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Guided Kayak Nature Tour

Discover the Magic of the Tides on a Salt Marsh Kayak Tour!

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Hour Glass  Duration: 2 hours

Calendar  Availability: Year-round, daily

Map Marker Departure Location: Shelter Cove & Palmetto Bluff

Users  Ages: All ages

Shelter Cove
Adult Single Kayak
Adult & Child Double Kayak
Two Adults Double Kayak


Scope out Hilton Head’s Saltmarshes

Bring the family kayaking through the tidal creeks and salt marshes that surround Hilton Head Island and the May River in Bluffton. As with all of our guided programs, our two-hour Guided Kayak Tours are led by knowledgeable, personable interpretive naturalist guides, who are also kayaking experts. They use their deep local insight to read the tides and lead your group on the best possible route, looking for wildlife, and making stops to talk about the areas rich history and culture. Conducted at a leisurely pace, this “nature hike” on water is Hilton Head Kayaking at it’s very best. Trips depart all throughout the day every day.

Our Hilton Head kayak tours are perfect for the whole family and designed for all experience levels. The trip begins when you meet your guide, who starts off with a brief paddling clinic to get everyone up to speed. Next, your guide launches you into the marina off of our state-of-the-art kayak launch. Both single and double kayaks are available, and all are safe, stable, and comfortable.

Once out on the water, you have the opportunity to see the plants and animals of Hilton Head’s saltmarsh, including: Atlantic Bottlenosed dolphins, twelve species of heron, ibis, bald eagles, sea turtles, redfish, oysters, sea pickle, live oaks, Spanish moss, osprey, mink, pelicans, and much more. All the while your guide will be explaining the ecosystem as well as the area’s history and culture. At the close of the experience, your guide helps you land and get out of your boat. A perennial favorite tour, a two-hour Guided Kayak Tour with Outside Hilton Head is sure to be a memorable experience for your group or family.

Includes: Professional guide, kayaking instruction, kayak, paddle, and lifejacket rental

Children under 12 must be on a tandem kayak with an adult.