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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

Live Oac Dolphin & Water Sports:

Live Oac Dolphin Watching & Nature Trips in Hilton Head Island, SC

Rated #1 among Things To Do in Hilton Head, Live Oac is Hilton Head's premier Dolphin, Watersports, and Fishing Charter outfitter. Guaranteed Dolphin Nature Tours explore nearby Pinckney Wildlife Refuge are led by an educated interpretive naturalist and US Coast Guard licensed captain on comfortable deck boats. Our prime location makes watersports with Live Oac a blast! Choose from a number of towable equipment options, including wakeboards, kneeboards, water skis, and a tubing. We also offer Fishing, varied from inshore creek and flats fishing, to coastal open water and offshore charters. Also offering kayak and paddleboard adventures.


Dolphin and Nature Tours:

Sonny C. Charters, Inc Dolphin Watching & Nature Tours on Hilton Head Island, SC

We specialize in Hilton Head Island dolphin tours, resulting in a wonderful watching experience. Cruise Hilton Head Island with us and encounter wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural habitat. This 90-minute cruise typically includes beautiful views of Broad Creek and homes in Long Cove, Wexford (Lock System) and Spanish Wells Plantations, attractions such as the Harbour Town Lighthouse, Daufuskie Island and the Savannah River Bridge. Regular sightings of marine wild life include: Osprey, Sea Turtles, Herons, Egrets, Pelicans, Oyster Catchers, Bald Eagles, and of course the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. If you are a bird or nature lover, this is the tour for you! On Tuesdays try our 2.5-Hour Dolphin Tour, Fireworks, & Nature-Lover Cruise, this tour includes everything from our 1.5-hour dolphin tour, plus the fireworks at Shelter Cove marina at 9pm!


Captain Mark's Dolphin Cruises:

Capt. Mark's Dolphin Cruise Dolphin Watching Trips Hilton Head Island, SC

Captain Mark having been in business more than 30 years, owns and operates the Holiday from Dock C in Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Come on aboard to enjoy Hilton Head Island's ultimate cruise experience. Enjoy a relaxing, scenic, and informative excursion as you cruise through the calm inland waterways of Hilton Head Island, featuring more than 40 points of interest including Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin, private plantations, saltwater marshes, sea birds, and Daufuskie Island. A charter boat cruise will be the highlight of your Hilton Head vacation so don't forget your camera!


Fishin' Coach Charters:

Fishin' Coach Charters Inshore & Fly Fishing Hilton Head Island, SC

Captain Dan Utley is a licensed Coast Guard Captain with 30+ years fishing the near shore and inshore waters of Hilton Head Island, SC. Redfish are his specialty, but during the correct season the Fishin' Coach loves to pursue Cobia, Tarpon and other large predatory species (Sharks). Fishing techniques range from dead or live baits on spinning and conventional tackle to artificials and sight fishing with Fly Fishing Gear. Trips are planned ahead of time combining the knowledge and experience of Captain Dan and the interest of clients. Having spent 30 years teaching and coaching, Captain Dan has plenty of patience to "Coach Up" the beginning angler, and lots of savvy to challenge the experienced angler. Don't hesitate to get in touch with the "Fishin' Coach".


Pirates of Hilton Head:

Pirates of Hilton Head Pirate Adventure Hilton Head Island, SC

Bring your little pirate aboard the Black Dagger and set sail on the pirate cruise of their dreams! From beginning to end the action is non-stop as we transform the kids into our Pirate Crew. The adventure starts at the dock where each little mate gets to put on some pirate gear and learns to talk like a pirate. Once they've sworn their allegiance to the boat they are officially part of the Crew and get to join us in the hunt for loot. We've got a map that leads to a sunken treasure chest, but the race is on to find Stinky Pete, and get the key back before he can steal the treasure for himself. Fortunately, at Pirates of Hilton Head, we always beat Stinky Pete and we celebrate the victory with some music and dancing before heading back to port. This is one adventure they'll never forget!


Southurn Rose Buggy Tours:

Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Carriage Rides in Downtown Beaufort, SC

Come relax and enjoy historic Beaufort, SC and one of our comfortable carriage rides. Let the clippity-clop of the horses take you back to a simpler time. Re-live the past through the narration of our professional guides. During your carriage ride, learn about Beaufort's Civil War History, see Antebellum & Victorian Architecture as well as Hollywood movie sites. Carriage tours are between 10am-5pm daily from downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. DISCOUNT $2 PER ADULT, must mention CCA Ad when making a reservation.