It's never too early to start thinking about summer vacation on Hilton Head Island. You want to be sure and start with choosing your Island Time Hilton Head vacation rental and once that's set, move forward with scheduling some fun tours for the family to enjoy during your stay.
Here are some great Island-only tours you'll want to get scheduled right away! From fireworks and aerial views of the island to being a pirate or participating in an escape room adventure, you'll be sure to have a memorable time during your summer on Hilton Head Island.
Fireworks Kayak Tour
Watching fireworks is magical no matter where you watch them from but have you ever done it while sitting in a kayak? Now's your chance! Experience not only a guided kayak nature tour around Hilton Head's waters with an experienced guide but then enjoy a unique view of the fireworks at Shelter Cove. Outside Hilton Head's Fireworks has created a unique experience that combines their two-hour guided kayak nature tour with a viewing of the Shelter Cove Fireworks. Don't worry if you've never kayaked before or it's been a while since the last time. Each tour begins with a brief clinic perfect for beginner kayakers and a great refresher course for the already experienced.
Every Tuesday (weather permitting) from June 7 through August 23, departing from Shelter Cove Marina, your guide will lead you to different points of interest explaining the nature, history, and culture of what you're seeing. After a spectacular sunset, your guide will lead you to a calm area where your group will watch the fireworks from a safe but close distance. Space is limited, but this is a perfect experience for all ages. Children under 12 must be on a tandem kayak with an adult. Check their website for pricing and booking specifics.
You've seen the Island from the beach, from the water, but have you ever seen Hilton Head from the air in a helicopter? Fly Hilton Head offers an attraction like no other on the island for breathtaking views. See Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee Island, and downtown Savannah by air. Each exciting experience offers the chance to see dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, and manta rays. Helicopter tours and charters are perfect for families, couples, and friends of all ages.
There are several adventure tours to choose from but the three most popular are
the Beach Bum which takes you along the most active stretch of beaches to Coligny beach, Hilton Heads most popular beach park;
Island Explorer where you can see the Harbour Town Lighthouse, South Beach Marina, Shelter Cove Marina, Coligny Beach, and the Broad Creek Marshlands; and the
Ocean View flight that takes you on an 8-mile loop around the northeast corner of the island.
For more details, special events, and other adventures, check out Fly Hilton Head's website.
Pirate Cruise for Kids
Arr, Matey! Be a pirate for a day by going on a Pirate Ship Cruise. The entire experience with the crew of the Black Sparrow lasts about an hour and a half. The first fifteen minutes is spent on the dock getting the little pirates ready and teaching them how to talk like a real pirate crew. Once the crew is ready, board the ship and head out on the Calibogue Sound for about an hour and 15 minutes. The interactive pirate cruise includes face painting, water cannon fight with Stinky Pete, and more. Recommended ages 2 through10. Go to their website for contact and booking information.
Escape Room at Hilton Head
One Team. One Room. One Mission. One Hour to Escape. If you've ever wanted to try an escape room, now's your chance with Escape Room Hilton Head. It's a live interaction game where your team is locked in a themed room where you follow evidence, search for clues, work puzzles, solve problems, open locks and work together to escape before your time expires. Your team will have up to one hour to try to complete all of the tasks in your game space before time is out. Can you beat the clock? Choose from one of 4 escapes:
The Fate of Five—A psychopathic serial killer is at large. The mastermind known by the FBI as the Composer has avoided capture for months and is currently taunting authorities. It is imperative he be stopped before more tragedy strikes. If you have any investigative skills, law enforcement officials could use your help. Get here as fast as possible!
Taken—You and some friends are super excited about a long anticipated weekend hiking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After stopping at the last supply/rest area, your group is mysteriously taken captive, blindfolded and led to a very remote abandoned cabin several miles up the mountain.
Conspiracy Theory—The fate of the world hangs in the balance while a nightmare of cataclysmic proportion is imminent! United States Senator Michael Hayward is missing and a major government coverup is ongoing. What did he discover during his time at Area 51? What did he hide in his office that can save us all? Don't miss this original immersive experience for the whole family, brought to you by the creators of Hilton Head Escape Room!
Moving Day—It's Moving Day for the Green Family and Riley's favorite blanket has been placed in the 'giveaway box'! You'll need to use the objects with you in the box to catch the attention of the Green Family before it's too late!
This is sure to be a fun and great experience for all ages. Go to their website for more information on reservations and watch a short video of each escape to see which situation you want to escape from!
As you can see there's always something to do on Hilton Head Island, from beaches and golf courses, to water sports and shopping and restaurants, to make your summer vacation on the Island an unforgettable experience and the chance to create lifetime memories!