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$119 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Hilton Head Island Creek Cat Boat Tour

Depart dockside at Palmetto Bay Marina, located at 86 Helmsman Way on Hilton Head Island. Join in for one of the most unique rides in the area. Enjoy an exciting 2-hour, adventurous ride through the warm waters and cover over 25 miles of Hilton Head Island, the Harbour Town Lighthouse, Daufuskie, and more. The professional guides will teach you about the wildlife and local folklore. They will take you through the marshes, and past mansions and wildlife galore. Guests will have the opportunity to see dolphins, bald eagles, ospreys, egrets, and even an occasional otter! For the thrill-seekers, you will have an occasional chance to open up the throttle and experience the excitement these awesome little boats have to offer.

$35 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Tour

Meet your tour at Palmetto Bay Marina at your chosen time. Depart for an exciting experience as you explore and search the waterways of Hilton Head Island for the extremely friendly Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin.  Your small group will see these splendid Atlantic bottlenose dolphins feeding, playing, and simply cruising around the waters in their natural habitat as you learn about their social behavior, feeding habits, and much more.  This tour has a very high chance to see dolphins as the waters around Hilton Head are home to one of the world’s largest populations. As the cruise travels around Hilton Head Island not only will you see Dolphins but you may catch a glimpse of other sea-life such as manatees, egrets, herons,sea turtles, roseate spoonbills, and osprey plus beautiful mansions along the coast, working shrimp boats, and incredible luxury yachts.  You will then return to the dock to enjoy the rest of your day!

$40 Water Sports

Daily 2 hour Guided Kayak and Nature Tours

Bring the family kayaking through the tidal creeks and salt marshes that surround Hilton Head Island and the May River in Bluffton. As with all of our guided programs, our 2 hour Guided Kayak Tours are led by knowledgeable, personable interpretive naturalist guides, who are also kayaking experts. They will use their deep local insight to read the tides and lead your group on the best possible route, looking for wildlife and making stops to talk about the areas rich history and culture. Conducted at a leisurely pace, this “nature hike” on water is Hilton Head Kayaking at it’s very best. Outside Hilton Head 2 Hour Guided Kayak Tours are perfect for the whole family and designed for all experience levels. The trip will begin when you meet your guide, who will start off with a brief paddling clinic to get everyone up to speed. Next, your guide will launch you into the marina off of our state-of-the art kayak launch. Both single and double kayaks are available, and all are safe, stable and comfortable. Once out on the water, you will have the opportunity to see the plants and animals of Hilton Head’s saltmarsh, including: Atlantic Bottlenosed dolphin, twelve species of heron, ibis, bald eagles, sea turtles, red fish, oysters, sea pickle, live oaks, Spanish moss, osprey, mink, pelicans and much more. All the while your guide will be explaining the ecosystem as well as the areas history and culture. At the close of the experience, your guide will help you land and get out of your boat. A perennial favorite tour, a 2 Hour Guided Kayak Tour with Outside Hilton Head is sure to be a memorable experience for your group or family.

$30 Kid Friendly

Black Sparrow Pirate Ship Adventure in Hilton Head

Hilton Heads Black Sparrow Pirate Ship is an attraction you must experience. Our ship the "Black Sparrow" was constructed specifically for our kids pirate cruise. Join our Pirate Crew and embark upon a hunt for treasure off the coast of Hilton Head Island.  All the excitement starts at the dock as we transform the kids into real pirates with face paint, tattoos and a real sash to wear. Everyone will get a Pirate name as well as learn how to walk and talk like a pirate then climb aboard the Black Sparrow and set sail for 90 minutes in search of the Pirate Booty.  Searching for Treasure is never easy, so you will need to man the water cannons and defeat Smelly Sam to get the key to the Treasure.   We've got a map that leads to the sunken treasure chest, but Smelly Sam, the islands smelliest pirate knows about it too and he stole the key! The race is on to find Smelly Sam and get the key back before he steals the treasure.  Once we find him, our new crew will have to man the water cannons and blast Smelly Sam until he gives us the key.  When the kids beat Smelly Sam, there is singing and dancing on board the ship and every one of our pirates gets a share of the Booty to take home to celebrate. 

$55 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Dolphin Watching Cruise with Fireworks

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: One HHI, Hilton Head, South CarolinaThis 2 hour tour includes cruising Hilton Head at sunset, seeing the Harbourtown Lighthouse, enjoying Hilton Head’s famous dolphins and a spectacular fireworks show! Duration: 2 hours

$449 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Hilton Head Island Private Dolphin Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: One HHI, Hilton Head, South CarolinaWe will spend 2 hours exploring the beautiful serene waterways of Hilton Head Island. We will make stops at Harbour Town, Daufuskie, and search for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. This tour can accommodate 6 passengers maximum. Duration: 2 hours