Hilton Head Island Private Boat Tours

Welcome to Cross Island Cruises

There’s no better way to explore Hilton Head Island than by boat. And no better option than a Private Boat Tour by Cross Island Cruises!  Rated by TripAdvisor travelers as the Top Outdoor Activity on Hilton Head Island, our private island tours are a must! Whether you’re joining us on a private dolphin tour, on a sunset excursion, or beachcombing adventure, our Hilton Head tours are fun, educational and rewarding!  Guests are left with a better understanding of the environment around them and want to leave it a better place.

Every tour around Hilton Head we offer is an exclusive adventure. Up to 6 passengers, we guarantee our private Hilton Head dolphin tours will find dolphins! We’ll travel the waters taking in the sights of HarbourTown. Pull crab traps in the back creeks or exploring sandbars. Finding dolphins at play throughout. Personalized attention and a great view no matter where you sit, private tours fitted to your needs.

Our private boat tours operate on a 21-foot Carolina Skiff Ultra Elite. Comfortable bow seating with additional room in the stern, our boats are perfect to accommodate a group of up to 6 passengers. Nimble enough to navigate the shallow waters around Hilton Head Island, your Captain will ensure a comfortable ride. We operate year-round, multiple times a day. While we have a covered top to provide cover in the summer, we encourage guests to come prepared.  Wear sunscreen, a hat and loose comfortable clothing to stay cool in the summer. A warm sweater or jacket is highly encouraged during shoulder seasons.

Our standard private boat tours range from 90 minutes to two and a half hours, depending on selection. While our main tours focus on bottlenose dolphins and learning about the salt marsh around Hilton Head, we’re able to fashion a private tour specific to your needs. While we’re limited to a maximum of 6 passengers at a time, regardless of age or size, we do have two boats available!  If your group is larger than 6 people, or have a special request, please feel free to contact us directly to discuss.

1.5+ Hours

Your own private boat awaits to take you to explore the Calibogue discovering dolphins in the wild! With an experienced Master Captain guiding you through the waters and providing insight on their lives, you’ll gain in depth knowledge of dolphin behavior and witness the beauty of these amazing creatures.

2.5+ hours

At low tide, the sands of this shoal are exposed at the entrance of the Calibogue Sound. Here you’ll have an opportunity to find sand dollars, obscure sea shells, and sharks’ teeth. Watch crabs, mollusks and sea stars maneuver through the tidal pools, waiting for the ocean to return and allow the island to vanish once more.

2+ hours

Bring your camera to capture the beauty of a sunset over the Calibogue Sound on this 2 hour private sunset cruise. We’ll get close to various landmarks around the island and watch dolphins play in the waning hours of daylight. A trip to the island isn’t complete without seeing a sunset from the water.

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If you have any personal requests or questions about any of our tours, please feel free to reach out by phone, text or email.

(843) 247-8117

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