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Blue Wave Adventures

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4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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Great experience run by passionate and informative captain and crew

Wife, daughter and myself went out with captain Mark and Amy, Boat was good size and because of its... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
CHIP G
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Orillia, Canada
So much fun and very informative

This was my favorite part of our five day stay at Myrtle Beach. The captain and his wife were super... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
fanniepants
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Austin, Arkansas
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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
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4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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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

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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!

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Reviewed 22 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

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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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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Blue Waves Adventure was a last minute find that we added to our vacation "let's do" list! We took the 10:00 charter, which was completely booked (40 people). We took seats in the back but I don't think it really matters where you sit because...More

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

Thank you for joining us! Your are correct, we are the only Dolphin Watch vessel in Myrtle Beach and especially Murrells Inlet with 360 degree viewing. What a treat to see those Leatherback Turtles! They are only here for a short period of time, and...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

I booked the dolphin cruise for my family of 6. It was AMAZING!! We saw so many dolphins and even a quarterback turtle. Captain Mark was knowledgeable and extremely passionate about his job and the ocean wildlife. We can't wait to take this cruise again.

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Amy C, Manager at Blue Wave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for coming out on our tour! Captain Mark truly has passion for what he does. We will see you again, on the water!!

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

We booked this trip for our extended family of 14. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and we saw leatherback turtles and dolphins. The captain was very informative and entertaining, and the ride would have been beautiful even if we hadn't been lucky enough to...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our trip. We have a responsibility as tour operators to be good stewards of the oceans, dolphins and environment. The fact that we can help inspire both adults and children means the world to us!

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This small group (about 30 people) tour really lets you have an up close experience dolphin watching. Captain Mark and crew have years of experience locating dolphins in this area. They also are very aware of the ecology of the area and are quite informative...More

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

Thank you for joining us so happy your had a great time! Yes, you are correct we have over 40 named dolphins, some we have seen for over 14 years now. Come back and see us, you never know which local may pop up.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We hit the trifecta - perfect weather, plenty of dolphins and leatherback turtles! We were impressed with the captains knowledge of dolphins and sea life and learned several facts. They even put a microphone into the water so we could hear the dolphin chatter. It...More

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

Ahhhh awesome, the Red Banner day!! Thanks for joining us, we are the only Dolphin Tour in South Carolina with a hydrophone. Hearing the dolphins is such an amazing experience. You did hit the jackpot!! We look forward to seeing you back out on the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We booked this trip after reviews on trip advisor and wasn't disappointed. We saw pods of dolphins of 4+ and they were swimming all around the boat. The captain and his mate spoke a lot about dolphins and drove the boat around so everyone could...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We went out at 10am 9/29/16! It was a bit rainy but Mark said he would refund anyone who wanted off!! No dolphins seen Bc weather was crazy! But experience and crew were awesome and my 3 year old won't stop talking about it! Gave...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I know these are wild animals and they are not contained but when we went out this tour it was rainy and choppy and we did not see 1 dolphin. I had a VERY disappointed child. As a mom it's hard to pay that kind...More

1  Thank mel234o
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Amy C, Owner at Blue Wave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

We are very sorry that your child was disappointed. We do our very best and sometimes have to deal with less than perfect sea and weather conditions. The Captain with 26 years of experience on the ocean running tours has the final say on if...More

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Rose H
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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!
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CarolinaGurls
19 January 2017|
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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
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