Experience Hilton Head
Hilton Head is a popular beachside destination, and an island in South Carolina
. It offers 12 miles of incredible beaches,
making it a very sought-after tourist destination in the US. Especially golfers probably heard about this island before, as it offers some of the best golf courses in the region. But Hilton Head has a lot more to offer than golf - beach, surf, sun and lots of wildlife.
Nature lovers will also have a great time on the island, exploring the lowlands with the many interesting flora and fauna. Families love this island thanks to the very safe and accessible beaches, and if you’re looking for exquisite dining options, you will find plenty here. Hilton Head truly is the perfect destination for your relaxing beach vacation!
Language and currency in Hilton Head
As in the rest of the USA, the official language in Hilton Head is American English. So if you speak basic English, you will easily get around the island.
The currency in Hilton Head is the USD, and you can easily exchange your currency in the local banks. Credit Cards are also widely accepted in most sites of the Island. We recommend to change currencies in the town at the banks, as the exchange rates at the airports are usually higher.
Getting around in Hilton Head
Hilton Head is rather small, which is why you can easily get around Hilton Head. Getting from one end to the other only takes about half an hour by car, and between the main attractions of the island you can easily walk or go by bike. There are also rideshare apps like Uber available in Hilton Head, so if you need to go a bit further, they are a good choice.
If you want to explore the region around the island, and some more of South Carolina, renting a car is a good way to do this. At the airport close to Hilton Head you can usually pick up rental cars, and get the adventure starting!
Best things to do during your holidays in Hilton Head
There are many amazing things to do in Hilton Head besides fun boat tours and exciting watersport activities. There is also a lot of culture, and the history of South Carolina you can explore during your stay. And of course Hilton Head is very famous for its golf courses!
Coastal Discovery Museum
The Coastal Discovery Museum is a unique wildlife and nature experience in Hilton Head. The Museum is located on 68 coastal acres in Hilton Head, providing a fun learning environment for young and old. You can walk around the coastal area of the Museum while at the same time learning lots of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Visit the butterfly house and be amazed by the variety of colorful native plants! If you like nature and wildlife, you will fall in love with this unique Museum in Hilton Head!
Harbour Town Lighthouse
The famous Hilton Head landmark at the Marina, the Harbour Town Lighthouse, is a unique place to visit during your stay on Hilton Head Island. It is still active, and today you can also book a tour of the lighthouse and visit the in-house Museum. Learn more about the history of Hilton Head Island, which is very interesting and closely related to the sea and also to the lighthouse itself. If you want to celebrate a special event at the lighthouse, it’s also possible to do that. How about an anniversary or even a wedding at one of the most iconic landmarks of South Carolina?
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
If you want to enjoy some luxury shopping, fine dining and a stroll through one of the most beautiful areas around Hilton Head, you should definitely plan a visit to Shelter Cove Towne Centre. This beautiful little village is the perfect place to indulge yourself in the amazing culture and gastronomy of South Carolina. No matter if you are looking for some unique clothing you won’t find anywhere else, or enjoy the best meals around Hilton Head Island, you will find all of this at this special place.
The best boat tours in Hilton Head
Hilton Head is the perfect destination for all boat tour lovers and sea enthusiasts! There are lots of boat tours in Hilton Head
you can choose from, and we have a small selection of the best trips for you!
Did you know that you can find wild dolphins in the sea
around Hilton Head? Yes, it’s true, and it’s one of the most magical things you can do here during your holidays! Book a boat tour to see dolphins in Hilton Head
, and enjoy the sight of those incredible creatures enjoying their freedom!
If you prefer spending a full day out at sea, surrounded only by your favorite people
, you can book your private boat rental in Hilton
Head for 6 hours. This is the best choice for families and group of friends who want to explore the unique coastline around the island, while relaxing on board of a comfortable boat.
Last but not least, we can’t forget the sunset cruise in Hilton Head
! Being out at sea on your private boat while the sun sets is the best way to end your day in Hilton Head. Enjoy the view over the coast dipped in the most enchanting colors.
Can you imagine a more romantic setting? We can’t either!
The best watersports in Hilton Head
Of course you can also enjoy some fun watersport activities in Hilton Head
! If you like getting active and using your body to move around in the sea, we have some fun options for you! How about a guided kayak tour through the clear waters of Broad Creek with your own personal guide
, who will show you the most beautiful spots. If you’re lucky, you might even see some wild dolphins during the kayak tour!
Another exciting watersport in Hilton Head is Parasailing
! Have you heard about Parasailing before? It’s like flying over the water, and you get to enjoy the most incredible views over the coastline.
The experience starts off with a boat, and then you start flying for about 10 minutes on a Parasail behind the boat. It’s adrenaline pure!
Do you prefer staying closer to the earth, but still wanna do something fun? How about booking your private waterskiing in Hilton Head?
This experience is for you if you want a more personalized activity. On your private boat you have access to knee boards or water skis, and during the 3 hours you can improve your skills a lot!
What and where to eat in Hilton Head
One of the most sought after dishes in Hilton Head are, of course, seafood dishes, given its location right by the sea. But also some of the typical American dishes like BBQs, smoked meat or Sandwiches are also very popular dishes in Hilton Head. You can find food for any kind of budget, from cheap diners with delicious homemade food up to fine dining restaurants.
For those of you looking for some delicious seafood, especially Oysters, head over to Old Oyster Factory. This waterfront restaurant is one of the best Restaurants in Hilton Head for seafood, and the Oysters are the most popular dish of course.
One Restaurant serving some heartful and savory dishes, influenced by German cuisine but also classic American dining, is Alfred’s Restaurant. It’s a very cozy place for eating, and the pricing is very reasonable for the good food you get. If you come here for a meal, make sure to also try some of their exquisite wines!
Another very recommended place for eating in Hilton Head is Nunzio Restaurant + Bar. Here you can find moderately priced Italian food, and a very friendly atmosphere. Besides Italian food, you can also find some fresh and delicious seafood at Nunzio's. Definitely worth a visit during your stay in Hilton Head!
Enjoy the beautiful beaches around Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island has some of the best beaches in South Carolina. The coastline in front of the Atlantic Ocean impresses with white sandy beaches and with a powerful, yet inviting and peaceful sea. We have found the best beaches around Hilton Head for you!
Coligny Beach Park
If you want to spend some time at the beach, but also enjoy all amenities of life outside of the sand, Coligny Beach Park is the perfect place for you! It is not only a beach with amazing white sand and safe waters, but also offers all things you need outside of it: Beach showers, bathrooms, and even WiFi! Lifeguards are on duty during high season to make sure everybody is safe, and the beach is wheelchair accessible! A great place for families, singles and couples alike.
Fish Haul Beach Park
Another amazing beach in Hilton Head is the Fish Haul Beach Park. This beach park is more secluded, and offers more space if you’re looking for a quiet beach time. At Fish Haul Beach Park you can also observe lots of wildlife, from fish over birds to local fauna. It overlooks Port Royal Sound, and is very safe for swimming in the sea. The beach access is also available for wheelchairs, so everybody is welcome at Fish Haul Beach Park. On the long stretch of white sand everybody will find their perfect place for relaxing!
This wide beach is a beautiful place for a day lounging under the sun and by the sea. It is surrounded by amazing sandy dunes, and the access is very easy. The beach access is matted, which makes it also wheelchair accessible. Thanks to the wide sandy stretch, there is a lot of space for everybody, and families will always find a perfect spot by the dunes or closer to the water. There are lifeguards on duty during High Season, making it safe for swimming and exploring the waters of Hilton Head Island.
Whatever you decide to do during your holiday in Hilton Head, we promise you will love the boat tours and watersports. Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.