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Dolphins & Donuts Cruise

Hilton Head Island, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Monika

90 mins
Includes food, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This Experience is the Dynamite Combo - Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings & Donuts for all!

We'll take in the beautiful South Carolina scenery while observing dolphins in their natural environment. You'll get up close dolphin sightings (ditch the binoculars, we have you covered!), learn more about the ecosystem, and satisfy your sweet tooth on this “One of a Kind” experience!

I’ll share my knowledge and passion for the island and these amazing mammals with you as we cruise Hilton Head waters. This will be the memory you don't forget from your Island Vacation.

Experience is always limited to 10 people or less for a small, safe & personal experience. Perfect for Couples, Families, or Friends!

(Donuts, Orange juice and Bottled water provided)

Other things to note
Life jackets aboard the boat for Children & Adults
USCG Licensed Captain operating the boat
Feel free to bring sunscreen, snacks, drinks, sunglasses, hats, etc.
No bathroom aboard

**If you’re interested in a time/day that isn’t listed, just MESSAGE ME :)**
This Experience is the Dynamite Combo - Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings & Donuts for all!

We'll take in the beautiful South Carolina scenery while observing dolphins in their natural environment. You'll get up close dolphin sightings (ditch the binoculars, we have you covered!), learn more about the ecosystem, and satisfy your sweet tooth on this “One of a Kind” experience!

I’ll share my knowledge and passion for the island a…

Monika's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Variety of Donuts
    Orange Juice
    Bottled Water
  • Transportation
    Boat Ride with Licensed Captain & Mate
From $59
/ person
Mon, Jan 18
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$65 per person
$65 per person
Fri, Jan 22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Sat, Jan 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person

Meet your host, Monika

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 31 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hey y’all! My name is Monika and I’ve lived on Hilton Head 10 years now! After a short career in Nursing, I realized my true passion was being on the water and what I love more than anything is our Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins! I’ll take you on the water with a licensed Captain for this amazing Dolphin & Donuts tour where we'll take in the beautiful sights, have up close dolphin sightings, and snack away!

Hello! I’m Captain Ben, your adventure creator! I’m a just a guy from upstate SC who relocated to the HHI. I originally moved to Hilton Head to teach middle school social studies. Long story but I ended up switching careers from teaching to working on the water - my true passion! Teaching others about nature and the surrounding area of the low country brings me great joy! Come join me on the water and lets create some great memories!
Hey y’all! My name is Monika and I’ve lived on Hilton Head 10 years now! After a short career in Nursing, I realized my true passion was being on the water and what I love more than anything is our Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins! I’ll take you on the water with a licensed Captain for this amazing Dolphin & Donuts tour where we'll take in the beautiful sights, have up close dolphin sightings, and snack away!

Hello! I’m Captain Ben, your adventure creator! I’m a just a guy from upstate SC…
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Where you'll be

Harbourtown - Pass by and get some beautiful pictures
Calibogue Sound - Visit the friendly Bottlenose Dolphins
Daufuskie Island - Observe from the water

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Kelly
January 2021
We had such a magical tour with Monika and Captain Scott! We got to see dolphins up close and we learned so much from Monika about dolphins and the area. We had five kids between the ages of 8 and 4, and they had a blast - even got a chance to steer the boat! We would definitely recommend them to friends. We also appreciated how safe they were with Covid precautions. Overall a safe and exciting adventure for our entire group!
We had such a magical tour with Monika and Captain Scott! We got to see dolphins up close and we learned so much from Monika about dolphins and the area. We had five kids between t…
Ivan
December 2020
We loved the dolphins and donuts tour. Monika was really communicative and personable. Scott really knows his stuff, including history and ecology of the area. We say many more dolphins than we could’ve hoped for. Great adventure for the kids. Highly recommend and five stars every step of the way.
We loved the dolphins and donuts tour. Monika was really communicative and personable. Scott really knows his stuff, including history and ecology of the area. We say many more dol…
Matt
December 2020
We were lucky to have a pair of dolphins a few feet from the boat multiple times, and the weather was perfect. Both the tour and tour guide were great. We thought this experience would break up our long road trip well, and it exceeded expectations. Thank you!
We were lucky to have a pair of dolphins a few feet from the boat multiple times, and the weather was perfect. Both the tour and tour guide were great. We thought this experience w…
Karthik
November 2020
We enjoyed the tour, and saw quite a few dolphins. Monika and team were great guides, and made it a fun experience for us and the kids!!
Erin
November 2020
Had such an amazing time on the dolphin tour with Ben and Monika!! On our original tour date, it ended up raining and they did an amazing job at accommodating and rescheduling us for another date. When we did go on the tour, we had a great time! We saw a lot of dolphins even though it was later in the season and Monika did a great job at sharing some facts and history about the area. Plus, lots of donuts!! We would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!!
Had such an amazing time on the dolphin tour with Ben and Monika!! On our original tour date, it ended up raining and they did an amazing job at accommodating and rescheduling us f…
Dennis
November 2020
Had a great time! Lots of dolphin sightings (especially Moochie, who is half ham and half dolphin) and captain Ben had a wonderful personality as well as a great knowledge of the areas we visited. Well worth the time and cost!

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Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Hat (optional)