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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

Sky Pirate Parasail:

Sky Pirate Parasail & Watersports Parasailing & Boat Rentals on Hilton Head Island, SC

Come fly with us aboard our state-of-the-art, 12 passenger boat. Single, Tandem (2 persons flying at same time) and Triple rides available. Gentle takeoffs and landings from and onto the boat on an 800 foot line, approximately 500 feet over the water! We also offer boat rentals that are easy and affordable. We have boats from 16 feet to 25 feet, all with reliable outboard motors and bimini tops. Or get out on the water and enjoy a tubing and/or waterskiing excursion. Whether it's a wild or mild tubing charter or water ski trip, we offer the most ride for the least cost. We put the toys in the water as soon as we leave the dock so you pay to play. Whether you are new to parasailing and water sports or have experienced them in the past, Sky Pirate Parasail will make sure that you and your family/friends have an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.


Oglethorpe Trolley Tours:

Oglethorpe Trolley Tours Trolley & Ghost Tours in Savannah, GA

Take a journey through old Savannah, around the historic squares, along the waterfront, and throughout the 2.2 square miles of Savannah's Historic District aboard one of our beautiful BLUE Trolleys, steeped in old-fashioned charm. With over a dozen stops and Unlimited hop on/ hop off until 5:30 this is a great way to get around and explore over 45 points of interest and enjoy 90 minutes worth of a, fully narrated, historic tour. Or be mesmerized with tales of Savannah's haunted past... and present...on our Haunted Savannah Trolley Tour, including a spooky trip through "THE DEAD HOUSE", an 1884 morgue tunnel under Savannah's old Candler Hospital. The tour runs nightly at 7:00p.m. with additional 9:00p.m. tours on Fridays & Saturdays. Equally as charming as our fine city are Oglethorpe Tour Guides, who embody true Southern Hospitality and warmly invite you to explore the beauty of Savannah as only they can share it.


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.


Low Country Nature Tours:

Low Country Nature Tours Nature Tours & Dolphin watching trips in Hilton Head, SC

Join us for a two hour tour as we ride through the Low Country waterways while watching for dolphins, birds, and a variety of other wildlife, and into Calibogue Sound where we see the beautiful Harbor Town Lighthouse. The Two Hour Dolphin Tour is our most popular trip, and rightfully so! With over 300 dolphins calling the waters around Hilton Head Island home, it's hard to travel very far without seeing their playful antics! Low Country Nature Tours offers an unique personalized small boating experience with big, comfortable wrap-around couch seating and large canopies to provide shade and touring on a smaller boat allows you to enjoy an exciting up close experience with dolphins and other wildlife! Our mission is to offer an experience you and your family will remember for years!


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".


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.