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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Kayaking

We were blessed to have Charlie as our boat captain taking us out to the island(s) to meet up with Nick who took us out on the water kayaking. Before we took off Nick showed us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were blessed to have Charlie as our boat captain taking us out to the island(s) to meet up with Nick who took us out on the water kayaking. Before we took off Nick showed us the islands and explained classes they offer to kids and adults. I wish we lived closer and could take advantage of what Outside Hilton... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were less than pleased. It was a nice boat ride in sheltered water but was lacking in nature. It is billed as a Dolphin Tour. On the phone they expressed that their staff were all Naturalist. I would that they were component boat handlers but seemed lacking to me as Naturalist. We never saw a Dolphin. Only one bird... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed every aspect of this tour...the ferry ride when we could see and appreciate wildlife, learning about the areas we passed, and seeing and traveling around Daufuskie Island. The rich history is conveyed by our wonderful captain and guide, Charlie Thorn. Highly recommend this tour!

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1 Thank Ann S
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family joined Charlie aboard on a nice day in February. We were joined by a few other couples and headed off quickly. The cruise was nice a smooth and Charlie provided a lot of great knowledge about the area as we made our way out to the bay. Unfortunately we cruised around for 30 minutes and did not spot... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We scheduled a private trip for six with our guide Grant. We spent about two hours going back and forth the the HH Outside island camp near Dafuskie and about two hours kayaking. It was a great day, and we learned a lot about local birds and life on the river. Hard to imagine a better guide or more beautiful... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of our month in Hilton Head, was the tour of Daufuskie Island, led by Charlie Thorn. It was informative, fun, and very interesting, thanks to Charlie's narrative. Arrangements were made through Outside Hilton Head. We highly recommend this activity, especially with this guide!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Gio was absolutely wonderful! He was very knowledgable, engaging, and responded to our needs. He made the boat trip extremely enjoyable and memorable. I would highly recommend him to others. It was a joy to be with him, and I came away having learnt from the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I went on the Eco Dolphin Tour with captain JC. We had a great time, saw a variety of dolphins and other wildlife, and learned a lot about Hilton Head Island. The boat seemed new and very clean, the captain was very knowledgable, and it was a great experience all around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to spend some time on the water and to tour one of the local islands. Historically Gullah culture inhabited island. Tour consists of exploring the undeveloped historical part of the island. Tour via golf carts with very knowledgeable guide. Site of the story as told in the book "The Water is Wide" by Pat Conroy. Tour is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We visited Hilton Head last week and even though it was very cold, we decided to take the Dolphin Watch boat trip. Our captain was Mr. Grant Salzer and he was very nice and knowledgeable. He explained in detail about the properties, landscapes, oyster banks, and everything that surrounded us. He also gave us great advises on restaurants. We saw... More 

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