Whether you’re into wakeboarding or surfing, swimming or fishing, parasailing or boating you’ll find it all here in Hilton Head Island. Watersports are some of the most popular pass times at all of the beautiful beaches of Hilton Head Island. Both on top of the water and down below, Hilton Head Island offers an array of popular and exciting watersports throughout the year to keep visitors cool.
If you’re not up for an active adventure, Hilton Head Island also offers a unique mix of activities along the water that are not highly intense such as surf fishing or dolphin gazing. Along the coastline, there’s so much to see and do in Hilton Head Island. Consider any one of these popular watersports to keep you cool on your next vacation to Hilton Head Island:
Kayaking: A popular watersport that’s always fun, kayaking the rivers and the intercoastal waterways of Hilton Head Island can a great way to see the area. Many kayak rental options are available and you’ll also find guided tours that will take you up through the marshes and inlets of Hilton Head Island. Drop a line, watch as the occasional bottle nose dolphin pops up above the waters and experience the great waters of Hilton Head Island.
Fishing: Whether from a charter boat, canoe, kayak or from the shore, fishing is a great way to spend the day in Hilton Head Island. Anglers can expect to catch white flounder, snapper, grouper and a variety of other species in the area both inshore and offshore.
Surfing: Whether you’re an avid surfer or you’ve never caught a wave before in your life, there’s a spot for you here in Hilton Head Island. Rentals are available for those who do not have their own surf boards and equipment and for inexperienced surfers, there’s even a surf school that offers both private and group surf lessons.
Parasailing: At Hilton Head Island, a day at the beach just got a little more interesting! Parasailing is a popular watersport that takes visitors up above the sea for a bird’s eye view of the beach. You’ll fly high above the Atlantic Ocean attached to a parachute that is pulled by a boat below. A truly memorable way to see the area.
Jet Skiing: If you’re ready for some real action, jet skiing is one popular watersport that will keep you coming back to Hilton Head Island again and again. Jet ski rentals are available along Hilton Head beaches as well as many of the inlets to licensed renters over the age of 18.
Paddle Boarding: For those looking for a more relaxed way to head out on the water, paddle boarding is the way to go. As you stand on the paddle board and head out into the beautiful waters of Hilton Head or Bluffton, pay close attention to the beautiful nature in the area. It’s not uncommon to see dolphins, sea birds, and even the occasional turtle in the waters as you paddle your way up the coast.
Windsurfing: For adventurous vacationers, windsurfing in Hilton Head Island is the ideal way for visitors to take part in some coastal adventure. Stay cool and have fun as you catch a wave and the wind lifts you up as many as 15 feet in the air—this watersport is definitely not for the faint at heart.
Dolphin Excursions: For Hilton Head Island visitors who would prefer to stay dry while enjoying the beautiful waters off the coast, dolphin excursions provide an excellent way to see nature and explore in a more relaxed environment. Guided tours take vacationers through the marinas to see local bottle nose dolphins frolic and play in the warm coastal waters.
Skiing and Wakeboarding: Together, these two popular watersports will surely add to the excitement of any Hilton Head Island getaway. Whether you rent a boat or head out with a group, waterskiing and wakeboarding is a great way to spend the day in the water. Various rental companies can be found at the local marinas offering equipment rentals for these popular water activities.
Swimming: Of course, one of the best ways to stay cool while visiting the beautiful beaches of Hilton Head Island is to take a dip in the coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean. There’s plenty of surf and sea to enjoy along the 12 mile stretch of beach we all know as Hilton Head Island.
With so many watersports and activities to enjoy throughout Hilton Head Island, staying cool and having fun is just the beginning! Whether you spend the day exploring the shoreline or you head out on a deep sea fishing charter, you’re sure to be delighted with the great water activities that are offered in Hilton Head Island.