We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Plaza at Shelter Cove, Suite H, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: +1 800-686-6996
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,286 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1162
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Outback Adventure

My family of 4 had an incredible trip with Nick. He took us all around the seven islands while explaining about the creatures and habitat. Then we all paddle boarded for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
aosullivan2
,
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

1,286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 1,286: English reviews
Villanova, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family of 4 had an incredible trip with Nick. He took us all around the seven islands while explaining about the creatures and habitat. Then we all paddle boarded for the first time, before kayaking up a small cove. Nick was extremely knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. We all learned a lot and had a great... More 

Helpful?
Thank aosullivan2
Weston, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an awesome day on the water tubing, water skiing and kneeboarding. Captain JC was awesome with his instruction and knowledge about the area. Such a great family day!

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth P
Troy, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another amazing trip with Capt. Mickey for the Tuesday night Shelter Cove fireworks. Mickey is fabulous with the kids and incredibly knowledgeable. A great time was had by all!

Helpful?
Thank gdues
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time with our guide Ben Herman. The tour was lots of fun and educational. I wish we had seen a dolphin, but the tour was great none the less.

Helpful?
Thank Jason S
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend the kayaking dolphin tour with outside Hilton head! Gerard was an excellent guide...knowledgeable, friendly, & patient. We saw a couple of dolphins and a whole lot of oysters! From beginning to end a great outing!

Helpful?
Thank Mike F
Denville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Outside Hilton Head to take a Dolphin Eco tour. Don't let the name fool you. They are right on Hilton Head Island with a very convenient, easy to find location right in Shelter Cove. Captain Tim Johnson steered our boat. It was fun day! He is a no nonsense captain that kept us safe -- but we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sangria129
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was terrific. Especially great if you enjoy history. Not ideal for young children. The history of the Gullah people is fascinating. It was surprising to see that over 400 people live on the island. It is natural beauty. Untouched by commercialism. No stores. One restaurant which you don't. Our tour guide Charlie Thorn was very informative, patient and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donna S
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chartered a boat with Captain Gio for a 5 hour trip that was jammed with great views and experiences. Our boat was with two families, 4 adults, and 5 kids ranging in age from 14 to 7. We started out on our trip with Captain Gio giving us some insight into the local birds we were seeing along the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Vente155
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sarah and I decided the evening before our tour that we wanted to kayak, but we couldn't book online with less than 24 hours notice. We got with Nick before 8a out by the pool, and he recommended the evening tour on Shelter Cove. He booked everything for us, and we were pleased that he would be our guide for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had phenomenal time with Tim tonight learning about the ecosystem of Hilton Head, watching the dolphins and the sunset, and, finally, enjoying the fireworks. This boat tour was a highlight of our vacation at HH and a wonderful family experience.

Helpful?
Thank Ian F

Travelers who viewed Outside Hilton Head also viewed

Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
 
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Outside Hilton Head? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Outside Hilton Head and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Sterling Heights, Michigan
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Outside Hilton Head staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?