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This is one of the most delightful ways to commune with nature on this commercial but physically beautiful island. Paddle through the creeks and estuaries and try to keep up with the dolphins.
Outside Hilton Head. Boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are available for rent. The company also offers nature tours and dolphin-watching excursions. Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove La., Mid-Island, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928. 843/686–6996 or 800/686–6996. www.outsidehiltonhead.com.