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 Vanishing 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!

Hilton Head Sunset Cruises

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    GOOGLE REVIEWS from our Happy Guests

    5.0
    Based on 33 reviews
    A.J. Lent
    A.J. Lent
    17:58 05 Oct 21
    This tour was the highlight of our trip to Hilton Head. A great way to spend the morning. We saw so many dolphins. Captain Brody was the best! He even recommended some local places to eat 🙂
    J. Scott Douglas
    J. Scott Douglas
    12:25 23 Sep 21
    Having spent almost a decade on the Island, I have never seen or even heard of a Dolphin Experience like we had! It exceeded our wildest expectations. Perhaps once in a lifetime but so well worth it!
    Kristen Green
    Kristen Green
    23:37 22 Sep 21
    We had the best time and saw so many dolphins! At the end of the ride one was right next to the boat following us. It was an amazing experience and I look forward to doing it again!
    David Crego
    David Crego
    02:50 06 Sep 21
    Awesome time! Me and my girlfriend took the 2 hour dolphin tour! Captain Brodie was a AWESOME host! The boat will seat 6 people, but it was just the two of us! Amazing time on the water, and we saw multiple dolphins and even a baby hammerhead shark! Well worth the money! Brodie is full of information! Be kind and tip if you go! Next time we come back, I will be in touch with captain Brodie!
    Lisa Fleming
    Lisa Fleming
    01:37 06 Sep 21
    We had the best time with Captain Brody! We are four girlfriends who booked a sunset cruise, and we were not expecting such a fun Captain, great music, dolphins, and the wealth of knowledge he had about the area. He came as a recommendation to us, and we plan to use him for every visit going forward!
    Cyndi Adams
    Cyndi Adams
    12:22 27 Aug 21
    Gina Davis
    Gina Davis
    04:43 11 Aug 21
    Wow. What a great time. Captain Brody was great. Very knowledgeable about dolphins, their behaviors, and the best areas to spot them. We were not disappointed. We spent more than 30 min in one area because they were all around us. Thank you Captain Brody for a wonderful and memorable afternoon. (Gina Davis is my alias. 😜) 530p on 8/10/20 for the 1 1/2 hour tour.
    Natalie P
    Natalie P
    12:47 06 Aug 21
    Captain Brody was awesome! We had so much fun dolphin watching that we scheduled ocean fishing for the next day! We have two young boys, he kept it interesting, educational, fun and safe!
    Emily Mueller Flanigan
    Emily Mueller Flanigan
    01:55 30 Jul 21
    Had the most wonderful experience. Something we will never forget!
    Steve Kern
    Steve Kern
    01:29 23 Jul 21
    Relaxing and fun tour! Lots of dolphins and birds and lovely sunset! Knowledge of the area and skilled pilot! You will enjoy the ride!
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