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Benefits of booking with Palmetto Dunes:

  • Preferred rates and priority access for golf, tennis bikes and more
  • Up to 20% off resort dining and select retail with charging privileges
  • Booking tips from the island experts: go where the locals go!

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Benefits of playing at Palmetto Dunes:

  • Book online in advance and save up to 30%!
  • Multi-round rates available. Call 843.686.9697 to start saving.
  • Three distinct and memorable championship courses you'll love to come back to. Which one will be your favorite?

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Benefits of renting at Palmetto Dunes:

  • We offer the highest quality new rental equipment on the island.
  • Free delivery/pickup for 3+ day rentals. On-site hourly rentals available.
  • Island's largest assortment of bikes, kayaks/canoes & beach accessories.

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Water Sports

With three miles of expansive beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean and a unique lagoon system that winds its way through three spectacular golf courses, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is the ideal venue for Hilton Head water sports. Rent a canoe, learn how to use a kayak, take surfing lessons, go water skiing or fishing - there are more choices here at our Hilton Head Island beachfront resort than at any other location in the Southeast.

There is, quite simply, more to do, more to enjoy and more to learn and experience with a Palmetto Dunes vacation.

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Boat Rentals

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.

2 hr 4 hr 6 hr 8 hr
$195 $335 $440 $500

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Local: 843.686.6996
Toll Free: 800.686.6996


Canoes & Kayaks

There's no better way to navigate Palmetto Dunes' 11 miles of scenic lagoons than on a kayak or canoe from Hilton Head Outfitters. The lagoon's calm waters wind through the neighborhoods and golf courses of the resort, offering opportunities to commune with native birds, mammals and the Coastal Carolina ecosystem. Any morning spent on the lagoon is entertaining, informative and just plain fun. Or, choose a canoe or kayak at Shelter Cove Marina and go exploring the saltwater environment of Broad Creek. Either way, you're sure to have lots of fun!



The Centurion 24 foot towboat offers adventurous activity options on the inner coastal South Carolina waterways, ideal for families, corporate groups & friends. Customers have the choice of wakeboarding, wakesurfing, wakeskating, waterskiing, kneeboarding or tubing. Even if you are just along for the boat ride the Centurion guaranties an exciting 3-hour experience that in addition to wakesports will include coastal wildlife scenery and often your party will site a dolphin or two. Island Wakesports instructors have over 10 years experience and are USCG lincensed. Professional grade equipment is provided.

Island Wakesports
Local: 843.842.7001
Rates: 3-hour private charter $325


Surf School

Learn to surf! Join the Hilton Head Outfitters' Surf School to master the waves. This educational Surf School emphasizes safety and the basic fundamentals of surfing. Hilton Head Outfitters offers 7' and 9' soft top boards, skim boards and boogie boards.


Ocean Paddleboards

A whole new way to explore the water - try your hand at a stand-up paddleboarding. Enjoy paddleboarding at the beach where you can ride the waves. This activity is sure to give you a great workout! Board rentals start at $29.99 for the first hour plus $12 for each additional hour. You can rent online for 24 hrs+. Call Hilton Head Outfitters at 843-785-2449 for more information.


Catch-and-Release Lagoon Fishing

Stop at Hilton Head Outfitters and select a light tackle to go after large redfish, sea trout, bluefish and flounder - all in the resort's own unique 11-mile lagoon system. If you prefer a guided trip, we can arrange for catch-and-release lagoon fishing departing from the Outfitters shop. Choose from two, three or four-hour fishing trips or nature trips with Capt. Trent Malphrus, a knowledgeable and experienced hand, at the helm. Call Hilton Head Outfitters at 866.650.4125 for more information.


Family Ski Day

Family Ski Day is a private charter for up to 6 people. The program begins with a ride from Shelter Cove Marina to the towing grounds. The towing grounds are a beautiful, calm-water, secluded creek. There, you will have several hours for tubing, water-skiing, wake-boarding, and kneeboarding. The boat is equipped with all the gear and your Captain is a certified instructor. Includes all equipment, boat, fuel and your USCG licensed Captain who is also a certified towing sports instructor. 6 person maximum. This is a private excursion.

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Bike Rentals for Everyone
Bike Rentals for Everyone

Hilton Head Outfitters features the island’s largest bike rental fleet. Choose from beach cruisers, comfort bikes, tandems, kids bikes, tag-a-longs, kiddie carts and more. Plus bike equipment, accessories, sales and repair.

Dunes House Oceanfront Dining
Dunes House Oceanfront Dining

Famous for the best fish tacos on the Hilton Head Island! The Dunes House serves casual lunch and dinner oceanside with live entertainment select evenings. Sit at the outdoor bar and cool off with one of the signature frozen drinks.

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