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Daufuskie Island Artisans and History Tour

Take a boat cruise from Hilton Head Island to Daufuskie Island and learn about Native Americans, European Settlers, and Gullah People who made this island their home. Visit unique historical sites and meet local artists in their studios.

Tucked between Hilton Head Island and Savannah is Daufuskie Island, a true gem of the Lowcountry. Constantly inhabited for the last two thousand years, this island has never had a bridge connecting it to the mainland.  Departing from Hilton Head tour begins with a scenic guided boat cruise to the island. Your Captain is a Historian and Interpretive Naturalist. Once on Daufuskie, we load on to golf carts and tour Daufuskie, stopping at significant historical sites and artists studio. Stops on the golf cart tour may include: The First African Baptist Church, The Mary Fields School (memorialized in Pat Conroy’s, A Water is Wide), The Daufuskie Rum Distillery, The Daufuskie Museum, Silver Dew Pottery, The White School, the site of the Bloody Point Lighthouse and The Iron Fish Gallery (winner of Martha Stewart’s American Made Award

Fridays from 1-5:30 pm (Beginning in June)
$85 per person for adults and children
Departs from Shelter Cove Marina

Reservations are required and may be made by continuing online or by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Dolphin and Nature Cruise
Dolphin Cruise

Join a museum docent in this cruise along the waters and salt marshes of Broad Creek. The Lowcountry’s Salt Marsh is home to many interesting creatures such as river otters, eastern oysters, blue crabs and a great species of birds. Among the most charismatic creatures found in the Salt Marsh are the Bottlenose Dolphins. Museum guides share their knowledge about this and many other of the fascinating creatures found in the salt water channels of Broad Creek.

FAMILY FRIENDLY
March-October: Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00-4:30pm.
$19 adult / $13 child (ages 1–12).
Departs from Broad Creek Marina on Marshland Road.
Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or register online.

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Dolphin Eco Cruise

Take a 90 minute cruse in a stable and comfortable power boat as you head out into the open water to see the area’s large and active population of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins.

Monday, Thursday and Saturday 1-2:30 PM (Beginning in June)
Adult $45, $35 (12 and younger)
Departs from Shelter Cove Marina.
Reservations are required by continuing online or by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Kayak Tour of Jarvis Creek

Join a naturalist guide in a kayak exploration of Jarvis Creek. Paddle through the salt marsh looking for bottle-nosed dolphins, wading birds and other local wildlife. Jarvis Creek is a small creek in the north end of Hilton Head Island not typically visited by recreational boaters. The absence of fast moving boats, the calm waters, and the many inlets and side creeks make it the ideal location to see wildlife. Given the physical requirements of this tour, we do not allow children younger than 5 years of age to participate. Children ages 5 to 12 have to be in a double kayak with an adult.

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm.
$32 Adult / $28 Child (ages 5–12) / No children under the age of 5 please.
Provided by Jarvis Creek Water Sports.
Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or register online.

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May River Maritime Cruise

See a true historic southern coastal village from the water.  A captain who grew up here will point out Old Town Bluffton’s historic landmarks as you are surrounded by the endless beauty of the May River.  Learn about the dolphins, oysters, shrimp, fish, sharks, sea birds and other inhabitants of this unique environment.   Bring the whole family and have your camera ready to capture the amazing wildlife in an extraordinary habitat.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-12:00pm.
$35 Adult / $25 Child (ages 4-12) / No children under the age of 4 please.
Limited to 12 participants.
Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or register online.

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Pinckney Island Kayak Tour

Explore the extensive marshes surrounding the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge with an experienced naturalist and expert kayaker. Single and double kayaks are available for you to leisurely explore the salt marsh and see dolphins, pelicans, herons and a host of other creatures.

Fridays and Saturdays – 10 am – 12 pm (Beginning in June.)
$45 per adult; $22.50 children 12 and under (Must use a 2 person kayak) – Preferred for ages 2 and older.
Meets at Buckingham Landing.
Reservations are required by continuing online or by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Outback

This 4.5 hour tour will take you by boat to a private island, viewing wildlife along the way and briefly exploring Page Island. From there you will kayak through the peaceful and pristine creeks on the back of Daufuskie Island. No experience is necessary, and this is a great family outing. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesdays and Fridays 8 am – 12:30 pm (Beginning in June)
$85 per adult and $65 per child (12 and younger)
Departs from Shelter Cove Marina
Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or register online.

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