Cruises

There are many boat cruises available on Hilton Head. They include dinner cruises, sunset cruises, fireworks cruises and nature cruises.

Fireworks cruises

Almost every commercial boat on Hilton head offers Tuesday night cruises to watch the fireworks at Shelter Cove. Your best bet is to pick the boat you want to be on and call them or the marina where they operate. You can even go on a kayak expedition to the fireworks, but be advised every commercial boat and many private boats go, and it's dark when it's time to leave. Kayaks are very hard to see in the dark, and a considerable amount of alcohol is consumed at these events. You couldn't pay me to go by kayak.

Sunset Cruises

These popular cruises can be enjoyed on sail boats, power boats of any size and even kayaks. Most boats offer sunset cruises, some coupled with the Tuesday night fireworks at Shelter Cove. Here are a few of many possibilities:

Cheers is a 45 foot Morgan sloop (sailboat) holding 29 passengers. They offer sunset and Tuesday fireworks cruises. There is a restroom on board and cold drinks may be purchased. From Hudson's restaurant. 843-671-1800.

Pau Hana is the island's largest sailing catamaran. This boat is 53 Ft long with a 26 Ft. beam and holds 49 passengers comfortably. You may bring a cooler or use theirs. 843-686-2582. Departs from the Palmetto Bay Marina. Sunset and fireworks.

Special K is a charter 40 Ft sailing yacht holding six passengers and departing from Shelter Cove Marina. 843-842-7002.

Spirit of Harbour Town is a large motor yacht with air conditioned lower deck and covered upper deck. They offer a sunset dinner cruise which includes fireworks on Tuesdays (in season). Departs from Harbour Town Marina. 843-363-9026.

Happy hour/booze cruises

 The Salty Dog offers a 1 hour cruise on a 63 Ft. catamaran for the over 21 crowd, some with live music. A full bar and light eats are available.  The Daufuskie Difference has  a 2 hour cruise to nowhere on The Delta Lady, an 80 Ft. Harker's Island river boat (paddle wheeler). The fare includes free beer and wind and live music.

Dinner cruises

Spirit of Harbour Town is a large motor yacht with air conditioned lower deck and covered upper deck. They offer a sunset dinner cruise which includes fireworks on Tuesdays (in season). Departs from Harbour Town Marina. 843-363-9026.

There are some cruises that go to Daufuski Island and include dinner at one of the two independent restaurants on the island. More here.

Nature cruises

Please go here.

 This page Updated 06/09/2018

 

 

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