The Crew

NEW LOCATION! Broad Creek Marina
18 Simmons Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


s5 logoCommander Zodiac is the original dolphin watching tour on the Island. We have been guiding groups for well over 35 years and have been personally selected by National Geographic to guide their photographers and filmmakers on some amazing excursions. We also were chosen by the BBC and the Discovery channel for their nature and wildlife specials. Our boats are safe and exciting and the same type of boats the US Coast Guard uses in their ocean going operations. Jana Moore and Tom Doyle are the owner operators and began adventure tours on the Island so visitors could experience and enjoy the beauty and amazement of the dolphins and wildlife unique to the low country. We offer environmentally safe excursions with amazing photo opportunities. We protect our dolphin community and wildlife by following the Dolphin Smart guidelines for responsible wildlife viewing and we are a member of the South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Commander Zodiac prides itself on providing quality, educational and most importantly fun excursions for all ages. This is a do not miss adventure for  the whole family!!! All our captains are US Coast Guard licensed and are experienced naturalists as well as nature enthusiasts. They have spent countless hours exploring, guiding and educating families from all over the world.

Meet the Commader Zodiac Team

Captain Tom Doyle

Captain Tom Doyle has been an Island resident since the mid 80's. He grew up in Oregon and then moved to Hawaii where his love of nature and water sports grew. After moving to Hilton Head, he began by creating a kids' sailing camp and he was the first captain on the island to conduct dolphin tours.…

Captain Scott Gibson

Captain Scott is a long time resident of Hilton Head and has over 27 years of experience on the waters in and around the island. He attended Vanderbilt University and has furthered his education by being on the water daily for years guiding and educating families on our unique and amazing…

Captain Todd

Captain Todd grew up in West Virginia and spent many years traveling and living all over the country. He has made Hilton Head his home several times and is back again guiding nature tours and exploring the waters of Hilton Head. Todd has many fun experiences and a vast knowledge of marine wildlife…

Captain Graham

Captain Graham was born in St. Petersburg, FL and grew up visiting Hilton Head Island, SC since the late 80’s. Enjoying a life on the water, experiencing everything from the beautiful beaches and fishing the low country salt marsh. After moving to the Low Country of Hilton Head Island, he began…

Operations Manager Jana Moore

OPERATIONS MANAGER Jana Moore moved to Hilton Head Island right after college where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Political Science. Being from a military family, she grew up all over the world and has continued to travel the globe and speaks Spanish as well. Owner and co-founder…

Phone 843-671-3344

We operate seven days a week
and reservations are required

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NEW LOCATION! Broad Creek Marina

18 Simmons Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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