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Commander Zodiac

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Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr, South Beach Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
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Come explore the enchanting low country aboard Hilton Head Island's...

Come explore the enchanting low country aboard Hilton Head Island's original Zodiac raft ride. Experience the facinating world of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and witness incredible marine wildlife in their natural habitat. A truly educational and envionmental experience for the entire family. We have been in business for over 30 years, so come join us for a unforgettable adventure!

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An experience on the sea

A lot of fun for two older folks! We enjoyed just being out on the ocean, but also enjoyed learning about the dolphins and other wildlife, as well as some interesting history of... read more

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Mooresville, North Carolina

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of fun for two older folks! We enjoyed just being out on the ocean, but also enjoyed learning about the dolphins and other wildlife, as well as some interesting history of the area.

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Strafford, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Todd was a great captain and tour leader. His genuine enthusiasm shines and gives you the best experience possible. The sand bar was amazing too as we found all kinds of creatures most alive so they stay. Then we got up close with the dolphins and it was just amazing. This is one of the best boat tours we have... More 

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Thank MaryandPaulTD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I went on the 2 hour trip to the sand bar. Our captain was great at finding lots of dolphins, even babies. They came right up to the zodiak boat. The sand bar was very cool. Lots of sand dollars! Would recommend for anyone and of all ages!

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a 2 hour ride and it was wonderful! The boat holds 6 passengers so it is relatively personal. As a warning there is only one seat in the boat but it is easy to sit on the sides of the boat and hold on. We had a great guide and saw many birds along the way down the... More 

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Thank Beth E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this -2 hour boat ride in the morning. Saw lots of dolphins up close. Sand bar was gorgeous and we saw many starfish, sandollars and shells. Highly recommend!

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Rochester, New York, USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family spent a wonderful week at Hilton Head. One of the memorable experiences was a one hour boat ride to view the islands and see the dolphins. There were 8 of us, ranging in age from seniors (my wife and me) to teens and pre teens. All of us had been to the beach and had seen dolphins in... More 

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ingersoll
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the great customer service when we called to book, to the actual tour it was great. We saw lots of dolphins and wildlife, the boat was great....and fast. Captain Todd was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The girls really enjoyed the dolphins of course, but loved the stop to collect shells. I would highly recommend this trip when in Hilton... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a dolphin tour last Friday and our group consisted of 3 adults and three children 13, 11 and 10. Our tour guide was Scott and he was amazing. He is so knowledgeable about not only the dolphins and marine life but he filled us with such fun facts about the history of Hilton Head. He is very passionate... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Disappearing Daufuskie Sandbar Excursion. It was a great choice! Our guide was engaging and very informative on the history of the area and the wildlife. Our daughter collected almost a dozen starfish and dozens of shells on the sandbar. We saw lots of dolphins and got to see them up close!

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Thank kgpena
Spring Lake, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome. We called a day before and the lady that answered the phone was super friendly and nice. We booked the dolphin tour on the zodiac for the next evening. We had captain Todd and he was very informative, but not too much. So you could look around too. He informed us on how the Dolphins feed... More 

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