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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

Harbour Town Adventures:

Harbour Town Adventures Jet Ski Rentals and Dolphin Tours, Hilton Head

Hilton Head Islands' premier water sports Adventure Company with 20 years of experience operating out of Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Explore the Lowcountry waterways with our Dolphin and Nature Enviro Tours and discover the areas abundant resident population of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, up close and personal. Climb aboard a rental Wave Runner and enjoy an hour in Hilton Head Island's largest riding area of Calibogue Sound or follow an experienced guide and tour the local backwaters and marshes, experiencing barrier islands, remote beaches, and tidal creeks on our guided Wave Runner Safari and encounter dolphin, osprey, bald eagles, loggerhead sea turtles and many other species. We also offer Daufuskie Island Beach Combing trips and a Daufuskie Island Excursion. Let us help you design your own Adventure and explore the lowcountry with one of our licensed captains.


UFO Parasailing:

UFO Parasailing and Watersports Parasailing in Hilton Head Island, SC

Experience the Flight of your Life! Grab your favorite co-pilot and Take flight above the coastal waterways of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. UFO parasailing, a sister company of H20 Water Sports offers breathtaking parasail flights above Palmetto Bay waterways in Hilton Head Island. Soar high above the Lowcountry and enjoy the beautiful views and Lowcountry wildlife. Enjoy flying up to a distance of 500ft in the air and seeing the island from a birds-eye view. We limit our trips to 8 passengers for more time in the air and less time on the water. For an action-packed outing on the water, grab some friends and hop on a banana boat for a cool ride around palmetto bay waterways. See dolphins, wildlife and beautiful Lowcountry scenery while enjoying the scent of fresh sea air.


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!


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!


Mattson Charter Service:

Mattson Charter Service Fishing Charters in Beaufort, SC

Offering inshore saltwater fishing charters on two boats to fit your charter fishing needs. We specialize in redfish, cobia and other inshore species utilizing fly fishing, light as well as heavy tackle in Beaufort, HHI and the surrounding waters of the South Carolina LowCountry. Our charters are great for experienced fisherman and novices alike – we love teaching people how to become better anglers! Have us design a fishing charter for you utilizing your choice sight casting with light tackle and artificial baits, fly fishing, or we can fish with live or cut bait if you prefer. Start planning your trip on the beautiful waters of the Port Royal Sound, Fripp Island, Dataw Island, Harbor Island, Hunting Island, Hilton Head Island and surrounding waters! Large party and corporate trips are also available.


Segway Tours of Savannah:

Segway Tours of Savannah Segway Tours in Savannah, Georgia

Ever wonder what it's like to experience historic places, scenic locations and other areas of interest atop two wheels? Check out our local Segway tour(s) for a fun and unique vacation experience! Take an up-close and personal Segway tour of Savannah, GA while having fun. Learn all about the rich history of our beautiful city at a smooth and leisurely pace. Our knowledgeable tour guides are certified by the City of Savannah and have the latest product information and training. All Segway tours follow recommended safety guidelines, smaller guide-to-glider ratio enables more personal attention, tours are pedestrian-friendly and zero-emissions are given off during Segway operation. For Self Guided Segway Rentals: We rent hourly, half days, full days and weekly.