A picture of the Tursi-Ops Dolphin Cruise Boat

10 Apr How to Make the Most of a Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruise

How to Make the Most of a Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruise

Adding a dolphin watch to your list of things to do in Myrtle Beach is an excellent idea. Each year, countless locals and visitors flock to the Myrtle Beach area and Blue Wave Adventures to participate in a dolphin tour. But not all dolphin tours are the same. Check out our suggestions on how to make the most of a Myrtle Beach dolphin cruise.

4 Strategies to Maximize your Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruise Experience 

If you are heading to the Myrtle Beach area and looking to take in an eco-tour or participate in a dolphin tour, you should know some essential things. As we said, not all dolphin tours are the same.

  1. Look for a tour operator that protects the dolphins and nearby wildlife. In particular, look for one that practices good stewardship through recycling, protecting the planet, and animal protection. Though it is only natural to wonder about the cruise boat’s condition and whether or not the company will offer you the amenities you seek, you will also feel good knowing that you gave your business to an operator that cares about the animals and nearby area.
  2. Check the weather. Though weather conditions are pretty reasonable during the dolphin tour months in Myrtle Beach, it is still crucial that you know what to look out for. Dolphin cruises are always weather-permitting, as protecting the safety of the passengers and crew needs to be a priority. So, be sure to contact the tour operator in the event of inclement weather so that you can reschedule. And prepare for the heat and the sun. The Blue Wave Adventures team always recommends that you bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, and a small bag. Further, be sure to dress comfortably and casually.
  3. Read up on dolphins before you go. At Blue Wave Adventures, we take education seriously. This means that we will seek to educate our guests during their eco-friendly dolphin tour. But, many guests find a dolphin tour that much more insightful when they have done some online research and reading in advance. Taking in a brief lesson on dolphins before you go to understand some fun facts about dolphins will be sure to help you maximize the experience.
  4. Manage your expectations. When you participate in a dolphin tour with Blue Wave Adventures, you may see dolphins, turtles, jellyfish, sharks, rays, osprey, herons, oystercatchers, a variety of fish, or more. However, sightings of all of these animals are not guaranteed. Parents and adults can help manage their children’s expectations by reminding them that these animals are in the wild and aren’t always around when we want to see them. That said, the right tour operator will know where to find the animals and will do everything possible and within reason to ensure you have as many sightings as possible.

With the above four strategies, you’ll be sure to maximize your eco-friendly dolphin watch adventure. Have a great time exploring Myrtle Beach and the Murrells Inlet area!