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Drifter Excursions

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Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
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+1 843-363-2900
07:00 - 19:00
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Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and other...

Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and other fish.

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Dolphins and More was just right for us

We really wanted to take our kids on a dolphin watch but we didn't want to spend $60/person. Some of the $60 per person ones seems to offer deep instruction of the... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Rebecca R
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked a fishing excursion on the Drifter. It was a great trip. We all caught at least one shark and several caught more than one. The crew was very helpful and pleasant to work with. Reasonably priced.

Thank Charles C
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went fishing with a few friends. We all have deep sea experience and have fished our whole lives. We went 12 mi out to an artificial reef which is fine- the issue was is that the crew wouldn't anchor the boat in any spot so your bait would hit bottom, you'd get a few bites and then nothing. By then... More 

Thank trosman
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went fishing on a five hour fishing trip aboard the Drifter and had a great time! The mate and captain were helpful and very nice. They helped my kids bait their hooks as well as take fish off when they caught them. We fished at a reef about five miles out that was made up of old barges and... More 

1 Thank sunsettrail1979
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We really wanted to take our kids on a dolphin watch but we didn't want to spend $60/person. Some of the $60 per person ones seems to offer deep instruction of the area/wildlife/etc. Well, we didn't think our 4 year old needed that. After finding several that were much more affordable, we settled on the Gypsy Dolphins & More excursion... More 

1 Thank Rebecca R
Carmel, Indiana
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10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Captain Dave took my family and i out for a morning of fishing on the hobo. My kids had the best time. We caught 2 baby sharks and a fish. He was great with the children, even let my 9 year drive the boat. We saw dolphins a few times as well. I would definately use them again. It was... More 

Thank Lisa H
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2016

this place should not call itself deep sea fishing. that is very misleading. what it truly is, its a place to take your kids ages 10 and under to go learn what a fishing rod looks like, and how to place bait on the hook. The boat we went on has a nauseating smell, that smells like a blend of... More 

Thank Ryan S
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

It's cool for kids who want to drop a hook with bait in the water and wait for a bite...but that's all it is. It's more of a glorified boat ride that smells like diesel and old cabbage. You go out to an area for like 15-20 min, drop the weight + hook in the water, wait around, and then... More 

Thank Mee H
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Like many we opted for the Drifter as a first 'deep sea fishing' experience for my teenage son and I. With two of us a charter seemed crazy expensive and looking at reviews, the Drifter seemed like a way to have the experience without the huge cost. After 4.5 hours without catching a single thing, obviously we wished we'd paid... More 

Thank Andrea J
Spartanburg, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We saw 2 dolphins, captain was complaining the whole time about previous customers. I think they were more concern on saving gas, we maybe went 1/2 mile out and turn. My son feel asleep. If you have never been on a boat or seen a dolphin, then maybe. We were very disappointed with the money and time we wasted

Thank cmorrisbuilders
Baltimore, Maryland
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263 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Our five-year old son has been looking forward to going on a fishing boat while in Hilton Head, so we were looking for an excursion that would cater to those with little-to-no fishing experience. The Drifter's kids cruise was perfect for just this! For two adults and a child, it only cost about $75, and the Gypsy had plenty of... More 

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