I took a Tybee Island Dolphin Tour and This is What Happened

Tybee Island is known for its quirky, vibrant atmosphere and residents. So, what better way to embrace the local culture than spending an afternoon spotting some of the island’s most beloved residents – the Bottlenose dolphin!

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Rated as one of the best tours on Tybee Island by Trip Advisor, Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tours offer unique coastal views, historic island information and a dolphin guarantee. What more could you ask for?

You can’t miss the big yellow sign as you drive into Tybee!

Our captain for the afternoon tour was Captain Chris. He made commentary during the tour, telling us all we wanted to know about dolphins, pointing out landmarks and recounting hilarious stories of Tybee Island locals.

Captain Chris kept the boat informed of all the upcoming sights and history of Tybee Island.

When in paradise, every exciting event deserves a celebration. So, when planning our dolphin adventure, we called ahead to see if food and beverages were allowed on the boat and we were pleased the hear that they are! Pack soda for the kids and a few mini bottles of champagne for an afternoon toasting to all the beautiful sights. 

Sip and soak up the views with your new best friends, the bottlenose dolphins!

The tour begins with sightseeing of Tybee Island from the water’s perspective. Don’t mind the no-wake zone, you’ll barely notice the lack of waves while you soak in such cool sights like the Tybee Island LighthouseFort Pulaski National Monument and the Cockspur Island Lighthouse

The abandoned Cockspur Island Lighthouse is a gorgeous sight to see up close.

Don’t stress about scouting out the perfect spot to sit on the boat. Captain Derek strives to keep their tours intimate, allowing for picturesque views from every seat. 

The crowd gets excited as we spot our first school of dolphins!

If you don’t snap an Instagram-worthy photo right away, don’t fret. Many walk away seeing more dolphins than ever expected. It’s no wonder why Captain Derek has a “Dolphin Guarantee”! 

Take a closer look and some may even wave ‘hi’ back!

When it comes to vacation experiences that will last a lifetime, Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tour is sure to top the list. See some of Tybee’s most beautiful creatures in their natural habitat – you’ll be glad you did!

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