• Hilton Head Activities
  • Pirate Adventure, Arrghh!
  • Dolphin and Nature Tours
  • Boat Rentals in Hilton Head
  • Parasailing in Hilton Head
  • 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

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.


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!


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.


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.


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.