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Barrier Island Beach and Wildlife outing

Barrier Island Beach and Wildlife outing

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With more than 45 miles of uninhabited and protected Atlantic coastline, the Georgetown area has dozens of secluded and untouched beaches. Winds and waves routinely alter the landscape of these natural shorelines while continually replenishing the ample supply of driftwood and shells. Barrier island beaches also host nesting Sea Turtles and a wide range of protected birds. Avid shell collectors and diehard beach lovers will appreciate the remoteness of these beaches. Most days, you will be the only footprints in the sand. Beach and Shelling trips are available year round, and should be scheduled around a low tide.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$350.00
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Charleston Water Taxi/Dolphin Cruises

Charleston Water Taxi/Dolphin Cruises

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Not your typical Water Taxi. Best value in Charleston! includes dolphin sightings(frequent but not guaranteed). Most affordable and convenient harbor cruise + transportation to 4 point around the Harbor. $12/All Day Pass!
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  • 1 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.31
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$12.31
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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

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Remote Daufuskie Island is accessible only by boat and remains largely undeveloped, despite its fame as the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide.” A guided tour makes the trip a cinch—this package includes round-trip ferry tickets, plus transportation between island attractions such as the First African Baptist Church and Mary Fields School, all visited with the benefit of commentary from your guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket

Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket

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Cruise from Hilton Head to Savannah on this Lowcountry day trip that’s packed with views. Relax on the open-air upper deck or air-conditioned lower cabin as you cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway, drink in hand from the onboard bar (own price). Then, dock in Savannah and spend a few hours of free time shopping, dining, and sightseeing before sailing back to Hilton Head.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.15
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$74.15
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Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise

Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise

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Take part in an authentic Lowcountry travel experience with this shrimping tour from Hilton Head Island. Join a crew on board a fishing boat and head out on the salt marshes for a chance to catch shrimp and fish, and learn about the environment and wildlife as you go. After the trip, hang out and enjoy a day pass to the Sea Pines Resort.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.44
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America's Cup 12-Meter Yacht Afternoon Sail from Hilton Head

America's Cup 12-Meter Yacht Afternoon Sail from Hilton Head

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A sailboat cruise from Hilton Head is a peaceful way to see stunning Lowcountry landscapes without the noise of a moor. Join a captain and crew aboard a 39-foot long (12 meter) sailboat that competed in America’s Cup—head through quiet waters and past gorgeous scenery without the roar of a motor. You can even try your hand on deck and help out with the sails.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.95
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Shell Hunting Expedition

Shell Hunting Expedition

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Depart for this 3 hour shell hunting excursion from Ripley Light Marina situated just less than a half mile outside downtown Charleston. Relax on a short cruise over to beautiful Morris Island while enjoying the sights and sounds of the breathtaking Charleston Harbor. Pass just feet from historical landmarks, wildlife, and natural habitats. Disembark onto this unspoiled barrier island while our naturalist amazes you with historical facts, ecology, tideline critters, and tips on finding wonderful seashells, sharks teeth and more. Departure times and dates may vary as this expedition is low tide dependent so to maximize your experience finding some awesome shoreline treasures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.29
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Charleston Land & Sea Combo: Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

Charleston Land & Sea Combo: Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

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On this historical Charleston tour, journey back in time as your guide reveals the beauty and charm of one of America's most historic cities. Learn about the history of Charleston and discover its pivotal role in American history with visits to more than 100 points of interest including Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens. This tour combines a 90 minute Historic City Tour with a 90 minute narrated, non-stop Harbor Tour. The harbor tour may be taken in conjunction with the city tour or you may choose to split them up and take them on separate days.
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  • 3 hours
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$48.00
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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

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Get behind the wheel of an F13 speedboat for a guided tour of Charleston Harbor. Learn the basics of operating the speedboat from your guide, and then follow the guide boat past the Battery, under the Ravenel Bridge, to the USS Yorktown, and more, stopping for photo ops and to optionally change drivers. Small-group tour is limited to eight people or fewer.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.90
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2-Hour Marsh Paddleboard Eco Tour

2-Hour Marsh Paddleboard Eco Tour

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Exploring Charleston’s tidal marshes by stand up paddle board increases your chances of seeing wildlife hiding among the reeds while providing a fun and challenging activity. First-time paddle boarders love the personalized instruction and attention from your guide, while just about everyone appreciates getting close to dolphins, turtles, and more in the wild.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.00
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Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

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Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston

2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston

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More than a welcome sight for sore eyes, the tidal marshes around Charleston are a hotbed for Lowcountry biodiversity. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of wildlife such as Loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and more as you paddle down Folly Creek en route to the tidal creeks that wrap around the Hammock Islands. This leisurely paced kayaking tour is capped at 12 participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.00
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Guided Mini Boat Dolphin Tour

Guided Mini Boat Dolphin Tour

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Drive your own mini boat while our experienced guide leads you to the best places for spotting dolphin! These super fun and comfortable mini boats are easy to drive and can fit up to 4 adults! This tour is designed to show you lots of dolphin while you have a blast driving your own mini boat!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Hilton Head Guided Creek Cat Dolphin Eco Tour

Hilton Head Guided Creek Cat Dolphin Eco Tour

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Cruise around Hilton Head Island on an incredibly fun, 2-hour, guided adventure. The focus is on dolphins and nature and there's no better way to see more amazing sights and wildlife than on these amazing boats. A professional guide will lead the way, explain the ecosystem, and navigate toward beautiful Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin while you operate your own Creek Cat! Sights to see include Harbourtown, South Beach, Daufuskie Island, and more!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Private Hilton Head Dolphin Watching Tour with Waterfront Dining Stops

Private Hilton Head Dolphin Watching Tour with Waterfront Dining Stops

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This tour will be the family memory you’ll always remember! You’ll depart from Palmetto Bay Marina and enjoy this fully narrated tour by our licensed captains explaining the ecosystem, wildlife, and Hilton Head in general! We’ll show you the beloved Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment! Along the way, we will make 2-3 stops at exclusive waterfront restaurants! You will have time to sample local Hilton Head/Daufuskie Island cuisine!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$413.02
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Hilton Head Kayaking & Coffee

Hilton Head Kayaking & Coffee

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This early morning paddle tour is the perfect time to get on the water - quiet, calm, less boat traffic, and picturesque! Our trained guides will lead you while telling you more about the Hilton Head area and guiding you into calm marshes!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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Dolphins & Donuts Cruise

Dolphins & Donuts Cruise

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Sunrise is the calmest, quietest time on the Hilton Head waterways! We will enjoy donuts/juice/water as we cruise and observe the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin in its natural habitat! Watch as they play, eat, or simply swim. This will surely be an event your family won't forget!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Private Sunset Dolphin Tour

Private Sunset Dolphin Tour

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This private sunset tour will be an activity your family will always remember! Up to 6 people will enjoy this 1.5 hour tour complete with a licensed captain, eco narration, dolphin sightings, picturesque sunset views, water/soda, snacks, and pictures of your family. Meet us at Palmetto Bay Marina for your Private Sunset Tour. Depart for an exciting experience as you explore and search the waterways of Hilton Head Island for the extremely friendly Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin. Your small group will see these splendid Atlantic bottlenose dolphins feeding, playing, and simply cruising around the waters in their natural habitat as you learn about their social behavior, feeding habits, and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.00
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Private Dolphin Tour

Private Dolphin Tour

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Combine an excursion to see Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment with personalized attention on this private tour. Depart from the Palmetto Bay Marina in a boat headed for the dolphins' swimming and hunting grounds with a guide, who will teach you all about their biology and behavior. Having a dedicated guide means you can ask plenty of questions as you travel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$349.00
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Hilton Head Creek Cat Tour

Hilton Head Creek Cat Tour

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Zoom around Hilton Head Island on a small, motorized "creek cat" boat during this guided tour. Get views of all the quintessential sights, as well as access to some smaller marshes and wildlife-rich areas. Enjoy the opportunity to operate your own creek cat under the supervision of a guide; multiple departure times available.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Charleston Sightseeing Day Trip with Lunch from Myrtle Beach

Charleston Sightseeing Day Trip with Lunch from Myrtle Beach

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Enjoy a scenic journey to one of America's greatest historic treasures—Charleston, South Carolina, for a day of sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Experience the highlights of Charleston on a full sightseeing day trip from Myrtle Beach. Tour package includes a boxed lunch, a ride through the historic district in a traditional horse-drawn carriage, Charleston Harbor boat tour, a visit to Boone Hall Plantation with a guided tour, and a brief stop at the Old City Market. 
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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$139.30
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$36.35
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Hilton Head Pirate Ship Adventure Cruise aboard the Black Sparrow

Hilton Head Pirate Ship Adventure Cruise aboard the Black Sparrow

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On this Hilton Head pirate cruise, let your inner buccaneer out to play as you set sail off the coast of Hilton Head Island. This cruise was specifically created for kids and includes fun details such as face paint, pirate gear, and fake tattoos so you can look the part, plus water cannons for a blast of entertainment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.77
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Narrated Haunted Ghost Cruise of Charleston Harbor

Narrated Haunted Ghost Cruise of Charleston Harbor

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This Charleston ghost cruise brings you to the city’s spooky sites that can’t be reached on foot. Board a 45-foot catamaran and set sail on the Charleston Harbor, passing by the sites of pirate attacks, naval battles, and more. As you sail, your guide tells haunting stories of Charleston’s past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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