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Guide to dolphin tours, nature cruises, eco tours and outdoor adventure on Hilton Head Island, SC.

The natural beauty and surroundings of Hilton Head provide an endless variety of tour options that will create lasting memories and showcase all of the wonder of the island. The Calibogue Sound and Atlantic Ocean provide plentiful opportunities for dolphin tours, boat tours, nature cruises and fishing charters to get you up close and personal with wildlife and exotic creatures on land and sea.

For outdoor adventure, Hilton Head offers ziplines, Segway tours, walking and bike tours, nature trails, helicopter tours and Daufuskie and Gullah cultural excursions that take you off the beaten path to sights and scenes you won't experience anywhere else. Hilton Head Island is an outdoor-lover's paradise!

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Hilton Head Dolphin Tours & Eco Tours

Outside Hilton Head

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

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.

Dolphin & Nature Cruise - Sonny C Charters

18 Simmons Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Cruise with us on an exciting adventure and observe Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural habit. We guarantee dolphin encounters on each trip or you will receive a free tour at a later date. We cruise down beautiful Broad Creek to watch dolphins, osprey, egrets, pelicans, bald eagles, mink, otter and other delightful birds and mammals on our Hilton Head Island eco tour.

We offer Hilton Head Island dolphin tours, dolphin cruises, dolphin encounters, and dolphin watches resulting in a true dolphin discovery adventure experience. Our day cruises and dolphin boat tours combine the best of harbor tours, eco tours, and wildlife tours into an affordable and exciting adventure. See and experience wild dolphins and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

Island Explorer

101 Marshland Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Island Explorer conducts personalized dolphin and nature eco-tours, specializing in small groups. We offer custom-built twelve passenger boats, that use the latest in quiet engine and low-emission technology. Island Explorer focuses on nature, scenery, wildlife, and positive family friendly experiences. We are specialists in the Lowcountry experience. Our captains are specially chosen and trained to be knowledgeable and entertaining guides.

Island Explorer focuses on the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island and offers insight and education about our complex and vibrant eco-system. Guests have wonderful opportunities for taking exceptional photos and for learning more about dolphins and other Lowcountry wildlife.

If you're looking for the best Hilton Head Dolphin Tours, you've come to the right place. With our expert and seasoned staff, dolphin watching on Hilton Head has never been better! Hilton Head is home to a large year-round population of wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. You'll experience these fabulous dolphins and other marine animals and wildlife at relatively close range on our small group tours and custom private adventures. Great opportunities to see a wide variety of bird life, fish and dolphins at play.

Dolphin Discoveries Hilton Head

11 Simmons Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Visitors and locals alike enjoy the up close view and personalized experience on our boat. The waters surrounding Hilton Head are home to several hundred bottlenose dolphins and the dolphin population might even double in the summer months.

Along with the dolphins there are many other interesting and fun things to see on Hilton Head Island. This is a nature tour just as well as a dolphin tour. We focus on the dolphins but your photos might not stop at just the dolphins. There's a bald eagle that nests nearby that often comes to catch a fish for her dinner. Seeing an occasional mink or otter while exploring the edge of the marsh is always a treat and when we get really lucky we might run across a manatee that has traveled up from Florida for a visit during the warmer months.

Sunset cruises, beachcombing trips, fireworks tours, family shark fishing and family crabbing excursions are other fun tours that we offer.

Captain Mark's Dolphin Cruises

1 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Capt. Mark's Dolphin Cruises is a family-owned company that has operated for more than 30 years. We are the premier dolphin watch cruise company on Hilton Head Island, offering boat tours at multiple times throughout the day and evening, Mondays through Saturdays.

Each cruise combines sightseeing and nature watching – you'll spot Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, seabirds, and other wildlife as you cruise past the beautiful sites of Hilton Head, from private homes and amazing yachts to the Harbour Town lighthouse, Daufuskie Island, and more. We also offer a fun crabbing adventure, where you can practice crabbing in the marshes – the person who catches the most wins.

Live Oac

43 Jenkins Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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.

Dolphin Seafari

1 Shelter Cove Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

If you want the best captain and crew, the most interesting information on your tour, and an excellent chance of dolphin sightings, book our family-friendly Hilton Head cruise!

Dolphin Seafari's mission is to bring you closer to nature, educate you about Hilton Head while having tons of fun, and bring families closer together. We know the local dolphins well, some by name, and love to introduce you to them! On TripAdvisor, 95% of our reviewers rate our Hilton Head Island dolphin tours as "excellent," and we hope to have you aboard so you can see for yourself what everyone's raving about!

We offer tours year-round. Check out our schedule for times and availability or call for information.

Commander Zodiac

232 South Sea Pines Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

It's always a beautiful day at South Beach Marina! Come join us for your family adventure. Explore the wondrous waters of the low country on an amazing Dolphin excursion or sail along with playful dolphins in your wake. The kids will love our mornings of fun and delight in sailing their own boat. We have been guiding groups for well over 30 years and have been personally selected by National Geographic to guide their photographers and film makers on some amazing excursions. We also were chosen by the BBC and the Discovery channel for their nature and wildlife specials. Our boats are safe and exciting and the same type of boats the US Coast Guard uses in their ocean going operations.Our focus on nature, ecology and fun will make your excursions unique and unforgettable.

IslandAce Adventure Tours

68 Helmsman Way
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

USCG Licensed Captain Christopher Neste has lived on Hilton Head for 25 years. As a Lowcountry Master Naturalist, Capt. Chris specializes in hands on learning and patient instruction. Powered by a Brand New 2019 140 hp Suzuki Motor, Our 22 ft Customized Bay Boat is the perfect vessel for exploring the tidal rivers and estuaries that surround Hilton Head and Daufuskie Island. The Night Heron boasts a large canopy for shade on hot days and Comfortable Seating for Up to 6 Passengers.

Vagabond Cruise

149 Lighthouse Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Hilton Head Island's original sightseeing and excursion cruise operator, located under the lighthouse in Harbour Town Yacht Basin, since 1968. Vagabond Cruise has been operating in the world-famous Harbour Town since 1968, providing 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, a fully narrated dolphin nature cruise, a once-in-a-lifetime ride aboard a 12-meter racing yacht, and a trip back in time to visit the Lowcountry of Daufuskie Island.

Whether you are looking for a fun family activity, a relaxing day on the water, a thrilling adventure, or a romantic getaway, Vagabond Cruise has the Hilton Head Island cruise for you.

Spartina Marine Education Charters

31 Alljoy Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910

Spartina Marine Education Charters offers a "An in depth revelation of the Lowcountry waterways". Different from a sight-seeing tour, Captain Amber will spend two hours guiding a scientific expedition! Local crabs, shrimp, and fish will make a temporary appearance on board in a viewing tank. The base ticket price is $45 for adults and $30 for children under 12. Please contact Captain Amber to reserve your seat.
Hilton Head Outdoor Adventure

Daufuskie Island Tours

18 Simmons Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Our tours begin with a narrated educational and entertaining boat trip through the beautiful estuaries and marshes across the Calibogue Sound to Historic Daufuskie Island. On our Island, there are no traffic lights – it is like taking a step back in time! We recommend our Guided Bus tours to navigate our beautiful Island. We also offer self guided golf cart tours if you choose to explore our Island on your own.

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours

70 Honey Horn Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours was founded in 1996 by a Hilton Head Island Gullah Family Partnership. This outstanding family has been involved in preserving Gullah cultural heritage, blending Gullah cultural values, in the SC-GA Low Country, for more than 40 years. Based on Hilton Head Island, Gullah Heritage Trail Tours caters to Low Country visitors interested in learning about the history of Gullah Culture.

Hilton Head Helicopter Tours

38 Gateway Cir
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Ready for the most epic adventure on Hilton Head Island? Come see breathtaking views only seen by helicopter! Each exciting experience offers the chance to see dolphins, sharks, sea-turtles, and manta-rays. Pick an exciting adventure ranging from breathtaking tours to private charters flying to remote islands for horseback riding! Helicopter tours and charter are fun for all ages. See Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee Island and downtown Savannah by air. No other attraction on the island offers such breathtaking views and excitement! Perfect for families, couples, and friends. LET'S FLY!

Hilton Head Segway Tours

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Hilton Head Segway offers premier Segway rides and tours at three locations around Hilton Head Island. The eco-friendly Segway is electrically powered and gyroscopically stabilized for a safe, fun, and eco-friendly experience. Almost anyone can learn to ride a Segway in just a few minutes. Our expert guides assist with training and lead your tour safely through the pathways on Hilton Head Island.

Whether you are interested in history, nature, culture, or just having a fun ride, a Segway tour is one of the best things to do with families on Hilton Head Island. Kids and grandkids aged 12 and up (even 10 and up on some tours) along with parents, grandparents, free roaming adults can join our Segway tours. We've designed a variety of adventures at the most amazing places on Hilton Head Island.

Zipline Hilton Head

33 Broad Creek Marina Way
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Our two-hour zipline rides are exhilarating, and our aerial park tests your endurance (or the kids' endurance, if they need to burn some energy). ZipLine Hilton Head is great for groups of all ages, birthday parties, corporate outings, thrill-seekers, adventurists, and anyone looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors.

Hilton Head Ziplining Tour
Fly with us on an exhilarating two-hour eco-adventure zipline tour that has you soaring through the trees, surrounded by stunning views of the water, boats, and marshes.

Hilton Head Aerial Adventure Challenge
Come play in our playground in the sky with 50 in-the-tree challenge activities on six different ability courses! Explore six amazing courses that range from easy to hard.

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Hilton Head Island Fishing Charters

Hilton Head Fishing Charters

The coast of South Carolina offers a vast ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean is unspoiled, healthy, and brimming with fish of all types. For deep sea fishing charters and offshore angling, there are a number of fishing charters and skilled captains who can help you navigate Hilton Head's vast ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, Calibogue Sound, Harbor River and the expansive Atlantic ocean.
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Hilton Head Island Beaches

Hilton Head Beaches

Hilton Head Island boasts 12 miles of expansive, hard-packed beaches which range up to 600 feet at low tide. The tide levels vary as much as 6-8 feet every 6 hours. All Hilton Head beaches are public, but some access points are private and vary by location.

Our beach guide includes Hilton Head beach information, access points and parking, beach photography, real-time tidal chart, beach rules and regulations, personal watercraft rules, fishing licenses and regulations, and local emergency contact information.
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Hilton Head Island Marians

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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