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Kayak Broad Creek on Hilton Head Island

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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Kayakers paddling through Hilton Head Island's Broad Creek in South Carolina
Several outfitters on Hilton Head Island offer kayaking tours on Broad Creek.

Several outfitters offer guided kayaking trips on Broad Creek, the waterway that runs like a shoelace through Hilton head Island. Although there is a slight current that comes and goes with the tides, the creek offers calm, protected waters to paddle, making it an ideal venue for beginners.

Kayaking through the salt marsh, you're likely to see a great variety of Lowcountry wildlife, including egrets, herons and maybe even a mink. But the big headliners here are always the dolphins who venture regularly into the creek in search of their next meal.

 

Dolphins can often be found swimming in Broad Creek on Hilton Head Island. Photo by Perry Baker.
Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.