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Fishing Water Activities

May River winds through Bluffton's Old Town area and is a great place for adventure. You can go on an eco-tour or fishing charter on May River, which provides opportunities for wildlife viewing, bird watching, and more. One of the best activities to do on May River is kayaking due to its calm water and scenic landscape. If you're planning on fishing here, be sure that you have a South Carolina Fishing License. You may catch bass, catfish, and more.

You'll also find the May River Golf Club located along the shores of the May River, which is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

May River in Hilton Head

A Few Tips for Kayaking the May River

  • Be sure to check wind patterns as the wind can pick up quickly.
  • There are several locations to put in along the river, so choose wisely based on the length you'd like to be out on the water.
  • If it's low tide, leave from the Alljoy Boat Landing and head right to the May River Sandbar, which is a popular weekend hangout. 
  • Paddle through the more inland portion of the May River to be immersed in nature.