What to Pack for Your Hilton Head Boat Tour

What to Pack for Your Hilton Head Boat Tour

So, you’ve booked your Hilton Head boat tour and are ready to go! But what do you need to pack for your Hilton Head boat tour? Whether it’s a Hilton Head dolphin tour, sunset cruise or vanishing islands tour, here are the essential items to have a comfortable and memorable experience:

What to Wear for Comfort?

We always suggest bringing an extra layer that you can remove or put on easily. Generally, the air temperature on a boat feels around 5-10 degrees cooler than it does on land. Mornings are cooler and afternoons are milder.

Always check the weather on the morning of your Hilton Head boat tour and prepare for any possible rain showers.

Generally, we advise wearing casual, comfortable clothes.

Non-Slip Shoes for Disappearing Island Tours

On our Disappearing Island boat tours, you’ll be getting out the boat and walking through the water. We advise wearing some non-slip wet shoes for this Hilton Head boat tour, so you gain comfort and protection getting in and out of the boat.

What to Bring for Protection?

Protection from the sun is essential for a comfortable and safe day on the water. The sun can be very bright as it shines off the boat and the water. Bring shades, a cap, sun screening products and plenty of hydration! No sunburns are fun.

We’ve Got The Safety Equipment

Fear not, we have all the safety equipment you’ll need such as life vests. We also have an ice cooler on board to keep your drinks fresh and chilled.

What Else to Pack on Your Hilton Head Boat Tour?

Camera/Fully Charged Phone

If you have a decent camera, bring it. Cell Phones have great cameras these days, but if photography is your thing, then this is a great chance to capture dolphins and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

Ensure your cell phone is fully charged. You’ll probably take lots of photos and videos, which will drain that juice!

Bag or Backpack

You’ll need to store your camera or other personal items somewhere. A backpack is essential for bringing some snacks, drinks and extra layers.

Food and Drinks

The Captain will supply ice, and a cooler for your trip. You are welcome to bring food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages.

Checklist: What to Bring on a Hilton Head Boat Tour?

  • An extra layer for when it gets cooler
  • Fully charged phone
  • Camera
  • Backpack/Waterproof bag
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sea sickness medication (if you’re prone to sea sickness)
  • Non-skid rubber soled shoes
  • Clothes appropriate for walking in deeper water (Disappearing Island Tour)
  • Light colored clothing to avoid absorbing heat
  • Lightweight microfiber long sleeve shirts to protect arms (Unessential but ideal)
  • Short pants when warm
  • Long pants when cool
  • Waterproof windbreaker for possible rain
  • Polarized sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun
  • Binoculars to see distant sights

 

Captain Brody

Captain Brody

At 14yrs old I started SCUBA diving and found a love for the water. Little did I know how much that would directly affect my life.

At 18 I started off working in kitchens and racing Soling sailboats on Wednesday nights and weekends in Lake Michigan. After seven years in Wisconsin my culinary career brought me to South Carolina where I continue to cook, fish and boat as often as possible.

In the past year I've decided I want to spend my time sharing my knowledge and love for the ocean with all.

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GOOGLE REVIEWS from our Happy Guests

5.0
Based on 55 reviews
Mihir Desai
Mihir Desai
23:44 05 Aug 22
Captain Brodie was awesome! He actually went out of his way to accommodate our family with less than 24 hours notice! He did a great job of engaging our 3 and 6 year old kids and created a truly personalized experience. We found a great spot and saw a lot of dolphins. He used his knowledge of the area to keep us away from the rain and around huge groups of dolphins. We loved it!
Isabel Martin
Isabel Martin
21:56 30 Jul 22
Absolutely amazing trip!!!!! Captain Brody is one of the best people out there and made the trip 10 times more enjoyable! We saw charlie the dolphin and learned a lot about the land while we were out on our trip. It was an amazing experience and great for people of all ages!!! Captain Brody was so kind and really made us feel welcome on his boat!! We will definetly be back asap to go on another tour!!
Sandra Beeker
Sandra Beeker
21:15 27 Jul 22
Stephen Leap
Stephen Leap
14:11 22 Jul 22
Cpt. Brody, did a fantastic job! Very responsive to calls and booking the trip was super easy. Our group of 6 included my wife and myself along with a 15yo, (2) 6yos, and a 5yo. We were fortunate enough to see a small school of dolphins and everyone was ecstatic! Cpt. Brody was extremely knowledgeable of the area and marine life! We’ll definitely be back next year!
Louis G
Louis G
17:43 14 Jul 22
Perfect trip! Capt Brody went above and beyond our expectations. Hung out with dolphins, he docked up to a great restaurant for a to go order, saw an alligator there. Great sunset! Soooooo good!!!
Mr. Reed
Mr. Reed
22:44 05 Jul 22
Captain Brody was great. Took us out for a fun two hour trip. Saw dolphins and even a sea turtle! A+
Steve Pacholski
Steve Pacholski
18:40 26 Jun 22
Tuesday night is Fireworks night
Ronnie Hepner
Ronnie Hepner
17:18 23 Jun 22
Captain Richard showed us a really great time! The dolphin tour made our entire vacation trip. Everything was well prepared and professionally done. We will be going through Captain Rich every time we come down to Hilton Head now, highly recommend!
Teague Malone
Teague Malone
12:06 18 Jun 22
Mackenzie Malone
Mackenzie Malone
12:06 18 Jun 22
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