Hilton Head Island Tours
Hilton Head Island may not be very big, but it is full of interesting sites and rich with history. Plus, there is this large body of water called the Atlantic Ocean to explore while you are here. In order to get the complete low down on our island, make sure to take one of the many land or sea tours that are offered. The Red Trolley Tours run all year long, and provide you with some great island information as well as a fun way to see many parts of the island. There are also great dinner cruises, as well as informative dolphin tours. You can learn all about the unique flora and fauna that reside in and along the waterways, marshes and sounds while watching dolphin come right up to your vessel!
The Coastal Museum conducts great nature tours on land that have you sounding like you grew up here. Historical tours are available for you to learn about Hilton Head Island’s historical significance before, during and after the civil war.
If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, travel to historic Beaufort, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia. Beaufort is a charming town where you can spend an afternoon enjoying the scenic river surroundings. Sit on the porch at one of their local restaurants and drink in the low country lifestyle. Savannah has some of the best city tours I have ever experienced. Learn all about this historically haunted southern city by taking one of the many interesting tours offered by the Visitors and Conventions Bureau. Their office is very easy to find also – even for northerners.
There are plenty of great tours to choose from, and while they are always informative and interesting, they never last too long, because we know you have other things to accomplish while you are on Hilton Head Island. Like golfing, kayaking, shopping, surfing, lounging – you get the picture.
While it's great fun to explore Sea Pines Resort by yourself, there's SO much to discover that you may want to consider taking a guided tour!
Whether you are interested in an excursion on the water (in a Zodiac or in a kayak) or if you'd prefer to look at the world from horseback or on a bike, local tour guides can share a perspective that you might overlook on your own.
Eco tours are a great way to focus on the astonishing variety of wildlife that flourishes here, from the dolphins that live in the waters surrounding this island to the herons, egrets and ibises (do you know the differences?) and even the turtles and alligators that inhabit lagoons throughout the resort. Even long-time Islanders are amazed to learn new information about the fauna and flora that surround us, so from time to time, you might be pleased to make friends with some "locals" as you enjoy a tour! (Returning to the subject of dolphins - they actually seem to smile at you, so don't forget to bring along a camera to record keepsake photos. Just remember that it is illegal to feed these magnificent creatures. Sorry!)
Lawton Stables offers horseback and wagon-drawn tours appropriate for the whole family, so be sure to book a "hay burner" trip you won't forget. See the Forest Preserve from the saddle as you meander down the trails, in much the same way early Spanish and English explorers did when they first visited the Island. If you prefer, you can also take bike tours through the resort. Tour companies supply all the well-maintained equipment you'll need for safe sensational fun!