What better way to spend an hour and a half of your day than cruising Kiawah’s inlets, creeks, and marshes searching for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins!  Sit back on the boat, relax with your buddies, and learn about the habits and behaviors of these adorable creatures while getting up close and personal.  Pack a drink to add to the fun! Don’t worry about having to arrange this through the resort! You can add it on to your package through us for less! Note: you will not be entering the water to pet the dolphins.


A variety of marine mammals inhabit the ocean around Kiawah Island. The most common by far is the bottlenose dolphin. These dolphins can be seen frequently in the surf, inlet, rivers, and creeks surrounding Kiawah Island. One of the best spots to see dolphins is in Captain Sam’s Inlet which separates Kiawah from Seabrook Island to the west. Dolphins can often be seen actively feeding in this area. Sometimes observers will see dolphins engaged in an activity known as strand feeding. This typically involves a group of dolphins which will herd a school of fish or shrimp up onto a sandbar or mudflat. Then the dolphins will literally launch their bodies out of the water to feed. It is a unique behavior which is fascinating to watch.


Cost: $50/person

When: Saturday, December 14th 3:00pm-4:30pm

Duration: 1.5 hours (estimate)

See more information on what to bring and except here.

Kiawah Island Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise

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