4 of the Most Unique Hilton Head Boat Tours for Your Family Vacation

Hilton Head Island is overflowing with activities for you and your family, and as the heat of summer vacation sets in, it’s the perfect opportunity for quality family time on the water. One of the many adventures you can embark on in this island paradise are the Hilton Head boat tours. There are so many to choose from, and whether you are looking for a tour that is exciting for the kids, up close and personal with the marine wildlife, or a tour that allows you to kick back and relax, there is an exciting option for the whole family to enjoy.

Hilton Head Boat Tours to Enjoy on Your Vacation

  1. Dolphin Discoveries Nature Tours: During the summer months, the bottlenose dolphin population nearly doubles in the waters of Hilton Head Island, and Dolphin Discoveries Nature Tours gives you and your family the opportunity to meet them! Dolphin sighting is GUARANTEED on this trip, and boats are limited to only six people, so everyone on board can have a chance at  a "dolphin selfie.” The tour also brings you up close to other wildlife such as manatees, otters, graceful birds, and sea turtles! If your family loves animals, this is definitely the boat tour for you!

  2. Pirates of Hilton Head: Rated one of the top Hilton Head boat tours, this is an adventure your kids will love. This hour and a half adventure cruise transforms tikes into pirates with the goal of finding the hidden treasure that was stolen by the sea’s smelliest pirate, Stinky Pete! The family will set sail on an actual pirate ship called The Black Dagger, learn to talk like a real buccaneer, defeat Stinky Pete with water cannons, and find the sunken treasure. The best part is, everyone gets to go home with a piece of the hidden booty. This adventure is recommended for kids ages 2-10 and provides plenty of memorable photo opportunities.

  3. Vagabond Cruises: Operating since 1968, Vagabond offers some of the most luxurious onboard activities and excursions on the whole island. Whether it be a romantic getaway, a dinner cruise complete with fireworks, a visit with marine life, or a whole-day trip to Savannah, there is plenty for you and your family to choose from. If you are planning a 4th of July excursion or someone in your family is celebrating a birthday or anniversary, you have the option to rent your own private charter and have the cruise experience customized. A Vagabond cruise is a must for any occasion.

  4. Hilton Head Island Adventure Cruises: For the families on a budget, this cruise offers a great bang for your buck. You and your family can take a roundtrip narrated cruise to over 45 points of interest including dolphin watches, Harbour Town, saltwater marshlands, and Daufuskie Island. From April to September, don’t miss your opportunity to take a sport crabbing cruise. Aboard the Crabber J II, the whole family will compete to catch the most crab and also see more marine wildlife along the way. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to have a great time.

Start Planning Your Trip

After your Hilton Head beach cruise, return for some well-deserved relaxation at one of our vacation rentals. Beachside Getaway Vacation Rentals offers the best vacation rentals in Hilton Head and you’ll never be further than walking distance from the beach! Check out our rentals and current specials so you can plan your next vacation today.

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