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Fun Jet Ski Tours With the Family

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If you thought you had the most fun on your last family vacation, you obviously haven’t tried out the best jet skis (wave runners) in Hilton Head Island. We’re talking about Island Head Watersports. What is an Island Head, you ask? It’s a state of mind achieved by following one’s passion in the right place with the right people; if it’s only for a day or a lifetime. That’s right. Jet Ski with a touch a zen. In this post, you’ll learn the best place to experience an awesome family jet ski tour in the Lowcountry.

Island Head Watersports will take you on a guided jet ski tour starting from the docks at Palmetto Bay and into the heart of island, Broad Creek. You will follow an Island Head Guide as you leisurely explore the creek. Once you make your way through the creek, the waterway opens into the Calibogue Sound. Here you’ll find the biggest riding area in the entire island, and you’ll be able to cruise at your own pace. You could choose to have a fast exciting ride, or a slow calm ride to take in all of the beautiful Lowcountry surroundings. You might even be able to catch a glimpse of local Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. There is so much to see on your tour, but this isn’t all Island Head Watersports has to offer when it comes to jet skis.

If you would like a more specialized and unique tour, you can request a “Creek Run”. You and your tour guide will navigate through tranquil secluded creeks and marshland. This gives you a chance to see even more wildlife than before. It is such an exciting adventure, and definitely a unique way to get out on the water to experience the island.

Each jet ski (waverunner) adventure lasts about 75 minutes. You must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license to operate a single jet ski. If you are under the age of 18, you must ride with an adult. The jet ski’s have an affordable price compared to other jet skis operators in the area. The price for jet ski rentals ranges from $129 – $199 plus tax. Single and double jet skis available. There is a $25 additional charge for the optional Creek Run Tour. All jet ski tours are lead by USCGA Licensed Captains.


The jet ski tours are loved by lots of families who come time and time again. Island Head Watersports is rated at 5 stars on TripAdvisor and has earned the cherished TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence”. For a local activities company, the number of reviews are through the roof. This speaks volume to the best level of service they bring to Hilton Head this summer.

A recent guest, Lauren, from Pennsylvania, wrote: [5 Stars] “It was the best jet ski experience we’ve ever had in Hilton Head. Great equipment, great staff! Brandon was our tour guide. He was responsive to our requests, and the team show us the time of our life. The Creek Tour was worth every penny. This will be a must-do for our annual HHI vacation moving forward! Thank you!” See more jet ski reviews on TripAdvisor.

An experience with Island Head Watersports will leave you with so many unforgettable memories. Kick back, relax, and cool off with Island Head Watersports. The docks are located at Palmetto Bay Marina, 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC. Use this Google map link to see the directions and location. Reservations are required for all of our Hilton Head activities.

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