Mid Island Tours, Activities, Events and Food
Broad Creek Marina, tucked away in a convenient mid-island location off Marshland Road, is a true destination point for visitors (and residents) of Hilton Head Island. The marina is the newest nautical facility on the island, and it is no wonder why it has transitioned from a hidden gem to a high point on many can’t-miss lists. There are no fees to get in, lots of places to park, incredible water activities, an outdoor adventure park, and two popular restaurants right on the water.
We’ve curated our top five things to do at Broad Creek Marina.
- Dolphin Tour with Island Skiff
Seeing a dolphin in its natural habitat is a memory that will be cherished for a lifetime. One of the best ways to see a dolphin in such a setting is on a Hilton Head dolphin tour. If you are looking for an intimate experience that allows you to safely get up close and personal with Hilton Head’s favorite aquatic resident, then look no further than an Island Skiff Dolphin Tour. The focus of the tour centers around the flourishing ecosystem and history of the Lowcountry while also providing a thrilling way to zip through the water. With no boating experience required, you will be the captain and driver of your very own boat!
2. Grab a Bite to Eat
Having a convenient and delicious place to eat after a day of fun is essential, particularly when kids are involved. Broad Creek Marina has two waterfront restaurants to choose from that have their own unique tastes and experiences. At Fishcamp on Broad Creek, you will get a taste of Lowcountry life in a historic waterfront setting. The outside pet-friendly bar is a great place to enjoy local performers with an incredible water view. Up the Creek Pub & Grill provides a homegrown atmosphere with a varied menu that is sure to satisfy the whole family. You will not want to miss out on the stunning views from the pet-friendly outside decks.
3. Charter to Daufuskie
Daufuskie Island is only accessible by boat or passenger ferry from Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, so getting there can be difficult…but rewarding! You will see and learn about the history of Daufuskie Island on an Island Skiff Dolphin Tour, but if you are looking to charter to the island and explore around by golf cart or maybe even horseback, you can book a one-way or round-trip ferry through Island Head. The ferry has a 1-hour transit time each way and is a relaxing and beautiful way to get to the historic destination.
4. Land Adventures
Since 2012, Adventure Hilton Head has been a source of excitement for many visiting and living in the Lowcountry. Be an outdoor adventurer and experience an incredible facility that blends into the landscape of Hilton Head. Soar into the air on a zipline canopy tour, scale the heights of the trees on high ropes challenge courses, or compete against your family and friends on a brand-new outdoor go-kart track! Each activity is sure to provide a fun-filled land adventure for the whole family.
5. Specialty Cruises
From dusk to dawn, there are a multitude of specialty cruise options out of Broad Creek Marina through Island Head. Early risers can be among the first boats on the water, enjoying a private sunrise cruise shortly after the sun rises over Hilton Head. If early starts aren’t for you, check out some of the evening cruises offered, such as the sunset celebration cruise, full moon cruise, private sunset cruise, or summer Tuesday evening fireworks cruise. Cruising is a great way to get together for family time, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or gatherings as friends or a team.