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Commander Zodiac

#12 of 72 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hilton Head Features Animals
232 S Sea Pines Dr, South Beach Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
+1 843-671-3344
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Dolphin cruise with Captain Todd

Our family visits Hilton Head Island, SC, every summer, and we thought our previous dolphin cruises... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KevinReilly329
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Wheaton, Illinois
Commander Zodiac tour rocks!

James was our captain and he was awesome! Very friendly and informative. Sat and watched a pod of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
xroad799
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Come explore the enchanting low country aboard Hilton Head Island's original Zodiac raft ride. Experience the facinating world of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and witness incredible marine wildlife in their natural habitat. A truly educational and envionmental experience for the entire family. We have been in business for over 30 years, so come join us for a unforgettable adventure!
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232 S Sea Pines Dr, South Beach Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family visits Hilton Head Island, SC, every summer, and we thought our previous dolphin cruises with other boats were great, however, today's trip with Todd was amazing on a whole other level. We spent 90 wonderful minutes watching Atlantic bottlenose dolphins all over Calibogue...More

Thank KevinReilly329
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

James was our captain and he was awesome! Very friendly and informative. Sat and watched a pod of dolphins with a baby! Lucked out and saw a manta ray! Thanks for the memories!

Thank xroad799
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Caption Todd was a great captian! He knew history of the islands, sea life, and where to find the dolphins. We had a great tour and we can now check that off the bucket list! Thanks Commander Zodiac and Captian Todd!!!

Thank Marykate B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family of five, including our 6 year old granddaughter, had a delightful cruise with our captain/guide, James. James shared much information with us. The weather was perfect and we saw loads of dolphins and birds on our cruise. Some of the dolphins swam within...More

Thank BK H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing boat captain-Scott. He was safe, educational and funny! Our kids are 10 and 15 and they had a blast. He was very knowledgeable about the dolphins, HHI and Dafuskie. Great hour tour! Well worth every penny.

Thank Sarah M
CommanderZodiac, Front Office Manager at Commander Zodiac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words- and we agree: Captain Scott IS amazing on the water :) We are so glad that you chose Commander Zodiac for your family's trip and really hope to see you again on a future visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend this trip. We saw lots of dolphins at close range as well as going into the marsh, walking on an oyster shelf and seeing several kinds of birds. Captain Todd was very knowledgeable and gave us a memorable trip, ending at sunset....More

Thank Lizh772017
CommanderZodiac, Front Office Manager at Commander Zodiac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us on Commander Zodiac! We know you had many options for your visit and so appreciate you choosing us. We will certainly share your nice feedback with Todd- he really loves sharing his knowledge of the area! Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome trip, Todd is the man. Got feet away from dolphins and got to see a bunch of different untouched, natural areas of the marshes.

Thank David H
CommanderZodiac, Front Office Manager at Commander Zodiac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Fantastic! Thanks so much for your nice words about our great Captain Todd- we like him, too :) We appreciate you joining us on a Commander Zodiac trip!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day and we saw dozens of dolphins - probably a dozen dolphins and repeat sightings. Captain James was knowledgeable. It was a wonderful experience.

Thank pgmovie
CommanderZodiac, Front Office Manager at Commander Zodiac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing Commander Zodiac for your trip, as well as for your kind words about Captain James! We hope to see you again on a future visit to HHI!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Saw a few dolphins and a few birds. Didn't explore very far, and captain was nice but not that knowledgeable about wildlife. Overall pleasant but definitely not worth the cost. Much better off going to the Pickney island wildlife refuge which is free!

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took the one hour dolphin tour. Scott was our guide. There were just two other women on our boat, Which made it easy to hear the guide and ask lots of questions. (All tours are limited to 6 guests) Scott was...More

Thank Sandy3984
CommanderZodiac, Front Office Manager at Commander Zodiac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your nice review of Commander Zodiac, and Captain Scott! We know that you had many options during your visit and we very much appreciate you choosing us! It sounds like you had an excellent trip; we hope to see you...More

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lneddermeyer
Do we need wetsuits for a trip in early April? Heard water is cold.
8 March 2017|
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Response from CommanderZodiac | Property representative |
No, you don't ever need a wet suit. We do not go into the water. On the two hour tour, you step into ankle deep water to go to the disappearing sandbar. Other than that, it is a fairly dry ride. You may need a windbreaker... More
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Bill R
How far ahead should we book a tour on a Zodiac? What are the fees? How many people can you accommodate in one Zodiac? Perhaps a "dumb" question, but should we wear swimsuits?
10 September 2015|
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Response from CommanderZodiac | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry. We have a variety of tours and times available. Swimsuits are not necessary unless you would like to get some sun. Please call 843-671-334 for more information and booking. Thank you and hope to... More
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