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Guided Paddle Board Tour

Come experience a nature walk on the water with guided kayak tours! Glide through the waters of Skull Creek as your tour guide enriches your mind with historical and wildlife knowledge of HHI. Paddle through the rich ecosystem of our salt-water marshlands observing many indigenous species of bird wild life such as:

  • the brown pelican
  • egrets
  • herons
  • osprey
  • bald eagles and many more.

Get up close and personal with our beloved Atlantic Bottle Nose Dolphins! Hilton Head is home to over 100 local dolphins, living here year round, and is also a pit stop on the migratory path for these spectacular mammals. Don’t be surprised to see these curious creatures swimming right alongside your kayak! This tour is great for all ages! No experience necessary!

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Towels
  • Water


1 hour and 30 minutes

Here’s a satisfied customer:

“My wife and I did the Introduction to Stand Up Paddle board. It was an outstanding experience. Neither of us had every done any SUP before, but both had a great time. Fun and enjoyable. Charmaine was an excellent instructor, very experienced and knowledgeable. Her expert guidance had us out on the water in enjoying the day without any issues.” ★★★★★

– David Feiner, Google Reviews

Guided Kayak Tour

This two-hour kayaking tour is paced for intermediate, novice and younger paddlers alike. It’s an easy moving trip will take you through the maze of tidal creeks that wrap around uninhabited hammock islands. An experienced local guide will lead your group through these beautiful coastal waterways, taking time to talk about the natural surroundings. Marsh tours provide the chance to see:

  • Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtles
  • American Wood Storks
  • oysters
  • local waterfowl

The Marsh Kayaking Tours are available throughout the day during the summer months. Reservations must be made at least 2 hours in advance in order to secure your boats.

They suggest booking the morning tour for cooler air and glassier waters during the heat of the summer. If a more adventurous tour tickles your fancy, then the 3-hour Marsh Kayak Tour is for you! If you are looking for a later trip check out our Twilight Kayak Tour.

Here’s what the people are saying:

“My family and I went on the 2 hour guided kayak nature tour and loved it. Bridget was our guide and she shared her knowledge and love for her native Hilton Head. The kayaking was fun and a good workout. We saw a variety of birds, lots of oysters and crabs and the highlight of our trip was a beautiful dolphin. The dolphin swam all around us and between our kayaks and was so close that we were able to hear him breathe!” ★★★★★

– Lisa Mays, Google Reviews

“My son treated me to a kayaking experience with Outside Hilton Head. Kevin was our guide. I had never been on a kayak before, so I was a little apprehensive while at the same time excited to try something new. Kevin was encouraging and patient with the group. We had three or four planned stops during our excursion in which he pointed out landmarks, shared some history, explained something about the ecosystem, or told a story. Kevin chatted with his guests and was open to questions. The two-hour adventure was great fun. Being out on the water was peaceful and the nature that surrounded us was beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope to do it again.”★★★★★

– Greg Squyres, Google Reviews Local Guide