Hilton Head Sunset Cruises

Plan a romantic date or enjoy quality time with family and friends on our sunset cruises in Hilton Head, SC. Gliding along the Atlantic Ocean, you'll get unobstructed views of breathtaking colors as the sun disappears over the horizon. There's nothing better than a southern sunset!

Advance Booking Strongly Advised!


  • 2 Hour Hilton Head sunset cruise
  • Safe and suitable for all ages.
  • Dog friendly.
  • The very best views of the horizon at sunset.
  • Breathtaking colors and wildlife.
  • See twinkling mansions and harbors.

The Perfect Way to End the Day

Our Hilton Head sunset cruises are the perfect way to end your day on Hilton Head Island.

The Low Country’s sunsets are renowned for producing stunning colors as the sun reflects off the water.

With nothing but clear sky in front of you, you’ll see a spectrum of colors, including shimmering oranges, gorgeous reds and dreamy pinks.

As we glide along, this is your chance to sit back and relax. Watch the beauty unfold and soak it in. You’ll also get a chance to see the twinkling lights of the famous local gated communities on the shoreline, the famous Harbor Town Lighthouse and experience the ocean in a truly unique manner.

Hilton Head Sunset Cruises, A Romantic Trip

There are few more romantic evenings you can plan than a Hilton Head sunset cruise. Suitable for all ages, this is the perfect opportunity to relax with your partner, family or friends.

As the sunsets, a serenity falls over the ocean. The busy harbors give way for the sounds of nature and the gentle lapping of the waves.

Why not crack open a bottle and sit back and relax as our captains safely navigate your way through one of South Carolina’s bucket list experiences?

More Than Just a Sunset Cruise

You’ll see more than just a stunning skyline on our Hilton Head Sunset Cruises. You can expect to see a variety of local wildlife! We regularly see bottlenose dolphins, jumping stingrays and various seabirds flying overhead and beside the marshes.

There’s something for everyone on our Hilton Head sunset cruises, whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic evening or a family wanting to make memories with your kids.

Popular Hilton Head Sunset Cruise Locations

Harbor Town and Lighthouse

Harbor town is home to Hilton Head island’s famous lighthouse. This iconic structure features red-and-white candy stripe paint and still guides ships into the Yacht Basin to this day. On our Hilton Head sunset cruises, we can sail past it on our route.

Skull Creek Marina

Amid sprawling oaks, Skull Creek Marina is a great spot to head out to, with lovely southern breezes blowing in from the Atlantic.

Calibogue Sound

Calibogue Sound is a great spot to head out from, with beautiful views of the rich and historic Daufuskie Island in the background.

Pinckney Island Refuge

Travel out on a Hilton Head sunset cruise to Pinckney Island Refuge and you’ll be close to a National Wildlife refuge that offers a great chance to see birds and wildlife of all kinds. Don’t forget your camera!

Atlantic Ocean

And, of course, the Atlantic Ocean presents a truly fantastic spectacle at sunset. With thousands of miles of water in front of you, the sun reflects and bounces on endless waves that create the best sunset you’ll likely ever see.

FAQS about Hilton Head Sunset Cruise

How Long Do Hilton Head Sunset Cruises Last?

Our sunset cruises in Hilton Head last for 2 hours. This gives you a chance to see the entirety of the sunset, from start to finish, while we travel past eye-catching sights and wildlife!

What Wildlife Will We See?

If we’re lucky, we might see all sorts of wildlife on our Hilton Head sunset cruises. That includes dolphins, stingrays, seabirds, Egrets, Herons, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Pelicans and more!

How Many People Can Come Onboard?

Our Hilton Head boat tours have the capacity for six people on board.

Are Hilton Head Sunset Cruises Child Safe?

Yes! Safety is our priority and we regularly enjoy taking families out on the ocean and around the island. The United States Coast Guard mandates that children under 12 must wear a life preserver, provided by us, at all times.

Are Hilton Head Sunset Cruises Dog Friendly?

Yes! We welcome dog owners to bring their pets aboard.

What Clothing Should I Wear?

Clothing is weather-dependent. A good rule is to consider temperatures may feel 5-10 degrees cooler than on land. If in doubt, bring an extra layer that you can remove.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Hilton Head sunset cruises can be romantic occasions. So feel free to bring a bottle of champagne, wine or your favorite drink to celebrate. Otherwise, a camera or your phone is essential for those incredible shots!

Hilton Head, SC Sunset Times

Here are the average sunset times, for the start and end of each month:

  • January: 5:27 PM – 5:56 PM
  • February: 5:56 PM – 6:19 PM
  • March: 6:19 PM – 6:41 PM
  • April: 7:42 PM – 8:02 PM
  • May: 8:03 PM – 8:23 PM
  • June: 8:23 PM – 8:23 PM
  • July: 8:32 PM – 8:17 PM
  • August: 8:18 PM – 7:47 PM
  • September: 7:45 PM – 7:07 PM
  • October: 7:06 PM – 7:32 PM
  • November: 6:31 PM – 5:17 PM
  • December: 5:17 PM – 5:27 PM

Did You Know?

  • Hilton Head Island is fewer than 5 miles wide and 12 miles long.
  • Many people often refer to the ‘toe,’ ‘heel,’ and ‘ankle’ of the island because of its foot-like appearance on maps.
  • There are no neon signs on Hilton Head Island due to an effort to retain harmony with nature. All signs emit natural, neutral light.
  • The 2nd largest amphibious landing in US history happened on Hilton Head on Nov. 7, 1861, when Union troops captured the island during the American Civil War.
  • Until 1956, you could only reach the island via boat.

Sunset Cruises in Hilton Head, South Carolina

If you’re interested in a romantic boat tour in Hilton Head, SC, contact us today to book a Sunset Cruise. Suitable for all ages, booking in advance is strongly recommended to ensure we can accommodate your group.

If you’re looking for an exciting adventure other than our sunset cruises, check out some of our other packages: Hilton Head Dolphin Tours, Historic Savannah Cruises, Hilton Head Crabbing, Hilton Head Disappearing Island Tours, Hilton Head Fireworks Cruises or if you’re looking to relax and let your hair down, we have custom tailored a Hilton Head Booze Cruises just for you!

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    GOOGLE REVIEWS from our Happy Guests

    4.9
    Based on 104 reviews
    emi h
    emi h
    20:41 18 Jun 24
    Had a great day with Captain Brody! Highly recommend for a great time & guaranteed dolphin viewing!
    Taesha Griggs
    Taesha Griggs
    16:01 08 Jun 24
    So much fun! And, Captain Brody knew exactly where to go and was so knowledgeable about dolphins. The whole family had fun!
    Jessica Hanley
    Jessica Hanley
    20:42 11 May 24
    Patrick Won
    Patrick Won
    16:26 10 Apr 24
    Captain Brody was really great! Very knowledgeable and easy going. He was very communicative with setting up and pickup. Gave some really good food recommendations as well! My family of 6 really enjoyed it!
    Sarah Schaffer
    Sarah Schaffer
    22:33 07 Apr 24
    Captain Brody had to work hard as Mother Nature was challenging. But we went deep into the low country and found our dolphins. Highly recommend the private experience!
    Irfan Khan
    Irfan Khan
    07:42 09 Jan 24
    Cheri Weller
    Cheri Weller
    00:53 04 Jan 24
    Captain Brody is a very pleasant and knowledgable captain with noticeable confidence and experience on the water. In addition to getting an up close and personal wink from a 45 year old local celebrity dolphin named Charley, we also had the pleasure of seeing many more dolphins, and hearing interesting stories along the way. Our family of 5 fully enjoyed the 2 hour dolphin cruise!! We are also excited to return for a longer in-depth cruise in the spring/summer to experience the migrating dolphin population and sea life. I wouldn’t hesitate to fully recommend Captain Brody. Thank you for the great afternoon!
    Dustin Sutton
    Dustin Sutton
    15:34 24 Dec 23
    A must for not only vacationers but it's an awesome experience for locals. As an avid boater and a resident of HHI there is rarely an occasion that dolphins are not seen in fact my family and I typically encounter several each time we launch in broad creek.
    Michael McCray
    Michael McCray
    00:02 10 Nov 23
    Captain and mate were great. Found a pod of 10 to 15 dolphins. Great to watch them for a good amount of time.
    AgentJ 0723
    AgentJ 0723
    12:51 08 Oct 23
    We ended our vacation by booking a 2 hour dolphin tour with captain Brody. This was the perfect way to end our amazing vacation! Captain Brody was very knowledgeable about the area and knew where to go to find the dolphins. We saw so many dolphins and even a pod of dolphins! It was a lovely day and we look forward to taking another boat tour with them on our next Hilton Head vacation.
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