The largest deep water marina on Hilton Head Island is home to the best variety of water sports! With boat rentals, nature tours, dolphin cruises, sport crabbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, parasailing, jet packs and more, Shelter Cove Marina is the #1 destination for water sport adventures.
For information about fishing charters please explore the Fishing Charters page or call 843-842-7001 to book a fishing charter.
One activity Palmetto Dunes guests simply love is the opportunity to explore the coastal waterways around Hilton Head Island on a 20-foot pontoon boat that accommodates up to 12 passengers comfortably. Because the island's winters are relatively mild, year-round rentals are available at Shelter Cove Marina. Rates include the cost of fuel. And 6% S.C. sales tax will be applied to the total. $20 property insurance is optional. Reservations are required.
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Outside Hilton Head Rentals
Toll Free: 800.686.6996
Explore the backwaters and salt marshes of Hilton Head and surrounding islands aboard the Fin-atic. Seating up to 11 passengers, the Fin-atic will bring you up close with dolphins and great birding on the guided nature tour or enjoy fishing the Carolina coast for the perfect catch on a fishing charter. Captain Miles Altman's intimate knowledge of the area and its wildlife will satisfy even the most experienced fishermen and nature lovers. The 26-foot Fin-atic weaves its way along the backwaters and salt marshes of Hilton Head Island and the adjacent Sea Islands of the Carolina coast, encountering dolphins, fish and all manner of birds along the way.
2 Hours $240, $100 for each additional hour
Price is for 6 or less passengers. Add $25 for each additional passenger.
Since 1983, the best cruise value for your dollar! The 80-foot double deck cruise ship Holiday departs from Dock C at Shelter Cove Harbour. Inspected and licensed by the US Coast Guard, the Holiday has a snack bar and restrooms on board, with inside, open and shaded seating available. Those interested in Hilton Head boat tours can acquire tickets from the office located at Harborside III.
1 hour 45 minute narrated cruise features 45 points of interest including bottle nose dolphin, local knowledge and scenery.
Departs Mon-Fri at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM only
2 hour cruise
Summer Schedule: Departs Mon-Sat at 7:00 PM only
2 hour cruise each Tuesday evening to watch the Harbourfest fireworks.
Summer Schedule (June - August) Departs Tuesday only at 7:00 PM
Toll Free: 800.686.6996
Outside Hilton Head's staff of boat captains, all duly licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, and interpretive naturalists will provide an experience that guests will remember for years. Outside Hilton Head specializes in providing high-quality, unique, personalized boating experiences on its fleet of Cobia deck boats and custom-designed Carolina skiffs. Both boat models are stable and comfortable. They enable resort guests to enjoy the Lowcountry waterways, with their abundant bird and dolphin populations, and the salt marsh ecosystem. For true sightseeing pleasure, many boaters like to make their way down Broad Creek to Calibogue Sound and on to the world-famous Harbour Town Lighthouse. Reservations are required.
Departing from Shelter Cove Marina. Convenient mid-island location, free parking and no gate fees. Choose from activities listed below:
The Beachcombing trip combines the popular 90-minute Dolphin Eco Cruise with an extra hour to get out onto remote shell banks and beaches. You'll search for shells, sand dollars, crabs, starfish and the occasional shark's tooth or ancient Indian artifacts. The program is 3 hours long, scheduled around low tide. Cost: $65 - adults, $60 - child 12 and under, children 2 and under ride free.
This program begins with a boat ride from Hilton Head through the backcountry marshes to Daufuskie Island. Along the way you'll have great opportunities to view wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and other wildlife. Once on Daufiskie you will get on golf carts and take a tour of the historic and less developed side of the island stopping at all of the significant historic sites and artisans' residences with an interpretive historian on the island. Cost: $85 per person, Children 12 and under half price
During this small-group tour you'll cruise down Broad Creek and other local waterways, areas that have a large and active population of wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. The boats are stable, comfortable and small enough to have close-up encounters with wildlife, without adversely affecting their behavior. The US Coast Guard licensed captains are also trained Interpretive Naturalists. 90 minute cruise. Tours depart daily each morning, afternoon and sunset. Call for today's available times! Cost: $45 per adult, $35 per child 12 and under, children 2 and under ride free. Ask about our Marina Mammal Monday Special!
This 4.5 hour program starts off with a boat ride from Hilton Head through some beautiful backwater creeks and inlets. The destination is Outside Hilton Head's own private chain of islands located behind Daufuskie Island, called Page Island. When you arrive you will feel like you are at the location of a 'Survivor' show. Once on the island, we will get into kayaks and paddle the beautiful surrounding creeks and inlets. Very few people get to paddle this area, since it can only be accessed via powerboat. It is a calm-water paddle with fantastic views and lots of wildlife. Cost: $85 - adult, children 12 and under half price
On this completely custom designed program, choose from a menu of activities to build your Ultimate Day! Options include: extensive backwater boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, private island exploration, dolphin watching, tubing, cast-net throwing, fishing and crabbing, briding, beachcombing, shell-hunting, or visits to Daufuskie, Savannah and Beaufort. Cost includes all of your activities, staffing, equipment, as well as light snacks and refreshments.
5 Hour Ultimate Lowcountry Day: Flat rate of $525 for up to 5 people. Additional adults: $95. Additional children under 12: $47.50.
7 Hour Ultimate Lowcountry Day: Flat rate of $735 for up to 5 people. Additional adults: $145. Additional children under 12: $72.50.
Get out and explore the saltwater marshes of Broad Creek, just outside the marina. It's entertaining, fun and educational!
Outside Hilton Head Rentals
Toll Free: 800.686.6996
Have you ever dreamed of flying weightless through the air? Well now you can!
Rates: From $199/person for 30 minutes
Reserve Online: www.hhijetpack.com
Call 843-540-6973 to fly now!
When is the last time you took in the fresh air from 500 ft up?
Rates: $79/person (2 person minimum)
Reserve Online: www.parasailhiltonhead.com
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Call 843-686-2200 or 843-301-SAIL to book a ride now!
Sailors are a unique breed. They're only comfortable when the sheets are taut and the boat is heeling. Sportsmen who find this appealing may consider arranging for a relaxing sail aboard the "Special K," a 40-foot, private charter luxury yacht under the experienced hand of a fully qualified captain and crew. Visit us at www.hiltonheadsailingcharters.com.
9 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. or 6 p.m. - 9 p.m, depending on sunset
All cruises are three hours $350. Each additional hour $100.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations not made with at least 48 hours notice are subject to full charter fees. Weather cancellations are determined by the captain only.