Looking to explore the Lowcountry’s sweeping marshlands by boat? Climb aboard one of these fantastic Hilton Head boat tours. The island is abundant in wildlife and scenery. Trek out to the Atlantic for an exciting dolphin tour or unwind with a glass of wine on one of Hilton Head’s premier dinner cruises. Hilton Head offers several excursions! Whether you’re searching for a tranquil evening at sea or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, our little piece of heaven is sure to provide. Want to discover more fun things to do on Hilton Head? Access our complimentary Vacation Guide for more tips and recommendations!
The Best Boat Tours in Hilton Head
This dolphin-seeking tour allows you to get up close and personal with Bottlenose dolphins. Unlike large, crowded boat tours, Dolphin Discoveries only allows six passengers per trip, so you won’t be fighting for a photo op as you spot dolphins swimming in the distance. In fact, you won’t have a problem spotting them at all. When the captain arrives at a prime dolphin-viewing location, he’ll turn off the boat and let the magic happen. If you’re lucky enough, the friendly dolphins will get so close to the boat that you can hear them breathe as they surface. If you’re searching for an exclusive dolphin tour on Hilton Head, be sure to give Dolphin Discoveries a try.
Bluewater Adventure is perfect for those who want the privacy of a boat rental and the educational aspects of a guided tour. Buckle into one of their 2-seat mini catamarans and sail through the waterway, only stopping for manatees and snacks. Never operated a boat before? Don’t fret! The experts at Bluewater Adventure won’t leave you out at sea. You’ll want to arrive 30 minutes early for a complete overview of how to operate the vessel. Once you’re ready, follow the tour guide for an exciting trip around Hilton Head.
Island Time Charters
Captain Megan has something for everyone at Island Time Charters. Want to whisk your special someone away for a romantic night on the water? Schedule a sunset cruise and gaze out at the oranges and purples of a signature Lowcountry sunset. Glide through the Intercoastal Waterway and do some shopping on the cobblestone streets when you opt for Island Time’s Savannah Cruise. Or, if you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll love the Water Sports Cruise. On this adventure, Captain Megan takes you out to the perfect wakeboarding or water skiing spot. There, you can spend the day cutting up the water!
Island Explorer is one of Hilton Head’s oldest and most popular dolphin and nature tours. The tour boasts three different vessels and some of the best captains the East Coast has to offer. Book a Vanishing Island Expedition and skim the salt marsh for sand dollars and starfish. On each tour, you’ll get up close and personal with the local marine life. Be sure to have your camera ready!
Shaking off your sea legs can be difficult. After your Hilton Head boat tour, come back to life on land at Old Town Bluffton Inn! Stay in Room 206, where you can pull back the designer drapes to let the light in and immerse yourself in the beauty of the mossy-oak Lowcountry. You’ll love daydreaming about your adventures at sea from the comfort of your breezy, second-floor suite! Then, head down to the lobby each morning for complimentary breakfast bites and a selection of local teas. You’ll be just minutes away from exploring even more things to do on beautiful Hilton Head Island!