Boat Rentals & Cruises

Boat Rentals & Cruises

Rent a Boat on Hilton HeadBoat Rental
Captain your own craft, or rent one for the day. While at the helm, plot your course for the scenic and secluded inland waterways or the bounding main offshore. Pull out a pole and catch your dinner! Find a glassy stretch on the Sound, get out the water skis and have fun with the kids. Or, hoist the spinnaker and let the sunset winds pull you back to port.

If you'd rather spare the skipper's hat, let someone else guide you through the waters off Hilton Head. From dinner cruises to dolphin watching, opportunities abound for living large on the water.

The following are just a few of the many companies that will help you get out on the water.

Harbour Town Power Boat Rentals
Harbour Town Marina 
843-671-4386

Spirit of Harbour TownIsland Water Sports 
South Beach Marina 
843-671-7007.

Ocean Water Sports
Broad Creek Marina
843-842-2566

Palmetto Bay Watersports 
Palmetto Bay Marina
843-785-2345

Shelter Cove Boat Rentals 
Shelter Cove Harbour
843-686-6996.

Many types of watercraft are for rent, from small runabouts to sleek 70-foot yachts. In most cases, you will start with a fresh tank of gas, and when you return the boat they will fill it up and charge you for the gas you used. A nautical chart is important for you to understand the water depth readings. The tide here can swing 8 to 9 feet, and you can do a lot of damage to a boat on oyster shell reefs and shallows in general. Also important are the no-wake zones prevalent in all the estuaries and creeks. These are enforced by the Beaufort County Sheriff and the US Coast Guard (minimum $150 fine, plus any damage to property). Also you may not beach a boat and you must stay 100 yards offshore in swimming areas.

Boat Cruises
Letting others be the captain allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery. There are many guided tours from nature and dolphin tours to rides that will take you to Daufuskie, Savannah and beyond. Again here is just a sampling of cruise company's on the island.

Harbour Town Cruises include The Vagabond and Spirit of Harbour Town 843-363-9026
Adventure Cruises use the boat The Holiday out of Shelter Cove 843-785-4558

Calibogue Cruises out of Broad Creek Marina will take you to Daufuskie Island 843-342-Tour