sports and learn about Hilton Head's marine wildlife, salt marshes and tidal creeks. You'll observe Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat, as well as a variety of shore birds, such as egrets, herons, pelicans and others. Hour-long day tours and one-and-a-half-hour sunset tours are available. Tours take place on a military grade hard bottom Zodiac boat or a center console C-Hawk boat, which can carry up to 15 passengers.

Call (843) 671-4386 for reservations and additional information.

Pirates of Hilton Head

Come aboard a custom pirate ship in Harbour Town! Whether searching for treasures or using the ship's water cannons to fend off invading pirates, the action is non-stop. This hour-plus boat trip is ideally suited for children ages 3-10, and will be an adventure they'll talk about for a long time to come!

Call (843) 363-7000 for reservations and additional information.

Stars & Stripes America's Cup Cruise

Only in Harbour Town can you experience the Stars & Stripes, a real 12-meter America's Cup yacht once skippered by Dennis Conner. Enjoy gorgeous surroundings, learn to sail and take your turn at the helm during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! All trips take place under full sail, and afternoon and sunset sails are available.

Call (843) 363-7000 for reservations and additional information.

Spirit of Harbour Town

Enjoy the Island's best sunset and finest dinner buffet aboard the million-dollar Spirit of Harbour Town, the only air-conditioned and heated multi-passenger yacht on Hilton Head. All menu items are freshly prepared daily, and the full-service bar is sure to have your favorite libation. The Sunset Dinner Cruise showcases the Lowcountry and the Historic Cruise to Savannah enables guests to spend time in the picturesque city.

Call Vagabond Cruise at (843) 363-9026 for reservations and additional information.

Tammy Jane "The Original Shrimper"

Explore Hilton Head's healthy salt marsh environment and creatures during a two-hour trip aboard the Tammy Jane, which is a magnet for wildlife, including playful dolphins. You'll trawl for shrimp, discuss the shrimper's lifestyle and our Lowcountry waters, and review everything you catch. Suitable for all ages.

Call Vagabond Cruise at (843) 363-9026 for reservations and additional information.


The Vagabond is Hilton Head Island's original sightseeing and excursion cruise, departing from under the world-famous Harbour Town lighthouse since 1968. Educational and scenic cruises include the Daufuskie Island Adventure, Ocean Dolphin Cruises and Sunset Dolphin Nature Cruises. Vagabond Cruise is also privileged to host the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Coastal Ecology Program aboard the Research Vessel Vagabond.

Call Vagabond Cruise at (843) 363-9026 for reservations and additional information.

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