Savannah Cruise Guests See World Famous Super Ship!

Savannah Cruise Guests See World Famous Super Ship!

Guests on our Historic Savannah Cruises got lucky today, as they saw one of the World’s largest container ships!

This super ship is as long as the Eiffel Tower is tall! It’s the first time it’s ever come to Savannah. And guess what? Our boat tour group got to see it up close! You can imagine the kids’ reaction when they saw surely the largest thing they’ve ever seen in their lives.

Docked in Savannah, we studied it as we cruised into Port of Savannah and then laid our eyes on it from the riverfront.

Thankfully, we didn’t get a Suez canal moment in Savannah.

2nd Biggest Container Ship in the World!

Sized at over 1,300 feet long, the ‘Marco Polo‘ has a capacity of 16,022 – making it the largest mega container ship ever to visit the Savannah ports.

It was a memorable day in the area, as Governor Henry McMaster and Congresswoman Nancy Mace welcomed the ship upon arrival at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant around midday.

The impressive ship is named after the famous explorer known for traveling the silk road to china.

It’s soon heading overseas, but it’s a great example of the unexpected thrills we regularly get on our Savannah Historic cruises.

These ports are a hive of activity. Although this super ship isn’t here every day, other wonders of engineering are. Massive ships pass through here all the time.

The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project will be finished by next year, allowing us to see these mega container ships on a more regular occasion.

What Else Did We See on Our Savannah Boat Tour?

So, we saw history be made this week on our Historic Savannah Cruises! But what else did we see?

A Thriving Riverstreet

Riverstreet is looking alive again after everyone’s least favorite year, 2020.

We’ve missed the buzz of life, so this was a great refresher. Disembarking on the old cobblestones, we saw loads of little boutique shops and art galleries.

Our group told us they found a nice restaurant to eat outside. Fresh air and fresh fish! Delicious.

Of course, they got a chance to take in the history of Riverstreet, too – from the monuments to the old cotton warehouses. Success!

Dolphins That Didn’t Disappoint

It’s not all man-made creations that catch our eyes, though.

Of course, on route, we saw something even better than mega-ships – dolphins! The dolphins swam within meters of the boat, so our guests were not disappointed. Clicking, squealing and jumping, they put on a great show(as usual)! We hoped for some jumping stingray, but maybe next time!

With the summer arriving, the sea birds are also out in their droves. Ospreys and herons were on the list this time as we left Hilton Head Island! Last week it was bald eagles and egrets!

Savannah Historic Cruises from Hilton Head Island, SC

If you’re interested in booking a guided historic Savannah boat tour leaving from Hilton Head, SC, contact us today.

Our booking slots are selling fast as the summer approaches, so it’s highly advised to book in advance.

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 Vanishing Island Tours, Hilton Head Fireworks Cruises or our Hilton Head Booze Cruises.

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GOOGLE REVIEWS from our Happy Guests

5.0
Based on 33 reviews
A.J. Lent
A.J. Lent
17:58 05 Oct 21
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Hilton Head. A great way to spend the morning. We saw so many dolphins. Captain Brody was the best! He even recommended some local places to eat :)
J. Scott Douglas
J. Scott Douglas
12:25 23 Sep 21
Having spent almost a decade on the Island, I have never seen or even heard of a Dolphin Experience like we had! It exceeded our wildest expectations. Perhaps once in a lifetime but so well worth it!
Kristen Green
Kristen Green
23:37 22 Sep 21
We had the best time and saw so many dolphins! At the end of the ride one was right next to the boat following us. It was an amazing experience and I look forward to doing it again!
David Crego
David Crego
02:50 06 Sep 21
Awesome time! Me and my girlfriend took the 2 hour dolphin tour! Captain Brodie was a AWESOME host! The boat will seat 6 people, but it was just the two of us! Amazing time on the water, and we saw multiple dolphins and even a baby hammerhead shark! Well worth the money! Brodie is full of information! Be kind and tip if you go! Next time we come back, I will be in touch with captain Brodie!
Lisa Fleming
Lisa Fleming
01:37 06 Sep 21
We had the best time with Captain Brody! We are four girlfriends who booked a sunset cruise, and we were not expecting such a fun Captain, great music, dolphins, and the wealth of knowledge he had about the area. He came as a recommendation to us, and we plan to use him for every visit going forward!
Cyndi Adams
Cyndi Adams
12:22 27 Aug 21
Gina Davis
Gina Davis
04:43 11 Aug 21
Wow. What a great time. Captain Brody was great. Very knowledgeable about dolphins, their behaviors, and the best areas to spot them. We were not disappointed. We spent more than 30 min in one area because they were all around us. Thank you Captain Brody for a wonderful and memorable afternoon. (Gina Davis is my alias. 😜) 530p on 8/10/20 for the 1 1/2 hour tour.
Natalie P
Natalie P
12:47 06 Aug 21
Captain Brody was awesome! We had so much fun dolphin watching that we scheduled ocean fishing for the next day! We have two young boys, he kept it interesting, educational, fun and safe!
Emily Mueller Flanigan
Emily Mueller Flanigan
01:55 30 Jul 21
Had the most wonderful experience. Something we will never forget!
Steve Kern
Steve Kern
01:29 23 Jul 21
Relaxing and fun tour! Lots of dolphins and birds and lovely sunset! Knowledge of the area and skilled pilot! You will enjoy the ride!
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