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4 Ways to Get Out and Enjoy the Water at Palmetto Dunes

Hilton Head Island is beautiful year round but it really comes to life in the summer. Hot summer days demand a way to beat the heat and we can’t think of a better—or more fun—way to cool down than to get out and enjoy the water at Palmetto Dunes.


Little girl surfing on Hilton Head Island

Surfing has been a quintessential summer activity for decades, and the shallow waters of Palmetto Dunes are the perfect place to get a handle on the sport! Sign up for surfing lessons with our very own “Surf Dog”, Byron. Lessons are available for kids as young as 6 and focus on the fundamentals of surfing in a safe and fun group environment.

Already familiar with how to hang ten? Rent a surf board and see how many waves you can catch. We’ve got 8- and 9-foot surf boards that are available for daily or weekly rental.


Kayaking couple in Palmetto Dunes Lagoon

Photo Credit: @asmerrills

Our 11-mile inland lagoon system is one of the most unique features of Palmetto Dunes. For some outdoor water fun, rent a kayak or canoe and head out for a pleasant and peaceful paddle throughout the lagoon’s languorous twists and turns. Keep your eyes peeled as you paddle for signs of the various wildlife that call the Palmetto Dunes Lagoon home.


Hilton Head Island Fishing Charter Guest with his catch

Photo Credit: @captaintrentmalphrus

Whether you’ve never cast a line or are an avid hobby fisherman, you’re sure to have a blast on a fishing charter with Hilton Head Outfitters. Hop aboard a small, electric skiff with one of our experienced guides and spend anywhere from two to four hours trying your luck hauling in one of the many kinds of Hilton Head Island fish, including Red Drum, Speckled Sea Trout, Bluefish, Tarpon, Black Drum, and Flounder.


Hilton Head Island Beach

Photo Credit: @jenstyl3

When it comes to summer fun on the water, we can’t forget the beach! Grab a beach chair and umbrella (you can pick one up at Hilton Head Outfitters or we can deliver them directly to your vacation rental), slather on some sunscreen and spend the day combing the beach and cooling off with a dip in our refreshing waters.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy the water on Hilton Head Island? Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, for some active fun, or simply for some fun floatables to lay back and relax, we’ve got everything you need at Hilton Head Outfitters. So stop by the shop, and don’t forget to share your summer water adventures with us on social media using #HiltonHeadOutfitters.


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