5 Outdoor Activities to Try in Hilton Head and Bluffton

Soak up the sun and dive into these adventurous activities in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

As summer closes in, there’s an itch to get outside and what better way to do that than to explore one of the most popular areas on the east coast: the Lowcountry of South Carolina. With beautiful marshes and picturesque views, the island of Hilton Head and its surrounding area, including Bluffton and Daufuskie Island, are a dream and offer a myriad of activities, whether it's a new hobby or an afternoon of fun.


Outside Hilton Head Private Family and Small Group adventures

During the pandemic, Outside Hilton Head has focused on safety first and now exclusively offers private tours for all of their programs. Whether you’re a local or just visiting the island, Outside Hilton Head has a plethora of activities to enjoy. From chartered fishing trips to paddle board rentals, Outside offers an activity for everyone and it includes every aspect of the Lowcountry. Whether you’re interested in a guided tour through the rivers off the coast or a casual trip to Bluffton, Outdoor Hilton Head can provide it, in a hassle and worry-free environment.


Bike Doctor bike rentals and repairs



In recent years, biking has gripped locals and vacationers alike on the island. It is such a carefree way to get around and so fun to cruise along with friends and family while exploring Hilton Head. Bike Doctor offers bike rentals to anyone looking for a fun day riding along or for the duration of their vacation. Whether you need a casual cruiser or a trail ride, Bike Doctor has the bike for you, and they will even deliver! Hop on their website and you can see their entire inventory, and will a few clicks, you have order a bike and have it at your door.


Daufuskie Trail Rides

Just south of Hilton Head lies Daufuskie Island, a coastal getaway only reachable by boat and ferry and home to tranquil beaches. With old Southern charm, Daufuskie offers an escape from the mainland to an easy-going island lifestyle. Daufuskie Trail Rides offer a few different horseback rides available throughout the year. It's an unique opportunity to ride along the white sands of Daufuskie on one of the few horse friendly beaches in America. Whether it is a sunset along the beach or a historic ride through the sites of Daufuskie, the Daufuskie Trail Rides can show you the charm of Southern island life.


Palmetto Rowing Club



Want to pick up a new hobby? Try out Palmetto Rowing Club’s offer for a free first lesson to learn to row. The club is on the Broad Creek in Hilton Head and has a variety of sculls for the beginner or the experienced rower. Rowing is a full body workout and one of the lowest impact sports, meaning that almost anyone can try it. Take a trip through the beautiful marshes of the Lowcountry while toning your body and gaining a new skill.


Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge


Grab a friend or take a solo trip to one of Hilton Head’s treasured islands, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. The island, which is mere minutes from Hilton Head Island, has a wide range of trails for any level of nature-lover. With trails varying from 30 minutes to seven hours, there are plenty of options along the 14 miles of paths throughout the 4,053 acres refuge. These trails are perfect for a summer afternoon beneath the southern greenery and offer some of the best views the Lowcountry has to offer. The relaxed trails, that can be tailored to your specific length, are great for a family trip or a casual trip with a friend.