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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

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!


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.


H2O Sports:

H2O Sports Parasailing and Water Sports Hilton Head Island, SC

The only place to cool off! H20 Sports, located in Harbour Town Marina, offers the best experience you can have on the water for all ages. Parasail Hilton Head and get an eagle's eye view of the surrounding areas, view up to 25 miles in all directions! Or try Stand-up Paddle Boarding, this fast growing sport is easy to learn, an incredible workout, and fun for the whole family. Enjoy a one and a half hour guided Kayaking tour in the natural surroundings of dolphins and other wildlife. We also offer well-maintained 20-foot and 25-foot rental deck boats and sailing charters and rentals. Come cool off with one of our many water sports options such as water skiing, tubing or a banana boat ride. All of our captains are USCG licensed and trained specifically in the area they work. You know you're getting the best and most current equipment as well as knowledge. Come join us!


Palmetto Bay Watersports:

Palmetto Bay Watersports Watersports Fun in Hilton Head Island, SC

Boat rentals in Hilton Head Island, SC! From run-about boats that seat 7 people to our pontoons that seat 14 people, we have something for you! For those who feel the need for speed, you will not be disappointed with our selection of waverunners and jet ski rentals in Hilton Head! Palmetto Bay Watersports also offers low country guided kayak nature tours. Enjoy a tour of the salt marshlands along Broad Creek, led by certified experienced local guides. Experience beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife up close and personal.


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!


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!