• Hilton Head Island Water Sports
  • Parasailing in Hilton Head
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  • Pirate Adventure, Arrghh!
  • Dolphin and Nature Tours
  • Boat Rentals in Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island Area

Things to do in Hilton Head Beach, SCHilton Head, South Carolina is a large barrier island located less than 100 miles from both Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA boasting miles of pristine beach and plenty of things to do for the whole family.

Home to numerous nature preserves and historic landmarks, Hilton Head is a top spot for eco-friendly tours highlighting local wildlife.  Whether you choose to go on foot, by bike, a charter boat, kayak or horseback let the knowledgeable guides of Hilton Head show you around the islands natural splendor and introduce you to its wilder residents.  Both guided and self guided tours of the island allow visitors to get up close and personal with Hilton Head Islands sea turtles and dolphins, and of course, exceptional fishing, to name a few.

As one of America’s top family friendly destinations Hilton Head Island, SC offers family’s water activities including banana boat rides, interactive scenic boat cruises and parasailing journeys high above the waves.

Biking is a way of life in Hilton Head Island with miles of paved bike pathways

All the endless things to do all make Hilton Head Island, South Carolina a premiere vacation destination along the Carolina Coast.

Hilton Head Island is a vacation hot spot, situated between Savannah, GA and Charleston along the Carolina Coast.  Known for pristine beaches and family friendly activities Hilton Head and nearby Bluffton are premiere vacation destinations.  Hilton Head Island is a bicycle friendly resort town, with over 50 miles of paved bike paths connecting resorts, beaches and wildlife areas.  And Hilton Head Island bicycle rental companies have a wide range of rental bikes from mountain bikes to beach cruisers, not to mention all the accessories.

As an eco conscious retreat Hilton Head and Bluffton offer nature tours of its coastal waters via kayak tours and SUP tours, as well as scenic boat cruises.  These tours are narrated by passionate and knowledgeable locals who offer insight into the coastal ecosystem and the wildlife that call it their home.  Dolphin cruises are one of the most popular activities in Hilton Head, offering a chance to get up close and personal with the dolphins and learn about the local waterways.

Fishing in Hilton Head Island is great for all anglers, with fishing outfitters offering inshore, fly fishing and deep sea fishing.  Inshore and fly fishing charters are a great opportunity for all anglers, from novice to experienced, to get up close to their catch while learning about the areas flats and marshlands.  And deep sea fishing around Hilton Head Island, just a short boat trip from shore, is great for the whole family offering top of the line equipment and plenty of trophy fish waiting.

And watersports in Hilton Head offer plenty of things to do.  Local outfitters offer parasail trips, banana boat rides and water skiing or wake boarding; great fun for the young and old!  Jet ski rentals are also popular, with jet ski tours of local waterways narrated by local guides; and jet ski rentals for those looking to go at their own speed and play in the surf.  And to explore the water a little further try a boat rental and wind your way through the Intracoastal and other local creeks and rivers.   Hilton Head Island boat cruises offer something for everyone.  Kid focused boat trips are entertaining and informative about dolphins, wildlife, and pirates of the Hilton Head area.  Hilton Head Island sailing charters let you sit back and relax, enjoy a sunset, and bask in the Carolina Breeze.  So whether you’d like to relax on the beach, crash the waves, cast a line or soar high above the Atlantic, Hilton Head Island and nearby Bluffton,  have all the things to do for a great vacation!

 

Below are a Few Things to do in Hilton Head

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Hilton Head Island Local Businesses

Lawton Stables:

Lawton Stables Horseback Riding on Hilton Head Island, SC

Lawton Stables offers horseback riding in the heart of the beautiful resort island of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Imagine meandering through the 603 lush acres of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on our One-hour guided western-style trail rides where you will experience a true feel of the untouched LowCountry on horseback. Trails wind at a leisurely pace beneath a canopy of Palmettos and moss covered oaks and is suitable even for novice riders. Our friendly guides keep an eye on the horses as they give insight into Island culture and wildlife. We also offer pony rides for our younger visitors, and all of the family will enjoy our collection of small animals in our animal farm. Settle in comfortably and take in the beautiful, tranquil surroundings and make this one of your "must do's" during your stay with us on Hilton Head Island.


Patriot Bike Rentals:

Patriot Bike Rentals Bike Rentals in Hilton Head, SC

A family-owned-and-operated bike rental shop on Hilton Head Island, SC, that offers a wide array of durable name-brand bikes at affordable bike rental rates. We have mountain bikes (can't be ridden on the beach) that have gears, hand brakes, and are built more for speed or check out our beach cruiser bikes with wider tires and wide comfortable seats and are our beach bikes are great for riding on the sand too! Locks are included with the bike rental. Baskets, helmets and other bike rental accessories are available also. Hilton Head has many miles of bike paths which can conveniently take you to the beach, store and more! Visit our online store where you can rent beach bike cruisers, mountain bikes, and bike accessories.


Outside Hilton Head:

Outside Hilton Head Kayak Tours & Rentals in Hilton Head island, SC

Let Team Outside lead you through the salt marsh eco-system by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Offering over 35 years of experience, our kayaks are safe and stable, making them perfect for beginners! A great way to see Hilton Head! Daily 2 hour and 4 hour kayak tours. Or choose the Outback, a tour that combines boating to our private chain of islands with a secluded kayak tour from there. Our Stand Up Paddleboard introductory clinics are led by certified instructors, who will get you up and paddling confidently in no time! Hourly and daily rentals of kayaks, SUPs and surfboards. Check out our retail store for kayaks from Wilderness Systems, Hurricane Aquasports, Hobie, Perception and SUPs from C4, Boardworks, Surftech, Invert and BIC. Custom, private kayak and SUP instruction classes from American Canoe Association instructors. Call and speak with one of our reservations specialists Today!


Parasail Hilton Head:

Parasail Hilton Head Parasailing in Hilton Head Island, SC

The ultimate island activity! When is the last time you took in the fresh air from 500 feet up Or saw incredible, sun-sparkled views unfold before your eyes with nothing underneath you? Reach open water and strap in for the ride of a lifetime and see Hilton Head Island like you've never seen it before. Embark from beautiful Shelter Cove Marina on a spacious 31-foot parasail boat. Cruise gently through Broad Creek and watch million dollar homes, sailboats, egrets and dolphins drift past. Get wet or stay dry tours. Friendly, experienced and professional guides, great parking and no gate fees! So bring your sense of adventure and find your sense of freedom. Life is short, take in the view! For an unforgettable watersport experience, book your exhilarating excursion with Parasail Hilton Head today!


Marsh Grass Adventures:

Marsh Grass Adventures Kayaking Eco and Fishing Trips in Bluffton, SC

Specializing in getting outdoors and learning about the robust tidal ecology. Our guides are mature, knowledgeable individuals that are passionate about education and entertaining. Whether you want to go kayaking for dolphins, hiking for birds or fishing for reds we have an adventure that your family will be talking about for a long time. Kayaking has quickly become the thing to do when on Hilton Head Island and MGA can custom tailor a trip for you from tours to private instruction let us take you somewhere new. Fishing is a year round activity here in the Lowcountry and the more and more that I fish from a kayak, the more I enjoy it and I know I can put you on the fish. We also offer sailing trips aboard a 37 foot racer/ cruiser, awaiting your command.


Top Shot Sport Fishing:

Top Shot Sport Fishing Off Shore Sport Fishing in Hilton Head Island, SC

Welcome aboard; enjoy a Hilton Head Charter Fishing trip at its best. The Top Shot, a 31ft Morgan Sport Fishing Boat, has been an established charter fishing boat on Hilton Head Island, SC for over 10 years. Trips run off the Southern tip of Hilton Head Island. Harbour Town, Daufuskie Island and Tybee Island are passed daily. Usually there are 200 - 400 dolphins that live in these waters year round, so the Wildlife is Amazing!! We welcome entire families but six passengers maximum, and provide Tackle and Bait, onboard bathroom and ice for drink storage. Capt. Jay Prescott has been a Hilton Head Island resident for 30 years and is Owner and operator of this Beautiful Vessel, let Capt. Jay take you on a Hilton Head Island fishing charter that you'll truly remember.