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South Magazine features Outside Savannah

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Outside Savannah is the central destination for adventure and exploration in coastal Georgia. The article below was featured in South Magazine’s Travel and Adventure Edition, released Spring 2022.

The Team at Outside Brands presents… Outside Savannah!

In the Summer of 1979 on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Mike Overton launched Sailin’ Shoes Windsurfing on a card table in the back of the South Beach General Store, selling windsurfing lessons to island visitors. Over the course of the next 44 years, the windsurfing venture matured into one of the largest adventure companies in the Lowcountry, the Outside Brands.

With the company roots firmly planted on Hilton Head, S.C., Outside has successfully branched into Palmetto Bluff and most recently, Savannah, Ga. Boasting five divisions: leisure recreation, specialty retail, team building, destination management and an associated non-profit, Outside Savannah has much to offer the Coastal Empire.

A Different Point of View

One of the most spectacular ways to view the historic gem that is Savannah, is from the water. Outside offers a variety of trips that depart from the waterfront daily. Outside Savannah’s most popular tours are the Savannah Port Tour and Georgia Dolphin Discovery. Whether visitors are history buffs, nature lovers or thrill seekers, Outside’s menu of activities offers the perfect adventure.


Experience Page Island 

In the 90s, Outside acquired Page Island, a 40-acre chain of hammock islands tucked between Daufuskie Island, Savannah, and Palmetto Bluff. Upon arrival to Outside’s private island, visitors are awestruck by its natural beauty. Outside helps craft the perfect day for this destination, offering individuals and groups the opportunity to unplug from the real world and immerse themselves in the wonder of nature. Trips to Page offer an array of exhilarating activities, including dock-jumping, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and fishing.


Gear Up for Your Adventure

Outside’s flagship Hilton Head retail store opened in 1986 so that folks looking for adventure would have the gear to go with it. Today, Outside Savannah’s retail store, located on iconic River Street in the Plant Riverside District, offers everything one needs for a stylish, active lifestyle. Patagonia, Kuhl, Yeti and OluKai are just some of the top brands offered in this outside outfitter’s paradise. Outside’s retail division includes: The Flagship Store in The Plaza at Shelter Cove, the Palmetto Bluff Retail and Activity Outpost and, their newest addition, the Outside Savannah Retail and Activity Outpost located in the Plant Riverside District on historic River Street in Savannah, Ga. Much more than just outdoor outfitters, Outside stores sell everything one needs for a stylish, active lifestyle.


A Recipe for Success 

Outside has grown tremendously over the last decades but is proud to still be a locally owned and operated company. Overton credits the success of Outside Brands to the team that runs it. “All of us at Outside share a passion for the rich nature, history and culture of the Southeast Coastal Region. Our passion is contagious as we focus on enriching lives via connecting people to exceptional products and places,” Mike Overton said.

Experience the Savannah Port Tour 

Experience a working port as it should be seen — from the water. This excursion begins with a scenic view of Savannah’s Historic Riverfront and then ventures upriver to the Georgia Ports Authority. Enjoy the views of the city from the waters, learn about this historic port, and get to know Savannah from a different perspective.
Click Here to learn more about Outside Savannah adventures.


Written by: 

Mindy Scarlett & Outside’s Pippi Itkor