You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love the sun on their shoulders and the wind in their hair! Hilton Head Island is the best place to enjoy just that. If you’re looking for a fun, fresh-air activity but hunger is hitting hard, opt for one of the best Hilton Head dinner cruises! Below, we’ve listed our three favorite cruise providers so you don’t have to spend time searching (when you could be noshing). For a complete list of local recommendations, be sure to access our complimentary Vacation Guide to the Bluffton-Hilton Head area!
Sail, Sip, and Savor on These Hilton Head Dinner Cruises
Sea Pines Preserve isn’t just the home of The RBC Heritage and a fabulous Hilton Head museum—it’s also where you can enjoy supper at sea! If you’re already planning on enjoying an afternoon exploring this historic area, a Vagabond Cruise should be on your evening itinerary. Hit the Harbour Town Lighthouse, then head down to the dock and climb aboard the Spirit of Harbour Town and enjoy a sunset, fireworks, or special holiday dinner cruise. Depending on the season and type of dinner cruise you choose, expect to pay between $70 and $80 for your night on the Harbour.
Salty Dog Happy Hour Cruises
Hop aboard the Salty Dog (a 63-foot Catamaran) if you wish to cruise the Calibogue Sound while munching on your favorite seafaring snacks! Of course, it wouldn’t be a happy hour cruise without some landlubber-approved libations. Try one of the Salty Dog’s five Moscow Mule variations, then order a tasty appetizer like the beer-steamed island shrimp. This boat boasts a full-service galley kitchen and bar, so your favorite maritime morsels will come to you as fresh as possible. This is one happy hour you’ll never forget! Be sure to arrive 30 minutes to an hour earlier than your scheduled Salty Dog cruise.
Other Fun Ways to Earn Your Sea Legs on Hilton Head
Want to get out on the water but already have dinner plans at one of Hilton Head’s best restaurants? Opt for a sunset cruise instead! There’s nothing finer than watching the sky burst into beautiful hues of orange, red, pink, and purple from the gentle ocean. Vagabond Cruises and Island Explorer Dolphin and Nature Tours both offer fantastic sunset cruises!
One more unforgettable way to see the sights is to embark on a Hilton Head dolphin cruise! Though Bottlenose dolphins are a common sight aboard one of these cruises, visitors often spot several other coastal creatures, too. Be on the lookout for leaping fish, birds of prey, egrets, pelicans, and otter! Several companies offer wildlife-spotting trips off the coast of Hilton Head. We recommend trying Island Explorer Dolphin and Nature Tours, Dolphin Discoveries Hilton Head, or Dolphin Seafari Hilton Head.
Whether you have dinner on land or a Hilton Head dinner cruise, you have a gorgeous, uniquely decorated room waiting for you back at Old Town Bluffton Inn! Treat your taste buds to some fine Southern cuisine, then settle into your plush bed and silky sheets for a peaceful slumber just minutes away from Hilton Head Island. Wake up the next morning feeling refreshed and head down to our lobby for complimentary pastries, teas, and other breakfast bites! Then, for lunch, simply stroll through the Promenade to discover an array of fabulous Bluffton restaurants. No matter how you choose to see the sights of the Lowcountry, reserving a room at Old Town Bluffton Inn is the first step toward achieving an unforgettable trip.