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espite ranking among some of the world’s most beloved destinations and being written up in innumerable publications, Hilton Head Island retains a mystique that can be difficult to put into words. This 12-mile barrier isle, cozied up to the Carolina coast, is so unique — its blend of nature, culture, luxury, music, energy and atmosphere so unexpected — it surprises those experiencing it for the first time, and continues to delight the rest of us. Whether or not you know it yet, this Lowcountry gem is unlike anywhere else you will ever go. With some of the country still thawing out, May is the perfect time to visit Hilton Head, which is in full springtime mode and already revving up for summer. Average daily highs in the 70s make for a glittering ocean that calls out for sailing, boat cruising, fishing, dolphin and whale watching, kayaking, paddleboarding and jet skiing. Don’t forget, however, that Hilton Head’s interior is just as fascinating as its windswept shores, with miles of trails winding by historical plantations, wide green parks perfect for leisurely picnics and some of the South’s most captivating wilderness.

In this month’s issue of Island Events, veteran fisherman Capt. Miles Altman discusses what’s new and what’s tried and true for catching cobia. Plus, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy’s Doug Weaver encourages players of all skill levels to discover more about themselves through the game of golf. Our boot-shaped Island may be small, but there is so much to see and do! Here at Island Events, we are proud to be your guide to the very best of Hilton Head. Our Calendar of Events has the most up-to-date information about the Island’s happenings and our Dining, Shopping and Activities listings highlight some of Hilton Head’s most popular fare. For even more insider information on the Lowcountry, head over to bluffton.com, savannah.com, stsimonsisland.com and beaufort.com, and remember that all of our publications can be accessed online at any time. Now that you’re here, kick back and let this magical Island cast its spell on you. The vacation you’ve been longing for is finally here, and we are confident that Hilton Head will rise to the occasion. Have a wonderful stay!

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Blackberry Lemonade Music & Wine

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Hilton Head History What to Know on Hilton Head Island Community Parks Highlights – May A Day on the Water Events Puzzle By Jo Emery

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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.

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FOOD, SPIRITS & RESTAURANT GUIDE CHOCOLATE CANOPY

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

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

HARBOUR TOWN RESTAURANTS

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

HILTON HEAD DISTILLERY 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 hiltonheaddistillery.com


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

Stop by and visit us on a sunny day for the ultimate and only tasting experience on the Island. 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 25 & 35. (844) 245-5162.

Tanger Outlets

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


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ISLAND FUDGE SHOPPE

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

MAIN STREET VILLAGE RESTAURANTS

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

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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.

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public daily. Amenities include a six-hole 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.

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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) 8375410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.

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an background music affect the taste of wine and champagne? The latest research says yes!

A growing body of scientific evidence shows that what people taste when evaluating a wine can be influenced by the music that happens to be playing at the same time. It has long been known that what we hear can influence aspects of tasting. This is because out of all our sensory organs, the tongue is the “dumbest,” meaning that all of our other senses (hearing, smell and sight) are more acute and strongly influence taste. When we eat a meal on a fancy plate, full of elaborate place settings, fine porcelain, served by waiters wearing tuxedos and with soft classical music playing, the food is going to taste different than if we ate the same food in a diner blaring pop music. The latest research now shows that by playing the “right” music, one can also impact specific sensory-discriminative aspects of tasting as well. Simply put, music influences the perceived acidity, sweetness, fruitiness and astringency in a wine. In the latest study, Professor Adrian C. North of Edinburgh, Scotland, gave taste tests to 250 students, while playing music in the background. Students were put into groups and given either a red wine or a white wine. Each group listened to one of four songs. The four songs were characterized as follows: powerful and heavy, subtle and refined, 14 Island Events May 2021

mellow and soft or zingy and refreshing. The results showed that the music had a consistent effect on the participants’ perceptions of the wine. They tended to think their wine had the qualities of the music to which they were listening. So, for example, both the red and white wines were given the highest ratings for being powerful and heavy by those participants who drank them to the powerful and heavy tune. The aromas and flavors of a Brut champagne, paired with new-age music, offered an otherworldly experience. Californian winemaker and wine consultant Clark Smith set up his own studies involving over 150 wines and 250 songs. He summarized his conclusions as follows: “Red wines need either minor key or they need music that has negative emotion. They don’t like happy music. With expensive reds, don’t play music that makes you giggle. Pinots like sexy music. Cabernets like angry music. It’s very hard to find a piece of music that’s good for both Pinot and Cabernet.” “Never play polkas with anything,” he says, unless you really like White Zinfandel. Open up a bottle, crank up the tunes and see if you agree. The perfect bottle of handcrafted artisan wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Road. Tastings, wine by the glass and cheese platters are available Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com. hiltonhead.com


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.

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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.  

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Experience the Island as you never have before with Hilton Head History Tours. See the Island through the eyes of early explorers and Native Americans; walk the grounds of a “plantationhiltonhead.com

era” home; hear fascinating accounts of local pirate lore; visit the oldest standing building on the Island, located in a Revolutionary War-era cemetery; discover Mitchelville, the first self-governed town of former slaves in the U. S. and hear forgotten stories of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. For more information on available tours, call (843) 949-0144 or visit www.hiltonheadhistorytours.com.

Monday-Saturday

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

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Harbour Town Lighthouse This landmark rises 93 feet above the Calibogue Sound and frames the 18th hole of the Harbour Town Golf Links.

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

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

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

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

Island Cruisers Bike Rentals

www.hhibikes.com New Orleans Rd., E-18 on map, GPS: 59B New Orleans Rd. We provide free Island-wide pickup and delivery. With our bikes, beach and baby equipment rentals, we help make your Hilton Head vacation fun and worry-free. See ad page 63. (843) 785-4321.

LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals

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

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LIBRARIES Heritage Library

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

THEATER Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

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

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ACCOMMODATIONS REAL ESTATE Latitude Margaritaville

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

VACATION RENTALS Beach Properties of Hilton Head

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

Destination Vacation Hilton Head

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

Seashore Vacations

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

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

Sea Turtle Getaways

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

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Sunset Rentals

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

Vacation Time of Hilton Head

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

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

Wyndham Vacation Rentals www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/hilton-head-island

Pope Ave., E-18 on map. GPS: 21 Executive Park Rd. We have all of your vacation rental needs covered — from large homes for the whole family to seaside villas for couples or small families. Enjoy Hilton Head Island like a local in your home away from home. Call (855) 839-1149 now to speak to a local vacation specialist! hiltonhead.com

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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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month we cherish moms and treasure all that is in bloom. Peruse Hilton Head's finest shopping destinations to find items that celebrate both.

Scented Heritage

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

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

Gift Shelter Cove Harbour Shops 1 Shelter Cove Ln. (844) 245-5162 sheltercovehiltonhead.com

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


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

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

Island Quilters Park Plaza 33 Office Park Rd. (843) 842-4500 islandquilters.com

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

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SHOPPING CLOTHING Camp Hilton Head

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

Fresh Produce

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

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

Hilton Head Shirt Company

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

DESSERTS Chocolate Canopy

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


Dine. Shop. Stroll.

APPAREL / JEWELRY / GIFTS / FINE ART

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

DINING / TREATS

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

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ENTERTAINMENT 5:30 - 9:30 P.M. AT PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

SERVICES

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

BOATS / MARINE

Harbourside Yacht Sales • Ship’s Store / Marina Office

REAL ESTATE / VILLA RENTALS

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

www.ShelterCoveHiltonHead.com

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

Island Fudge Shoppe

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

Kilwins

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

ELECTRIC VEHICLES Carolina Rides

www.carolinarides.com E-18 on map. GPS: 59B New Orleans Rd. Rent or buy 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 63. (844) 213-7433.

OUTLETS Hilton Head Shirt Company www.camphiltonhead.com

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HOROSCOPE ARIES

Are you taking yourself too seriously, Aries? Consider how you might be overthinking things, especially the small stuff, and whether or not it’s helping your productivity in the long run. This month, work on dialing down the worry!

TAURUS Do you follow through with what you say you’re going to do? This may be necessary if you want to be included in the plans made by friends and colleagues. This month, practice holding yourself accountable and prepare for exciting changes! GEMINI

It’s important to stay informed, but is your global focus holding you back? This month, consider how you might harness your talents to be a force for good in your community. Keep your mind open to a friend who wants to share a long-held dream.

CANCER Your efforts to get outdoors more often will pay off soon. To boost the benefits, put down your device and kick off those shoes! Studies show that direct, physical contact with the earth can help with circulation, inflammation, anxiety and more. LEO You have so much going for you that it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. But, Leo, you need to work on being grateful for what you’ve got. This month, remember to give thanks for the little things. Make it a habit and see your overall outlook brighten! VIRGO

Many of us get up in the morning and check our inboxes. But how might your productivity increase if you put your brain on your own bidding rather than that of others? Ensure that nothing is on fire if you must, then put other peoples’ asks on the list where they belong — below your own priorities! 28 Island Events May 2021

MAY 2021 LIBRA This month, you may get into a pattern of withdrawing and then feeling isolated. If you are longing for a circle of friends, remember that this is something you must cultivate. How might you deepen the friendships you have and then act as a connector? SCORPIO

Where have your thoughts been leading you lately, Scorpio? If you’re not sure, here’s a reminder that the reel you choose to let play in your head is very powerful. Who do you want to be? What do you want to accomplish? You decide.

SAGITTARIUS

A recent event may have kicked your focus back into the past. Do your best to get to the bottom of the mystery you’re aiming to solve, but watch out who you draw in. Not everyone feels the same about the events you are looking to revisit.

CAPRICORN

Do you recall a time when people-watching was one of your favorite activities? With endless social media platforms allowing us to dig into others’ lives, we neglect to see the humans right in front of us. They have so much to show you if you will just take the time to look up!

AQUARIUS

This month, think through the following: How do you imagine people feel when they have just left your presence? Are there any general trends? When you have answered honestly, consider whether or not you are satisfied with the result.

PISCES Some characterize water signs as submerged in their surroundings, attuned to the emotional currents around them. This is a rare gift, but it’s also exhausting. A sabbatical near a water’s edge this month could bring renewed clarity and calm. hiltonhead.com


SHOPPING (continued from page 26)

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

Tanger Outlets

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

QUILTING Island Quilters

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

SHOPPING CENTERS The Harbour Town Shops

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

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SHOPPING 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 & 35. (866) 661-3822.

Tanger Outlets

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

WEB 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 detailed calendar of events, tide tables, 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. hiltonhead.com

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

Parking & Facilities:

There are 23 metered spaces at Alder Lane, 54 metered spaces at Folly Field and 13 metered spaces at Burkes Beach Road. The parking fee is a QUARTER for each 15 minutes. Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for long-term parking. The fee is a QUARTER for each 30 minutes during the week. Parking spaces at Islanders Beach Park are ALWAYS reserved for annual beach passes. Parking at Driessen Beach Park for annual beach passes is reserved from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is FREE at Fish Haul Park, Mitchelville Beach Park and Coligny Beach Park. Handicap parking is available at no fee at all parks. Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending machines are available.

Designated Swimming Areas:

Official swimming areas have been desig­

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nated for the Alder Lane, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field and Islanders Beach Parks. The boundaries will be clearly marked on the beach and in the water. Lifeguards are stationed at these designated areas for assistance and beach information.

Beach Marker Signs:

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

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


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

Beach Prohibitions: The following are prohibited on all beaches: – Possession or consumption of alcohol – Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) – Littering – Indecent exposure or nudity – Disorderly conduct – Disturbing the peace – Unauthorized vehicles – Fires and fireworks – Shark fishing – Horseback riding or motorized driving – Removal, harming or harassment of any hiltonhead.com

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

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

Animals: ANIMALS are NOT permitted between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Animals MUST be on a leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day and the Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30. Animals must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times. Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of excrement. Ordinance signs are posted at most beach access points. - Information and photography provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service

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

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


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ACTIVITIES ARCADES Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

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

BIKE RENTALS & TOURS Hilton Head Bicycle Company

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

Hilton Head Outfitters Bike Rentals

www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, D-26 on map. GPS: 80 Queens Folly Rd. Your headquarters for adventure! Hilton Head Outfitters, an authorized Cannondale 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 63. (843) 785-4321.

LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals

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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 trailers and child seats. We offer a wide vari-

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RECREATIONAL PATHWAYS GUIDE

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

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THE PATHS: • Obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws. • Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedes­­­trians and other users. • Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles. • Do not ride on roads when a pathway is available. • Ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists.

please move off the pathway. • Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light-colored clothing or carry a flash­light. Bicycles must have a red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night. • When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound your warning device, or call out, “Passing on your left.” Always pass on the left. • Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under.

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

• Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists don’t see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend to do and will ensure everyone’s safety on the paths.

• Yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped,

• Be courteous, alert and predictable.

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


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Dolphin Discoveries

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.

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! Call or book online. (843) 671-4386.

Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours

www.hiltonheadspeedboattours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Navigate the waters in style on a unique boat that is exclusive to Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours. Each tour starts with detailed instructions on boater operation and safety before embarkation. You will follow a professional local guide on a 2.5 hour, 30+ mile journey focusing on wildlife viewing, which includes dolphin encounters, wading birds, sea otters, bald eagles and a touch of history. Each boat will have a cooler with bottled water and an area for personal belong44 Island Events May 2021

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Hilton Head Yacht Charter

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

Island Head

www.islandheadhhi.com Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 Jenkins Rd. Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. With two locations to serve you, Island Head offers premium family fun water experiences in Hilton Head. We are TripAdvisor Top Rated! Breathtaking tours led by USCG-licensed captains. Enjoy our high-flying parasail for beautiful views of the Island and beyond. Island Head also offers kayaks, standup paddleboarding, dolphin tours, boat rentals, fishing charters, private charters and Daufuskie Island trips. Ask about our fireworks cruises in the summer months. Island Head will take you on an experience you will never forget! See ad pages 51 & 65. Call (843) 686-4386 or visit our website to book your fun! 46 Island Events May 2021

Island Skiff Adventure Tours

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

Island Water Sports

www.islandwatersportshhi.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, next to The Salty Dog Café, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Whether you are looking for a relaxing activity or an exhilarating adventure, you can find all the fun you’re seeking at Island Water Sports. The water activities and rentals in South Beach Marina provide a fun and convenient way to enjoy the coastal waters of Hilton Head Island. You, your family and friends will have a blast riding the waves on a waverunner, or exploring the calmer waters on a kayak or paddleboard. You can find all the fun you’re looking for at Island Water Sports. Call or book online. (843) 671-7007.

Savannah Riverboat Cruises

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ACTIVITIES to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Hear the captain’s tales and historic 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.

Sea Monkeys Watersports

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

Sky Pirate Boat Rentals

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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.

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

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ACTIVITIES approximately one week per month. All headliners are nationally touring comedymagicians and standup comedians. Kerry has been headlining casinos and showrooms for three decades. He is a favorite at the worldfamous Magic Castle in Hollywood, appearing in the Palace of Mystery on a regular basis, and has enjoyed numerous television appearances over the years. Kerry’s “Funny Not Filthy” approach to the art has contributed to a refreshing and very entertaining full evening show, which has earned Comedy Magic 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 hiltonhead.com

who have called it home, is a bit of a nonconformist. Stay for a while and rent a colorful cottage. Be adventurous and explore a ghost tour or guided/self-guided tour. Sip and tour the Silver Dew Winery and Bloody Point Lighthouse. Tempt your taste buds at the Old Daufuskie Crab Co. Relax and unwind while listening to live music with a refreshing drink. It’s time for The Daufuskie Difference. See ad page 59. (843) 342-8687.

ELECTRIC BIKES/VEHICLES Hilton Head Electric Bike Company

www.hiltonheadelectricbicycle.com Arrow Rd. H-18 on map. GPS: 112 Arrow Rd. As a family-owned business, Hilton Head Electric Bike Company is passionate about excellent customer service and making sure you have a great experience on your ebike. Our custom manufactured ebikes feature a built-in retractable charging system, LED headlights, cell phone holder, USB charging for devices, premium basket and ulock and a range of up to 100 miles! If you are looking for the experience of a knowledgeable guide, we are thrilled to offer three guided tours — our Beach Bum Tour, History and Nature Tour and the Bikes and Brews Tour. Start your electric adventure today for memories you May 2021 Island Events 49


ACTIVITIES won’t forget! See ad page 46. (843) 686-6888.

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 63. (844) 213-7433.

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. hiltonhead.com

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. (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

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PUBLIC BOAT LANDINGS

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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 May 2021

ACTIVITIES map. GPS: 80 Queens Folly Rd. Shelter Cove Marina, H-26 on map, GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Try some of the best fishing on Hilton Head Island in the flat, calm waters of the Palmetto Dunes Resort lagoon system, led by a native guide in a quiet, electric skiff. A nursery to a variety of saltwater fish species, this lagoon system holds giant redfish, trout, bluefish, black drum, flounder and tarpon. If your interest is in the ocean waters, take a ride on a flat skiff large enough for four people to relax or cast their lines for trout, red fish, ladyfish, jack crevalle, cobia, tarpon and sharks — or king mackerel, if the conditions are right. We supply the gear; all you need to do is show up and have fun. Select from half-day and full-day trips customized to your interests. See ad page 57. (844) 245-5164.

Island Head

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

Moneric EZ Cat Fishing Charters

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ACTIVITIES Eric, a member of the North End Charter Fishing Fleet, the premier fishing and sail­ing fleet on the Island, offers daily charter trips aboard the 27’ Key West, and will cus­tom­ize your outing for up to six passengers: from a few hours to all day for the fishing enthusiast. Bait, tackle and ice included. (843) 816-0215 or (843) 341-3742.

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, 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 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

www.islandheadhhi.com Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 Jenkins Rd. Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. With two locations to serve you, Island Head offers premium family fun water experiences in Hilton Head. We are TripAdvisor Top Rated! Breathtaking tours led by USCG-licensed captains. Enjoy our high-flying parasail for beautiful views of the Island and beyond. Island Head also offers kayaks, standup paddleboarding, dolphin tours, boat rentals, fishing charters, private charters and Daufuskie Island trips. Ask about our fireworks cruises in the summer months. Island Head will take you on an experience you will never forget! See ad pages 51 & 65. Call (843) 686-4386 or visit our website to book your fun! hiltonhead.com

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

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ACTIVITIES 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. hiltonhead.com

Sea Monkeys Watersports

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

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Great Blue Herons: The Patient Wader By Kathleen McMenamin Vicars, Master Naturalist

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ne of the most iconic birds of the Lowcountry is the great blue heron. The name reflects the colors of their beautiful plumage. These large and beautiful birds can be seen foraging shallow waters or gliding through our Southern skies. Great blue herons, Ardea Herodias, are the most common and the largest herons in North America, growing to be up to fourand-a-half feet tall with a six-foot wingspan. They have beautiful blue-grey coloring, chestnut thighs, a white belly and a white cap that sits atop their black-eye stripe. Males and females have the same coloring, but males may be a little bigger. Although they are such large birds, they only weigh up to six pounds. The average lifespan of a great blue heron is 15 years, but individual birds have been known to live up to 24 years. Herons usually move very slowly but, when needed, can snap into action quickly. They have been recorded at flying up to 30 mph. Their flight is very distinct; their neck curls up in a tight “S” shape, while their broad and rounded wings beat slowly, with their long legs trailing behind them. Herons are wading birds, which are most commonly seen in shallow waters. They are carnivores, with fish making up most of their diet, but they will also eat crustaceans, small reptiles, small rodents and insects. Walking slowly through shallow water, looking for small movements, once prey is spotted, their necks can spring at great speeds to pierce the prey, then swallow it whole. They will also stand motionless, waiting for prey to come to them, and have been known to stand still and wiggle their toes under the mud. This process fools fish into thinking

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that there are worms to eat, and then the herons get an easy meal. On Hilton Head, you can see them standing on the edge of the road, moving their head and neck side to side as they look straight up, which is a technique for catching insects, especially dragonflies. Great blues also help keep the alligator population in control by eating the freshly hatched baby gators. During breeding season, herons will nest in colonies for safety. Males will choose the nesting spot, usually high up in tall pine trees. He will then begin displays in order to attract a mate. Great blue herons will be monogamous during a season, but will change partners at the next breeding time. Once the pairs have been made, males will gather nesting materials, while the females construct the nest. Females will lay two to seven eggs. Both the male and female will incubate the eggs for about 30 days. The baby birds are able to fly after 60 days and will leave the nest after 90. These birds live on Hilton Head year-round. Great blues can be found throughout North America, all the way through the Northern parts of South America, and heron migration is dependent on where they live. Birds that live in areas where the water freezes in the winter will migrate South during those seasons. The great blues on Hilton Head do not migrate. They can be found in both fresh and saltwater areas. Keep an eye out for them in marshes, ponds, streams, lakes and nearshore areas. H2O Sports is a great place to spark curiosity and inspire learning through adventure in all ages. For details on other water activities, go to H2OSports.com. hiltonhead.com


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t’s mid April as I write this, and air and water temperatures are warming quickly, heralding the arrival of summer. Spanish mackerel have been caught offshore and fast-moving schools of bonito have been sighted. Reliable eyes have reported a skyrocketing king mackerel just a few miles off the beach and the boating of a 40-pound cobia. The season is upon us, and by the time this goes to print, it will be in full swing. May is cobia time for most seasoned local anglers. Resembling a large chocolate catfish, the curious cobia is attracted to floating objects such as boats and buoys. They love to follow large sharks and rays, and less experienced fishermen often mistake them for sharks when they begin to circle the boat. Typically, the males are smaller, while the females grow quite large — sometimes 80 to 100 lbs! Your best bet for bait is live or dead menhaden, but cobia have been known to devour live eels, pinfish, whiting and shrimp. Infamous for charging every offering thrown at them, these fickle fish will sometimes just turn tail at the last second and refuse to eat anything at all! They can be caught on artificial lures such as large bucktail jigs or plugs.

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These brawny battlers have become so popular of late that regulations have been tightening almost every year. For the whole month of May, cobia must be released if caught in state waters. Outside the month of May, keeper fish must now be 36” to the fork (up three inches), and bag limits are down to one per person or three per boat in state waters. Offshore in federal waters, fish may be kept in May and the boat limit is six, or one per angler. Cobia offer great sport, and if you’re fortunate enough to catch a legal fish you can be assured of a delicious dinner. Like many fish, cobia’s popularity in restaurants helped contribute to a decline in their numbers. If last season was any indication, though, the inshore population seems to be on the upswing. Let’s hope so! Capt. Miles Altman of Bayrunner 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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schedule. See ad page 47. (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 restaurants for all tastes, historic sites from Savannah hiltonhead.com

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.

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

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Discover more with GOLF By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy With 24 championship courses on the Island, plus 40 more in the surrounding area, Hilton Head is an undisputed golfer’s paradise. So what are you waiting for? Take the next step in your golf game, whatever that is!

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- Investigate techniques that will up your game. Whether it’s digging into the science or using your imagination, there is always another layer to peel back and consider. Pro tip: The best golfers play shots through in their minds before stepping up to the tee. - State-of-the-art facilities! The Robert Trent Jones Top Tracer Driving Range has no equal in South Carolina. Pro tip: This is the premier place on the Island to practice your swing and cool, shady spots abound!

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- Cancel your busy thoughts. Being deep into your game in the heart of a beautiful golf course is like wearing noise-cancelling headphones; the rest of the world just melts away. Pro tip: Many golfers admit to using golf as a sort of meditation, coming away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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- Victory is less about the number and more about playing to the best of your ability. One of the best ways to do this is to enlist a golf coach to help you work through the mechanics of your game. Pro tip: Lessons with a real golf pro are available right now!

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- Effortless power is possible, and it's the name of the game. The most successful golfers know how to use their bodies to create optimal angles for the most efficient golf swing. Pro tip: It's all about physics! - Recent studies have shown that the frequent, moderate intensity workout that golf provides can add five years to your lifespan! Pro tip: Relaxing and stretching between shots can do wonders for your health and your golf game. 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 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 47. For more information and to make reservations, call (843) 681-3256 or visit our website.

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

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

MINIATURE GOLF Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

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

Legendary Golf

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

Pirate’s Island Golf

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

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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 May 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 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.

Rent Or Buy A Moke On Hilton Head Island

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, call (843) 686-4443 or visit our website.

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

Old Town Trolley Tours

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 of your tour of Savannah. Pick up and drop-off approximately every 20 minutes at 15 convenient stops. See ad page 50. (912) 525-1371.

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. See ad page 75. (843) 842-2787.

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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.

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WHAT TO KNOW

On Hilton Head Island

Alcohol:

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

Roundabouts:

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

Beaches:

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


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active gym membership and $10 per class for all guests and nonmembers. 8:30-9:15 a.m. Reservations are required and participants must be 16 or older. For reservations or more information, call (843) 842-1979 or visit www. seapines.com/fitness.

Mondays

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

Tuesdays

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

Colonial era on the Island and more as you tour one of the Island’s most intriguing sites. Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing. $15, adult and $10 per child. Reservations required. 574 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For reservations or more information, visit www.heritagelib.org/tours.

Tuesdays

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

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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

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Community Parks

Barker Field

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.

Crossings Park

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

Rowing and Sailing Center

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

Mitchelville Freedom Park

Home to the first self-governed settlement for freed slaves in the United States after the Civil War, this park has great views in a quiet setting. It offers historic exhibits, interpretive signage, trails, beach access, picnic pavilion, observation gazebo and restrooms. 10 Fish Haul Creek Rd. 66 Island Events May 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.

shelter Cove Community Park

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

Old House Creek Dock

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

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CALENDAR ed in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including Mitchelville. Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing. $15, adult and $10 per child. Reservations required. Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Dr. For reservations or more information, visit www.heritagelib.org/tours.

May 1-30

Children and adults can order a variety of craft activities preassembled 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/events.

May 2

Back this year during National Bike Month, Pedal Hilton Head is proud to partner with the best our Island has to offer, providing

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participants with an amazing backdrop for the most impactful bike ride you will take all year. Rides for every level of cyclist give pedalers a chance to see Hilton Head Island, a Gold Level Bike Friendly Community, through a two-wheeled lens, featuring some of the best vistas on the Island. For reservations and more information, visit www.pedalhhi.org.

May 7-15

“Johnny Mercer, the Man and His Music” is on stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Experience a musical journey through the life of the Lowcountry songwriting legend. This cabaret-style musical brings Mercer’s timeless songs to the stage, with fascinating narration woven throughout. Evening performances, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

May 8

Calling all mothers/mother figures and sons to the first “Island Rec Center Mother Son Night!” Enjoy a fun game night with your favorite little man. Popcorn, hot dogs and a few other carnival refreshments will be served. DJ Jeff Taylor will be spinning tunes, and board game challenges and yard games, along with other activities, will be provided by Extreme Firehouse. Please wear comfortable

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CALENDAR clothes and shoes. 5-7 p.m. $25 per couple and $10 for each additional child. 20 Wilborn Rd. Register by May 7 at www.events. islandreccenter.org.

May 14-16

The 35th Annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show takes place at Buckwalter Place, Bluffton, SC. This year’s show will feature hundreds of local home and garden experts, all in one location, who will provide visitors the insight and inspiration needed to renovate, decorate and landscape their homes this spring. Events include DIY workshops, product cooking demos, kids’ zone activities and many more seminars. All workshops and seminars are free. Admission is $5 for ages 18 and older; kids are free. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 12-4 p.m. 400 Buckwalter Place. For more information, visit www.lowcountryhomeandgardenshow.com.

May 28-29

“Black Jacket Symphony’s RUMOURS” is on stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. This full rock concert brings Fleetwood Mac’s legendary album to life. Black Jacket Symphony is true to the Fleetwood Mac sound with every note. 7:30 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 8422787 or www.artshhi.com.

May 28-31

Celebrate in Style with Tanger this Memorial Day weekend! The perfect way to kick-off summer is with a shopping trip to Tanger Outlets. Whether it’s red, white and blues, or new sumhiltonhead.com

mer hues, you’ll find extra savings for the whole family at your favorite brand stores. 1414 and 1256 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.

May 29-30

Presented by Nash Gallery, this year’s Hilton Head Island Art Festival will feature a wide selection of beautiful art, including pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, photography and more — all made in the USA. Experience fine art, casual dining, live music and shopping within beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Due to Covid-19, please call (843) 785-6424 or visit www.hiltonheadartfestival.com to confirm dates and times.

May 31

The Hilton Head Council Navy League hosts the Hilton Head Annual Memorial Day Remembrance at the Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park. Come and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation and freedom. The ceremony includes a guest speaker from Parris Island, the mayor of Hilton Head will present a proclamation, and music by the Hilton Head Choral Society. Taps will be played as a wreath is placed at the memorial. Free and open to the public. 9-11:30 a.m. 59 Shelter Cove Ln. Sometimes events change without prior notice. Please call the listed phone numbers or visit their websites for confirmation of dates/times. To include your event in the calendar, call (843) 757-9889, fax (843) 757-9189 or e-mail calendar@hiltonhead.com. May 2021 Island Events 69


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Make the most out of May by enjoying musical productions, Memorial Day events and kid-friendly entertainment highlights — just a few of the happenings taking place this month on Hilton Head Island.

Pedal Hilton Head

On May 2, the Pedal Hilton Head Club partners with the best our Island has to offer. The ride provides participants an amazing backdrop for a bike ride, while benefiting the Boys and Girls Club Community. Pedalers will not only enjoy cycling, but will bask in Hilton Head’s beach lifestyle while learning about our exceptional history and visiting our newest Island gem, Lowcountry Celebration Park! Rides for every level of cyclist gives pedalers a chance to see Hilton Head Island, a Gold Level Bike Friendly Community, through a two-wheeled lens, featuring some of the best vistas on the Island. www.pedalhhi.org.

Johnny Mercer, the Man and His Music Enjoy the music of this Savannah native at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina from May 7-15. Experience a musical journey through the life of the Lowcountry songwriting legend. This cabaret-style musical brings Mercer’s timeless songs to the stage with fascinating narration woven throughout. Evening performances, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m. (843) 842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

Mother Son Night

Calling all mothers/mother figures and sons to the first “Island Rec Center Mother Son Night!” On May 8, enjoy a fun game night with your favorite little man. Popcorn, hot dogs and a few other carnival refreshments will be served. DJ Jeff Taylor will be spinning tunes, and board game challenges and yard games, along with other activities, will be provided by Extreme Firehouse. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 5-7 p.m. $25 per couple and $10 for each additional child. www.events. islandreccenter.org.

The 35th Annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show

Tap into your inner landscape designer May 14-16 at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton. This year’s show will feature hundreds of local home and garden experts, all in one location, who will provide visitors the insight and 70 Island Events May 2021

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inspiration needed to renovate, decorate and landscape their homes this spring. Events include DIY workshops, product cooking demos, kids’ zone activities and many more seminars. All workshops and seminars are free. Admission is $5 for ages 18 and older; kids are free. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 12-4 p.m. www.lowcountryhomeandgardenshow.com.

Black Jacket SYmphony Live On Stage

“Black Jacket Symphony’s RUMOURS” is on stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on May 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. This full rock concert brings Fleetwood Mac’s legendary album to life. Black Jacket Symphony is true to the Fleetwood Mac sound with every note. (843) 8422787 or www.artshhi.com.

Tanger Outlets' Memorial Day weekend Savings

From May 28-31, celebrate in style with Tanger Memorial Day weekend! A shopping trip to Tanger Outlets is the perfect way to kick off summer. Whether it’s red, white and blues, or new summer hues, you’ll find extra savings for the whole family at your favorite brand stores. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.

Hilton Head Island Art Festival

Presented by Nash Gallery, this year’s festival will take place on May 29 and 30. It will feature a wide selection of beautiful art, including pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, photography and more — all made in the USA. Experience fine art, casual dining, live music and shopping within beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. For details due to Covid-19, please call (843) 785-6424 or www.HiltonHeadArtFestival.com.

Memorial Day Remembrance

The Hilton Head Council Navy League hosts the Hilton Head Annual Memorial Day Remembrance at the Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park on May 31. Come and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation and freedom. The ceremony includes a guest speaker from Parris Island, the mayor of Hilton Head will present a proclamation, and there will be music by the Hilton Head Choral Society. Taps will be played as a wreath is placed at the memorial. Free and open to the public. 9-11:30 a.m. Event dates and times are subject to change without notice and many are subject to weather conditions. Please call or visit listed websites to confirm. hiltonhead.com

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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 May 2021

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

Bike the Beach

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

Dolphin Days

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

Reel Fun

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

Sail Away

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

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

Go Wild

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

Paddle Time

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

Fly High

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

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

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

ACTIVITIES Adventure Cove Family Fun Center Pg. 42 Bayrunner Fishing Charters Pg. 58 Bluewater Adventure Pg. 37 Bluewater Adventure Party Cycle-Boat Pg. 37 Captain Hook Party Fishing Boat Pg. 43 Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises Pg. 61 Carolina Rides Pg. 63 Comedy Magic Cabaret Pg. 9 Daufuskie Difference Pg. 59 Dolphin & Nature Tours Pg. 69 Dolphin Discoveries Pg. 55 The First Tee of the Lowcountry Pg. 67 Gale Warning Private 74 Island Events May 2021

Fishing Charters Pg. 43 Hilton Head Bicycle Company Pg. 46 Hilton Head Outfitters Pg. 57 Hilton Head Speedboat Tours Pg. 39 Hilton Head Yacht Charter Pg. 45 Island Cruisers Bike Rentals Pg. 63 Island Head Watersports Pgs. 51 & 65 Island Skiff Adventure Tours Pg. 39 Kayak Hilton Head Pg. 55 Lawton Stables Pg. 38 Legendary Golf Pg. 49 LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals Pg. 36 Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals Pg. 49 Old Town Trolley Tours Pg. 50 Pedals Pg. 44 Pirate’s Island Pg. 61 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 79 Sea Monkeys Watersports Pg. 47 Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Pgs. 25 & 35 Sky Pirate Watersports Pg. 53

Sundance Bike Rentals Pg. 38

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

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

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


MAY 7 – 15 Experience a musical journey through the life of Lowcountry songwriter legend Johnny Mercer. This cabaretstyle musical brings Mercer’s timeless songs to the stage with fascinating narration woven throughout. Johnny Mercer absorbed the influences of his Lowcountry region and its people, merging music to create an entirely new sound.

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Palmera Inn and Suites

Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort

The SeaCrest

The Beach House The Breakers

Best Western Players Club Holiday Inn Express

Grand Hilton Head Inn

Ocean Oak Resort by Hilton

Best Western Ocean Breeze Inn

Marriott’s Grand Ocean Resort

Marriott’s Monarch

Swallowtail

Spicebush

South Beach Marina Inn

The Inn At Harbour Town

Marriott’s Harbour Club

Marriott’s Heritage Club

Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort & Marina

Marriott’s Welcome Center


The Westin Resort & Spa

Marriott’s Barony Beach Club

Hampton Inn

Island Club

Fiddler’s Cove

Island Links

Sea Cloisters

Hilton Head Beach & Tennis

Marriott’s SurfWatch

Hilton Head Resort

Simple Rewards Inn

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Marriott’s Harbour Point & Sunset Pointe

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Omni Hotel & Resort

Days Inn

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Red Roof Inn

Sonesta Resort

Palmera Inn and Suites

Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort

Bluewater Resort & Marina

The Spa On Port Royal Sound

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To the leeward side. Match division. Golfer’s score goes here. Harbour ____ – A Hilton Head Island experience you’ll never forget. 13. Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises – No ____ turned away. 14. Hilton Head Speedboat Tours – Each boat has a cooler and an ____ for personal belongings. 15. Drenched. 16. Branch of the military: Abbr. 17. Vital and Essential Drug: Abbr. 18. Ignition: Abbr. 20. Suffix meaning the recipient of a grant. 21. Fresh Produce for feel good clothes women want ____ wear every day. 23. Hilton Head Outfitters for a surfboard, jogging stroller or fishing ____. 24. Comedy Magic Cabaret – Teens are welcome ____ accompanied by a parent. 25. Chocolate Canopy at 55 ____ Orleans Road. 28. Bluewater Adventure – Catamaran drivers must be 18 and ____ a valid driver’s license. 30. Hilton Head Yacht Charter – Enjoy exotic water toys such ____ a SeaBob. 31. Island Fudge Shoppe with 16 flavors of home____ fudge. 32. Heritage Library has tours on HHI’s development from prehistory to the modern ____. 33. Shelter Cove Marina with 178 boat slips for boats ____ to 78 Island Events May 2021

145 feet in length. The ____ factor. Scale note. Horsepower: Abbr. International organization: Abbr. 40. Month in the Hebrew calendar. 41. Shelter Cove Harbour for apparel, jewelry, gifts and fine ____. 44. Moisten or soak fibers. 46. While in the Lowcountry, try this smoked. 47. Kilwins – Buy two slices of fudge and get one ____. 48. Ever: Poetic. 49. Laugh. 50. British Irish Exchange: Abbr. 51. Greek letter. 53. Symbol for element didymium. 54. American Canoe Association: Abbr. 56. Ultraviolet light: Abbr. 57. Island Head will take you on ____ experience you will never forget! 58. Spelling: Abbr. 59. Total harmonic distortion: Abbr. 60. Pronoun. 34. 35. 37. 38.

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1. Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Costumed Tour – Tuesdays ____ 10:30 a.m. 2. Island Skiff Adventure Tours – See the natural beauty of Hilton Head and the ____country. 3. Sheep.

4. Complete. 5. Dolphin & Nature Tours on the beautiful Broad Creek and Calibogue ____. 6. Ensign: Abbr. 7. One decade. 8. Pirate’s Island Golf – See pirates incarcerated in cells in hidden ____. 9. Beach Properties of Hilton Head – Our rental properties ____ in the Island’s premier destinations. 10. Hilton Head Outfitters Fishing Charters – Cast lines for trout, ____fish, cobia and more. 11. Golfer __ __ Points. 19. Sky Pirate Parasail & Watersports – ____ tubing, paddleboarding and water skiing. 20. Emergency fund: Abbr. 21. First Tee of ____ Lowcountry. 22. Handy thing to have in a boat. 24. Bluewater Adventure Party Cycle-Boat ____ a BYOB and you must be 21 to board. 25. Sea Monkeys Watersports for a ____ tour on the pristine waters of Skull Creek. 26. Man’s nickname. 27. Destination Vacation Hilton Head – ____ specialize in luxury oceanfront and beach rental homes. 29. Tanger Outlets – Shoppers know the name Tanger stands for outstanding ____. 30. The Harbour Town Shops feature fine ____, home décor, boutiques and more. 31. The Great Lakes State: Abbr. 33. University of Houston: Abbr. 36. Main Street Village – Familyowned businesses provide a fun day for ____. 39. Bubba’s Cabin Lowcountry Outfitters is the premier destination for all your fishing ____. 40. LowSea Bike, ____ and Baby Rentals. 42. About: Abbr. 43. Town in Honduras. 45. Captain Hook Party Fishing Boat for an offshore wreck fishing ____. 47. Legendary Golf – Kids ____ and under free with paying adult. 49. Camp Hilton Head for T-shirts, shorts or a ____. 50. Hilton Head Electric Bike Co. – Take the guided Beach ____ Tour. 52. Historic Fort Mitchel Tour – See a defense battery erected ____ 1862. 55. Adventure Cove Family Fun Center – See ____ for moneysaving offer. Puzzle Answers on Page 63. hiltonhead.com


SAVANNAH’S ONLY

Riverboat Dining Experience

Specialty Cruises

Daytime Cruises

narrated harbor cruises ☸

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH & DINNER CRUISE May 9th Sailing 1–2:30 pm & 7–9 pm FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH & DINNER CRUISE June 20th Sailing 1-2:30pm & 7-9pm

1 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Every Sat & Sun in Jan & Dec Every Wed–Sun in Feb Daily from Mar–Nov PLUS Dec 26–31 3:30 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Saturdays only in Feb, Mar & Nov Daily from Apr–Oct

narrated harbor luncheon cruise 1 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Saturdays in Feb, Mar & Nov Mon–Sat from Apr–Oct (reservations required)

sunday brunch cruise

1 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Sundays from February–November

Gift Cards ava i l a b l e

(reservations required)

Evening Cruises

dinner entertainment cruise 7 p.m. year-round lasts 2 hours (call for schedule)

monday gospel dinner cruise

7 p.m. from April–October lasts 2 hours (advance reservations required)

sunset cruise

7 p.m. lasts 2 hours Daily from April–October (based on availability)

For reservations & tickets, visit 9 East River Street or www.savannahriverboat.com 912.232.6404 • Departing from River Street behind City Hall hiltonhead.com

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