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Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dinner Cruise

1. Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dinner Cruise

Board the luxury Spirit of Harbor Town ship for an evening of mouthwatering cuisine and the island’s best sunsets. Admire unbeatable views as you enjoy a delicious dinner and watch as the sun slips behind the horizon. Choose to dine on the shaded topside deck, or select a table in the collimate-controlled cabin with panoramic windows. Relax with a drink from the full-service bar (at your own expense) as you look out for dolphins. Sunset Dinner Cruise Sail early enough to catch the sunset and return after dark to the lights of Harbour Town. Whether a warm summer evening or a cozy November night, the Sunset Dinner Cruise is a perfect way to end any day of the year on Hilton Head Island. Keep your eye out for dolphins as they typically make an appearance during the sunset dinner cruise. Menu Starter: • Heirloom tomato panzanella salad Your choice of 1 entree:• Fish: blackened mahi-mahi • Chicken: roasted chicken breast • Pork: berbere spiced pork loin • Vegetarian/vegan: fresh pasta primavera Dessert: • Key lime pie or layered chocolate mousse

Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dolphin Cruise

2. Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Discover the incredible wildlife of Hilton Head Island with a dolphin spotting cruise at sunset. Search for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in open water before watching the sunset on Daufuskie Island. Sail towards the open ocean in search of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on an amazing sightseeing cruise. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this cruise. After seeing these animals in open water, travel to Daufuskie Island and up Bull Creek to Dolphin Hole to watch the setting sun. Admire the incredible landscape of salt estuaries at sunset. Listen to live commentary from your expert captain, and ask the crew any questions you might have. Beer, wine, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase throughout the trip.

Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

3. Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

Marvel at breathtaking views only seen by helicopter. Spot a range of wildlife from dolphins and sharks to sea turtles and manta rays. See Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee Island, and downtown Savannah by air. Choose between 3 options: Ocean View – 3 minutes Get views of Folly Field Beach and the Port Royal Sound on an 8-mile loop around the northeast corner of the island. This flight is designed as a discovery flight to experience what it is like to fly in a helicopter. Beach Cruiser – 6 minutes Fly right over the sandy shores of Hilton Head. Depart out of the Hilton Head Airport and head east, right down the busiest beaches on the island. This tour offers great views of Folly Field Beach, Broad Creek, Port Royal Sound, and Shelter Cove. Beach Bum – 10 minutes A combination of the Ocean View and Beach Cruiser tours, this tour takes you along the most active stretch of beaches to Coligny Beach, Hilton Head's most popular beach park. Keep an eye out for marine life as you fly low along the beach. As you turn around you will begin to climb high in the sky giving you the best view of the island along with Parris Island and Downtown Savannah.

Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Tour at Sunset & Fireworks Show

4. Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Tour at Sunset & Fireworks Show

Discover the wonders of Hilton Head Island on a guided cruise. Spot resident bottlenose dolphins playing in the water and learn about the landmarks you pass, including the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Enjoy a memorable sunset and fireworks show. Once you've met your group at the meeting point, travel first around the Hilton Head coast and take in stunning views of the shoreline. Look out for resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they play, feed, and swim around the boat. Along the way, pass by the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, an impressive, 90-foot (27.4-meter) tall beacon renowned for its candy-striped exterior. Learn about the rich history and diverse ecosystem of the island from your guides as you soak in the scenic views and sail past landmarks. Later, sit back and relax as the sun begins to set, painting the water’s surface in a vibrant array of hues. Find out why Hilton Head has been named one of the best destinations for sunset viewing along the East Coast of the United States. After the sun has fully sunk below the horizon, round off your trip with Hilton Head’s weekly fireworks show.

Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

5. Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

Step aboard a former America’s Cup sailing yacht for an afternoon cruise. Discover what it takes to sail a racing yacht as you help the crew, or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. See the sights of the Calibogue Sound and learn about the history of these waters. Have your camera ready as you keep an eye out for dolphins. Drinks and merchandise are available for purchase on board.

Hilton Head Island: Guided Kayak Tour with Coffee

6. Hilton Head Island: Guided Kayak Tour with Coffee

Learn about the rich history and diverse ecosystem of Hilton Head Island from an expert naturalist guide as you paddle a kayak along Broad Creek and through the saltwater marshes. Observe indigenous bird species and keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins as you sip your local coffee. Meet your guide, put on your life jacket, grab your paddle, and hit the water in a kayak. Get some paddling tips from your guide. As you cruise through the pristine saltwater marshlands, learn about spartina grass/cordgrass, oysters, and other local wildlife, and ask any questions you may have. As you paddle, enjoy coffee with a cause (every cup brewed donates to help manatee rescue and health). Observe many indigenous bird species, including egrets, herons, ospreys, brown pelicans, and bald eagles. Make sure to keep an eye out for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins swimming playfully.

Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dolphin Watching Tour

7. Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dolphin Watching Tour

Take in the beauty of Hilton Head from the water on a guided boat tour and enjoy sunset views. Marvel at wild dolphins, and learn about their habits, eating patterns, and more with a guide. As you explore the island's waterways, learn about the history of the area and the surrounding islands from your guide. Watch wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat and hear about oysters, spartina grass, tides, pluff mud, and more. Keep on the lookout for other wildlife, including pelicans, osprey, stingrays, herons, turtles, and more, which may be seen along the way. Then, take in the breathtaking views of the sun melting over the horizon. Finally, sail back to the departure point, where your tour will end.

Hilton Head Island: Sunset Creek Cat Boat Tour

8. Hilton Head Island: Sunset Creek Cat Boat Tour

Discover the waters around  Hilton Head Island on a guided tour. Ride one of the little boats, known as Creek Cats, on the water and look out for local bottlenose dolphins as you admire a beautiful sunset. Visit the most scenic spots at speeds of up to 30 mph. Pass by the Harbour Town Lighthouse, an iconic beacon with a red and white candy-cane exterior. Sail past Bull Island, an uninhabited stretch of land where, according to legend, a host of exotic animals (including zebras) used to roam. Learn more about Hilton Head Island, its wildlife, and ecosystem from expert guides throughout the tour. Travel through smaller marshes filled with abundant wildlife, areas that are inaccessible in larger vessels. Look out for egrets, eagles, ospreys, and otters along the way. Enjoy a beautiful Lowcountry Sunset from the Calibogue Sound, known for its beautiful sunset colors, before returning to the dock.

Hilton Head Island: Pontoon Boat Rental

9. Hilton Head Island: Pontoon Boat Rental

Explore Hilton Head Island with a pontoon boat rental. Cruise through the island's waterways and watch out for dolphins as you spend time relaxing with loved ones. Select from a 2, 4, or 6-hour boat rental time. Meet the dock staff and learn how to use the pontoon boat. Receive safety instructions and recommendations on where to go before leaving the dock. Embark into the marina and make your way to landmarks like the Harbour Town Lighthouse or sail along the shoreline. Be on the lookout for local wildlife or sit back and admire views of Hilton Head Island from the water. Return your pontoon boat rental after an enjoyable time with friends and family.

Private Dolphin Tour

10. Private Dolphin Tour

Enjoy Hilton Head Island from the water on this private fully narrated tour. Take in the beauty of Hilton Head Island while learning more about the ecosystem and history of Hilton Head. Experience seeing dolphins up close and learn more about their eating patterns and habits. This experience is surely unique and perfect for families, couples or friends.

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What people are saying about Hilton Head Island

This was our first helicopter ride. Family owned business. Everyone was friendly, courteous and answered any questions we had. The pilot was also all of the above and has a good sense of humor which was nice. We chose the 6 minute tour this time, we will be back for a longer flight in the not too distant future. If you visit the Hilton Head Island, I recommend you take a helicopter ride with Hilton Head Helicopter Tours at the airport.

We loved it...!!! 100% recommend. Alex and Sara thank you very much for this fantastic experience. This tour was more than amazing to closed our vacations in Hilton Head Island. I hope to see you soon...!!! Pura Vida, Greetings from Costa Rica.

The cruise was absolutely wonderful. The crew was very welcoming and the service was outstanding. We were very pleased with our meal and the scenery during the cruise was absolutely beautiful.

We enjoyed our trip we see a lot of dolphins and get to watch the sunset and double rainbow!!! What a great trip!

Great ride for 90 minutes! You won't be disappointed.