Dolphins are like preteen girls—they travel in packs, expel high-pitched sounds when provoked, and will bite your hand if you get too close. Observe cuteness from a distance with today's Groupon: for $10, you get either a dolphin-sighting cruise on the ocean or at sunset from Vagabond Cruise (a $26.95 value online; a $29.95 value in person) on Hilton Head Island. Tours depart from Harbour Town Marina three times daily (2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for the ocean tour and 7:30 p.m. for the sunset cruise) through the summer months.
The Vagabond vessel roams through waters of the Atlantic Ocean and its nearby estuaries, coaxing aquatic mammals to frolic nearby. Choose an ocean cruise to explore oceanic headwaters and observe schools of water jesters at play. Each fully narrated 90-minute tour educates marine-life enthusiasts on the local environment, wildlife history, and the dental-flossing habits of the Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin. Those opting to cruise at sunset can kick back on a leisurely glide through salty waterways near renowned Daufuskie Island. Customers can observe schools of water animals engaging in family-board-game night, while watching the sun's hot blush fade into darkness at a prime viewing portal. Upon docking, wave riders are educated in the lore of the low country and its aquatic inhabitants.
Children's tickets (12 and younger) for each cruise can be bought directly through Vagabond Cruise for $10 each. Children 2 and younger are free.