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  • Dolphin and Nature Tours

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

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.


Hilton Head Bicycle Company:

Hilton Head Bicycle Co. Bicycle Rentals Hilton Head Island, SC

We have been providing residents and visitors of Hilton Head Island, SC with Rental Bicycles, New Bicycles, Accessories, Parts and Service since 1992. We are the Island's exclusive Giant bicycle dealership. We pride ourselves on our bicycle quality and excellent service level that you won't find in the larger general merchandisers. Our Bike Rental Fleet has adult and kid cruisers, mountain bikes, tandems, tag-alongs and trailers along with baby seats to fit all members of your family. We feature free rental delivery and pick-up on Hilton Head Island, along with free locks and free baskets.


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.


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.


May River Excursions:

May River Excursions Fishing & Nature Tours in Bluffton, SC

Offering private fishing, shrimping and crabbing excursions! Fishing trips are offered year round and the catch varies depending on the season. Shrimping trips are extremely popular and only run during shrimp season which is August thru December. We also offer a private dolphin excursion in which you should expect to experience the endless beauty of the May River. Or want to bike ride Daufuskie Island or just need a ride over? We operate a 24′ Carolina Skiff that accommodates up to six passengers per trip and offer competitive rates and knowledgeable, local born, Captain Chris, a USCG licensed captain raised in Bluffton, South Carolina on the May River. Along with the boat ride you can also learn about the history of the Town of Bluffton, Hilton Head, and the surrounding Lowcountry along with the pristine ecosystem inhabitants of the river.


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.