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A “must do” for any visitor to Hilton Head Island is a boat cruise to Savannah. Skip the hassles of driving, figuring out directions, and finding a parking space. Just sit back and enjoy a bucolic cruise, complete with picturesque Lowcountry waterscapes and wildlife, arriving at Savannah’s most central location, River Street. Cruises come with a multitude of amenities and tour options.

Enjoy Daufuskie offers weekly round-trip passenger service from Hilton Head to Savannah’s historic River Street aboard the “Delta Lady,” an authentic climate-controlled 1850s paddle wheeler (reservations are required). Snacks, wine and beer are available on-board. Once you arrive in Savannah, you are free to spend the day shopping or exploring on your own.

The Spirit of Harbour Town,” operated by Vagabond Cruises, offers cruises to Savannah three times a week in a climate-controlled luxury yacht. They dock right in the middle of River Street for optimum access to shopping and restaurants.

Once there, you can connect with a variety of guided historic tours, including Oglethorpe Trolley Tours’ and  Old Savannah Tours trolleys around the Historic District.  You can also take a scenic riverboat cruise aboard  Savannah Riverboat Cruises historic paddle wheelers, the “Savannah River Queen” and the “Georgia Queen”.

Small boat operators (around six passengers), such as Outside Hilton Head, will take you to Savannah on a customized trip to spend the day shopping and exploring the historic district on your own. Bear in mind that these companies’ boats do not have an enclosed cabin (they may or may not have a canopy), nor do they have restrooms.

All boats operate year around, but schedules and options vary by season so make sure you call ahead.

You should allow for a full day for a round-trip to Savannah. Snacks and beverages are not necessarily included.

For more information, contact:

Enjoy Daufuskie  (843-342-8687)

Oglethorpe Trolley Tours (912-233-8380)

Old Savannah Tours (800-517-9007)

Outside Hilton Head (800-686-6996)

Savannah Riverboat Cruises (912-232-6404)

Spirit of Harbour Town (843-363-9026)

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