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Benefits of booking

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.

  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.

  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.

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Ohana boat cruise at dusk in Shelter Cove Harbour

Hilton Head Island Boat Tours, Cruises & Charters

Seeing the Island from the water for a different perspective

With a cruise or boat tour out of Palmetto Dunes’ own Shelter Cove Harbour, you can experience everything the water has to offer - dolphin tours, nature cruises, crabbing expeditions and more. You haven’t seen fireworks until you’ve experienced them from a Hilton Head fireworks cruise.

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Wondrous encounters on a dolphin tour

Take a cruise from Shelter Cove Marina to enjoy dolphins frolicking in the Hilton Head Island waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are a common resident in our salt marshes and inlets. Choose from one of our many dolphin tours and learn all about these majestic creatures with our guides.

​Find tranquility with a sailing charter

With some of the largest sailing charters available on Hilton Head Island, Shelter Cove Marina provides the best opportunity to set sail on the picturesque waterways of the south. There’s nothing more relaxing than a sailboat cruise. Relax during one of our morning, afternoon or evening sunset sails.

several boys fishing over the boat

​Get back to nature on a nature cruise

See bald eagles, egrets, herons, osprey, pelicans, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, maybe even a shark! Or enjoy an adventure along the Broad Creek and learn to crab for local blue crabs.

Spectacular fireworks cruises

All summer, every Tuesday night, HarbourFest Fireworks take place at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, and the best way to view the show is from the water. We have more fireworks tour options available than any other marina on the Island. Choose from large boats or sailboats, or book a private charter for you and your family or group.

Two men holding a large fish on a boat

Fishing charters

Look no further than Shelter Cove Marina for the ultimate Hilton Head Island fishing charter experience. Whether you are an experienced angler or are new to sport fishing, our experienced fishing captains can customize your fishing adventure.

two women kayaking on the lagoon with greenery in the background

Boat rentals & watersports

With three miles of expansive Atlantic beachfront and eleven miles of lagoon, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is the ideal venue for Hilton Head Island water sports. Rent a canoe, learn how to kayak, take surfing lessons - there are more choices here than at any other location in the Southeast.