Cool breezes are the most important part of summer so you don’t get overheated. Some days, even on the Hilton Head Island, the air doesn’t move and the only solution for staying cool is to head to the water—or is it? For the adventurous vacationers, look to the sky! With a limitless skyline, numerous trees and waterways, Hilton Head has many ways for you to create your own cool breezes. Check out the zipline or the rope courses. Take a flight around the Island for a birds-eye view. Fly high over the water or zip across the ocean. The adventures are out there!
1. Soar Over the Salt Marsh
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot down a zipline? Wonder no more as you set course for the zipline on the Island: eight ziplines at heights up to 75 feet in the air! Race your friends to the finish line as you can go head-to-head on the dual-lined course. Interwoven amongst the treetops, this fun activity gives guests, ages 10 and up, a glimpse of the salty marshes and calm waterways that make Hilton Head Island unique. As a part of ecotourism, the ziplines submerge you into nature while also staying healthy to the ecosystem it surrounds.
Enjoy it here: ZipLine hilton head | Broad Creek Marina | 33 Broad Creek Marina Way
2. Tour the Treetops
If you finish the zipline course and are up for another challenge, make sure to stay for an awesome aerial adventure. With both easy and difficult courses, Aerial Adventure Hilton Head is sure to be a fun experience for everyone ages five and up. Suspended in the air but held on by a harness, guests will maneuver through six courses up high above the ground. With 50 in-the-tree activities, the self-guided course will challenge adventurers to climb through hoops and tunnels, across logs and up climbing walls to make it to the other side. This two-hour treetop tour is sure to make some lasting memories.
Enjoy it here: Aerial Adventure Hilton Head | Broad Creek Marina | 33 Broad Creek Marina Way
3. Fly High over Hilton Head
Have you ever wanted a bird’s eye view of Hilton Head Island? Well, wait no more! Soar like the eagles and ospreys over Hilton Head by reserving your spot on the next helicopter tour. With tour packages for every budget, prepare yourself—and your camera—for the coastal views from up above. With 20 years of experience in the airways, seasoned pilots show you what the dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and manta-rays look like from the sky. Worry not about safety, instead, worry about which way to look! For singles, couples and families alike, this experience will be treasured forever.
Enjoy it here: Hilton Head Helicopter Tours | Hilton Head Airport | 38 Gateway Circle
4. Sail Through the Sky
What’s the most popular way to fly high on Hilton Head? Parasailing, of course! Get in on the action and glide through the open air, as winds whip through your hair while you catch an incredible view of Hilton Head! On a clear day, you may even be able to see Tybee Island, Georgia to the south and the Parris Island Marine Corps training department to the north! Let your feet dangle and feel the ocean breeze flow around you as you sail through the sky, taking in the marvelous Lowcountry landscapes.
Enjoy it here: Sky Pirate Watersports, Island Water Sports, H2O Sports or Island Head Water Sports | Various Locations | Hilton Head Island
5. Speed Over the Water
Try the newest form of flying that has found a home in Hilton Head this summer: Craigcats! This safe and easy-to-drive boat is not only the coolest way to stick to the water—but fly over it! This two-seat, high-speed adventure is a great alternative to waverunners and regular boats. A ride on a Craigcat feels like you’re hovering above the water. You drive the boat. Rest-assured that you won’t get lost. A guide helps you navigate the waterways on his own boat. Be on the lookout for those who call the waterways home. Take the Craigcat out at the right time and experience a beautiful sunset. This small boat is sure to bring a rush of air—and adrenaline!
Enjoy it here: Backwater Adventure | Shelter Cove Harbour, Dock B | 1 Shelter Cove Lane