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Kayak Hilton Head, Inc.

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Address: 11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2322
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+1 843-684-1910
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Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins.......The best place and way to see dolphins...

Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins.......The best place and way to see dolphins in Hilton Head! Providing recreational family kayaking and dolphin nature tours by both kayak and boat on Hilton Head Island. A great activity for beginners and experienced alike. Offering guests leisurely, fun, and educational nature tours. Our kayaks are easy to paddle and completely safe and comfortable. Both single and double kayaks are available. We've been teaching area visitors about the dolphins, birds, oysters, salt marsh and many other interesting things about our island for over 15years!

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Fun! First Timers See Dolphins

My wife and I originally went for singles and ended up taking the advice of guides with the double. Between our guide and the group kayaking came pretty easy! We got really close... read more

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Cole O
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I originally went for singles and ended up taking the advice of guides with the double. Between our guide and the group kayaking came pretty easy! We got really close to dolphin mates and baby. We could have done that the rest of the day! Lovely way to spend 2 hours

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide ignored us the entire time and spoke only to the other family that was in our group. He actually left us on one side of the dock and took off with them without saying a word to us. We noticed he had gone when he was 50 feet away. We had to paddle past a working crane that... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great adventure for everyone in the family. Even if you've never kayaked before, the guides are very friendly and quite helpful. I've been on this tour twice and it's just as interesting the second time around. Seeing dolphins is an added bonus, however for under $40 per person, you get to experience a more relaxed (but physically... More 

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Thank Nick M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fun time kayaking! Got to see several dolphins while kayaking! It was windy and the tide current was going out to sea, so we had a nice relaxing time, literally did not need to paddle. The way back was a workout! Having to fight the wind and current! Our guide did a great job of having our group... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are very experienced Kayakers and usually venture out on our own but were not familiar with the waters of Harbor River so decided to take a guided tour. Joanne (or Jo as she preferred) took us on a spectacular and narrated tour of the river. She has a background in wildlife and was able to provide extraordinary detail about... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect sunset cruise! We saw dolphins all around the boat, interacting with the kids. Pod of about 10 dolphins feeding, breaching, as the sun set behind us. Even Captain Dave said it was a very active trip. Captain Dave was great with our 3 girls (8, 6 & 1yo). Awesome guide, with tons of local knowledge of houses, nature... More 

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dakiii, Owner at Kayak Hilton Head, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us!!! We appreciate the time you've taken in writing this review!! More 

Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I always do this when I am at HHI. The only negative experience I ever had was with Craig as a tour guide, who was immature and said rude things (insulting to women and college educated people). We had great tours with Dave and Joanne every time. Dave provides a great deal of education every time and is very animated.... More 

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dakiii, Owner at Kayak Hilton Head, Inc., responded to this review

First as owner of the company i want to thank you for taking the time to write this lengthy review. As the owner it really is helpful because though we get very few comments that we don't like to hear these types of things are very important for us to hear. It certainly sounds like you've been out with us... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Just returned from an outstanding trip with Capt. David Drake. We saw quite a few dolphins and calves as well as other interesting wildlife. His knowledge of the area and wildlife made this a fun as well as informative trip.

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dakiii, Owner at Kayak Hilton Head, Inc., responded to this review

thanks so much for join us and please come see us again. thanks for taking the time to write the review!! Dave More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We booked with Kayak Hilton Head after I had read so many awesome reviews. Maybe it would have been better if we had either Dave or Craig as our guide, as both of them have quite a few fans on Trip Advisor. But we didn't. To be fair, our guide, Jo, was perfectly nice. But it did feel like she... More 

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dakiii, Owner at Kayak Hilton Head, Inc., responded to this review

I will print this review and show it to the guide. i will be sure that even if she is having an off day that she must remember that the tour is maybe the one and only chance for our guest to be on the water possibly all year and be sure she knows it's important to treat each trip... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I booked our family on a dolphin cruise for an afternoon in late December. After reading reviews about many different companies, I chose this one, mostly because of the fact that they only take six people out on the boat (and we were already four people). I called and spoke to Dave almost a month in advance. He told me... More 

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dakiii, Owner at Kayak Hilton Head, Inc., responded to this review

We do apologize about this. And yes this was our mistake. This isn't a good excuse but it's the only one we have. In December we were still abit reeling from the hurricane in which we got a foot of water through our office. I take responsibility as the owner in messing this one up. The reservation never got transferred... More 

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