- $8 for one daytime dolphin watch nature cruise ticket (up to $16 value)
Passengers of all ages hop aboard the U.S. Coast Guard–inspected and licensed Holiday for a narrated dolphin watch nature cruise amid the calm waters of Shelter Cove Harbour. Over the course of the 105-minute excursion, the vessel floats past more than 45 points of interest including saltwater marshlands, Spanish wells, bottlenose dolphins, and Daufuskie Island. An onboard snack bar and restrooms as well as inside, open, and shaded seating ensure passenger comfort throughout the cruise. Children aged 2 and younger ride for free. See the schedule for cruise departure times.
Captain Mark's Dolphin Watch Cruise
The midday sun beats down on the hat-clad heads of the passengers, but they barely feel the heat. The rapt crowd has gathered on the top deck of the Holiday, their eyes collectively glued to the waters below them where a glossy fin emerged and disappeared a second ago. The onlookers’ silence suddenly dissolves into a symphony of awed whispers and camera clicks as a trio of playful bottlenose dolphins breaks through the water and splashes about near the ship. Creating moments such as this between humans and nature has been Captain Mark's Dolphin Watch Cruise’s mission since setting sail on its inaugural excursion in 1983.
Based out of Shelter Cove Harbour, Captain Mark's Dolphin Watch Cruise's experienced crew introduces visitors to area wildlife via two varieties of aquatic adventures. Daytime and sunset dolphin watch nature cruises glide past numerous scenic points of interest including Wexford Plantation, marine creatures, oyster beds, and oyster laundry piles. Alternatively, Let’s Go Crabbing trips ferry kids and adults away aboard the Crabber J II for a lively session of crustacean catching.