Flat Water Paddling in Hilton Head, SC

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  1. The sound is one of the best places to go to spot marine life on Hilton Head Island. You’re almost guaranteed a few dolphin sightings while paddling, and if you’re lucky, one may swim right up next to you, as they’re known to do every once in a while.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.1 miles
    Duration
  2. Paddlers who are looking for an easy trip off the beaten path are going to love this island. It’s close enough to where a beginner will have no problem getting out, yet it feels like you’ve stumbled upon some deserted island in the middle of the ocean.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.0 miles
    Duration
  3. Broad Creek is great for anyone who wants to explore Hilton Head’s salt water marshes and tidal creeks. The wildlife is abundant, with a chance to see a number of birds, fish, or the occasional marsh mink.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.5 miles
    Duration
  4. The best part of Little Tybee is the challenge. First off, you have to kayak there. Don’t even try motoring a boat, because if you don’t know the creeks and sandbars like the back of your hand, you’re getting stuck.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.6 miles
    Duration
  5. The remoteness of the destinations you can paddle to via Tybee Creek seems impossible given this area’s proximity to thriving tourist destinations, but there is absolutely no one except fishermen that frequent Tybee Creek.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.5 miles
    Duration
  6. On a stand up paddleboard you can rise above the reeds and truly take in the magnitude of your surroundings. From your birds eye view you will also have an advantage navigating the waterways.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.5 miles
    Duration
  7. If you enjoy seeing more wildlife than you previously thought imaginable, you should paddle around Pinckney Island. The National Wildlife Refuge has done exactly what it was meant to do, and fosters more sea birds, flora and fauna than anywhere else in the area.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.3 miles
    Duration
  8. The Cross Island Boat Landing is located underneath the Cross Island Bridge and provides access to Broad Creek near its mouth into Calibogue Sound. It is primarily geared toward launching motorized watercraft but has a small floating dock that can be used for launching kayaks.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.3 miles
    Duration
  9. This is the perfect short length trip on Hilton Head. It is easy to get to, and the water is nice and calm for beginners, though the water recedes dramatically during low tide.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.6 miles
    Duration
  10. There are 11 miles of creeks that make up the lagoon system, all managed by the original tidal gates installed over 30 years ago. The gates control water levels and flow of the lagoon, so no matter where you are the water is always calm and at its optimum height.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.5 miles
    Duration
  11. Skull Creek is the most popular destination for paddlers who want to explore the North end of Hilton head Island. Its location between the Calibogue Sound and the Port Royal sound make the creek a highway for marine life, especially dolphins.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.6 miles
    Duration
  12. Jarvis Creek lies on the north end of Hilton Head Island, and opens up into Harbor River. Jarvis Creek is one of the largest waterways that cuts into Hilton Head, meaning this is the route you want to paddle if you’re looking to go inshore.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.5 miles
    Duration
  13. The dock at Squire Pope prohibits motorized vehicles of any kind making it extremely kayak friendly. It is set back in a small alcove of Skull Creek which offers calm kayaking away from the hazards of larger motorized marine vessels.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.6 miles
    Duration
  14. The best part of the island is the fact that it offers coastal paddling along the beach, as well as opportunities to paddle the marsh on the west side and behind the island. Hilton Head Island is the same, though there are not nearly as many people on Daufuskie.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.4 miles
    Duration
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