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Vagabond Cruise

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Address: 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928-7207
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+1 843-363-9026
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Island's original sightseeing &...

Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Island's original sightseeing & excursion cruise operator located below the Lighthouse in world-famous Harbour Town since 1968. From dolphins to dinner, Savannah to sailing Vagabond has the cruise for you! Public trips and private charters are available year-round. We hope to welcome you aboard soon!

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Nice on the water break

Dolphins are usually easy to find and the cruise itself is a relaxing change of pace from other hilton head activities. Boat is in excellent condition Comfy and spacious. Good for... read more

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78 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dolphins are usually easy to find and the cruise itself is a relaxing change of pace from other hilton head activities. Boat is in excellent condition Comfy and spacious. Good for all ages.

Thank Beth G
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really a great experience! Sail from Harbor Town and up the channel. The crew has great customer service and will show you how to sail too.

Thank Spencer M
Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Acting on recommendations from our concierge, we made reservations for tonight's dinner cruise. With beautiful weather, we enjoyed the scenic harbor while waiting to board. Shortly after leaving the dock we saw dolphins. Food service was excellent. Brittany McCaskill did a terrific job caring for us. Cheerful, eager to meet any need and quick to answer questions. Saw lots of... More 

Thank uglymosh
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The morning before our daughter's wedding, we hosted a cruise for our guests as a morning activity option. We had about 45 of 130 guests elect to join despite me providing late invites. It was a great chance for many to see the Low Country from the water. The Spirit of Harbour Town is a good fit for moderate or... More 

Thank John L
Greenville, South Carolina
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135 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cruise was very nice. We saw lots of dolphins and the Captain gave us lots of facts, stories and history of the area.

Thank soyouwillknow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 60 guests on the Spirit of Harbor Town for our Rehearsal Dinner the evening before our wedding. It was a great time! Staff was friendly and fun, food was excellent ( done by Sea Pines Catering ) and the ride was easy and pretty. The weather was a bit overcast, but that's out of anyones control. I highly... More 

Thank Anne M
Willowick, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Crew was great, it was the food and drinks were not. Given Old, Outdated Menu. Many items on menu was "Not Available". Quality of dinner food was over-priced. The cruise was nice but nothing exciting to see, except for a couple of dolphins. Will I do this again? Probably not.

Thank authordave112
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent cruise for dolphin watching! The captain was very informative, quirky, and fun. Kids 13 and 7 had an enjoyable time! We probably spotted 20 dolphins! It was a chilly boat ride, as the temp was unseasonably cool. I would bring a jacket next time as there really isn't anywhere to go to warm up! Bought tix... More 

Thank maria s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was just as they said it would be. Kind of a long boring ride but good non the less. My one huge concern was lack of access for the disabled. My husband has major mobility issues but can still walk (barely) there were steps involved and a partial part of the walkway to the boat had no handrail. Can... More 

Thank Auburn_NYVacationduo
Bonaire, Georgia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very fun cruise, one of the best ones I've been on. This time of year, the boat was not too crowded for an afternoon cruise. The guide was very knowledgeable. The crew was wonderful (and cute). We saw plenty of dolphins and learned neat things about the island. Highly recommend!

Thank JustLisa76

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