What Are the Best Hilton Head Island Boat Tours?

The sun is out. The weather is warm. The skies are blue. What better way to enjoy the beautiful day than by getting out on the water? Make lasting memories with your loved ones on one of the best Hilton Head Island boat tours! Read on to learn more about the different options. Then, be sure to check out our complimentary 7-day itinerary for more travel planning ideas to consider during your stay. 

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6 of the Best Hilton Head Island Boat Tours 

Whether you want to travel to Savannah, spot dolphins, or enjoy a romantic evening with your sweetheart, we have suggestions for every occasion! 

1. Backwater Cat Adventures 

Explore the backwaters of Hilton Head on a Backwater Cat Adventures boat tour! These excursions allow you to drive your own two-seater boats while their experience guides lead the way. Indulge your inner adventurer when you embark on one of their tours. 

2. Island Explorer 

Perfect for kids, Island Explorer offers a variety of dolphin, nature, and beachcombing tours that everyone can enjoy. Embark on a journey looking for dolphins. Cross through the Broad Creek salt marshes and spend some time beachcombing on the remote Vanishing Island. Or opt for a romantic sunset cruise. 

3. Vagabond Cruise 

Vagabond Cruise covers a wide variety of interests. This excursion cruise operator is located under the lighthouse in Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Some of their trips include: 

  • Dolphin Cruises
  • America’s Cup Sailing
  • Savannah Day Cruise
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Crabbing Expedition
  • & more

4. Outside Hilton Head 

Not only does Outside Hilton Head offer boating tours, but they also offer private family adventures, watercraft rentals, private fishing excursions, kayak & paddleboard trips, and more!

5. Pirates of Hilton Head 

All aboard the Black Dagger! We can’t think of a more exciting adventure for your kids. Pirates of Hilton Head transforms the entire experience so that you and the little ones can feel immersed in the pirate lifestyle. Get your pirate name, learn to talk like a pirate, and hunt for lost treasure. The kids even get face paint, “tattoos,” and a sash for style. 

6. The Daufuskie Difference Ferry 

Experience the best of Daufuskie Island on the Daufuskie Difference Ferry Tour! Learn about The Bloody Point Lighthouse, The African Baptist Church, Mary Fields School, and many other interesting sights along the way. 


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