Outside Hilton Head is Hilton Head Island’s original kayaking outfitter. We offer kayak tours, rentals, instruction, sales and repair. Outside Hilton Head Kayak Tours are led by our expertly trained Interpretive Naturalist guides. There are several types of tours to choose from, with great options for all families and levels
Our 2 Hour Guided Tours are a family favorite, offered at two locations on Hilton Head everyday. Great for beginners and experienced kayakers who want to see the salt marsh wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the area. This trip begins with a brief paddling clinic before launching into the waterway in a safe, comfortable single or double kayak. Your guide will lead you to remote creeks while looking for wildlife including the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, herons, osprey, eagles, fish, mink, oystercatchers and much more. Set at a leisurely pace, this trip is a nature hike on the water! Everyday at morning, afternoon, sunset and Full Moon evening.
On Tuesdays from mid-June to mid-August, we offer our Fireworks Paddle. This popular trip combines our 2 Hour Guided Kayak Tour with watching The Shelter Cove Harbourfest fireworks from the best seat in the house - your kayak on the water!
For those looking for a more immersive experience, we offer several longer guided kayak tours. The Birding and Beachcombing Paddle explores the waterways surrounding the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Your guide will take you to several stops on remote shell banks and sandbars, a nature lovers dream! The ever popular Outback excursion combines a power boat ride through the back water creeks to remote Page Island. Once there, you will take a guided kayak tour of the marshes on the back side of Daufuskie Island’s Webb Track. A unique experience great for all levels of kayakers. Outside Hilton Head’s Living Sandbar Experience is the only one of it’s type offered on Hilton Head. Launch off of the beach at Westin Resort and kayak to a remote sandbar looking for shells and other wildlife. For fisherman, our 3 hour Kayak Fishing program is an fantastic exclusive experience.
If you are looking to explore on your own, Rent Kayaks from our professional staff. We offer a variety of clean, maintained boats for you to choose from.