Hilton Head Island: A Water Sports Wonderland

During a trip to Hilton Head, you can be sure the sun will be shining and the ocean breeze will be calling your name. Why not add a splash of adventure to your vacation with an array of water sports? Let’s explore all the aquatic activities that await you just steps away from your Beachside Hilton Head vacation rental!

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

SUP is not just a water sport; it’s a therapeutic experience that lets you soak in breathtaking views while getting a good core workout. Test your balance as you peacefully paddle along the Atlantic coastline.

Wave Running and Jet Skiing

Wave runners and jet skis are akin to motorcycles on the water, offering a thrilling ride across the surf. You can sit or stand, navigate the waters at high speeds, make sharp turns, and even jump waves if you dare!


Wakeboarding is similar to snowboarding but on water, where a motorboat tows you along. You fasten your feet to the board, and as the boat speeds over the water, you can ride and perform breathtaking tricks on the resulting wake.


Take your Hilton Head experience to new heights — literally — with parasailing! Feel the rush of the ocean breeze as you ascend into the sky, enjoying breathtaking aerial views of the island. Parasailing is an adventure that combines the thrill of flying with the beauty of coastal landscapes.

Skiff Boating

For a more laid-back water adventure, consider skiff boating. Cruise through the island’s inlets and estuaries, discovering hidden gems that only a boat can unveil — a fantastic way to explore Hilton Head’s natural beauty at your own pace.


If you’re a nature enthusiast, kayaking in Hilton Head is a dream come true. Navigate through the rich coastal ecosystem, observing winding creeks, marshes, and lagoons. This water sport is an intimate way to connect with the island’s wildlife while enjoying a peaceful paddle.


Set sail and let the wind guide you along Hilton Head’s coastline! Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-timer, the island’s sailing options cater to all skill levels. Unleash your inner mariner and experience the joy of harnessing the wind’s power.


Hilton Head has excellent fishing opportunities for those who find joy in a more patient pursuit. You can be a novice angler or a seasoned pro — either way, the island’s waters are brimming with fish. Go offshore big game fishing or inshore fly casting all day!

Water Activities Partners

Hilton Head has local experts for guided water activities, equipment, guidance, and unforgettable experiences. Here are just a few of the fantastic options:

Address: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 671-4386

Address: 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (866) 661-3822

Address: Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Phone: (843) 816-5976

Non-Stop Water Adventures With Beachside Hilton Head

With Beachside Hilton Head as your home on the island, the possibilities for water sports are endless. From the thrill of jet skiing to the tranquility of paddleboarding, your vacation can be as action-packed or relaxing as you desire. Book your stay today!