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2-hour Guided Hilton Head Island Kayak Nature Tours & Palmetto Bluff Kayak Nature Tours

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There's no better Hilton Head family activity than family kayaking through the tidal creeks and salt marshes that surround Hilton Head Island and the May River. Hilton Head kayaking is fun, safe and easy trip. No experience is necessary to enjoy this "nature hike" through our beautiful creeks and inlets. Outside provides all the instruction and equipment. All kayaks (single and doubles) are safe, stable and comfortable. Kayaking tours with Outside are led by knowledgeable, personable interpretive naturalist guides and sure to be a memorable Hilton Head nature tour. Please call 800-686-6996 or click above for availabilty and reservations. We depart from 3 locations:

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Shelter Cove Harbour (conveniently located mid-island, on Broad Creek)

$40 adults, $20 children (12 and younger)

Book online now for $10 off!

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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Center (at Hudson's Restaurant)

$40 adults, $20 children (12 and younger)

Book a Palmetto Bluff Nature Tour

The May River from Palmetto Bluff

$80 adults, $40 children (12 and younger)

Kayak Fireworks Tours

Book a Hilton Head Fireworks Cruise

hilton head fireworks boat tourTuesdays during the summer we have a special kayaking tour that departs early evening from Shelter Cove Marina, located mid-Island on Hilton Head. First, you will enjoy our fun and informative 2-hour Guided Kayak Nature Tour. Next, you will park in the marsh with the best seats in the house for the Shelter Cove HarbourFest fireworks. The Kayaking Tour is led by a trained interpretive naturalist/kayak guide. Tour includes instruction, equipment and guide. Tuesday evenings from June 19th through August 7th from Shelter Cove Marina. 

$40 adults, $20 children (12 and younger)

Full Moon Paddle

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This guided kayaking tour is majestic. Join one of our interpretive Lowcountry naturalists for a one-of-a-kind experience. The tidal creeks come alive with the sounds of the nocturnal animals that inhabit the saltmarsh. Book early, as this special trip fills quickly.

2014 dates: June 9, 10, 11, 12. July 9, 10, 11, 12. August 7, 8, 9, 10. September 6, 7, 8. October 6, 7, 8. November 6.

$40 adults, $20 children 12 and younger

The Living Sandbar Experience

Hilton Head Boat Cruise and Kayak Tour

This program begins with a brief paddling clinic followed by a leisurely paddle from the beach to Joiner Banks. Exposed at low tide, Joiner Banks is a true gem of the Lowcountry. Here participants can explore, look for living whelks, lettered olives, sand dollars, and other shells. It is not unusual to see sea turtles, little sharks and great bird life. Magnificent views of Hilton Head and The Port Royal Sound. An amazing trip. Call for weekly schedule.

$75 per person • $65 per child under 12

The Outback

Hilton Head Boat Cruise and Kayak Tour

Combine a scenic Lowcountry boat cruise with an awesome kayak tour. Your Outback adventure begins with a scenic boat excursion through the backcountry creeks and rivers to Outside's private and remote Page Island. Located along the Cooper River—across from the undeveloped side of Daufuskie Island—Page Island is the perfect outpost to begin a distinctive kayak tour. The creeks back there are peaceful and beautiful. The scenery is breathtaking and the experience remarkable. No experience is necessary. We provide all the instruction and equipment. This is an Outside exclusive and one of our most popular family programs. 4 1/2 hours on Tuesday-Friday mornings from Shelter Cove Marina.

$85 per person, children 12 and under 1/2 off

4-hour Birding & Beachcombing Paddle

Hilton Head Nature Tour by Water

outside hilton head nature and wildlife tourWant an extended kayaking tour that highlights the best of the coastal Lowcountry? This is for you. Departing from the Pinckney Island Kayak Center at Hudson's Restaurant, you will explore the marshes and learn about the history and culture of a great saltwater eco-system along Skull Creek (ask your guide why it is called this) and the banks of the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. You will also stop at a shell bank or remote beach for Hilton Head bird watching, exploring and discovering. For ages 13+ and experienced paddlers and enthusiastic beginners. Our Lowcountry tour includes instruction, equipment and guide, snack and refreshment. Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

$75 per person

4-hour May River History Paddle

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This is an absolute gem of a kayak tour. Departing from Palmetto Bluff, you will paddle the historic May River, learn Lowcountry lore, visit remote sandbars, see historic Bluffton and learn about the rich antebellum and shellfish history and commerce. No experience necessary.

$95 per person

Private Tours and Instruction

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Focus sessions include: Strokes & Maneuvers, The Roll, Ocean Kayaking, Outfitting for Touring, Private guiding service and more!

One-on-one program: $75 for the first hour, $50 for each additional hour
2 person program: $95 for the first hour, $65 each additional hour
Additional people: $35 per person per hour

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