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At full sail on an outing in the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island

South Carolina

Sightseeing by Sailboat in Hilton Head Island

By: Christi Womack

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A sailing outing in the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island is an unforgettable experience.

With more than 19 kilometers of coastline, it’s the ideal South Carolina destination for beachgoers and nature lovers alike.

Sightseeing on a Chartered Sailboat

Hilton Head Island’s beautiful maritime forests, salt marsh ecosystems and winding tidal creeks are the perfect setting for your next outdoor adventure in South Carolina. Experience wildlife in its natural habitat and enjoy unprecedented views as you take in the salty air while perched on the bow of a catamaran. Local outfitters offer great packages and unforgettable experiences for visitors who want to charter with an experienced captain.

Relaxing on a sailboat and enjoying Hilton Head Island’s beautiful scenery

Relaxing on a sailboat and enjoying Hilton Head Island’s beautiful scenery
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Scenic Views on a Serene Trip

Relax and unwind aboard one of the Outside Hilton Head outfitter’s beautiful vessels as you sail through the heart of the Lowcountry. You’ll quickly find out there’s something special, and so peaceful, about cruising in the area while the wind powers the sails. Inspect the natural beauty of the island from the luxurious deck of a 16-meter catamaran – see the dolphins splash and play in the water, bird watch from the bow or enjoy a perfectly captured view of a sunset. This family-friendly activity is the perfect way to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Exploring Hilton Head Island by land and by water

Exploring Hilton Head Island by land and by water
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Spotting Wildlife Along the Way

Experience the natural beauty of the island and explore the pristine waterways surrounding it with your crew. Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound are a few of the waterways you can expect to pass through with Outside Hilton Head. Another option is to sail a stretch of the famous Intracoastal Waterway that runs by Hilton Head. As you make your way through various rivers and marshes, you’ll see incredible wildlife inhabiting the island – from egrets and herons to sea turtles and maybe even an alligator or two. Whether you consider yourself a sailing fanatic or it’s your first time aboard a boat, Hilton Head Island is the perfect place to enjoy a fun and exciting day on the water.

Getting There

Book an international flight to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), then rent a car to drive about 63 kilometers to Hilton Head Island. Alternatively, after arriving in the USA, catch a domestic flight to Hilton Head Island (HHH) and arrange ground transportation at the airport.