Jet Ski Rentals Hilton Head!

Departing from the docks of Palmetto Bay, you will follow an Island Head guide as you idle through, the heart of the island, Broad Creek. As you ride through the creek, you will enjoy views of some of the most sought after properties in Hilton Head's real estate market. After making your way down the creek you will open up to the largest riding area the island has to offer, the Calibogue Sound. Once you hit the Calibogue, you will be able to cruise at your own pace tailoring your ride to your liking. Whether you choose to a fast riveting ride or cruise slow and steady, you will be able to take in the beautiful surroundings of the low country and it's indigenous wildlife, such as our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins!

 

Island Head Watersports Jet Ski

Island Head Watersports Jet Ski

Island Head Watersports Jet Ski Guide

Island Head Watersports Jet Ski Guide

Hilton Head Jet Ski Adventures, Top Rated

Looking for the best jet ski rentals in Hilton Head? Bring your friends and the entire family to experience an awesome outing on jet skis with Island Head Watersports. Choose high-speed water action, or slow your throttle and take in the Island's scenic views and wildlife. No experience - no problem. Our trained personnel will provide jet ski operating instructions while monitoring the water should you need any assistance.

Our standard jet ski rental takes visitors to the north end of the Calibogue Sound. Here you have the freedom to ski at your own pace within the marked boundaries. This is the best option if it is your first time on a jet ski, or if you just prefer doing your own thing. The riding area is in a sound (a body of water that is surrounded by islands) so you aren't dealing directly with the ocean. This helps riders avoid the typical large waves and choppy water found closer to the ocean.

"This was mine and my boyfriend's first experience on a jetski! It was a great 1st! Our tour guide that took us past the "No Wake" zone to get us to the open waters was very friendly and informative. We saw dolphins 15- 20 ft away from us as we idled in the water. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Worth every penny. We would def do it again!" TRIPADVISOR, Katiebug, Jackson, Georgia

"This was mine and my boyfriend's first experience on a jetski! It was a great 1st! Our tour guide that took us past the "No Wake" zone to get us to the open waters was very friendly and informative. We saw dolphins 15- 20 ft away from us as we idled in the water. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Worth every penny. We would def do it again!" TRIPADVISOR, Katiebug, Jackson, Georgia

Upon boarding, it's a quick trip to the riding area which is great for newbies because you have a chance to really get a feel for the jet ski before letting loose in the riding area. We'll also pass by some of the most pristine waterfront properties Hilton Head Island has to offer. This popular Hilton Head water activity lasts approximately 75 minutes.  

For those more experienced riders looking for adventure, consider our "Creek Run" - your ticket out of the riding area. You will follow a lead guide out of the riding area, back into the Cooper River, between Daufuskie Island and Bull Island. The Guide will then cut into Bull Creek, this is where the fun begins! You'll pick up the speed as you zip through the Lowcountry backwaters and finish by blasting through the May River and Bull Island.

A visit to Hilton Head Island is never complete without a water experience. Come make lifetime memories on either jet ski adventure with Island Head Watersports. We operate out of Palmetto Bay Marina, underneath the Cross Island Bridge, next to Carolina Crab Company and Black Marlin restaurant. This means NO gate fees, unlike some private resorts. Our convenient location and ample parking at the marina allow for a quick and easy check in process.

Make reservations by calling (843) 686-4386, or click to book jet ski rentals online.
 

 

WHY WE CHOOSE SOLACE SUP BOARDS!

Back in 2015, I noticed a Kickstarter campaign via social media for Solace Sup Boards.  I had never heard of the company and was curious to find out more.  In order to create more buzz about their product, they were doing a raffle; if you shared their page and liked you’d be entered in to win a hemp board bag along with matching paddle bag.  Having never won anything my life, I wasn’t banking on being the prizewinner.  Lo and behold a few days later I received a private message from Rich Price, Founder, letting me know that I had won! This started the conversation between Solace Sup Board and Island Head Watersports!

Upon, receiving my hemps bags, I was super impressed with the look and quality.  They’ve combined an innovative aluminum-cooling shield with breathable eco hemp fabric making for ultra durable and protective storage.   I was soon eager to find out more about Solace products.  Rich and I had shared a few emails in regards to the products I had won and he struck be as a stellar guy and business owner who really cares about his customers, products and the environment.

As our 2016 season commenced, we were excited to introduce Stand-Up-Paddle Boarding to our fleet.   We decided that we were going to add SUP Guided Tours and SUP Yoga classes to our repertoire of activities.   Naturally we began to look and price out different SUP companies and their products.  We didn’t have to search long or hard before realizing that Solace Sup Boards was the choice.  I reached out to Rich and we immediately began selecting boards appropriate for our fleet.

The Nosara board is one of the main models we have in our fleet.  It is a 10.6 All Around Model specifically suited for SUP Yoga and Fitness.   The next model we chose was the Regatta, an 11.6 All Around Model.  We also tested waters with the Pura Vida.  Still an All Around 10.6 model but a little narrower than the Nosara.  We of course completed out fleet with adjustable Versa model carbon fiber paddles.  It was like Christmas morning, the day we received our shipment!  We were all stoked to get out there and paddle!

 

Nosara 10.6 All Around Model (Yoga/Fitness) SUP at Island Head Watersports

Nosara 10.6 All Around Model (Yoga/Fitness) SUP at Island Head Watersports

VH Surf 8.6 Model, Pura Vida 10.6 Model, Regatta 11.6 Model.  SUP Boards at Island Head Watersports

VH Surf 8.6 Model, Pura Vida 10.6 Model, Regatta 11.6 Model.  SUP Boards at Island Head Watersports

Each board was meticulously crafted.  From the color choice to the bamboo reinforced deck, retractable handle and grippy cork deck pad, not note was missed.   The craftsmanship and design supersedes anything out there.  Rich had certainly concocted the ultimate building and design team to execute flawless perfection.

 

AND NOW WE RIDE!

Each model effortlessly glides on top of the water with ease and grace.  The weight and shape of each board makes for an incredibly sturdy and buoyant ride. It’s as if you are floating on top of the water. The word Solace really does embody the product to its fullest: Comfort, Support, relief, soothe and clam.   And the most important part… Our customers LOVE the boards! They are always super impressed with the look, quality, and overall ride. 

Eco Cork Deck, Retractable Lift Sup Handle, Bamboo Deck: Regatta 11.6 Model.  SUP Boards Island Head Watersports

Eco Cork Deck, Retractable Lift Sup Handle, Bamboo Deck: Regatta 11.6 Model.  SUP Boards Island Head Watersports

HAPPY CUSTOMERS! on the 10.6 Nosara Model at Island Head Watersports

HAPPY CUSTOMERS! on the 10.6 Nosara Model at Island Head Watersports

SUP Yoga at Island Head Watersports

SUP Yoga at Island Head Watersports

We couldn’t be happier with our fleet of Solace boards and our overall experience with Solace SUP Boards and Rich Price.  Rich is an innovative, easygoing and honest dude and it has been a pleasure working with him.  He is always quick to respond and shows much excitement and passion for the products he puts out there!   Island Head Watersports is an Ambassador Solace Sup Boards and we would be stoked to help anyone who is interested in purchasing or just testing the waters on a Solace SUP Board. There’s no way but the Solace Way!

Rich Price, Founder of Solace SUP Boards

Rich Price, Founder of Solace SUP Boards

Island Head Watersports: Solace Sup Ambassadors

Island Head Watersports: Solace Sup Ambassadors

Banana Boat Fun

Hop aboard and hang on! Enjoy the big inflatable Banana Boat for a ride of a lifetime. The Captain can adjust for the age and bravery of all riders. We can take up to six passengers per trip on our Banana Boat rides. You get pulled behind a high powered Yamaha jet ski as you get splashed, bounced, and slung through the beautiful waterways of Hilton Head Island. The banana boat is fun for all ages, and a great way for families to get on the water together!

Book your trip at www.islandheadwatersports.com or call us at 843-686-4386

 

Banana Boating at Island Head Watersports

Banana Boating at Island Head Watersports

Paddle Boarding....what to expect

Our Stand Up Paddle Board Tours depart from the docks of Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head Island. The tour last for one hour, teaching you the fundamentals of paddling and technique. Use your strength to paddle against the current, while you enjoy a nice easy paddle on your return, as you cruise with the current. Our paddle boarding takes place in one of the most beautiful waterways Hilton Head has to offer, Broad Creek. Take in all the beautiful sights that the low country has to offer. You will paddle through a mooring of sailboats, see some of the most prestigious properties Hilton Head has to offer, gorgeous marshland, and perhaps seeing our indigenous wildlife. Broad Creek is known as Hilton Head's hot spot for the Bottle Nose Dolphin, so keep your head on the swivel on your paddle board trip. This tour is for beginners and advanced paddlers. It's recommended that you be at least twelve years of age. 

Book your trip by calling Island Head Watersports at 843-686-4386 or go to www.islandheadwatersports.com

 

Paddle boarding with Island Head Watersports

Paddle boarding with Island Head Watersports

Sunset Paddle Board tour with Island Head Watersports

Sunset Paddle Board tour with Island Head Watersports

Ultimate Day

If you want the ultimate day on the water while visiting Hilton Head Island, we challenge you to go parasailing and rent jet skis on the same day! These are two most popular activities to do while vacationing on Hilton Head. The activities get grouped together for the tourist looking for the thrill and adrenaline rush on the water, but the activities are actually very different.

Parasailing is much more relaxing and peaceful then what the first timer expects. You take off and land off the back of the boat on your backside. You lift off into the air, and experience Hilton Head from a whole different view point. Once you are soaring over the water at 300+ feet, it becomes very peaceful as you are flying high while taking in all the sights the low country has to offer. Parasailing is truly, one of the most unique experiences you can take in while vacationing on Hilton Head Island.

Renting jet skis on Hilton Head, is something you need to do! This is the one activity where you, the customer, has complete control to go at your own speed. You can go zip around at high speeds or tame it down for a more relaxed ride. This is fun for all ages and a great way for mom and dad to scoot the young ones around on the water. Hilton Head offers the Calibougue Sound, which is the perfect body of water to blast through on a jet ski!

When you are ready to book your parasail trip or jet ski rental, call Island Head Watersports at 843-686-4386 or go to www.islandheadwatersports.com

 

Parasailing at Island Head Watersports

Parasailing at Island Head Watersports

Jet Skiing at Island Head Watersports

Jet Skiing at Island Head Watersports

HERITAGE, EASTER, AND WATERSPORTS, OH MY!

So what do Heritage, Easter and watersports have in common?  Well, nothing really… Other than the fact that the RBC Heritage Tournament and Easter fall on the same week this year! This happens every couple of years and boy does it create some crazy tourist concoction!  

This week is shaping up to be the perfect storm here on Hilton Head Island, and I mean that in the best way possible! Notoriously, we are dealing with some not so pleasant weather from Mother Nature during Heritage week… Well not this week, folks!  Sunny and 70’s all week!  Woohoo! Not to mention we will experience an amazing Pink Full Moon on April 11th, which always adds a little extra crazy in our lives.  And then there are the people.  In addition to being graced with the influx of golf aficionados, beer drinking college goers, and plaid wearing enthusiasts, we also have families here just simply enjoying a week at the beach celebrating the Easter holiday and maybe joining in on the big Easter egg hunt at Shelter Cove. 

Don’t get me wrong, we love tourists! Our business depends on tourists!  With out them our Island would not be what it is today and we would be out a job.  But with the cross over of the RBC Heritage and Easter comes some insane traffic, a lot more hustle bustle, and lets face it lot more drinking!  Getting into Sea Pines, if you are not here for the golf tournament, can be a nightmare.  Well, what if you were looking to climb the lighthouse in Harbour Town? Or what if you were looking to treat the kids to an Easter parasailing trip or jet ski ride?   How can your non-golf going family still have fun with all the excitement and hoopla of the RBC Heritage?  INSERT: Island Head Watersports! That’s where we come in!

We operate out of Palmetto Bay Marina, underneath the Cross Island Bridge, next to Carolina Crab Company and Black Marlin Bayside Grill.  Which means no gate fees to get to your activity, like in some of the private resorts.  We have ample parking at the marina and a quick & easy departure from the docks to get you out on the water ASAP! At Island Head we have an activity for everyone in the family: From Parasailing, to Jet Skiing, and Banana Boat rides to Stand-Up-Paddle Boarding!  We truly are your one stop shop for family fun in the sun!

Whether you are here for the golf, or here for family time or maybe even both, come see us at Island Head Watersports!  We are easily accessible, operating 7 days a week (including Easter Sunday) and we promise you hassle free FUN!

So book your trip today! What are you waiting for?!

* Special offer, this week only when you book online:

Use promo code: Heritage10 and receive 10% your watersports activity!

 Kick back, relax, and cool off with Island Head Watersports! 

RBC Heritage: Get Your Plaid On! Parasailing with Island Head Watersports

RBC Heritage: Get Your Plaid On! Parasailing with Island Head Watersports

Family Jet Ski Fun with Island Head Watersports!

Family Jet Ski Fun with Island Head Watersports!

Parasail Family Fun with Island Head Watersports!

Parasail Family Fun with Island Head Watersports!

My First Time Parasailing

When we visit Hilton Head, we normally find ourselves into the same routine, as if we have never left. We stay at the same place, find ourselves at the same restaurants, hang out at the same part of the beach, bikes, outlets, and so on. This year my family and I wanted to try something a little out of the box from our normal "Hilton Head Life." We decided on parasailing!

My husband got online and booked our parasailing adventure! We went with Island Head Watersports, out of Palmetto Bay Marina. The children had a million questions leading up to our trip, and my husband and I really didn't have the answers since we where newbies to the activity as well. To say I didn't share the same hesitations as the children would be a lie.

Two days later we checked in for our trip about 20 minutes before the boat left. The crew then came and got us from the waiting area and off we went to the boat! The crew was extremely nice and after the small talk got straight to business with going over the safety procedures. They let the children ask questions and I could see a sense of calm come over the children. 

When the parasailing began, we went up two at a time. We took off from the back of the boat, and went off into the air at a fairly slow speed. It ended up being a much more relaxing sense then what we where all expecting. Once up in the air, the views where incredible! There is no real elevation on Hilton Head or any of the surrounding land masses so we could see for miles and miles. On the way in the Captain dipped our feet in the water then shot us back up into the air, before pulling us back into the same spot on the back of the boat where we took off. 

Overall it was a great experience for myself and family. The entire staff at Island Head Watersports, made us feel very welcomed and safe. This just might be the next thing we add to our Hilton Head routine, until next time....

 

Parasailing with Island Head Watersports

Parasailing with Island Head Watersports

Jet Ski Creek Run

What exactly is the "Creek Run"?

The normal jet ski rental takes you to the north end of the Calibogue Sound, where you have the freedom to fly around at your own pace within the boundaries. This is the best option if it is your first time on a jet ski, or if you just prefer doing your own thing.

 

Island Head Jet Ski

Island Head Jet Ski

The "Creek Run" is your ticket out of the riding area. You will follow a lead guide out of the riding area, back into the Cooper River, between Daufuskie Island and Bull Island. The Guide will then cut into Bull Creek, this is where the fun begins! We like to call this part a race track on water. You will pick up the speed as you zip through the low country between marsh land on both sides. The creek zigs and zags all the way to the May River. You will finish the run blasting through the May River between Bluffton, South Carolina and the backside of Bull Island. Eventually you will end up back in the riding area, and will be able to enjoy yourself in the riding area with any remaining time. 

We recommend some sort of jet ski experience before signing up for this option. 

 

Island Head Jet Ski Creek Run

Island Head Jet Ski Creek Run

Parasailing with Island Head Watersports

Looking to do something different on your Hilton Head vacation this year? Maybe you are looking for something a little more thrilling then your average boat ride...Well, parasailing with Island Head Watersports could be just what you are looking for!

Flying high with Island Head Watersports over Hilton Head Island!

Flying high with Island Head Watersports over Hilton Head Island!

At Island Head Watersports, safety is our number one priority. On top of that we want you to create a memory with us that will last a lifetime.  Once everyone is loaded onto our custom Ocean Pro Parasailing Boat, the crew will go over all safety procedures with you as we cruise the beautiful waterways of Broad Creek. You can't beat the views in Broad Creek, not to mention it is loaded with dolphins!

Once we reach the Calibogue Sound the fun begins! We like to say, "if you can sit on the couch, then you can parasail with us." Everyone takes off from the platform of the back of the boat and lands on the back of the boat. You start seated and finish seated. Everyone goes up in the air two at a time (three is an option, but it is the Captain's decision based on current weather conditions) and is up in the air for eight to ten minutes. The captain will let out anywhere from five hundred to six hundred feet of line, which will send you soaring over the waters of Hilton Head Island. You can expect to take in views of the Harbour Town lighthouse, South Beach, Daufuskie Island, and Hilton Head Island from a whole new protective. You can choose to stay dry or get wet! If desired the Captain can give you a quick dip to cool off on your way in. We recommend six years of age or older for our parasailing trips!

So, if you are looking for a new adventure to tackle on your next Hilton Head Island vacation, parasailing with Island Head Watersports just may be what you are looking for!

 

Island Head Watersports take off!

Island Head Watersports take off!