Historic Savannah Cruises

Enjoy the scenic route on our fun-filled Historic Savannah Cruises in Hilton Head, SC. Passing wildlife, landmarks and dolphins on route, this is the perfect sightseeing trip to Savannah on a private boat of up to 6 people!

Advance Booking Strongly Advised!

  • 5 Hours Historic Savannah Cruise
  • Enjoy free time in Savannah
  • Sightseeing on the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Regular sightings of wildlife
  • Suitable for all ages!
  • Small, private tour of up to 6 people!

Take a Trip Through Time

Our Historic Savannah Cruises are a tourist favorite! With this boat trip, you’ll enjoy a private tour to Georgia’s oldest city – Savannah. Setting off from Hilton Head Island, sit back and relax as we glide past hotspots and wildlife that make for an unforgettable experience.

Tick off your sightseeing list as we cruise past Harbor Town, Daufuskie Island, Old Fort Jackson and River Street. Passing across the Calibogue Sound, you’ll see a range of harbors, local life and wildlife that never disappoint.

After the scenic Intracoastal route, we’ll head into Savannah’s historic harbor. Here you’ll get the chance to disembark onto the historic ballast stones, walk along the riverfront and take in the history and views that are so widely loved.

Before our return journey, why not grab a bite to eat before touring the buildings and shops of River Street and the historic open air market, churches, monuments and fountains.

Then, we’ll head back to your drop-off point. Depending on the season, we may witness a stunning sunset over the horizon alongside glittering mansions, ports and gated communities.

Historic Savannah Cruises, Suitable for All Ages

Our Historic Savannah Cruises are suitable for all ages! Whether you plan on enjoying a boat trip with your kids or grandparents, we always work to ensure you leave the boat feeling better than you did when you arrived.

Small Private Boat Tour!

Why us? Unlike many other Historic Savannah Cruises, we provide private tours to groups of up to 6. This makes us a favorite for families and small groups looking to avoid the chaos of the bigger tourist cruises. We’ll keep you entertained as Captain Brody and Captain Dick provide a passionate guided commentary made just for you!

What Will You See on Our Historic Savannah Boat Tours?

Our Historic Savannah Cruises will pass through the following and more:

River Street

Disembarking in Savannah’s Riverwalk is a truly unique experience. This pleasant harbor has more than 75 boutiques, galleries, studios and restaurants located in the old cotton warehouse. Once you’ve set foot on the famous ballast stones, you can take a stroll along the riverfront or head into the historic heart of River Street. With time on your hands, you’ll get the chance to feel the history and grab a bite to eat before our return.

Port of Savannah

As we near our destination, we’ll head into the Port of Savannah – the nation’s largest port in volume. With dozens of piers, docks and wharves, you’ll see both Savannah’s Historic Riverfront and glimpses of the big container ships that arrive here every day.

The Calibogue Sound

The Calibogue Sound separates Hilton Head Island from the mainland. On our Historic Savannah Cruises, we’ll cross this deep, curved meeting of rivers. It’s home to a range of natural beauty, from salt marshes and wildlife parks to sand bars, dolphins and sea birds.

Daufuskie Island

Our Historic Savannah Cruises pass by the island described as a Low Country paradise – Daufuskie Island. With white-sand beaches, ancient oaks and historical landmarks, this island is a local favorite that combines the new with the old.

Wildlife on Historic Savannah Cruises

One of the best parts of our Historic Savannah Cruise is the chance to see a variety of local wildlife! Our guests regularly enjoy marine wildlife sightings, including Osprey, Herons, Egrets, Pelicans, Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Bald Eagles, jumping stingrays and maybe Sea Turtles!

Will We See Dolphins?

Yes, we often see dolphins! We regularly see Bottlenose Dolphins swim right up to the boat as we head through Low Country Waters, close to the Atlantic Ocean. These friendly mammals are a truly stunning sight to behold and the highlight of any Hilton Head boat tour.

Best Things to See in Savannah

Take a Trip Through Time

Our historic Savannah cruises will stop at River Street, giving you the chance to enjoy a truly historical experience. This street is lined with history, from the African-American and World War II Monuments to the Olympic Cauldron and old cotton warehouses. Every step of the riverfront is lined with stories.


River street is the place to buy a Savannah souvenir. There’s a range of classic stores alongside the old-fashioned open-air market. Fresh air, a river breeze and shops for everyone!

Grab a Bite or Drink

Our guests love to enjoy a tasty meal or ice-cold beer once we arrive in Savannah. Enjoy legendary Shrimp, fresh beignets or stunning views from River Street’s rooftop bars.

Soak Up The View

We always encourage our historic Savannah cruise guests to stroll along the riverfront. Why? Because it’s the ultimate viewing point of the historic port! You’ll see giant container ships, sea birds and loads more.

Savannah’s River Street Facts:

  • River Street is situated along the Savannah River, where the colony of Georgia was founded in 1733.
  • In the 1700s, it was the main port for goods and by the 1800s the world’s leading exporter of cotton.
  • River Street’s famous cobblestones are from around the world, including Madeira Island, Spain, Canada, France and the British Isles. Originally used as ship ballast stones, they became affordable building material.
  • River Street is considered one of the most haunted places in Savannah. With a dark history of slavery and burial grounds, many people claim the souls live on.
  • Remnants of Savannah’s dark past can still be discovered on River Street, with many structures that held enslaved people still standing today.
  • Savannah hosted the Olympic yachting events for the Atlanta games in 1996. The famous cauldron is still there today and was once lit by the original flame from Olympia, Greece!
  • In 1977, $7 million was spent renovating the old warehouses to make the riverfront we can today enjoy.

Historic Savannah Cruises From Hilton Head, South Carolina

If you’re interested in booking a guided historic Savannah boat tour leaving from Hilton Head, SC, contact us today. Suitable for all ages, booking in advance is strongly recommended to ensure we can accommodate your group. If you’re looking for an exciting adventure other than our historic Savannah cruises, check out some of our other packages: Hilton Head Dolphin Tours, Hilton Head Sunset Cruises, Hilton Head Crabbing, Hilton Head Disappearing Island Tours, Hilton Head Fireworks Cruises or if you’re looking to relax and let your hair down, we have custom tailored a Hilton Head Booze Cruises just for you!
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    GOOGLE REVIEWS from our Happy Guests

    Based on 96 reviews
    Michael McCray
    Michael McCray
    00:02 10 Nov 23
    Captain and mate were great. Found a pod of 10 to 15 dolphins. Great to watch them for a good amount of time.
    AgentJ 0723
    AgentJ 0723
    12:51 08 Oct 23
    We ended our vacation by booking a 2 hour dolphin tour with captain Brody. This was the perfect way to end our amazing vacation! Captain Brody was very knowledgeable about the area and knew where to go to find the dolphins. We saw so many dolphins and even a pod of dolphins! It was a lovely day and we look forward to taking another boat tour with them on our next Hilton Head vacation.
    Stancu Edy
    Stancu Edy
    10:59 05 Oct 23
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    The Big Daddy-O
    17:25 25 Aug 23
    Very friendly and scenic!
    Kelly Killman
    Kelly Killman
    16:57 22 Aug 23
    This was the BEST experience. Captain Brody was so great, he gave recommendations and took us to some really cool places. We also saw like 30 dolphins (amazing!) we had 6 girls for my bachelorette party and it was PERFECT. I would highly recommend this experience and will absolutely be rebooking the next time I’m in HH.
    Kathryn Killman
    Kathryn Killman
    21:31 13 Aug 23
    Captain Brody was absolutely awesome! Our Bachelorette group of 6 ladies had an amazing time on the water and fit very comfortably on the boat. Captain Brody helped us create the best tour using his expert knowledge of the area. We were able to cruise, swim, dock and go to a fun bar he recommended, and see a TON of dolphins. Cannot recommend enough!
    John Frey
    John Frey
    16:54 02 Aug 23
    Karen Wu
    Karen Wu
    14:45 31 Jul 23
    This was an amazing tour!. Booked on Sat for a Sun tour and Captain Brody called right away to confirm. We did the 90min dolphin tour. Took our dog and had a blast. Captain Brody was so personable, knowledgeable and fun. We got to see Charlie, a resident overly friendly begger of a dolphin up close! I highly recommend booking with them!
    Daniel Lukasiewicz
    Daniel Lukasiewicz
    00:07 28 Jul 23
    Captain Brody was the BEST! Some friends and I decided last minute to book a crabbing/dolphin/fishing charter with HHDT...at 9pm, through their website...and Captain Brody called me 5 minutes after we submitted the appointment request! We booked the next day to take 3 adults and an 8 and 5 year old out. He was patient, kind and answered all of the kids 1,000 questions. He also entertained the 3 adults. I liked it so much we booked another trip the next week to take my Dad out on a trip. Could not recommend them more!
    Cynthia Mead
    Cynthia Mead
    22:27 26 Jul 23
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