Dolphin & Nature Cruises
Captain Sonny has been boating here since 1985. In 1992 he began providing dolphin and nature tours aboard the “SS Pelican”, a 21 passenger boat that is covered for your protection from the elements. In 1996 he purchased the “Island Queen,” a 45-foot covered boat, also used for our dolphin and nature trips, and Coast Guard Licensed for 40 passengers.
Today Captain Sonny, his knowledgeable first mate Ed, provide the best nature cruise on the Island.
After you arrive at Broad Creek Marina, walk down our 700 ft. dock across the marsh. Here you will observe oyster beds, crabs and wading birds.
We cruise down beautiful Broad Creek and regularly see many of our resident dolphins – Flipper, Dolly, Rambo, Freckles & others. Yes, they are so friendly we have names for them. We also frequently see Mink, Otter, Osprey, Sea Turtles, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Oyster Catchers, Cormorants, Brown Pelicans and numerous other birds. If you are a Birder or Nature Lover, this is THE TRIP for you.
We are family oriented, so after the cruise, just hang out and enjoy some of our other activities such as Dock Fishing (rental and bait available), Charter Fishing, Jet Skis, Boat Rentals, Sailing Charter, Water Skiing, or our Evening Sunset Cruise. Or bring your picnic basket and enjoy the view from our picnic tables near the marsh.
On Wednesday and Friday at 3 PM we offer a docent led Dolphin/History cruise with the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head. For reservations for those two cruises only call the museum at (843) 689-6767.
Location: 18 Simmons Rd. at Broad Creek Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC
Phone: (843) 681-2522