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Blue Wave Adventures

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Address: 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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+1 843-651-3676
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

Blue Wave Adventures is the Original Dolphin Watch Tour in Murrells Inlet,...

Blue Wave Adventures is the Original Dolphin Watch Tour in Murrells Inlet, SC. Our tours take you thru the salt marsh estuary and out into the ocean along the coastline. We specialize in finding our wild dolphin friends in their natural habitat. We are the only Dolphin Watch Tour that follows NOAA'S Dolphin Smart guidelines. In addition, we provide information on the dolphins, turtles, habitat and other critters we may see. Our Brand New Vessel, TURSI-OPS, was custom build to provide you with incredible viewing from every seat. All our seating faces forward and we have rasied seating in the back for excellent viewing. We are the only dedicated Dolphin Watch Tour in Murrells Inlet.

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Great experience run by passionate and informative captain and crew

Wife, daughter and myself went out with captain Mark and Amy, Boat was good size and because of its construction provided a good and comfortable ride. Capacity is 40 + 2 crew. we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Orillia, Canada
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Orillia, Canada
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wife, daughter and myself went out with captain Mark and Amy, Boat was good size and because of its construction provided a good and comfortable ride. Capacity is 40 + 2 crew. we were 39 + crew and didn't feel tight. Booked over the phone through the Crazy Sisters marina, who were very helpful and friendly. As explained this is... More 

1 Thank CHIP G
Austin, Arkansas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was my favorite part of our five day stay at Myrtle Beach. The captain and his wife were super nice (and funny). He explained every detail of the trip and made sure to warn everyone about the bumps and turns that we would be experiencing on the boat. They definitely made it clear safety was the number one priority.... More 

1 Thank fanniepants
Schaumburg, Illinois
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blue Waves Adventure was a last minute find that we added to our vacation "let's do" list! We took the 10:00 charter, which was completely booked (40 people). We took seats in the back but I don't think it really matters where you sit because the dolphins are constantly moving. The trip was 90 minutes and we saw dolphins, leatherback... More 

1 Thank Eva G
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the dolphin cruise for my family of 6. It was AMAZING!! We saw so many dolphins and even a quarterback turtle. Captain Mark was knowledgeable and extremely passionate about his job and the ocean wildlife. We can't wait to take this cruise again.

1 Thank Carrie E
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this trip for our extended family of 14. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and we saw leatherback turtles and dolphins. The captain was very informative and entertaining, and the ride would have been beautiful even if we hadn't been lucky enough to see the wildlife. The captain and his crew mate were very passionate about the animals... More 

1 Thank Rennyla
cheektowaga NY
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small group (about 30 people) tour really lets you have an up close experience dolphin watching. Captain Mark and crew have years of experience locating dolphins in this area. They also are very aware of the ecology of the area and are quite informative about the dolphins and other sea creatures sighted. I go to this area every October... More 

1 Thank pamskis2
Succasunna, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We hit the trifecta - perfect weather, plenty of dolphins and leatherback turtles! We were impressed with the captains knowledge of dolphins and sea life and learned several facts. They even put a microphone into the water so we could hear the dolphin chatter. It was a great opportunity to get close to some dolphins. The sea turtles were a... More 

1 Thank Jane D
Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We booked this trip after reviews on trip advisor and wasn't disappointed. We saw pods of dolphins of 4+ and they were swimming all around the boat. The captain and his mate spoke a lot about dolphins and drove the boat around so everyone could glimpse the dolphins. The day we went it was cloudy and a bit windy but... More 

1 Thank ashley200688
Seymour, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We went out at 10am 9/29/16! It was a bit rainy but Mark said he would refund anyone who wanted off!! No dolphins seen Bc weather was crazy! But experience and crew were awesome and my 3 year old won't stop talking about it! Gave us a stamp to come back since no dolphins! It was wonderful thank you SO... More 

1 Thank eveals
Ankeny IA
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I know these are wild animals and they are not contained but when we went out this tour it was rainy and choppy and we did not see 1 dolphin. I had a VERY disappointed child. As a mom it's hard to pay that kind of money to disappoint your child. They did offer that we could go again for... More 

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