When you visit Hilton Head Island, you'll find no shortage of thrilling outdoor activities to participate in all year long. Whether you're planning to spend time teeing off on one of more than 30 golf courses or you're interested in exploring nature trails, Hilton Head has it all. Located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, this barrier island is surrounded by beautiful marshland, the perfect setting for a kayak trip.
If you're looking for something unique to do during your vacation, try kayaking on Hilton Head to explore the Lowcountry through a different perspective. Sightsee the lagoons of the inner coastal waters or brave the ocean when you rent a kayak or join a kayaking tour! As you begin to research your trip to Hilton Head, don't forget to request your copy of our complimentary HHI Vacation Guide! To help you have the trip of a lifetime, we compiled a guide to our favorite places to dine, drink, shop, and more.
3 Best Kayaking Tours on Hilton Head Island
Kayak Hilton Head
Kayak Hilton Head has consistently provided tours in the Broad Creek estuary for over 20 years. Whether you're looking to embark on a guided Hilton Head kayak tour or you're just interested in renting the equipment for the day, this company can help you out.
They offer two-hour guided dolphin tours in the gentle waters of the Broad Creek which make for the perfect family-friendly experience. During the summer months, you can choose to go on a fireworks tour, which will take place on Tuesday evenings when the Shelter Cove fireworks show takes place.
Insider Tip: Kayak Hilton Head tours are the perfect choice if you have never kayaked before and are looking to experience the gentler side of Hilton Head.
Saltmarsh Paddle Tours
If you're looking for a standard, two-hour kayaking tour through some of the most beautiful areas of Hilton Head Island, then you should sign up with Saltmarsh Paddle Tours.
This company offers several tour times throughout the morning, afternoon, and evening to give you the experience you're looking for. On Tuesdays in the summer, they also offer an 8:30 pm tour time to view the Shelter Cove fireworks from the water.
Insider Tip: Saltmarsh Paddle Tours also offer stand-up paddleboat rentals which make for a great full-body workout!
Outside Hilton Head
One of the premier outdoor sports companies on the island, Outside Hilton Head, offers an abundance of exploration options for visitors and locals alike. You can choose from several Hilton Head kayak tours, including a full moon tour, the Outback tour, which brings you to the company's private island, and even kayak fishing!
If you're thinking about trying a different water activity, Outside Hilton Head also offers standup paddleboarding tours and yoga classes. If you're bringing the little ones along, try one of their excursions like the Living Sandbar Experience, where you'll have the chance to get out of the kayak and do some shell hunting.
Insider Tip: Kayak fishing is a LOT of fun, but it requires a mix of patience and awareness (so you don't tip your kayak and have a bad day!) so make sure you're up for the task before signing up for it.
Enjoy Your Stay With Beach Properties of Hilton Head
After a long day of enjoying one of these Hilton Head kayak tours, you'll need a comfortable place to rest your head. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has everything you need to make your trip unforgettable. Each of our rentals offers pool access and are situated near restaurants, bars, shops, and more. Whether you're traveling as a couple or with a large group, we've got the perfect property for you! We even offer some pet-friendly rentals.
So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your stay today!