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  • Parasailing in Hilton Head
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  • Hilton Head Island Water Sports
  • Hilton Head Island Sailing Charters
  • Pirate Adventure, Arrghh!
  • Boat Rentals 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

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.


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!


Fishin' Coach Charters:

Fishin' Coach Charters Inshore & Fly Fishing Hilton Head Island, SC

Captain Dan Utley is a licensed Coast Guard Captain with 30+ years fishing the near shore and inshore waters of Hilton Head Island, SC. Redfish are his specialty, but during the correct season the Fishin' Coach loves to pursue Cobia, Tarpon and other large predatory species (Sharks). Fishing techniques range from dead or live baits on spinning and conventional tackle to artificials and sight fishing with Fly Fishing Gear. Trips are planned ahead of time combining the knowledge and experience of Captain Dan and the interest of clients. Having spent 30 years teaching and coaching, Captain Dan has plenty of patience to "Coach Up" the beginning angler, and lots of savvy to challenge the experienced angler. Don't hesitate to get in touch with the "Fishin' Coach".


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!


Harbour Town Adventures:

Harbour Town Adventures Jet Ski Rentals and Dolphin Tours, Hilton Head

Hilton Head Islands' premier water sports Adventure Company with 20 years of experience operating out of Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Explore the Lowcountry waterways with our Dolphin and Nature Enviro Tours and discover the areas abundant resident population of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, up close and personal. Climb aboard a rental Wave Runner and enjoy an hour in Hilton Head Island's largest riding area of Calibogue Sound or follow an experienced guide and tour the local backwaters and marshes, experiencing barrier islands, remote beaches, and tidal creeks on our guided Wave Runner Safari and encounter dolphin, osprey, bald eagles, loggerhead sea turtles and many other species. We also offer Daufuskie Island Beach Combing trips and a Daufuskie Island Excursion. Let us help you design your own Adventure and explore the lowcountry with one of our licensed captains.


Vagabond Cruise:

Vagabond Cruise Charter Boats in Hilton Head Island, SC

Vagabond Cruise is the Island's largest sightseeing and excursion operator. Whether you're exploring Hilton Head and the Lowcountry for the very first time, rediscovering the area or looking for the area's premier cruise provider - you've come to the right spot. We provide Hilton Head Island vacationers with a wide range of water bound tours and excursions ranging from; a romantic dinner cruise, a day trip to Savannah, sailing charter or a dolphin nature cruise. Whether you are looking for a fun family activity, a relaxing day on the water, a thrilling adventure, or a romantic get away Vagabond Cruise has the cruise for you! Our yachts are also available for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Groups and anything else that calls for celebration. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.