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  • Hilton Head Island Sailing Charters
  • Hilton Head Island Water Sports

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.


H2O Sports:

H2O Sports Parasailing and Water Sports Hilton Head Island, SC

The only place to cool off! H20 Sports, located in Harbour Town Marina, offers the best experience you can have on the water for all ages. Parasail Hilton Head and get an eagle's eye view of the surrounding areas, view up to 25 miles in all directions! Or try Stand-up Paddle Boarding, this fast growing sport is easy to learn, an incredible workout, and fun for the whole family. Enjoy a one and a half hour guided Kayaking tour in the natural surroundings of dolphins and other wildlife. We also offer well-maintained 20-foot and 25-foot rental deck boats and sailing charters and rentals. Come cool off with one of our many water sports options such as water skiing, tubing or a banana boat ride. All of our captains are USCG licensed and trained specifically in the area they work. You know you're getting the best and most current equipment as well as knowledge. Come join us!


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.


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.


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!


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.