Small boats carrying a maximum six to twelve passengers offer an up close and personalized dolphin tour and nature cruise.

List of Small Boat Operators      (Top Rated - Our Favorite= Top Rated - Our Favorite)

Top Rated - Our FavoriteIsland Explorer -  The Old Oyster Factory Docks - Marshland Road - Mid Island

          Island Explorer offers 12 passenger boats.  They specialize in dolphin and nature cruises. Island Explorer was voted "Best Dolphin Tour" on Hilton Head Island by the readers of the Island Packet.

Hilton Head Dolphin Tours - 101 Marshland Road - Mid Island

          Explore the multi-media web site for this great Island tour.  Offering 12 passenger boats, they take you on 1-Hour and 2-Hour tours as well as 3-Hour adventures.  Top rated on Hilton Head.

Live Oac Outdoor Adventure Company - Hilton Head Harbour - North End

          Live Oac offers 6 passenger boats.  They provide a variety of boating opportunities including fishing and water skiing in addition to dolphin cruises.

Outside Hilton Head - Shelter Cove Harbour - Palmetto Dunes

          Outside Hilton Head offers both 6 and 12 passenger boats. They provide a variety of boating opportunities including fishing, tubing and water skiing.

Commander Zodiac - South Beach Marina - Sea Pines

          Commander Zodiac offers 6 passenger boats. They were the first dolphin/eco tour operator on Hilton Head.  They use hard-bottom inflatable boats.

H2O Dolphin Tours - Harbour Town Yacht Basin - Sea Pines

          H2O operates multi-passenger boats.  The company offers a wide range of water activities along with dolphin tours.

Dolphin Discovery - Simmons Landing - Marshland Road

          Dolphin Discovery offers a 6 passenger boat. They offer dolphin cruises as well as charter fishing.