Hilton Head Water Sports & Activities

It’s Always Waves of Fun on Hilton Head Island

The waters that surround Hilton Head Island and Bluffton are not only pristine and beautiful, but they’re also some of the warmest on the Eastern Seaboard—perfect for all your Hilton Head favorite water sports.

The warm water season lasts a long time on Hilton Head Island and canoeing and kayaking through the sounds and wetlands are enjoyable ways to experience the Lowcountry spirit. Outside Hilton Head headquarters, at Shelter Cove Plaza, provides water sports equipment and instructions, and a store stocked with top apparel brands. If stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is appealing, then the calm waters of the May River, in Bluffton, offer a pleasant water adventure – even SUP yoga is available through Outside Palmetto Bluff!

Hilton Head Outfitters, at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, offers surfing and waterskiing lessons and Sea Monkey Watersports rents jet skis for a breezy day on the water.  Dolphin tours with Island Explorer provide a close-to-nature exploration.  The little ones enjoy the excitement of chasing Stinky Pete the Pirate through Calibogue Sound on the Pirates of Hilton Head adventure, and parasailing high over the shoreline with H2O Sports is a heart-pounding experience for the fearless. For a delightful end to a fun-filled Hilton Head Island day, board the FLYING CIRCUS catamaran for a relaxing sunset sail.

Clean, wide beaches and warm waters wait for you on Hilton Head Island.

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