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About Us

Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Island’s original sightseeing and excursion cruise operator, located under the world-famous Lighthouse in Harbour Town Yacht Basin, since 1968.

Mission Statement: To Provide the Best Experiences on The Water 

Our Vision

To continue to evolve through the development of new opportunities for our passengers, clients, partners, and crew members by striving every day to do better than we did yesterday by seeking new opportunities,  adopting new technology, and maintaining our position as the low country’s premier provider of excursion cruises, private charters, weddings, events, comprehensive charters, and wedding support services.

Meet the people who get this done! 

Keith & Laura Walston


From: Georgia & Pennsylvania

Vagabonding For: 31 years


Melainie Allen

Private Charter Sales & Events

From: Columbus, OH

Vagabonding For: 3 years


Danny Pegg

Marketing Director

From: White Lake, MI

Vagabonding For: 13 years

Peter Ovens

Captain - Stars & Stripes

From: Canada  

Vagabonding For: 6 years


Justin McKee

Captain - Vagabond

From: Crocker, MO

Vagabonding For: 13 years


Harold Sumner


From: St. Thomas, USVI

Vagabonding For: 8 years

Philip Mckee

Captain - Spirit of Harbour Town

From: Charleston, SC

Vagabonding For: 6 years

Kelsey Warren

Reservations Manager / Food and Beverage Manager

From: Mukwonago, WI

Vagabonding For: 5 years


Ellie Thompson

Assistant Reservations & Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

From: Broomfield, Colorado

Vagabonding for: 2.5 years

Lauren Hedden

Chief Mate

From: Waterford, CT

Vagabonding For: 8 years


Jenna Wertz


From: Toledo, Ohio

Vagabonding for: 3 years

Wyatt Smith


From: West Lafayette, Indiana

Vagabonding for: 2 years

Alyssa See


From: Morris, Illinois

Vagabonding for: 1.5 years