Have the Best Adventure with These 5 Hilton Head Water Sports

Sunshine and water sports are an unbeatable duo, and Hilton Head offers plenty of both! If it’s fun and involves the beach, you can find it here. Get the most out of your vacation with these exciting Hilton Head water sports.


Kayaking Hilton Head is one of the best ways to see the island, whether you’re exploring Harbor River, or paddling the Calibogue Sound. Local companies offer tours, lessons and more. Try your hand at kayak fishing, take a dolphin tour with the Coastal Discovery Museum, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the water. One of the most popular Hilton Head water sports, kayaking the local waterways is hard to top. Go kayaking at day or by moonlight, guided or on your own; Outside Hilton Head offers all that and much more. Sign up for a Kayak Tour of Jarvis Creek through the Coastal Discovery Museum, and see not only the local dolphin population but the other fascinating native wildlife.

Standup Paddleboarding

The SUP craze is alive and well in Hilton Head! Beautiful scenery makes for the perfect backdrop for this popular self-propelled water sport. There’s a good chance that you’ll paddle right by a group of dolphins, or spot herons and other shore birds. Imagine the serenity of calm waters, stunning sunsets, and nothing but you, your paddle and your board. Rent a paddleboard or sign up for a tour through Forest Beach Surf and Cycle.


Don’t let the popularity of other Hilton Head water sports overshadow the waves you can catch! If you’re new to the sport, you'll find Forest Beach Surf and Cycle not only rents boards but it also offers surf lessons.


Get the best view around when you go parasailing! Easily the most exciting of all Hilton Head water sports, parasailing gets you out and above the waters off of Hilton Head, for a view and thrill you won’t easily forget. Visit Sky Pirate Parasail, H20 Sports or any of the other great companies on the island. Get out on the water and up in the air - it’s as fun as it is family-friendly!


When you want an experience as close to Waverunner64 as possible, then you need to rent a jet ski! Tear through the waves by yourself or with a passenger - either way, you won’t want to head back to shore. Yamaha Waverunners are the vehicle of choice among local companies, and are offered in both one- and two-person models. Head to Island Water Sports or H2O Sports, and get out on the waves!