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Hilton Head Watersports


Guide to local watersports, sailing, parasailing, jet ski rentals and watersports equipment rental and services on Hilton Head Island, SC.



There's a million ways to get wet and enjoy the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island. Popular watersports on Hilton Head include kayak tours and rentals, off-shore fishing, sailboat rentals, dolphin tours, canoeing, nature tours, and private charters.

Stand-Up Paddleboards, kayaks, and boat rentals are the most popular watersport activities around Hilton Head, and there are numerous outfitters and equipment rental services to be found.

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Hilton Head Watersports Equipment Rental & Outfitters

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.

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.

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.

Outside Hilton Head Activity Outpost

1 Shelter Cove Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.686.6996

For adventuresome travelers and families of explorers-to-be, there is Outside Hilton Head—a sports shop that specializes in watersports equipment, tours, classes, and lessons. Paddleboards, kayaks, and boat rentals are their most popular features fun-wise, but Outside Hilton Head also offers a plethora of gear for outdoorsy types that prefer self-guided outdoor pursuits.

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.

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.

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.

Sky Pirate Parasail

18 Simmons Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.842.2566

We offer a Parasailing experience like no other! Our USCG certified 12 passenger boat will take you high above the Island offering views you can only get by Parasailing. As far as the eye can see, you will view our South Carolina coast like never before. Not only Hilton Head, but Beaufort, Savannah, Tybee Island and even Parris Island Marine Training Depot will be viewed while soaring under our beautiful blue parasail with our signature, trademarked, Skull and Bones Logo! (see our Gallery). We offer a boating and flying combo unmatched by any sightseeing tour or trip available. In addition to our parasail packages, tubing and water skiing and cruises including the Sunset Cocktail Cruise and the Dolphin Ecology Cruise, we are also the go to source for boat rentals in Hilton Head/Hilton Head Island.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Forest Beach Surf & Cycle

70 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.384.3727

Our commitment is to provide you with quality bike rentals and surf rentals along with exceptional customer service to help you enjoy your vacationing experience on Hilton Head Island. We also provide surf and paddle board rentals, tours and instruction. Don't forget to stop by our shop to see our selection of boards, apparel, accessories and souvenirs. We are open 7 days a week for your convenience. You can find us off Pope Avenue in the Circle Center behind the Wild Wing Cafe near the Bi-Lo.
Hilton Head Sailing & Yacht Clubs

Yacht Club of Hilton Head

99 Helmsman Way
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.785.9244

The Yacht Club of Hilton Head Island was founded in 1971 by a dedicated group of sailors and is the oldest yacht club on the island. We are a boating club and a social club. Members come from all walks of life and live on the island and off the island. We share a passion for being on the water and the laid-back island life style. We are an all volunteer club.

The primary purpose of the club is to provide activities to members that are fun and enriching. We do this by providing a variety of boating activities and a dynamic social calendar.

Members are good neighbors on the water and on the land. We care about the health of our waters. We are grateful to live on Hilton Head Island and to enjoy our very special environment.

South Carolina Yacht Club

10 Yacht Club Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.342.2628

The South Carolina Yacht Club opened on July 1, 1989 with an event attended by 700 guests in black tie. It was a beautiful evening. A night of nights on Hilton Head Island. Over the years, Leslie and JR Richardson have worked together to create a club that provided a casually elegant ambience, fine culinary experiences, and a warm, friendly staff. The South Carolina Yacht Club has been a special project for them. The South Carolina Yacht Club members are from all over the Island, the Lowcountry, across the United States, and around the world. The South Carolina Yacht Club is a "safe harbour" for her members.


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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 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.

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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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