Hilton Head Island's Adventure Professionals

Tubing with Live Oac

Tubing in Hilton Head

Fun, Fun, Fun! This adventure makes for great memories and classic photos. No experience is necessary. Tubing is the rollercoaster ride of our local waterways. We've found that Tubing is the highlight of some kids' vacation. ...and when we say "kids" we mean kids of all ages!

Tubing is available on its own or along with other activities during a custom tour. We can combine tubing with more of Hilton Head’s best things to do like dolphin watching, beach combing, cast netting, or more. A custom trip can keep everyone happy by satisfying multiple and varied interests in your group.

Our access to multiple locations suitable for tubing means we can offer programs regardless of time of day, tide, and even in various wind directions. It is important to note the close proximity we have to tubing areas. That means you'll spend more time tubing and less time getting there and back.
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  All Water Sports charters are private SUV Boating™ trips and include boat, USCG licensed captain / Watersports instructor, fuel, and watersports equipment.

No experience is necessary, but you do need to be a swimmer in order to participate in watersports activities.
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Watersports Charter Duration — 1 to 4 Hours

  How much time do we need?

Live Oac watersports charters can accommodate up to 6 passengers per boat, and you’ll want to make sure you choose the right duration of trip to make sure everyone who wants to participate in watersports has enough time. Please CALL or TEXT US (843-384-1414) if you have any questions about timing or a personalized recommendation for your group. Our captains handle our phone calls, and will provide an experienced recommendation. Here are some ideas on how much time you might need:

Our two most popular watersports trips are the 1½ Hour and 2½ Hour charters. Read on to find out why. We do offer custom trip durations from 1 hour up to half day and longer custom programs.

Our main watersports activity area is about 10-15 minutes from the dock. This is super important in understanding the value of our trips and what length charter is a best fit for your group.

Our #1 watersports outing is the 1½ Hour charter. It’s a tremendous value, and a good fit for a Tubing-only trip or a Board 'N Tube™ charter. It's a great match for a group that just wants to tube, or where a couple of guests want to try ZUP™ Boarding. Our captains describe ZUP™ Boarding as a "get it right the first time" type of activity. It avoids the additional time of sizing equipment and getting "set up" in the water for what are usually multiple attempts to get up on waterskis or a wakeboard. The ZUP Board flattens the learning curve so that everyone "gets Zup".

For the more Advanced Watersports activities of waterskiing and wakeboarding, you'll need to factor in more time per person, roughly ~30 minutes of activity time for each person if it's a first time either wakeboarding or waterskiing. These two activities typically take many attempts for success on a first time outing. Experienced skiers and boarders can adjust accordingly. In the case of a group with multiple people wanting to participate in Advanced Watersports, we recommend usually a 2½ Hour watersports charter. This essentially doubles your activity time in the watersports area over the 1½ Hour version.

"What about 3 hour trips like your competitors? Or 4 or 5 hours…" — YES, we do offer longer charters of 3 or more hours, but please consider all of the following:
  • Our watersports area is not far from our departure dock. Our 2½ Hour trip gives you about 2 hours in the watersports area, maybe a bit more. If you had to ride 30+ minutes each way on a "3 hour" trip, it would be comparable, right? We want to offer the best value and a fair comparison.
  • We've found that our 2½ Hour watersports charter is described by most guests as "just right". It's the 'goldilocks' zone of having plenty of time for fun and not so much that you absolutely wear yourself out. Waterskiing and Wakeboarding are physically demanding activities and you don't want to push yourself too far on a single outing.
  • "But we're different…" — OK! We understand that every group is unique. Give us a heads up and if you really want a 3+ hour trip we are glad to provide. Especially if you're just looking to spend more of the day on the water and want to intersperse activities with cruising around, etc. Our recommendations above are based on continuous watersports action and that might not be a good match for everyone. Perhaps you want a relaxed half-day or more on the water and not feel rushed to move through activities. We can slow down the pace, cruise the backcountry and have fun. We can even get more creative with a visit to a remote beach or other island destination. Call or Text us (843-384-1414) for specialized assistance on a longer excursion, as they aren't often shown on our reservations site for booking.


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Watersports “March thru October”

Watersports trips are available from March thru October or as long as weather cooperates.

Typically we’ll start running the first tubing trips in mid to late March once the air and water temps warm up enough.

For things like water skiing, wake boarding, and kneeboarding where you are spending a lot of time immersed in the water, you’ll probably want to wait until April when the water gets in the 70 degree range.

Likewise for later in the year. Things start cooling off significantly in September, and only a few brave souls will get in the water by October.

During the cooler months (March & October primarily), we will recommend you check the water temperature at the beach before booking a watersports trip. The water temp will be within a degree or two of what you experience there. If you’re comfortable with it, then you’ll be comfortable in the creek.
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Private Charters

This trip is only available as a Private Charter

A Private Charter is per boat. You are reserving (“chartering”) the whole boat for you and your group.

The pricing on Private Charters is the
price per BOAT, up to the maximum capacity of guests (varies by boat and by trip).
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All Ages (must be a swimmer for watersports)

This trip is available for All Ages on board, but participants in actual watersports activities must be capable swimmers.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Location Matters

A highlight of Watersports with Live Oac is our prime location. We are 10-15 minutes from superb ski & wakeboard locations in the quiet creeks of Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Our proximity to this area means you'll spend more time Skiing, Boarding, and Tubing and less time just "getting there and back."

The tree-lined creeks mean you'll have the best opportunity for calm water comfortable skiing. The trees provide excellent protection from Lowcountry winds and waves, so the water is perfect for all levels of watersports.

Due to the out-of-the-way nature of this special spot, you will experience significantly less boat traffic than the busier locations on Hilton Head, like Broad Creek or Harbour Town and Calibogue Sound. We prefer the quiet waters of the wildlife refuge and think you will too.

Compare to other departure locations on Broad Creek (Shelter Cove Marina or Palmetto Bay Marina), South Beach Marina or Harbour Town, and you'll see why Live Oac is the number one choice for towable watersports in the Lowcountry! Why spend half your trip just "getting there and back" when you could be having fun water skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing?

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Live Oac watersports charters can accommodate up to 6 passengers per boat, and you’ll want to make sure you choose the right duration of trip to make sure everyone who wants to participate in watersports has enough time. Please CALL or TEXT US (843-384-1414) if you have any questions about timing or a personalized recommendation for your group. Our captains handle our phone calls, and will provide an experienced recommendation. Here are some ideas on how much time you might need:

Our two most popular watersports trips are the 1½ Hour and 2½ Hour charters. Read on to find out why. We do offer custom trip durations from 1 hour up to half day and longer custom programs.

Our main watersports activity area is about 10-15 minutes from the dock. This is super important in understanding the value of our trips and what length charter is a best fit for your group.

Our #1 watersports outing is the 1½ Hour charter. It’s a tremendous value, and a good fit for a Tubing-only trip or a Board 'N Tube™ charter. It's a great match for a group that just wants to tube, or where a couple of guests want to try ZUP™ Boarding. Our captains describe ZUP™ Boarding as a "get it right the first time" type of activity. It avoids the additional time of sizing equipment and getting "set up" in the water for what are usually multiple attempts to get up on waterskis or a wakeboard. The ZUP Board flattens the learning curve so that everyone "gets Zup".

For the more Advanced Watersports activities of waterskiing and wakeboarding, you'll need to factor in more time per person, roughly ~30 minutes of activity time for each person if it's a first time either wakeboarding or waterskiing. These two activities typically take many attempts for success on a first time outing. Experienced skiers and boarders can adjust accordingly. In the case of a group with multiple people wanting to participate in Advanced Watersports, we recommend usually a 2½ Hour watersports charter. This essentially doubles your activity time in the watersports area over the 1½ Hour version.

"What about 3 hour trips like your competitors? Or 4 or 5 hours…" — YES, we do offer longer charters of 3 or more hours, but please consider all of the following:
  • Our watersports area is not far from our departure dock. Our 2½ Hour trip gives you about 2 hours in the watersports area, maybe a bit more. If you had to ride 30+ minutes each way on a "3 hour" trip, it would be comparable, right? We want to offer the best value and a fair comparison.
  • We've found that our 2½ Hour watersports charter is described by most guests as "just right". It's the 'goldilocks' zone of having plenty of time for fun and not so much that you absolutely wear yourself out. Waterskiing and Wakeboarding are physically demanding activities and you don't want to push yourself too far on a single outing.
  • "But we're different…" — OK! We understand that every group is unique. Give us a heads up and if you really want a 3+ hour trip we are glad to provide. Especially if you're just looking to spend more of the day on the water and want to intersperse activities with cruising around, etc. Our recommendations above are based on continuous watersports action and that might not be a good match for everyone. Perhaps you want a relaxed half-day or more on the water and not feel rushed to move through activities. We can slow down the pace, cruise the backcountry and have fun. We can even get more creative with a visit to a remote beach or other island destination. Call or Text us (843-384-1414) for specialized assistance on a longer excursion, as they aren't often shown on our reservations site for booking.


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Watersports Charter Rates

Pricing is Total Per Boat, for up to 6 people. Call for 7+

1 Hour • $198
1½ Hour • $248
2 Hour  • $348
2½ Hour • $428
3 Hour  • $498
4 Hour  • $648

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Combine Tubing with our other Water Sports:
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WATER SKI

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WAKE BOARD

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KNEE BOARD

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ZUP™ BOARD