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Benefits of booking with Palmetto Dunes:

  • Up to 20% off resort dining, bike rentals, golf and more
  • Free Tennis and priority access to select activities and amenities
  • Save more when you stay longer! Ask our vacation rental experts.
  • Palmetto Dunes Rentals are exclusively for 3 – 7 nights.
  • Some rentals may require Saturday to Saturday summer stays.

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Benefits of playing at Palmetto Dunes:

  • Book online in advance and save up to 30%!
  • Multi-round rates available. Call 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. Same day delivery available before 4 p.m.
  • Island's largest assortment of bikes, kayaks/canoes & beach accessories.

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Learn more about Shelter Cove Marina activities:

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.
  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.
  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.

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Cruises & Water Sports

Shelter Cove Marina Cruises & Water Sports

The largest deep water marina on Hilton Head Island is home to the best variety of water sports and boat tours! With boat rentals, nature tours, dolphin cruises, sport crabbing, kayaking, paddleboarding 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 (855) 869-3480 to book a fishing charter.

Learn more about the CraigCat Boat

Holiday Dolphin Cruises & Crabber J Cruises

Take a trip with Captain Mark! Choose from Dolphin Watch Nature Cruises on board the excursion vessel "Holiday" & Let's Go Crabbing Cruises on board the sport crabbing boat "Crabber J II".

Since 1983, this is the best cruise value for your dollar! The 80-foot double deck cruise ship Holiday departs from Dock C at Hilton Head's 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. 1 hour 45 minute narrated boat tour features 45 points of interest including bottle nose dolphin, local knowledge and the picturesque scenery of Hilton Head Island.

Phone: (855) 869-3480

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Boats at the Marina
Backwater Cat Adventure

Tour Hilton Head Island's marshlands from a CraigCat, a surprisingly unique watercraft NEW at Shelter Cove Marina. It's a two seat, down-low compact power catamaran that reaches speeds up to 30 miles per hour. And you drive it yourself! With its shallow draft, stable low center of gravity, comfortable bucket seats, easy to operate controls, and bimini top, this sporty runabout is the perfect way to tour the marshes and open waters of the Lowcountry. Professionally guided sightseeing and nature tours are available in the morning, afternoon and at sunset. They also offer a special HarbourFest Fireworks Tour during the summer.

All equipment (including life vests) and bottled water are included. Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license to drive and 5 years or older to be a passenger. As a courtesy your guide will take pictures and email them to you after your adventure.

Phone: (855) 869-3480

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Dolphin Seafari of Hilton Head Island

The Dolphin Seafari is a 30 foot covered pontoon boat with comfortable bench seating and a restroom on board. Sitting low and close to the water, gets you up close and personal with our wildlife and gives you optimal viewing of our salt marsh. With a friendly and accommodating staff, we love to educate about Hilton Head Island while we look for dolphins, egrets, herons, Osprey, Bald Eagles, sharks, pelicans, and even mermaids!

Phone: (855) 869-3480
Call for pricing or view details and book online below.

Available Tours:
Find a Mermaid Tour | Search availability & book online
Dolphin Tour | Search availability & book online
Donuts with Dolphins | Search availability & book online
Mermaid Eco Tour | Search availability & book online
Marshside Mama's Dinner Cruise | Search availability & book online
Become a Mermaid | Search availability & book online
Oldtown Blufton Tour | Search availability & book online

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Boats at the Marina
Flying Circus Sailing Charters

The Ultimate Sailing Experience. Providing personalized fun sailing experiences for all ages since 1989. Flying Circus is a comfortable, safe and stable 27’ catamaran sailboat that charters daily for private trips, limited to 6 guests maximum, plus a friendly knowledgeable captain.

Enjoy a lovely nature oriented, smooth sailing leisurely cruise through the Low Country waters from a perfect, close to the water, viewpoint. See and learn about Dolphins and a variety of wildlife that inhabit the surrounding marshes. It is relaxing, intimate, stress free fun! Sailing daily for morning, afternoon and evening sunset dolphin watch sails, each cruise with its own unique perspective. You are welcome to bring along a small cooler with drinks and snacks, including alcohol.

Available tours:
- 2 hour Dolphin Watch Sail / Search availability & book online
- 3 hour extended Dolphin Watch Sail, with extra sailing time in the Calibogue Sound
- Summer Fireworks/Dolphin Watch Sail (June 13-August 15)
- Private Sailing Lessons
- Extended 4+ hour customized Sailing Excursions

Phone: (844) 207-8452
Call for pricing or view details and book online below.

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Boats at the Marina
Shannon Tanner's Excellent Pirate Expedition

Set sail on a swashbuckling family adventure with Captain Tanner and his pirates. There will be treasure, mermaids, dolphins, water cannon battles! Receive an autographed piratekidz sword and memories with your kids to last a lifetime.

Pirate Cruises: April - May
Pirate Expedition Summer Schedule: May 31 - September 1, 2017
Pirate show starts at 8:30 am and boat departs at 9 am and returns at 10:30 am.

Phone: (855) 869-3480

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Boats at the Marina
Boat Rentals

Cruise through Hilton Head Island's vast inland waterways in style. This 22 ft Sea Fox Bay Boat Rental is ideal for smaller groups. Get out and explore the local waterways, or take the boat with a buddy for a day of unguided fishing. This boat rental is located at Shelter Cove Marina, centrally located on Hilton Head Island.

Phone: (855) 869-3480

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Boats at the Marina
Special "K" Sailing Charters

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.

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 boat tours are three hours with six-passenger maximum.

(855) 869-3480
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.

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Boats at the Marina
Outside Hilton Head Tours & Rentals

Outside Hilton Head Shared Boating Tours offer great opportunities to explore Hilton Head from the water. Shared Boating Tours are scheduled daily from Shelter Cove Marina.

In addition to Dolphin & Nature Tours, they offer trips to Daufuskie Island. Or kayak remote creeks on their Outback Excursion which combines a boat ride to their private chain of islands with an over-the-top kayak tour of pristine backwater creeks.

Available water sports & tours:
Tubing and Water Sports (Family Ski Day)
Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals
90-Minute Dolphin Eco Tour
Full Tide Discovery Tour
Beachcombing Cruise
The Outback Excursion
Daufuskie History & Artisans Excursion
Ultimate Lowcountry Days

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Or call to book tours or for more info: (855) 869-3480

Lagoon Charters

Outfitter’s fishing charters and experienced guides will navigate you through our 11-mile lagoon, stocked with a variety of saltwater fish, to the ultimate fishing hotspots. Equipment is provided – just be sure to pack your good luck!.

Your Adventure Headquarters

Hilton Head Outfitters offers the island’s largest bike rental fleet, bike equipment and accessories, kayak and canoe rentals, fishing gear, charters, beach equipment, lagoon tours and more. Your South Carolina adventure awaits.