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Water, water everywhere… what should we do first during our vacation?Take a nature cruise and see our indigenous dolphins up close and personal. A day never goes by when they aren’t popping up just off-shore in the Atlantic Ocean, Calibogue Sound, Port Royal Sound, Broad Creek, or Skull Creek. Or take a kayak tour and make eye contact with these magnificent marine mammals.

Go wave-running, waterskiing, or parasailing. Wave-runners are built to hold from one to three people, so even youngsters can hop a fast ride across the sound with Mom and Dad. Ski boat captains know where to find water as smooth as glass … we call it the shark hole because it’s deep and it adds to the adventure, but water-skiers have seldom encountered a shark. Parasailers can float above our local waters alone or in pairs, depending on combined weight. Either way, it’s a sight Fishingto be seen. Dipping is optional, so be nice to the captain.

Go fish! Board a party boat or charter one and toss a line into the water inshore or offshore. Common catches include cobia, mackerel, flounder, shark, tarpon, and barracuda. Captains promote catch and release, but the crews will clean good-eatin’ fish; dockside restaurants will cook it up and serve it on a plate. For more information click: Hilton Head Fishing

Sail away, sail away, sail away by boarding one of the many masted vessels that cater to visitors for nature or sunset cruises. Most marinas have sailboat captains that offer lessons. For those who know the difference between a jib and a mainsail, rent your own and calmly cruise the intracoastal waterways surrounding the island. For those who need speed, power boat rentals are readily available at the same marinas. For more information click: Boat Rentals

Hilton Island Island MapA perfect family vacation may include time away from each other … especially from the parental units. Hilton Head Island has kids’ camps galore that offer week-long, day-long, or half-day activities for children of all ages. For more information click: Kids Camps

For landlubbers, biking is a favorite pastime on the island … especially riding the beach at low tide and with the wind. The island also has miles and miles of leisure trails which minimize competition with vehicular traffic. Our flat landscape makes biking a fun and healthy activity for visitors of all ages. Bike rental companies deliver to the front door of your vacation rental property. Most rent bikes and kiddy carts for about $25 per week. They always include locks; helmets on request.

This page has covered just a smattering of activities available on Hilton Head Island. US Airways Magazine published a great recap of our local arts and threater offerings at For a more activities with contact information, click: Hilton Head Activities

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