Children love these family-friendly cruises, which give you a chance to view the island from the water. But, more importantly, they offer a chance to see the island’s beloved dolphins up-close. Hilton Head is known for dolphin sightings, even strolling on the beach, but on the cruise, you may even get a chance to lean over the side of the boat and pet one. The 12-passenger cruise travels down Broad Creek, where guest can not only see dolphins, but also mink, otters, ospreys, sea turtles, great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, oyster catchers, cormorants, brown pelicans and numerous other birds. This excursion is ideal for children, ages 5-12.