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

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.


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!


Outside Hilton Head:

Outside Hilton Head Boat Rentals & Charters on Hilton Head island, SC

Outside Hilton Head offers a variety of shared boating trips, boat rentals, towing charters and Custom Private Adventures! Our Ultimate LowCountry Day is your day, your way! Pick from a menu of activities such as tubing, Daufuskie Island, back-water boating, crabbing, dolphin watching and much more! Our Family Ski Day offers your group a private excursion of boarding and tubing. The Outside Hilton Head Dolphin Eco tour is a popular 2 hour trip led by a naturalist captain, who will guide you through our waterways and marshes in search of dolphin and other wildlife. Tuesday nights are fireworks nights! Our Fireworks Cruise is our Dolphin Eco tour with the bonus of watching the fireworks from the boat at the end! We also offer Beachcombing Cruises and trips to Daufuskie Island and Bluffton. Outside also offers rentals of 20’ Pontoon boats for you to explore on your own!


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!


Marsh Grass Adventures:

Marsh Grass Adventures Kayaking Eco and Fishing Trips in Bluffton, SC

Specializing in getting outdoors and learning about the robust tidal ecology. Our guides are mature, knowledgeable individuals that are passionate about education and entertaining. Whether you want to go kayaking for dolphins, hiking for birds or fishing for reds we have an adventure that your family will be talking about for a long time. Kayaking has quickly become the thing to do when on Hilton Head Island and MGA can custom tailor a trip for you from tours to private instruction let us take you somewhere new. Fishing is a year round activity here in the Lowcountry and the more and more that I fish from a kayak, the more I enjoy it and I know I can put you on the fish. We also offer sailing trips aboard a 37 foot racer/ cruiser, awaiting your command.


Lowcountry Charter Fishing Tours:

Lowcountry Charter Fishing Tours Inshore & Offshore Fishing Charters in Hilton Head, SC

With 35 years local knowledge of the coastal and offshore waters, we have fishing charters up to 12 hrs and can take up to 6 passengers. We offer Inshore fishing charters; catching redfish, seatrout, flounder and sheephead and Offshore fishing charters catching grouper, snapper, seabass, kingfish, spanish, blues, cobia, and amberjack. Trips are run from a wide, comfortable, 30′ twin engine Pursuit with plenty of fishing room from stem to stern and trips include ice, bait, tackle, license and safety gear. We also offer wildlife tours that can be a great way to see the Island and Lowcountry from a different angle. You and your family or friends can enjoy seeing dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and many other species of marine wildlife. This deep sea or coastal adventure can be a memorable experience and education for any age.