• Hilton Head Island Water Sports
  • Pirate Adventure, Arrghh!
  • Hilton Head Island Sailing Charters
  • Parasailing in Hilton Head
  • Dolphin and Nature Tours
  • Hilton Head Activities
  • 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

Bicycle Billy Bike Rentals:

Bicycle Billy's Bicycle Rentals in Hilton Head Island, SC

Bicycle Billy's has been renting quality bikes and accessories for almost two decades. Our commitment is to provide you with quality rental bikes and excellent customer service so you can enjoy your biking experience while vacationing on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Biking Hilton Head Island's beaches and bike paths are two of the best ways to see the Island. We rent men's, women's and children's bikes and can even attach a kiddie kart to an adult bike that can hold up to 75 pounds. We offer delivery and will automatically pick up your bike rentals on the day you check out. To secure your Hilton Head Island bike rental, Please place your order at least 72 hours in advance.


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.


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.


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!


Integrity Charters:

Integrity Charters OffShore Charter Boat Fishing in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Fish aboard Hilton Head Island, SC's finest charter boat fishing vessel, located in world famous Harbour Town Yacht Basin, the closest deepwater marina to the Atlantic so you will spend your time fishing, not on a boat ride. Enjoy Lowcountry off-shore and near-shore charter boat fishing at its finest. Capt. Mike, a Hilton Head Island resident since 1991, will cater to whatever your needs may be. From the serious angler to the family just wanting to try fishing for the first time, we have just the trip for you. In addition to sport fishing, Integrity may also be privately chartered for your next event. Whether you would like to see Daufuskie Island and eat at one of her unique restaurants, or simply enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise out in Calibogue Sound, there is no better way than aboard Integrity.


Pau Hana & Flying Circus Sailing Charters:

Hilton Head Island Sailing Charters Sailing Charters in Hilton Head, SC

Whether it’s dolphin watching, daytime cruising, taking in a fabulous sunset, learning to sail with a private lesson, enjoying fireworks, or just getting together for clean, fresh fun, our safe and stable catamarans are perfect for all ages. The PAU HANA, Hilton Head Island’s biggest catamaran sailboat, is 53 feet long by 26 feet wide with a spacious hard deck area and 50 comfortable seats throughout, plus lots of walk-around deck space. The FLYING CIRCUS is ideal for that small group adventure. This very popular, fast and fun, former racing catamaran sailboat is limited to 6 passengers for comfort and intimacy. So sail away from the crowds on a personalized dolphin watch/nature adventure with your family, friends or group outing. Private sailing charters are available to celebrate every kind of special occasion!