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f it’s summer fun you’ve been dreaming of, you’ve landed in just the right place. Warm waters, lush breezes and plenty of sunshine make June the ideal time to hit the ocean and test your sea legs. Activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, whale and dolphin watching, fishing, jet skiing and sunset cruises abound, and Hilton Head has an excursion tailor-made for everyone.
Weaver reveals why golf is his all-time favorite sport. While you’re here, be sure to take a look at our Dining, Shopping, Lodging and Activities listings, which will help guide you to the very best of our little barrier Island. Keep tabs on the latest with our Calendar of Events and don’t miss a thing!
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In this issue of Island Events, Captain Miles Altman of Bay Runner Fishing Charters breaks down fishing for king mackerel, and Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy’s Doug
Now that you’re here, kick off your shoes, dial down your worries and slip into Island mode. There’s nothing quite like a little time on Hilton Head — enjoy every moment!
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CONTENTS JUNE 2021 / 47TH YEAR / #4
FEATURES 10 13 13 18 22 32 40 48 52 54 58
Island Flavors Purple Haze
Courtesy of Hilton Head Distillery
Highlights – June Island Style
Recreational Pathways Guide Horoscope – June
Island Tides – June
The Incredible Skyrocket in Pursuit of the King Mackerel 5 Reasons Why Golf Is My All-time Favorite Game
By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
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Hilton Head History Community Parks
Facts About South Carolina A Day on the Water Events Puzzle
By Jo Emery
Public Boat Landings
By Capt. Miles Altman, Bay Runner Fishing Charters
Activities and Events
Dining & Lounges Arts & Services Shopping Activities
Directory of Advertisers
About Our Cover Feel the open air, turn some heads, and make your trip electric with a Moke electric car from Carolina Rides. Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography, Inc.
Map of Hilton Head Island
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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 comedy-magicians 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 Lighthouse Rd. From beautiful views of the Calibogue Sound, unique shops and top-rated dining to world-class golf, family-friendly hiltonhead.com
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 our website.
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 June 2021 Island Events 9
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
HILTON HEAD DISTILLERY 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 hiltonheaddistillery.com
DINING 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.
Main Street Village Restaurants
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 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 dine, shop and stroll. See ad page 27. (877) 726-2772.
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com Mid-Island, across from the entrance to hiltonhead.com
Palmetto Dunes, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Shelter Cove Harbour & 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 15, 25, 34 & 35. (844) 245-5162.
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. June 2021 Island Events 11
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ISLAND FUDGE SHOPPE
1 N. Forest Beach Dr., Unit E-2 (843) 842-4280 islandfudge.com
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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DIRECTIONS: Muddle blackberries in shaker. Fill with ice and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake vigorously and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with mint.
par-3 golf course, driving range, two USGA greens, short-game practice area, nine-hole disc golf course and stocked fishing pond. Admission includes unlimited use of the facility. 151 Gumtree Rd. (843) 686-2680 or www.firstteelowcountry.org.
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Trail rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. 190 Greenwood Dr. Reservations required. (843) 671-2586 or www.lawtonstables.com.
Learn how to play pickleball, the fastestgrowing sport in the country, with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Courts and equipment are available to rent. 4 Queens Folly Rd. Reservations recommended. (866) 242-3169 or www. palmettodunes.com. The First Tee of the Lowcountry is open to the public daily. Amenities include a six-hole hiltonhead.com
Complimentary Tanger Shopper Shuttle between the two shopping centers, 12-5 p.m. daily. Shuttles depart Tanger 1 behind Shopper Services and across from Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th every 30 minutes on the hour and Tanger 2 behind Shopper Services and at the Salty Dog Restaurant at 15 and 45 after the hour. 1414 and 1256 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead. The Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers private fishing charters that are led by the most expeJune 2021 Island Events 13
CALENDAR rienced 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.
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.
The 32nd year of HarbourFest takes place this summer! The festival events begin on Memorial Day weekend and span the whole summer through Labor Day at Shelter Cove 14 Island Events June 2021
Harbour and Marina. Events include fireworks, spinning hats, carnival games, face painting, music and more with the popular entertainment of Shannon Tanner. 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Please visit the website for the up-to-date schedule, as these events are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. www.sheltercovehiltonhead. com/harbourfest.
Enjoy a private Forest Preserve wagon journey in the Sea Pines Resort. Sit back and relax with your family and friends as you experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations are required. For reservations and more information, call (843) 842-1979.
Children and adults can order a variety of craft activities pre-assembled and ready to 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/summerprograms.
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SHELTER COVE HARBOUR & MARINA ShANNON TANNER
June 16 to September 1: Monday - Friday, 6:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Shop. Dine.Play. 2021 Fireworks* Show starts at dusk Tuesdays: June 22 & 29
SPECIAL SHOW on Sunday, July 4! Tuesdays: July 13, 20 & 27 (No show Tuesday, July 6) Tuesdays: August 3, 10 & 17 For show updates, visit the Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina Facebook page
Featuring “Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers” for a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; and August 5, 12 & 19 Two shows on Labor Day Weekend: September 4 & September 5
Kids Activities Train rides & more!
(fireworks nights only)
Nightly Entertainment Everyday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. at select Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina restaurants
LOCATED MID-ISLAND, MILE MARKER 8, ACROSS THE ENTRANCE TO PALMETTO DUNES. *All events subject to change without notice. Weather permitting.
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 49. (843) 785-4321.
LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals
www.hiltonheadbikerental.com The Sea Pines Resort. Offering beach umbrel16 Island Events June 2021
las, chairs, towels, coolers, wagons, tubs and carts, along with toys and games. Baby gear 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.
SPECIAL EVENTS Juneteenth Celebration – Hilton Head
Mitchelville Freedom Park. N-34 on map. GPS: 226 Beach City Rd. The Juneteenth Celebration will be held on June 19 at the Mitchelville Freedom Park. Michelville will also be holding a three-day celebration June 17-20. Come enjoy live music, great food, reenact-
SUMMER TOURS ZION CEMETERY & BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR
HISTORIC FT. MITCHEL TOUR
Costumes supported by Bargain Box
TUESDAYS AT 10:30AM
THURSDAYS AT 10:30AM
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
$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
Registration required. Book online at heritagelib.org/Tours
ARTS & SERVICES ments and more! Call for more information and admission prices. See ad page 16. (843) 255-7301.
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.
VACATION RENTALS 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 hiltonhead.com
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.
www.hiltonhead.com The perfect vacation is just a click away at hiltonhead.com. Find accommodations, dining, activities, golf and real estate information, a detailed calendar of events, beach information and more. This popular website is a guide to Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry, and features area maps, deals/discounts and our “priceless” local publications. See ad page 3. (843) 757-9889.
www.savannah.com The perfect vacation is just a click away at savannah.com. Find accommodations, dining, nightlife, activities and real estate information, a detailed calendar of events, tide tables and more. This popular website features area maps, deals/discounts and our “priceless” local publications. (912) 238-1453. June 2021 Island Events 17
Join in on all the fun this June on Hilton Head Island! There's music, food, the arts and kid-friendly activities to celebrate the start of summer.
Gregg Russell in concert
Beloved Sea Pines Resort entertainer Gregg Russell will be back this summer in Harbour Town starting on Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend. His concert schedule will also include performances from 8-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 2 to August 20, with special shows planned for July 4 and Labor Day weekend. The Sea Pines Resort will spread out seating and recommends attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing. Feel free to bring your own folding chairs and sit on the lawn area adjacent to the bench seating. www.seapines.com/events.
The Hilton Head International Piano Competition
The Hilton Head International Piano Competition returns June 4-12. Our Island hosts one of the leading international piano competitions in the United States. The competition categories include an adult division for pianists 18-30 years of age, a young artist competition for pianists 13–17 years of age and a festival that showcases past prize winners and other famous piano artists, performing music ranging from classical to jazz genres. The events 18 Island Events June 2021
draw applicants, artists and audiences from countries the world over. This year’s event, “Bravo Piano – Celebrating the Music of the Americas,” takes place at various venues on the Island. For venues, event details and ticket purchases, visit www.hhipc.org.
A showcase of all things local, original and handmade takes place at Tanger Outlet 1 in Bluffton on June 5. Enjoy local artists, artisans and makers, together with live music and food trucks. There will be ample parking and restrooms at this open-air event. 12-5 p.m. www.lcmade.com/springfest/.
The Island Recreation Association is proud to bring you a fun-filled festive atmosphere at “Summer Jams.” On June 15, 22 and 29, kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. The highlight of the evening is the fireworks, starting around 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks. 6-10:30 p.m. Shelter Cove Community Park. Please visit the website for the up-todate schedule, as these events are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. www.events.islandreccenter.org. hiltonhead.com
Party in the Park
Enjoy the beautiful new Lowcountry Celebration Park on June 17 and 24 with “Party in the Park.” It's a family happy hour with live music provided by Cameron Tate, bounce houses and beverages. Bounce houses provided by Extreme Firehouse and beverages provided by Southern Eagle and Coca-Cola are sold separately. 5:30-8 p.m. www.events. islandreccenter.org.
The Juneteenth Celebration will take place June 19 at the Mitchelville Freedom Park, Hilton Head. This is an event for the whole family including music, games, re-enactments, food and much more! (843) 255-7301.
Shelter Cove's HarbourFest
The Tuesday night fireworks return this summer on June 22 and 29. HarbourFest is a family-friendly festival on the waterfront featuring live music by Shannon Tanner, face painting, carnival games, treats from vendors and fireworks to end the night in the most spectacular way! All of these fun activities are set amid hiltonhead.com
great restaurants and shops. 6-10 p.m., weather permitting. Shannon Tanner & The Oyster Reefers perform on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., and the Tuesday night fireworks begin at dusk. Please visit the website for the up-to-date schedule, as these events are subject to change due to COVID-19 pandemic. www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com/harbourfest.
From June 23-August 22, Mamma Mia is on stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Nominated for five Tony Awards, this musical story of a mother, daughter, three possible dads and an unforgettable trip down the aisle unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship – and everyone’s having the time of their lives. Evening performances, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m. (843) 842-2787 or www.artshhi.com. 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. June 2021 Island Events 19
SHOPPING & ACTIVITIES
WATERSPORTS, FISHING & BOATING
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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JUNE 2021: In June we honor dads and grads, while celebrating the official start of summer. While you're on the Island this month, take time to hit the shops to find that perfect gift for everyone — including yourself.
Beachy Main Street Village 1500 Main St. (877) 726-2772 mainstreetvillagehhi.com
Bubba's Cabin Lowcountry Outfitters 612 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 785-3971 bubbascabin.com
Beautiful Southern Tide Shelter Cove Harbour 17 Harbourside Ln., Stes. A & B (843) 686-9160 southerntidehiltonhead.com
Boss Tanger Outlets 1414 & 1256 Fording Island Rd. Bluffton (843) 837-5410 tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead
Breezy Fresh Produce Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. # A-3 (843) 842-3410 Harbour Town 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 686-3410 freshproduceclothes.com
Harbour Town Merchants 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 671-2704 experienceharbourtown.com
Basket Island Quilters Park Plaza 33 Office Park Rd. (843) 842-4500 islandquilters.com
Brilliant Shelter Cove Harbour Shops 1 Shelter Cove Ln. (844) 245-5162 sheltercovehiltonhead.com
Call retailers for availability of featured merchandise.
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
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.
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 June 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.
Southern Tide Signature Store
www.southerntidehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, adjacent to the Neptune Statue. I-26 on map. GPS: 17 Harbourside Ln. Southern Tide is known for 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!
ENTERTAINMENT 5:30 - 9:30 P.M. AT PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
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
Palmetto Dunes/Shelter Cove Villas • 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 the finest, most comfortable styles of apparel and accessories for men, women and kids that deliver quality and experience. Come check out Southern Tide today! See ad page 29. (843) 686-9160.
DESSERTS Chocolate Canopy
www.chocolatecanopy.com Fountain Center, E-19 on map. GPS: 55 New Orleans Rd., Ste. 101. The Chocolate 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
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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 28. (843) 842-4280.
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.
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 hiltonhead.com
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SHOPPING 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.
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 31. (843) 842-4500.
SHOPPING CENTERS Coligny Plaza
www.colignyplaza.com Coligny Circle, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Since 1955, locals have made Coligny their go-to place for finding whatever “IT” is, while millions of visitors make Coligny part of their family tradition of enjoying all the Island has to offer. With over 60 specialty shops and restaurants, there is truly something for everyone. Visit the website for the special event schedule. See ad page 30. (843) 842-6050.
The Harbour Town Shops
www.experienceharbourtown.com H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. At the landmark destination of Harbour Town, the
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SOUTHERN TIDE SIGNATURE STORE SHELTER COVE HARBOUR & MARINA (Adjacent to Neptune Statue)
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scenery is picture perfect, the backdrop vividly stunning and, in addition to the incredible views at every turn, Harbour Town is 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 familyowned 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, 34 & 35. (866) 661-3822.
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 Freedom 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 15 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 Freedom 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 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., 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. It is illegal to allow pets to chase or harass wildlife. - Information and photography provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service
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Shelter Cove Marina
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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 47. (843) 686-6888.
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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 and Jamis 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.
Island Cruisers Bike Rentals
www.hhibikes.com New Orleans Rd., E-18 on map. GPS: 59B New Orleans Rd. Island Cruisers has been a familyowned business since 1985. Known for our outstanding customer service, 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 49. (843) 785-4321.
LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals
www.hiltonheadbikerental.com The Sea Pines Resort. LowSea Bike, Beach and Baby Rentals is a fully insured, familyowned and operated rental company. We provide clean, top-quality equipment and accessories for the entire family. We have bike rentals for everyone, including bike hiltonhead.com
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ACTIVITIES CALENDAR trailersatand seats. We a wide varistage thechild Arts Center of offer Coastal Carolina. ety of the baby items to rent, including cribs, From moment the lights dim, the danchighchairs, much more. also ers will takestrollers you to and a magical place We filled havemarching many beach to rent, including with toy items soldiers, adorable little umbrellas and snowflakes, chairs. Free mischievous delivery, locks, ones, waltzing baskets 24-hour crib mice andand thepickup. sparkling land of thedelivery. sweets. See ad page 36. (843) 384-9322. This glittering, classical ballet will make the holiday season memorable as you watch it performed by dancers ages 2-18. Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals Afternoon performance at 2 p.m. and evewww.mikesbikeshiltonhead.com ning performance at 7:30 p.m. 14 Shelter BeachLn. City Rd., M-36call on(843) map.842-2787 GPS: 136 or Cove For tickets Beach City Rd., Unit B. Family-owned and visit www.artshhi.com. operated, Mike’s Bikes is committed to providing you with safe, quality bikes and excelDecember 5 service. lent customer Delivery and pickup The Town of Bluffton proudly presents its in Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Port annual Christmas Parade, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Royal, Folly Field, North and South Forest Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade Beach and all points in between. See ad will be modified to a reverse parade held page 49. (843) 671-6453. on May River Road. In a reverse parade, the parade entrants are stationary and the spectators Pedalswill drive by the parade entrants and remain safely in their vehicles. Parade entrants www.pedalsbicycles.com will beAve., positioned a minimum 10Pope feet from Pope D-18 on map. GPS:of71 Ave., the entrant distance from #A. next Hilton Head’sand preamsafe ier bike rentals. Tour any traveling No candy or promothe Island on vehicles. mens’, ladies’, tall mens’, kids’, 38 Island Events June 2021 hiltonhead.com
tional items will be distributed by parade real BMX bikes, Burley Karts, moun tain and entrants. For more www. hybrid bikes. Sales information, and service. visit Delivery, townofbluffton.sc.gov. child carriers, locks and baskets are all free. See coupon ad page 44. (843) 842-5522.
First there was Riverdance, then Celtic Sundancenow Bikethere’s RentalChristmas with the Women, www.sundancebikerental.com Celts on stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Pope Ave., D-18 onmix map. GPS:traditional 71 Pope Ave., Carolina. The Celts lively, Irish #A. Visit ourinstrumentation bike rental shop to rent beach music and with American bike music cruisers, helmets and pop andmountain their ownbikes, originals. Afternoon our large assortment ofand bikeevening rental accessoperformance at 4 p.m. perforries, which will provide hours funFor mance at 7:30 p.m. 14 many Shelter CoveofLn. outdoorcall activity thevisit Island. Hilton tickets (843)throughout 842-2787 or www.artHead has many miles of bike paths, which shhi.com. can conveniently take you to the beach, store and more! See ad page 38. (843) 785-8737.
December 10 The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presBOAT RENTALS/CRUISES & ents Henry Cho – comic genius with a WATERSPORTS
Southern flair! This Arts Center favorite is a refreshing comic who proves that you can Bluewater Adventure be funny while keeping it clean. His TV credits www.bluewateradventurehiltonhead.com include appearances TheB,Tonight Shelter Cove Harbour,on Dock H-26 onShow, map. The Late Show andThe many others. GPS:Late, 1 Shelter Cove Ln. coolest wayFrom to the stories his Southern childhood to banexplore theof Island awaits you! The state-of-thetering with the crowd, Henry keeps the art CraigCat catamaran boats Cho deliver a rare audience laughing all night long. Afternoon blend of sport boat performance and the genperformance p.m. and evening uine comfort ofata 4runabout that appealsperforto both mance at 7:30 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. For (continued on page 42) hiltonhead.com December 2020 Island Events 53
GREEN BOAT TOURS AVAILABLE!
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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 INDICATES 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
Map courtesy of The Town of Hilton Head Island. (843) 341-4600 • hiltonheadislandsc.gov. hiltonhead.com
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ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES drinks thatfrom you page may want, and we got the (continued 38) rest. Our professional captains are sure to show fishing trip that you’ll talking noviceyou andaseasoned boaters alike.be Offering about years to come! Booktours, yoursyou today. 3-hourfor sightseeing and sunset will (843) 785-1700. experience an aquatic adventure observing dolphins and other marine wildlife, the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse and more, while Kayak Fishing Kayak of Hilton Head and hearing about with the history the Island www.facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing surrounding Lowcountry on this truly unique Mid-Island, Hilton Head. Call for is directions boating adventure. All equipment provided, and reservations. The kids will be talking along with refreshments. Drivers must be 18 about the shark the whole way years of age andthey havecaught a valid driver’s license. home. Younger kids and even yourapply. teenagSome age and weight restrictions er will this! We’re out to catch See adhave pagefun 37.with (843) 422-9119. 1-3’ sharks. An occasional 4’ shark may show up! Perfect size for a photo op, and then we Bluewater Adventure Cycle-Boat put them back to seeParty another day! Family www.bluewateradventurehiltonhead.com fun at its best with Kayak Hilton Head! See ad Shelter Harbour, Dock B, on and page 43.Cove Call (843) 684-1911 forH-26 prices map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Bluewater is to make reservations. excited to introduce Hilton Head Island’s first and only party cycle-boat! Join the fun on the waters HiltonCharters Head for an unforMoneric EZ CatofFishing gettable experience as you party, pedal and www.ezcatfishingcharters.com view other wildlife up close At thedolphins docks offand Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. on the cycle-boat. GPS: 2 20-passenger Hudson Rd. Let’s go fishin’.Whether Captain you’re planningof a bachelor company Eric, a member the Northparty, End Charter 42 Island Events June 2021 hiltonhead.com
Fishing Fleet, premier fishing and on sailing outing or just the want to be with friends the fleet onthis theisIsland, offers charter trips water, the place to daily be! Miss Christie aboard 27’ Key West, and willsystem, customize featuresthe a state-of-the-art sound ice your outing up to sixand passengers: from a bins for yourfor beverages snacks, comfortfew to all day the fishing enthusiast. ablehours seating and anfor onboard restroom. This Bait, tackle and you ice included. adboard. page 53. is a BYOB must be See 21 to Be (843) or (843) 341-3742. sure to816-0215 arrive at least 20 minutes early for your safety briefing. Call today and book your GOLF adventure! See ad page 37. (843) 422-9119.
The First Tee of the Lowcountry Campus www.firstteelowcountry.org Captain Mark’s Dolphin Fireworks Cruise
Gumtree Rd., O-28 on map. GPS: 151 www.cruisehiltonhead.com Gumtree Rd. The First Tee of the Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on Lowcountry map. GPS: 1 Campus is open days a week, offerShelter Cove Ln. seven The fireworks display takes ing a disc golf course, six-hole par-3 course, place on June 22 and 29, starting at dusk. driving putting pond Enjoy arange, dolphin watchgreen, naturefishing cruise on the and more. Visit our website to learn display. more E/V Holiday, ending with a fireworks about Theplace First to Tee of the Lowcountry. The best watch the fireworks isSee from ad (843) 686-2680. thepage water.35. See ad page 63. (843) 422-2504.
Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises Lawton Stables www.cruisehiltonhead.com
www.lawtonstables.com Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 The SeaCove PinesLn. Resort, F-12 on map. Shelter Dolphin watch natureGPS: cruises 190 Greenwood Dr. Lawton Stables, nestled on the E/V Holiday. Our convenient, mid-Island on 24 acres within the Sea Pines Resort, No location is just 10 minutes from everything. offers 1-hour trail rides gate fee, stayguided all day.Western-style Call for schedule and through the beautiful Sea61. Pines Forest reservations. See ad page (843) 422-2504. hiltonhead.com December 2020 Island Events 45
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ACTIVITIES www.crabhiltonhead.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 63. (843) 422.5110.
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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 69. (843) 681-2522.
www.dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com 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 closeup 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.
Finatic Shark Fishing & Dolphin Ecotours
www.bayrunnerfishinghiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Marina. G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Come aboard our 26-foot Carolina Skiff, capable of carrying up to 12 people comfortably. During each three-hour trip, you will get up close and personal with both sharks and porpoises. Wondering what kind of shark can be caught in three short hours? It may be a 3-foot blacktip shark or just as easily a 300-pound monster! This is the perfect trip for kids! Awesome sunset trips and Tuesday night fireworks cruise. Charters can hold up to 12 passengers. Ask about our special rates for 6 or less passengers. Three full hours of Finatic Fun! See ad page 64. (843) 842-7002. 44 Island Events June 2021
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ACTIVITIES 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 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! See ad page 71. Call or book online. (843) 671-4386.
Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours
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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.
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ACTIVITIES 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 & 65. Call (843) 686-4386 or visit our website to book your fun!
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 hiltonhead.com
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 kayak or paddleboard. You can find all the fun you’re looking for at Island Water Sports. Call or book online. See ad page 70. (843) 671-7007.
Kayak Hilton Head Family Shark Fishing
www.facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing End of Simmons Rd., off Marshland Rd., next door to Broad Creek Marina. The kids will talk 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 1to 3-foot sharks. An occasional four-footer might even show up! Perfect size for a photo op and then we put them back to live another day! Family fun at its best! See ad page 44. (843) 684 1911.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises
www.savannahriverboat.com 9 E. River St., Savannah, GA. Approximately forty-five minutes from Hilton Head, no visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Hear the captain’s tales and historic June 2021 Island Events 47
Your persistent brain fog may have an easy fix. Decluttering the spaces around you can work wonders to clarify your thinking, whether it’s office, home, car or even your to-do list. This month, identify the place in your life with the most junk and attack!
TAURUS Some little things that cause daily friction are wearing you down. Don your thinking cap this month and engage in some problem solving: can these operations be tweaked? If so, give it a shot! If not, can you alter the way you are reacting to them? GEMINI
You may be feeling restless lately. Have you thought through your physical outlets? The lapse in a workout routine or the wrong kind of activity for your body or lifestyle can affect both productivity and mood. One change in particular may have far-reaching effects.
CANCER This month would be a good time to brush off your bucket list, Cancer. A lot of your plans just didn’t seem feasible for a long time, but as possibilities begin to open up again, you need to revisit these dreams. Some rearranging may even be in order! LEO As summer approaches, you may be feeling overwhelmed about how best to spend it. Brainstorming, researching and budgeting now will put you on the path to a better season, ease your stress and give you something to look forward to! VIRGO
Recently, your tendency to react emotionally has set you back. The good news is that you have the power to change this. Take a beat and a breath before you respond and choose not to take things personally. Positive developments may ensue! 48 Island Events June 2021
JUNE 2021 LIBRA Admitting you are wrong can be difficult, but it’s so powerful. What feels like a concession of power is actually a sign of true confidence and control. This month, practice taking responsibility and apologizing when the occasion calls for it. SCORPIO
Carve out some time to read this month, Scorpio. Reading (not just articles and news) helps grow everything from brain connectivity to vocabulary to empathy. Pick a dedicated time and set an alarm if you have to; your psyche will thank you!
With vacation season on the horizon, you’ve got big plans. Remember to schedule some unstructured time too, for dreaming, creating or just lounging. Some of your deepest thinking is done in the moments when you know no one is looking for you!
You may get an invitation this month to play — just for fun’s sake. The opportunity might cut into work or family time, but the upside is that it may recharge you for months to come. If you can make it work, go for it!
You have been carefully laying foundations for a while and may feel that things are beginning to fall into place! Enjoy this time as new possibilities dawn, and try to stay steady in your efforts. Don’t forget to congratulate yourself for a job well done.
PISCES So few of us lean into meditation, but there are so many benefits to taking a moment to yourself and being present! This month, identify an activity that brings you joy and work to institutionalize it. This is its own form of meditation. hiltonhead.com
ACTIVITIES facts about Savannah and her port, past to present. Enjoy a ride on our riverboat replicas. Choose from sightseeing, dinner entertainment and Sunday brunch. Charters available. Visit website for information or to purchase tickets. See ad page 79. (912) 232-6404.
Rent Or Buy A Moke On Hilton Head Island
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 46. (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 53. (843) 842-2566.
Rent a Moke for the day, a weekend, or your entire vacation! It’s street legal on roads up to 35mph with a range of 40 miles. Feel the open air and turn some heads driving a Moke on Hilton Head Island.
Carolina Rides 844-DRV-MOKE | carolinarides.com 59B New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC
Sky Pirate Parasail and Watersports
www.skypirateparasail.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. All ages fly the highest flight in town aboard our 12-passenger, USCGinspected parasail boat. Try the extreme 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 53. (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 comedy-magicians and standup comedians. Kerry has been headlining casinos and showrooms for three decades. He is a favorite at the world-famous Magic hiltonhead.com
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ACTIVITIES 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 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 hiltonhead.com
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.
ELECTRIC BIKES/VEHICLES Carolina Rides
www.carolinarides.com E-18 on map. GPS: 59B New Orleans Rd. Rent an iconic Moke electric car today and make your Hilton Head vacation electric! Leave your family car behind and rent a Moke for a day, a weekend or your entire vacation! It’s street legal on roads up to 35 mph, with a range of 40 miles. Feel the open air and turn some heads driving a Moke while you’re on Hilton Head Island. See ad page 49. (844) 213-7433.
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 June 2021 Island Events 51
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 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. 52 Island Events June 2021
ACTIVITIES 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 47. (843) 686-6888.
FISHING/SHRIMPING/CRABBING Captain Hook Party Fishing Boat
www.captainhookhiltonhead.com 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 nonfishing 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 63. (843) 422-5110.
Gale Warning Private Fishing Charters
www.captainhookhiltonhead.com/privatefishing-charters Shelter Cove Harbour H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Come experience a private one-on-one charter with our 22-foot Sailfish 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 hiltonhead.com
ACTIVITIES 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 interests. See ad page 57. (844) 245-5164.
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 adventure you will never forget! See ad pages 51 & 65. Call (843) 686-4386 or visit our website to book your fun!
Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton Head
www.facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing Mid-Island, Hilton Head. Call for directions and reservations. The kids will be talking about the shark they caught the whole way home. Younger kids and even your teenagers 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.
GOLF The First Tee of the Lowcountry Campus
www.firstteelowcountry.org Gumtree Rd., O-28 on map. GPS: 151 Gumtree 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, hiltonhead.com
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Island Tides JUNE 2021 Tides based on the Savannah River Entrance To calculate Skull Creek entrance, add 24 minutes TUES
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THURS 3 H 3:36 AM 9:59 AM L 4:01 PM H L 10:30 PM
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4 H 4:26 AM L 10:49 AM 4:51 PM H L 11:25 PM
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5 H 5:15 AM L 11:35 AM 5:39 PM H
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6 L 12:15 AM 6:03 AM H L 12:18 PM 6:25 PM H
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12:37 AM 7:08 AM 1:15 PM 7:24 PM
7 L 1:01 AM 6:49 AM H L 12:59 PM 7:09 PM H
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5:17 AM MON 21 H L 11:46 AM H 6:00 PM TUES 22 L 12:39 AM H 6:16 AM L 12:42 PM H 6:58 PM WED 23 L H L H
1:36 AM 7:14 AM 1:39 PM 7:55 PM
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4:19 AM 26 L H 10:01 AM L 4:21 PM H 10:38 PM
5:09 AM 27 L H 10:57 AM L 5:13 PM H 11:33 PM
5:57 AM MON 28 L H 11:54 AM L 6:04 PM TUES 29 H 12:27 AM L 6:46 AM H 12:50 PM L 6:56 PM 1:20 AM WED 30 H L 7:35 AM H 1:45 PM L 7:51 PM hiltonhead.com
ACTIVITIES putting green, fishing pond and more. Visit our website to learn more about The First Tee. See ad page 67. (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 hiltonhead.com
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.
KAYAK RENTALS & NATURE TOURS Island Head
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ACTIVITIES 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 USCGlicensed 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 give you an experience you will never forget! See ad pages 51 & 65. 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 daily. See ad page 55. (843) 684-1910.
Sea Monkeys Watersports www.seamonkeyshhi.com
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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 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 46. (843) 842-4754.
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.
MARINAS Broad Creek Marina
www.broadcreekmarinahh.com Mid-Island off Marshland Rd., K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. From dawn to dusk, the folks at Broad Creek Marina want you to enjoy the full nautical experience. Minutes away from over 35 golf courses, numerous restau(continued on page 59) hiltonhead.com
ISLAND’S LARGEST BIKE RENTAL FLEET!
• Beach cruisers • Surfboards • Catch & release lagoon fishing • 3 Wheelers • Tag-A-Longs • Strollers
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Kids bikes Kiddie carts Child seats Bike accessories Daily & weekly rates Sales & repair Pedal assist E-bikes
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Tandem & geared bikes Beach wheelchairs Beach chair & umbrella rentals Kayak & canoe rentals Fishing rod rentals Jogging stroller rentals Cargo & dog carts
AUTHORIZED Cannondale & jamis BICYCLES DEALER
To order, please visit HiltonHeadOutfitters.com
Book Surf camps online OR BY CALLING 844-826-6866
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CENTRALLY LOCATED IN PALMETTO DUNES (80 Queens Folly Rd, Hilton Head Island)
The Incredible Skyrocket In Pursuit of the King Mackerel
ne of the most awesome sights on the ocean is a free-jumping king mackerel, often referred to as a “skyrocket.” These shiny silver missiles easily reach heights of fifteen to twenty feet above the water. Often, they will skyrocket on live or trolled bait, eating around even the most clever double-hook rigs or treble hooks, and leaving anglers shaking their heads in amazement. June’s warmer waters call to the kings, as they are teaming with menhaden you can see right off the beach. Spanish mackerel, the kings’ smaller cousins, also run the coast in large schools, and are one of the king’s favorite meals. These schools of Spanish close to shore draw the Smokers — king mackerel thirty pounds and up — much to the delight of fishermen with smaller boats. When not “skyrocketing” on the bait, the strike of the king can be bone jarring. What follows next are long, searing runs that test the best of tackle.
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Article and photo by Captain Miles Altman, Bay Runner Fishing Charters I recommend medium to heavy gear with 30-50 pound braid, with at least a couple of hundred yards. Even then, be prepared to hoist the anchor and give chase! Still, seasoned anglers grapple with striking the right balance of tackle heavy enough for the fight but light enough to fool this wily creature. Kings have excellent eyesight, and the lighter the leader, the better your chances. Occasionally, however, I have lost a monster king (50 pounds+) when it cut through my light wire like butter. Smaller kings called “snakes,” typically fifteen pounds or less, are usually found offshore in larger schools. Here, “bump” trolling is a favored method: live baits are pulled slowly across the fishing grounds, the motor taken out of gear from time to time so as not to put too much pressure on the live menhaden or small fish. Kings can also be caught trolling top-water baits or down deep using planers or heavy leads. No matter how you go about it, the hunt for these silver torpedoes is hard to beat for a tackle-busting good time! Capt. Miles Altman of Bay Runner Fishing Charters has more than 42 years of experience fishing. Don’t miss the Finatic boat, which features a special 3-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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rants 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, 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. hiltonhead.com
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 or camper and enjoy our 200 campground sites with two bathhouses for your convenience. See ad page 46. 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 availJune 2021 Island Events 59
Reasons Why Golf Is My All-time Favorite Game By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy
1. The Setting
Long green fairways, gorgeous spring flowers and wide-open skies are just the backdrop for the game of golf. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, you can feel the healing power of nature while you engage in this one-of-a-kind game.
Golf can be practiced in all sorts of increments, from 20 minutes working on putting to entire days out on the green. When it’s rainy, or you just need a day to focus on one particular aspect of your game, you can head to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course driving range — it’s sheltered from both sun and rain and has Toptracer/Topgolf!
3. A Game of Opposites
Swing slow and the ball goes fast; look down and the ball goes up. Relax your grip for the most powerful swing. The harder you try, the worse you do. Part of getting a firm handle on your golf game is learning to let go of fear and anxiety. We can all use more of that in our lives!
4. Golf for Everyone
Golf is a game that can be played by multiple generations within the same family. Three-year-olds and eighty-yearolds can benefit from the same tips or simple songs that help to teach the fundamentals of the game. As a grandparent myself, I love watching families come together on the golf 60 Island Events June 2021
course to play, spend quality time and relax outdoors.
5. The Zone
There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you get into the zone and you’re experiencing the effortless, fluid power that sends the ball rocketing into the sky. Need to work on your form? Get a refresher on those all-important fundamentals when you play with a pro and learn as you go. Call Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy today! 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 able. See ad pages 34 & 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.
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 56. (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 cells in hidden caves and over a beautiful waterfall. Bring your family and friends. Open every day, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. See ad page 61. (843) 686-4001.
SIGHTSEEING & HISTORY TOURS 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, 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.
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 June 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
ACTIVITIES call (843) 686-4443 or visit our website.
Old Town Trolley Tours
See ad page 15. Call for schedule and times. (843) 686-9098. For more information, visit the website.
THEATER Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
www.trolleytours.com 234 MLK Jr. Blvd. The original ON/OFF tours of Savannah, GA, and endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation. Just forty-five minutes from Hilton Head, hop on and off all day to see more than 100 attractions on your tour of Savannah. Pickup and drop-off approximately every 20 minutes at 15 convenient stops. See ad page 50. (912) 208-6940.
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. See ad page 75. (843) 842-2787.
Shelter Cove HarbourFest
www.sheltercoveharbourfest.com Shelter Cove Marina presents the 2021 HarbourFest, starting June 22 and continuing throughout August each Tuesday, also including Tuesday, July 4 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. This family-friendly festival on the waterfront at Shelter Cove, features entertainment, face painting, carnival games, treats from vendors and fireworks to end the night! This event is weather permitting. hiltonhead.com
www.hiltonhead.com The perfect vacation is just a click away at hiltonhead.com. Find accommodations, dining, activities, golf and real estate information, a calendar of events, beach information and more. This popular website is a guide to Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry, and features area maps, deals/discounts and our “priceless” local publications. See ad page 3. (843) 757-9889. June 2021 Island Events 63
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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 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 and Wednesdays
Come join us for a refreshing, shallow aquatic class designed to maximize the water’s resistance. Improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. The class is complimentary for all who have an active gym membership and $10 per class for all guests and nonmembers. 8:30-9:15 a.m. Reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call (843) 8421979 or visit www.seapines.com/fitness.
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Spend your morning with a peaceful walk on the beach with your family, learning about the crabs of Hilton Head Island and other marine creatures that live along the shore. Supplies provided; catch and release. 9-10:30 a.m. Registration required. $20 for adults and $14 for ages 12 and younger. To register for the program, please visit www. seapines.com/summerprograms.
“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 and Thursdays
Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing from the lake shore of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve in the Sea Pines Resort. Supplies are provided. Catch and release. $20 for adults and $14 for ages 12 and younger. 9-10 a.m. 175 Greenwood Dr. To register, visit www.seapines.com/ summerprograms.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Come learn about the incredible lives of the sea turtles that nest on our beautiful Island beaches. Enjoy an educational and entertainhiltonhead.com
CALENDAR ing hour-long beach talk by one of the staff experts from Sea Turtle Patrol on Hilton Head Island. This presentation will introduce you to the species of sea turtles that nest on our Island and their nesting ritual. You are encouraged to bring your own blanket or chair, if standing or sitting on the beach is uncomfortable for a member of your party. This activity requires adult supervision. Every group must have at least one paying adult present with any children under the age of 16. Reservations required. $22 for adults and $16 for ages 12 and younger. For more information, call (843) 842-1979 or visit www.seapines.com/summerprograms.
Tuesdays and Fridays
Join us for a Beach Yoga class that takes place directly on the beach behind the Sea Pines Beach Club. Enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility and balance. $16 per person for all nonmembers and resort guests. Class is limited to 15 participants. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Please visit www. seapines.com/fitness to register for classes.
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. 10:30 a.m. $15, adult and $10 per child. Reservations required. 574 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For reservations or more information, visit www. heritagelib.org/tours.
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.
“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.
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Greens Shell Park
Bristol Sports Arena
Hilton Head Park
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. 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.
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 signage, trails, beach access, picnic pavilion, observation gazebo and restrooms. 10 Fish Haul Creek Rd. 66 Island Events June 2021
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. 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.
Lowcountry Celebration Park
The park is minutes away from the Coligny Beach Park. The new Lowcountry Celebration Park features attractions designed to help park visitors engage in play, discover the Island’s environment and be part of cultural festivities. 2 S. Forest Beach Dr.
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 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.
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and shaft. One-hour session is $110. The Golf Learning Center, 98 N. Sea Pines Dr. For more information or to schedule a fitting, call (843) 842-1402.
June 2-August 20
CALENDAR 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. 10:30 a.m. $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.
Join us for “Club Fitting Fridays” with club fitting specialist, Marcus Hunt. Demo the newest drivers, fairways, hybrids, irons and wedges from Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, TaylorMade and PING. View real-time data on our FlightScope/ TrackMan launch monitors. Determine your club specs, including lie angle, loft, length hiltonhead.com
The beloved Sea Pines Resort entertainer Gregg Russell is back in Harbour Town performing his family-friendly concerts. Guests are welcome to bring their own folding chairs and sit on the lawn area adjacent to the bench seating. Monday-Friday from 8-9:30 p.m. 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
The Hilton Head International Piano Competition, one of the leading international piano competitions in the United States, operates with a three-year rotation of events: an adult competition for pianists 18–30 years of age, a young artist competition for pianists 13–17 years of age and a festival that showcases past prize winners and other famous piano artists, performing music ranging from classical to jazz genres. The competition events draw applicants, artists and audiences from countries the world over. This year’s event, “Bravo Piano – Celebrating the Music of the Americas,” takes place at various venues on the Island. For
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CALENDAR venues, event details and ticket purchases, visit www.hhipc.org.
Springfest – A showcase of all things local, original and handmade takes place at Tanger Outlet 1. Enjoy shopping local, live music and local food trucks, as well as ample parking and restrooms at this open-air event. 12-5 p.m. 1414 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton. For more information, visit www.lcmade.com/springfest. hiltonhead.com
June 15, 22 and 29
The Island Recreation Association is proud to bring you a fun-filled festive atmosphere at “Summer Jams.” Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. The highlight of the evening is the fireworks display which starts around 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks. 6-10:30 p.m. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln. Please visit the website for the up-to-date schedule, as these events are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. www.events.islandreccenter.org. June 2021 Island Events 69
CALENDAR June 17 and 24
Enjoy the beautiful new Lowcountry Celebration Park with “Party in the Park.” Join us for a family happy hour with live music provided by Cameron Tate, bounce houses and beverages. Bounce houses provided by Extreme Firehouse and beverages provided by Southern Eagle and Coca-Cola are sold separately. 5:30-8 p.m. 2 S. Forest Beach Dr. For more information, visit www.events. islandreccenter.org.
The Juneteenth Celebration will take place at the Mitchelville Freedom Park, 226 Beach City Rd. Hilton Head. This is an event for the whole family that will include music, games, re- enactments, food and much more! Call (843) 255-7301 for more information.
June 22 and 29
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina presents HarbourFest’s Tuesday Night Fireworks through August 17. This family-friendly festival on the waterfront at Shelter Cove, features live music by Shannon Tanner, face painting, carnival games, treats from vendors and 70 Island Events June 2021
fireworks to end the night in the most spectacular way! All of these fun activities are set amid great restaurants and shops. 6-10 p.m., weather permitting. Shannon Tanner takes the stage each night at 6:30 and 8 p.m., before the fireworks begin at dusk. Please visit the website for the up-to-date schedule, as these events are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com/harbourfest.
June 23-August 22
Mamma Mia is on stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Nominated for five Tony Awards, this musical story of a mother, daughter, three possible dads and an unforgettable trip down the aisle unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship – and everyone’s having the time of their lives. Evening performances, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 842-2787 or www.artshhi.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. hiltonhead.com
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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 June 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hilton Head Outfitters Pg. 57 Hilton Head Speedboat Adventure Cove Family Tours Pg. 39 Fun Center Pg. 42 Adventure Cruises Fireworks Hilton Head Yacht Charter Pg. 45 Cruise Pg. 63 Island Cruisers Bike Bay Runner Fishing Rentals Pg. 49 Charters Pg. 58 Island Head Watersports Bluewater Adventure Pgs. 51 & 65 Pg. 37 Bluewater Adventure Party Island Skiff Adventure Tours Pg. 39 Cycle-Boat Pg. 37 Captain Hook Party Fishing Island Water Sports Pg. 70 Kayak Hilton Head Boat Pg. 43 Pg. 55 Captain Mark’s Dolphin Lawton Stables Pg. 38 Watch Cruises Pg. 61 Legendary Golf Pg. 56 Carolina Rides Pg. 49 LowSea Bike, Beach & Comedy Magic Cabaret Baby Rentals Pg. 36 Pg. 9 Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Crabber J II Pg. 63 Rentals Pg. 49 Daufuskie Difference Old Town Trolley Tours Pg. 59 Pg. 50 Dolphin & Nature Tours Pedals Pg. 44 Pg. 69 Pirate’s Island Pg. 61 Dolphin Discoveries Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 55 Pg. 79 Family Shark Fishing Sea Monkeys Watersports Pg. 44 Pg. 46 Finatic Shark Fishing & Shelter Cove Harbour Fest Dolphin Eco-Tours Pg. 64 Pg. 15 The First Tee of the Shelter Cove Harbour & Lowcountry Pg. 67 Marina Pgs. 25, 34 & 35 Gale Warning Private Sky Pirate Watersports Fishing Charters Pg. 43 Pg. 53 H2O Sports Pg. 71 Hilton Head Electric Bicycle Sundance Bike Rentals Pg. 38 Company Pg. 47
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ARTS & SERVICES Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Pg. 75 Destination Vacation Pg. 5 Heritage Library Pg. 17 HiltonHead.com Pg. 3 Juneteenth Celebration – Hilton Head Pg. 16
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JUN 23 – AUG 22 The Magically Musical Story of a Mother, a Daughter, and Three Possible Dads! The storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship... and everyone’s having the time of their lives.
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