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Benefits of booking

  • 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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Boat Rentals & Watersports in Hilton Head

Captain your own boat

Take to the water with one of the largest selections of boat rentals on Hilton Head Island. Right across from the main entrance to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, our Shelter Cove Marina is home to a variety of watersports. Everything from kayaks to luxury pontoon boats to 2-person catamaran boats, along with the opportunity for you and your family to make your vacation dreams come true

The marina is your oyster

Interior view of pontoon boat with driver and inter coastal waterway in background

Pontoon and fishing boats

Choose a luxury pontoon boat rental for a relaxing ride around the island, sunning, fishing, swimming, or just taking in the sights. Serious anglers can select a center console fishing boat to pilot themselves to their favorite spot inshore or offshore.

Phone: (855) 869-3480

Kayakers in lagoon

Lagoon kayaks and canoes

There's no better way to navigate the 11 miles of scenic lagoons than on a kayak or canoe from Hilton Head Outfitters. The calm waters offer opportunities to commune with nature in both single and tandem kayaks, as well as two and three people canoes.

Phone: (866) 650-4125

Young boy surfing in shallow ocean water

Surfboard rentals and lessons

Hilton Head Island is a great place for beginner surfers to learn, and experienced riders to hone their skills. Hilton Head Outfitters rents both 8-foot and 9-foot Surftech surfboards, and also offers individual and group lessons.

Phone: (866) 650-4125

There's nothing like a CraigCat

The most fun two people can have on the water! The two-seat compact CraigCat power catamaran skims across the marshlands at 30 mph, and you drive it yourself! This sporty runabout is easy to operate and the perfect way to enjoy the water.

Phone: (855) 869-3480

Sit back and enjoy a cruise

If you’re just looking to let someone else be the captain, Shelter Cove Marina has the best variety of cruises and boat tours on the island. Dolphin tours, nature cruises, sport crabbing and more.

Charters that take you to the fish

Shelter Cove Marina is also the best spot on Hilton Head Island to find just the fishing charter you’re looking for. In-shore or off-shore, sport fishing at its finest can be found just outside the gates of Palmetto Dunes.