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Blue Wave Adventures

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4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
+1 843-651-3676
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We actually saw Dolphins!!

Captain Marc was great. We had a great boat ride out to sea. We went on the 8am dolphin tour and we... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Andrea S
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
The Dolphin Watch, A Must Do!

What a wonderful adventure. I took my 16 yr old granddaughter to visit my best friend in Surfside... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Polly J
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Blue Wave Adventures is the Original Dolphin Watch Tour in Murrells Inlet, SC. Our tours take you thru the salt marsh estuary and out into the ocean along the coastline. We specialize in finding our wild dolphin friends in their natural habitat. We are the only Dolphin Watch Tour that follows NOAA'S Dolphin Smart guidelines. In addition, we provide information on the dolphins, turtles, habitat and other critters we may see. Our Brand New Vessel, TURSI-OPS, was custom build to provide you with incredible viewing from every seat. All our seating faces forward and we have rasied seating in the back for excellent viewing. We are the only dedicated Dolphin Watch Tour in Myrtle Beach, SC.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
+1 843-651-3676
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Captain Marc was great. We had a great boat ride out to sea. We went on the 8am dolphin tour and we saw a bunch of dolphins. It was amazing. Our 6 year old son loved it. Captain Marc was very knowledgeable about marine life...More

1  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a wonderful adventure. I took my 16 yr old granddaughter to visit my best friend in Surfside Beach.. She has a fear of heights so some of the routine attractions for teens weren't going to work. She has a love of animals so we...More

1  Thank Polly J
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 kids (ages 3,7, and 10) out on the 8am dolphin tour. We were fortunate enough to see LOTS of dolphins. There were probably about 40 people on the boat but everyone easily could watch the dolphins. The crew was informative- on...More

Thank sarakmn
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I've been on several dolphin boat excursions before and none compare to this! First off, the boat is awesome and probably only holds around 40 people. Most of the competitors put you on boats that are packed with 100 plus people. This allows you to...More

1  Thank cbro21
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do something different on this vacation, so we booked the Dolphin tour . Unfortunately, we didn't see any Dolphins, but, the boat ride was so much fun!! The crew was so determined to find some Dolphins, but the Dolphins had other plans...More

Thank KidnurseMaryland
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We took the Blue Wave Adventure tour for a trip to see the dolphins. The staff were very knowledgeable and the boat ride was great. I recommend you go on the early trips and the later trip we were on did not see any fish...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We booked this tour on line for us, our daughter & 2 grandchildren. It was wonderful! Mark told us on the 10:00 tour they found about 50 dolphins heading north & he was hoping to find them again. He did not disappoint! Lots of mamas,...More

Thank joyy74
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked the dolphin watch tour and it exceeded our expectations! The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the dolphins as well as other sea animals we had questions about! The crew took us to a spot with so many dolphins...More

Thank Aaron K
Amy C, Owner at Blue Wave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you very much for joining us! We do take pride in each and every tour and happy we could exceed your expectations. It always a treat for us to see our guests reactions and share a little knowledge about the dolphins and our coastal...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Wife, daughter and myself went out with captain Mark and Amy, Boat was good size and because of its construction provided a good and comfortable ride. Capacity is 40 + 2 crew. we were 39 + crew and didn't feel tight. Booked over the phone...More

2  Thank CHIP G
Amy C, Owner at Blue Wave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for joining us on our tour. We are glad you enjoyed TURSI-OPS our custom build dolphin watching vessel. The type of boat you go out on to see dolphins makes a huge difference in the experience. Thanks again. See you on the Water!

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite part of our five day stay at Myrtle Beach. The captain and his wife were super nice (and funny). He explained every detail of the trip and made sure to warn everyone about the bumps and turns that we would be...More

1  Thank fanniepants
Amy C, Owner at Blue Wave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour! We continually strive to be good stewards of the ocean, environment and dolphins. We also like to have some fun along the way!

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Rose H
31 August 2017|
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Response from pamskis2 | Reviewed this property |
you do need a reservation, plus a way for them to contact you if the weather is not favorable for the tour. They are very careful about safety and will never take a tour out in dangerous conditions. You will enjoy it!
19 January 2017|
Response from Amy C | Property representative |
We do a Dolphin Watch Tour. Dolphins are actually in the whale family. We do have larger whales that come thru the area but because are waters are so shallow along our coastline, they rarely come close to shore. We have... More