Our Vessel The Tursi-Ops

The Best Dolphin Watch Boat

Custom-Built for Dolphin Cruises and Dolphin Watching

360 Degree Viewing


Our forward facing seating and low-rails give the Tursi-Ops the best viewing opportunities out of any dolphin cruise watching boat in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area!


The Safest Dolphin Cruise Boat

We have the safest Dolphin Watch Cruise boat! Every year, our vessel is rigorously inspected and approved by the United States Coast Guard. Our boat is equipped with life jackets that fit any passenger.


Our Dolphin Cruise Boat is safe!

Blue Wave Adventures is a great time for families! We are the ONLY Dolphin Watch Cruise in Myrtle Beach with 360-degree viewing and individual forward facing seats that EVERYONE in your family can enjoy!

*For your safety, children under age 3 & expecting mothers not recommended for this trip

Everyone Loves the Tursi-Ops!

It’s more than just a boat, it’s a vessel for ADVENTURE!

Tursi-Ops Fun Facts

More About the Best Dolphin Watching Boat

The boat's name?

Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Tour

The name of our Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Dolphin Watch Vessel, the Tursi-Ops, which was derived as a fun play on words from the scientific name of the dolphins we see, Tursiops Truncatus. The vessel with its military lineage or special“ops”styling, lead us to hyphenate the word to represent what we do. Dolphin search operations or TURSI-OPS.

Is the boat safe?

Yes! Safety is paramount. She is a US Coast Guard Inspected vessel. We must pass various annual and bi-annual safety inspections conducted and certified by their safety officers. In addition to that the boat is always under command by a licensed Captain with a 100 ton Masters rating. Every crew member holds a current Red Cross 1st aid and cpr certificate as well as membership in a random drug testing consortium 🙂 For their safety and comfort we do not take children under the age of three or those that are pregnant.

Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruise

What type of boat?

Dolphin Cruise in Myrtle Beach

The TURSI-OPS is a state of the art 42 foot custom built and designed Rigid Hull Inflatable or more commonly known as an RHI. It was designed by a New Zealand company called NAIAD and  built here in the U.S.A. This is not your average tour boat!

More about the design?

Unlike other boats in the Myrtle Beach South Carolina are, our dolphin watch boat was specifically designed and built for what we do. Dolphin watching. This is not a converted dive boat or giant offshore fishing vessel with limited viewing opportunities. We designed this vessel from the keel up with the passenger in mind. Every seat has a 360-degree view of the surroundings. No cabin or wheelhouse blocking your view.

dolphins on a Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruise

How many passengers?

Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Tour

The TURSI-OPS provides individual seating for 40 passengers on our dolphin watch cruise tours. No fighting for bench space here. You get your own seat with a great view.

the BEST Dolphin Cruise Experience

We are the Premier Dolphin Watch Cruise in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


Blue Wave Adventures is safe for the whole family… (yes, kids and grandma too!)


USCG inspected and custom-built vessel for your comfort.


Licensed Master Captain with 26 years of experience.


You never know what you’ll see! But you are guaranteed a GREAT time!


The most experienced Dolphin Watch Tour in Myrtle Beach.


We have over 40 named Dolphins from our years of experience on the water.


Blue Wave Adventures is a great time for families! We are the ONLY Dolphin Watch  Cruise in Myrtle Beach with 360-degree viewing and individual forward facing seats


*For your safety, children under age 3 &  expecting mothers not recommended for this trip

What You Can Expect

“The best part of your vacation!”

We’ll be touring through the beautiful Murrells Inlet and along the majestic Atlantic coastline for a good hour and a half of excitement, relaxation, and educational learning.

Dolphin Cruise Pricing

For your own safety, we advise no children under 3 and no expecting mothers on this tour.

Kids (3-12)




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