Thanks to the great weather we get here on the island, there’s never a “bad” time to visit Hilton Head. And while on vacation, there’s no better way to experience all the sights and sounds the island has to offer than going on a dolphin sightseeing tour. While most dolphins migrate seasonally, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins remain in Hilton Head year-round. So whichever season you’re visiting Hilton Head, here are some ways you can see these iconic mammals!

Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tours

One of the most popular and affordable ways to view the Hilton Head dolphins is through a guided boat tour. In these boat tours, you can further relax, taking in the coastline scenery. Experiences like Outside Hilton Head can take you towards the Lowcountry, where the dolphins can be seen in their natural habitat. This makes it a perfect time to bring your family out and enjoy an exclusive look at the island. If you want something away from the kids, Vagabond Sunset Dolphin Cruise also gives adults something to enjoy. This sunset dolphin tour allows food and drinks accompanied by guaranteed dolphin sightings.

Private Jet Ski Tours

For those wanting something more private, a jet ski tour can give you a closer look at the wildlife without the additional crowds. Here, an instructor will lead you on a 75-minute guided tour around some of the best parts of the island. In the large open riding area, you’ll have the opportunity to spot local wildlife, including dolphins, birds, or even the occasional sea turtle. And who doesn’t want to ride a jet ski on the ocean at least once in their life?!


Get the most out of your time visiting Hilton Head, whether it be surfing the waves, spotting bottlenose dolphins, or riding a bike around the city. We’ve got your back on all your vacation needs.