Hilton Head Island is the perfect spot to bring your family for things to do because the infinite ways to keep them entertained are equally fun for adults. Play at the beach, explore the museums or an animal farm with a petting zoo and pony rides. From dolphin watching to waverunners, charter fishing and kayaking or simply enjoying the pool – there is no shortage of family fun on Hilton Head 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!
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 scheduling. Prices, 12 & up-$20, 2-11-$10, under 2 are free.
Atomic VR Arcade is an exciting and immersive experience for everyone 8 years of age and over. With four VR gaming stations available, you can play with your friends and family, play with others around the world online, or take on your own battles. Become immersed in a virtual reality video gaming world; with many games and options available, the experiences are endless! 38 Gateway Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Sea Monkeys 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!
From the helicopter you get a unique perspective and a whole new feel for the Lowcountry. You'll see miles of beaches and meandering creeks teeming with wildlife. Fly over the beautiful Harbour Town Marina and even the Lighthouse! Take in a multitude of islands and even see a Civil War Fort. This is great fun for all ages from infants to seniors. Celebrate an anniversary, engagement, or even a birthday. This attraction will ensure memories for a lifetime and allow you to check one off the bucket list! Helicopter flights are very smooth and pilots encourage you to bring a camera to capture such a memorable experience.
We offer Mermaid Boat Tours, Mermaid Experience & Photo Shoots, Mermaid U Swim School, children's books, and other retail in our mermaid store. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime. The Mermaid of Hilton Head - Conservation, Education and making dreams come true!
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. Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours offers both a thrilling boat experience as well as slow paced wildlife encounters. Its an adventure you will never forget!
Get behind a boat with Outside Hilton Head! 3, 4 and 5 hour custom private trips that are guaranteed to be a total blast! Your USCG licensed Captain will lead your group to our favorite calm water ski grounds. Once there you can choose to Water Ski, Wakeboard, Kneeboard or Tube. All equipment is on board! No experience is necessary, our certified Captains provide instruction for all skill levels. Reserve today, these popular trips fill up fast!
“Guided trail rides through the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve for adults and kids 8 & older. Pony rides for children 7 & under. Visit the goats, pigs, miniature donkeys, bunnies, and Callie the deer at our FREE small animal farm! Open 7 days a week. Home of the International Riding Academy and the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center.”
Experience dolphins and nature up close on our Two Hour Dolphin Encounter. Search for sand dollars on our Vanishing Island Expedition™. Relax with the dolphins on our Sunset Cruise. Our 1-Hour Discovery Experience is the perfect way to introduce youngsters to the Lowcountry waters - calm and affordable. Our fleet includes three custom-built 27-foot USCG inspected vessels each certified for up to twelve passengers - room for the whole family, but maintaining an intimate experience. Come see why Island Explorer has been voted the #1 Dolphin Tour on Hilton Head Island year after year.
Dolphins guaranteed! Come aboard the Gypsy for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Learn more about these friendly creatures and the behavior patterns that are unique to the dolphins of this area. You’ll be able to sit in comfort and enjoy a cold drink or snack in the sun or shade as we show you the sights.
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.
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.
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.
The Sandbox is a non-profit, hands-on interactive museum filled with unique entertaining, and educational play areas including a ship, international airport with a plane, Loggerhead Sandcastle, construction zone, bank, kitchen, arts and crafts and more.
From Shelter Cove Harbour, Captain Mark presents Dolphin Watch Nature Cruises on board the excursion vessel “Holiday” and Let’s Go Crabbing on board the crabbing boat “Crabber J II”. Both Boats berthed at, Dock C, Shelter Cove Harbour, directly across from Palmetto Dunes Resort.
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