Hilton Head Island
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  • Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

    1. Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

    Take in breathtaking views only seen by helicopter. Have the chance to see a range of wildlife from dolphins and sharks to sea turtles and manta rays. See Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee Island, and downtown Savannah by air. This flight offers amazing views of the entire island from the north to the southern tip. Choose between 3 options: Ocean View Get views of Folly Field Beach and the Port Royal Sound on an 8-mile loop around the northeast corner of the island. This flight is designed as a discovery flight to experience what it is like to fly in a helicopter. The 8-mile Ocean View loop will take 3-minutes. Beach Cruiser Fly right over the sandy shores of Hilton Head. Depart out of the Hilton Head Airport and head east, right down the busiest beaches on the island. This tour offers great views of Folly Field Beach, Broad Creek, Port Royal Sound, and S...

    Amazing experience. Even more amazing pilot. It was his first time flying, so we all took turns trying to figure out how a helicopter works. It's a lot easier than it looks.

  • Hilton Head Island: High-Flying Parasail Experience

    2. Hilton Head Island: High-Flying Parasail Experience

    Enjoy beautiful views of Daufuskie Island, Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, South Beach Marina, and all the other breathtaking sights the Lowcountry has to offer. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for Hilton Head Island’s famous bottlenose dolphins. Flyers get to take off and land on the flight deck of the 31-foot Ocean Pro parasail boat powered by a diesel Volvo Penta engine. Tandem and triple flights are available based on weather conditions. Flyers also have the option to stay dry or get wet — will you make a splash? Time on board is approximately one hour and 30 minutes with a full boat of 12 passengers. Each flight lasts between 8-10 minutes.

    We had an awesome time. Our crew was so much fun and just treated us so special. It was the first time for several of the kids and they can’t stop talking about it and everybody enjoyed our pictures and why didn’t know where we went because we brag on the cruise so much. We definitely will be back

  • Hilton Head Island: Mini Boat Dolphin Tour

    3. Hilton Head Island: Mini Boat Dolphin Tour

    Start the experience with a short safety briefing and instruction on how to use your mini boat. Set off and get a view of Harbourtown and Daufuskie Island. Try to spot a variety of wildlife including heron, pelican, dolphin, osprey, and turtles. With your experienced guide, try to spot some of the dolphin population up close. Have pictures taken of your trip for and take home the memories of your trip.

    The tour was a lot of fun, we actually saw several dolphins. Our tour guide was the best, very knowledgeable. If in the Hilton Head area, I would highly recommend using this tour group.

  • Hilton Head Island: 75-Minute Jet Ski Tour

    4. Hilton Head Island: 75-Minute Jet Ski Tour

    Discover Hilton Head on a thrilling 75-minute jet ski adventure. Depart from Palmetto Bay Marina`with your guide and cruise past beautiful mansions, spartina grass, oyster beds, and luxury boats on the way to your free riding area. Once in the designated area, let loose and zoom around on your very own jet ski or simply take in the beautiful surroundings. Try to spot some of Hilton Head's wildlife including dolphins, birds, and the occasional sea turtle.

    This was my second attempt at jetski. Water here was more turbulent. Had fun. Kudos to staff.

  • Hilton Head Island: 1.5-Hour Guided Small-Group Kayak Tour

    5. Hilton Head Island: 1.5-Hour Guided Small-Group Kayak Tour

    Learn about the rich history and diverse ecosystem of Hilton Head Island from an expert guide as you paddle on this 1.5-hour kayak tour. As you cruise through these pristine saltwater marshlands, your guide will tell you about spartina grass/cordgrass, oysters, and other local wildlife, while answering any questions you may have. Enjoy the opportunity to observe many indigenous bird species, including egrets, herons, ospreys, brown pelicans, and bald eagles. Also, make sure to keep an eye out for the beloved Atlantic bottlenose dolphins swimming playfully. Benefit from a small-group experience for up to 10 people.

  • Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

    6. Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

    Step aboard a former America’s Cup sailing yacht for an afternoon cruise. Discover what it takes to sail a racing yacht as you help the crew, or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. See the sights of the Calibogue Sound and learn about the history of these waters. Have your camera ready as you keep an eye out for dolphins. Drinks and merchandise are available for purchase on board.

    This was a major hi light of our trip to Hilton Head! Captain Peter and his crew, Luke and Taylor, were amazing! They were all so personable and so interested in ensuring our trip exceeded our expectations. It certainly did! I highly recommend this sail for anyone interested in getting a water view of the island.

  • Hilton Head Island: Self-Drive Pontoon Boat Rental

    7. Hilton Head Island: Self-Drive Pontoon Boat Rental

    Rent a pontoon boat on your trip to Hilton Head Island and explore this luscious landscape at your own pace (note: somebody in the group must have prior boating experience). Choose the rental time that suits you and hop onboard a vessel with capacity for up to 10 passengers. You will receive professional orientation on navigating Hilton Head Island’s waterways, as well as recommendations for some superb lunch spots. Once you’re ready to go, sail through the beautiful waters of Skull Creek, pass Daufuskie Island, travel through Cooper River, or head up May River to check out the sand bar and Palmetto Bluff. Along the way, keep an eye out for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and other native wildlife. You can also anchor up and take a dip in the refreshing waters, or stay on deck and soak up the glorious South Carolina sunshine.

    We had an excellent day. There was a small problem in that the boat did not run as fast as it should have. Not sure why.

  • Hilton Head Island: Shrimp Trawling Boat Tour

    8. Hilton Head Island: Shrimp Trawling Boat Tour

    Join the friendly crew aboard the Shrimp Trawler Tammy Jane and see what daily life is like for local shrimpers. Start off with an introduction to the boat and the shrimping gear aboard. Then the boat will make its way to the shrimping waters off the coast of Daufuskie Island. Watch as the nets drag across the seafloor. After this comes the real fun as you help the crew sort through the day's catch on the sorting table. There will be a lot of bi-catch or other fish, sharks, and even stingrays that get caught in the net. The crew will go over what type of by-catch you should look out for, and will safely return these sea creatures to the waters. You get to take the freshest locally caught Carolina shrimp home with you to cook. The amount of shrimp isn't guaranteed as this is fishing, but it will be divided evenly among the parties aboard.

  • Hilton Head Island: Crabbing Expedition Boat Tour

    9. Hilton Head Island: Crabbing Expedition Boat Tour

    Depart from just below the iconic Lighthouse in Harbour Town. As the boat makes its way towards Crabbing waters, learn what it takes to bring these tasty treats from the sea to the table. Hear about the inner workings of a commercial crabbing vessel, and about the daily life of local "crabbers". Arriving at the crabbing waters, you will learn how to properly bait a crab pot, and see how the crabs get caught inside. After a few baited pots are put in position, the crew will start bringing in pots that have already been pre-baited the day before. The crew will then pull the pots up with a winch to lay the catch out on the sorting table. At this point, the crew will be going over the different types of crabs or by-catch pulled up that day. They will teach you about what's legal to keep, along with the different species of crabs that can be found in the area. Any guests aboard that would ...

  • Hilton Head Island: Guided Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

    10. Hilton Head Island: Guided Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

    Discover the hidden treasures of Hilton Head Island on this 1-hour stand up paddleboarding tour. Paddle through clear waters, and explore inlets and rivulets entirely inaccessible by boat. See local wildlife, and soak up unbeatable views of pristine beaches and lush greenery. After making your way to the meeting point, learn basic paddleboarding techniques with experienced SUP guides, and get out on the water in no time. Once onboard, explore the warm, calm waterways of Broad Creek, the perfect environment for paddleboarding. During your tour, absorb spectacular views of the South Carolina coastline as you navigate through serene Lowcountry marshes. Encounter a vibrant array of indigenous wildlife, including pelicans, herons, egrets, and manatees. If you’re lucky, you might even spot resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins playing alongside you. This paddleboarding adventure is perfect ...

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What people are saying about Hilton Head Island

This was a major hi light of our trip to Hilton Head! Captain Peter and his crew, Luke and Taylor, were amazing! They were all so personable and so interested in ensuring our trip exceeded our expectations. It certainly did! I highly recommend this sail for anyone interested in getting a water view of the island.

Our pilot was very friendly and he pointed out some nice sight's and we saw an amazing view of the island. We recommend this tour to anyone that enjoys a different view of the island's spectacular scenery!

Amazing experience. Even more amazing pilot. It was his first time flying, so we all took turns trying to figure out how a helicopter works. It's a lot easier than it looks.

This was my second attempt at jetski. Water here was more turbulent. Had fun. Kudos to staff.

Tyler was great tour guide he made the experience very fun! And he’s funny :)