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Hilton Head Island Kayaking Tour

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Enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour of Hilton Head Island by Kayak. Explore the waterways and inlets around the island for a calm experience. Choose from one of four departure times when you book. With a group limited to 12 travelers, you will have personal service during your tour.
  • Explore Hilton Head in a kayak with an expert guide
  • Experience local wildlife up close
  • All skill levels are welcome in this small group tour
  • Choice of convenient departure times throughout the day
What to Expect
Your tour begins at Palmetto Bay Marina at your chosen departure time. After a brief lesson on paddling, get situated in your kayak, and follow your guide into the Broad Creek to begin the adventure. As you paddle through the saltwater marshlands and explore the area, your guide shares the history of the rich local ecosystem. See if you can spot brown pelicans, egrets, herons, ospreys, and bald eagles as you cruise. On occasion, you may spot an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. The tour ends at Palmetto Bay Marina where it began.
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Important Information
Departure Point
86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Kayaking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Weight restriction - 250lbs for single kayak & 350lbs for tandem kayak
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled activity for check-in.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a last minute reservation that Captain Ben accomodated to, even in January! It was an enjoyable time and we were lucky enough to see a dolphin.
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Response from CaptainSkinny, Owner at Hilton Head Island Kayaking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Janelle! Glad we could get it set up for you! Let us know if you come back into town and we'll see if we can show you some more dolphin than what you saw.
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We so enjoyed our kayaking experience. It was just the 2 of us with our guide, Cindy. We were able to see a dolphin up close and take a little side trip up a creek. We would absolutely recommend it.
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We were a group of 7 with 4 kids. Had kayaked years before with another company in a marshy area where we learned about nature, osprey, even saw a bald eagle nest. This was not! Saw zero manatee or dolphin..(they say there are 200 in that area.) Paddled along grass first half,
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This was a great tour! Our guide, Cindy, was very knowledgeable about the area. We saw dolphins right beside our kayak. Would definitely recommend this!
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Gideon did a great job of explaining what to do beforehand and he was very knowledgeable of the area. We were fortunate to be the only family on the tour so Gideon took his time giving us a little history of the island and the ecosystem nearby. He answered any questions we had
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crgreenberg g
Knoxville, Tennessee
Afternoon Dolphin Cruise
Ben and Monica did a great job of getting us to thee dolphins and telling us about them. They know a lot about the
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Robert S
Beautiful day to be on the water
This trip Captain was Ben and guided by Monica. Both had good chemistry for being tour guides. The boat traveled
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Boston, Massachusetts
Great time!!
We really enjoyed our Dolphin cruise. The boat itself was very comfortable and enjoyable!! We will be returning
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Joe F
Great Partners!
We can't thank you enough for partnering with Shepherds Care! You have generously provided tours for many pastors
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Janelle S
Great time
We had a last minute reservation that Captain Ben accomodated to, even in January! It was an enjoyable time and we
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Hedgesville, West Virginia
Absolutely Great!!!
We highly recommend HHI, Monica and Captain Ben, for the Dolphin tour!!! Ben was a wonderful pilot and enjoyed his
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Clermont, Florida
This tour was amazing, Best thing we did on our entire trip!
We found out about this on FB and were one of the first ones to try it out. They weren’t kidding, the boats were
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Linda S
Fun way to spend a couple hours
We had a great time hosted by First Mate Monica and Captain Ben. We saw quite a few dolphins including moms and
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Sue N
Dolphin Tour
We had a great time! Captain Ben and Monica were a lot of fun to be with and very knowledgeable. We saw lots of
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Dolphin Tour
The dolphin tour was so much fun, the guides were very informative and funny. We saw tons of dolphins!
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Key Details
  • One HHI
  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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