Page 1


January-April 2014

24 Table of Contents volume 31 number 1

5 Activities & Accommodations 14 Water Sports Chart About Our Cover Isabel Tappeiner, Annalisa Brackett, Ella Brackett and Grace Harkins enjoy paddling the Lowcountry’s pristine waterways on a guided trip led by Harrison Moore of Outside Hilton Head. Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography, INC.

20 Tide Chart - January and February 22 Tide Chart - March and April 24 RBC Heritage 26 Island Beaches 27 Dining & Entertainment 34 Southwestern Crab Cakes Courtesy of Santa Fe Cafe 36 Festivals and Special Events 38 Shopping & Services 40 Where to Shop

Single copies of The Official Guide To Hilton Head Island may be obtained by mailing a check for $5.00 for postage and handling to Island Communications, P.O. Box 5511, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29938. e-mail: icom@hiltonhead.com.

46 Island Map

Every effort is made to provide dependable data, however, the publisher does not warrant that the data herein is complete or accurate. Any rates, special offers, etc. are subject to change by the individual advertisers and are not guaranteed by Island Communications. ŠCopyright 2014. Island Communications. All rights reserved.

4

The Official Guide January-April 2014


OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD Since its humble beginnings in 1979 as a windsurfing school, Outside Hilton Head has become the Lowcountry's premier outdoor outfitter.

Artisans Tours, Beachcombing Trips, seasonal Fireworks Cruises and custom-designed Ultimate Day and Private Boat Charters.

FISHING Offering personalized adventures for all ages — from kayak, fishing, nature and dolphin tours to kids camps, history excursions, family outings and stand-up paddle boarding — now is the time to “Get Out on the Water!” To outfit your next adventure, the flagship store in the Plaza at Shelter Cove and the new location in Palmetto Bluff feature the latest fashions for men, women and children, as well as sunglasses, sandals, boots, shoes, hammocks and other outdoor gear.

KAYAK TOURS/FISHING/RENTALS Hilton Head’s oldest and most comprehensive kayak company, Outside Hilton Head offers daily kayak tours on Broad Creek and in the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, in addition to full-day and half-day programs throughout Beaufort County. Experience the ultimate in sport fishing using kayaks specially outfitted with rod holders, anchors, bait and more to get you to the best inshore sites. Or, design your own adventure by renting a single, double or fishing kayak.

DOLPHIN/NATURE/HISTORY TOURS US Coast Guard-licensed captains and interpretive naturalist guides offer high-quality, unique and personalized boating excursions you and your family will remember for years. The fleet of Cobia deck boats and customdesigned Carolina Skiffs provide stable, comfortable and up-close and personal experiences for the popular Dolphin Eco Tours, Daufuskie Island History & 6

The Official Guide January-April 2014

Expert fishing guides offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Choose from in-shore, near-shore, kayak or off-shore options, which provide different fishing experiences depending on the season and your group’s interests.

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Easy to learn, a fantastic workout and lots of fun, the sport of Hawaiian kings and hip celebrities has come to Hilton Head Island. Your source for everything stand-up paddle boarding, Outside Hilton Head has introductory clinics, private instruction, rentals, parties and more.

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND HISTORY & ARTISANS TOUR Tour the “undeveloped” side of this historic sea island and visit many fascinating places that may include the White School, First Union African Baptist Church (built in 1882), the Praise House and more, plus the studios of several artists. This small-group tour departs daily from Shelter Cove Marina.

OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD

(843) 686-6996 outsidehiltonhead.com outsidedaufuskie.com The Plaza at Shelter Cove, N-23 on map. Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, A-21 on map. Shelter Cove Marina, N-23 on map. Palmetto Bluff on the May River, Mainland on map. See ad on Page 3.


HILTON HEAD BICYCLE COMPANY (843) 686-6888 / hiltonheadbicycle.com

Years of experience renting high quality bicycles and dedication to personalized service guarantees your Hilton Head Island vacation will be a memorable and rewarding experience. Visit our retail showroom featuring beach cruisers for each member of the family. A complete line of bicycle accessories are available for the riding enthusiast. Specializing in bike rentals, service and sales. Top Island mechanic. No hidden costs – free delivery/pick-up, baskets, child carriers and locks. Cruisers, mountain and tandem bikes. Helmets available. 112 Arrow Rd., N-15 on map. GPS location: 112 Arrow Rd.

PALMETTO BAY WATERSPORTS

(843) 785-2345 / palmettobaywatersports.com Splash into some fun and adventure with Palmetto Bay Watersports. Take a ride on our kayaks, wave runners, motorboats, paddleboards and pontoon boats (19’ Triumph seats 8). Drinks, snacks, ice and frozen bait available. Free parking and no gate fees. When on Hilton Head Island, take to the adjacent waters and wetlands aboard some kind of watercraft. Palmetto Bay Water Sports has scads from which to choose, from two-person wave runners and three-person fun boats to seven-person runabouts and 14-person pontoon boats. If you prefer a milder adventure, sign up for a Kayak Eco Tour or Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour. Palmetto Bay Marina, off of Palmetto Bay Rd., J-15 on map. GPS location: 86 Helmsman Way. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

7


Established in 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum offers handson exploration of the Lowcountry‘s diverse cultural heritage and complex natural history with an array of programs, presentations, exhibits and tours for all ages. The last significant parcel of open space on Hilton Head Island, the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn opened to the public in 2007. Comprising 68-acres of salt marsh and maritime forests, centuriesold live oaks, open fields and a dozen historic structures, Honey Horn is located at the intersection of Highway 278 and the Cross Island Expressway. Over its 300-year history, Honey Horn has been home to Indian tribes, indigo and Sea Island cotton plantations, Gullah families who hunted and farmed the land, a hunt club established by northern businessmen and, starting in 1950, Fred Hack’s private residence and farm. In the late 1990s, the Town of Hilton Head Island purchased the site and leased it to the Coastal Discovery Museum for 95 years. Construction of the 6,000-squarefoot hunting lodge began in 1859 and, today, is known as the Discovery House, complete with permanent and temporary exhibits, a Kids Zone and gift shop. Self-guided tours of the property via salt marsh boardwalks and an oyster shell trail include the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure, a Lowcountry Heritage Garden and a Camellia Garden. Guided History/ Nature Walks & Talks, live animal programs and seasonal kids camps are offered on a regular basis. Off-site tours and programs include the Forts of Port Royal, 8

The Official Guide January-April 2014

Beach Discovery, Turtle Talks & Walks and much more. This historic property is also available to rent for romantic wedding receptions, corporate events and is home to some of the Island’s largest annual festivals.

EVENTS MARCH 5 & 26, APRIL 9 & 23 Bird Watching Outings at Pinckney Island 7:30-9:30 a.m., $12 per person, 12 and up. Participants will be led by an experienced bird watcher around Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. With a combination of habitats including Salt Marsh, Maritime Forest and open fields, this site allows for participants to see many different species of birds. Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223. APRIL 26 & 27 14th Annual Juried Fine Art and Craft Show Sat.,10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $6.00 per car parking donation. Admission is free. This event hosts artists from many states annually and well-known local artists share the spotlight during this weekend-long event as they compete for prizes. The Coastal Discovery Museum will jury in artists. All work will be on display and for sale. Demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend.

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM

(843) 689-6767 coastaldiscovery.org

GPS location: 70 Honey Horn Dr. H-24 on map. See ad Inside Front Cover.


KAYAK HILTON HEAD

(843) 684-1910 / kayakhiltonhead.com DOLPHINS, DOLPHINS, DOLPHINS, everyone wants to see them! Of course, they are wild animals, so we can’t guarantee to see them on every tour we do, but we are located in one of their favorite feeding spots, so our percentage of seeing them might just be the highest on the Island! Blackbeard, Nick and little baby Stripes are a few of our favorite dolphins. For over 10 years, Kayak Hilton Head has been teaching visitors all about the dolphins, birds, oysters, salt marsh and many, many other interesting things about our Island. A great activity for beginners, families and experienced alike. Our goal is to provide a leisurely, fun and educational experience. Our guides have been doing this for years and still love it every day! We often catch blue crabs, shrimp and many interesting varieties of fish as a great ending to our tours in the warmer months. The kids love this! It’s a great opportunity for the kids to hold and learn about these interesting critters and provides great photo opportunities for the parents. Our kayaks are easy to paddle and completely safe and comfortable. We rotate new kayaks into our fleet every year,giving you new and highquality equipment to better enjoy your experience. Single and double kayaks are available. DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES (843-684-1911), our guaranteed dolphin, 6-passenger BOAT TOUR also runs daily tours for those looking to enjoy a leisurely boat ride with one of our captains. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Tours depart daily throughout the day. Free parking at end of Simmons Rd. on the left side. Departs from Simmons Landing, off Marshland Rd. K-18 on map. GPS location: 11 Simmons Rd. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

9


ISLAND WATERSPORTS (843) 671-7007

Island Water Sports is the best place on the Island to enjoy a fun-filled day on the water. In fact, you could spend an entire week on the water with all of the fun, water-related options available. • Be your own Captain and rent a boat! Offering a number of boat rental options, you can explore the local waters and enjoy the freedom to see the wildlife and sights of interest at your own pace. • Experience a real thrill - go Parasailing. Flying solo or tandem, you can soar high above the water and see for miles around. Take a camera to record the incredible view. • For a core workout while having fun exploring the calm waters that surround the Island, rent a paddleboard. Licensed instructors are on hand to get you out on the water in no time. • Everyone loves kayaking! Rent one and strike out on your own to explore the tidal creeks or take a guided tour with an interpretive guide. There are many, many tour options - sunrise, sunset, full moon, fireworks and more - all allowing you to see dolphin, egrets, osprey, river otters and more. • Waverunners are a sure way to have a blast. Grab your friends and family and enjoy this fast and fun water activity. • Take a Banana Boat ride - hang on tight and enjoy one of the most fun water rides available. This ride can be slow and gentle or fast and furious, it’s up to you. • USCG licensed Captains and Certified by Professional Assoc. of Parasail Operators. South Beach Marina in The Sea Pines Resort. M-2 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. 10

The Official Guide January-April 2014


Join us for an exciting Fishing Excursion aboard . . .

THE DRIFTER 5 Hr.Trip, $68 Adults, 4 Hr.Trip, $63 Adults, $10 discount for children 12 & under. Rods, Reels, Bait Furnished

Come aboard the

GYPSY for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Adults $15, Children $7 (2 and under free)

(843) 363-2900 FOR TIMES AN CALL D MORE INFORMATION. .hiltonheadboattours.com www

ALL CRUISES LEAVE OUT OF SOUTH BEACH MARINA, THE CLOSEST MARINA TO THE OCEAN! 232 SOUTH SEA PINES DRIVE

DRIFTER

(843) 363-2900 / hiltonheadboattours.com Your family fun boat for offshore fishing. Spend your time deep-sea fishing when you leave from the closest marina to the ocean. The Drifter has been family owned and operated for over 25 years. We have the finest in electronics for safety, navigation and fish finding to make your trips pleasant and safe. Rods, reels and bait provided. A great time for the whole family. Our friendly, courteous, experienced crew offer personalized service to the novice or expert fisherman. We will be glad to assist you in baiting your hook and boating your catch. Call for reservations.

GYPSY

(843) 363-2900 / hiltonheadboattours.com Come aboard for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. The Gypsy is 65 feet long, but you will be as close to the water as you would be on a small boat. The stability of a large vessel will allow you to walk around the boat for better views of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins as they swim and surface. Learn more about these friendly creatures and the behavior patterns that are unique to the dolphins of this area. Sit in comfort and enjoy a cold drink or snack in the sun or shade as we show you the sights. South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, N-3 on map. GPS location: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

11


WATERSPORTS Fun on the water is easy with Live Oac. Their proximity to ideal waters for watersports means more time getting “it” than getting “there.“

“THE LOWCOUNTRY’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURE COMPANY” • Hilton Head Island • Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge • Daufuskie Island • Historic Bluffton • Palmetto Bluff Explore pristine waterways and secluded islands that most people don’t get to see! The experienced captains of Live Oac have spent years traversing the waters of Hilton Head and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Their unique focus on the Wildlife Refuge provides a fantastic opportunity to show you the real Lowcountry. This area offers yearround dolphin activity, pristine conditions for watersports and access to superb fishing locations. Other features that set Live Oac apart from the rest are exceptional client-to-guide ratios and high-end boats and equipment. Live Oac’s priority is creating a first-class experience and great memories.

PRIVATE OR SHARED CHARTERS Customized private adventures are Live Oac’s specialty. Mixand-match activities, such as dolphin watching, watersports, sandbar/shellbank/beach combing, cast netting, crabbing, shrimping, nature photography, birding, sunset cruises and more, create the ideal experience for groups and shared trips. 12

The Official Guide January-April 2014

Enjoy water skiing, wake boarding, kneeboarding and tubing behind one of Live Oac's comfortable sport boats featuring cushioned seats and seat backs, coolers and shade. Live Oac’s USCG-licensed boat captains are experienced watersports instructors. Whether you’re a novice or experienced skier, boarder or tuber, Live Oac can lead you to an enjoyable outing on the water. FISHING Charter fishing with a professional Live Oac guide includes everything from inshore to offshore, with targets varying seasonally. Catch Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sharks and other seasonal species such as Cobia, Jacks and Tarpon. There’s something for everyone no matter what age or experience. In addition to Private fishing charters, Live Oac offers some Shared trips you can join per person. KAYAKING Ride The Tide on Live Oac’s signature “Tide Ride”™ – a kayaking adventure that uses locally extreme tidal currents to your advantage. Live Oac schedules these premium trips at the ideal times, so you can “Go With The Flow.” Cover ~3 times more area than you would on other trips, see more of the waterway, encounter more wildlife, and have more fun! In addition, Live Oac also offers “conventional” kayak tours that launch and land at the same location, planned around the currents and conditions, plus special off-Island destinations, such as the May River along historic Bluffton and the beautiful black waters of the New River.

LIVE OAC

(888) 254-8362 liveoac.com Hilton Head Harbor and other departure locations, C-21 on map. GPS location: 43 Jenkins Rd.


PIRATE ADVENTURE CRUISE SEASONAL FIREWORKS TOURS WATERSKIING/TUBING/ PARASAILING

Dolphin Watching Aboard The Gypsy

South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 363-2900

Drifter Party Fishing Boat

Family Fishing Aboard The Hobo Flying Circus

Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 686-2582 or 785-7131

Island Water Sports

South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 671-7007

Kayak Hilton Head 11 Simmons Rd. (843) 684-1910

South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 671-3060

Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 671-4386

• •

South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 363-2900

H2O Sports

SAILING

PADDLEBOARDING

Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-2345

FISHING

Dolphin Seafari

WAVERUNNERS

11 Simmons Rd. (843) 684-1911

DOLPHIN/ NATURE TOURS DAUFUSKIE ISLAND TOURS

BOAT/KAYAK RENTALS

Dolphin Discoveries

SUNRISE/SUNSET TOURS

‹‹ Water Sports Chart ››

Live Oac

Hilton Head Harbor, 43 Jenkins Rd. (888) 254-8362

Outside Hilton Head

Shelter Cove Marina, Pinckney Island, Palmetto Bluff (843) 686-6996

Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-2345

Pau Hana

Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 686-2582 or 785-7131

Reel Chance Charters

Broad Creek Marina, Marshland Rd. (843) 681-2522

Sport Fishing Aboard The Boomerang South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 671-3060

UFO Parasail

Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-7131 or 686-4386

• •

Call for Pick-Up Location (803) 535-6166

S.S. Pelican Dolphin & Nature Cruise

• •

Sea Oats These tall, graceful, wheatlike plants parade up and down the twelve miles of Hilton Head’s Atlantic Ocean beachways, changing in color as the season advances from a deep green to a burnished gold. They may appear so beautiful as to invite picking for a dry arrangement – but don’t. They are protected by law because they protect our fragile dunes from erosion, and without their soilholding ability, our dunes would all too soon disappear. 14

The Official Guide January-April 2014


H2O SPORTS

(843) 671- 4386 / h2osports.com H20 Sports, located at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin in The Sea Pines Resort, offers the best experience you can have on the water for all ages. Get an eagle’s eye view of the surrounding areas from 800 ft. and view up to 25 miles in all directions while on the Island’s best parasail adventure. Landings are gentle and dry, or if you prefer - it can be wet! Another great way to enjoy the local waters of the Island is Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. This sport is easy to learn and an incredible workout. Explore on your own or learn from an experienced instructor. Be your own Captain for a 2 or 4 hour cruise on the 20’ and 25’ deck boats. Professional instruction, charts, coolers and a GPS guidance system helps you navigate to points of interest and back to our docks. Kayak with the dolphins in the calm waters of Calibogue Sound and Broad Creek on stable, easy to paddle, single and double kayaks. See egrets, herons, osprey, river otters and more and no experience is necessary for adults and children to enjoy this one and a half hour guided tour. Experience sailing at it finest! Enjoy beautiful sunsets and low country scenery as you sail through Calibogue Sound on Stiletto, a 27’ catamaran or hop aboard SUMO, a sleek 38’ trimaran, and slice through the water as fast as the wind. Experienced sailors can rent a 14’ or 22’ Carolina Capri and explore the local waters on your own. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing and Banana Boat rides are also available for your enjoyment. Our captains are commercially licensed by the US Coast Guard and offer instruction and tips as needed. All equipment is provided. Come join us! Harbour Town Yacht Basin in The Sea Pines Resort, K-6 on map. GPS location: 149 Lighthouse Road. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

15


ADVENTURE COVE

(843) 842-9990 / adventurecove.com Adventure Cove, under new ownership and recently remodeled, offers excitement for all ages with two 18 hole miniature golf courses ringed by lagoons, lush gardens, cool falling waters and rocky hills and caves. Each 18-hole course has a unique and challenging design. “Lost Lagoon” is a family favorite with meandering hills, large waterfalls and rich-green landscaping. Adjoining “Lost Lagoon” is “Paradise Falls” with its 2-story cave, this course offers distinctive holes on top and through the cavern. Come cool off in the A/C at Hilton Head’s only arcade. Play games, earn tickets and win prizes! Enjoy classic games like Skee Ball, Air Hockey and Galaga. Our recent addition of brand new games to the arcade includes Deadstorm Pirates, Connect 4, Harpoon Lagoon, Ducky Splash, Milk Jug Toss, Key Master Balloon Buster, Photo Fun Stop, Candy Crane, Super Bikes 2 and the Typhoon ride simulator. There is something for the whole family to enjoy. FAMILY FUN FOR EVERY ONE! Hwy 278 & Folly Field Rd.@ Mile Marker 6. Adjacent to Carrabba’s Italian Grill. N-28 on map. GPS location: 18 Folly Field Rd.

16

The Official Guide January-April 2014


DOLPHIN SEAFARI

(843) 785-2345 / palmettobaywatersports.com Take a ride on the Dolphin Seafari for an interactive dolphin watch nature tour. Our boat seats 15 comfortably, is covered and has a bathroom on board. We leave the dock at Palmetto Bay Marina on Broad Creek, cruising among our neighboring islands in search of dolphins, but that’s not all. We may see manatees, sharks, bald eagles, ospreys and much more. You will be sitting close to the water for the best views of the salt marshes surrounding Hilton Head Island. We pull a crab trap and throw the cast net and you never know what we may pull up! Aquarium on board during summer months. Palmetto Bay Marina, off of Palmetto Bay Rd., J-15 on map. GPS location: 86 Helmsman Way.

PARADISE BEACH BIKES

(843) 715-9889 / hhibikes.com A family-owned business, Paradise Beach Bikes has everything you need for your Hilton Head vacation. Paradise Beach Bikes has a bike rental for every member of the family. Our brand-new beach bikes come ina a variety of sizes, including adult and child bikes, trailers and tagalongs. When not biking, be sure to take advantage of Hilton Head’s beaches. No need to waste valuable car space, we offer beach chairs, umbrellas, and carts for your Hilton Head Island beach vacation. If you are traveling with a little one, we can help make your vacation stress-free by renting key baby equipment like Pack and Plays, highchairs and wagons from Paradise Beach Bikes. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

17


SEGWAY OF SAVANNAH

(912) 233-3554 / segwayofsavannah.com Experience beautiful Historic Savannah with the intimacy and adventure that only a Segway tour can provide. Enjoy the unparalleled fun of riding a Segway while exploring the details and history of Savannah that make this city so beautiful and fascinating. Also enjoy the majestic beauty of Bonaventure Cemetery, a storied Victorian cemetery full of breathtaking sculptures, art and nature. Call for available times. Historic Savannah, GA. GPS location: 234 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah, GA.

Atlantic Bottlenose

Dolphins One of Hilton Head Island’s most popular residents, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are abundant in local waters. In fact, these incredible marine mammals share so many characteristics with humans it can be argued they are our underwater counterparts. One example is the way they give birth. Female dolphins give live birth and nurse their young for up to three years. Male calves often stay with the mother for up to five years and potentially for the rest of their lives, if female. In the wintertime, the Bottlenose population averages from 200 to 400 animals. Early spring through late fall, we are inundated with dolphins as females from all over the Southeastern coast make an annual trek to the area to give birth. Other females 18

The Official Guide January-April 2014

act as midwives and nannies, often taking turns watching over the young as the mother feeds. Males tag along, following the females wherever they go – yet another human trait! From a boat, you will often see the young calves swimming and playing with the other dolphins in the pod. Providing abundant food for the mothers, Lowcountry waters also give the young dolphins a fairly safe environment to practice swimming and hunting before moving on to other parts of the coast. Although they lack the gracefulness of an adult dolphin, the calves’ playfulness and energy tends to remind one of their own youth. By Shawn Hern, Naturalist/ Captain of Dolphin Discoveries, a division of Kayak Hilton Head.


BICYCLE BILLY’S

(843) 785-7851 / bicyclebilly.com For almost two decades, Bicycle Billy’s has provided quality bikes and excellent customer service, enabling the customer to enjoy their biking experience while vacationing. Free Island-wide delivery and pick-up, including Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beach and Folly Field. 81 Pope Ave., Q-14 on map. GPS location: 81 Pope Ave.

REEL CHANCE CHARTERS (803) 535-6166 reelchancecharters.com

Capt. Rick Percy has over 20 years experience in fishing the waters of the Lowcountry. Departure location and time is according to tides, the winds, and the bite. Please visit his website for photos, fishing reports, testimonials, FAQ’s and much more. Leaving from various boat landings in Beaufort, Mainland on map.

LAWTON STABLES

(843) 671-2586 / lawtonstableshhi.com Lawton Stables, nestled on 24 acres within the Sea Pines Resort offers one-hour guided western-style trail rides through the beautiful Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Trail rides are offered 7 days a week and are perfect for adults and children 8 years old or older. Pony rides are available for children 7 and under and the whole family will love the free small animal farm! It’s a “must visit” while on Hilton Head Island. Lawton Stables is also home to the International Riding Academy (iridingacademy.com) and the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center (wishuponahorsehhi.org) which offers free therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs. Please call for times and reservations. In The Sea Pines Resort, N-10 on map. GPS location: 190 Greenwood Dr. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

19


‹‹ Tide Chart ›› All tides shown are based on the Savannah River entrance. To calculate Skull Creek entrance, add 24 minutes.

january 2014

february 2014 LO

HI

LO

HI

1

2:55A

9:03A

3:28P

9:20P

2

3:46A

9:54A

4:15P 10:12P

9:39P

3

4:36A 10:45A

5:02P 11:05P

4:39P 10:35P

4

5:26A 11:37A

5:50P 11:59P

5:29P 11:32P

5

6:19A

6:40P 12:30P

6:20P 12:05P

6

7:16A 12:54A

7:35P

1:23P

6:46A 12:30A

7:15P

1:00P

7

8:18A

1:48A

8:34P

2:17P

7:49A

1:26A

8:13P

1:55P

8

9:22A

2:42A

9:33P

3:12P

9

8:54A

2:22A

9:11P

2:50P

9 10:20A

3:38A 10:28P

4:07P

10

9:57A

3:17A 10:07P

3:44P

10 11:11A

4:32A 11:19P

5:02P

11 10:52A

4:12A 10:59P

4:39P

11 11:58A

5:25A

5:52P

12 11:42A

5:04A 11:47P

5:31P

12 12:06A

6:13A 12:40P

6:39P

13

5:54A 12:28P

6:19P

13 12:50A

6:56A

1:20P

7:20P

14 12:32A

6:39A

1:10P

7:03P

14

1:32A

7:35A

1:57P

7:58P

15

1:15A

7:21A

1:50P

7:44P

15

2:12A

8:12A

2:33P

8:33P

16

1:56A

7:59A

2:27P

8:22P

16

2:50A

8:46A

3:08P

9:07P

17

2:35A

8:36A

3:02P

8:59P

17

3:28A

9:20A

3:42P

9:39P

18

3:13A

9:11A

3:36P

9:34P

18

4:06A

9:55A

4:18P 10:15P

19

3:50A

9:46A

4:10P 10:09P

19

4:47A 10:34A

4:56P 10:57P

20

4:27A 10:22A

4:45P 10:46P

20

5:31A 11:19A

5:39P 11:47P

21

5:07A 11:02A

5:23P 11:29P

21

6:21A

6:30P 12:12P

22

5:52A 11:47A

6:06P

22

7:21A 12:45A

7:30P

1:10P

23

6:44A 12:19A

6:57P 12:39P

23

8:29A

1:48A

8:39P

2:12P

24

7:46A

1:14A

7:57P

1:35P

24

9:37A

2:55A

9:49P

3:17P

25

8:53A

2:14A

9:03P

2:35P

25 10:41A

4:03A 10:55P

4:23P

3:18A 10:09P

3:38P

26 11:40A

5:08A 11:56P

5:26P

LO

HI

LO

HI

1

1:24A

7:36A

2:09P

7:52P

2

2:18A

8:29A

3:00P

8:45P

3

3:10A

9:21A

3:50P

4

4:02A 10:14A

5

4:54A 11:09A

6

5:48A

7 8

26 10:00A 27 11:03A

4:23A 11:12P

4:42P

27

6:08A 12:35P

6:25P

28

5:27A 12:01P

5:44P

28 12:54A

7:03A

7:19P

29 12:11A

6:26A 12:56P

6:42P

30

1:08A

7:21A

1:49P

7:36P

31

2:03A

8:13A

2:40P

8:28P

20

The Official Guide January-April 2014

1:27P


DOLPHIN ADVENTURE & NATURE CRUISE Aboard the S.S. Pelican • 20 Passenger USCG Inspected

“Undoubtedly the most relaxing moments of the entire vacation!” - Mr. C. Willie, Island Visitor 1 1/2 Hour Tours

$18

Adults

$9

843-681-2522 Kids Broad Creek Marina, Marshland Road GPS location – 18 Simmons Road

w/this ad

Get info & buy tickets online at www.hiltonheadtours.com

S.S. PELICAN DOLPHIN & NATURE CRUISE

(843) 681-2522 / hiltonheadtours.com / hhitours.com Ride on a charmingly restored, double ended whaling tender. Coast Guard licensed for only 20 passengers. A narrated tour where you can observe dolphins and nature. Captain Sonny Compher has been narrating cruises on the waters here for over 28 years and is very knowledgeable about the surrounding nature. This is the best nature cruise on the Island. Priced at only $18 adults - $9 kids. There are no gate fees and plenty of free parking. Bring a small cooler or you can purchase your beverages on board. Tickets can now be purchased online at www.hiltonheadtours.com. Broad Creek Marina, K-18 on map. GPS location: 18 Simmons Road.

SUNDANCE BIKE RENTAL (843) 785-8737

Hilton Head Island is perfect for bike riding. You can explore over 50 miles of bike trails, taking in the Island’s beauty, while being eco-friendly. Or take a ride along more than 12 miles of our sandy beaches. Sundance Bike Rental offers bike rentals for you. Call for Official Guide special. Rent two or more bikes for one week and get 20% off. We offer free locks, baskets and child carriers and free Island-wide delivery. 13 Executive Park Rd., O-14 on map. GPS location: 13 Executive Park Rd. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

21


‹‹ Tide Chart ›› All tides shown are based on the Savannah River entrance. To calculate Skull Creek entrance, add 24 minutes.

march 2014

april 2014

LO

HI

LO

HI

1

1:48A

7:54A

2:17P

8:10P

1

4:09A 10:05A

LO

HI

4:22P 10:20P

LO

HI

2

2:39A

8:43A

3:04P

8:59P

2

4:54A 10:51A

5:05P 11:05P

3

3:28A

9:30A

3:49P

9:47P

3

5:37A 11:38A

5:47P 11:52P

4

4:15A 10:18A

4:34P 10:36P

4

6:20A

6:31P 12:26P

5

5:02A 11:07A

5:19P 11:26P

5

7:05A 12:41A

7:17P

1:17P

6

5:50A 11:58A

6:05P

6

7:54A

1:32A

8:09P

2:09P

7

6:40A 12:17A

6:56P 12:50P

7

8:48A

2:24A

9:09P

3:03P

8

7:37A

1:10A

7:52P

1:43P

8

9:47A

3:18A 10:10P

3:57P

*9

9:38A

3:04A

9:53P

3:38P

9 10:42A

4:12A 11:08P

4:50P

10 10:38A

3:59A 10:52P

4:33P

10 11:33A

5:05A

5:43P

11 11:31A

4:54A 11:46P

5:28P

11

5:57A 12:19P

6:31P

12

5:48A 12:19P

6:21P

12 12:48A

6:45A

1:02P

7:16P

13 12:36A

6:39A

1:03P

7:08P

13

1:34A

7:29A

1:45P

7:57P

14

1:22A

7:24A

1:43P

7:51P

14

2:19A

8:11A

2:27P

8:35P

15

2:05A

8:05A

2:23P

8:30P

15

3:03A

8:50A

3:08P

9:13P

9:30A

3:50P

9:51P

16

2:47A

8:43A

3:00P

9:05P

16

3:46A

17

3:27A

9:19A

3:38P

9:39P

17

4:30A 10:11A

4:33P 10:34P

18

4:07A

9:55A

4:15P 10:14P

18

5:15A 10:56A

5:18P 11:22P

19

4:48A 10:32A

4:54P 10:51P

19

6:02A 11:47A

6:06P

20

5:30A 11:12A

5:35P 11:35P

20

6:54A 12:17A

7:00P 12:45P

21

6:15A

6:20P 12:00P

21

7:51A

1:18A

8:02P

1:47P

22

7:06A 12:28A

7:12P 12:55P

22

8:54A

2:21A

9:11P

2:49P

23

8:04A

1:28A

8:13P

1:55P

23

9:58A

3:24A 10:21P

3:52P

24

9:10A

2:32A

9:23P

2:59P

24 10:58A

4:27A 11:27P

4:53P

25 10:17A

3:38A 10:35P

4:03P

25 11:55A

5:28A

5:53P

26 11:20A

4:45A 11:41P

5:08P

26 12:27A

6:26A 12:48P

6:48P

27

5:49A 12:19P

6:10P

27

1:22A

7:19A

1:38P

7:40P

28 12:42A

6:49A

1:12P

7:08P

28

2:14A

8:09A

2:26P

8:27P

29

1:39A

7:43A

2:03P

8:00P

29

3:02A

8:55A

3:11P

9:11P

30

2:31A

8:33A

2:52P

8:49P

30

3:48A

9:40A

3:55P

9:53P

31

3:21A

9:20A

3:38P

9:35P

*

22

The Official Guide January-April 2014

Daylight Savings Time Begins March 9th at 2 a.m.


PAU HANA & FLYING CIRCUS CATAMARAN SAILING CHARTERS

(843) 686-2582 / (843) 785-7131 / hiltonheadislandsailing.com FLYING CIRCUS CATAMARAN SAILING CHARTERS Experience the ultimate dolphin watch sailing adventure on the Island’s fastest catamaran, FLYING CIRCUS! Safe and stable for all ages. Take in the serene Hilton Head Island waters, green marshes and incredible wildlife. Sail close to the water, smoothly and quietly along with the dolphins. Catch a good wind and be spirited across the Calibogue Sound towards Daufuskie Island and the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Limited to 6 passengers for intimacy and privacy. Ideal for family and friend outings as well as that special romantic occasion! Coolers welcome with your favorite food and libations. Sailing daily from morning to sunset for 2 hour+ private charters. Providing personalized sailing charters with experienced and friendly captains since 1989. Sailing lessons available.

PAU HANA CATAMARAN SAILING CHARTERS These “pure sailing” experiences will change your image of sailing forever! Best views, 360˚ visibility all around! Relaxing, stress-free, uncrowded sailing on the Island's biggest catamaran. Comfortable seats, walk-around deck space. Enjoy the “Environmentally Friendly Way” to see nature under sail on our personalized interactive and informative dolphin watch tours. Fun for all ages. Great for children, friends and family outings. “Happy Hour” sunset sails are our specialty! Bring your cooler and refreshments (including alcohol)! Don’t forget the camera! Take a picture of your child steering the boat! The perfect private charter venue for weddings, family and social group occasions or just getting together for clean, fresh FUN! Sailing daily for afternoon and sunset dolphin watch tours. Palmetto Bay Marina, J-15 on map. GPS location: 86 Helmsman Way. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

23


MEDIA COVERAGE “Get Your Plaid On� April 1420 as the tradition continues when the biggest names on the PGA Tour swing into The Sea Pines Resort for the 46th RBC Heritage.

2014 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE* Monday, April 14th Pro Practice Rounds Morning Opening Ceremonies 18th green - Noon Pro-Am Presented by Boeing 1st & 10th Tees - 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15th Pro Practice Rounds All Day Coca-Cola Youth Day Putting Contest 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16th RBC Heritage Pro-Am 1st & 10th Tees - 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday & Friday, April 17th & 18th First & Second Rounds Starting on the 1st & 10th Tee Starting Times 7:10-9 a.m. and 11:50 a.m.1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19th Third Round All players start on 1st Tee Starting Times 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Concert on the Heritage Lawn featuring The Headliners After play-8 p.m. Plaid Nation Day Contests on the Heritage Lawn Noon-2 p.m. Sunday, April 20th Church Service 18th Green - 7:30 a.m. Final Round All players start on 1st Tee Starting Times 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Trophy Presentation 18th Green immediately following the close of play *Times are approximate and subject to change. 24

The Official Guide January-April 2014

The Golf Channel: Thursday & Friday, 3-6 p.m., ET Saturday & Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., ET CBS Sports Saturday & Sunday, 3-6 p.m., ET Sirius XM Radio Channel 208 or 93 Thursday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m., ET

PARKING Public Parking: As you reach Hilton Head Island, take the Cross Island Parkway to The Sea Pines Resort (a $1.25 toll is required for the Parkway). The traffic will flow through the main gate of The Sea Pines Resort. Once inside the main gate, security personnel will direct you to the first available FREE parking lot. Those with colorcoded and numbered parking hang tags should follow the directional signs. Please be aware of the parking lot number to ensure you take the appropriate FREE shuttle bus from the tournament back to your vehicle. Buses taking spectators from the tournament site to the parking lots will stop running one hour after play Handicapped Parking: Handicapped parking passes are issued by Sea Pines Security, located on Greenwood Drive in the CSA/ Security Administration Building, one mile inside the main gate of The Sea Pines Resort. Passes are issued at the Security Office only and cannot be distributed by mail. To reach the Security Office, call (843) 671-7170.

WILL CALL Will Call is designed for last minute sales, pick-up and redistribution of tournament badges. Badges can be dropped off at the Ticket Office (in the Clubhouse parking lot) or at Will Call (in The Sea Pines Welcome Center parking lot). A picture ID is required to pick-up your tickets. Will Call Hours: Apr. 12-13: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Apr. 14-15: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Apr.16-19: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Apr. 20: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission Gate Hours: During the week of the tournament, the Ticket Office (in the Clubhouse parking lot) will be open at the following times and will close at the end of play each day. April 14-15, 8 a.m. April 16-20, 7 a.m. A variety of RBC Heritage ticket packages are available, call (843) 671-2448 or visit rbcheritage.com.


Call (877)207-2726 for tee times www.golfhiltonheadnational.com

Mention this ad to receive SPECIAL SEASONAL RATES Must present this ad at check-in to receive offer. Subject to restrictions

HILTON HEAD NATIONAL (843) 842-5900 / golfhiltonheadnational.com From the moment the doors opened for business on November 1st, 1989, Hilton Head National quickly became a must play for annual visitors as well as local patrons. Golf experts and local residents alike continually recognize the National with accolades on a yearly basis. 2013 was no exception. Hilton Head National was the recipient of Bluffton Today’s “Best of Bluffton Award” for “Golf Course with Best Greens” as well as TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence,” given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Plus, LINKS magazine ranked Hilton Head National in the “Top 10 Courses of the Low Country” which included private courses. Hilton Head National is indeed unusual in that two of the game’s most heralded architects have collaborated to create this unique golf experience. Hall of Famer, Gary Player with over 200 golf designs in his international portfolio and Award Winning Bobby Weed, former PGA Tour design consultant, have routed 18 holes through some of ”the most beautiful 300 acres of tree rich Carolina bottom land“ that they both have ever encountered. With a combination of rolling greens, a variety of bunker complexes and generous fairways, Hilton Head National is a player friendly course but can also test the best players from the Black tees. If you are a lover of the game of golf, you would remiss if you don’t list Hilton Head National on your golf itinerary. Find out why locals continue to call it, “The Best of the Best.“ 60 Hilton Head National Dr., Mainland on map. GPS location: 60 Hilton Head National Dr., Bluffton, SC. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

25


ISLAND BEACHES Coligny Beach Park. Handicap parking is available at no fee at all beach parks. Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending machines are available at the beach parks. PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS: All of the beach is public, from the ocean to the high water mark. Access to the beach, however, is often private. The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nine beach accesses: Alder Lane Beach Access, off South Forest Beach Drive; Coligny Beach Park, off Coligny Circle; Driessen Beach Park, at the end of Bradley Beach Road; Chaplin Community Park, off Wm. Hilton Pkwy.; Fish Haul Park & Mitchelville Beach Park, at the end of Beach City Road; Burkes Beach Access, at the end of Burkes Beach Road; Folly Field Beach Park and Islanders Beach Park, both off Folly Field Road.

DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS: Official swimming areas have been designated for the Alder, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field and Islanders beaches. The boundaries will be clearly marked on the beach and in the water.

PARKING AND FACILITIES: There are 23 metered spaces at Alder Lane; 54 metered spaces at Folly Field and 13 metered spaces at Burkes Beach Road. The parking fee is a QUARTER for each fifteen minutes.

AREA 1: Westin Resort • Barony Beach Club • Islanders Beach Park • Island Club • Folly Field Beach Park • Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort • Driessen Beach Park • SurfWatch AREA 2: Palmetto Dunes House • Marriott Resort • Villamare • Disney Resort • Captain’s Walk • Hilton Resort • Hampton Place AREA 3: Windsor Court • Windsor Place • Barrington • Crowne Plaza • Sea Crest • Breakers • Coligny Beach • Holiday Inn • Ocean One • Shorewood • Sea Side Villas AREA 4: Ocean Club Villas • Adventure Inn • Grande Ocean • Alder Lane • Sea Pines Beach Club • Monarch

Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for long-term parking. The fee is a QUARTER for each thirty minutes during the week. Parking spaces at Islanders Beach Park are ALWAYS reserved for annual beach passes. Parking at Driessen Beach Park for annual beach passes is reserved from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is FREE at Fish Haul Park, Mitchelville Beach Park and

During the beach season, lifeguards are stationed in each of the designated swimming areas for assistance and beach information. Please ask a lifeguard before entering the water if the yellow caution flag is flying. BEACH PATROL LOCATIONS: Below, listed from north to south, are areas where Beach Patrol can generally be found:

BEACH PROHIBITIONS: The following are prohibited on all beaches: – Horse riding or driving – Possession or consumption of alcohol – Operation, launching, or landing – Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) – Littering of unauthorized motorized watercraft – Unauthorized commercial activity – Indecent exposure or nudity – Disorderly conduct – Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. – Disturbing the peace – Unauthorized wearing of lifeguard – Unauthorized vehicles – Fires and fireworks emblems, insignias, etc. – Shark fishing – Solicitation or distribution of – Removal, harming, or harassment of handouts – Kites not under manual control any live beach fauna (sea turtles, – Stunt kites & Sand Sailing (April 1sand dollars, etc.) – Removal, alteration, or damage to September 30) dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora – Parasailing ADDITIONAL PROHIBITIONS IN DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS

(Between sunrise and sunset, April 1-September 30): – Fishing or surfcasting – Surfboards, boogie boards, etc. – – Frisbee or other team sports involving a ball – Games with metal components – ANIMALS are NOT permitted between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Animals MUST be on a leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day and the Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30. Animals must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times. Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal’s excrement. - Information provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service 26

The Official Guide January-April 2014


THE CRAZY CRAB The Crazy Crab boasts two picturesque waterfront locations on either end of Hilton Head Island.

may opt for the signature Steamed Seafood Pot or a combination platter. Several steak and chicken dishes are available, as well.

This longtime local favorite opened in 1984 on Highway 278 overlooking Jarvis Creek. Two years later, the second restaurant began serving hungry patrons in Harbour Town.

Steps away from the Harbour Town Playground in Sea Pines, with an enclosed outdoor play area and huge indoor saltwater aquarium at Jarvis Creek, kids are always welcome at these casual, familyfriendly establishments.

Destroyed by fire in 1998, the North-end Crazy Crab was rebuilt to twice its original size and now accommodates nearly 250 people inside the spacious, nauticalthemed restaurant, with another 80 seats outside on the deck. Open daily for lunch and dinner, both locations offer similar menus featuring made-to-order Lowcountry specialties. Share a complimentary basket of freshly-made hushpuppies while enjoying a bowl of She Crab Soup, shrimp cocktail, jumbo lump crab cake, oysters on the half shell or Caesar salad. During lunch, the variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood platters and daily specials are sure to please every palate. In the evening, the menu expands to include an even larger selection of appetizers and entrees, such as stuffed flounder, stuffed mushrooms and Alaskan king crab legs. From fresh fish and tender sea scallops to succulent shrimp and plump oysters, patrons may choose their seafood broiled, fried or steamed with a garden salad, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, onion rings, rice, baked potato or French fries on the side. Those who can’t make up their minds 28

The Official Guide January-April 2014

The special “Minnow’s Menu“ includes macaroni & cheese, fried shrimp, chicken fingers and pizza with a selection of locally-made ice cream, homemade Key Lime pie and chocolate mud pie for dessert. According to co-owner Peter Kenneweg, the secret of the restaurants’ success is three-fold. “It’s more than one thing,” he explains. “It’s got to be good food, good service and the price has to be right.” The Crazy Crab restaurants have been local favorites for more than 29 years. A children’s menu, take-out and outdoor seating (at Jarvis Creek) are available. Reservations are not required, large groups welcome.

THE CRAZY CRAB

thecrazycrab.com (843) 363-2722

Harbour Town, in The Sea Pines Resort,

L-6 on map. GPS location: 149 Lighthouse Rd.

(843) 681-5021 Hwy. 278 on Jarvis Creek

E-22 on map. GPS location: 104 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.


JOHN RYAN’S BISTRO (912) 790-4776

Located in the Doubletree Hotel in Historic Savannah, John Ryan’s Bistro is an elegant restaurant that hosts a Southern Lunch Buffet MondayFriday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Local favorites include fried chicken, fried fish, macaroni and cheese, salad bar, soup selection, fresh southern vegetables and cornbread. The all-you-can eat buffet at $9.95 is something you don’t want to miss! http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/doubletree-by-hiltonhotel-savannah-historic-district-SAVHTDT/dining/index.html Inside Doubletree Hotel, Savannah, GA. GPS location: 411 West Bay St., Savannah, GA.

THE MIRAGE MEDITERRANEAN BAR & GRILL (912) 236-5464 or (912) 234-6168 casbahrestaurant.com

Savor succulent Moroccan fare while captivating belly dancers set the mood... And feast on the many specialties, including Hummus, Baba Ghanuj, Greek Salad, Falafel Wrap, Feast Kabob, Ribeye Steak, Gyro Platter, Grouper Fillet Marrakesh and more. Belly dancing shows nightly; Dinner, Sun.-Wed., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Reservations suggested. Historic Savannah, GA. GPS location: 20 E. Broughton St., Savannah, GA. 30

The Official Guide January-April 2014


IT’S GREEK TO ME

(843) 842-4033 / itsgreektomesc.com We use secret family recipes to prepare an array of Greek specialty and authentic dishes from scratch, using only the finest ingredients. We make Spanakopita, Mousaka and Dolmathes to name a few. Also serving Hilton Head Island’s best calamari, freshest and finest Greek salads and gyros, chicken or pork souvlaki, lamb, seafood, pasta and omelets. Try our baklava, bougatsa, chocobaklava or other homemade mouthwatering desserts. Enjoy one of our dining rooms, spacious patio, rooftop terrace or full bar. Take-out and Kid’s Menu available. Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. daily. Live music on patio 6-9 p.m., call for schedule. 11 Lagoon Rd., across from Coligny Plaza, Q-15 on map; GPS location: 11 Lagoon Rd.

HILTON HEAD COMEDY & MAGIC CLUB (843) 681-7757 / HiltonHeadComedyMagic.com

The Hilton Head Comedy and Magic Club is an intimate candle-lit showroom featuring nationally touring stand-up comedians and comedymagicians with nightly shows. Our newly remodeled showroom is located above the Kingfisher restaurant in Shelter Cove with convenient parking and dinner/show discounts. Every Friday night the showroom is home to the smash-hit comedy game-show BONK, as seen in Las Vegas and around the world. Even more fun to watch than it is to play! BRING YOUR CAMERA! A new “Open Mic Night” will be added this fall providing opportunity for young comics as well as guests to get some valuable stage time to hone their craft. Check the website for more details regarding special events, performers, etc. Limited seating, please call for reservations and showtimes. Shelter Cove Harbour, Top of the Kingfisher Restaurant, N-23 on map. GPS: 18 Harbourside Lane January-April 2014 The Official Guide

31


FIVE GUYS

(843) 686-3344 (Hilton Head) or (843) 757-4665 (Bluffton) Like us at www.Facebook.com/FiveGuysofCoastalGAandSC Five Guys is a family friendly restaurant focused on serving high quality burgers and fries. The menu is simple: burgers, hotdogs, fries, and a fresh veggie and grilled cheese sandwich. The burgers are hand-formed, preservative free and never frozen. The fries are whole potatoes, hand-cut and cooked in peanut oil. All toppings are free. Kosher hot dogs are served split and grilled plain, or topped with cheese and bacon. Zagat Survey said “there are no better burgers” and Five Guys was voted #1 burger in Zagat’s fast food survey. Hilton Head, Island Crossing/Publix Shopping Center, M-14 on map; GPS location: 11 Palmetto Bay Rd. Bluffton, Best Buy Center, Mainland on map; GPS location: 1019 Fording Island Rd.

THE ELECTRIC PIANO

(843) 785-KEYS / ElectricPianoHHI.com The Electric Piano is Hilton Head Island’s premier Live Music venue with different entertainers nightly. Everything from Dueling Pianos where the audience controls the music to some of the best bands in the LOWCOUNTRY. The Electric Piano is an interactive bar where singing-a-long or dancing to the beat keeps the crowd going all night long. Check out some of the great Specialty Martini’s and Drinks as The Electric Piano has a full bar with a wide selection of liquors, beers and wine. This is NOT your typical Piano Bar! This BAR ROCKS! Entertainment Begins Nightly at 9:30 PM. Doors open at 8 PM. Park Plaza Shopping Center, N-13 on map. GPS location: 33 Office Park Road 32

The Official Guide January-April 2014


CASEY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILLE (843) 785-2255 / caseyshhi.com

Under new ownership, Casey’s serves appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and more all made fresh in-house daily. Offering over 30 TVs for the sports enthusiasts, nightly entertainment, daily food and beverage specials and friendly service where everyone is treated like an All Star. Enjoy Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m., Mon.-Fri., with $.50 shrimp and wings, $2.50 domestic beers, $2.25 well drinks and nightly entertainment. Open 11 a.m. daily. New Orleans Road, V-20 on map. GPS location: 37 New Orleans Road.

SWEET FROG PREMIUM FROZEN YOGURT (843) 689-3764 / sweetfrogyogurt.com

Welcome to Sweet Frog on Hilton Head Island – where our goal is to create the best frozen yogurt experience you’ve ever had! At Sweet Frog, you create your own combination of delicious soft-serve premium frozen yogurt, then finish it off with any toppings you choose! Our toppings bar is stocked fresh everyday with the best ingredients for a light healthy treat, a swirling decadent dessert and everything in between! YOU pick the flavors, YOU add the toppings, YOU make it your way! Throw in a warm, family-friendly environment and our loveable mascots Scoop and Cookie, and you’ll see why customers are embracing Sweet Frog. Patio seating available. 33 Office Park Road, Park Plaza Shopping Center, N-13 on map. GPS location: 33 Office Park Road January-April 2014 The Official Guide

33


Southwestern Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Courtesy of Santa Fe Cafe

Ingredients for Crab Cakes: 1 lb Jumbo Lump Crabmeat 1 diced Onion (sauté in peanut oil) 1 tbsp Garlic (sauté in peanut oil) 1 Red Pepper, diced 1 Yellow Pepper, diced 1 Fresh Jalapeno, diced 1 tbsp chopped Cilantro 1 tbsp Old Bay® Seasoning 1/2 cup Mayonnaise 1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs

Ingredients for Red Pepper Sauce: 1/2 Onion, diced 3 large Bell Peppers 1 tbsp Garlic 6 oz Butter 1/2 tbsp Shrimp Stock 1 can Chicken Broth 2 Chipotle Peppers

Method for Crab Cakes: Form crab cakes. Pan sear to a golden brown. • Place in an oven at 400° for 7-10 minutes or until hot. • •

Method for Red Pepper Sauce: Put all of the ingredients in a stock pot. Simmer until most of the mix has evaporated. • Purée until smooth and add 1 cup heavy cream. • •

Serves 8 34

The Official Guide January-April 2014


CAPTAIN WOODY’S

(843) 785-2400 • (843) 757-6222 / captainwoodys.com A local’s favorite for over 30 years! A fun, friendly and casual atmosphere featuring The Famous Grouper Melt, Po Boys, Seafood Platters, Land Food, Raw Bar and more. Outdoor Deck Bar and Patio seating available. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Bar open til late. Great children’s menu and Happy Hour menu. Captain Woody's in Bluffton is open Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Offering all your favorite menu items, cold drinks, outside seating and the same relaxed atmosphere as the Hilton Head location. Hilton Head - 6 Target Road (off of Palmetto Bay Road), O-7 on map; Bluffton, mainland on map. GPS locations: 6 Target Road; 17 State of Mind Street.

SUBWAY RESTAURANTS

(843) 681-RUBY (7829) / subway.com Where great taste and variety come together. Subway offers a delicious selection of sandwiches and salads for every taste. Our menu includes a listing of ingredients for making sensible and informed choices. Eat-in or take out... Great for the beach! Let subway create a custom sandwich platter for your next party or get together. Remember we are now open for breakfast. Subway... EAT FRESH. 7 Convenient locations – Bluffton/Hilton Head. Our newest location – Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head.

January-April 2014 The Official Guide

35


Festivals & Special Events Fun-filled events are plentiful as we turn the calendar forward into 2014. Listed below is a sampling of those events. For a complete schedule of events taking place each month please visit our website, hiltonhead.com.

Photo provided by the Island Rec. Center

New River Auto Mall Snow Day On Saturday, January 2, enjoy a snow field, carnival games, blow-up rides and bounce houses from 11a.m.-4 p.m. Admission, $10 per child, ages 2-17; free for adults. Concessions sold separately. All proceeds benefit The Island Recreation Association’s Scholarship Fund. Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

Experience the 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration The annual celebration of Gullah Culture returns to the Island with special events beginning January 31 and continuing through March 1. This year’s events include arts & crafts, Gullah food festivals and entertainment, 5K walk/ run, a Marsh Tacky Horse Exhibition and lots of family fun. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. (843) 255-7304 or gullahcelebration.com. The 22nd Annual Lowcountry Soup Challenge This annual event to benefit Volunteers in Medicine will be held on Sunday, January 26 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 12-2:30 p.m. More than 23 of the area’s best chefs provide soups for tasting and judging, plus culinary displays and live music. Taste all the soup you can eat and enjoy this culinary creation for a great cause. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. 2 Grasslawn Ave. (843) 681-6612 or vimclinic.org. 8th Annual Cooks & Books This palate-pleasing combination of signature food tastings from top local restaurants will be paired with well-known Lowcountry authors and topped with an exciting "The Heat Is On" chefs' competition at Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry's 8th Annual event, Sunday, February 23, 11a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. 2 Grasslawn Ave. Admission, $20 in advance or $25 at the door. (843) 815-6616 or lowcountryliteracy.org. 29th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Enjoy award-winning wines and extraordinary cuisine at this annual event held March 1015. The Festival kicks off on Mon., March 10 with the screening of the documentary,

36

The Official Guide January-April 2014


“Somm,” continues throughout the week with Great Chefs of the Island Wine Dinners and culminates with the Festival Grand Tasting on March 14 and the Public Tasting on March 15. (843) 686-4944 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com. 9th Annual Hilton Head Island International Piano Competition Twenty of the world’s best pianists, ages 18-30, compete in four exciting rounds for $33,000 in prizes plus concerts, March 1017, in this world-class competition. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org. Hilton Head Choral Society’s Music From the Stage - Choral Classics Musical suites from Broadway shows, including “Porgy & Bess,” “West Side Story,” along with the music of Puccini, Mascagni and Andrew Lloyd Weber, and a world premier of a newly commissioned piece by Broadway composer Georgia Stitt, promise to make this a powerhouse concert at 8 p.m. on March 21. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. (843) 341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. WingFest Join the fun as wings with live music are served up along with a Kid’s Zone at the PreWingfest Party on Friday evening, March 21, 5-8 p.m. On Saturday, March 22, local restaurants cook up their best wings with live music, a Kid’s Zone and more, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission, $5. Food sold separately. All proceeds benefit The Island Recreation Association’s Scholarship Fund. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

Photo provided by Christine O’Shiell, Country Photography

30th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade Clowns, marching bands, floats, Shriners, dignitaries and animal contingencies make their way from Coligny Plaza down Pope Avenue to Office Park Road at this annual event taking place March 16, 3 p.m. (843) 384-4034, 837-4956 or stpatricksdayhhi.com.

The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn This Juried Fine Art and Craft Festival returns to Honey Horn for its 14th year on April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. National artists present oil/acrylic, sculpture, clay, photography, watercolor, fiber, jewelry and much more. This art exhibit and sale is fun for the whole family. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Admission is free. $6, parking donation per car. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org. Event dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please call or visit the website to confirm. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

37


MAIN STREET VILLAGE MainStreetVillageHHI.com

Great Boutique Shopping ArtWare - Camille & Company - Legends Sports Gallery - Lettrs - Pink House Gallery - Robert’s Village Jewelers - The Stock Exchange Consignment Boutique - The Pink Pineapple Island Famous Restaurants - Desserts & Spirits Frankie Bones - Main Street Café & Pub - Munchies Premium Ice Cream Shoppe - Reilley’s Wine & Spirits - Ruan Thai Hut - Subway - Wiseguys & WG Steaks Expert Services & Healthcare Professionals B. Clark Dalton, DMD, MS - Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy - Color Me Nails - Fraum Chiropractic Life Center – Main Street Realty - Salon 5200 - The Clothes Press - Williamsburg Travel 1500 Main Street (Outside the Gates of Hilton Head Plantation); J-25 on map. GPS location: 1500 Main Street. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

39


‹‹ Where to Shop ›› MAP LOCATION

CINEMAS

RESTAURANTS

WINE & SPIRITS

PHARMACIES

GROCERY STORES

Belfair Towne Village – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 at Simmonsville Rd.)

HOME FURNISHINGS

CLOTHING

SPECIALTY STORES

Beach Market – South Island (N. Forest Beach Dr. off Coligny Circle)

R-15

Mainland

Berkeley Place – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 at Buckwalter Pkwy.)

Bridge Center – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 near bridges)

Mainland

Buckwalter Place – Bluffton (103 Buckwalter Place Blvd.)

Mainland

Mainland

Q-14

J-25

N-20

N-13

L-6

Q-15

M-14

Circle Center – South Island (Pope Ave. near Coligny Circle)

Coligny Plaza – South Island (Pope Ave. & N. Forest Beach Dr.)

Festival Centre – North Island (Hwy. 278) The Fresh Market Shoppes – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278) The Gallery of Shops – South Island (Off Sea Pines Circle) Harbour Town – South Island (Sea Pines) Heritage Plaza – South Island (Pope Ave.) Island Crossing – South Island (Off Sea Pines Circle)

Q-15

Kittie’s Crossing – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 at Hwy 46)

Mainland

Main Street Village – North Island (Hwy. 278)

I-26

Mathews Court – Mid-Island (Mathews Drive)

Moss Creek Village – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 near bridges)

Northridge Plaza – North Island (Hwy. 278 at Mathews Dr.)

Orleans Plaza – South Island (New Orleans Rd.)

P-15

Palmetto Bay Marina – South Island (Off Palmetto Bay Rd.)

J-15

Park Plaza – South Island (Greenwood Dr. near Sea Pines Gate)

Pineland Station – North Island (Hwy. 278 at Mathews Dr.)

L-28

Plantation Center – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278)

O-20

The Plaza at Shelter Cove – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278)

N-23

Port Royal Plaza – North Island (Mathews Dr. at Hwy. 278)

L-28

Shelter Cove Harbour – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278 at Palmetto Dunes)

N-22

Shelter Cove Town Centre – Mid-Island (Off Hwy. 278)

N-23

Sheridan Park – Bluffton (Hwy. 278)

Mainland

The Shops at Sea Pines Center – South Island (Sea Pines)

O-7

South Beach Marina Village – South Island (Sea Pines)

N-3

Tanger Outlets – Bluffton (Hwy. 278)

Mainland

The Village at Wexford – South Island (Hwy. 278)

N-15

40

The Official Guide January-April 2014

L-28

Mainland

K-29

O-13


THE BLUE PARROT FINE GIFTS (843) 785-9877 / blueparrotgifts.com

“From the surprisingly affordable to the deliciously extravagant” The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts is filled with everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine craftwork. You will find you are welcomed into a place that evokes the casual, Lowcountry lifestyle. Featuring Hilton Head’s only Pandora Shop-In-Shop offering a complete line of Pandora jewelry and charms. That distinction is reserved for only a handful of jewelry stores. Looking for a guy thing? Handsome weathervanes and bird feeders, vivid artwork of Savannah, Charleston, Beaufort and Daufuskie Island, magnificent Tide Clocks and more, are all at The Blue Parrot. Make it a point to visit The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts whether you are on vacation or an Island resident... you won’t be disappointed! Mon.-Fri., 10-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Village at Wexford, N-15 on map. GPS location: 1000 William Hilton Parkway.

Power Shopping Courtesy of Tanger Outlets

TIPS

PLAN AHEAD o Before heading out for a fun-filled day of shopping, look through the Official Guide and visit specific store websites for coupons and special offers to use on your excursion.

MAKE A LIST o Don’t make the mistake of leaving without the one thing you came for in the first place.

SHOP SMART o Maximize shopping time by going during the week, instead of weekends, when stores are less crowded. Also, shop early or late in the day to avoid possible mid-day heat.

THE MORE THE MERRIER o Shopping with friends or family is always more fun and can lead to a more efficient shopping trip. For instance, when one person is trying on clothes, the others can be getting additional items and acting as fashion consultants.

HAVE FUN o A bargain hunting trip is a wonderful family activity with something for everyone. After a day of shopping, everyone will have fun comparing all of the great deals they found. January-April 2014 The Official Guide

41


Smith Galleries

AGallery

Clock by Sticks® - 12” x 15”

PAMPERING Jewelry Art Glass Pottery StoryPeople Kaleidoscopes Clothing Sticks Toys

of Fine Craft, Art, Framing & ToysB

smithgalleries.com

The Village at Wexford, UPSTAIRS , Suite J-11 842-2280 - Hilton Head - 10-6 Mon.- Sat.

• • • • • • • •

FACES DaySpa FACES Lash Studio The Hair Designers Kelley Chiropractic Paul’s Optical Soirée Alterations Tail-Waggers Vanity Fur

DINING

• • • • • • • •

British Open Pub Java Burrito The Jazz Corner Ombra Cucina Rustica Pino Gelato Robert Irvine’s Eat! Subway Wendy’s

SHOPPING

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Blue Parrot Branches Currents Gifted Hilton Head Island Child Karis Art Gallery LeCookery Lilly Pulitzer Mums the Word Florist Needlepoint Junction The Oilerie Hilton Head Patricia’s The Porcupine Pretty Papers Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers Seasons Smith Galleries Teague’s Men’s Clothing

VISIT VILLAGEATWEXFORD.COM

MILE MARKER 10.5


“The Best of Everything and Something for Everyone.” The Village at Wexford is the Island’s premier destination for shopping, dining and pampering. www.villageatwexford.com

FEATURED MERCHANTS THE BLUE PARROT (800) 252-6653 blueparrotgifts.com Featuring the Island’s only Pandora Shopin-Shop.The Blue Parrot is celebrating 10 years in business. Filled with everything from wall art to sculpture to jewelry and fine craftwork. Free gift wrap. Free shipping on Pandora. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Sat.

FACES DAY SPA & BOUTIQUE (843) 785-3075 facesdayspa.com “Pamper” and “indulge” describes the experience awaiting you. We offer facials, massages, body wraps, nails, makeovers, Murad, OPI, Nailtiques, Bath and Body and gifts.

KELLEY CHIROPRACTIC (843) 321-8119 chirokelley.com “Dear Dr. Kelley.Thank you very much for the adjustment. Going from a lot of pain

and the inability to turn my head either way to actually playing in a three day tournament was wonderful. It was a pleasure to meet you as well.” Nolan E. (client).

PATRICIA’S OF HILTON HEAD (843) 785-7795 beachboutique.com The clothes and accessories speak for themselves. We carry sizes 2-26. Mother of the bride, non-traditional bridal gowns, sportswear and cruise wear, accessories and jewelry. Now offering Tolani scarves. Largest selection of FLAX in the Lowcountry. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

SMITH GALLERIES (843) 842-2280 smithgalleries.com Hilton Head’s largest and most awardwinning gallery featuring the work of over 300 artists and craftsmen. Offering fine crafts, art, jewelry, picture framing and creative toys for children.

1000 WILLIAM HILTON PKWY


FEATURED MERCHANTS THE BARGAIN BOX / (843) 342-2469 The Bargain Box is a volunteer-run 501 (c)(3), not-for-profit organization that awards cash grants (over $12.5 million to date) and in-kind support to well over 50 Beaufort County charities and social agencies. Established in 1965 as a low-cost shopping alternative for Hilton Head Island residents and visitors, The Bargain Box maintains that tradition by offering gently used, donated goods at bargain prices. 546 William Hilton Pkwy., N-29 on map.

THE LITTER BOX / (843) 842-6369 “Goods for people. Great for animals.” At the Litter Box, you’ll save more than money since all proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Humane Association, a no-kill animal shelter. The Hilton Head Humane Association Litter Box Thrift Shop is a treasure trove for thrift shop lovers. They offer large appliances, autos, trucks, furniture, antiques, clothing, jewelry. Pickup is always available. All proceeds go towards improving the lives of animals. 46 Old Wild Horse Rd., F-24 on map.

OFF ISLAND THRIFT, CANCER AWARENESS FOUNDATION (843) 815-7283, (843) 815-7747, (843) 815-7770 Proceeds from all of these popular Bluffton thrift stores benefit cancer patients during chemo and radiation. At Off Island Thrift, check out over 100,000 articles of clothing priced under $5, as well as great deals on furniture, miscellaneous household items and more. Off Island Thrift and Cancer Awareness Foundation has even more clothing and drastically reduced prices on furniture. Over 46,000 square feet of bargains! 4375 Bluffton Pkwy., 4377 Bluffton Pkwy. and 18 Plantation Park Dr. in Bluffton, Mainland on map. 44

The Official Guide January-April 2014


January-April 2014 The Official Guide

45


January-April 2014 The Official Guide

47


OfficialGuide_Jan14  

A comprehensive view of what Hilton Head Island has to offer in the way of Shopping, Dining and Activities.

OfficialGuide_Jan14  

A comprehensive view of what Hilton Head Island has to offer in the way of Shopping, Dining and Activities.