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The Coastal Discovery Museum is the place to visit to discover the many wonders of the Lowcountry. Learn about the region’s cultural heritage and its complex natural history. Enjoy Museum exhibits and programs on the historic Honey Horn campus or Island-wide.

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island www.coastaldiscovery.org

843.689.6767


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About Our Cover Samantha Boyd and Bleu experience the thrill of “walking on water” on a stand-up paddleboard trip with Outside Hilton Head. Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography.

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PIRATES OF

HILTON HEAD Board the Black Dagger and set sail on a pirate adventure! From beginning to end, the action is non-stop as the kids are transformed into a Pirate Crew. The adventure starts in Harbour Town, where each little mate gets to put on some pirate gear and learns to talk like a pirate. Once they’ve sworn their allegiance to the boat, they are officially part of the Crew and get to join in the hunt for loot.

such as Mermaid or Guppy! Some words you may want to brush up on in advance of your pirate cruise: AHOY – Pirate for “hello” or “I see something.” AYE, AYE – Pirate for “Yes, Sir.” ARRGHH! - Always said with extreme emphasis, this is the one word a pirate simply can’t do without.

We’ve got a map that leads to a sunken treasure chest, but Stinky Pete knows about it too and he stole the key. The race is on to find Stinky Pete and get the key back before he can steal the treasure for himself. Once we find him, our new Crew is going to have to man the water cannons and blast the stink right off of Pete until he gives us the key! Fortunately, at Pirates of Hilton Head, we always beat Stinky Pete and every little pirate always gets a handful of the loot. We celebrate the victory with some music and dancing before heading back to port. PIRATE LINGO Every little pirate needs to know how to speak like a real buccaneer. The most important thing for any aspiring pirate to know is that we shout pretty much everything! Those who can’t turn up the volume will be insulted with the lowest, most terrible of pirate nicknames, 6

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The entire experience with the crew of the Black Dagger lasts about an hour and a half. The first fifteen minutes are spent on the dock getting the little pirates ready and then we board the ship and head out on the Calibogue Sound. Trips leave daily, reservations for all passengers are required. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to get your pirate name and a tattoo.

PIRATES OF HILTON HEAD

(843) 363-7000 piratesofhiltonhead.com Harbour Town, L-6 on map. GPS location: 149 Lighthouse Rd.


Established in 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum offers hands-on exploration of the Lowcountry‘s diverse cultural heritage and complex natural history with an array of programs, presentations, exhibits and tours for all ages. Sharing space with the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center on Highway 278, the original location features a small exhibition gallery, a popular gift shop showcasing South Carolina products, books, crafts, artwork and children's educational games/toys. 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 8

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exhibits, a Kids Zone and gift shop. Self-guided tours of the property via salt marsh boardwalks and an oyster shell trail include the new 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 Gullah Heritage Trail Tour, Forts of Port Royal, 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.

2011 SPECIAL EVENTS February 19-20 – Gullah Arts, Crafts and Food Expo

March 5-6 – AKC Licensed All Breed Dog Shows, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials March 11-October 28 – Farmer’s Market Hilton Head on Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 12 – Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival April 30-May 1 – Art Market at Historic Honey Horn May 14 – Rib Burnoff October 8 – Chili Cookoff November 5-6 – Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival

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 high-quality 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. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD Since its humble beginnings in 1979 as a windsurfing school, Outside Hilton Head has become the Lowcountry's premier outdoor outfitter. 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 & Artisans Tours, Beachcombing 10

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

FISHING Expert fishing guides offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Choose from in-shore, nearshore, 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.

KIDS PROGRAMS AND CAMPS Available May through August, Outside Hilton Head’s programs for kids, tweens and teens emphasize environmental awareness through safe, fun and engaging activities. Taught by highlyqualified outdoor educators and naturalists, camps include an introduction to kayaking, beachcombing, Adventure Island and a three-day Page Island Teen Expedition Overnight Camp.

OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD

(843) 686-6996 outsidehiltonhead.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 ads pages 3 & 62.


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.

PAPA BEAR CHARTERS

(843) 816-3474 / papabearcharters.com Come fish aboard one of the finest charter boats on Hilton Head Island. Papa Bear is a 32 ft. Prowler express sport fisherman. We are equipped with the most up-to-date tackle and equipment and have over 15 years experience fishing these waters. Catch a variety of game fish and sharks. We have charters available for all ages and experience levels. Charters start at 3-hour evening shark fishing trips to all day, overnight bottom and gulfstream excursions. Come catch the fish of a lifetime with Captain Michael Perry and the North End Charter Fleet aboard the Papa Bear. Behind the Chart House, 2 Hudson Rd., C-26 on map. GPS location: 2 Hudson Road. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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THE DRIFTER & THE GYPSY GET OUT ON THE WATER! For exciting family offshore fishing excursions, shark fishing, dolphin watching trips and hands-on kids cruises, head to South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort. Departing from the closest marina to the ocean, The Drifter is a 60-foot party fishing boat featuring the finest in electronics for safety, navigation and fish finding. Family-owned and operated for more than 20 years, U.S. Coast Guard-certified captains and a friendly and experienced crew offer personalized service for both novice and experienced fishermen. Head offshore to a man-made reef where first-time anglers, as well as experienced fishermen, can catch black sea bass, trigger fish, porgies and, occasionally, shark and barracuda. Rods, reels, bait, instruction and fishing licenses are included in these four or five-hour deep sea fishing excursions. Those who prefer to stay closer to shore can opt up for a Shark Fishing trip. A mere 15 minutes from the marina, the local shark fishing grounds boast black tip, dusky, hammerhead, lemon, sharpnose, bonnethead and bull sharks. The number of passengers for this three-hour trip is limited, call for reservations. Aboard The Gypsy, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are guaranteed to be seen during a relaxing, narrated tour of the Calibogue Sound.

Home to a large, year-round population of these playful aquatic mammals, watch the dolphins swim and surface alongside this large, stable boat, while you relax in the sun or shade and enjoy a cold drink or snack. Memorial Day through Labor Day, a “Dolphins & More” cruise is available for all ages. Learn about the salt marsh and marine animals, birds and fish, including dolphins – their feeding habits, how they communicate and how they raise their young – then pull a crab pot and throw a cast net. Starting June 14, beat the traffic and board The Gypsy for a Tuesday night Fireworks Cruise to Shelter Cove Harbour for HarbourFest. During the summer months, The Gypsy also offers special weekday Kids Cruises providing a hands-on experience for children interested in what lives above and below the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. Wear old clothes to throw a cast net, pull a crab pot, fish for shark, look for dolphins and ask questions about the coast. Departing from South Beach Marina Village, get out on the water this season aboard The Drifter and The Gypsy. A variety of offshore and shark fishing trips, dolphin nature tours, fireworks and kids cruises are available. Call for reservations and departure times.

THE DRIFTER THE GYPSY

(843) 363-2900 hiltonheadboattours.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, N-3 on map. GPS location: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. 12

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HILTON HEAD WAKE SPORTS

(843) 785-7131 / hiltonheadwakesports.com Your Island Vacation Watersports Destination! Hilton Head Wake Sports is dedicated to providing a fun and safe experience for riders of all levels. From beginner to pro, our experienced boat captains will give you the pull you're looking for. Whether you wakeboard, wakeskate, wakesurf, ski, kneeboard, hydrofoil, or just want to ride a tube, Hilton Head Wake Sports is the way to go! Enjoy exhilarating fun amongst the sparkling creeks and pristine islands of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Water sports charter trips are available from one hour up to a full day and can accommodate up to 6 passengers. Let Hilton Head Wake Sports customize a water sports package specifically for your family or group. Offering the only fully-ballasted v-drive tow boat in the Hilton Head Island area. Our operators are professionally licensed by the United States Coast Guard. We are members of the American Professional Captains' Association and the Water Sports Industry Association. We are avid water sports enthusiasts dedicated to promoting our sport as a fun activity for young and old alike. Your safety and fun are our top priorities! Hilton Head Wake Sports, by wakeboarders for wakeboarders. Operating out of the Palmetto Bay Marina on the south end of Hilton Head Island with handicap access, free parking, and no gate fees. Call today to book your watersports adventure. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hhwakesports Ask about our discounts for military and public safety personnel. Palmetto Bay Marina, J-15 on map. GPS location: 86 Helmsman Way. 14

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PALMETTO BAY PARASAIL

(843) 785-7131 or 301-7245 / parasailhiltonhead.com When is the last time you took in the fresh air from 500 feet up? Or saw incredible, sun-sparkled views unfold before your eyes with nothing underneath you? Palmetto Bay Parasail does it everyday! See Hilton Head Island like you've never seen it before. Disembark from picturesque Palmetto Bay Marina on a spacious 31-foot parasail boat. Cruise through Broad Creek and watch million dollar homes, sailboats, egrets and dolphins drift past. Reach open water and strap in for the ride of a lifetime. All parasail tours include: 10 to 12 minutes of air time per flight – A family friendly atmosphere. All ages welcome – Soft take-offs and landings from the stern of the boat (No awkward beach inflations or touch-downs) – Discounts on tandem rides – Get wet or stay dry tours – Friendly, experienced and professional guides led by Captain Matt Williams, a safety-conscious waterman who has over a decade of ocean-faring experience on Hilton Head Island. He is an official member of the Coast Guard approved Professional Association of Parasail Operators – Handicap accessibility and no gate or parking fees. So bring your sense of adventure and find your sense of freedom. Life is short, take in the view! For an unforgettable watersport experience book your exhilarating excursion with Palmetto Bay Parasail today. Palmetto Bay Marina, J-15 on map. GPS location: 86 Helmsman Way. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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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. Mix-andmatch 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. 16

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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. Try kayak fishing for novice or serious anglers looking to get up close and personal with the prey. KAYAKING Go With The Flow on Live Oac’s signature “Tide Ride”™ – perhaps Hilton Head's easiest kayaking experience. Using our area’s extreme currents and tidal changes, Live Oac schedules these premium trips at the ideal times, so you can Ride the Tide. Spend less time fussing with the paddle and more time enjoying the ride, the wildlife, and the scenery. In addition, Live Oac also offers “conventional” kayak tours that launch and land at the same location, planned around the currents and conditions, as well as 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 RV Resort & Marina (next to Sunset Grill), C-21 on map. GPS location: 43 Jenkins Rd.


PALMETTO BAY WATERSPORTS

miles of open riding space or ask about the nature tour through backwater creeks. New this summer, Palmetto Bay Watersports is offering Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours. Easy to learn and requiring minimal equipment, this popular sport provides a fullbody workout and excellent views.

“Let’s Ride!” With boat and waverunner rentals, guided kayak adventures and dolphin nature tours, stand-up paddleboard trips and excursions to Daufuskie Island, it’s time to splash into some fun and adventure with Palmetto Bay Watersports. Conveniently located in Palmetto Bay Marina, just off Palmetto Bay Road, stay and play all day with free parking and no gate fees. Rent a boat and chart your own course for adventure with a 2-3 person Fun Boat, a 19’ Triumph or a 24’ pontoon party boat seating up to 14. “The Friendliest Staff on the Island” provides safety and operational instruction, as well as area maps and helpful advice. Just don’t forget to pick up bait, tackle, drinks, snacks and ice at the marina office or one of the waterfront restaurants before you head out. For great family fun, sign up for a two-hour Kayak Eco Tour and paddle the pristine, calm waters of Broad Creek. Certified local guides point out Hilton Head Island’s beautiful scenery and amazing array of wildlife, such as dolphins, manatees, river otters, osprey, egrets, bald eagles and more. Those who prefer to explore on their own can rent one or two-person kayaks by the hour. Feel a need for speed? Guided waverunner tours take you out to the Calibogue Sound with over 2 18

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DOLPHIN SEAFARI

Pull a crab pot, throw a cast net, check out the seasonal onboard aquarium and set off in search of dolphins, sharks, birds and other marine wildlife on the Dolphin Seafari. Interactive, 90-minute daytime and sunset nature tours are available daily on this comfortable, 30‘ covered pontoon boat, in addition to Tuesday night fireworks cruises throughout the summer months. Coolers are welcome and there is a bathroom on board. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, cruise over to nearby Daufuskie Island on Dolphin Seafari and experience the delicious food and quirky ambience of Marshside Mama‘s or reserve the boat and host your own private party for up to 15 people.

PALMETTO BAY WATERSPORTS & DOLPHIN SEAFARI

(843) 785-2345 palmettobaywatersports.com Palmetto Bay Marina, off Palmetto Bay Rd., J-15 on map. GPS location: 86 Helmsman Way.


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

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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 25 years and is very knowledgeable about the surrounding nature. This is the best nature cruise on the Island. Priced at only $16 adults - $8 kids. Dolphin/nature tours. There are no gate fees and plenty of free parking. Bring a small cooler or you can purchase your beverages on board. Ask for your free vacation pamphlet on the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Broad Creek Marina, K-18 on map. GPS location: 18 Simmons Road.

BIKE RENTALS Mens • Tall Mens • Unisex Ladies • Kids • Mountain Bikes • Real BMX Bikes Hybrid Bikes • Adult Tricycles • Allycats Tandems • Burley Carts • Cargo Trailers

$6 OFF 2 OR MORE BIKE RENTALS AT WEEKLY RATE.

FREE Locks, Baskets & child seats

FREE Delivery & Pick-up COMPLETE CYCLE SHOP

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PEDALS

(843) 842-5522 / pedalsbicycles.com Pedals Bicycles has been Hilton Head Island's premier bike rental service for over 8 years now. We rent beach cruisers for adults and children in many different sizes, child seats and kiddie karts, ally cats, jogging strollers, mountain and hybrid bikes, adult tricycles, and more to make your vacation complete. Offering top-quality items, friendly service, and selection. We don't do one size fits all, and we are happy to help you find exactly what you need. Free delivery, child carriers, locks and baskets. 71 Pope Ave., P-14 on map. GPS location: 71 Pope Ave. 20

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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 23 years of personalized sailing charters with experienced and friendly captains. Sailing lessons available.

PAU HANA CATAMARAN SAILING CHARTERS These "pure sailing" experiences will change your image of sailing forever! Best views, 360Ëš 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. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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Free Locks, Baskets & Child Carriers

RENT TWO OR MORE BIKES FOR ONE WEEK

Free Island-Wide Delivery

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(843) 785-8737 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 ecofriendly. 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 for only $23.00 each. 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.

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 22

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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.


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Pinckney Wildlife Refuge

Kayaking Expeditions

along Hilton Head’s north end and the beautiful shoreline of Pinckney Wildlife Refuge

TOURS DAILY from sunup ‘til sundown

RENTALS available by reservation Dolphin Tours • Birdwatching • Sunrise/Sunset Tours • Private Tours • Fishing Tours • Rentals Departs from RV resort, Jenkins Rd on Hilton Head Island (call for reservations) All levels of experience welcome. Hilton Head Island’s Most Beautiful Kayak Area!

PINCKNEY/HILTON HEAD KAYAKING EXPEDITIONS (843) 684-1912 / hhikayakexpeditions.com

Hilton Head’s north end offers a unique kayaking experience for both the experienced kayaker, as well as the beginner and family group. The warmer months generally bring smooth calm water, especially in the morning, and the area is both a feeding ground for the dolphins, as well as a spot where they rest and play. We often paddle along the shoreline of Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, where many interesting species of birds feed on the exposed oyster beds. On occasion, we even bump into a mink or otter and, when we are really lucky, a manatee might swim on by. Kayak Hilton Head has been offering guided tours for over 10 years and we call this area our Pinckney/Hilton Head Kayaking Expeditions. At this north-end location, our goal is the same... to provide a leisurely, fun and educational experience. Bring your camera, as wildlife is exactly that: Wild and full of life and surprises. You never know what might happen just as you point the camera in the right direction! Both single and double kayaks are available. Reservations are required so that we save kayaks for you and have it ready when you get there. DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES, 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. Boat tours depart from our Broad Creek location. For reservations and questions, please call the boat line directly at (843) 684-1911. Pinckney/Hilton Head Kayaking Expeditions depart from the property at Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, C-21 on map. GPS location: 43 Jenkins Rd., Hilton Head Island. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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

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DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES (843) 684-1911 / dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com Flipper! Well, maybe it’s not the original Flipper, but we do have “Blackbeard,” “Choppy,” “Nick” and even little baby “Stripes” just to name a few! Our dolphin friends seem to enjoy the close up attention and we do guarantee that we will see dolphins! Our 22’ boat is rated for 14 people, but we limit our tours to 6 so that your family gets our undivided attention. Bring your camera... family vacation memories to last a lifetime! Couples welcome, too! Simmons Landing, off Marshland Rd. next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-18 on map. GPS location: 11 Simmons Road.

FAMILY SHARK FISHING (843) 684-1911 facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing SHARK! SHARK! The kids will talk about the shark they caught the whole way home! Younger kids and even your teenager will have fun with this! 1 to 3-foot sharks are what we are out to catch. The occasional 4 footer we might have to cut loose! Perfect size for a photo op and then we put them back to live another day! Private boat, 6 passenger maximum. Family fun at its best! Simmons Landing, off Marshland Rd. next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-18 on map. GPS location: 11 Simmons Road. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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PIRATE ADVENTURE CRUISE SEASONAL FIREWORKS TOURS WATERSKIING/TUBING/ PADDLEBOARDING

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Palmetto Bay Parasail Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-7131 Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-2345 Papa Bear Charters Dock behind Chart House, 2 Hudson Rd. (843) 816-3474 Pau Hana Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 686-2582 Pinckney Island Adventure Co. Pinckney Island (843) 686-3554 Pirates of Hilton Head Harbour Town Yacht Basin (843) 363-7000 Reel Chance Charters Call for Pick-Up Location (803) 535-6166 S.S. Pelican Dolphin & Nature Cruise Broad Creek Marina, Marshland Rd. (843) 681-2522 Sky Pirate Watersports Broad Creek Marina, Marshland Rd. (843) 842-2566 Water-Dog Outfitters Broad Creek Marina, Marshland Rd. (843) 686-3554

WAVERUNNERS

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

DOLPHIN/ NATURE TOURS DAUFUSKIE ISLAND TOURS

BOAT/KAYAK RENTALS

Commander Zodiac South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 671-3344 Dolphin Discoveries 11 Simmons Rd. (843) 684-1911 Dolphin Seafari Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-2345 Drifter South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 363-2900 Family Shark Fishing 11 Simmons Rd. (843) 684-1911 Flying Circus Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 686-2582 Gypsy South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 363-2900 Hilton Head’s Kayaking Expeditions HH Harbor RV Resort & Marina, Jenkins Rd. (843) 684-1912 Hilton Head Wake Sports Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-7131 Kayak Hilton Head 11 Simmons Rd. (843) 684-1910 Live OAC Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina (888) 254-8362

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COMMANDER ZODIAC

(843) 671-3344 / commanderzodiac.com Explore the marshlands and observe dolphins and other marine wildlife on our small, personalized tours. Combining the thrill of rafting and sheer pleasure of being so close with nature. Selected by Yahoo Travel, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and the BBC as local nature guides. Commander Zodiac has been one of the premier dolphin excursion companies on Hilton Head Island for over 25 years, entertaining the hundreds of families that visit Hilton Head Island year round and prides itself on providing a quality, educational and, most of all, fun excursion for all ages. Reservations required. South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, N-3 on map. GPS location: 232 South Sea Pines Drive.

WATER-DOG OUTFITTERS

(843) 686-3554 / waterdogoutfitter.com Water-Dog Outfitters is dedicated to excelling in service and sharing our passion for the unique environment and history of Hilton Head Island, Pinckney Island and the surrounding Lowcountry. Founded in 1998, our goal is to provide a fun, magical and educational adventure for our guests. Broad Creek is a true jewel in the geographic and figurative heart of Hilton Head Island. This vibrant waterway puts the local marsh ecosystem at your fingertips. The perfect introduction to sea kayaking. Have fun paddling along salt marsh trails, while osprey and pelicans dive for fish nearby. Playful dolphins frequently pop up to check us out. Broad Creek Marina, K-18 on map. GPS location: 18 Simmons Road. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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PINCKNEY ISLAND ADVENTURE CO. (843) 686-3554 / waterdogoutfitter.com

Kayak into the heart of Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, one of the top bird-watching areas in South Carolina. The surrounding islands are host to hundreds of egrets, ibis and herons. Marine life also flourishes in this rich estuary. Take a few hours or a half-day excursion to explore this important wildlife refuge. Looking for something a little more “low impact?” Water-Dog offers a 1 1/2 hour interpretive biking tour. This trip traverses through the salt marsh and woodlands to one of our favorite places, Ibis Pond. This freshwater pond is bustling with birds as well as alligators and turtles. Pinckney Island, off Hwy. 278 between the two bridges coming onto the Island, A-21 on map. GPS location: 1640 Fording Island Road.

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.

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SKY PIRATE WATERSPORTS

(843) 842-2566 / skypirateparasail.com Welcome to the #1 Parasail destination on Hilton Head. Sky Pirate Watersports will be the thrill of your Hilton Head Island vacation. Offering a parasailing experience like no other. We will take you high, offering views you can only get by parasailing. You may even be able to see Beaufort, Savannah, Tybee Island and even Parris Island Marine Training Depot. We offer a boating and flying combo unmatched by any sighteeing tour or trip available. You can get wet or stay dry while soaring under our blue parasail with our signature skull and bones logo, the choice is yours. After your exhilirating flight, you will land softly right where you started to the cheers of friends and family. We offer the highest and longest flight in town for the lowest price. If being IN the water is your thrill, then go Tubing and/or Waterskiing We offer the most ride for the least cost during our WILD or MILD tubing charters and waterski trips. We put the toys in the water as soon as we leave the dock, so you only pay to play, not ride around for an hour that you should be spending on the water toys. Our tubing and waterski tours are in calm Broad Creek, right near the marina, so your friends and family can watch without being on the boat. Up to 6 people can be included on your wild adventure for one great price. Boat rental is easy and affordable with our boats from 16’ to 25’, all with reliable outboard motors and bimini tops. Offering the best boats at the lowest prices. So if you want to fish, watch dolphins or just cruise around, we have a boat for you! Broad Creek Marina, K-18 on map. GPS location: 18 Simmons Road. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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ISLAND

BEACHES

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. 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 15 minutes. Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for longterm parking. The fee is a 30

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QUARTER for each 30 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 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. DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS: Official swimming areas have been designated for the Alder Lane, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field and Islanders Beach Parks. The boundaries will be clearly marked on the beach and in the water. 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: 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

BEACH PROHIBITIONS. The following are prohibited on all beaches: – Possession or consumption of alcohol – Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) – Littering – Indecent exposure or nudity – Disorderly conduct – Disturbing the peace – Unauthorized vehicles – Fires and fireworks – Shark fishing – Removal, harming, or harassment of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, etc.) – Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora

– Horse riding or driving – Operation, launching, or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft – Unauthorized commercial activity – Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. – Unauthorized wearing of life guard emblems, insignias, etc. – Solicitation or distribution of handouts – Kites not under manual control – Stunt kites & Sand Sailing 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (April 1- September 30) – 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. Ordinance signs are posted at most beach accesses. - Information provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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RECREATIONAL PATHWAYS GUIDE The Town of Hilton Head Island provides over 50 miles of public pathways and nature trails for the enjoyment of pedestrians and cyclists. At low tide, the Island’s 12 miles of beaches are also ideal for biking. Public beaches are indicated on The Official Guide’s Island Maps. Our maps also show the existing public pathways. Many kiosks are located along the pathways with an Island-wide map on one side, and a localized map of the area on the other.

RULES FOR THE ROAD Please obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws. Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedestrians and other users. Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles. Please do not ride on roads where a pathway is available. Please ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists. WATCH OUT FOR MOTORISTS! Motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you. Please yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped, please move off the pathway. Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light-colored clothing or carry a flashlight. Bicycles must have a red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night. When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound your warning device, or call out, “Passing on your left.” Always pass on the left. Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under. Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists don’t see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend to do and will ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the pathways. Be courteous, alert and predictable. Information and map courtesy of The Town of Hilton Head Island.

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BICYCLE BILLY’S

(843) 785-7851 / bicyclebilly.com Bicycle Billy's has been renting quality bikes and accessories for almost two decades, providing our customers with quality bikes and excellent customer service enabling them to enjoy their biking experience while vacationing. Biking the beaches and bike paths are two of the best ways to see the Island. We offer 50% off rental of second bike with rental of first bike at regular price, on weekly rentals only. Free Island-wide delivery and pick-up, including Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beach and Folly Field areas. Open 7 days. 81 Pope Ave., Ste. 6, right behind New York City Pizza and Plantation Deli, Q-14 on map. GPS location: 81 Pope Ave.

LAWTON STABLES

(843) 671-2586 / lawtonstableshhi.com Lawton Stables is a full service Equestrian Center nestled on 24 acres within The Sea Pines Resort with easy access to the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get a glimpse of its beauty during one of our hour-long escorted Western-style trail rides departing several times daily. Meander through the lush acres of the Preserve on horseback to really get a feel for the true untouched Lowcountry. We also offer carriage rides and pony rides for our younger visitors, and all of the family will enjoy our collection of small animals. Specializing in horse boarding, training and riding lessons. Our small animal farm is free to visitors. In The Sea Pines Resort, N-10 on map. GPS location: 190 Greenwood Dr. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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

minds may opt for the signature Steamed Seafood Pot or a combination platter. Several steak and chicken dishes are available, as well. 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, family-friendly establishments. The special “Minnow’s Menu“ includes grilled 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.”

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.

The Crazy Crab restaurants have been local favorites for more than 25 years. A children’s menu, take-out and outdoor seating (at Jarvis Creek) are available. Reservations are not required, large groups welcome.

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.

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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.


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, choclava or other homemade mouthwatering desserts. Enjoy one of our dining rooms, spacious patio, roof-top terrace or full bar. Take-out and Kid’s Menu available. Happy Hour, 5-8 p.m. Serving lunch and dinner daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 11 Lagoon Rd., across from Coligny Plaza, Q-15 on map; GPS location: 11 Lagoon Rd.

Specialty of the House GYRO PLATE From the famous, lightly-fried calamari, fresh Greek salad, traditional tzatziki spread, flaming saganaki and spanakopita to chicken or pork souvlaki, roast lamb, dolmathes avgolemono and the gyro plate, It’s Greek to Me on Lagoon Road uses secret family recipes to prepare an array of Greek specialty dishes. Served with a choice of soup or salad and two side dishes, the popular gyro plate features herbed ground lamb and beef cooked on a rotissere, fresh sliced, with tzatziki. Or, try the gyro wrap topped with tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce with an order of French fries on the side. 38

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AJ’S BURGERS

(843) 341-3556 / ajsburgers.net AJ’s Burgers serves up 20 mouthwatering specialty burgers, using the freshest ground chuck and a mind-boggling array of fresh toppings. AJ’s Classic, the Black & Blue, Mushroom Swiss, Santa Fe, Pizza Burger, Greek, Ultimate Chili “B”, or the Big Cheeeeezzzzz complete with five cheeses, to name a few. Add AJ’s hand-cut french fries or homemade beer-battered onion rings to your order along with a milkshake, beer or wine. Sports fans and families alike can catch their favorite game on one of several TVs. Open Mon.Sat. from 11 a.m. 1-G New Orleans Rd., Next to Blockbuster, O-16 on map. GPS location: 1 G New Orleans Rd.

Specialty of the House SPECIALTY HAMBURGERS As the name implies, AJ’s Burgers on New Orleans Road serves up more than a dozen specialty hamburgers using 100% choice ground chuck and a mind-boggling array of toppings. From AJ’s Classic burger simply topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion and the Black & Blue burger with Cajun spices, blackened and crumbled blue cheese to the Big Hawaiian featuring pineapple, ham and Swiss cheese and The Big Cheeeeezzzzz complete with American, cheddar, provolone, Swiss and mozzarella cheeses, the available options span the globe. Keep it simple or create your own signature burger with more exotic choices, such as fried eggs, avocado, bean sprouts, basil pesto and wasabi greens. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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Island Nightlife With sports bars, dance clubs, live music venues and laid-back pubs, few places can match the sheer diversity of nightlife found on Hilton Head Island. From dusk to dawn, you’re sure to find something to entertain everyone in your party.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S BAR & GRILL Savor the simple pleasures of island life at Captain Woody’s in Palmetto Bay Marina. Hang out with the locals on the outside patio to swap fish tales while enjoying the signature Grouper Melt, steamed shrimp, freshlyshucked oysters, ice-cold beer and good times. A second location recently opened in Bluffton on Calhoun Street with an identical menu, daily Happy Hour deals and live music on the rooftop bar.

THE CRAZY CRAB

rant located on Lagoon Road, It’s Greek to Me is a family-owned and operated establishment offering a large selection of Greek and Mediterranean specialties, including lightly fried calamari, traditional tzatziki spread, saganaki, spanakopita, gyros and much more. Enjoy discounted beverages on the rooftop terrace and spacious outdoor patio during the nightly Happy Hour or order a bottle of Greek wine to accompany your meal.

THE JAZZ CORNER

“The Islanders place for fresh seafood for over 25 years,” The Crazy Crab boasts two waterfront locations – overlooking Jarvis Creek and in the heart of Harbour Town. Dine on Lowcountry specialties on one of several decks at the Jarvis Creek restaurant or kick off an evening of fun with dinner and drinks at the Harbour Town establishment.

Tucked away in The Village at Wexford, The Jazz Corner has been recognized as one of the 150 greatest jazz venues in the world by Downbeat Magazine (Feb. 2011). Dedicated to celebrating and preserving America‘s most distinctive sound, this cozy club features music from the finest local, regional and national talent accompanied by gourmet cuisine in an intimate atmosphere.

HILTON HEAD BREWING CO.

NO NAME PIZZA & PUB

South Carolina’s first microbrewery since Prohibition, the Hilton Head Brewing Co. in Reilley’s Plaza serves up handcrafted, award-winning brews in an outdoor Beer Garden, as well as delicious pizza, savory wings, fresh local seafood and an array of nightly entertainment, including Joseph the Magician, karaoke, DJs and live bands.

Pittsburgh fan headquarters, No Name Pizza & Pub in the Fresh Market Shoppes emphasizes food and fun in equal portions. There are 10 TVs scattered throughout the restaurant, bar and covered patio to catch all the games, a 600-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, delicious pizza, pasta, wings, salads, sandwiches and icecold Iron City beer. If you can’t stay, take the party home with speedy take-out or delivery.

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(843) 785-3900 / hiltonheadbrewingcompany.com Winner of the 2011 16th Annual Hilton Head Island WingFest, Hilton Head Brewing Company is South Carolina’s first microbrewery since Prohibition. Serving an array of great appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, beef, chicken and seafood, all complemented by handcrafted homebrews. Hilton Head Brewing Company has become a local favorite, and certainly a must-do for visitors. Come on by! Serving fresh, local seafood along with daily specials. Enjoy a great Happy Hour with award-winning craft beers, a relaxing outdoor beer garden and live entertainment. Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-until. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. Reilley’s Plaza, N-14 on map. GPS locations: 7C Greenwood Drive.

Specialty of the House BREW PUB WINGS In addition to handcrafted, seasonal microbrews, New York-style pizza, delicious sandwiches, burgers, seafood specialties and nightly live entertainment, the Hilton Head Brewing Co. in Reilley’s Plaza serves up chicken wings to suit every taste. Taking first place at the 2011 WingFest for their Southwest Chipotle Wings, this popular restaurant and nightspot offers a savory selection of other wing flavors, including Mild, Hot, Insanely Hot, BBQ, Honey BBQ, Honey-Citrus Pepper, Teriyaki, Caribbean Jerk and the signature Cucumber Wasabi. Request a seat at the outdoor beer garden and order from 8 to 50 wings served with ranch or blue cheese dressing to enjoy as an appetizer or main course. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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WATER ACCESS

PUBLIC SLIPS

FUEL AVAILABLE

Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill Palmetto Bay Marina, 785-2400

The Crazy Crab Harbour Town, 363-2722

High Tide

Parrot Cove Grill & Bar Shelter Cove Harbour, 341-3500

San Miguel’s Mexican Cafe Shelter Cove Harbour, 842-4555

The Crazy Crab Hwy. 278, 681-5021 Little Venice Restaurant & Lounge Shelter Cove Harbour, 785-3300 Live OAC’s Restaurant Destinations By Boat Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, (888) 254-8362 Nature Cruise w/Dinner at Marshside Mama’s on Daufuskie Island Palmetto Bay Marina, 785-2345

Crazy Crab Crab Cakes Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 large eggs 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. Texas Pete® Hot Sauce 1 tbsp. Old Bay® Seasoning 1 tsp. dry mustard

2 tsp. parsley 1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat 1 1/2 cups saltine cracker crumbs paprika 1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter Chipotle mayonnaise

Method: In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, Texas Pete® Hot Sauce, Old Bay® Seasoning, dry mustard and parsley until smooth. Fold in crab meat. Add cracker crumbs. Lightly toss. Refrigerate for 20 minutes [Important]. Mold together gently. Sprinkle paprika. Add melted butter on top. Preheat oven 350º. Cook until lightly brown. Drizzle Chipotle mayonnaise on top. Makes 10 3-oz crab cakes. 42

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CAPTAIN WOODY’S

(843) 785-2400 • (843) 757-6222 / captainwoodys.com A fun, friendly and casual atmosphere at the locals’ favorite hangout. Outside seating on the marina. Grouper melts, oyster Po Boys, seafood platters and combos, raw bar and more. Catering available. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-until. 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. Palmetto Bay Marina, J-15 on map; The Promenade in Old Town Bluffton, Mainland on map. GPS locations: 86 Helmsman Way; 17 State of Mind Street.

Specialty of the House GROUPER MELT SANDWICH At Captain Woody’s, the atmosphere is relaxed and informal and the menu is simple: Seafood, Landfood and Platters. The ideal place to go after a day of fishing, sailing or lounging on the beach, at either location you’ll find nothing but the basic staples of island life: Oysters, shrimp, cold beer, beautiful sunsets and good conversation. A large catch of grouper, fried and topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms and melted cheese, served open-faced on a fresh Kaiser roll, the Grouper Melt is the signature sandwich at this neighborhood bar and grill. Or, simply order a bucket of oysters, a bucket of beer and relax on the outside patio to tell tall tales about the big fish you nearly reeled in. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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‹‹ Dining Chart ›› Reservations: A – Accepted R – Required S – Suggested C – Call Ahead ML – Mainland

The Crazy Crab Harbour Town, 363-2722

KID’S MENU

COUPON AD

WATER VIEW

Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill Palmetto Bay Marina, 785-2400 The Promenade, Bluffton, 757-6222

RESERVATIONS

EARLY BIRD

SUN. BRUNCH

LUNCH

DINNER

BREAKFAST

AJ’s Burgers 1-G New Orleans Rd., 341-3556

Hwy. 278, 681-5021

Flamingo’s Doughnut Cafe 33-C Office Park Rd., 686-4606

Hilton Head Brewing Company Reilley’s Plaza, 785-3900

It’s Greek To Me 11 Lagoon Rd., 842-4033

The Jazz Corner 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., C-1 in The Village at Wexford, 842-8620 No Name Pizza & Pub 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., in the Fresh Market Shoppes, 842-8700

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FLAMINGO’S DOUGHNUT CAFE

(843) 686-4606 / flamingosdoughnutcafe.com Enjoy a fresh, hot, hand-dipped, custom made cake doughnut from Flamingo's Doughnut Cafe – Hilton Head's only specialty doughnut shop! Pick from glazes, fillings and toppings including jimmies, nuts, candies and more. Or, pick from over a dozen of our popular specialty doughnuts. Doughnuts are served all day. Try our own special creations such as Eggs Flamingo or Flamingo’s Nest. But, if you’re in the mood for a traditional breakfast of eggs, French toast or pancakes, we have that, too. For lunch, choose a fresh chicken or tuna pita or wrap, a turkey or ham pretzel sandwich or one of our other made-to-order selections. Visit our website for the full menu. Always fresh and delicious! 33-C Office Park Rd., in the Park Plaza Shopping Center, O-13 on map. GPS location: 33-C Office Park Road.

Specialty of the House HOT, HAND-DIPPED DOUGHNUTS Open for breakfast and lunch, Flamingo’s Doughnut Café is the home of Hilton Head Island’s only fresh, hot and hand-dipped doughnuts. Create your own work of art with a choice of more than a dozen doughnut glazes, including chocolate, caramel, peanut butter or blueberry, and 20 toppings, such as pecans, chocolate chips, fresh strawberries or rainbow sprinkles. Not in the mood to make your own doughnut? Opt for a specialty creation like the Snickers Doughnut with chocolate glaze, peanuts, peanut butter chips and caramel drizzle or the Reeses Doughnut featuring peanut butter glaze with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and chocolate drizzle. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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‹‹ Lounge Chart ››

Hilton Head Brewing Company 7C Greenwood Dr., Reilley’s Plaza, 785-3900

It’s Greek To Me 11 Lagoon Rd., 842-4033

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Specialty of the House HAND-TOSSED, MADE-TO-ORDER PIZZA Using homemade dough, savory sauce, top-of-the-line cheeses, fresh vegetables and hand-sliced meats, at No Name Pizza & Pub the focus is on the complete pizza from start to finish, rather than just one ingredient. Topped with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, olives and peppers, the Giuseppi’s Special is always a popular pie, as is the Garden Veggie with mushrooms, onions, black olives, green peppers and broccoli and the Big Fat Greek with ricotta and feta cheese, olive oil, tomatoes and black olives. For dine-in, takeout or delivery, you can also create your own masterpiece with a choice of 20 toppings, including Canadian bacon, ground beef, meatballs, banana peppers, jalapenos and roasted red peppers. 46

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The Jazz Corner 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., C-1 in The Village at Wexford, 842-8620 No Name Pizza & Pub 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., in Fresh Market Shoppes, 842-8700

SUNDAYS

The Crazy Crab Harbour Town, 363-2722 Hwy. 278, 681-5021

LATE-NIGHT MENU

DANCING

SPORTS BAR

LIVE MUSIC

HAPPY HOUR

Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill Palmetto Bay Marina, 785-2400 The Promenade, Bluffton, 757-6222

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NO NAME PIZZA & PUB

(843) 842-8700 / besthiltonheadpizza.com Why worry about a fancy name when it’s the food that matters? That’s the philosophy at No Name Pizza & Pub, where food and fun are top priorities. Owner Kris Lynn spent more than a decade crafting the perfect pizza at his parent’s restaurant, Giuseppi’s Pizza in The Sea Pines Resort. In 2010, he moved outside the gates to a convenient mid-Island location in order to showcase his family’s delicious recipes and firstrate service to a wider audience. Hand-tossed, made-to-order pizzas prepared with fresh dough, homemade sauce, hand-sliced meats and top-of-the-line cheeses are the specialty of the house. For lunch or dinner, fresh salads with homemade dressing, calzones stuffed with meat, cheese and veggies, gut-busting pastas, super-sized sandwiches or tempting appetizers are also excellent choices. Those in a hurry can opt for fast takeout or speedy delivery available from Port Royal Plantation to the entire south end of the Island. Offering a family-friendly atmosphere with top-notch service where someone is always on-site to make sure every guest is taken care of and a menu that has something for everyone. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Daily specials, Happy Hour deals, kid’s menu, fast takeout and speedy delivery are available. 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., in the Fresh Market Shoppes, O-20 on map. GPS location: 890 William Hilton Pkwy. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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“Guilt-Free Shopping” is always in style at Tanger Outlets. Home to more than 45 of the most popular brand name outlet stores, including Ann Taylor, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike Factory Store and Lucky Brand Jeans, Tanger Outlet 2 is located one mile west of Hilton Head Island on Highway 278. From clothing, footwear and accessories for the whole family to housewares, home furnishings and cosmetics, buy directly from the manufacturer and save 3070% below retail prices. After undergoing a $50 million renovation, the Grand ReOpening of Tanger Outlet 1 took place on March 31. The 177,000-square-foot parcel located just a mile from Tanger Outlet 2, is Beaufort County’s first LEED-certified green shopping center. Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Chico’s, The Children’s Place, J. Crew, Jockey, Jones New York, Kay Jewelers, Le Gourmet Chef, Levi’s Outlet, New Balance, Nine West Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Sunglass Hut, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and White House/Black Market are among the stores open at Tanger Outlet 1. In addition, Olive Garden, Panera Bread and LongHorn Steakhouse have signed leases for restaurant space along Highway 278. Start your season of savings by visiting tangeroutlet.com for coupons and details on the latest store promotions and sales. While online, sign up for TangerClub, a frequent shoppers program, and enjoy exclusive perks after a onetime membership fee. Get great outlet deals on-the-go with 50

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Tanger Text Deals, Social Media Channels, the Tanger Email Program or Tanger Mobile App and Mobile Site. Free Tanger coupon books are available for AAA/CAA and AARP members, as well as Military Personnel, or bring the Tanger ad from The Official Guide to Hilton Head Island to Shopper Services for a free coupon book worth hundreds of dollars in additional savings at participating stores. 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND SALE July 1-4 A big 4th of July Weekend Sale, plus extra savings from your favorite name brand outlet stores during the four-day sidewalk sale. KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY DAY - TANGER OUTLET 2 August 13, 12-3 p.m. Featuring the Bluffton Fire Department, the Beaufort County K-9 unit, the Coastal Discovery Museum, moonwalks and slides, music, games and dancing with DJ Alan Palchak and free gifts for the kids from Tangeroo. Parents receive a sheet of 20% off Tangerstyle coupons.

TANGER OUTLETS

(843) 837-5410 tangeroutlet.com On Hwy. 278, 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head. Mainland on map. GPS locations: Tanger 1 – 1270 Fording Island Rd. Tanger 2 – 1414 Fording Island Rd. See ad Outside Back Cover.


South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday August 5-7, 2011 Beginning on the first Friday in August and ending at midnight the following Sunday, the state of South Carolina provides a Sales Tax Holiday. During this tax-free weekend, clothing and clothing accessories, footwear, school supplies, computers, bed linens, bath towels and more are exempt from sales and use tax. However, the exemption does NOT apply to jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, computer parts not sold with a CPU, items on layaway or clothing and footwear rentals. For a complete list of exempt and non-exempt items, visit sctax.org.

EXAMPLES OF EXEMPT ITEMS: – Athletic or sports uniforms/ clothing (but not equipment) – Baby clothes & shoes – Baby & adult diapers – Barrettes, bobby pins & headbands – Bath mats, rugs & towels – Bathing suits – Bed linens & comforters – Belts – Boots – Bras – Bridal gowns – Coats, capes & wraps – Computers & computer software – Daily planners & organizers for school children – Dresses – Gloves

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Handbags Hats Hoisery Ice/inline/roller skates Jackets Jeans Pantyhose Printer supplies, such as replaceable ink cartridges Purses Raincoats Sandals Scarves School supplies (pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, book bags, lunch boxes, musical instruments & calculators) School uniforms Shirts Shoes (ballet, baseball, cleats, running, etc.) Shorts Sleepwear Socks Ties Towels Umbrellas Underwear

TANGER OUTLETS HILTON HEAD South Carolina Tax Free Weekend & Food Drive for the Deep Well Project

August 5-7 Big sales on back-to-school clothing, school supplies and footwear – all tax free. Save even more and bring a non-perishable food item to shopper services to receive a sheet of 20% off Tangerstyle coupons. Call (843) 837-5410 or visit tangeroutlet.com for details. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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Shopping APPAREL, ACCESSORIES & JEWELRY

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Currents Island Child Lilly Pulitzer Signature Shop Patricia’s Boutique The Porcupine Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers Teague’s Men’s Store

ART GALLERIES & CRAFTS

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Needlepoint Junction Smith Galleries

FOOD, BEVERAGE & ENTERTAINMENT

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Antonio’s British Open Pub Deli By The Beach Eat! The Jazz Corner The Oilerie Hilton Head Island Pino Gelato Subway Wine Times 4

GIFT SHOPS

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The Blue Parrot Branches Gifted Hilton Head Mums the Word Floral & Gift Gallery Pretty Papers

HOME FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES

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Charlestowne Cabinetry Le Cookery of Hilton Head Seasons

PERSONAL CARE & SPECIALIZED SERVICES

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FACES DaySpa The Hair Designers, Inc. Scents of Hilton Head Vanity Fur

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Dining

Pampering “An Uptown Experience” in the heart of Hilton Head,The Village at Wexford is the Island’s premier destination for shopping, dining and pampering.

FEATURED MERCHANTS 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.

GIFTED HILTON HEAD (843) 842-8787 New to the Island, but a Pittsburgh favorite since 1985. We offer a wonderful selection of Vera Bradley. Also terrific jewelry, baby gifts, hostess gifts and so much more, at truly outstanding prices.

THE JAZZ CORNER (843) 842-8620 thejazzcorner.com “One of the TOP 150 GREAT JAZZ ROOMS in the WORLD!”The Jazz Corner has become a Lowcountry landmark. Our intimate, elegant atmosphere is the

perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainent enhanced by our innovative Southern flavors menu and impeccable, personal service.

SMITH GALLERIES (843) 842-2280 smithgalleries.com Hilton Head Island’s largest gallery of contemporary American fine craft and art, featuring the work of over 300 artists and craftsmen. Offering fine art, jewelry, art glass, kaleidoscopes, pottery, custom picture framing and more.

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.

Minutes from the beach, The Village at Wexford is conveniently located at Mile Marker 10.5 on Highway 278 (GPS location: 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.), near the Sea Pines Circle, N-15 on map.


Founded by George W. Jenkins in 1930, Publix is the largest and fastest-growing employeeowned supermarket chain in the United States. Today there are over 1,000 stores throughout the Southeast, with two convenient locations on Hilton Head Island – one at Festival Centre at Indigo Park and the other at Island Crossing off Palmetto Bay Road. Four more Publix Super Markets can be found in Bluffton, Hardeeville and Beaufort. “Where shopping is a pleasure,” the chain’s customer service philosophy is legendary in the industry and Publix guarantees to never knowingly disappoint their customers. Store associates are happy to assist in finding anything you may need, from essentials, fresh seafood, fresh produce, snacks and fully-cooked meals to health and beauty products, beach gear, baby care items, pet supplies, fresh flowers and so much more. At the deli, pick up a custom sub or wrap, such as the Italian, Cuban, Philly or Chicken Tender, or build-your-own custom creation piled high with freshly-sliced meat and cheeses. A selection of fresh, ready-to-eat meals for adults and kids are also available, as well as fried and rotisserie chicken, party platters and specialty cheeses. Any occasion is sweeter with a decorated cake, petit fours, pies and decadent desserts from the 54

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Publix Bakery or stock up on freshbaked breads and bagels to accompany any meal. Forgot your prescription? The friendly pharmacists at the Festival Centre Publix go above and beyond to help with prescription refills, select free antibiotics and diabetes medications, as well as helpful advice. One visit to Publix and you’ll understand why people “Love to Shop Here. Love to Save Here.” Stretch your family’s grocery budget with numerous buyone-get-one-free deals, in addition to the full line of Publix brand products. Visit publix.com to view the weekly ad online, check out Apron’s Simple Meals recipes and create a shopping list with just a few clicks of the mouse. See ad for money-saving coupon.

PUBLIX® SUPER MARKETS (843) 689-9977 (843) 689-2276 (Pharmacy) publix.com Festival Centre at Indigo Park, 45 Pembroke Dr. J-25 on map.

(843) 842-2632 Island Crossing, 11 Palmetto Bay Rd. M-15 on map. MAINLAND ON MAP: 80 Baylor Dr., Bluffton 101 Buckwalter Place Blvd., Bluffton 163 Sea Island Pkwy., Beaufort 112 Nickel Plate Rd., Hardeeville


NASH GALLERY

(843) 785-6424 / nashgallery.com Nash Gallery represents North American craftsmen. The gallery is a visual treat, showcasing a sophisticated collection of extraordinary work by America’s finest craftsmen including glass, ceramics, jewelry, metal and much more. Everything in the gallery has four elements. It’s interesting, it’s different, it’s functional and it’s artistic. All made in the USA! Family owned and operated since 1989, the Nash Gallery began as the Trilogy Gallery. Current owners Dale and Lynn Alexander took over operation of the gallery from Lynn’s parents and have proudly kept the family tradition alive. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour, left of the King Neptune Statue, N-22 on map. GPS locations: 13 Harbourside Lane.

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DEL SOL

(843) 842-6900 Del Sol offers the most unique color-change merchandise you can imagine. From sunglasses to nail polish, T-shirts to tote bags, frisbees to yo-yos, it all changes color with the magic of the sun. Del Sol's color-changing apparel & accessories are sure to "wow" you... Step outside to see them dramatically change color in sunlight! Sunshine turns everything at Del Sol into rainbows of colors that disappear when you go back indoors. Our color change nail polish is a popular favorite, and our color changing shirts come in colors and cuts for the whole family. Oceanside, Coligny Plaza, Q-15 on map. GPS location: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive.

TAIL-WAGGERS GOURMET PET BAKERY & BOUTIQUE (843) 686-3707

The greatest variety of all things cat and dog. Amazing toys, unique collars and leashes, doggie T-shirts and apparel, all-natural treats and goodies, artwork, clocks, cookbooks, shampoos and conditioners, T-shirts for humans and much, much more. Join us every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. for “Yappy Hour.� Adoption Day (beginning in June) on Sunday, 12-3 p.m. Open daily. Coligny Plaza, Q-15 on map. GPS location: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive. July-August 2011 The Official Guide

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Nowadays, everyone is looking for a good deal and area thrift shops and consignment stores are the perfect place to find exceptional bargains of value-priced housewares, furniture, antiques, clothing, artwork, sporting goods, toys, jewelry and more. And you will often be supporting local non-profits and church outreach programs.

FEATURED MERCHANTS THE CHURCH MOUSE / (843) 785-2322 / thechurchmouse.weebly.com Serving area residents with low-cost, usable goods since 2004. Stop by for great specials. A non-profit thrift shop sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, wholly staffed by volunteers from St. Luke’s and the community. 19D Dunnagan’s Alley (between Palmetto Bay Rd. & Arrow Rd., N-15 on map.

ENCORE CONSIGNMENTS / (843) 686-2668 Discover a great collection of ladies’ and men’s apparel, as well as hundreds of pairs of shoes, American Girl doll clothing and much more. 32 Palmetto Bay Rd., Ste. 7A, L-14 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. 46 Old Wild Horse Rd., F-24 on map.

NICE THINGS / (843) 683-4494 The best prices on Hilton Head Island can be found at Nice Things. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., ask about the 50% OFF Special on All Items (excludes furniture and electronics). 117A Mathews Dr., K-29 on map.

OFF ISLAND THRIFT / (843) 815-7283 OFF ISLAND THRIFT, TOO / (843) 815-7770 Proceeds from both of these popular Bluffton thrift stores benefit cancer patients during chemo and radiation. At Off Island Thrift, check out over 50,000 articles of clothing priced under $5, as well as great deals on furniture, miscellaneous household items and more. Off Island Thrift, Too boasts even more clothing and drastically reduced prices on furniture. 4375 Bluffton Pkwy. and 18 Plantation Park Dr. in Bluffton, Mainland on map.

ST. FRANCIS THRIFT SHOP / (843) 689-6563 / stfrancisthriftshop.org Affordable, one-stop shopping for the whole family. Restocked daily, proceeds from this volunteer-run store serve the needy in the community through outreach ministries and direct grants. 6 Southwood Park Dr., off Hwy. 278, next to Apple Appliance, K-28 on map.

SCARLETT CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE / (843) 682-4646 Hilton Head’s newest consignment boutique, Scarlett in the Fresh Market Shoppes features top clothing brands, including Chico’s, Talbots, Lucky, Gucci, Coach and much more. 890 William Hilton Pkwy., in Fresh Market Shoppes, O-20 on map. 58

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‹‹ 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 Q-14

Mainland

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)

J-25

The Fresh Market Shoppes – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278)

N-20

The Gallery of Shops – South Island (Off Sea Pines Circle)

N-13

Harbour Town – South Island (Sea Pines)

L-6

Heritage Plaza – South Island (Pope Ave.)

Q-15

M-14

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

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

N-23

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

Plantation Plaza – Bluffton (Hwy. 278)

Mainland

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

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

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

Sheridan Park – Bluffton (Hwy. 278)

L-28

Mainland

K-29

O-13

N-23

L-28

N-22

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

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