Kid - 12 and under
Our Three-Hour Beach Combing Expedition to "Vanishing Island" starts at The Old Oyster Factory docks near the top of Broad Creek. As we glide through the Lowcountry Salt Marsh, you'll watch for dolphins, birds, and beautiful scenery.
Leaving Broad Creek, our fast, comfortable expedition boat brings us quickly across the Calibogue (pronounced "Kali-Bogee") Sound, past Daufuskie Island, and all the way to "Vanishing Island".
Years ago this area was simply a small sand bar called Grenadier Shoals, but over the years, sand eroding from Hilton Head beaches has collected here and created a large expanse of sand that is exposed only at low tide each day.
Once uncovered by the low tide the "island" offers a secluded beach-like setting where you'll find sand dollars, starfish and shells.
Because of the topography and currents, shells and sand dollars of this size do not usually wash up on the beaches of Hilton Head.
In addition, only the lucky few are able to visit this spot, so it remains largely untouched most of the day until Island Explorer arrives. And in just a couple of hours the whole island "vanishes".
On occasions when the tide is not low enough to expose "Vanishing Island" we offer an excellent alternative 3-Hour Tour in search of Dolphin Strand Feeding.
Choose a cool, early morning trip. Bask in the midday sun. Or enjoy the serentity of a Hilton Head sunset. We offer cruises throughout the day.More Tours