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Hilton Head Guided Kayak Tour

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From $42.40

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Take a break from the beaches and entertainment of Hilton Head and get closer to nature on a guided kayak tours. In a small group of no more than 15, glide through the waters of Skull Creek, paddle through the rich ecosystem of the saltwater marshlands, and spot such wildlife as brown pelicans, egrets, herons, osprey, bald eagles, and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
  • Experience the natural surroundings of Hilton Head Island by kayak
  • Small-group tour (maximum 15): Ensures a more personal experience
  • Learn about local wildlife and ecology from your guide
  • Spot numerous different bird species, as well as Atlantic bottlenose dolphins

What's Included

  • Guided tour

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • 43 Jenkins Rd, 43 Jenkins Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, USA

      We are located at Hilton Head Harbor. You will check in before your tour, then get on the water. Our check in desk is located outside of the yellow harbor master office located on the water.

    Return Details

    This activity will end right where it started.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Operated by Island Head

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    62 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Great Experience!
    Robby_S, Jun 2022
    Our guide was great told us a lot of cool facts and was very friendly! She was also great with my kids and keeping them involved! And my boys loved the race at the end of trip we did!
    Would definitely recommend!
    Mirinda_W, Jun 2022
    We had a great experience. Will was our guide and was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would definitely recommend!
    Was an Awesome...
    Tamera_W, Jun 2022
    Was an Awesome experience. Parker was my guide and he was a pleasure Saw wildlife and enjoyed the views
    Nice paddle
    Lori_J, Jun 2022
    Great tour, enjoyed the experience and learning about the area. Highly recommended, Great guides and morning.
    Nature Kayak Tour
    Terese_M, Jun 2022
    Observing Daulphins, egrets, and nature on HHI. Our Tour guides William, Joseph, William were great. They were very informative; provided excellent customer service, and catered to our needs, safety, and interests.
    Beautiful afternoon on the water - with the dolphins
    Greg_H, May 2022
    We had a great trip with Island Head for the 1.5 hour kayak tour. The 5 pm start was a great time, and we say rays, dolphins, birds, fish, and had a nice trip around the grass flats and bridge. Will and Rachel were great guides and company on the trip!
    Fun for families and for a relaxed paddle
    Kyle_P, Apr 2022
    Joseph was an awesome guide. My son nervous and Joseph tried to help him relax and have fun. Our group had lots of different skill levels and he tried to accommodate everyone. Recommended.
    Peter_E, Apr 2022
    Inefficient, equipment was sub par, basically kayaked on our own for the trip. No information from guide, no interesting sites
    What a fun kayak trip....
    Melanie_K, Jan 2022
    What a fun kayak trip. Our guide, Tim, couldn't have been nicer. One of our group was a first timer...he had a blast as did the rest of us. Tim must be a dolphin whisperer as he found them & quieted us down to ensure they stuck around for a bit. Great trip! Loved the way we entered the kayak on the dock & got back out on the chance of spilling out into the water. Also the kayaks were great..great assorted foot holds & very comfy backs to seats. We'll be back@
    We loved our Kayak...
    Kirk_A, Oct 2021
    We loved our Kayak adventure. Tim provided a great experience with so many interesting stories and history.
    Very nice
    Tracie_D, Sep 2021
    Was easy to book. Had a great time. Saw dolphins, osprey and cranes. Beautiful location! Glad we did it!
    lita, Aug 2021
    Our tour guide was good. He gave us a good history lesson. We were greeted with kindness. I would recommend if you enjoy scenery and chill atmosphere.
    Beautiful experience
    Tammy_H, Aug 2021
    Brandon did a great job of giving us time to take in the sites...and taking us to spaces to see the wildlife up close
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you for kayaking with Island Head!
    Great time on the water.
    Sheila_B, Aug 2021
    Being out on the water felt wonderful! Very free and calming. Never dreamed we would actually see dolphins but we saw four! A bit too pricey.
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you for kayaking with Island Head! Can not beat it when you get dolphins in the mix. Hope to see you again on your next Hilton Head visit!
    Beautiful, but a little unorganized
    Nichelle_K, Jul 2021
    A great experience for our family. The tour guide, Hake, was great, but there was some miscommunication from the office. There were not enough oars because the office overbooked. He handled the situation well though.
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you so much for choosing Island Head for you Hilton Head Island Kayaking. We appreciate the business and time to write a great review. We had some adjusting to do with the great demand of our 2021 tourism, but we are ready for it in 2022. Thanks again!
    First time and was great father/son experience
    Thomas_M, Jul 2021
    Guide was great! He really made the whole thing a relaxed and pleasant experience. This was my a first for me and my son and both agree to bring mom and his sister to experience it .
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you for kayaking with Island Head. We appreciate the business and the time taken to write review.
    Fun relaxing adventure
    Eleanor_S, Jul 2021
    My son and I had a great time on our kayak tour. We saw a dolphin catching some fish and two manatees! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend!
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you for the kind words about you kayaking tour with Island Head. We appreciate the business and review. See you on your next Hilton Head adventure.
    Saw some awesome wildlife!
    Haley_A, Jun 2021
    We had an awesome time! Halle was super nice and we saw dolphins, a sea turtle and a gator! It was great!
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you for choosing island Head for your kayaking tour! We appreciate the business and awesome review.
    Sunset kayak trip
    Dan_S, Jun 2021
    Mike was a great guide. Got us in and out seamlessly!! Saw a manatee- bonus!! Temperature was great at 7 Pm- so glad we chose that time. Wish we would have done it at the beginning of our stay so we could have gone again
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you for kayaking with Island Head. Mike is top notch, and so happy to hear about your wonderful experience. Hope to see you on your next Hilton Head Island vacation.
    Kayaking in Hilton Harbor
    Tarai_P, Jun 2021
    Our guides were very nice and helpful. I highly recommend this trip. It was nice experience and we enjoyed it.
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you kayaking with Island Head. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you on your next Hilton Head island vacation.


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