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

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Based on 39 reviews
chloe zmolek
chloe zmolek
21:35 23 May 22
Today I went out on the water with captain Brody with Hilton head dolphin tours, I cannot explain to you what an amazing time I had. We got out on the water perfectly on time, went to the sandbar, played music the entire time, then headed to Daufuskie to round out the day! Captain Brody found us dolphins multiple times and was a wealth of information about the water and what’s in it. He even has misters for a hot day! I 100% will be doing this again and so should you!
Claire King
Claire King
20:27 22 May 22
Captain Brody took us out on a wonderful sunset tour. We had 4 adults and 2 kids. We saw a ton of dolphins 🐬. My husband said the only thing better would have been if a dolphin hopped on board and gave him a kiss 😂. But seriously he was knowledgeable and we had a great time. He spent extra time with us until the sun had completely set. Would highly reccomend and plan to make it a tradition each year.
Andrea
Andrea
03:52 12 May 22
Had THE BEST time! Tours are personable and offer a great experience for any crowd. Boats, dolphins, and sunsets… you can’t go wrong!
A. Dietz
A. Dietz
03:18 12 May 22
A great time! Definitely reach out if you're interested in dolphin tours, charters, booze cruises, etc. Staff is professional, knowledgeable, and engaging for all!
Sydney Egnor
Sydney Egnor
15:16 05 May 22
Captain deck is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He provided a wonderful experience for my charter. I would highly recommend booking with him. Make sure you bring cash with you for tipping, because you will want to!
stacey dampf
stacey dampf
13:28 30 Apr 22
We did the booze cruise as a bachelorette party and I can’t even explain how much you need to book this!!!!!(Yes all the !s are needed) We had SO MUCH FUN! Capt Brody was awesome and took us all over Hilton Head. We connected to the boats Bluetooth and played jams the whole trip, went to the sand bar and hung out, and even got to see multiple dolphins! MAJOR BONUS- this boat is also used for dolphin tours so Capt Brody knew where to take us to see dolphins and they come close to the boat! 👏🏼BOOK 👏🏼THE 👏🏼TRIP! 👏🏼
Tom O'Hare
Tom O'Hare
00:41 29 Apr 22
Captain Brody knows his dolphins! Informative, entertaining, and saw many dolphins. Highly recommend and will book again with Brody.
mia parks
mia parks
15:51 25 Apr 22
Maria S
Maria S
02:08 13 Apr 22
Wonderful! Captain Brody was interesting and fun. We saw so many dolphins! Plus manta rays and sea turtles. My kids had a blast. We will be back!
Colleen Patton
Colleen Patton
01:13 12 Apr 22
Capt Brody and his crew are amazing!! Brody truly knows where the fish are biting and the best places to go! Even on a cold and windy day he and his experience were perfect!! I would go again tomorrow! And recommend him and his charter tomorrow!!
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