Wingfest silences ravenous hunger clucks with a savory smorgasbord of wings crafted from a variety of local vendors, and served among a flurry of outdoor activities. A panel of sauce-savvy judges will award the most flavorful fowl with the title of Best Wing, and self-proclaimed wing-sperts can vote for their own favorite in the coveted People's Choice category. Past years have served up more than 6,000 pounds of wings for the flightless feast, with flavors ranging from tasty stalwarts, such as last year's multiple award-winning wings from The Smokehouse, to unique creations, such as zesty, grits-dolloped Bubba Dixie beer wings from Kenny B's. While parents dine and dance to live music from Deas Guyz and the Good People, their competitive tykes can engage in safe, unsauced recreation in a designated kids zone.
Gentle waves lap at the shores of Hilton Head Island, growing in size and strength a bit further out. Here, you'll find surfers of all skill levels paddling out to hang ten or simply practice standing up. And there's a good chance they rented their boards from Go Surf Hilton Head. There's even a good chance they're in the midst of a lesson conducted by one of the company's instructors.
Hilton Head Wake Sports is dedicated to providing a fun and safe experience for riders of all levels. From beginner to pro, our experienced boat captains will give you the pull you're looking for. Whether you wakeboard, wakeskate, ski, kneeboard, or just want to ride a tube, Hilton Head Wake Sports is the way to go.
An armada of sea kayaks quietly slices through the sparkling waters of Broad Creek, suddenly interrupted by the playful splashes of two bottlenose dolphins sidling up to the fleet. As the people in the kayaks erupt into squeals of glee, one of Water Dog Outfitters’ seasoned guides launches into an impromptu lesson explaining dolphin behaviors and why they’ve alighted upon the kayaks. This awe-inspiring interaction is the reason Water Dog Outfitters was founded in 1998, and today its knowledgeable staff continue to lead engaging, history-laced tours around Hilton Head Island, Pinckney Island, and the surrounding lowlands. While the company’s focus remains on maritime exploits along local rivers and impressive puddles, Water Dog’s cadre of naturalists also returns to terra firma to lead bicycle tours and hikes for explorers of all ages and abilities.
Some people spend their days working with computers and copiers; the staff at Parasail Hilton Head prefer parasails, banana boats, and jet skis. Based at Salty Fare Boat Landing, the team shares its sense of adventure with visitors ages 6 and up.
During parasailing outings, Parasail Hilton Head's 31-foot parasail boat zooms through Skull Creek, lifting riders up to 500 feet into the air so that they can ogle the area's million-dollar homes, drifting sailboats, and frolicking dolphins. The company's captains also cut zigzags into the water during wild banana boat rides for up to six people, and they let customers do the driving by renting out jet skis by the hour.
Marshgrass Adventures' staff designs expeditions that explore their passion for the diverse ecology of the Lowcountry region, including Hilton Head Island. From fishing outings to leisurely kayak tours, the knowledgeable guides enlighten tour goers on the varied flora and fauna that litter the shorelines. The staff supports both catching and releasing or grilling the area's fish, which include trout, tarpon, and redfish. Guests on stand-up paddleboards slip out across the water, perfecting their balance quickly as they cut among swaying grasses and blue herons.