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Exploring Hilton Head Island with Fireworks Trips and Cruises

Friday, August 04, 2017

Fireworks Reservations: 800-686-6996. Hilton Head Island is no doubt gorgeous and brimming with awe-worthy sights to see and adventures to be had. With that in mind, Outside Hilton Head offers new perspectives on the island and all of its beautiful, natural wonders. Sure, you can walk through the forests on a nature path, or stroll the seashores in hopes of seeing something magical... BUT we can give you up-close views and new experiences, especially with our fireworks trips and cruises.



The Fireworks Boat Cruise

Available every Tuesday night, just after sunset, from mid-June to mid-August, the Fireworks Boat Cruise is a 2-and-a-half-hour eco-friendly tour that mixes a Dolphin Eco Tour with a finisher of fireworks over Shelter Cove. You begin your cruise on a charter boat, headed to popular Hilton Head destinations where Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are often sighted. These dolphins are curious, gentle, and often come up to the boats to see what all the fuss is about. The boat is then captained to a calm spot on moonlit waters, where you will watch a brilliant, colorful fireworks display from a safe, but still close, distance. Price-wise, visitors can expect to shell out $55 for adult tickets and $40 for children of 12 years and younger. Of course, we offer July 4th shows with longer fireworks displays at $65 for adults and $45 for children.


Fireworks Paddle

One of the most popular Outside Hilton Head activities, the Fireworks Paddle takes place every Tuesday from mid-June to mid-August. If weather permits, of course. You will begin your kayaking adventure on a 2-hour paddle around Broad Creek. An official guide will give you a grand tour and educational lesson of the wildlife in the area. After sunset, your lead will guide you to a raft, where you and your fellow kayakers will perch for a fireworks display over Shelter Cove. This fireworks show is part of the Harbourfest, hosted by Shelter Cove Harbour. So, make sure you stick around for refreshments, live music, and mingling after you dock your kayak. For children of 12 years and younger, this kayak adventure costs $20 per ticket. For adults, tickets cost $40 apiece. Be sure to book your reservation as soon as possible. These spots fill up fast!


sailing charters

Catamaran Sailing Charters

In case you wondered, a Catamaran is a ginormous sailing ship, complete with beautiful sails that catch the wind and reflect the sunshine. These Outside Hilton Head sailing charters will take you on an afternoon ride through the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. You will see dolphins and admire other amazing sea creatures from your perch on the sailboat, while soaking up the sea breeze and waiting for the sun to set. Your professional guide is sure to regale you with stellar stories of mermaids, sailing histories, and legends about life on the sea. On Tuesdays in the summertime, sailors are treated with a 3-hour fireworks display over Shelter Cover. Either way, the sailing adventure is fantastic for all ages. Snag a child reservation for $35 and an adult reservation for $45.


Our Visitors and Their Positive Reviews

Over the years, we have had numerous guests tell us how much they enjoyed and loved our adventures. We aim for family-friendliness, and many of our guests have brought their children along on Outside Hilton Head excursions. Some have even been kind enough to leave positive reviews on TripAdvisor , which you can read at any time.


One such review comes from Holly M. of Charlotte, North Carolina –

“This is our 3rd year coming to the island and Outside Hilton Head is the only company we use for our excursions. We have kayaked, gone on dolphin cruises, gone on fireworks cruises, and done the Low Country Day. I don't have one negative thing to say. The captains and guides are fantastic. They are very informative and knowledgeable. The customer service at OHH is second to none, when you call, someone is going to answer the phone.”


Book a Reservation for an Adventure!

Enjoy the Shelter Cove fireworks upclose from a kayak, paddle tour, catamaran sail, or boat cruise with Outside Hilton Head. Come see why families rave about our fireworks trips! We take pride in our fireworks trips, but there is more to see and numerous adventures to be had. To book an exploration of your own, visit the Outside Hilton Head Activity Outpost on 1 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. Or, call us with your reservation at 800-686-6996. We are open each day from 9AM to 9PM. If you ever want to look us up, you can see our exact destination on Google Maps by following this link.




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