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

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

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.


Segway Tours of Savannah:

Segway Tours of Savannah Segway Tours in Savannah, Georgia

Ever wonder what it's like to experience historic places, scenic locations and other areas of interest atop two wheels? Check out our local Segway tour(s) for a fun and unique vacation experience! Take an up-close and personal Segway tour of Savannah, GA while having fun. Learn all about the rich history of our beautiful city at a smooth and leisurely pace. Our knowledgeable tour guides are certified by the City of Savannah and have the latest product information and training. All Segway tours follow recommended safety guidelines, smaller guide-to-glider ratio enables more personal attention, tours are pedestrian-friendly and zero-emissions are given off during Segway operation. For Self Guided Segway Rentals: We rent hourly, half days, full days and weekly.


Pedals Bicycles:

Pedals Bicycle Rentals Bike Rentals in Hilton Head, SC

Head Island, SC's premier bike rental service for over 8 years. Whether you want beach cruisers for the entire family, or a mountain bike to tour the whole island; kiddie karts to put your little ones in or an extra-tall bike to fit your long legs, Pedals has just the rental bike for you. We also rent child seats, ally cats, jogging strollers, hybrid bikes and adult tricycles & more to make your vacation complete. We pride ourselves on our top-quality items and strive to provide Hilton Head Island's finest bike rentals, well-maintained and under two years old, with friendly service & selection. We also provide free delivery and pick-up, call for details. Hilton Head Island bike rentals by the day, week, or longer. Conveniently located on Pope Ave!


Papa Bear Charters:

Papa Bear Fishing Charters Charter Boat Fishing in Hilton Head Island, SC

Where we believe fishing should be an exciting experience. Whether you're looking for Inshore fishing or Offshore sport fishing thrills, you're sure to spice up your vacation or leisure time with a charter boat fishing trip like you've never experienced before. For Papa Bear, fishing is not just a hobby, it's a passion. The fishing off Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, accesses some of the most abundant waters in the world and with owner/ operator Captain Michael who has called Hilton Head Island home for 15 years, you're sure to have boatloads of fish, but more importantly, boatloads of fun as well! We offer 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 hour fishing charters, 3 hour evening shark trips and 14 hour Gulfstream Fishing Adventures are also available. Papa Bear has the experience to guarantee you a great time.


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.


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.