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46 Hilton Head Island Outdoor Activities | All Hilton Head Island Tours

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Parasailing Adventure at the Hilton Head Island

Parasailing Adventure at the Hilton Head Island

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Enjoy the beautiful views of Daufuskie Island, Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, South Beach Marina, and all the other breathtaking views 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 our 31′ 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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.29
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$91.29

2-Hour Guided Kayak Nature Tour of Hilton Head

2-Hour Guided Kayak Nature Tour of Hilton Head

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Explore Hilton Head Island's beautiful coastal habitat in the seat of a comfortable and stable kayak. A trained interpretive naturalist will lead you through the ever-changing tidal creeks and salt marsh estuaries so you can witness it for yourself. Observe herons and osprey flying gracefully above the sea grasses...perhaps some dolphin dining on menhaden in the shallows...fiddler crabs scurrying in unison across the glistening mud flats. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY to enjoy a kayak tour with us! Tours depart daily from Shelter Cove Marina, conveniently located mid-island. We also offer full and half-day tours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

75-Minute Hilton Head Island Jet Ski Tour

75-Minute Hilton Head Island Jet Ski Tour

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Hop on a Jet Ski and explore Hilton Head Island on this scenic tour. Leave from Palmetto Bay Marina, past gorgeous mansions, until you reach the designated area where you can zoom around as you like. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and get the chance to observe birds, dolphins, and maybe even a sea turtle in their natural habitat.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.70
per group
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$107.70
per group

Hilton Head Island Creek Cat Eco Tour

Hilton Head Island Creek Cat Eco Tour

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Zoom around Hilton Head Island on a small, motorized "creek cat" boat during this guided tour. Get views of all the quintessential sights, as well as access to some smaller marshes and wildlife-rich areas. Enjoy the opportunity to operate your own creek cat under the supervision of a guide; multiple departure times available.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.49
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$129.49

Hilton Head Island Guided Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

Hilton Head Island Guided Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

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Explore the inlets and rivulets around Hilton Head Island on this stand up paddleboard tour. Travel to secluded spots along with your guide, who leads you through the warm waters to places with good views and plenty of wildlife. This tour offers multiple departure times throughout the day so you can leave at your convenience.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.15
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$38.15

2-Hour Private Hilton Head Pontoon Boat Rental

2-Hour Private Hilton Head Pontoon Boat Rental

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Take in all the gorgeous sights as we offer one of the largest riding areas on the island. Enjoy a short idle time through the beautiful waters of Skull Creek, while keeping an eye out for our famous Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. From there on, it is smooth sailing, as we allow you to travel to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, behind Daufuskie Island, through the Cooper River, or up the May River to check out the sand bar and Palmetto Bluff. You will receive a professional orientation on navigating Hilton Head Island’s waterways, and don’t be afraid to ask for some superb lunch recommendations on the water. Pontoon boats have a capacity of 10 people, and the captain must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license. Bring your friends and family along for an awesome day on the water!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$245.00
per group
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$245.00
per group

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise

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Learn about the marine life populating the waters off the coast of Hilton Head Island on this dolphin watching cruise. Up your chances of spotting dolphins and other marine animals with the help of your professional guide, who will also provide information about the ecosystem as you go.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.15
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$38.15
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Hilton Head Creek Jet Ski Tour

Hilton Head Creek Jet Ski Tour

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Experience this adrenaline filled fun as you zoom past Harbourtown, Daufuskie Island, and through quiet backwater creeks (that even most locals have never been through!) Enjoy the fun as you jet ski and take in beautiful SC nature and wildlife! You have chances to see heron, pelican, dolphin, sting ray, turtle and osprey!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.95
per group
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$131.95
per group

Hilton Head Island Guided Kayaking Eco Tour

Hilton Head Island Guided Kayaking Eco Tour

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Paddle the ins and outs of Hilton Head Island on this kayaking tour. Explore the waterways and inlets with a small group of 16 people and a guide in the lead. Choose the best departure time to fit your personal schedule; choice of single or double kayaks available.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.59
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$43.59

4-Hour Private Hilton Head Pontoon Boat Rental

4-Hour Private Hilton Head Pontoon Boat Rental

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We have brand new pontoon boats located at Hilton Head Harbor. Take in all the gorgeous sights as we offer one of the largest riding areas on the island. Enjoy a short idle time of four hours through the beautiful waters of Skull Creek, while keeping an eye out for our famous Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. From there on, it is smooth sailing, as we allow you to travel to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, behind Daufuskie Island, through the Cooper River, or up the May River to check out the sand bar and Palmetto Bluff. You will receive a professional orientation on navigating Hilton Head Island’s waterways, and don’t be afraid to ask for some superb lunch recommendations on the water. Pontoon boats have a capacity of 10 people, and the captain must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and prior boating experience. Bring your friends and family along for an awesome day on the water!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$425.00
per group
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$425.00
per group

Hilton Head Guided Kayak Tour

Hilton Head Guided Kayak Tour

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Take a break from the beaches and entertainment of Hilton Head and get closer to nature on a guided kayak tours. In a small group of no more than 15, glide through the waters of Skull Creek, paddle through the rich ecosystem of the saltwater marshlands, and spot such wildlife as brown pelicans, egrets, herons, osprey, bald eagles, and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise

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On this dolphin watching cruise from Hilton Head, you have the chance to see wildlife, check out local landmarks, and admire the coastline as you cruise out on the Calibogue Sound and Atlantic Ocean. Your guide narrates the entire trip as you sail past Bull Island, the Haig Point Lighthouse, and more, all while looking out for dolphins, egrets, herons, and other animals in the wild.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.57
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$32.57
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5-Hour Private Hilton Head Pontoon Boat Rental

5-Hour Private Hilton Head Pontoon Boat Rental

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Take in all the gorgeous sights as we offer one of the largest riding areas on the island. Enjoy a short idle time through the beautiful waters of Skull Creek, while keeping an eye out for our famous Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. From there on, it is smooth sailing, as we allow you to travel to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, behind Daufuskie Island, through the Cooper River, or up the May River to check out the sand bar and Palmetto Bluff. You will receive a professional orientation on navigating Hilton Head Island’s waterways, and don’t be afraid to ask for some superb lunch recommendations on the water. Pontoon boats have a capacity of 10 people, and the captain must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and prior boating experience. Bring your friends and family along for an awesome day on the water!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
per group
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$500.00
per group

3-Hour Private Customized Small-Group Fishing, Dolphin Watching, or Nature Tours

3-Hour Private Customized Small-Group Fishing, Dolphin Watching, or Nature Tours

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Whether your tour is a family vacation activity, experienced fishermen planned event, or the nights dinner, Captain Steve with Always Angling Charters will provide a memorable and safe experience!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$497.44
per group
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$497.44
per group

Hilton Head Guided Mini Boat Dolphin Watching Tour

Hilton Head Guided Mini Boat Dolphin Watching Tour

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Drive your own mini boat while our experienced guide leads you to the best places for spotting dolphin! These super fun and comfortable mini boats are easy to drive and can fit up to 4 adults! This tour is designed to show you lots of dolphin while you have a blast driving your own mini boat!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.76
per group
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$211.76
per group

1-Hour Hilton Head Beginner Kundalini Yoga Class on the Beach

1-Hour Hilton Head Beginner Kundalini Yoga Class on the Beach

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This is the beginner kundalini yoga intro class. Chanting and some breathing work, warm-up, kriya, meditation, and savasana.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Private Hilton Head Sunset Sailing Tour with Dolphin Watching

Private Hilton Head Sunset Sailing Tour with Dolphin Watching

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This 2.5 hour Private Sunset Sail, the Captain will take you (and up to 6 people) to Port Royal Sound (North side of island - generally best conditions for sailing). During Sunset, This is generally still pretty breezy with some good sailing. Perfect way to wind down and enjoy the ending of a great day. We will take the sails down to peacefully enjoy the beautiful show of an amazing Hilton Head Sunset. After the sun sets, we motor back to the marina and usually dock right around last light for the day. Sunset tours are usually full of wildlife such as dolphins, birds, sting ray and manatee which are some of the great wildlife that are often very prevalent in the evening. You will also have some great scenic views of Hilton Head, Pickney island and Parris island to mention a few. All of our sail trips we encourage our guests to be as involved in the sailing process as they would like. If you would instead like a relaxing trip, we then encourage you to relax and let the crew do the work.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$358.98
per group
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$358.98
per group
Taking safety measures

Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise

Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Enjoy sunset views and scan the water for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise off the coast of South Carolina. The frequency of dolphin sightings makes this cruise ideal for those hoping to catch photos of the majestic sea creatures. Plus, throughout the cruise, you can learn about dolphins and your surroundings from an on-board naturalist.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.35
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$42.35
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Hilton Head Pirate Ship Adventure Sail aboard the Black Dagger

Hilton Head Pirate Ship Adventure Sail aboard the Black Dagger

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Embark on a nautical adventure aboard the Black Dagger pirate ship, which transforms kids into little pirates for a treasure hunt on the waters of Hilton Head. The crew provides kids with pirate costumes and pirate lessons before setting sail in search of treasure. This family-friendly cruise has a choice of several departures in the morning and afternoon, making it easy to fit into your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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$35.90

Hilton Head Guided Pedego Electric Bike Tour

Hilton Head Guided Pedego Electric Bike Tour

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There is no better way to experience Hilton Head than on a comfortable seat of a Pedego Electric Bike. Hilton Head is simply a Pedego Paradise and these state of the art bikes allow riders to travel further, faster and breeze through the bikes trails.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Virtual Realty 40 Minutes

Virtual Realty 40 Minutes

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Atomic Virtual Reality Arcade offers players an unlimited amount of entertainment. You can explore over 40 virtual experiences with your friends and family, go online and play with others around the world, or take on your own battles Become fully immersed in a virtual reality video gaming world with a variety of games, players can explore our solar system, shoot zombies, paint and sculpt in a 3D studio, find hidden clues in escape rooms, defend the castle with a longbow, fight in a boxing ring, defend your spaceship in a visually stunning 3D environment or defend yourself as a teddy bear against evil doll creatures that are attacking you….. The experiences are endless. Large groups welcomed and encouraged. Player minimum age 6 years old. Those not playing can join the fun by watching the players on flat screen TVs at no charge. Enjoy comfy couches and refreshments.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Hilton Head Creek Cat Dolphin Eco Tour

Hilton Head Creek Cat Dolphin Eco Tour

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Cruise around Hilton Head Island on an incredibly fun, 2-hour, guided adventure. The focus is on dolphins and nature and there's no better way to see more amazing sights and wildlife than on these amazing boats. A professional guide will lead the way, explain the ecosystem, and navigate toward beautiful Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin while you operate your own Creek Cat! Sights to see include Harbourtown, South Beach, Daufuskie Island, and more!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.63
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$126.63

Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise

Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Boat Cruise

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Take part in an authentic Lowcountry travel experience with this shrimping tour from Hilton Head Island. Join a crew on board a fishing boat and head out on the salt marshes for a chance to catch shrimp and fish, and learn about the environment and wildlife as you go. After the trip, hang out and enjoy a day pass to the Sea Pines Resort.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.44
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$43.44
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Private Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Tour

Private Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watching Tour

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Combine an excursion to see Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment with personalized attention on this private tour. Depart from the Palmetto Bay Marina in a boat headed for the dolphins' swimming and hunting grounds with a guide, who will teach you all about their biology and behavior. Having a dedicated guide means you can ask plenty of questions as you travel.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$304.04
per group
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$304.04
per group

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