8. Take a Boat to Savannah
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.
Calibogue Cruises will take you to historic River Street where you can spend the day shopping or exploring the on your own. They also offer trip options such as joining up with a trolley tour for an overview of Savannah’s Historic District, or a stopover on Daufuskie Island on your return.
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 tours, including Old Savannah Tours’ trolley around the Historic District.
Small boat operators (around six passengers), such as Live Oac and 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.
Calibogue Cruises (843-342-8687)
Live Oac Adventures (888-254-8362)
Old Savannah Tours (800-517-9007)
Outside Hilton Head (800-686-6996)
Spirit of Harbour Town (843-363-9026)
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