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Address: Plaza at Shelter Cove, Suite H, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: +1 800-686-6996
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

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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Great day on the water

I had visitors for a long weekend and we rented a pontoon from the marina. Nick was very helpful in getting us launched and oriented. Although one in our group is a seasoned... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had visitors for a long weekend and we rented a pontoon from the marina. Nick was very helpful in getting us launched and oriented. Although one in our group is a seasoned sailor, the area was unfamiliar to him and Nick offered great suggestions for routes and activities. We loved our cruise up to Scull Creek Boathouse where we... More 

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a beautiful day on the water with Capt. Tim today. Yes, we saw the dolphins up close! We weren't sure if the dolphins were in Hilton Head year round until we researched this trip. Yes, they are. 1.5 hours was about right for our party of 4. It was about 70 degrees today, and not colder on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this kayaking trip. Our guide, Grant, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely go again on our next visit to Hilton Head Island.

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North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We took the artisan and historic trip to the Island. We were safely boated and golf cart toured. You will learn about the local history while enjoying a most amazing photograph trip. It's worth the money and the time. Our captain, Charlie, was safe and knowledgeable. An absolutely perfect day on the water. It really was a perfect trip.

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We've used Outside of Hilton Head for several activities and decided to try Kayaking this year with them. We are beginners and decided to try the Outback kayaking. What a great trip. We enjoyed a lovely boat ride over to the island, where our guide prepared our kayaks, while we strolled around the area and took in the beauty of... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Loved seeing the wildlife. Nick was the greatest guide. He was very knowledgeable and personable. The kayak tour fabulous.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We have taken the kayak tour with Outside Hilton Head several times. We've toured with two adults as well as with our 3 children. The guides are very friendly and helpful. They are patient with slower kayaker and excellent teachers. They are knowledgeable about the island and definitley seem to enjoy their job. We will always use Outside Hilton Head... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We booked a private 1 hr tour to hopefully see some dolphins, we were not disappointed! Captain Tim Johnson was great! He was extremely informative about the island ecosystem and history plus he made great effort to get us up close to the bottle nose dolphins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We scheduled a 6:00 dolphin eco-tour with Outside Hilton Head. The tour is limited to 12 people. Today, it was only our family of three. Our guide was Grant. He was very friendly, & knowledgeable about the waterway & HHI. The information he shared about the marsh life was interesting. We only saw two dolphins and an Osprey (as well... More 

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University Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Shelia was an excellent guide through the grasses and tidal inlets of The Pinckney NWR and the waters of the Skull Creek. She shared her knowledge of local history and natural history of the area. The tour included great looks at bird life and eye to eye views of dolphins. I had limited experienced in paddling but the this four... More 

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