Nautical Activities

CRUISES/ CHARTERS/NATURE & ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS

MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR A TUESDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS CRUISE,OR A FISHING, NATURE OR KAYAK TOUR (Fireworks trips begin in June and end Labor Day weekend)

ADVENTURE NATURE CRUISES on the HOLIDAY Departing Shelter Cove Harbour. Dolphin Watch and Nature Cruises with narrated commentary. See it all. Pass by Spanish Wells, Wexford & Long Cove, Harbour Town, Daufuskie Island, plus enjoy beautiful marshlands & wildlife. Several trips daily. Big spacious boat and calm waters. You’ll meet some very nice people on the boat. And don’t forget to take your camera! Use the coupon 843-785-4558

BEACHCOMBING ADVENTURE with OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD A great adventure to remote sandbars, beaches and shell banks that are only accessible by boat. This 3-hour boat cruise includes the 2 tours, Dolphin Tour with the added opportunity o getting off the boat and heading onto an exposed shell bank or sandbar. Search for shells, sand dollars, crabs, starfish artifacts and the occasional shark’s tooth!

COMMANDER ZODIAC South Beach Marina. Explore marshlands, observe Atlantic Bottle-Nosed Dolphins eye to eye, and other native marine wildlife in their natural habitat.  Its Jana & Tom’s 23rd year of combining the thrill of rafting with the adventure & pleasure of being so close to nature. The original Zodiac raft ride on Hilton Head! Tom & Jana’s Zodiac Raft Rides were selected by National Geographic, Discovery Channel and B. B. C. as their choice for Hilton Head Nature Guides. Reservations: 843-671-3344

CRUISE to DAUFUSKIE ISLAND on the CALIBOGUE Cruise to famed Daufuskie Island. Depart Broad Creek Marina. Mon thru Sat. 5 Trips daily. Bring your own coolers if you like. Rent a golf cart, tour the art galleries that have been featured in national magazines (they’ll give you a map to the various galleries).

DOLPHIN ADVENTURE NATURE CRUISE with Sonny C Charters aboard the S. S. PelicanBroad Creek Marina. Watch the dolphins, learn  more about the sea creatures and water fowl in this area. USCG approved for 20 passengers.  Captain Sonny has been traveling these waters for 25 years, and he knows where the dolphin play.

DOLPHIN ECO-TOUR TOUR with OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD Cruise through the Broad Creek and surrounding local waterways on their most popular boat trip! See a large and active Atantic Bottlenose Dolphin population. This is a large and comfortable boat. UP close encounters with the abundant local wildlife.

DOLPHIN & NATURE CRUISES on the  ISLAND QUEEN Broad Creek Marina. Join Captain Sonny on a delightful and relaxing cruise. Watch the dolphins, learn more about the sea creatures & water fowl. USCG approved for 40 passengers. One of the most popular cruises on the island. The Captain knows lots of great stories. He’s been traveling these calm wateres for 25 years. Sunset cruises, wedding parties, its a celebration every time you go out. You’ll make lots of new friends.

DOLPHIN SEAFARI Palmetto Bay Marina. Explore the beautiful calm waters surrounding Hilton Head. Throw a cast net! Pull a crab pot. Coast Guard inspected for 24 passengers. Great for a party, or just to learn about the environment. Daily cruises morning till sunset. Take your camera, you’ll get some great shots to show your friends back home.

FLYING CIRCUS SAILING CHARTERS Palmetto Bay Marina. Its the 22nd year for the Ultimate Sailing Experience. Flying Circus Catamaran is Hilton Head’s fastest & most fun!. The “environmentally friendly” way to see dolphins, nature & beautiful scenery. 6 passengers maximum for your comfort, enjoyment & spacious privacy. Daily Dolphin Watch, sunset & private charters. Coolers welcome,

HISTORIC RIVER STREET EXPRESS aboard “Spirit of Harbour Town” The Island’s only air-conditioned NON-STOP CRUISE to the historic city of Savannah, GA. Faster than driving (no speeding ticket!) Narrated cruise to River Street. Tour historic homes, take a trolley, tour, shop, or dine in one of the waterfront restaurants.

PALMETTO BAY MARINA off Palmetto Bay Rd. 86 Helmsman Way at the foot of the Cross Island Expressway. 3 restaurants, sailing, fishing, parasailing, jet ski, eco-tours, restaurants & more. Enjoy the water traffic, grab a bite to eat,  make some new friends. 

PAU HANA SAILING CATAMARAN Palmetto Bay Marina. The ultimate in smooth sailing on Hilton Head Island’s biggest catamaran sailboat. Interactive & informative two hour “environmentally friendly” dolphin watch tours under sail with a 30 year island resident. USCG certified for up to 49 passengers. Comfortable seats plus walk around room. “Dolphin Watch Sails” & “Happy Hour” Sunset Sails. Private charters available. (Ask for the Where To Go special). And don’t forget to take your camera. It will be very safe and dry.

SALT MARSH PHOTOGRAPHY CRUISE with Captain Larry Watts. “Doc” has been capturing the natural beauty of the salt marshes  for many years. Let him share these years of experience & beautiful areas with you. Go to his web site and click on the map to enjoy pictures shot from that spot on the map.Bring your camera and be prepared for an entertaining, informative and beautiful cruise as you capture your own “suitable for framing” shots. Cruise to Palmetto Bluff for lunch. A good time, beautiful scenery. new techniques, its a win win!!!!

SAIL AWAY on the SPECIAL K from Shelter Cove Harbour. The Special K is a 40ft luxury yacht just waiting to take you for an unforgettable sailing experience. Trips customized to suit your party or just trust the experienced captain who loves these waters and loves to share his love for sailing. 

SCHOONER “WELCOME” Step back in time join the crew on a 62 foot gaff rigged wooden Schooner. Welcome, a historic replica of a 1795 USCG Revenue Cutter, is sure to entertain all variety of sailor from landlubber to old salt! Set sail from Shelter  Cove Harbour and watch dolphin surf in the bow wake as we head through Broad Creek and out into Calibogue Sound. As a member of the crew,  join in and hoist the sails, or just sit back, relax and take in the exquisite natural beauty of Hilton Head Island! Fun for your family and memories to keep you talking about your fun adventure. 

SPIRIT OF HARBOUR TOWN DINNER CRUISE Million dollar passenger yacht departs Harbour Town.. Two hour cruise with an All-You-Can Eat two entree’ buffet. First Class dining. Air-conditioned dining cabin. Every table has a panoramic view through 16 sq. ft. window seats. Magnificent sunsets. Enjoy the upper deck with your friends. Full bar.

TRIPLE THREAT SPEED BOAT RIDES Departs from Broad Creek Marina. A screaming’ 75 miles per hour. You gotta do it. A roller coaster on water and a screaming good time. Are you up to it? Prove it! And you get a t-shirt to remember your great ride.

VAGABOND DOLPHIN NATURE CRUISE Departs from Harbour Town. Naturalist Captains will point out dolphins, shore birds, Osprey, Herons, Egrets, & other points of interest along the way: see the Harbour Town Golf Links, South Beach & more.

KAYAK TRIPS • SMALL CRAFT
JET SKI • PARASAIL • PONTOONS RENTALS/ LESSONS/ GUIDED TOURS


BROAD CREEK KAYAK COMPANY
 Tours leave daily from The Old Oyster Factory Restaurant. Sunset & Sunrise and anything in between.

KAYAK FISHING with OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD Daily kayak fishing excursions from the East Coast leader. Daily 3-hr tour includes custom kayak fishing kayak, bait, guide, tackle and licensing. Tours are scheduled around optimal tides for targeting redfish.

KAYAK HILTON HEAD Simmons Landing off Marshland Rd. Dolphins! Located at one of the dolphins favorite spots to feed and play! “Blackbeard”, “Nick” and little “Stripes” just to name a few. They also catch interesting fish, crabs and shrimp as part of the tours. Kids love it. Adults too! Join the fun of a tour or rent a kayak and explore on your own.

OUTSIDE EXPLORER Cruise the May River, check out the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, stop on the ‘famous’ Bluffton beach for some beach combing. Calm waters, great scenery.

PALMETTO BAY WATERSPORTS Palmetto Bay Marina (at the foot of the Cross Island Expressway) Wave Runners, Boat rentals, pontoon boats, all kinds of watersports and good waters to play in. Fishing and all the bait, food and drinks right there to keep you comfortable. Kayaks. Play all day.

PINCKNEY ISLAND WILDLIFE REFUGE KAYAK CENTER Daily tours thru the waters of the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Tours led by an experienced guide/naturalist in safe comfortable sea kayak. Learn about the rich history of the Port Royal Sound, the local wildlife and surrounding Sea Islands.

SKYPIRATE WATERSPORTS Broad Creek Marina (off Marshland Road) Plenty of parking. A morning or afternoon of fun & adventure for your family. Parasailing (the island’s best and longest ride), inflatable rides (mild or wild), boat rentals, dolphin cruises, cocktails cruises. Waterski and tubing & lots of fun on the water. (For every person who does a parasailing adventure, the SkyPirate will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society)

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING. Come try out the fastest growing watersport in the world! Safe, easy and fu for all ages, Remarkable core workout, a cool thrill, and simply a blast on the water! Outside Hilton Head is the area’s premier stand-up paddleboard headquarters, offering daily clinics, rentals and group excursions. In addition, they have a wide variety of board and accessories exclusively at the Plaza at Shetler Cove Retail Shop.


FISHING CHARTERS


A POLE CAT SPORT FISHING CHARTER Departs daily from the docks behind Charley’s Crab near Hudson’s. Get hooked up on The Pole Cat. More than 25 years local experience. On a 27’ ProSport Catamaran, Captain Jon “Gumbo” Deloach, knows fishing, guaranteeing you a good time. Sport fishing inshore, offshore 1/2day, 3/4 & full day. Winner of the 2007 Wahoo Shootout & the ‘07 & ‘08 Grouper/Snapper

CAPTAIN HOOK PARTY FISHING BOAT Shelter Cove Marina. 5 1/2 hr. every day Deep Sea Fishing Trips. Enclosed cabin, 2 private clean restrooms, food & beverages on board. No licenses required. Everything you need to catch fish.  Safe waters & experienced crew. Fun fishing for the family. Catch some rays upon the top deck. Guaranteed you’ll have a good time; and if you have children, they’ll just love it. 

CHARTER FISHING AWESOME TWOSOME Palmetto Bay Marina: Mighty Mako www.mightymako.com. Calm water, kid friendly. Take your kids fishing. (843-298-0366) & Top Shot (843-384-9714) Call either captain directly. Inshore/off shore fishing. Luxury Gulf Stream fishing trips & Tarpon & fly fishing trips. Halfday or full day.

HARBOUR TOWN YACHT BASIN Great fishing excursions leaving from one of the most famous yacht basins in the world (in the shadow of the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse). Nancy or Leslie can help you plan your day out of Harbour Town to some of the best fishing around with Captains who’ve fished these waters a long time.

HERO FISHING CHARTERS Harbour Town. Captain Stratty Pollitzer is a fishing legend on Hilton Head Island. In his 32ft Fly Bridge Sport Fisherman, he’ll take you to some of the best fishing locations he knows to find the catch you’ll talk about for years. One of the best equipped boats on the Island, all the fishing gear and supplies you’ll need and a captain that knows where they’re biting. Travel in comfort and style.

HILTON HEAD INSHORE FISHING CHARTERS Departs from any dock that doesn’t require a gate fee. Check with Captain Mark, we’ll pick you up at the most convenient dock to suit you. This captain will find you a fish. Fun for you and your friends. Good Captain; and he’s a great fisherman. All bait & tackle included. 

JUST-INTIME FISHING & NATURE CHARTERS & CRUISES Dolphin Nature Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Fishing trips. Explore the beautiful waters of the lowcountry while enjoying the dolphins, birds and maybe even a sea turtle just beyond your reach. Ask about fising trips both inshore and offfshore. You’re justt in time for a great water adventure.

O CAT FISHING Outside Hilton Head now offers charter fishing. O CAT is a 26’Twin Vee fishing machine captained by famous angler Jimmy Reece: inshore, offshore & family fishing charter daily.

OFF THE HOOK FISHING CHARTERS Fish the beautiful inshore waters that surround Hilton Head Island with native Capt. Brian Vaughn with over 20 years experience charter fishing. Explore the shallow waters in a 18ft. Hewes flats boat equipped with only the finest fly, spin & conventional tackle. Rods & reels by Shimano® and fly rods by Sage®. Sightfish for Redfish year round on the flats of the Lowcountry. Target other species including Cobia, Tarpon, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout & more on a seasonal basis.  An artist as well as a fisherman, specializing in the art of Gyotaku (Japanese for fish print), have your catch made into a unique piece of art to preserve your fishing memories. 

SHELTER COVE MARINA’S FISHING TEAM Shelter Cove Marina. Call Dave or one their team to plan your fishing trip out to Port Royal Sound, up the May River and out to the Gulf Stream. Quick in and out to the fishing spots these guys know and keep secret. They supply all the bait, the expert advice and a good day on the water,

SHRIMPING & FISHING on the “TAMMY JANE” on the docks at Hudson’s Landing. Travel the waters of “Forrest Gump”. Unique and educational fishing and shrimping trips. Beautiful Lowcountry scenery .Learn how the shrimpers catch that good shrimp you love to eat. Help pull the net. Best of all, share the catch with the rest of your party. Learn history, shrimping & watch for dolphins.

TRIPLE THREAT SPORTFISHING & THRILL RIDES Depart Broad Creek Marina in a 34’ Fountain Center Console with triple engines. (825 hp & 75 mph) Fast, furious, fun & safe. Get to the hot spots for fishing in half the time. Great boating & fishing experience. Life is good. Triple Threat for a great water adventure!

CRUISES & SIGHTSEEING TRIPS ALL AROUND HILTON HEAD AND ON TO DAUFUSKIE, BEAUFORT, SAVANNAH, ETC

BOAT CRUISE TO DAUFUSKIE on the CALIBOGUE Public or private cruises to famed Daufuskie Island, and back to Hilton Head. Luxury ferry USCG approved for 149 passengers. Perfect for your conference attendees as a group or just because you don’t want to drive to Savannah. (And you can’t get to Daufuskie except by water.). The Calibogue departs Broad Creek Marina every day except Sunday. You can get off at Daufuskie Island at Freeport Marina, rent a golf cart, tour the art galleries that have been featured in national magazines (they’ll give you a map to the various galleries), tour the Island or enjoy the quiet beaches on Daufuskie. Back on board, travel home without traffic hassles, no DUI, and its a beautiful trip you’ll be glad you made.

CALIBOGUE CRUISES & DAUFUSKIE CRAB COMPANY (25 years serving Daufuskie Island, Hilton Head & Savannah.)Step back into 1900 years of history and enjoy a narrated trip to Daufuskie Island. Board a bus for a historic island tour or rent a Club cart and explore on your own. They serve  Daufuskie Island Deviled Crab, pizza & hot dogs  if you’re hungry.  Dolphin & Ecology Tours. Ask about the Lowcountry Cookout. Spend the night in one of their “Crab Shacks” at Freeport Marina! Rustic elegance! A night….a day to remember.

CHEERS SAILING CHARTERS Sailing from behind Charley’s Crab at the Hudson’s Boat Landing. Morning, noon, afternoon and sunset cruises with a captain and mate who really know the waters surrounding Hilton Head. Certified for 29 guests, Cheers is perfect for a family party, or a special event for your office or group here for a workshop or convention. “We really sail”. Plan to enjoy the soft breezes that will surround you as you navigate the waters off Calibogue Sound.

COMMANDER ZODIAC South Beach Marina. Explore marshlands, observe Atlantic Bottle-Nosed Dolphins eye to eye, and other native marine wildlife in their natural habitat.  Its Jana & Tom’s 23rd year of combining the thrill of rafting with the adventure & pleasure of being so close to nature. The original Zodiac raft ride on Hilton Head! Tom & Jana’s Zodiac Raft Rides were selected by National Geographic, Discovery Channel and B. B. C. as their choice for Hilton Head Nature Guides. Reservations: 843-671-3344 

DOLPHIN SEAFARI Palmetto Bay Marina. Eco-tours, dolphin encounters, sunset trips! Great party boat. 24 passenger boat with covered top. Safe, calm water for cruising and relaxing. Restrooms on board. Soft drinks available Plan your next “safari”on the Dolphin Seafari”. Ask about the Treasure Hunt. Specializing in private parties. 843-785-7131

DOLPHIN ADVENTURE NATURE CRUISE with Sonny C Charters aboard the S. S. Pelican Broad Creek Marina. Watch the dolphins, learn  more about the sea creatures and water fowl in this area. Sonny has been cruising on these waters for 25 years. And he knows lots of good stories. USCG approved for 20 passengers. Fun and totally relaxing. Reservations: 843-681-2522.  DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES NATURE TOURS Simmons Landing off Marshland Rd. Brand new 22’ boat. Knowledgeable captains know many of the dolphins by name. Maybe the kids will want the chance to drive the boat. Tours available sunup til’ sundown. 6 passengers for uncrowded enjoyment.

DOLPHIN & NATURE CRUISES on the  ISLAND QUEEN Broad Creek Marina. Join Captain Sonny on a delightful and relaxing cruise. Watch the dolphins, learn more about the sea creatures and water fowl. USCG approved for 40 passengers.

FEELING CRABBY? Join the CRABBER J 11 at Shelter Cove Harbour. The Crabby Captain will take your family on an unforgettable cruise. Calm waters, a beautiful ride and fun for you all. Watch for dolphins. Catch the most Blue Crabs & win the Crabber J t-shirt. All equipment provided. Fully narrated.

FISHING & SHRIMPING ON THE “TAMMY JANE” on the docks at Hudson’s Landing. Travel the waters of “Forest Gump”. Unique and educational fishing and shrimping trips. Beautiful Lowcountry scenery along with inshore fishing for shark, Cobia, pan-fish, Mackerel & Bluefish. Bait, tackle & expert advice included. Shrimping trawling expeditions are great family fun. Share the catch.  Learn about history, shrimping and watch for dolphins.

FLYING CIRCUS SAILING CHARTERS Palmetto Bay Marina. Its the 22nd year for the Ultimate Sailing Experience. Flying Circus Catamaran is Hilton Head’s fastest & most fun!. The “environmentally friendly” way to see dolphins, nature & beautiful scenery. 6 passengers maximum for your comfort, enjoyment & spacious privacy. Daily Dolphin Watch, sunset & private charters. Coolers welcome. Safe. Stable. And the Captain is one of the best.

HARBOUR TOWN YACHT BASIN Cruise, fish, sail & soar at one of the most famous yacht basins in the world. Great dining and shopping on the famous harbour. . To cruise, sail, soar or dine call 671-4386. Fishing charters: 671-4534.  
HISTORIC RIVER STREET EXPRESS aboard the “Spirit of Harbour Town” The Island’s only heated NON-STOP CRUISE to the historic city of Savannah, GA. Faster than driving (no speeding ticket!) This partially narrated cruise takes you to River Street. Tour historic homes, take a trolley, tour, shop, or dine in one of the waterfront restaurants.

SKYPIRATE WATERSPORTS DOLPHIN CRUISES Broad Creek Marina. Experience the same freedom and environmental beauty where Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins frolic and play. Daily trips early morning to sunset. Sunset trips a specialty. (Sunset Cocktail Cruise (with complimentary cocktails of course) is new this year. They also rent power boats so you can do your excursions.

PALMETTO BAY MARINA off Palmetto Bay Rd. 86 Helmsman Way at the foot of the Cross Island Expressway. 3 restaurants, sailing, fishing, parasailing, jet ski, eco-tours, restaurants & more.

PAU HANA SAILING CATAMARAN Palmetto Bay Marina. The ultimate in smooth sailing on Hilton Head Island’s biggest catamaran sailboat. Interactive and informative two hour “environmentally friendly” dolphin watch tours under sail. USCG certified for up to 49 passengers. Comfortable seats plus walk around room. “Dolphin Watch Sails” & “Happy Hour” Sunset Sails. Private charters available.

SAIL AWAY ON THE SPECIAL K from Shelter Cove Harbour. Have an unforgettable time aboard the “Special K”, a 40ft. luxury yacht. Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience. Dolphin Watch and Sunset Cruises, a specialty. Sail on your time schedule. Trips customized to your fancy. Catering available. Six passengers.

SCHOONER “WELCOME” Sails from Shelter Cove Harbour. Welcome is 62′ overall with a beam of 14’6″. Plenty of room for 30 passengers. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Take the helm or help raise the sails. Pamela and Peter Ovens, owners & operators of this magnificent schooner promise you wonderful experiences. Plan a family reunion, wedding or other special event. Take a walk down the dock and enjoy her magnificent masts. Morning, afternoon & sunset cruises.

SHANNON TANNER’S WACKY  WIZZLE CRUISE Depart on Friday mornings with Shannon Tanner, popular Island entertainer at Shelter Cove Harbour. 8:30-11:30am. Watch for dolphin, learn some magic, enjoy a Treasure Hunt. Family fun.

SPIRIT OF HARBOUR TOWN DINNER CRUISE Million dollar passenger yacht departs Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Two hour cruise with an All-You-Can Eat two entree’ buffet. First Class dining featuring a delicious menu. Heated and/or Air-conditioned dining cabin. Every table has a panoramic view through 16 sq ft. window seats. Magnificent sunsets. ]

VAGABOND DOLPHIN NATURE CRUISE Naturalist Captains will point out dolphins, shore birds, Osprey, Herons, Egrets,  & other points of interest along the way: the Harbour Town Golf Links, South Beach & more. Use the coupon.

FISHING SUPPLIES

SHIPS STORE at SHELTER COVE MARINA Penn,  Sage, Lamson, Shimano rods & reels, Ande and Bagley’s Silver Thread fishing line. Great selection of fishing, fly fishing, & crabbing supplies. Rod rentals and bait. Best selection of Sportif and Atlantis sports & boating attire. Exclusive source for Ex Officio sport clothing. Sperry Topsiders discounted 20%. Costa del Mar sunglasses discounted 30%. No. 1 Sage dealership in S. C. Everything the real fisherman and boater needs (or thinks he needs).

MARINE ELECTRONICS

ED WEBER MARINE ELECTRONICS Sales, service & installations. Radar, autopilots, VHF & navigation equipment. FCC licensed with radar endorsement. 27 years experience. Dealer for popular manufacturers. Honest, expert advice & recommendations. Service to Beaufort,   Savannah, Fripp Island and nearby marinas, as well as the Hilton Head area. Outfit your new boat, or get your present boat seaworthy for the great fishing & boating season ahead.