Greatest. May River Summer. Ever.


There are many ways to step up your summer game and have a brilliant vacation.  Although there are endless options – you can’t let another summer go by without venturing out to the vibrant little village of Bluffton for the world’s best eco-adventure.


It is considered to be the “heart of the lowcountry” and the May River is the heart and soul of Bluffton.  Warm weather comes early here and the river is calling.  Take an eco-tour with May River Expeditions offered through the Coastal Discovery Museum to study up close and personal the creatures that make their home in the salt water and and salt marsh.


Outside Palmetto Bluff, the home of all things aquatic in the Bluffton area, provides adventures for everyone  – novice or experienced.   For kayakers, the guided May River History Paddle is a delightful way to spend time on a beautiful May day learning about the history of the Bluffton area.


For the “do it yourself folks”, rent a kayak to explore the river and tidal creeks, enjoying  some quiet time with herons and egrets.  They’ll be observing you from the sky and the riverbank. The May River is a fishing paradise, and the crabbing season opens in May and runs through October.  Water skiing and stand up paddleboarding are favorite river fun for those who enjoy being in the water!


Jessie Renew, Director of Marketing for Outside Hilton Head, Outside Palmetto Bluff and Outside Daufuskie, says “Many of our visitors want custom experiences and adventures, and we can easily combine them – kayaking, fishing, crabbing, stand up paddleboarding, boating, waterskiing, beachcombing – departing from our docks at Palmetto Bluff.   There are endless ways to spend a memorable day on the May River.

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Want the greatest May River Summer ever? Enjoy the arts and dining in Bluffton  and save some time to explore the May River. Summer is the time to buy new swim suits, stock up on sunscreen and head up the lazy river. See y’all there!