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$119 Water Sports

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. Never fear though, you’re in charge and you can set your own pace!

$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!

$30 Water Sports

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

Join our fully narrated 2 Hour Sunset Firework Dolphin Tour from Palmetto Bay Marina as we travel the scenic waterways of beautiful Hilton Head Island. Our captains and guides know that you’re  on vacation to have fun, so this isn't the boring tour so many have come to expect. We'll keep you entertained as we look for bottlenose dolphins feeding, playing, or simply cruising about in their natural habitat. The waters around Hilton Head are home to one of the world’s largest populations of these beautiful creatures.  Our tour's start in a section of the Broad Creek known as Dolphin Alley for obvious reasons! We'll also take you to see the intra coastal waterway, salt marshes and wilderness beaches where we have great chances of seeing sea turtles, manatees, egrets, herons, osprey and maybe even an otter. Near the end, we will also enjoy the beautiful sunset and fireworks display! (Note - On July 4th our Dolphin Watching Cruise with Fireworks will be on our Custom Pirate Ship!)

$40 Water Sports

Hilton Head Island Kayaking Tour

Begin this 1.5-hour tour at Palmetto Bay Marina at your selected departure time. Glide through the waters of Broad Creek on a kayak as your professional guide shares their historical and wildlife knowledge of Hilton Head Island.   Paddle through the rich ecosystem of saltwater marshlands observing indigenous species of bird wildlife like the brown pelican, egrets, herons, osprey, bald eagles, and more. You may also see beloved Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as you kayak. This is a great tour for all ages as no experience is necessary. Have a choice of double or single kayaks for this tour. Your tour will end back at the dock you left from.

$40 Water Sports

Hilton Head Island Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

Meet at Palmetto Bay Marina at your selected departure time to embark on this tour. Skim through the waters of Broad Creek as your professional tour guide teaches you basic paddle techniques to easily navigate the water. You will also be provided with historical and wildlife knowledge of Hilton Head Island. You will paddle through a rich ecosystem of saltwater marshlands observing many indigenous species of bird wildlife such as: the brown pelican, egrets, herons, osprey, bald eagles and many more. Also, don't be surprised if you see some Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins! No experience is necessary for this tour as all levels of experience are welcomed. We will return to the marina 1 hour after your departure time.