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Outside’s Top 5 Summer Family Activities

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Looking to take your family time outside? These fun activities are perfect for all members of your family! Nothing beats family fun and fresh air. Get away from your four walls and explore a number of these activities with Outside that are sure to bring everyone closer together.

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5. Shark Fishing

There are few things more exciting than hooking a shark! Our three-hour evening shark fishing excursion includes a boat, bait, tackle, USCG Captain, license, and an iced cooler. Safety is always our number one priority and our experienced captains will guide your family to safely reel in the perfect catch. This is perfect for the adventure seekers in the family!

4. Family Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Launch your Stand-Up Paddle Boarding career with this intro to SUP lesson in Hilton Head! This introductory program familiarizes you and your family with equipment, safety, and paddle strokes. Your certified instructor will show you different games and drills to get comfortable on the boards. You’ll be cruising down the creek in no time!

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3. Dolphin Eco Tour

Hilton Head Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are a must-see for all ages! Explore Broad Creek, venture through the tidal marsh system, and learn about the island’s history. Join us for a tour on Broad Creek watching for birds and dolphins in the salt marsh ecosystem. Along the way, your interpretive naturalist captain will entertain your family with information and stories of the Lowcountry. Our boats are stable, comfortable, and ideal for viewing wildlife. If your family is looking for a more personalized tour, Private Dolphin Eco Tours are available!

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2. Guided Kayak Nature Tour

Bring the family kayaking through the tidal creeks and salt marshes that surround Hilton Head Island. The two-hour guided kayak tours are led by knowledgeable, personable interpretive naturalist guides. Our guides use their local insight to read tides and lead your family on the best route, looking for wildlife, and making stops to talk about the rich history and culture. Conducted at a leisurely pace, this “nature hike” on the water is Hilton Head Kayaking at its very best. Our Hilton Head kayak tours are perfect for the whole family and designed for all experience levels and ages.

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1. Beachcombing Cruise

This three-hour boat cruise incorporates a two-hour Hilton Head dolphin tour with the bonus of getting off the boat onto a remote vanishing island. You and your family can search for shells, sand dollars, crabs, starfish, and the occasional shark’s tooth while on the vanishing island. Our USCG Captains will share interactive fun facts about the local tides and ecosystem along the way! The Beachcombing Cruise is the ultimate family adventure! Everyone, from grandparents to toddlers, will enjoy this unique excursion on the water. Lowcountry sandbars are only available to visit at low tide, so this trip leaves at different times each day depending on the tide.




#GetOutside with the family! Learn more about each activity on our website and book your family adventure today!


Written by:

Emme Schumacher

’22 Marketing Intern