Kneeboarding

It’s like sledding on water! Lots of fun, and one of our easiest board sports. When kneeboarding, you kneel on a padded board and your low center of gravity makes it easier to balance than in a standing position like when waterskiing or wake boarding.

We have kneeboards with a specially designed “hook” to hold the tow rope handle while you’re getting started. We’ll take you through the basics, and it’s as simple as starting off on your belly, hanging on to the board as the boat starts moving. Then you’ll slide up into a kneeling position and get comfortable with better control of the board. Once you take the handle in hand, you’ll have more maneuverability to steer and turn across the wake if you’d like. We even see lots of first timers get comfortable enough to try tricks like side-sliding or spinning around!

Live Oac recently introduced Hilton Head to the ZUP® Board, which can be ridden just like a kneeboard and has some added features and qualities that are great for a first timer, so it’s our recommended board. But if you’d prefer a traditional kneeboard design, we use them as well. Let us know your preference if you have one.

Kneeboarding can be combined with other watersports activities on the same trip, but if you’d prefer strictly kneeboarding, we can make it happen!
  All Water Sports charters are private SUV Boating™ trips and include boat, USCG licensed captain / Watersports instructor, fuel, watersports equipment, and space in an iced YETI cooler.

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. Be sure to CALL US if you have any questions about timing and for a personalized recommendation for your group. Our captains field most of our phone calls, and we’ll give you the best suggestion based on our years of experience taking out groups just like yours. Here are some more general ideas on how much time you might need:

Our usual watersports area is just under 15 minutes from the dock, so a 1 Hour trip offers about 30 minutes in the watersports area, which is about enough time for one first-timer to learn a new activity like boarding or skiing OR perhaps a couple experienced boarders/skiers could get in a run. We can still take 6 people on the boat, but we won't be able to have 6 people boarding or skiing in that short of trip. NOTE: On a 1 hour tubing-only trip, we can utilize waters within sight of our dock and get 6 people some tubing action within that time.

Consider that a 1½ Hour trip essentially DOUBLES your activity time, since you’re already out there. At only a modest price difference, it’s a tremendous value.

For groups of 2-4 participants (actually skiing or boarding), the 2 Hour trip is probably the best choice. Compared to a 1 Hour trip, the 2 Hour trip adds 60 minutes in the watersports area, for a total 90 minutes, and essentially TRIPLES your activity time. Please consider the added value of a 2 hour trip if you have 2-4 boarders/skiers. For tubing only, a 2 Hour trip is plenty for even 6 people, and is our most popular option.

Also, we often find that people want to try other activities, such as tubing or ZUP™ Boarding. A longer trip gives you more opportunity. Our 3 hour trip is the most popular overall, with up to 2.5 hours actually in the watersports area. Some folks want to take a few minutes out to see dolphin along the way. The time is yours to use how you wish, and there are no additional charges for combining activities such as Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Tubing, or Dolphin Watching, so customize that trip as you see fit.

We do offer a 4 Hour option, but if you’re interested in just watersports, that’s a bit much. However, if you’re looking for a relaxed half-day on the water and don’t want to have to pack non-stop action into a shorter trip, the 4 hour is better for a relaxed pace that includes some exploring, wildlife viewing, or generally just hanging out on the water. We can do as long a trip as you’d like, and even get more creative with visits to other islands and destinations. You’ll need to call us for specialized assistance to book trips that are 4 hours or longer, as they’re not available for instant online 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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   Watersports Charter Rates

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

1 Hour • $169
1½ Hour • $229
2 Hour  • $279
3 Hour  • $389
4 Hour  • $499

1 Hr
$169
Per Boat

1½ Hr
$229
Per Boat

2 Hr
$279
Per Boat

3 Hr
$389
Per Boat

4 Hr
$499
Per Boat

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. Be sure to CALL US if you have any questions about timing and for a personalized recommendation for your group. Our captains field most of our phone calls, and we’ll give you the best suggestion based on our years of experience taking out groups just like yours. Here are some more general ideas on how much time you might need:

Our usual watersports area is just under 15 minutes from the dock, so a 1 Hour trip offers about 30 minutes in the watersports area, which is about enough time for one first-timer to learn a new activity like boarding or skiing OR perhaps a couple experienced boarders/skiers could get in a run. We can still take 6 people on the boat, but we won't be able to have 6 people boarding or skiing in that short of trip. NOTE: On a 1 hour tubing-only trip, we can utilize waters within sight of our dock and get 6 people some tubing action within that time.

Consider that a 1½ Hour trip essentially DOUBLES your activity time, since you’re already out there. At only a modest price difference, it’s a tremendous value.

For groups of 2-4 participants (actually skiing or boarding), the 2 Hour trip is probably the best choice. Compared to a 1 Hour trip, the 2 Hour trip adds 60 minutes in the watersports area, for a total 90 minutes, and essentially TRIPLES your activity time. Please consider the added value of a 2 hour trip if you have 2-4 boarders/skiers. For tubing only, a 2 Hour trip is plenty for even 6 people, and is our most popular option.

Also, we often find that people want to try other activities, such as tubing or ZUP™ Boarding. A longer trip gives you more opportunity. Our 3 hour trip is the most popular overall, with up to 2.5 hours actually in the watersports area. Some folks want to take a few minutes out to see dolphin along the way. The time is yours to use how you wish, and there are no additional charges for combining activities such as Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Tubing, or Dolphin Watching, so customize that trip as you see fit.

We do offer a 4 Hour option, but if you’re interested in just watersports, that’s a bit much. However, if you’re looking for a relaxed half-day on the water and don’t want to have to pack non-stop action into a shorter trip, the 4 hour is better for a relaxed pace that includes some exploring, wildlife viewing, or generally just hanging out on the water. We can do as long a trip as you’d like, and even get more creative with visits to other islands and destinations. You’ll need to call us for specialized assistance to book trips that are 4 hours or longer, as they’re not available for instant online booking.
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Combine Knee Boarding with our other Water Sports: