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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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.
Named the #1 Family Resort in the United States by Travel + Leisure Family, Palmetto Dunes 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 tennis or pickleball courts, kayak, canoe, bike, take a surf lesson, board a fishing charter and much more.
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.
Join us on one of our family-friendly boat tours: The award-winning Mermaid Encounter Tour, Dolphin Experience Tour, Sunset Dolphin Cruise, or in November and December, our Elf Expedition Tour. You can also become a Mermaid with our Turn Into a Mermaid Experience & Photoshoot. Also be sure to check out our children's books and other retail at the Hilton Head Harbor Marina.
Our tour is a definite family pleaser and trip highlight. We are located in Broad Creek Marina, and offer an exciting guided boat tour of the area. Drive a two-person catamaran and enjoy over two hours of skiffing calm creeks, spotting a variety of wildlife along the way, like dolphins, eagles and more. You won’t regret it! Book online or call for reservations.
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 the schedule. Prices, 12 & up-$22, 2-11-$12, under 2 are free.
Experience luxurious Caribbean-style yacht chartering right here on Hilton Head. We offer exciting day, and elegant evening cruises. Day guests will enjoy exotic water toys including a SeaBob and a self-propelled hydrofoil Fliteboard, meanwhile, you can relax with a cocktail and your favorite gourmet luncheon. Night cruisers choose an evening dinner theme and work with our executive chef and charter concierge to plan every detail. French and Caribbean are just some of the popular themes. Reserve your charter today and experience all that the yachting world has to offer.
Sea Monkeys Watersports 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!
DOLPHINS guaranteed on our Boat Tours or Kayak with us in the most consistent dolphin feeding areas on Hilton Head! Maybe choose our Family Shark Fishing Adventure! Sure, there are many companies to choose from but not many that have been here for 20 years with such a repeat guest following. Dave and the crew are here to show you and your family a great Hilton Head experience. You won't find a more knowledgable or experienced staff on the island. Conveniently located at Broad Creek Marina, about 15 minutes from most anywhere on the island.
Board the Vagabond and join the crew as they travel south through Calibogue Sound to the head waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, help spot the Atlantic Bottlenosed Dophin as they swim, play and chase fish with the tide. All trips are narrated by a naturalist captain and dolphin sightings are guaranteed!
Come aboard Hilton Head Island’s express cruise to historic Savannah! Travel through the IntraCoastal Waterway as we journey to the heart of Savannah on River Street. The best way to experience Savannah is with our discounted Old Savannah Trolley Tour Tickets! The Spirit features both inside and outside seating along with a full bar. Cruise in comfort! The time is roughly 1-hour 45-minutes to and from Hilton Head allowing 4-hours in Savannah.
See Savannah From The Water’s View! Enjoy refreshing river breezes on our sightseeing tour, savor rich flavors of the South during our luncheon cruise, relish in a Southern brunch tradition, engage in cultural entertainment, experience fun filled dinners and romantic sunsets.
You will navigate the waters of Hilton Head in style on a unique racing boat that is exclusive to Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours. Not only fast and dry, but comfortable and easy to drive. Each tour starts with detailed instructions on boater operation and safety before embarkation. You will follow a professional local guide on a 2.5 hour 30+ mile journey focusing on wildlife viewing, which includes dolphin encounters, wading birds, sea otters, bald eagles and a touch of history. Each boat will have a cooler with bottled water and an area to place personal belongings. A thrilling boat experience as well as slow paced wildlife encounters. Its an adventure you will never forget!
Island Head is Hilton Head Island’s premier water adventure company. They offer a wide variety of tours from parasailing, guided kayak tours, a kayak club, guided paddle board tours, pontoon boat rentals, Daufuskie Island day trips with golf cart rentals, private Daufuskie Island ferries, and private sunset cruises. Island Head is located at Hilton Head Harbor. Come make memories with Island Head!