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Hilton Head Outfitters, Kayak Rentals & Tours


Guide to local outfitters, outdoor excursion suppliers, kayak rentals and tours, canoeing and marsh adventures on Hilton Head Island, SC.



One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island is by renting a canoe or kayak and traveling along the coastal regions at your own pace. Wind past creeks, lagoons and rivers as you glimpse the Lowcountry's unforgettable scenery. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the South Carolina coast in all its natural splendor — one of the special joys of Hilton Head Island.

Sunset cruises, sailboat rentals and guided nature kayaking excursions are just some of the many ways to explore the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. The Atlantic ocean offers a spectacular vantage point from which to appreciate the magnificence of this unique barrier island.
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Hilton Head Outfitters, Kayak Rentals & Tours

Outside Hilton Head

The Plaza at Shelter Cove, Suite H, Hwy 278
Hilton Head Island SC 29928
843.686.6996
800.686.6996

Outside Hilton Head is the island's premier source for all of your Lowcountry adventures. We enrich lives by connecting people with exceptional places, products, and experiences. Outside has over 35 years of experience in creating and customizing life-changing adventures. Our programs include guided Hilton Head kayak tours, kayak fishing, boat-based dolphin tours, charter fishing, tours of historic Bluffton and Daufuskie, kids and teens camps, stand-up paddle boarding programs, boat rentals, surf lessons, and much more.

Kayak Hilton Head

11 Simmons Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.684.1910

Providing kayak and boat tours on the beautiful waters of Hilton Head since 1995. Visitors to the island learn all about the dolphins, birds, oysters, salt marsh and many, many other interesting things about our island. Over the years I've found kayaking the best way to do this.

We can easily get up and close with nature as the kayaks move quietly through our Hilton Head waters so the wildlife doesn't feel threatened. This is a great activity for beginners, families and experienced alike. Our goal is to provide a leisurely, fun, and educational experience. We have all kinds of interesting stories about the wildlife and our island. We'll even let you in on the secrets about the locals favorite places to eat.

We often catch blue crabs, shrimp and many interesting varieties of fish as a great ending to our tours. Our kayaks are easy to paddle and completely safe and comfortable. Both single and double kayaks are available. We are one of the only tours of any kind that depart from our own private access to the water.

Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals

80 Queens Folly Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.593.9110
Located inside Palmetto Dunes Resort

Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals provides outdoor activities and fun-filled adventures, like biking, kayaking, canoeing, surfing and fishing, that the whole family can enjoy. Hilton Head Outfitters has a great selection of accessories and equipment for sale. We offer seats, bells, lights, racks and helmets. We are located inside Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and situated right on the banks of an 11 mile lagoon. Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday - Saturday.

Island Head Watersports

43 Jenkins Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.686.4386

Services include guided kayak tours, parasailing, pontoon boat rental, guided paddle board tours, firework cruises and other fun on the water.

Island Water Sports of Hilton Head

232 South Sea Pines Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.671.7007

We are located in South Beach Marina at the southern tip of Hilton Head Island and offer parasailing, jet ski and waverunner rentals, kayak tours, pontoon boat rentals, stand-up paddleboards, sailing charters, and a ferry to Daufuskie Island. Enjoy a day on the water with our USCG certified captains and state-of-the-art vessels equipped with everything to ensure an extremely safe and memorable experience on the waters of Hilton Head Island.

Our friendly and professional staff is always looking out for your safety and comfort. All of our captains are USCG certified, are very familiar with the local waters, and have years of experience providing tours on the water. All of our vessels and equipment are regularly maintained and inspected. Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment is our number one priority.

Sea Monkeys Watersports

43 Jenkins Island Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.842.4754

We believe that life should be fun and we take joy in the opportunity to share our slice of paradise with you. Let's get out on the water! We offer a variety of fun rentals and activities including jet skis, boats, kayaks, paddle boards and nature tours.

H2O Sports

149 Lighthouse Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 843.671.4386

H2O Sports is located at the Harbour Town Marina on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Our services include kayak tours, parasailing, jet ski and waverunner rentals, waterski and wakeboards, alligator tours, dolphin tours, paddleboarding, sailboat tours and rentals, boat and pontoon rental, and Daufuskie Island ferry. Our water activities are designed all ages so bring the whole family out for a day of great fun! Safety is also a top priority and all of our captains are USCG licensed and trained in their specific area of expertise. You can feel confident knowing that you are using the best and most current equipment as well as having knowledgeable guides and captains who are there to help.

Paddles and Poles Kayak Fishing Tours

5 Fording Island Road Ext
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
304.588.1842

Operating from Buckingham Landing next to the Hilton Head Bridges, we offer guided kayak fishing tours of Hilton Head and the surrounding areas.

Jarvis Creek Water Sports

104 William Hilton Pkwy
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.681.9260

At Jarvis Creek Water Sports, we will help introduce you to the unique and beautiful splendors of the Low Country's salt marsh. While kayaking Hilton Head's Jarvis Creek you will have many opportunities to observe the local wildlife which live in the tidal creeks such as; dolphins, fish, egrets and many other aquatic and marine wildlife. Not sure about kayaking on Hilton Head, come experience the comfortable fun of hydro- cycling. "Bike" the coastal waters of Hilton Head with the ease and security of riding on land. Our guides at Jarvis Creek Water Sports will guide you through the tidal estuary as they help you understand and appreciate the delicate eco-system of the marshland.

All guides are here to provide a safe and informative trip through Jarvis Creek or you can tour and explore on your own while kayaking on Hilton Head. Jarvis Creek Water Sports is a small outfit and operates by calling ahead to make an appointment for tours and rentals during the weekdays, since we may be out on the water with a tour. Our kayak tours on Hilton Head are small (up to 10, but usually less) unlike some outfits where you feel like part of the heard. This provides a relaxing and non-stressful experience when you kayak on Hilton Head in Jarvis Creek.

Live Oac

43 Jenkins Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.384.1414

We've been guiding for years in Hilton Head Island and are still amazed on a daily basis by the beautiful waterways full of life that surround us outside. Our services include fishing charters and dolphin tours, tubing, boat tours, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, ZUP boarding, eco tours, sunset cruises, and pretty much anything under the sun and on the water. Whether you're looking for a relaxing sightseeing cruise, some family shark fishing excitement, or the exhilaration of tubing or boarding behind the boat, we have something for just about everyone. Our USCG licensed captains are experts who will show you a great time on the water, from a short 1 hour trip to a full day of boating adventures.

Soul SUP Hilton Head

1032 William Hilton Pkwy
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.247.0004

The only way to see Hilton Head Island's natural beauty in a private, natural, calm environment. For the last 8 years, Soul SUP is providing nature excursions for individuals, couples and small groups. Standup Paddleboarding always focus's on SAFETY FIRST. Soul SUP Hilton Head provides the best boards and safety equipment. We welcome students of all ages, physical abilities and will have you walking on the water in no time.

Saltmarsh Paddle Tours

101 Marshland Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.422.3965

With more than 60 years of combined Lowcountry living, our love for the water continues to grow. Our families have been in this area since the 1920s, visiting the Bluffton Fish Camps and Rose Dew Landing for recreation and fishing. Our services include kayak tours and SUP tours, kayak and paddleboard rentals.

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Hilton Head Marinas

Hilton Head is surrounded by water, so its only natural that there are an extensive array of marinas, harbours, boat ramps, landings and marine service centers located all over the island. Popular facilities include Shelter Cove Marina, Skull Creek Marina, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, South Carolina Yacht Club, Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina, Yacht Club of Hilton Head, Wexford Harbourmaster and more.

The Calibogue Sound and Harbor River feed into the Atlantic Ocean and provide easy access for yachts and marine vessels of all sizes.
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