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Paddleboard for the Mind, Body, and Soul


The best thing about Hilton Head Island is the location. It’s like a smaller world of oceans, intercoastal waterways, salt marshlands, and abundant wildlife. With that said, Outside Hilton Head offers several ways for families and travelers to explore with watersports that are good for your mind, body, and soul. Paddleboards, for instance, are awesome adventuresome methods to see and experience all of the nature-made wonders that Hilton Head has to offer.

The Mental and Physical Benefits of Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding gives you the opportunity to learn about Hilton Head Island’s marshlands and wildlife. The process frees your mind, unwinds your nerves, and allows you to expand your focus to stoke your imagination. The process of paddling is soothing and calming. Plus, you reap a bunch of physical benefits, such as a stronger core, better balance, improved coordination, and strengthened arm, legs, and abdominal muscles. Paddle boarding is a full-bodied, fantastic workout that is both fun and easy to learn.

Outside Hilton Head: Where to Paddleboard

Outside Hilton Head is one of the best outfitters of paddleboards on Hilton Head Island. Their guides are knowledgeable, reliable, responsible, and friendly, with years of paddleboard experience. As a matter of fact, hundreds of past guests to Outside Hilton Head have reviewed their experiences on TripAdvisor and other review sites, like Yelp and Google. For an idea of what to expect., you should peruse what others have had to say about their Outside Hilton Head paddleboard adventures.


★★★★★    A guest from Cleveland, Ohio, wrote, “My kiddo did the two-day Carolina Coastal Camp and had a blast. It was a great way to break up our beach vacation week. I loved the Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding and will definitely be back to paddleboard again soon. We will not hesitate to book more activities when we are in HH! The crew made this first-time paddleboarder feel very comfortable on the water. They even sent pictures so I didn’t have to deal with a camera or phone on the water.”

★★★★★    Vente from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, wrote this about his experience, “Everyone in my family was able to give paddle boarding a try! We learned a little about Blue Crabs during our trip, saw lots of wildlife, and had time to watch the sunset from the water. We were a little sore the next day, but it was a great workout for adults and kids alike. Before we knew it, we were back on the shore, wishing we had more time on the water. It was well worth the trip and remains a highlight of my family’s trip to South Carolina.”

Paddleboard Tours, Family-Friendly Intros, and Classes

Outside Hilton Head is home to a few fun Stand Up Paddle Boarding classes, all of which are family-friendly, easy to participate in, and lots of fun. The Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a 90-minute class that teaches kids and adults how to stand, steer, maintain balance, and paddle from a classic position on their boards. Before heading out onto the water, guests will be familiarized with techniques, equipment, gear, and strokes with a certified paddleboard instructor.

Another popular Outside Hilton Head paddleboard class is the SUP Yoga lessons. Certified instructors lead you in mid-morning or sunset yoga classes, teaching you classic poses while balancing on your paddleboard. The class is 90-minutes long—but you can book a reservation for a private class with your own instructor if you would prefer a one-on-one setting. Outside Hilton Head also offers group rates for all of their tours, classes, and family-friendly intros to paddle boarding.


How to Get in Touch for Paddleboard Reservations and Rentals

To reserve a paddleboard rental, or book your spot in a paddleboard class or tour, call 800.686.6996. The reps are knowledgeable and reliable, so you can ask them any questions you may have about paddle boarding and Outside Hilton Head before making the leap to book a reservation. Outside Hilton Head is located on Hilton Head Island in the Plaza at Shelter Cove Lane at 50 Shelter Cove Lane. For updates on paddleboard specials, group offers, and classes, keep in touch with Outside Hilton Head via Facebook.

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