Enjoying the outdoors reduces stress, increases self-esteem and boosts creativity. By Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head Over the course of my career as a kayak guide and instructor, I have taken tens of thousands of people out on the water. Some are outdoor enthusiasts comfortable with the environment, while many others are enjoying an outdoor… Read More…
Family Fun in Hilton Head, SC
Get behind a boat with Outside Hilton Head! 3, 4 and 5 hour custom private trips that are guaranteed to be a total blast! Your USCG licensed Captain will lead your group to our favorite calm water ski grounds. Once there you can choose to Water Ski, Wakeboard, Kneeboard or Tube. All equipment is on board! No experience is necessary, our certified Captains provide instruction for all skill levels. Reserve today, these popular trips fill up fast!
From Shelter Cove Harbour, directly across from Palmetto Dunes Resort, Captain Mark presents Dolphin Watch Nature Cruises on board the excursion vessel E/V Holiday. Convenient mid-island location just 10 minutes from anywhere. No gate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule and reservations.
Guided trail rides through the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve for adults and kids 8 & older. Pony rides for children 7 & under. Visit goats, pigs, miniature donkeys, bunnies, and Callie the deer at our FREE small animal farm! 7 days a week. International Riding Academy and Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center.
Captain Sonny has provided dolphin & nature tours since 1985. Our USCG captains are knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife you will see along the trip. We create a family friendly atmosphere for everyone from 0-101! See our website for scheduling. Prices, 12 & up-$18, 2-11-$9, under 2 are free.
The Sandbox is a non-profit, hands-on interactive museum filled with unique entertaining, and educational play areas including a ship, international airport with a plane, Loggerhead Sandcastle, construction zone, bank, kitchen, arts and crafts and more.
Enjoy a full or one-half day (morning or afternoon) out on the water with family and friends on a safe, comfortable and spacious GPS guided pontoon boat. Captain your own eco tour as dolphins frolic near the boat and aquatic birds soar overhead or head over to Daufuskie Island for lunch and a land tour. Boats launch from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort. Call 843-812-9292 for available discounts.
Sea Monkeys is the place to be when you want to have some Wave-runner fun! We offer 3 different riding areas to best accommodate you for weather, tides, and personal needs with each trip an hour and 15 minutes long. We are nicely tucked away in Skull Creek and merely a few minutes away from Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. This makes our little niche of paradise hard to beat anywhere else on the Island. Dolphin sightings are almost daily and the richness of our Low Country nature and wildlife is unbelievable! Get ready for a great time and even a little workout, but you won’t regret it when you’re done! (843) 842-4754.
The Coastal Discovery Museum offers programs, activities, and exhibits year-round to make learning about Hilton Head and other sea islands an enjoyable experience for island visitors and residents alike.
Dolphins guaranteed! Come aboard the Gypsy for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Learn more about these friendly creatures and the behavior patterns that are unique to the dolphins of this area. You’ll be able to sit in comfort and enjoy a cold drink or snack in the sun or shade as we show you the sights.
We specialize in family portraits with Hilton Head Island’s beautiful beaches as our backdrop. Whether a family of four or a group of 44, our 15 years of experience provide a seamless and fun beach photography session and portraits to cherish for years to come. We offer Hi-Res Images from your session that are fully retouched for all your printing needs.
The Training Facility at the local chapter of The First Tee is affordable and accessible to everyone every day. The site includes a 320-yard driving range, two USGA practice greens, a 6-hole par three course and a 9-hole disc golf course. Visit us at 151 Gumtree Road or call 843-686-2680 for more information.
From the helicopter you get a unique perspective and a whole new feel for the Lowcountry. You’ll see miles of beaches and meandering creeks teeming with wildlife. Fly over the beautiful Harbour Town Marina and even the Lighthouse! Take in a multitude of islands and even see a Civil War Fort. This is great fun for all ages from infants to seniors. Celebrate an anniversary, engagement, or even a birthday. This attraction will ensure memories for a lifetime and allow you to check one off the bucket list! Helicopter flights are very smooth and pilots encourage you to bring a camera to capture such a memorable experience.
Cruise the Lowcountry in style! Come explore Hilton Head and the surrounding areas in a Polaris Slingshot. These exotic cars are open, unencumbered by windows, doors, or a roof. Experience the freedom of the open road while taking in all the beautiful scenery the Lowcountry has to offer! The Slingshot is a unique roadster that connects driver and passenger to the sights, sounds, and smells of the scenic Lowcountry area. From first ignition, the only thing you’ll want is more. Every push of the pedal strips away the elements that restrict you from enjoyment, excitement, and freedom. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is how far the road will take you.
Do you have what it takes to escape? Your team is locked in one of our themed rooms, where you will follow evidence, search for clues, work puzzles, solve problems, open locks and work together to escape before your time expires. Book in advance for an experience that is fun for the whole family.
Named the #1 Family Resort in the United States by Travel + Leisure Family, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers the ultimate family-fun experience! Ride the waves and build sand castles on miles of SC beaches, play golf on three championship courses, volley up a great time at one of our 25 tennis courts, kayak, canoe, bike, attend surf camp, board a fishing charter and much more. Call (888) 322-9091 or book online at www.PalmettoDunes.com.
52 Gateway Circle | Hilton Head Island | 843-505-7182
232 South Sea Pines Drive | Hilton Head Island | 843-363-2900
The Old Casino Building (red brick) | St. Simons Island, GA | 800-933-2627
190 Greenwood Drive | Hilton Head Island | 843-671-2586
Dock C, Shelter Cove Harbour | Hilton Head Island | 843-785-4558
Hilton Head Island | 843-683-6883
Hilton Head Island Family Fun
Hilton Head Island is the perfect place for things to do and have family fun! Spend the day at the beach or explore the island on a nature tour. Visit a museum or an animal farm with a petting zoo and pony rides. Enjoy the laughter at kid’s activities. Dolphin watch or go fishing, kayaking, biking, sailing, or simply lounge around a pool for relaxing quality time. Discover the ultimate family vacation on Hilton Head Island!
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April is a great time to have fun on the golf course and on the sidelines at the RBC Heritage. By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort 1. Play golf. The word “play” means to entertain yourself and to have fun. There’s no better way to do that than to get engaged in the game of golf…. Read More…
This season, don’t miss the new pickleball programming at Palmetto Dunes. There is little doubt that Hilton Head had a tough winter, but spring is upon us and with it comes new pickleball programming. At Palmetto Dunes, our round robin play is the hallmark of our programming. In 2018, we will augment our daily… Read More…
Foxes have been found in folklore and fables for hundreds of years. They are represented as cunning, wise, adaptable and at times treacherous. All of these attributes make them a well fitted resident of our South Carolina Lowcountry. The red fox, Vulpes vulpes, is the largest of the true foxes and spread through many areas… Read More…
Interested in taking a day trip to Savannah, GA? Are you an art lover? Than it’s well worth the 45 minute drive to the Hostess City of the South. And, the City Market region of Savannah is the perfect place to enjoy a bustling art scene. Historic City Market is the “Art & Soul of… Read More…