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One of Hilton Head’s most anticipated annual events is the RBC Heritage golf tournament, held at Sea Pines since 1969. As of press time, this time-honored Hilton Head tradition is set to move forward as scheduled beginning on April 12, but with limited spectators and enhanced safety protocols. For more information, check out our special guide to the tournament and keep checking RBCHeritage.com for the latest.

In this month’s issue, join us as we talk about the joys of golfing in April with Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy instructor Doug Weaver, and Capt. Miles Altman casts a line and tells another tale of life out on the water. We hope these stories will inspire you to get back to an old hobby or try something new, like parasailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, biking, jet skiing, horseback riding, fishing, golfing or any number of other exciting activities — the possibilities are endless!

To keep tabs on what else is happening on the Island in April, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events, and for even more of the Lowcountry and the Coastal Empire, head over to hiltonhead.com, hiltonheadisland.com, bluffton.com, savannah.com, stsimonsisland.com and beaufort.com. Here at Island Events, we make it our business

Now that you’re here, there’s nothing left to do but let the white sand and ocean breeze lull your senses and awaken your imagination. Whether you’re here for family time, one-onone time, get-away-from-it-all time or just some all-around beach time, we can guarantee that you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Hilton Head!

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Island Flavors Island Calendar

Activities and Events

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Highlights: April Harbour Town Lighthouse Island Style Horoscope – April Island Beaches Visit The King Neptune Statue Recreational Pathways Guide Public Boat Landings Island Tides – April American Alligators Are Active in April Fishing For Red Drum

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DINING Comedy Magic Cabaret

www.comedymagiccabaret.com South Island Sq., F-24 on map. GPS: 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Comedy Magic Cabaret presents national headliner Kerry Pollock on a regular basis, with special guest performers one week per month. All headliners are nationally touring comedymagicians and standup comedians. Kerry has been headlining casinos and showrooms for three decades. He is a favorite at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, appearing in the Palace of Mystery on a regular basis. Kerry’s “Funny Not Filthy” approach to the art has contributed to a refreshing and very entertaining show, which has earned Comedy Magic Cabaret #1 for HHI nightlife on TripAdvisor. Teens are welcome, if accompanied by a parent. See ad page 9. (843) 681-7757.

Harbour Town Restaurants

www.experienceharbourtown.com Harbour Town, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 hiltonhead.com

Lighthouse Rd. From beautiful views of the Calibogue Sound, unique shops and top-rated dining to world-class golf, family-friendly entertainment and diverse opportunities for recreation, the Harbour Town Yacht Basin is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed and delicious lunch or dinner. Discover Harbour Town Yacht Basin’s noteworthy restaurants, places to grab a quick bite and entertainment venues. See ad pages 20-21. (866) 561-8802.

Hilton Head Distillery

www.hiltonheaddistillery.com Cardinal Rd., L-34 on map. GPS: 14 Cardinal Rd. Here at Hilton Head Distillery, our approach is simple: A great drinking experience should be shared with great people. With a new and improved tour, tasting options for all ages (21 and over to consume alcohol), exceptionally drinkable spirits and a relaxed, family-friendly environment, we embrace the idea that enjoying craft spirits is a unique voyage best shared. So grab your crewmates and join us for a drink or two. See ad page 11. For more information, call (843) 686-4443 or visit April 2021 Island Events 9


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FOOD, SPIRITS & RESTAURANT GUIDE

CHOCOLATE CANOPY

55 New Orleans Rd., #101 (843) 842-4567 chocolatecanopy.com

COMEDY MAGIC CABARET 843 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-7757 comedymagiccabaret.com

HARBOUR TOWN RESTAURANTS

149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 671-2704 experienceharbourtown.com

ISLAND FUDGE

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When it’s raining, we’re pouring... A LOT! BE AT TH E CR OWD S !

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Hilton Head Yacht Charter

www.hiltonheadyachtcharter.com Shelter Cove Harbour, Dock C, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Experience luxurious Caribbean-style yacht chartering right here on Hilton Head! Hilton Head Yacht Charter offers exciting day and elegant evening cruises. Relax and enjoy your favorite cocktail, while our chef prepares your favorite gourmet luncheon. All evening cruises can choose their dinner theme, as the executive chef and concierge plan every detail. French and Caribbean themes are two favorites! Call to reserve your charter today. See ad page 45. (843) 842-7002.

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com Mid-Island, across from the entrance to Palmetto Dunes, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Shelter Cove Harbour & hiltonhead.com

Marina is the perfect place for a bite to eat or some Island shopping. We have seven waterfront dining choices, ranging from a local ice cream shop to fine dining. There is also a wide array of boutique shops all along the Shelter Cove Harbour promenade. Wi-Fi internet access available. See ad pages 25 & 35. (844) 245-5162.

Tanger Outlets

www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead/stores Dine at Tanger, located one and two miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1 GPS: 1256 Fording Island Rd. and Tanger 2 GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger 1 and Tanger 2 are open with all your favorite name-brand outlet stores. When you are finished shopping, take a break and enjoy all the great food selections throughout the Tanger Outlets. Free Wi-Fi available centerwide, and EV charging stations. A complimentary bus service runs daily between the two shopping centers from 12-5 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.7 p.m. For a complete listing of dining options, visit our website. See ad page 2. (843) 837-5410. April 2021 Island Events 11


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KILWINS

28 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 785-2727 kilwins.com

MAIN STREET VILLAGE RESTAURANTS

1500 Main St. (877) 726-2772 mainstreetvillagehhi.com

SHELTER COVE HARBOUR RESTAURANTS 1 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 548-0532 sheltercovehiltonhead.com

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CALENDAR uated in The Sea Pines Resort, offers yearAPRIL round private fishing charters that are led by theSmostM experienced T WfishingT captains F onS Hilton Head Island. Just 10 minutes from 2range3 1 the Atlantic Ocean, fishing charters from 3-hour inshore excursions to overnight 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 trips to the Gulf Stream, 70 miles offshore. All items provided, 11 are12 13 and 14catch15will be 16cleaned 17 at the docks. Reservations are required. 18Lighthouse 19 20Rd. (843) 21 363-8335 22 23or 24 149 www.seapines.com. 25 26 27 28 29 30 Ongoing: Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famed Ongoing lighthouse at the Town Learn how to playHarbour pickleball, theLighthouse fastestMuseum. Admission $4.50 per growing sport in the is country, withperson, daily clincomplimentary for children ages 5 and ics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes younger. Open in daily 10 a.m.-sundown. Pickleball Center Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront 149 Lighthouse or Resort. PickleballRd. is a(843) sport671-2810 that combines www.harbourtownlighthouse.com. elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong. Courts and equipment are available Ongoing: Live music performed on the deck to rent. 4 Queens Folly Rd. Reservations at The Salty Dog Café. The Sea Pines Resort, recommended. (866) 242-3169 or www. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or palmettodunes.com. www.saltydog.com.

OngoingThe Salty Dog Happy Hour Cruises Ongoing: Theback! First Tee of the Lowcountry is open the to are Cruises feature a ride around the public Sound daily. Amenities includeCatamaran a six-hole Calibogue on a 63' powered

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with and lower decks, alongtwo withUSGA a full par-3upper golf course, driving range, bar and short-game galley kitchen. Cruises offer islandgreens, practice area, nine-hole inspired andand beverage menus, plus tropidisc golffood course stocked fishing pond. cal tunes to includes set the mood. All cruises for Admission unlimited use ofare the ages 21151 andGumtree older. Visit facility. Rd.www.cruise.salty(843) 686-2680 dog.com for cruise schedule, ticket puror www.firstteelowcountry.org. chases and more information.

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Monday-Saturday: Visitthe theSea Hilton Head Distillery Trail rides through Pines Forest to taste their spirits. They use fresh Preserve withworld-class Lawton Stables. Meander molasses, sourced from through the preserve onSavannah, horsebackGA, foras thethe foundational ingredient for all the spirits, true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. ensuring that every is measured, cut and Trail riders must bebatch at least 8 years old. blended with a careful artisanal hand. The tast190 Greenwood Dr. Reservations required. ing room is family friendly, having a seating (843) 671-2586 or www.lawtonstables.com. area for children complete with games, books and other activities. $15 per person, which Ongoing includes a souvenir shot Shopper glass. 2-7Shuttle p.m. 14 Complimentary Tanger Cardinal 686-4443centers, or www.hiltonbetween Rd. the (843) two shopping 12-5 p.m. headdistillery.com. daily. Shuttles depart Tanger 1 behind Shopper Services and across fromgolf Saksclinics Fifth Avenue Monday-Friday: One-hour are Off 5th every 30Plantation minutes on the hour and available at the Club’s driving Tangersituated 2 behindinShopper Services and at range, The Sea Pines Resort, for the SaltyofDog Restaurant atdress 15 and 45reserafter golfers all levels. Proper and the hour. 1414 and 1256 Island vations are required. 9-10Fording a.m. and 3:30-Rd. (843)p.m. 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/ 4:30 $40 per person. 100 N. Sea Pines hiltonheads. Dr. (843) 842-1487 or www.seapines.com. Monday-Friday: Join us under the Liberty Oak Ongoing in Harbour find Gregg The HarbourTown Townwhere Yacht you’ll Basin offers private

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Highlights: April April showers bring May flowers, but there are no showers on Hilton Head Island. This month is filled with sunny days and activities for all ages.

Private Easter Wagon Rides

Hop on over to the Heritage Farm at the Sea Pines Resort from April 1-3 for a wagon ride and exploring. Enjoy a game of “Easter I Spy” throughout the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. $95 for a group of up to 20 people. 1-4 p.m. For additional information, visit www.seapines.com/activities.

Tanger Outlets' Savings Sale Weekend

Come on in to Tanger Outlets for Easter style during the Savings Sale Weekend, April 2-4. Come check out the many patterns and prints that will surely brighten your weekend. You will find unbeatable prices at many of your name-brand stores. What could be better this Easter than saving money! Visit Tanger Deals now to get instant access to coupons, or download the Tanger app to save your favorite brand’s offers. 1414 and 1256 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.

Drive-thru Easter Eggstravaganza

On April 3 the Island Rec Center, with the help of the Easter Bunny, hosts “Drive-thru Easter Eggstravaganza” at the Shelter Cove Community Park. Stay in your car and receive a goodie bag full of eggs provided by Pockets Full of Sunshine, a local nonprofit employing adults with disabilities. 10:30 a.m. 39 Shelter Cove Ln. www.events.islandreccenter.org.

Photos with the easter bunny at Tanger Outlets

Spring is in the air! Hop into the season with fresh portraits of the family. Tanger Outlets Hilton Head will be providing Easter Bunny photos of you and your family. Photos will take place at Tanger 1’s Gazebo on April 3 from noon-4 p.m. The photo set will maintain appropriate social distancing guidelines to keep you and your family safe. You can find Tanger 1 at 1256 Fording Island Rd. just over the bridge in Bluffton. www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead. 14 Island Events April 2021

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Personalized Easter Pails and Portraits

Order a personalized Easter pail for your child and pick it up on April 3 at the legendary Liberty Oak Stage in Harbour Town. The Easter Bunny will be there celebrating and taking photos! All pail reservations will be made for a specific time slot. Reservations are required. $35. 9:30-11:30 a.m. 147 Lighthouse Rd. www.seapines.com/events.

RED by John Logan at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Enthralling and provocative, this production is an electrifying portrait of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists, woven into a singularly unforgettable story. This is a searing portrayal of the dichotomy of an artist’s ambition and his vulnerability. Parental discretion is advised. April 8-11 with afternoon performances, 2 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

The 53rd annual RBC Heritage presented by Boeing

The tournament takes place April 12-18 with limited spectators on-site, and with strict health and safety protocols in place. Harbour Town Golf Links, 11 Lighthouse Rd. www.rbcheritage.com.

The Annual Art Market

A juried fine art and craft festival takes place April 2425 at historic Honey Horn. Dozens of accomplished artists from around the country will be on-site for this outdoor fine art and craft sale. Stroll through artists’ booths under historic live oaks to find that perfect piece of original art to take home. Rain or shine, the outdoor show is open to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m.5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per person. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Also featured at this year’s event is the popular Herb Society of Hilton Head sale. The sale will be on Saturday only from 10 a.m. until sold out! Timed ticketing will be offered this year with a limited number of patrons allowed at one time. Face coverings are required. Booths will be arranged to allow for ample space for safe social distancing. www.coastaldiscovery.org/explore/events/ art-market. Event dates and times are subject to change without notice and many are subject to weather conditions. Please call or visit listed websites to confirm. hiltonhead.com

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Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Corner of Hwy. 278 & Mathews Dr.

Fort Mitchel contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats. 65 Skull Creek Dr., Hilton Head Plantation $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD

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ARTS & SERVICES BEACH GEAR/BABY ITEM RENTALS Hilton Head Outfitters

www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, D-26 on map. GPS: 80 Queens Folly Rd. Hilton Head Outfitters offers everything you need for a day at the beach. The sport and beach rental gear includes beach chairs and umbrellas, standup paddleboards, surfboards and fishing rods, along with single and double jogging strollers. Call or go online for reservations and information. See ad page 57. (844) 245-5164.

Island Cruisers Bike Rentals

www.hhibikes.com New Orleans Rd., E-18 on map, GPS: 59B New Orleans Rd. We provide free Island-wide pickup and delivery. With our bikes, beach and baby equipment rentals, we help make your Hilton Head vacation fun and worry-free. See ad page 29. (843) 785-4321.

LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals

www.hiltonheadbikerental.com The Sea Pines Resort. Offering beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, coolers, wagons, tubs and carts, along with toys and games. Baby gear hiltonhead.com

includes a variety of cribs, strollers, highchairs, booster seats, swings and much more. All items meet safety standards, while keeping your baby clean and happy. Free delivery, setup and pickup. See ad page 36. (843) 384-9322.

LIBRARIES Heritage Library

www.heritagelib.org South end, E-18 on map. GPS: 2 Corpus Christi Ln., Ste. 100. The Heritage Library is a nonprofit library offering research assistance on ancestry, in addition to classes and tours focused on Hilton Head Island’s development from prehistory to the modern era. The Heritage Library owns two historic sites, Fort Mitchel and the Historic Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum. See ad page 17. (843) 686-6560.

THEATER Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

www.artshhi.com Hwy. 278 at Shelter Cove Harbour, G-24 on map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Ln. This remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts also has cultural festivals and educational outreach. With exciting musicals, dramas and comedies, we’re a treat, and the best entertainment this side of New York. Call for reservations and ticket information. See ad page 75. (843) 842-2787.

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ACCOMMODATIONS REAL ESTATE Latitude Margaritaville

www.latitudemargaritaville.com Hwy. 278, Hardeeville, Mainland on map. GPS: 356 Latitude Blvd., Hardeeville. Your new home in paradise. Minto Communities and Margaritaville welcome you to Latitude Margaritaville! Inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, your new home in paradise features exciting recreation, unmatched dining and FINtastic nightlife. Escape to island-inspired living as you grow older, but not up. (843) 350-8312.

VACATION RENTALS Beach Properties of Hilton Head

www.beach-property.com Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 64 Arrow Rd. Perfection in vacation planning, execution and service. That’s why we are the most highly awarded vacation rental company on Hilton Head Island. Every one of our more than 300 luxury oceanfront and oceanside vacation rentals has been handpicked by our staff to offer superb accommodations. Our vacation rental properties are situated in the Island’s premier resort destinations, including Palmetto Dunes, Sea Pines, Forest Beach, Folly Field, Island Club Resort and the Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort. Close to the Island’s fabled beaches, golf courses, waterways, restaurants, boutiques, galleries and more. See ad page 19. (855) 262-3291.

Destination Vacation Hilton Head

www.dvhhi.com 7 Executive Park Rd. off Pope Ave. E-18 on map. GPS: 7 Executive Park Rd. Our experienced team will help you find the perfect rental home or villa for your next Hilton Head vacation. We specialize in luxury oceanfront and beach-oriented rental homes and villas with 2 to 7 bedrooms in the resort areas of Sea Pines, Forest Beach and Palmetto Dunes. Call for a vacation guide or visit us online to preview our array of properties. See ad page 5. (843) 758-7774 or (877) 874-7244.

Seashore Vacations

www.seashorevacations.com Executive Park Dr., E-19 on map. GPS: 11 Executive Park Dr. We specialize in oceanfront and ocean-oriented properties on Hilton Head’s famous South End: Forest Beach, Sea Pines and Shipyard. Our “hands-on” approach ensures you will receive the attention you deserve 18 Island Events April 2021

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ACCOMMODATIONS throughout the reservation process. Regardless of whether you reserve online, inquire by e-mail or call our toll-free number, you will be in contact with a highly qualified agent who is committed to making your vacation the best it can be. See ad page 18. (800) 845-0077.

Sea Turtle Getaways

www.seaturtlegetaways.com Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 64 Arrow Rd., Ste. B. Sea Turtle Getaways is looking forward to helping you find the perfect vacation home or villa from our fine selection of properties here on Hilton Head Island. Offering privately owned homes and villas in Sea Pines Plantation, North and South Forest Beach, Shipyard Plantation, Palmetto Dunes and Singleton Beach. All of our accommodations are fully equipped to meet your expectations. Whether you are in search of an oceanfront home or a villa on a golf course, we promise you will find the perfect vacation accommodation! (866) 386-6644.

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Sunset Rentals

www.sunsetrentals.com New Orleans Rd., F-18 on map. GPS: 21 New Orleans Rd. Whether you’re coming to Hilton Head for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, honeymoon, anniversary or group outing, let Sunset Rentals take the worry out of preparing your vacation. We make sure your stay will be as safe as possible. All properties are equipped with high-security keyless entry. (800) 276-8991.

Vacation Time of Hilton Head

www.vthhi.com South Forest Beach, C-14 on map. GPS: 3 Lemoyne Ave. With Vacation Time of Hilton Head, you’ll have a Hilton Head Island vacation experience you’ll savor for years. Our prized beachfront location, terrific variety of accommodations and exceptional service have made us one of the most desirable vacation rental companies in South Carolina. (800) 845-9500.

We know how important it is to find a space that can accommodate your group safely and comfortably. Call for more information on hosting your next Hilton Head Island event!

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SHOPPING & ACTIVITIES

DINING

FAMILY FUN

WATERSPORTS, FISHING & BOATING

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EXPERIENCE HARBOUR TOWN.

Enjoy unique boutique shopping, a variety of premier dining options featuring views of the harbour, and exciting watersports and attractions, including the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse. It all combines to create a Hilton Head Island vacation experience you’ll never forget.

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HOP over to the boutiques, malls and specialty stores and SHOP Hilton Head's finest.

Egg-cellent Camp Hilton Head Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr., Unit L-1 (843) 686-4877 Harbour Town 149 Lighthouse Rd., Ste. Q (843) 671-3600 camphiltonhead.com

Eggs-treme Bubba's Cabin Lowcountry Outfitters 612 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 785-3971 bubbascabin.com

Eggs-travagant Tanger Outlets 1414 & 1256 Fording Island Rd. Bluffton (843) 837-5410 tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead


Eggs-act Main Street Village 1500 Main St. (877) 726-2772 mainstreetvillagehhi.com

Egg-stra-special Fresh Produce Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. # A-3 (843) 842-3410 Harbour Town 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 686-3410 freshproduceclothes.com

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Harbour Town Merchants 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 671-2704 experienceharbourtown.com

Shelter Cove Harbour Shops 1 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 548-0532 sheltercovehiltonhead.com Call retailers for availability of featured merchandise.


SHOPPING CLOTHING Camp Hilton Head

www.camphiltonhead.com Harbour Town (near the Lighthouse), H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd.; Coligny Plaza (oceanside), C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. For the past 35 years, the lat­est styles in unique, im­printed resort wear for kids and adults, and spe­cial­­ized Hilton Head gifts and souvenirs, have been avail­ able to “Take Hilton Head Home.” Logoed casual clothing, hats, dress­­­­es and spe­­cialty items are available. Open daily. See ad page 24. (843) 671-3600, (843) 671-4633 or (843) 686-4877.

Fresh Produce

www.freshproduceclothes.com Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr., Harbour Town, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. For nearly three decades, Fresh Produce has delighted women as a lifestyle brand known for its original prints, vibrant colors and stylish, comfortable clothing. Fresh Produce is ded24 Island Events April 2021

icated to creating feel-good clothes women want to wear every day. The coastal-inspired colors and broad assortment of easy-to-wear pieces are flattering and comfortable on all shapes and sizes, and are available in Extra Fresh plus sizes, as well as childrens’ styles. The comfortable fabrics, fit and style reflect carefree ease. See ad page 7. (843) 842-3410, (843) 686-3410.

Hilton Head Shirt Company

www.camphiltonhead.com The Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. The Hilton Head Shirt Company has a large selection of screen-printed T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and dresses, as well as souvenir and gift items. Come check out the large selection of Life is Good and Simply Southern merchandise. Imprinted and specialty clothing are great for the whole family! Open daily. See ad page 24. (843) 686-5099.

DESSERTS Chocolate Canopy

www.chocolatecanopy.com Fountain Center, E-19 on map. GPS: 55 New Orleans Rd., Ste. 101. The Chocolate hiltonhead.com


Dine. Shop. Stroll.

APPAREL / JEWELRY / GIFTS / FINE ART

Christmas on the Harbour • Dream Boutique • Neptune’s Niche Treasure Island • Tradewinds Trinkets & Treasures Southern Tide Signature Store • Nash Gallery • Pure Salt Studios

DINING / TREATS

A&M Provisions • Bistro 17 • ELA’S On The Water Frosty’s Italian Ices and More Hilton Head Social Bakery • Scott’s Fish Market San Miguel’s Restaurant • TOS Wine Bar Top Dawg Tavern OPENING SOON!

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SERVICES

Harbourmaster’s Office/Ship’s Store • Memory Lane Portraits Pure Salt Studios • Salon Shelter Cove

BOATS / MARINE

Harbourside Yacht Sales • Ship’s Store / Marina Office

REAL ESTATE / VILLA RENTALS

Dunes Real Estate • Trident Villa Rentals

TOURS, FISHING & WATER SPORTS

Marina Charters & Water Sports Kiosk • Outside Hilton Head

Located mid-Island, adjacent to Palmetto Dunes, mile marker 8

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SHOPPING Canopy has been Hilton Head’s local chocolate company since 1982. Family-owned and operated, we specialize in hand-dipped chocolates, chocolate alligators and even catering options. Our quality chocolates and confections are created by hand, using the finest ingredients. This attention to detail yields the most amazing chocolate you’ve ever tasted. Don’t forget we ship nationwide. Come on in and find exactly what you’re looking for! See ad page 26. (843) 842-4567.

Island Fudge Shoppe

www.islandfudge.com Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Celebrating 40 years in business, here you will find 16 flavors of homemade fudge and a wide variety of hand-dipped chocolates and candies, all made from scratch with the finest ingredients available. They also offer corporate gifts, a large selection of gift boxes and accessories. Locally owned and operated. Don’t miss out on the pralines every Friday! Shipping available. See ad page 29. (843) 842-4280. 26 Island Events April 2021

Kilwins

Shelter Cove Towne Centre, G-27 on map. GPS: 28 Shelter Cove Ln. Kilwins offers a variety of ice cream, cased chocolates, hand-paddled fudge, caramels and other confectionary creations! Located in Shelter Cove Towne Centre across from World of Beer and Francesca’s. Open daily. See ad page 31. (843) 785-2727.

FISHING SUPPLIES/BAIT & TACKLE Bubba’s Cabin Lowcountry Outfitters

www.bubbascabin.com H-31 on map. GPS: 612 William Hilton Pkwy. Bubba’s Cabin Lowcountry Outfitters is the premier Hilton Head destination for all your fishing needs and supplies. Top brand fishing gear is available to rent or purchase. Some of the quality brands you will find include Penn, Shimano, Abu Garcia, Ugly Stick, Okuma, Power Pro, Berkley, Stren, Spiderwire, Killer Bee, Owner, Toadfish, Pelagic and more! Factory-certified reel repair is offered for Penn, Abu Garcia, Shakespeare, Johnson, Mitchell, Pflueger and Berkley Reels. You will find everything you need to catch fish on Hilton Head Island at Bubba’s Cabin. See ad (continued on page 29) hiltonhead.com


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HOROSCOPE ARIES

Are you walking on eggshells? This is not a good place for the Ram, and you may be feeling sick of it. If you choose to lock horns with an adversary, remain calm, respectful and diplomatic. Conflict can sometimes lead to a more balanced relationship.

TAURUS Spring is a time of renewal and opening up, and you may notice that one of the rooms in your realm is just not up to snuff. This month, go after it! Literally creating more space in your life is an excellent use of your time and is a gift that will continue to give. Everyone is going to love it! GEMINI

You may feel that the past year ruined some things for you. But letting external factors dictate your mood is a slippery slope. It’s up to you to operate as well as you can under the circumstances. This month, double down on what’s good in your life!

CANCER

Whether or not you practice this, you know it deep down: honesty is the best policy. Don’t do yourself the disservice of stretching the truth all the time without good reason. This month, practice choosing truth rather than jumping to the easy excuse.

LEO A recent study concluded that the most important quality for happy relationships is psychological flexibility. Identify some areas where you demonstrate mental rigidity and consider how you might give them a good stretch. VIRGO

The giant wave you’ve been riding lately is still going! Instead of wondering why the Muse has chosen you, work to harvest everything you can from the richness of this moment. You don’t know when or if there will be another opportunity. 28 Island Events April 2021

APRIL 2021 LIBRA Your confidence has taken a hit recently, and the temptation to hide away is strong. Instead of retreating, sink your teeth into whatever it is that you do best. Here, you will find joy in your passion and the strength to pop back into yourself. SCORPIO

This month, Scorpio, you will be reminded of all that you have to celebrate. Embrace it! Be sure to record the magical times when you can — the memories of these happy days will help keep you focused on what’s most important.

SAGITTARIUS

Humans are cyclical creatures, and mental health is no different. This month, you may struggle to look on the bright side. Be gentle with yourself, glean what you can from the experience and be ready to apply this wisdom the next time around.

CAPRICORN

In some ways you are incredibly shy. It’s okay to shield your softer parts from the world, but make sure you aren’t obscuring any of your light in the process. You feel that you have a lot to give, so take some steps to put yourself out there!

AQUARIUS

There is a cause you’ve been quietly stalking for some time now. If you believe that it will benefit others and make the world a better place, go for it! This month, you will have a major revelation about your path moving forward.

PISCES You may feel that things are just not going well in the romance department, Pisces. Instead of assigning blame, take one giant step back and try to look at it objectively. When you do this, a key piece of the puzzle will finally fall into place. hiltonhead.com


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page 29. (843) 785-3971.

OUTLETS Hilton Head Shirt Company

www.camphiltonhead.com The Fresh Market Shoppes. G-22 on map. GPS: 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Tanger Outlet 2. Hwy. 278 Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. A large selection of screen-printed sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, hats, dresses and embroidered polo shirts, as well as souvenir and gift items for everyone! See ad page 24. Fresh Market Shoppes: (843) 686-5099. Tanger 2 store: (843) 837-9333.

Tanger Outlets

www.tangeroutlet.com Shop Tanger Outlets, located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1256 Fording Island Rd. and Tanger 2, GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger Outlets is home to over 90 brand-name stores with great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selec­tion and out­standing value. Free Wi-Fi available centerwide, and EV charging stations. A complimentary shuttlebus service between the two shopping centers runs daily from 12-5 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 2. (843) 837-5410.

QUILTING Island Quilters

www.islandquilters.com Park Plaza Shopping Center, F-17 on map. GPS: 33-B Office Park Rd. A full line of kits, fabrics, tools and notions for beginner to expert quilters can be found here. All fabrics are 100% cotton quilting quality. We are the exclusive home of the Hilton Head Island Batiks. See ad page 29. (843) 842-4500.

SHOPPING CENTERS The Harbour Town Shops

www.experienceharbourtown.com H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. At the landmark destination of Harbour Town, the scenery is picture perfect, the backdrop vividly stunning, and in addition to the incredible views at every turn, Harbour Town is hiltonhead.com

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SHOPPING also an incredible shopping destination. Surrounding the picturesque yacht basin, Harbour Town features an extraordinary selection of fine apparel and home décor boutiques, custom gift and craft shops, signature jewelry shops and one-of-a-kind art galleries. See ad pages 20-21. (866) 561-8802.

Main Street Village

www.mainstreetvillagehhi.com North end of Hilton Head, M-30 on map. GPS: 1500 Main St. Located just outside Hilton Head Plantation and just off Highway 278 (William Hilton Pkwy.) between Mile Markers 3 and 4. Visitors can enjoy easy parking and no-hassle shopping. Over the past 28 years, Main Street Village has become a favorite place to shop, dine and stroll on Hilton Head. These family-owned businesses provide a fun day for all. See ad page 27. (877) 726-2772.

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com Mid-Island, across from the entrance to Palmetto Dunes, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Discover a world of outstanding shops, services and restaurants. Overlooking beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour, enjoy the glorious harbour and sunset views. The waterfront shops offer fine fashion, jewelry, artwork, gift items and more. You will find something for everyone on your shopping list! Always plenty of parking. Wi-Fi internet access available. See ad pages 25 & 35. (866) 661-3822.

Tanger Outlets

www.tangeroutlet.com Shop Tanger Outlets, located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1256 Fording Island Rd. and Tanger 2, GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger Outlets is home to over 90 brand-name stores with great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selec­tion and out­standing value. Free Wi-Fi available centerwide, and EV charging stations. A complimentary shuttlebus service between the two shopping centers runs daily from 12-5 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 2. (843) 837-5410. hiltonhead.com

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Island Beaches Public Beach Access: The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nine public beach accesses: • Alder Lane Beach Access, off South Forest Beach Dr. • Coligny Beach Park, off Coligny Circle • Driessen Beach Park, end of Bradley Beach Rd. • Chaplin Community Park, off Wm. Hilton Pkwy. • Fish Haul Park & Mitchelville Beach Park, end of Beach City Rd. • Burkes Beach Access, end of Burkes Beach Rd. • Folly Field Beach Park and Islanders Beach Park, both off Folly Field Rd.

Parking & 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 long-term parking. The fee is a 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 parks. Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending machines are available.

Designated Swimming Areas:

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nated 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. Lifeguards are stationed at these designated areas for assistance and beach information.

Beach Marker Signs:

Hilton Head’s beaches are marked near the dune line with signs to let emergency responders know where assistance is needed. They are also useful as a reference point if you or your group should become lost.

Beach Safety Tips: • Apply and reapply plenty of sunscreen even on cloudy days. • Wear sunglasses to prevent damage from the sun. • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. • Be aware of the rules and regulations of the beach. Signs are posted near most beach accesses. • Don’t leave your kids unsuper­vised even in guarded areas. • Note the location of the nearest lifeguard and report any hazardous conditions to him or her. • Know the name of the beach or hotel/ condo and the beach marker number where you are staying if you should need assistance. • There are often jellyfish and stingrays, as well as other sea life in and out of the water, which may sting or cut a person. In any situation where first aid is needed, find a lifeguard or seek further medical attention. • Call or wave for help if you are in trouble. hiltonhead.com


Water Safety Tips: • Don’t enter the water if you can’t swim. • Swim near a lifeguard. • Ask the lifeguard about any dangers in the water or on the beach, especially if he or she is flying a yellow caution flag. • Be aware of direction and strength of longshore currents. These currents can take you up and down the beach quickly and cause you or your kids to get lost. • Don’t let your kids swim unsu­pervised even in guarded areas. • Don’t swim alone. Use the buddy system so that someone always knows where you are so they can get help if needed. • Don’t overestimate your swim­ming ability. Stay in chest-deep or less water to insure you don’t get stuck in water over your head. • Don’t rely on flotation devices. • Swim parallel to shore if you want to swim long distances. • Don’t swim against the current. Swim across the current to escape the pull. • Always swim sober. • Don’t dive into unknown water or shallow breaking waves. Always go feet first.

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 – Horseback riding or motorized driving – Removal, harming or harassment of any hiltonhead.com

live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, etc.) – Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats or other indigenous dune flora – Operation, launching or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft – Unauthorized commercial activity – Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. – Unauthorized wearing of life­guard emblems, insignias, etc. – Solicitation or distribution of handouts – Kites not under manual control – Parasailing

Additional Prohibitions In Designated Swimming Areas - Peak Season: (Between sunrise and sunset, April 1 - September 30): - Fishing or surfcasting - Surfboards, boogie boards, etc. - Frisbee or other sports involving a ball - Games with metal components - Stunt kites & sand sailing

Animals: 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 excrement. Ordinance signs are posted at most beach access points. - Information and photography provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service

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at Shelter Cove Harbour he towering 12-foot bronze statue of Neptune, which doubles as a largerthan-life sundial, serves as an iconic symbol of Shelter Cove Harbour at Palmetto Dunes, welcoming visitors to the entrance of the popular waterfront dining and shopping location.

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Designed and installed by sculptor Wayne Edwards, this much-loved statue serves as a tribute to Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. The King Neptune statue, which depicts a bearded Neptune holding his signature trident, serves as a popular centerpiece at Shelter Cove Harbour. The statue is strategically mounted on a circular base with numbers around the edge. When the trident’s shadow falls across the 26-foot-wide base, the numbers indicate the precise time. Hailed as the world’s largest figurative sundial, the statue was originally cast at a foundry in Princeton, New Jersey, and shipped by truck to Hilton Head Island in 1983. Engineers made meticulous measurements before the one-ton statue was installed, ensuring that it would be located at the ideal angle to indicate the time. They oriented the sculpture towards true south by aligning the constellation Ursa Major with the North Star. An official dedication for the statue was held at Shelter Cove Harbour on August 11, 1983, attracting residents and visitors alike. Today, the King Neptune statue delights generations of visitors to Shelter Cove Harbour, impressing adults and children of all ages. Stop by to see King Neptune in person and to experience a true Hilton Head Island icon.


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ACTIVITIES ARCADES Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

www.adventurecove.com Hwy. 278 and Folly Field Rd., Mile Marker 6, H-32 on map. GPS: 18 Folly Field Rd. Adventure Cove offers fun for all ages. Come test your skill at the Island’s largest arcade. Once you are finished inside, test your skills outside on one of two Caribbean-style miniature golf courses. See ad page 42. (843) 842-9990.

BIKE RENTALS & TOURS Hilton Head Bicycle Company

www.hiltonheadbicycle.com Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 112 Arrow Rd. Specializing in bike rentals, service and sales. No hidden costs — free delivery/ pickup, baskets, child carriers and locks. Cruisers, mountain and tandem bikes. Helmets available. See ad page 46. (843) 686-6888.

Hilton Head Electric Bike Company

www.hiltonheadelectricbicycle.com Arrow Rd. H-18 on map. GPS: 112 Arrow Rd. As a family-owned business, Hilton Head Electric Bike Company is passionate about excellent customer service and making sure you have a great experience on your ebike. Our custom manufactured ebikes feature a built-in retractable charging system, LED headlights, cell phone holder, USB charging for devices, premium basket and ulock and a range of up to 100 miles! If you are looking for the experience of a knowledgeable guide, we are thrilled to offer three guided tours, our Beach Bum Tour, History and Nature Tour and the Bikes and Brews Tour. Start your electric adventure today for memories you won’t forget! See ad page 46. (843) 686-6888.

Hilton Head Outfitters Bike Rentals

www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, D-26 on map. GPS: 80 Queens Folly Rd. Your headquarters for adventure! Hilton Head Outfitters, an authorized Cannondale dealer, offers the Island’s largest bike rental fleet. Rental selections include beach cruisers, kids’ bikes, tandems, tag-a-longs and three-wheelers, along with a great selection of accessories and equipment for sale. See ad page 57. (844) 245-5164. 36 Island Events April 2021

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ACTIVITIES CALENDAR Island Cruisers Bike Rentals stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. www.hhibikes.com From the moment the lights dim, the dancNew Orleans Rd.,toE-18 on map. GPS: 59B ers will take you a magical place filled New Orleans Rd. Island Cruisers has been with marching toy soldiers, adorable littlea family-owned since 1985. Known ones, waltzingbusiness snowflakes, mischievous for ourand outstanding customer service, we promice the sparkling land of the sweets. vide Island-wide pickup and This free glittering, classical ballet willdelivery. make With our bikes, beach and babyas equipment the holiday season memorable you rentals, help makebyyour Hiltonages Head2-18. vacawatch itwe performed dancers tion fun andperformance worry-free. See page Afternoon at 2ad p.m. and29. eve(843) 785-4321. at 7:30 p.m. 14 Shelter ning performance Cove Ln. For tickets call (843) 842-2787 or visit www.artshhi.com.

LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals

www.hiltonheadbikerental.com December 5 Resort. LowSea Bike, Beach The Sea Pines The Town of Bluffton presents its and Baby Rentals is a proudly fully insured, familyannual and Christmas Parade, 10company. a.m.-12 p.m. owned operated rental We Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the provide clean, top-quality equip­m entparade and will be modified to entire a reverse parade held accessories for the family. We have on May Riverfor Road. In a reverse parade, bike rentals everyone, including bike the paradeand entrants stationary the spectrailers childare seats. We offerand a wide varitators will drive bytothe parade entrants and ety of baby items rent, including cribs, remain safely in theirand vehicles. ParadeWe entrants highchairs, strollers much more. also will be positioned minimum of 10 feet from have many beach aitems to rent, including the next entrant and aFree safedelivery, distancelocks, from umbrellas and chairs. any traveling vehicles. No candy promobaskets and pickup. 24-hour crib or delivery. 38 Island Events April 2021 hiltonhead.com

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Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals

www.mikesbikeshiltonhead.com December 6 Beach City was Rd.,Riverdance, M-36 on map. GPS: 136 First there then Celtic Beach City Rd., Unit B. Family-owned and Women, now there’s Christmas with the operated, Mike’s is committed to proCelts on stage at Bikes the Arts Center of Coastal viding youThe with safe,mix quality and excelCarolina. Celts lively,bikes traditional Irish lent customer service. Delivery and pickup music and instrumentation with American in Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Port pop music and their own originals. Afternoon Royal, Folly Field, North and South Forest performance at 4 p.m. and evening perforBeach and all points in between. See ad mance at 7:30 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. For page 49. (843) 671-6453. tickets call (843) 842-2787 or visit www.artshhi.com.

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RECREATIONAL PATHWAYS GUIDE

The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nearly 60 miles of public path­ways and nature trails for the enjoy­ment of pedes­trians and cyclists.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THE PATHS: • 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. • Do not ride on roads when a pathway is available. • Ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists.

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.

• WATCH OUT FOR MOTORISTS! Motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you.

• 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 safety on the paths.

• Yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped,

• Be courteous, alert and predictable.

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• WHITE DIAMONDS INDICATE RESTRICTED TRAVEL LANE: Travel with the flow of traffic. • WHITE STRIPE & STOP SIGN INDICATE ROAD CROSSING: Stop and look for motorists. • YELLOW CENTER LINE INDICATE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC: Keep to the right. • SEVERAL WHITE  DIAGONAL STRIPES INDICATE A CROSSWALK: ­­Watch out for other bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists. • At low tide, the Island’s 12 miles of beaches are ideal for biking. Public beaches are indicated on the Island Events map. • Our map also shows 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. hiltonhead.com


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ACTIVITIES Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises

www.cruisehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Dolphin watch nature cruises on the E/V Holiday. Our convenient, mid-Island location is just 10 minutes from everything. No gate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule and reserva­tions. See ad page 44. (843) 422-2504.

Dolphin & Nature Tours

www.hiltonheadtours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Coast Guard-licensed for 40 passengers. A narrated tour where you can enjoy the pleasure of seeing friendly dolphins and the scenery of the beautiful Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound. No gate fees and free parking. Priced at only $22 for adults, $12 for kids and 2 and under are free. Trips daily. Call for reservations or book online. See ad page 68. (843) 681-2522.

Dolphin Discoveries

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Mid-Island, Hilton Head. Call for directions and reservations. Flipper! Well, maybe not the original Flipper, but we do have “Blackbeard,” “Choppy,” “Nick” and even little baby “Stripes.” 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 tours to 6 so your family gets our undivided attention. Bring your camera, and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Couples welcome too! See ad page 55. (843) 684-1911.

H2O Sports

www.h2osports.com Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. H2O Sports offers a fun and safe adventure that you and your family will never forget! Parasail hundreds of feet in the air and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, which reach up to 25 miles away on a clear day. Experience the thrill of gliding across the water on a Yamaha Waverunner in the largest riding area on the Island and free from no-wake zones. “Ride the Wake” on a wakeboard, kneeboard, water skis and tubes, or get wet while having fun on a banana boat April 2021 Island Events 43


ACTIVITIES ride. Meet the Island’s dolphins up close on a guided tour, or rent a kayak or standup paddleboard and explore on your own. Cruise the Calibogue Sound by sail aboard the 38’ SUMO trimaran, 22’ Catalina Capri or Hobie Cat! Spend the day having a great time and making memories that will last a lifetime! Call or book online. See ad page 53. (843) 671-4386.

Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours

www.hiltonheadspeedboattours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Navigate the waters in style on a unique boat that is exclusive to Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours. Each tour starts with detailed instructions on boater operation and safety before embarkation. You will follow a professional local guide on a 2.5 hour, 30+ mile journey focusing on wildlife viewing, which includes dolphin encounters, wading birds, sea otters, bald eagles and a touch of history. Each boat will have a cooler with bottled water and an area for personal belongings. See ad page 39. (843) 715-1453.

Hilton Head Yacht Charter

www.hiltonheadyachtcharter.com Shelter Cove Harbour, Dock C, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Experience luxurious Caribbean-style yacht chartering right here on Hilton Head! Hilton Head Yacht Charter offers exciting day and elegant evening cruises. Day guests will enjoy exotic water toys such as a SeaBob and a self-propelled hydrofoil Fliteboard. Call and reserve your charter today! See ad page 45. (843) 842-7002.

Island Head

www.islandheadhhi.com Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 Jenkins Rd. Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. With two locations to serve you, Island Head offers premium family-fun water experiences in Hilton Head. We are TripAdvisor Top Rated! Breathtaking tours led by USCG-licensed captains. Enjoy our high-flying parasail for beautiful views of the Island and beyond. Island Head also offers kayaks, standup paddleboarding, dolphin tours, boat rentals, fishing charters, private charters and Daufuskie Island trips. Ask about our fireworks cruises in the summer months. Island Head will take you on an 44 Island Events April 2021

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Island Skiff Adventure Tours

www.islandskifftours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. With an emphasis on the natural beauty of Hilton Head and the Lowcountry, come be the captain of your own boat! All tours are navigated by a professional guide. Expect stops at multiple locations, which include photo ops and wildlife sightings. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and passengers must be at least 5 years old. Come experience Hilton Head’s most thrilling ecotour! See ad page 39. (843) 816-5976.

Island Water Sports

www.islandwatersportshhi.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, next to The Salty Dog Café, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Whether you are looking for a relaxing activity or an exhilarating adventure, you can find all the fun you’re seeking at Island Water Sports. The water activities and rentals in South Beach Marina provide a fun and convenient way to enjoy the coastal waters of Hilton Head Island. You, your family and friends will have a blast riding the waves on a waverunner, or exploring the calmer waters on a 46 Island Events April 2021

kayak or paddleboard. You can find all the fun you’re looking for at Island Water Sports. Call or book online. See ad page 52. (843) 671-7007.

Sea Monkeys Watersports

www.seamonkeyshhi.com Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43A Jenkins Rd. With the most free “open riding” space on the Island, we are home to the “no-wake zone.” Sea Monkeys offers a variety of fun rentals and activities, including jet skis, boats, kayaks and nature tours on the pristine waters of Skull Creek. Reservations required. See ad page 47. (843) 842-4754.

Sky Pirate Boat Rentals

www.skypirateparasail.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Boat rentals at Sky Pirate Parasailing and Watersports are easy and affordable. We have boats from 18 feet to 25 feet. We offer the best boats at the lowest prices, so you can explore for yourself the surrounding beauty of coastal South Carolina’s Intracoastal Waterways. See ad page 61. (843) 842-2566.

Sky Pirate Parasail and Watersports

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ACTIVITIES inflatable rides, go tubing, paddleboarding and waterskiing. Also offering dolphin cruises, cocktail cruises and powerboat rentals (from 18’ to 25’). Photo packages available. Mon.Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 61. (843) 842-2566.

COMEDY CLUBS Comedy Magic Cabaret

www.comedymagiccabaret.com South Island Sq., F-24 on map. GPS: 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Comedy Magic Cabaret presents national headliner Kerry Pollock on a regular basis, with special guest performers approximately one week per month. All headliners are nationally touring comedymagicians and standup comedians. Kerry has been headlining casinos and showrooms for three decades. He is a favorite at the worldfamous Magic Castle in Hollywood, appearing in the Palace of Mystery on a regular basis, and has enjoyed numerous television appearances over the years. Kerry’s “Funny Not Filthy” approach to the art has contributed to a refreshing and very entertaining full evening show, which has earned Comedy Magic hiltonhead.com

Cabaret #1 for HHI nightlife on TripAdvisor. Teens are welcome, if accompanied by a parent. See ad page 9. (843) 681-7757.

DAUFUSKIE TOURS Daufuskie Difference

www.daufuskiedifference.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Daufuskie Island, a place where time and the outside world drift away with the tide. Come sail away from the everyday. Turn your back on the typical, and turn yourself towards the sun and all the fun the island has to offer. Daufuskie Island, like all who have called it home, is a bit of a nonconformist. Stay for a while and rent a colorful cottage. Be adventurous and explore a ghost tour or guided/self-guided tour. Sip and tour the Silver Dew Winery and Bloody Point Lighthouse. Tempt your taste buds at the Old Daufuskie Crab Co. Relax and unwind while listening to live music with a refreshing drink. It’s time for The Daufuskie Difference. See ad page 59. (843) 342-8687.

FISHING/SHRIMPING/CRABBING Captain Hook Party Fishing Boat www.captainhookhiltonhead.com

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ACTIVITIES Shelter Cove Harbour (Dock C), H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. A 70-foot party fishing boat offering 5½-hour offshore wreck fishing trips. Price includes everything you need to catch fish. Full galley on board. Fun for the entire family and non-fishing tickets are available. Call for reservations or book online. See ad page 43. (843) 785-1700.

Crabber J II

www.cruisehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Harbour, Dock C, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Feeling crabby? Then join us on the Crabber J, where the captain and mate will take you on the best nature cruise on the Island. It’s a sport the entire family will enjoy. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 65. (843) 422-5110.

Gale Warning Private Fishing Charters

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Bay Boat. This is a private charter for one to four passengers. Everything you need for fishing is included. Just bring sunscreen, some food and drinks you may want, and we have got the rest. Our professional captains are sure to show you a fishing trip that you’ll be talking about for years to come! Book yours today. See ad page 43. (843) 785-1700.

Hilton Head Outfitters Fishing Charters

www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, D-26 on map. GPS: 80 Queens Folly Rd. Shelter Cove Marina, H-26 on map, GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Try some of the best fishing on Hilton Head Island in the flat, calm waters of the Palmetto Dunes Resort lagoon system, led by a native guide in a quiet, electric skiff. A nursery to a variety of saltwater fish species, this lagoon system holds giant redfish, trout, bluefish, black drum, flounder and tarpon. If your interest is in the ocean waters, take a ride on a flat skiff large enough for four people to relax or cast their lines for trout, red fish, ladyfish, jack crevalle, cobia, tarpon and sharks — or king mackerel, if the conditions are right. We supply the gear; all you need to do is show up and have fun. Select from half-day and full-day trips customized to your April 2021 Island Events 49


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Island Head

www.islandheadhhi.com Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 Jenkins Rd. Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. With two locations to serve you, Island Head offers premium family-fun water experiences in Hilton Head. We are TripAdvisor Top Rated! Breathtaking tours led by USCG-licensed captains. Enjoy our high-flying parasail for beautiful views of the Island and beyond. Island Head also offers kayaks, standup paddleboarding, dolphin tours, boat rentals, fishing charters, private charters and Daufuskie Island trips. Ask about our fireworks cruises in the summer months. Island Head will take you on an experience you will never forget! See ad pages 51 & 67. Call (843) 686-4386 or visit our website to book your fun!

Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton Head

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and reservations. The kids will be talking about the shark they caught the whole way home. Younger kids and even your teenager will have fun with this! We’re out to catch 1-3’ sharks. An occasional 4’ shark may show up! Perfect size for a photo op, and then we put them back to see another day! Family fun at its best with Kayak Hilton Head! See ad page 55. Call (843) 684-1911 for prices and to make reservations.

Moneric EZ Cat Fishing Charters

www.ezcatfishingcharters.com At the docks off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. GPS: 2 Hudson Rd. Let’s go fishin’. Captain Eric, a member of the North End Charter Fishing Fleet, the premier fishing and sail­ing fleet on the Island, offers daily charter trips aboard the 27’ Key West, and will cus­tom­ize your outing for up to six passengers: from a few hours to all day for the fishing enthusiast. Bait, tackle and ice included. See ad page 65. (843) 816-0215 or (843) 341-3742.

GOLF The First Tee of the Lowcountry Campus

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PUBLIC BOAT LANDINGS on Hilton Head and vicinity Alljoy Boat Landing: 265 Alljoy Rd., Bluffton • Access to May River and Calibogue Sound • Long fetch; water can be rough • Drop off at low tide • Heavily used; very limited parking (approximately 20 spaces) Bluffton Oyster Factory Park: 75 Wharf St., Bluffton • Access to May River • Ramp and courtesy dock • 20 parking spaces Buckingham Boat Landing: 55 Fording Island Rd. Extension, Bluffton • Access to MacKay Creek and Calibogue Sound • Very limited parking (4-6 spaces max.) • Must know the channel 52 Island Events April 2021

C.C. Haigh Jr. Boat Landing: 1640 Fording Island Rd. Extension, Bluffton • Located off US 278 on Pinckney Island • Access to MacKay and Skull Creeks • Approximately 90 parking spaces • New ramp and courtesy dock • Colocated with fixed pier Cross Island Boat Landing: 68 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island • 45 parking spaces • Access to Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound • Courtesy dock Daufuskie Island Boat Landing: 13 Haig Point Rd., Daufuskie Island • Courtesy dock • 10 parking spaces; single-lane ramp • Colocated with fixed pier Marshland Boat Landing: 97 Marshland Rd., Hilton Head Island • Approximately 20 parking spaces • Small boats, kayaks and canoes only (gravel landing) • Access to headwaters of Broad Creek (no-wake zones) • Very shallow water Information courtesy of www.bcgov.net. hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES Rd. The First Tee of the Lowcountry Campus is open seven days a week, offering a disc golf course, six-hole par-3 course, driving range, putting green, fishing pond and more. Visit our website to learn more about The First Tee. See ad page 69. (843) 686-2680.

HORSEBACK RIDING Lawton Stables

www.lawtonstables.com The Sea Pines Resort, F-12 on map. GPS: 190 Greenwood Dr. Lawton Stables, nestled on 24 acres within the Sea Pines Resort, offers 1-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 the Island. Please call for times and reservations or book online. See ad page 38. (843) 671-2586.

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Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 Jenkins Rd. Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. With two locations to serve you, Island Head offers premium family-fun water experiences in Hilton Head. We are TripAdvisor Top Rated! Breathtaking tours led by USCG-licensed captains. Enjoy our high-flying parasail for beautiful views of the Island and beyond. Island Head also offers kayaks, standup paddleboarding, dolphin tours, boat rentals, fishing charters, private charters and Daufuskie Island trips. Ask about our fireworks cruises in the summer months. Island Head will take you on an experience you will never forget! See ad pages 51 & 67. Call (843) 686-4386 or visit our website to book your fun!

Kayak Hilton Head

www.kayakhiltonhead.com (Broad Creek location) End of Simmons Rd., off Marshland Rd., next to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. See lots of dolphins, including “Blackbeard,” “Nick” and little baby “Stripes.” We specialize in family and recre­ation­al kayaking. Relax and enjoy being on the water, while seeing dolphins and all the other fun wild­life that live here! Tours April 2021 Island Events 53


Island Tides APRIL 2021 Tides based on the Savannah River Entrance To calculate Skull Creek entrance, add 24 minutes THURS

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ACTIVITIES daily. See ad page 55. (843) 684-1910.

Sea Monkeys Watersports

www.seamonkeyshhi.com Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 A Jenkins Rd. Come join us for a nature tour like no other on the pristine waters of Skull Creek. We offer tours using jet skis, kayaks or paddleboards. Our guides are knowledgeable, and will take hiltonhead.com

you and your group through nearby waterways, where you will get a lesson of the Lowcountry history. The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is nearby, where you get to see the Island’s wildlife and natural habitat. Call for tour schedule. See ad page 47. (843) 842-4754.

LIBRARIES Heritage Library

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American Alligators Are Active in April

By Anthony R. Savarese, Reel Carolina

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ative to the Island, alligators are often seen here, but they can be elusive during the heat of summer and the cold of winter. Alligators will go into a semihibernation period during the coldest months of the year. They emerge from their dens in the spring, especially in April, when the days are warmer. They spread out on the banks of lagoons, soaking up the sun’s warmth. This month, alligators are busy starting their courtships in hopes of finding a mate. An iconic image of the Lowcountry, the American alligator is the main attraction on the H2O Alligator and Nature Tour. The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a wonderful place to observe these animals in their natural environment. Another great place to see these reptiles is on the golf greens. This month, the banks of the Island's many courses are lined with gators catching some rays. Alligators are ectothermic (cold blooded), so heat plays a major role in their bodily functions. Digestion and anabolic activity are all reliant on their ability to absorb and maintain body heat. If the animal has absorbed too much heat in the middle of summer, they will dive to the bottom of the lakes, burrow into the mud and slow their heart rate, so as to not burn up the oxygen in their system. Alligators can stay submerged for long periods of time, and some have been known to stay underwater for over an hour. An apex predator, the alligator’s diet consists of fish, birds and turtles. However, they are 56 Island Events April 2021

scavengers and will eat anything they can find, even something dead and decaying! Because alligators have high levels of stomach acid, they can eat food that other animals, such as humans, find fouled or contaminated. This extraordinary adaptation is a critical aspect of survival for these creatures. Like other reptiles, alligators do not have to eat as much as warm-blooded animals and, depending on their environment’s temperature, can go long periods without eating. However, they are also capable of taking down large animals of prey. Visitors or people unfamiliar with the alligator species should proceed with caution, because they can be very dangerous to humans. For the first year or so of an alligator’s life, momma gators will be especially protective of their babies. If you see a young alligator sunning itself this month, do not approach it. There is a good chance that its mother is close by. The American Alligator is a precious natural resource that at one time was considered rare and endangered. Due to conservation efforts and education of the humans who share the same ecosystem and environment, alligators have experienced a rise in numbers and are no longer considered threatened. H2O Sports in Harbour Town is a great place to spark curiosity and inspire learning through adventure in all ages. To make reservations for the Alligator and Wildlife Tour, call (843) 671-4386. For details on other water activities offered by H2O Sports, visit h2osports.com. hiltonhead.com


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wenty-five feet below the surface, a marauding school of bull reds swept the sandy bottom in search of prey. Honing in on the smell of fresh-cut mullet, a large bull inhaled the chunk and, upon feeling the bite of the 8/0 circle hook, put his broad shoulders and tail into high gear. Twenty-five feet above the bottom, on board the Phantom, the medium-heavy spinning rod bucked and then bent double as the reel drag started singing that song all anglers love to hear: line disappearing off the spool at a high rate of speed. One of the bright spots in our local fisheries is the impressive comeback of the red drum. Years of tight restrictions on bag limits and increased mariculture efforts by the state have resulted in one of our most prolific resurgences. Known by many names — including spottail bass, redfish (smaller ones) and bull reds (bigger ones) — the red drum offers some of the best sportfishing for Lowcountry anglers, regardless of whether they are land-bound or boaters. Bull reds make two strong runs a year: in

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April and in the fall, usually September and October. During these times, catching doubledigit numbers of 20- to 40-pounders is not uncommon. An occasional bull can be caught any time of the year — and the smaller ones are here all yearlong too — but it’s nothing compared to the spring and fall. On the Phantom, I like to use medum-heavy spinning rods with 40-pound braid. I fish a fairly tight drag; letting the battle wear on with lighter stuff increases the recovery time and the mortality of the released fish. Multiple hookups are fairly common, creating a Chinese fire drill on board, as anglers strive to keep the strong fish from tangling. Red drum make for great fishing! When it comes to reeling in big bull reds, the time is now. Capt. Miles Altman of Bayrunner Fishing Charters has more than 42 years experience fishing the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. The Finatic boat, which can accommodate up to 12 passengers, features a special three-hour shark/dolphin ecotour trip. Contact Miles at (843) 290-6955 to book an unforgettable inshore or offshore charter fishing trip, departing from Shelter Cove Marina. hiltonhead.com


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Christi Ln., Ste. 100. The Heritage Library is a nonprofit library offering research assistance on ancestry, in addition to classes and tours focused on Hilton Head Island’s development from prehistory to the modern era. The Heritage Library owns two historic sites, Fort Mitchel and the Historic Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum. See ad page 17. (843) 686-6560.

MARINAS Broad Creek Marina

www.broadcreekmarinahh.com Mid-Island off Marshland Rd., K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. From dawn to dusk, Broad Creek Marina wants you to enjoy the full nautical experience. Minutes away from over 35 golf courses, numerous restaurants for all tastes, historic sites from Savannah and Port Royal to Beaufort and Daufuskie Island, Broad Creek Marina is a perfect destination for your next boating adventure. Offering a terrific assortment of water sports and nature activities, including dolphin and nature boat cruises, hiltonhead.com

sailboat charters, parasailing, jet skiing, fishing charters and kayaking. (843) 681-3625.

Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort

www.experienceharbourtown.com Harbour Town, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort and marked by the distinctive red-and-white-striped Harbour Town Lighthouse, which has been welcoming boaters for more than 40 years, this full-service marina offers everything guests need for a cruise along the coast. Here you’ll find slip rentals and sales, marine supplies and apparel, professional yacht sales and brokerage dealers and friendly, experienced staff. See ad pages 20-21. (866) 561-8802.

Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina

www.hiltonheadharbor.com North end of Hilton Head, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 Jenkins Rd. Hilton Head Harbor is a luxury RV Resort & Marina that offers much more. Come check out our many watersport activities from parasailing, jet skis, shark fishing, nature tours, boat rentals, kayak rentals, mermaid tours, paddleboards and more. Our resort is pet friendly, so bring your RV April 2021 Island Events 59


Why April is THE Month for Golf on Hilton Head By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy

1. Spring on Hilton Head is a wonderful time to be out on the green. With blooming azaleas, cool breezes, mild temperatures and new growth everywhere you look, April is an ideal time to spend time outdoors and engage in golf.

2. To golf is to play. Golf is not an easy game, but it is a game of ease, and it’s a leisure sport as well as a recreational sport. If played correctly — with a physically relaxed form and low expectations — it can refresh and revitalize.

3. The Annual RBC Heritage Classic comes to town April 12-18! Watch South Carolina’s own Dustin Johnson, the #1 golfer in the world, play in this exciting annual event and golfing highlight on Hilton Head. Limited spectators will be allowed this year, and buying tickets contributes to the more than $40 million that has been distributed to those in need throughout the Lowcountry since 1987. Visit www.rbcheritage.com or call (843) 671-2448.

4. Learn from a former PGA Tour pro and the 2017 Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year. Every Monday, I give free lessons from 4-5 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Out on the pristine green of the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, I perform trick shots and share golfing tips in a hands-on, interactive workshop. Volunteer for a lesson and get the chance to win a 60 Island Events April 2021

Photo: Andrea Six from the 2014 RBC Heritage

prize! I also offer a special “Play with the pro and learn as you go” option. Seize the opportunity to play a championship golf course with a pro, sharpen your skills, save strokes, find out what you should be doing with your ears when you chip and learn why golf is truly a game of opposites! Enjoy this beautiful month out on the course, and be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen! North Carolina and South Carolina PGA Teacher of the Year, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?”, a free interactive clinic and demonstration every Monday from 4-5 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Volunteer for a free lesson and some will win prizes! Call (843) 338-9598 or (800) 827-3006 or go to www.palmettodunes.com for more information. hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES or camper and enjoy our 200 campground sites with two bathhouses for your convenience. See ad page 47. For more information and to make reservations, call (843) 681-3256 or visit our website.

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com Mid-Island across from the entrance of Palmetto Dunes Resort, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Set just off the Intracoastal Waterway, overlooking the wide reaches of Broad Creek, this picturesque marina is 15.5 acres with 178 boat slips for boats up to 145 feet in length. Every conceivable watersport may be enjoyed here, from deep-sea and inshore fishing charters to sport crabbing, sail and powerboat rentals, sightseeing and nature excursions. Wi-Fi internet access available. See ad page 35. (844) 245-5162.

MINIATURE GOLF Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

www.adventurecove.com Hwy. 278 and Folly Field Rd., Mile Marker 6, H-32 on map. GPS: 18 Folly Field Rd. Adventure Cove offers excitement for all ages with 36 challenging holes of adventure golf on two Caribbean-style courses. Come inside and test your skills at the Island’s largest arcade. Family fun “fore” everyone! See ad page 42. (843) 842-9990.

Legendary Golf

www.legendarygolfhhi.com Hwy. 278, mid-Island, next to Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 900 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Play the Island’s best miniature golf courses. Our sand traps and water hazards make “Legendary” the most real­istic, chal­­­­ leng­ing and exciting miniature golf on the Island. See ad page 49. (843) 686-3399.

Pirate’s Island Golf

www.piratesislandgolf.com Hwy. 278, near Mile Marker 8.5, next to Hilton Head Diner, G-26 on map. GPS: 8 Marina Side Dr. The #1 rated miniature golf course on Hilton Head Island by TripAdvisor. Pirate’s Island has two 18-hole courses, shaded by towering oak trees, replete with a sparkling waterfall, colorful Japanese Koi fish and the occasional local turtle. Our pirate-themed courses take you on adventurous trails past pirates on rafts, prisoners incarcerated in hiltonhead.com

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HILTON HEAD HISTORY

Hilton Head Island has a long and rich history of visitors. 1520s

Thousands of Years Ago Native Americans came to hunt and fish.

1663 Captain William Hilton sailed the British ship Adventure north from Barbados, scouting lands to grow sugar cane for the crown. Approaching the Island by way of Port Royal Sound, he encountered a sliver of land and called it “Hilton's Headland.”

1861-1865 The Civil War brought big changes to Hilton Head Island. At the onset of the conflict, the South erected Fort Walker to protect the port. When the fort fell, tens of thousands of Union troops, prisoners, missionaries, shopkeepers and enslaved men and women seeking asylum flooded the Island. Suddenly humming with activity, Hilton Head became instrumental in the North's blockade of nearby Southern ports. In 1863, the town of Mitchelville became the first self-governed town for freed men and women.

Late 1950s

Developer and environmentalist Charles E. Fraser began work on the Island’s first resort, which he called Sea Pines. Fraser is sometimes called the father of the modern resort, and his vision for the Island was progressive, even by modern standards. His determination that no building be “higher than the tallest tree,” as well as his rejection of flashy neon signs, became central to the Island's distinctive character. 62 Island Events April 2021

Conquistadors explored the area.

17th, 18th & 19th Centuries For many years, few permanent residents made their home on Hilton Head Island. Though the humid, subtropical climate was ideal for growing agricultural crops like cotton and rice, fear of disease and isolation kept antebellum plantation owners on the mainland. Africans worked the plantations, and their unique blend of African and European traditions gave birth to the Gullah culture, which survives even today.

Post Civil War - 1956 After the Civil War, the Island's population dropped to around 3,000, and by 1940, it had fallen to just over 1,000. Electricity finally came to the Island in 1950 and, six years later, Hilton Head’s very first bridge to the mainland made the area significantly more accessible.

Today Fraser's legacy lives on in Hilton Head Island’s balance of commerce with green spaces, golf courses with wild places and thoroughfares with biking trails. Recently voted the Best Island in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure readers for the third time, this family-friendly sea island seamlessly combines luxury, adventure and charm -- all in one unforgettable destination. hiltonhead.com


Island. See ad page 36. (843) 686-3399.

Pirate’s Island Golf

www.piratesislandgolf.com Hwy. 278, near Mile Marker 8.5, next to Hilton Head Diner, G-26 on map. GPS: 8 Marina Side Dr. The #1 rated miniature golf course on Hilton Head Island by TripAdvisor. Pirate’s Island two caves 18-hole courses, cells in has hidden and over a shaded beautifulby toweringBring oak trees, repleteand with a sparkling waterfall. your family friends. Open waterfall, Japanese and every day,colorful 9 a.m.-11 p.m. SeeKoi ad fish page 61.the occasional local turtle. Our pirate-themed (843) 686-4001. courses take you on adventurous trails past pirates on rafts, & prisoners incarcerated SIGHTSEEING HISTORY TOURS in cells in hidden caves and over a beautiful waterfall. Hilton Headfamily Distillery Bring your and friends. Open every day, www.hiltonheaddistillery.com 9 a.m.-11 p.m. See ad page 51. (843) 686-4001. Cardinal Rd., L-34 on map. GPS: 14 Cardinal Rd. Here at Hilton Head Distillery,TOURS our approach SIGHTSEEING & HISTORY is simple: A great drinking experience should be shared with great people. With a new and Hilton Head Distillery improved tour, tasting options for all ages (21 www.hiltonheaddistillery.com and over to consume exceptionally Cardinal Rd., L-34 onalcohol), map. GPS: 14 drinkable andata Hilton relaxed, family-friendly Cardinal spirits Rd. Here Head Distillery, environment, weisembrace the idea drinking that enjoyour approach simple: A great ing craft spirits is a unique voyage best shared. experience should be shared with great peoSo grab your crewmates and jointour, us for a drink ple. With a new and improved tasting or two. See options forad allpage ages 11. (21For andmore overinformation, to consume call (843) 686-4443 or visit our website. alcohol), exceptionally drinkable spirits and a relaxed, family-friendly environment, we THEATER embrace the idea that enjoying craft spirits is a unique voyage best shared. So grab your Arts Center of Coastal crewmates and join usCarolina for a drink or two. See www.artshhi.com ad page 11. For more information, call (843) Hwy. 278 at or Shelter Cove Harbour, G-24 on 686-4443 visit our website. map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Ln. This remarkhiltonhead.com able showcase for professional performing and visual arts also has cultural festivals and educational outreach. With exciting musicals, dramas and comedies, we’re a treat, and the best entertainment this side of New York. See ad page 75. (843) 842-2787.

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WHAT TO KNOW

On Hilton Head Island

Alcohol:

Drinking/possession of alcohol on Hilton Head's public beaches is illegal and could result in a fine of up to $500. Liquor stores are not open on Sundays in South Carolina, though you can buy wine and beer in some gas stations and supermarkets.

Roundabouts:

You might as well learn to love South Carolina’s roundabouts. They're everywhere! There are just a few rules to follow in the two-lane roundabout: • The drivers already in the roundabout have the right of way. • Always yield to them before entering the roundabout. • A roundabout is like any other flowing traffic— don't stop in the middle. • As annoying as it can be to get behind a big slow vehicle, it's even worse to be stuck beside it in a roundabout. Just wait. • Like with intersections, don't change lanes while in the roundabout.

Beaches:

There are a few rules we all need to keep in mind to ensure a safe experience for everyone who comes to Hilton Head. It is therefore very important to remember that there is: • No sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. • No driving on the beach • No horses on the beach • No fires on the beach • No fireworks on the beach (you need a permit to set off fireworks anywhere on Hilton Head, and an offense will result in a misdemeanor and a $500 fine) • No pets on the beach between 10 a.m.5 p.m. the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day


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fishing charters that are led by the most experienced fishing captains on Hilton Head Island. Just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, charters range from 3-hour inshore excursions to overnight trips to the Gulf Stream, 70 miles offshore. All items are provided, and catch will be cleaned at the docks. Reservations required. 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 363-8335 or www.seapines.com/fishing.

Ongoing

You will find something fascinating for the whole family at The Coastal Discovery Museum. Let us inspire you with our exhibits, childrens’ activities and adult classes, where you will learn about our environment, the region’s history, culture and art. Come see what makes the 68-acre Historic Honey Horn special. Most importantly, we hope you leave knowing you can make a difference by caring for our environment and heritage. Historic Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Ongoing

Children and adults can order a variety of craft activities pre-assembled and ready to hiltonhead.com

enjoy at your home or villa. Crafts can be picked up at the Sea Pines Fitness Center. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 71 Lighthouse Rd., Ste. 122. For more information, call the Sea Pines Fitness and Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or visit www.seapines.com/events.

Ongoing

Experience the Island as you never have before with Hilton Head History Tours. See the Island through the eyes of early explorers and Native Americans; walk the grounds of a “plantation-era” home; hear fascinating accounts of local pirate lore; visit the oldest standing building on the Island, located in a Revolutionary War-era cemetery; discover Mitchelville, the first self-governed town of former slaves in the U. S. and hear forgotten stories of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. For more information on available tours, call (843) 949-0144 or visit www.hiltonheadhistorytours.com.

Monday-Saturday

Visit the Hilton Head Distillery to taste their world-class spirits. They use fresh molasses, sourced from Savannah, Georgia, as the foundational ingredient for all the spirits, ensuring that every batch is measured, cut and blended with a careful artisanal hand. The tasting room is family-friendly, having a April 2021 Island Events 65


Community Parks

Barker Field

Located next to Mitchelville Beach, this recreational park is complete with open multipurpose fields, as well as three baseball fields. There is a small playground and a walking path with beach access. 708 Baygall Rd.

Bristol Sports Arena

For those looking for something other than golf and tennis, head on over to the Bristol Sports Arena next to Crossings Park. This sports complex offers a multipurpose rink and skate park. 4 Helmsman Way.

Chaplin Community Park

This park offers beach access, basketball, tennis courts, a playground and even a dog park! This large park is all connected by pathways, so it’s easy to get from one place to another, whether that be on foot or bike. 11 Castnet Dr.

Compass Rose Park

Compass Rose is a serene space for those vacationing on the south end of the Island. Its reflecting pool creates a calming oasis on Pope Ave. 4 St. Augustine Pl.

Crossings Park

Be sure to check out Hilton Head’s recreational park — Crossings Park. It’s one of the biggest parks, with plenty of land and trails to explore, baseball and soccer fields and a playground. 6 Haig Point Ct.

Rowing and Sailing Center

Enjoy the water sports of rowing and sailing on the waterways around Hilton Head Island. This facility offers a fixed pier, floating dock, grill, picnic pavilion and restrooms. 133 Squire Pope Rd.

Mitchelville Freedom Park

Home to the first self-governed settlement for freed slaves in the United States after the Civil War, this park has great views in a quiet setting. It offers historic exhibits, interpretive 66 Island Events April 2021

signage, trails, beach access, picnic pavilion, observation gazebo and restrooms. 10 Fish Haul Creek Rd.

Greens Shell Park

Greens Shell Park is the site of a historic graveyard. It may be one of the smaller parks, but it still has two sets of playground equipment, a basketball court, an observation deck, picnic pavilion and restrooms. 99 Squire Pope Rd.

Hilton Head Park

If you’re looking for a park that’s away from the crowds, then Hilton Head Park just might be for you. This solitary stretch of land has two tennis courts and a basketball court, as well as a large grassy field for other games or maybe even a nice picnic. 152 William Hilton Pkwy.

Jarvis Creek Park

There’s a lot to do at Jarvis Creek Park, especially if you’re in the mood to move! This 53-acre park boasts all kinds of amenities and promotes activity for everyone – from toddlers to grandparents. This secluded waterfront site offers catch-and-release fishing, walking and fitness trails, a picnic pavilion and playground. 100 Jarvis Park Rd.

shelter Cove Community Park

Right behind the Shelter Cove Towne Centre is a beautiful outdoor retreat, complete with a performance pavilion, peaceful picnic spots and a water promenade with breathtaking views of Broad Creek. It is also a city gathering spot with frequent shows and festivals, plus a green space for sports and fitness. It is home to the Veterans Memorial Park. 39 Shelter Cove Ln.

Old House Creek Dock

Crabbing and fishing are popular activities at this pier. Please be sure to have the proper South Carolina fishing license with you. There are no restrooms available. Parking is limited to 5-6 vehicles. 50 Sterling Point Dr. hiltonhead.com


CALENDAR seating area for children complete with games, books and other activities. $15 per person, which includes a souvenir shot glass. Call to confirm dates and times. 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 or www.hiltonheaddistillery.com.

Mondays

“Where Does the Power Come From?” complimentary golf clinic and exhibition, led by former PGA Tour Pro Doug Weaver on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes, 4 p.m. (843) 785-1138 or www.palmettodunes.com.

Tuesdays

The Island’s history comes to life at the Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum Costumed Cemetery Tour, with a trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the Island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories of the Colonial era on the Island and more as you tour one of the Island’s most intriguing sites. Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social hiltonhead.com

distancing. $15, adult and $10 per child. Reservations required. 574 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For reservations or more information, visit www.heritagelib.org/tours.

Tuesdays

The Coastal Discovery Museum hosts a Farmers’ Market from 9-10 a.m. Take home fresh produce, chicken, free-range rabbit, pork sausage, seafood, salsa, cookies, bread and much more. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery. org/event-calendar.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

“Funny Not Filthy” magic and comedy at the Comedy Magic Cabaret in South Island Square, featuring headliner Kerry Pollock at 8 p.m. Teens are welcome, if accompanied by an adult. Call to confirm show dates. 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-7757 or www. comedymagiccabaret.com.

Thursdays

Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while fishing from shore through April 29. Supplies provided. Catch and release. Reservations required. $19 per adult and $13 per child (ages 12 and younger must book with an adult). 10-11 a.m. For more information, April 2021 Island Events 67


CALENDAR visit www.seapines.com/events.

Thursdays (Beginning April 8)

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to historic Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including Mitchelville. Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing. $15, adult and $10 per child. Reservations required. Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Dr. For reservations or more information, visit www.heritagelib.org/tours.

April 1-3

The Sea Pines Resort offers “Private Easter Wagon Rides” at the Heritage Farm. Hop aboard the beautiful red wagon for a spring exploration of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while playing a game of “Easter I Spy.” $95 for a group of up to 20 people. 1-4 p.m. For additional information, visit www.seapines. com/activities.

April 2-4

Hop over to Tanger Outlets for their Easter Style and Savings Sale Weekend, with select stores open Easter Sunday. Brighten your spring wardrobe during this holiday week68 Island Events April 2021

end sale. Your favorite brand names with unbeatable prices are available. Visit Tanger Deals now to get instant access to coupons, or download the Tanger app to save your favorite brand’s offers to your wallet. 1414 and 1256 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.

April 3

The Island Rec Center, with the help of the Easter Bunny, hosts “Drive-thru Easter Eggstravaganza“ at the Shelter Cove Community Park. Stay in your cars and receive a goodie bag full of eggs provided by Pockets Full of Sunshine, a local nonprofit employing adults with disabilities. 10:30 a.m. 39 Shelter Cove Ln. For more information, visit www.events.islandreccenter.org.

April 3

Tanger Outlets will host Easter Bunny photos by Memory Lane Portraits from 12-4 p.m. Hop into spring with fresh portraits of the kids and the entire family. A range of photo package options are available for purchase, including digital photos and on-the-spot prints. Tanger 1 at the gazebo in front of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. 1256 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.

April 3

Order a personalized Easter pail for your child and pick it up at the legendary Liberty Oak Stage in Harbour Town. The Easter Bunny will be there celebrating and taking photos! All pail reservations will be made for a specific time slot. Reservations are required. $35. 9:30-11:30 a.m. 147 Lighthouse Rd. For reservations or more information, visit www. hiltonhead.com


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April 8-11

RED by John Logan is on stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Enthralling and provocative, this production is an electrifying portrait of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists woven into an unforgettable story. This is a searing portrayal of the dichotomy of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability. Best for ages 15 and up. Parental discretion is advised. Afternoon performances, 2 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. For more information and tickets, call (843) 842-2787 or visit www.artshhi.com.

April 12-18

The 53rd annual RBC Heritage presented by Boeing takes place with limited spectators on-site, and with strict health and safety protocols in place. Harbour Town Golf Links, 11 Lighthouse Rd. For detailed schedule, information and tickets, visit www.rbcheritage.com.

April 24-25

The Annual Art Market, a juried fine art and craft festival, takes place at historic Honey Horn. Dozens of accomplished artists from hiltonhead.com

around the country will be on-site for this outdoor fine art and craft sale. Stroll through artists’ booths to find that perfect piece of art to take home. Fine art and craft in all shapes, sizes, price ranges and mediums will be available for purchase. Rain or shine, the market is open to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m.5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per person. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Also featured at this year’s event is the popular Herb Society of Hilton Head sale. Herb plants, French market soup mix, curry, jellies, dill horseradish mix and many new products will be featured. The sale will be on Saturday only from 10 a.m. ‘til sold out! Timed ticketing will be offered this year with a limited number of patrons allowed at one time. Face coverings are required for all vendors and patrons. Booths will be arranged to allow for safe social distancing. For tickets and more information, visit www.coastaldiscovery.org/ explore/events/art-market. Sometimes events change without prior notice. Please call the listed phone numbers or visit their websites for confirmation of dates/times. To include your event in the calendar, call (843) 757-9889, fax (843) 757-9189 or e-mail calendar@hiltonhead.com. April 2021 Island Events 69


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that the 53rd annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will take place April 12-18, with limited spectators on-site, and strict health and safety protocols in place. Working with officials from the Town of Hilton Head, the State of South Carolina and the PGA TOUR, the Heritage Classic Foundation has developed a tournament plan that includes a limited number of sponsors and fans in open air and socially distanced settings. Health and safety remain the number one priority, and the tournament has implemented a number of new protocols to keep everyone safe during the reimagined event. The fan guide to safety policies for the 2021 event are listed at RBCHeritage.com/COVID19. New COVID-19 safety protocols mean some elements of the tournament have changed. The skyboxes and private hospitality venues that usually surround the golf course will

be replaced with open-air villages and concession areas. Additional health and safety protocols include the mandatory use of facial coverings, social distancing and other health and safety measures. All permanent and temporary structures will have complete daily sanitization. Safety measures regarding food preparation and distribution will also be in place. With fewer tickets available for distribution, the Heritage Classic Foundation will work first with the tournament’s official partners, then open sales to past ticket buyers. For updates on tickets available to the general public, please continue to visit www.rbcheritage.com or Facebook (RBC Heritage) and Twitter (@RBC_Heritage). Given the limited number of spectators that will be able to attend the event, the Heritage Classic Foundation has updated tournament ticket types and pricing. All tickets and passes will be valid for one day only.


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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS MONDAY, APRIL 12 • Monday Pro-Am Presented by Boeing • Course is closed to public TUESDAY, APRIL 13 • Course is closed to public WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 • RBC Heritage Pro-Am – 7 a.m. –6 p.m. • Starting on the 1st and 10th tees THURSDAY, APRIL 15 FIRST ROUND • Starting on the 1st and 10th tees • Morning starting times – 7:20–9 a.m. • Afternoon starting times – 11:50 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 SECOND ROUND • Starting on the 1st and 10th tees • Morning starting times – 7:20–9 a.m. • Afternoon starting times – 11:50 a.m.–1:30 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 17 PLAID NATION DAY – WEAR YOUR PLAID WITH PRIDE! THIRD ROUND • Starting times – 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 18 FINAL ROUND • Starting times – 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • Trophy presentation – 18th green – Immediately following the close of play


A Day on the Water

Photography courtesy of Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography, INC.

Life on Hilton Head Island revolves around the water, and few places offer so many opportunities to enjoy this liquid asset. From Broad Creek to the Calibogue Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, freshwater lagoons to brackish backwaters, you’re just moments away from a great day on the water.

Launch & Land

A perfect day on the water begins and ends at any of the Island’s many marinas, which feature an array of watersports, boat rentals, tackle shops, fishing charters and ecotours, as well as signature restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Explore the famous candy-striped Lighthouse in Harbour Town, the Mediterranean charm of Shelter Cove Harbour, the New England-style fishing village of South Beach Marina, the Key West atmosphere of Palmetto Bay Marina 72 Island Events April 2021

and the hidden charms of Broad Creek Marina, Skull Creek Marina and Hilton Head Harbor.

Bike the Beach

Hilton Head Island’s 12 miles of hardpacked, white-sand beaches provide the perfect playground for any age, at any time of year. Rent a beach cruiser to explore the strand at your own pace. Locals know that low tide is the perfect time to ride along the beach, when the sand is flat and hard-packed.

Dolphin Days

Have you ever seen Atlantic bottlenose dolphin in the wild? Don’t miss the chance to take a local dolphin tour, where you’ll see dolphin in their natural habitat and learn about their amazing behavior. A dolphin tour offers a family-friendly way to spend the day out on the water and see these incredible mammals in action.

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of deep sea, inshore or shark fishing with experienced boat captains who know the secret spots. Or drop a line into the nearest lagoon, cast a shrimp net or try surf fishing on the beach to see what you can catch (and release!) this season.

Sail Away

Let the wind fill your sails as you salute the sunset on a happy hour cruise, hail a water taxi to neighboring Daufuskie Island, spend a few hours or all day sightseeing, sign up for sailing lessons or rent a boat to play your way.

Photography courtesy of Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography, INC.

Go Wild

A natural setting for adventure, discover the wild side of the Island and the amazing array of animals that call it home. Enjoy a shark-fishing excursion, alligator adventure or bird-watching tour to view the Island’s wild inhabitants.

Paddle Time

Experience the Island’s wildlife up close on a guided kayak or canoe trip through calm tidal creeks and Lowcountry marshlands. Choose from customized family adventures, corporate retreats, team building exercises or camps for kids, tweens and teens. Just don’t forget your camera to capture picture-perfect moments.

Fly High

Get an unforgettable bird’s-eye view of the Lowcountry on a helicopter ride, or spend a few thrilling hours on an aerial adventure. Enjoy a two-hour zipline canopy tour along glistening Broad Creek or an aerial adventure with a high ropes challenge course. Whichever you choose, you’ll get an amazing view of the Island and all its beauty.

Photography courtesy of Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography, INC.

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Directory of Advertisers ACCOMMODATIONS Beach Properties of Hilton Head Pg. 19 Bluffton.com Pg. 50 Destination Vacation Pg. 5 HiltonHead.com Pg. 3 Savannah.com Pg. 79 Seashore Vacations Pg. 18

ACTIVITIES Adventure Cove Family Fun Center Pg. 42 Bayrunner Fishing Charters Pg. 58 Bluewater Adventure Pg. 37 Bluewater Adventure Party Cycle-Boat Pg. 37 Captain Hook Party Fishing Boat Pg. 43 Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises Pg. 44 Comedy Magic Cabaret Pg. 9 Crabber J II Pg. 65 Daufuskie Difference Pg. 59 Dolphin & Nature Tours Pg. 68 Dolphin Discoveries Pg. 55 The First Tee of the Lowcountry Pg. 69 74 Island Events April 2021

Gale Warning Private Fishing Charters Pg. 43 H20 Sports Pg. 53 Hilton Head Bicycle Company Pg. 46 Hilton Head Outfitters Pg. 57 Hilton Head Speedboat Tours Pg. 39 Hilton Head Yacht Charter Pg. 45 Island Cruisers Bike Rentals Pg. 29 Island Head Watersports Pgs. 51 & 67 Island Skiff Adventure Tours Pg. 39 Island Water Sports Pg. 52 Kayak Hilton Head Pg. 55 Lawton Stables Pg. 38 Legendary Golf Pg. 49 LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals Pg. 36 Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals Pg. 49 Moneric Fishing Charters Pg. 65 Pedals Pg. 63 Pirate’s Island Pg. 61 Sea Monkeys Watersports Pg. 47 Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Pgs. 25 & 35 Sky Pirate Watersports Pg. 61

Sundance Bike Rentals Pg. 38

ARTS & SERVICES Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Pg. 75 Heritage Library Pg. 17

DINING Comedy Magic Cabaret Pg. 9 Hilton Head Distillery Pg. 11

SHOPPING Bubba’s Cabin Lowcountry Outfitters Pg. 29 Camp Hilton Head Pg. 24 Chocolate Canopy Pg. 26 Fresh Produce Pg. 7 Harbour Town Merchants Pgs. 20-21 Hilton Head Shirt Company Pg. 2 Island Fudge Shoppe Pg. 29 Island Quilters Pg. 29 Kilwins Pg. 31 Main Street Village Pg. 27 Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Pgs. 25 & 35 Tanger Outlets Pg. 2 hiltonhead.com


“SMART, ELOQUENT ENTERTAINMENT.” – THE NEW YORKER

TONY-AWARD WINNING PLAY OF MARK ROTHKO’S ART & HIS SHADES OF GENIUS!

april 8 – 11

RED, features the portrait of master artist Mark Rothko at the height of his career. Viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant, Ken, we witness Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, commissioned as a series intended to feature in New York’s stylish new Four Seasons Restaurant. As Ken and Rothko paint, they challenge each other to ask big questions about art: what it takes to create it and what its role should be in the world. Set in the 1950s, and based on a series of real events, RED is the electrifying story of the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations.

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Palmera Inn and Suites

Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort

The SeaCrest

The Beach House The Breakers

Best Western Players Club Holiday Inn Express

Grand Hilton Head Inn

Ocean Oak Resort by Hilton

Best Western Ocean Breeze Inn

Marriott’s Grand Ocean Resort

Marriott’s Monarch

Swallowtail

Spicebush

South Beach Marina Inn

The Inn At Harbour Town

Marriott’s Harbour Club

Marriott’s Heritage Club

Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort & Marina

Marriott’s Welcome Center


The Westin Resort & Spa

Marriott’s Barony Beach Club

Hampton Inn

Island Club

Fiddler’s Cove

Island Links

Sea Cloisters

Hilton Head Beach & Tennis

Marriott’s SurfWatch

Hilton Head Resort

Simple Rewards Inn

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Marriott’s Harbour Point & Sunset Pointe

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Omni Hotel & Resort

Days Inn

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Red Roof Inn

Sonesta Resort

Palmera Inn and Suites

Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort

Bluewater Resort & Marina

The Spa On Port Royal Sound

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miss ____ on pralines every Friday. 42. Courtesy title. 43. Moneric EZ Cat Fishing Charters – From a few hours to ____ day. 45. Island Quilters at 33 Office Park Rd., ____ B. 47. Daufuskie Difference – Daufuskie is a ____ where the outside world drifts away. 49. Island Skiff Adventure Tours – Come ____ the captain of your own boat. 50. Bubba’s Cabin Lowcountry Outfitters – Buy ____ rent top brand fishing gear. 52. Kayak Hilton Head – ____ specialize in family and recreational kayaking. 53. Seashore Vacations – We specialize in ____-oriented properties. 57. Tanger Outlets with over 90 brand-____ stores. 59. Captain Hook – Offshore wreck fishing starting at 9 __ __. 60. Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton Head – Kids and teenagers will have fun with ____. 62. Hilton Head Distillery with a ____ and improved tour. 63. LPGA’s ____ Ri Pak. 64. Hilton Head Electric Bicycle Company – ____ for your free ride. 65. Dolphin Discoveries – We ____ guarantee that we will see dolphins.

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1. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina – Life on HHI is so much more than a day ____ the beach. 2. Hilton Head Shirt Co. ____ a large selection of screenprinted T-shirts. 3. Branches of the Japanese Imperial Family. 4. Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises with 35 ____ of experience. 5. Pedals for mountain, ____ and hybrid bike rentals. 6. Kilwin’s – Buy two slices of fudge, get ____ free. 7. Pirate’s Island Golf – The courses take you on trails ____ pirates on rafts. 8. The ____ Tee of the Lowcountry Campus. 9. Ohio Northern University: Abbr. 10. Routing Transit Number: Abbr. 11. Sundance Bike Rental – Visit our shop ____ rent beach cruisers. 19. Digraph. 21. Hilton Head Outfitters Fishing Charters – All you need to do ____ show up and have fun. 22. Lawton Stables – ____ is a “must visit” while on the Island. 23. Chocolate Canopy – Do ____ forget we ship nationwide. 27. Hilton Head Speedboat Tours – ____ experience needed. 29. Bayrunner Fishing Charters – Shark/dolphin ____tour trip. 30. It’s ____ for the Daufuskie Difference. 31. #8 Across was built during the Civil ____. 32. Legendary Golf – Find us ____ Facebook. 34. Comedy Magic Cabaret – Teens are ____, if accompanied by a parent. 35. Golfer Kevin ____. 37. Symbol for element gold. 38. National Transportation Safety Board: Abbr. 43. Pub beverage. 44. Note on the scale. 46. Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals – Spring special of ____% off. 47. Personal watercraft: Abbr. 48. Prefix indicating from. 50. Town in Australia. 51. Rewind: Abbr. 54. And so forth. 55. Exclamation. 56. Nothing. 58. LowSea Bike, Beach ____ Baby Rentals. 59. Bluewater Adventure Party Cycle Boat – Join the fun ____ you party and pedal. 61. Sierra Leone: Abbr. Puzzle Answers on Page 63.

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The Original Visitor's Guide to Hilton Head Island & the Lowcountry