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Celebrating Outside, National Outdoors Day


National Outdoors Day is an annual 24-hour period where everyone, nationwide, is encouraged to explore, adventure, relax, and soak up the sunshine in the great outdoors. June 9 marks the beginning of National Outdoors Day—but most communities use this as a reason to introduce new outdoor activities to families throughout the year. Outside Hilton Head is one such experience-laden place that offers fun outdoor activities for youngsters and adults alike. (Photo: Guest enjoy a campfire at Page Island)

Popular Outside Activities in HHI

Some of their most popular outdoor experiences include:

    • 90-Minute Dolphin Eco Tour – Outside Hilton Head’s most popular boating and tour experience, this 90-minute cruise around Hilton Head Island gets visitors up-close to pods of Bottlenose Dolphins—year-round.


    • Fireworks Boat Cruise – Beginning with a 2-hour Dolphin Eco Tour, this boat cruise features a beautiful firework show over Shelter Cove after the sun goes down.


  • The Outback – One of the longest and most adventuresome experience from Outside Hilton Head, this tour includes the Dolphin Eco Experience AND a Guided Kayak Tour along the backside of Daufuskie Island. The whole experience lasts nearly 5 hours, with memorable dolphin encounters and a calm paddle through Atlantic waters.


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How National Outdoors Day Encourages Good Health, Active Lifestyles, and Lots of Outdoors Fun

National Outdoors Day has loads of amazing perks since being outside promotes good health, active lifestyles, and tons of outdoor fun. Even if you choose to sit and relax, the benefits from breathing fresh air and soaking up a healthy dose of sunshine are self-explanatory in the health of your body and the improvement in your moods.


There are two prime goals for National Outdoors Day, especially on Hilton Head Island. For first-time visitors to the island, National Outdoors Day provides premium outside experiences that highlight the best of Hilton Head Island. Outside Hilton Head offers tours and fun experiences all day; ergo, visitors get the chance to explore seashores, coastlines, marshlands, and amazing sea life.


In today’s world, tech and brand-new gadgets reign. Which is fine in moderation, but most kiddos (and adults) are too wrapped up in their technologies. National Outdoors Day, especially with Outside Hilton Head, strives to get kiddos, and their parents, involved in active, healthy activities. You know, the kind of experiences that make memories while providing reconnection to the great outdoors—sans technology.




Making Memories and Connections with Outside Hilton Head Activities for the Whole Family

Outside Hilton Head prides themselves on being apart of your family experiences. And, with the introduction of review sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp, families can document their Outside Hilton Head experiences for others to see. This section is dedicated to a few of those reviewers and their detailed accounts of positive OHH experiences.


“I wanted a sunset boat ride, my daughter wanted to see dolphins, and my husband and son wanted to shark fish. This tour made everyone happy. This will probably be the highlight of our summer. Booking was super easy, and we arranged everything by phone. Our Captain was fun and knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife. He was patient with our kids who must have asked him over 100 questions. Thank you again for a wonderful trip.”


“We went on a beachcombing trip and had a wonderful time. We were able to find 17 sand dollars and a ton of shells on Vanishing Island. Our kids had a blast looking for different creatures, like live sand dollars, hermit crabs, conchs, a sting ray, and a couple of sharks. Then, on the way back to the marina, we were able to watch a bunch of dolphins. All around we had a great time.”


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