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Address: Plaza at Shelter Cove, Suite H, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: +1 800-686-6996
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: For 35 years, Outside Hilton Head has been providing fun and memorable...
For 35 years, Outside Hilton Head has been providing fun and memorable outdoor activities to Hilton Head Island residents and visitors. Outside Hilton Head is Hilton Head's premiere outdoor outfitter. In addition to providing a multitude of excellent programs 365 days of the year, Outside Hilton Head has a retail shop loaded with everything you need for your adventure. Programs include guided Kayak Tours, Kayak Fishing, boat based Dolphin Tours, Charter Fishing, Boat Charters and Rentals, tours of historic Daufuskie Island, and Teambuilding. Facilities include the private and serene Page Island . We specialize in designing custom adventures to suit your interests! The staff at Outside Hilton Head is made up of experienced, knowledgeable and personable retail associates, reservationists, interpretive nature guides and USCG licensed Captains.
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1.5 hr dolphin cruise with capt geo

Capt Geo took us on an excellent 1.5 hr cruise! We saw three groups of dolphins; one group came right up to the boat and were amazing to see. Our four year old son loved the trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Capt Geo took us on an excellent 1.5 hr cruise! We saw three groups of dolphins; one group came right up to the boat and were amazing to see. Our four year old son loved the trip and Geo was excellent interacting with him. Geo was also very safety-oriented and knowledgeable about the ecology and history of HH. This was... More 

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our hour-long boat trip out to Daufuskie Island. There are so many creeks, bays, and harbors around Hilton Head. Our captain was excellent giving us points of interest & history. Our golf cart & narrations of this Gullah community's history was very interesting. The natural environment feels so different from busy, busy HH! This 4.5 hour tour... More 

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Tahoe Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took Outside HH beach combing tour. It was a 3 hour excursion to a small island covered with water during high tide. We picked up sand dollars by the handful. The number of starfish were incredible. Our guide was good, the boat ride was scenic and smooth. What more could one want when at the beach.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband & I took an Outside Hilton Head tour from Shelter Cove Marina. The price was very reasonable. The kayaks were sit-in, not sit-on-top, which provided a warmer & dryer ride for March. We had beautiful viewing of local birds. The water birds, including the loons, were not the least bit shy. Our guide, Jeremy, provided great explanations of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the Sunset Cruise Dolphin Eco Tour with Captain Grant Salzer, where we saw several groups of dolphins. He stopped several times for picture-taking, and his knowledge of the eco-system was superb! Great trip, highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. From Sean at the guest center to Captain Pete on the cruise. They made our adventure memorable and will recommend them to anyone visiting the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This boat trip and Daufuskie Island tour was the highlight of our vacation to Hilton Head. Captain Charlie was a wealth of knowledge about the island and Gullah culture. We saw dolphins, a bald eagle, and other wildlife on the trip to and from the island. My daughter is still talking about the boat trip several days later. Don't miss... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a beautiful day out to Daufuskie Island with Captain Charlie. The boat trip was fantastic, I was very excited to spot blue herons, pelicans, wood stork, Ibis, Osprey and a Bald Eagle, got loads of great photographs. Once on the island we took a tour and stopped at two local craft stores. Charlie was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Daufuskie Island to see and learn more about the Gullah Culture. Charlie has a deep knowledge and also seems to personally know many of the residents. He also shares traditional Gullah stories which add humor and another layer of information. Boat ride to the island gives great views of marshes and residential areas. We... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good quality rentals, may be a little worn, but very seaworthy. Have rented a pontoon boats and kayaks and been happy with both. The shelter Cove rental location puts you on Broad Creek which allows for high likelihood of dolphin sightings. It is about 20 min to half an hour from their location to Calibogue Sound in the pontoon boat.... More 

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