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I Took A Tybee Island Dolphin Tour And This Is What Happened

As a Savannah native, it’s pretty pathetic that I’ve never taken a dolphin tour before. So when I was given the chance to accompany our videographer on Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tour, I jumped at the chance. 

Tybee Island is known for its quirky, vibrant atmosphere, so I was excited to get the authentic Tybee Island experience.  

How cute is this colorful roadside sign?!

This is Captain Chris. He made commentary during the tour, telling us all we wanted to know about dolphins, pointing out landmarks and recounting stories of Tybee Island locals.

Captain Chris has the best deadpan sense of humor.

I called ahead and asked if food and beverages were allowed on the boat (they are) and, since it seemed like the ~vacation-y~ thing to do, I packed personal bottles of bubbly for the tour.  

With champagne in hand, I felt like the Queen of the Dolphins.

We had to go super slow in the no-wake zone at first, which I barely noticed because we were passing such cool sights…

…like the Cockspur Lighthouse:

This abandoned lighthouse was gorgeous.

…and celebrity houses:

Country singer Billy Currington and Sandra Bullock own houses here!

…and Tybee Island’s historic North Beach:

Where Baywatch was filmed!

I half expected the big boat to be crowded, but Captain Derek likes to keep his tours intimate. 

Smaller groups mean more room to take stunning photos!

Which was great when it came time to spot dolphins.

Spotted!

And there were PLENTY of dolphins to see. No wonder Captain Derek has a “Dolphin Guarantee”! 

They get so close!

I’m not the only one who had a total blast, either. Look at these happy people!

This is the face of someone who just checked “dolphin tour” off their bucket list.

 

 

This post is in collaboration with Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tours and, as always, all opinions are our own.

jess_brannen_headshotJess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Digital Content Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate. 

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