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

Captain Dick

Captain Dick

Never far from the water, Captain Dick was born in California, raised in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," and has spent the last 18 years enhancing Hilton Head Island, with his variety of talents and interests. A motivated, optimistic humanitarian, Captain Dick is a true builder at heart. He derives satisfaction and fulfillment in helping all he encounters, to create delightful and exciting memories.

A motivated, optimistic humanitarian, Captain Dick has always derived satisfaction and fulfillment in helping all he encounters, to create delightful and exciting memories.

Fascinated by the ocean and it's inhabitants, Captain Dick is inspired by the charming mystique and playful nature of dolphins. Similarly, to his journey as a father, dolphins awaken his senses to embrace presence in the moment. As a representative of the mysterious depths of planet Earth's oceanic universe, these blissful, adventurous sea creatures are an enchanted reminder for him, to have appreciation for the present and passage of time. Each precious moment, with dolphins, reveals how time has a way of traveling backwards, from present to past and future to present, in the blink of an eye.

Both professionally and personally, Captain Dick's positive influence has been seen and felt on the island since 2003. Beginning with homebuilding/construction, to fostering fun and entertainment through restaurant management. Presently, Captain Dick remains active in developing and maintaining peaceful and supportive home environments, not only for his own family, but also through his two Visiting Angels Home Care franchises, which have served the Lowcountry, under his ownership, for nearly the past decade.

In his free time, Captain Dick enjoys being outdoors, Father-son French toast and bacon Sundays. His favorite day of the year is Halloween.

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GOOGLE REVIEWS from our Happy Guests

4.9
Based on 104 reviews
emi h
emi h
20:41 18 Jun 24
Had a great day with Captain Brody! Highly recommend for a great time & guaranteed dolphin viewing!
Taesha Griggs
Taesha Griggs
16:01 08 Jun 24
So much fun! And, Captain Brody knew exactly where to go and was so knowledgeable about dolphins. The whole family had fun!
Jessica Hanley
Jessica Hanley
20:42 11 May 24
Patrick Won
Patrick Won
16:26 10 Apr 24
Captain Brody was really great! Very knowledgeable and easy going. He was very communicative with setting up and pickup. Gave some really good food recommendations as well! My family of 6 really enjoyed it!
Sarah Schaffer
Sarah Schaffer
22:33 07 Apr 24
Captain Brody had to work hard as Mother Nature was challenging. But we went deep into the low country and found our dolphins. Highly recommend the private experience!
Irfan Khan
Irfan Khan
07:42 09 Jan 24
Cheri Weller
Cheri Weller
00:53 04 Jan 24
Captain Brody is a very pleasant and knowledgable captain with noticeable confidence and experience on the water. In addition to getting an up close and personal wink from a 45 year old local celebrity dolphin named Charley, we also had the pleasure of seeing many more dolphins, and hearing interesting stories along the way. Our family of 5 fully enjoyed the 2 hour dolphin cruise!! We are also excited to return for a longer in-depth cruise in the spring/summer to experience the migrating dolphin population and sea life. I wouldn’t hesitate to fully recommend Captain Brody. Thank you for the great afternoon!
Dustin Sutton
Dustin Sutton
15:34 24 Dec 23
A must for not only vacationers but it's an awesome experience for locals. As an avid boater and a resident of HHI there is rarely an occasion that dolphins are not seen in fact my family and I typically encounter several each time we launch in broad creek.
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.
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