Hilton Head Island
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Our most recommended Hilton Head Island Day Trips

  • Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

    1. Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

    Take in breathtaking views only seen by helicopter. Have the chance to see a range of wildlife from dolphins and sharks to sea turtles and manta rays. See Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee Island, and downtown Savannah by air. This flight offers amazing views of the entire island from the north to the southern tip. Choose between 3 options: Ocean View Get views of Folly Field Beach and the Port Royal Sound on an 8-mile loop around the northeast corner of the island. This flight is designed as a discovery flight to experience what it is like to fly in a helicopter. The 8-mile Ocean View loop will take 3-minutes. Beach Cruiser Fly right over the sandy shores of Hilton Head. Depart out of the Hilton Head Airport and head east, right down the busiest beaches on the island. This tour offers great views of Folly Field Beach, Broad Creek, Port Royal Sound, and S...

    Amazing experience. Even more amazing pilot. It was his first time flying, so we all took turns trying to figure out how a helicopter works. It's a lot easier than it looks.

  • Hilton Head Island: High-Flying Parasail Experience

    2. Hilton Head Island: High-Flying Parasail Experience

    Enjoy beautiful views of Daufuskie Island, Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, South Beach Marina, and all the other breathtaking sights the Lowcountry has to offer. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for Hilton Head Island’s famous bottlenose dolphins. Flyers get to take off and land on the flight deck of the 31-foot Ocean Pro parasail boat powered by a diesel Volvo Penta engine. Tandem and triple flights are available based on weather conditions. Flyers also have the option to stay dry or get wet — will you make a splash? Time on board is approximately one hour and 30 minutes with a full boat of 12 passengers. Each flight lasts between 8-10 minutes.

    We had an awesome time. Our crew was so much fun and just treated us so special. It was the first time for several of the kids and they can’t stop talking about it and everybody enjoyed our pictures and why didn’t know where we went because we brag on the cruise so much. We definitely will be back

  • Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

    3. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

    Cruise through stunning intracoastal waterways from Hilton Head Island to Savannah with this round-trip express ferry ticket. Board from inside the Sea Pines Resort, then travel to the city in a comfortable air-conditioned boat. Sit back and admire the view as you sail through old shipping channels. Enjoy over 4 hour in Savannah to explore the city, before heading back to the ferry. On the return trip, benefit from happy hour pricing on selected drinks.

  • Hilton Head Island: 75-Minute Jet Ski Tour

    4. Hilton Head Island: 75-Minute Jet Ski Tour

    Discover Hilton Head on a thrilling 75-minute jet ski adventure. Depart from Palmetto Bay Marina`with your guide and cruise past beautiful mansions, spartina grass, oyster beds, and luxury boats on the way to your free riding area. Once in the designated area, let loose and zoom around on your very own jet ski or simply take in the beautiful surroundings. Try to spot some of Hilton Head's wildlife including dolphins, birds, and the occasional sea turtle.

    This was my second attempt at jetski. Water here was more turbulent. Had fun. Kudos to staff.

  • Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

    5. Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

    Step aboard a former America’s Cup sailing yacht for an afternoon cruise. Discover what it takes to sail a racing yacht as you help the crew, or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. See the sights of the Calibogue Sound and learn about the history of these waters. Have your camera ready as you keep an eye out for dolphins. Drinks and merchandise are available for purchase on board.

    This was a major hi light of our trip to Hilton Head! Captain Peter and his crew, Luke and Taylor, were amazing! They were all so personable and so interested in ensuring our trip exceeded our expectations. It certainly did! I highly recommend this sail for anyone interested in getting a water view of the island.

  • Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Daufuskie Island Ferry

    6. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Daufuskie Island Ferry

    Step back in time with a trip to Daufuskie Island and get a feel for the Low Country. This express ferry service departs from the Sea Pines Resort and arrives in Daufuskie just 30 minutes later, giving you more time to explore. Learn the island’s history from your captain and hear about interesting landmarks and sights to see. Bring your bike on board the ferry at no extra cost, or rent a golf cart on arrival. After exploring the island, hop back on the ferry to return to Hilton Head.

  • Hilton Head Island: Guided Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

    7. Hilton Head Island: Guided Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

    Discover the hidden treasures of Hilton Head Island on this 1-hour stand up paddleboarding tour. Paddle through clear waters, and explore inlets and rivulets entirely inaccessible by boat. See local wildlife, and soak up unbeatable views of pristine beaches and lush greenery. After making your way to the meeting point, learn basic paddleboarding techniques with experienced SUP guides, and get out on the water in no time. Once onboard, explore the warm, calm waterways of Broad Creek, the perfect environment for paddleboarding. During your tour, absorb spectacular views of the South Carolina coastline as you navigate through serene Lowcountry marshes. Encounter a vibrant array of indigenous wildlife, including pelicans, herons, egrets, and manatees. If you’re lucky, you might even spot resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins playing alongside you. This paddleboarding adventure is perfect ...

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What people are saying about Hilton Head Island

This was a major hi light of our trip to Hilton Head! Captain Peter and his crew, Luke and Taylor, were amazing! They were all so personable and so interested in ensuring our trip exceeded our expectations. It certainly did! I highly recommend this sail for anyone interested in getting a water view of the island.

Amazing experience. Even more amazing pilot. It was his first time flying, so we all took turns trying to figure out how a helicopter works. It's a lot easier than it looks.

This was my second attempt at jetski. Water here was more turbulent. Had fun. Kudos to staff.

Tyler was great tour guide he made the experience very fun! And he’s funny :)

Good experience. Need to improve the travel map of the island