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Address: Plaza at Shelter Cove, Suite H, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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+1 800-686-6996
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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A great day on the water

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sheila was a great teacher - reminder on how to use a kayak and then wonderful information on the environment - plants and animals. we were fortunate to be surrounded by dolphins, commune with pelicans, spot several other shore birds, and get up close to oysters. As an expert kayaker and naturalist, she was the perfect guide. Highly recommended.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was a great family trip for teenagers. It's advertised as a shark fishing trip, but really it's much more. First, it's a nice boat ride out to the fishing spot and back at sunset. Second, we saw a bunch of dolphins. Finally, the shark fishing is lots of fun. As Captain John said, it was fishing not catching. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Gio was our captain and guide. He was knowledgeable and friendly, treated us really well and gave us a great show of the wildlife, dolphins and other sights and sounds of Hilton Head Island. We booked with outside Hilton Head with low expectations of being able to even go on an Excursion due to the time of year, but they... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 15 November 2016

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 3 November 2016 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 28 October 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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