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EDITORS Allison Hersh Karen Cooper Lorraine Jenness

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Capt. Miles Altman Mark Anders Anneliza Itkor Georgene Mortimer Doug Weaver ACCOUNTING Mallory Raley

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COLIGNY PLAZA RESTAURANTS

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ISLAND FUDGE SHOPPE

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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 pingpong. Courts and equipment are available to rent. Reservations recommended. (866) 242-3169 or www.palmettodunes.com.

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Ongoing

The First Tee of the Lowcountry is open to the 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.thefirstteelowcountry.org.

Ongoing

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. Reservations required. (843) 671-2586 or www.lawtonstables.com.

Ongoing

Daily wine tastings, wine by the glass and cheese platters are available at the Island Winery. Mon.-Sat., 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. 12A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or www.islandwinery.com.

Ongoing

Complimentary Tanger Shopper Shuttle between the two shopping centers, 12-5 p.m. daily. Shuttles depart Tanger 1 behind Shopper Services and across from Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th every 30 minutes on the hour and Tanger 2 behind Shopper Services and at the Salty Dog Restaurant at 15 and 45 after the hour. 1414 and 1256 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead. hiltonhead.com

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IT’S GREEK TO ME

11 Lagoon Rd. (843) 842-4033 itsgreektomehhi.com

KILWINS

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

THE SALTY DOG CAFÉ

South Beach Marina Village 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 saltydog.com

SHELTER COVE HARBOUR RESTAURANTS 1 Harbourside Ln. (866) 661-3822 sheltercovehiltonhead.com

TANGER OUTLETS RESTAURANTS 1256 and 1414 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead


SHELTER COVE HARBOUR & MARINA Presents:

THURSDAY NIGHTS FROM 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. LIVE MUSIC plus food & drink stations around Neptune statue!

SEPTEMBER DATES: 5th The Headliners 12th Deas Guyz 19th The Headliners 26 th Target The Band OCTOBER DATES: 3rd Deas Guyz 10th The Headliners 17th Stee & The Ear Candy FREE ADMISSION! NO COOLERS OR OUTSIDE FOOD PLEASE. Please bring canned good donation for

LOCATED MID-ISLAND AT MILE MARKER 8, ACROSS FROM PALMETTO DUNES. *All events, weather permitting & subject to change. Limited seating, please bring a chair. VISIT THE SHELTER COVE HARBOUR AND MARINA FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES.

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

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. 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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Live music performed on the docks at The Salty Dog Café. The Sea Pines Resort, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or www. saltydog.com.

Ongoing

The Salty Dog Happy Hour Cruises feature a ride around the Calibogue Sound on a 63’ powered catamaran with upper and lower decks, along with a full bar and galley kitchen offering Island-inspired food and beverage menus, plus tropical tunes to set the mood. Ages 21 and older. Visit cruise.saltydog.com for cruise schedule, ticket purchases and hiltonhead.com

Join Island Party Bus for a daytime pub crawl and evening bar hop. For $150, the pub crawl takes you to the local breweries and wineries from 1:30-6 p.m. The $65 evening bar hop is from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., and takes you to popular Island destinations with live performers and entertainment. Pickup location is 32 Office Park Rd., Ste. 206 (upstairs across the street from South End Harris Teeter). Call for reservations. (843) 290-7098 or www. hhislandartybus.com.

Monday-Saturday

Visit the Hilton Head Distillery to taste their September 2019 Island Events 13


Vintages from Mexico offer incredible opportunities for discovery. By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Looking for a great wine discovery? Look no further than our neighbor to the south. Mexico has a thriving wine region, with a wide variety of delicious wines and a fascinating history. Let’s explore.

Guadalupe Valley Vineyard By Tomas Castelazo - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia. org/w/index.php?curid=3209506

Wine grapes first arrived in Mexico with the Spanish conquistadors in the sixteenth century. After some years of trial and error, Mexican wines soon became preferred in the western colonies over wine from Spain. This fact — and the rise of the French wine industry — prompted Spanish King Phillip II to put an end to all Mexican wine production, in favor of local Spanish wine. However, some Jesuits and Dominican orders revolted. The Jesuits established vineyards in the Santo Tomas region, and the Dominicans set up vineyards in the Guadalupe Valley. Today, both regions thrive in the heart of Mexican wine country. Another fascinating chapter in Mexican wine history came in the early 1900s, when the Christian Russian Molokans (a.k.a “Jumpers”) relocated to Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley to escape religious persecution in their home country. They used their advanced farming skills to grow grapes, producing exceptionally high-quality wine. Their wine-making influence is still seen in the region today. The most recent advance for Mexican wines came in the 1980s, when the National Viticulture Association began a global effort to promote modern grape-growing and wine-making techniques. Mexican vineyards contain a mix of French, Spanish and Italian grapes that are particularly well-suited to the hot, dry climate. In this melting pot of grapes, you will find many unique wine blends that don’t follow European traditions. In Mexico, the vast majority of wine production occurs in the northern state of Baja, California, where the rugged terrain and cool fog off the Pacific Ocean help mitigate the searing heat. The major wine-making subre14 Island Events September 2019

gions include Santo Tomas Valley and the Guadalupe Valley, established long ago Grapes during by the Jesuit, pigmentation in the Molokan and the Valle de Guadalupe Dominican Christians. In particu- © Tomas Castelazo, www. tomascastelazo.com/ lar, the Guadalupe Wikimedia Commons Valley, known as the “Napa of Mexico,” is a tourist destination and home to many boutique wineries. The wines from Baja share many characteristics with other warm-climate wines from regions such as Argentina, Southern Europe and South Africa. The slow change in temperature from summer to fall allows the grapes to become fully ripe, creating higher levels of alcohol. The longer growing season also allows the natural grape acids to drop off, so the resulting wines have bolder, ripe fruit flavors and less acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay are the most planted grapes in Mexico, all of which thrive in the Mexican climatic zone. Merlot, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier also produce fine wines in this region. If you’re interested in trying a wine from Mexico, they aren’t too difficult to find. Large wine mega-stores may stock them, but they also can be purchased through reputable online distributors. Mexican wines are wellpriced and certainly worth exploring. The perfect bottle of hand-crafted artisan wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Rd. Wine by the glass, cheese platters and $5 tastings are available Monday-Saturday from 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. (843) 842-3141 or www.islandwinery.com. hiltonhead.com


CALENDAR 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. 2-7 p.m. 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 or www.hiltonheaddistillery.com.

Mondays

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

Mondays

Tour Fort Mitchel, a historic Civil War earthwork battery, with an experienced guide. Fort Mitchel is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Dr. When entering the plantation, ask guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. Admission is $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. 10 a.m. (843) 686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

Mondays

Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on a Forest Preserve Wagon Journey. (Not available on Sep. 9.) Reservations required. 3:30-4:30 p.m. (843) 842-1979 or www. seapines.com/events. 

Tuesday-Sunday

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours through 10 Native Islander neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Tours are Tues.-Sat. at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sun. at noon. Departing from the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or www.gullaheritage.com.

Tuesday-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. 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-7757 or www.comedymagiccabaret.com.

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Cherry Lime Rickey Ingredients: 1.5 oz of Platinum White Rum .75 oz of cherry simple syrup .75 oz lime juice

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• Pour all of the ingredients, except the club soda, into a shaker with ice. • Shake until cold. • Lastly, serve over ice & top with club soda.

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DINING Captain John’s Galley at The Salty Dog Café

www.saltydog.com ­­­South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Enjoy seafood right out of the ocean and onto your plate. Serving great seafood, steaks, pasta and more in a fun, nautical atmosphere. Now serving lunch and dinner; bar open late night. See ad Outside Back Cover. (843) 671-2233.

Coligny Plaza Restaurants

www.colignyplaza.com Coligny Circle, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Since 1955, locals have made Coligny their go-to place for finding whatever “IT” is, while millions of visitors make Coligny part of their family tradition of enjoying all that the Island has to offer. With a wide array of restaurants, there is truly something for everyone. Visit the website for the special event schedule. See ad page 29. (843) 842-6050.

Comedy Magic Cabaret

www.comedymagiccabaret.com South Island Sq., F-24 on map. GPS: 843 Wm. hiltonhead.com

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 17. (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 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. (866) 561-8802.

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DINING 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, of course), 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.

It’s Greek To Me

www.itsgreektomehhi.com 11 Lagoon Rd., across from Coligny Plaza, C-19 on map. GPS: 11 Lagoon Rd. A favorite of locals and visitors alike for over 20 years. Enjoy an array of specialty and authentic Greek dishes pre­pared from scratch, using secret family recipes and only the finest ingre­dients. You will find an abundance of gluten-free items on the menu. Serving lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. Dine indoors or on the spa­cious outdoor patio. Happy hour, 4-7 p.m. Takeout and kid’s menu available. Plenty of on-site parking for our customers. See ad page 15. (843) 842-4033.

Land’s End Tavern

www.saltydog.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Serving everything from fresh sea­food to deli­cious steaks, it’s hard not to find something to enjoy and almost impos­ sible to forget the water­­front view. Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad Outside Back Cover. (843) 671-5456. 18 Island Events September 2019

The Salty Dog Café

www.saltydog.com South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr.; Tanger 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Enjoy the famous steamed shrimp, frozen drinks, casual atmosphere, great food and live entertainment at the Island’s favorite outdoor café overlooking beautiful Braddock’s Cove. Now serving lunch and dinner; bar open late night. See ad Outside Back Cover. (843) 671-2233 or Bluffton: (843) 837-3344.

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 pages 4 & 5. (843) 837-5410.

The Wreck of the Salty Dog

www.saltydog.com South Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Over­­­­­­looking Braddock’s Cove at South Beach Marina. Offering casual dining with the same spirit as The Salty Dog Café. Fresh seafood, delicious steaks, sandwiches and tempt­ing cock­tails in a nautical atmosphere with one of the best views on the Island. Call for hours. Open seasonally. See ad Outside Back Cover. (843) 671-SEAS (7327). hiltonhead.com


HILTON HEAD HISTORY

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

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

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

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

Late 1950s

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

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. September 2019 Island Events 19


September Highlights may Sonummer unofficially end Labor Day, but

there are still plenty of warm-weather activities, annual festivals and special events to please every age, taste and interest. From super sales, concerts and fundraisers to family events, here are just a few ways to spend sunny days this September.

SEA PINES With over 40 years of Harbour Town entertainment, Sea Pines classic Gregg Russell will perform a special Labor Day concert, September 1, 8-9:30 p.m. You can find him underneath the Liberty Oak, entertaining adults and children alike. His free concerts are not to be missed. 149 Lighthouse Rd., The Sea Pines Resort. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events. Experience fall in the South on September 7 at 4 p.m. at the South Beach Crab Boil, hosted by The Salty Dog. From snow, Dungeness and king crab legs, to burgers paired with a beer, nothing beats a crisp fall afternoon filled with great food, live music, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment, a visit with Jake, the Salty Dog and fantastic marina views. (843) 671-2233 or www. saltydog.com. Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) hosts their annual fall gala, September 10 at the Sea Pines Country Club. Enjoy a three-course dinner, live and silent auctions and cash bar, along with live music and dancing. This is an elegant way to help a vital cause. (843) 681-8413 or www.pephhi.org. The Sea Pines Resort is hosting an exciting new four-day golf tournament this fall, the Lighthouse Invitational Golf Tournament. The tournament takes place September 12-15, and offers the ultimate golfing experience. Play on all three of their championship courses, with exclusive privileges and amenities, including an opening night reception and putting contest at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links. A two-person tournament, open to both men and women, includes one round on each of the resort's acclaimed courses. Participants will enjoy an opening night reception and dinner in the Heritage Room


at the Harbour Town Clubhouse, a putting contest at the Harbour Town Golf Links putting green, daily breakfast and box lunches, unlimited range privileges with available practice rounds, a tee gift package valued at more than $500 and an awards ceremony with vacation prizes to resort destinations. For additional information, contact Leisure Golf Sales Manager Klinton Talmadge at ktalmadge@seapines.com or (843) 842-1864. Please join Stan Smith, Sea Pines Resort's touring professional for the last 48 years, past champion of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and former U.S. Olympic men's coach and his staff, September 13-15 for a funfilled weekend. The class takes place at the Sea Pines Racquet Club and will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork and many practice drills. With a maximum student to pro ratio of 4:1, you are guaranteed a lot of personal attention. Tickets are $305 and the event is for adults only. Reservations required. (843) 363-4495 or www.seapines.com. There's a Corn Moon on September 13 and 14, and the Salty Dog will be doing some serious moon gazing from our 63' powered catamaran with upper and lower decks. The cruise is two hours and will serve Celestial Snacks and Lunar Libations. The full bar and galley on board will be open to purchase food, drink and moon-inspired specials. 6:30-8:30 p.m., with boarding one hour before. (843) 671-2233, www.cruise. saltydog.com or www.saltydog.com. Spend a perfect autumn afternoon in South Beach and enjoy one of Hilton Head's signature dishes, a Lowcountry Boil. Loaded with tasty boil favorites like fresh shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes, paired perfectly with live music and fun family activities. Event takes place September 14 at 4 p.m., and is hosted by The Salty Dog. www.saltydog.com.

The second Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival will be held September 20 and 21 on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. The event will feature a shrimp-tasting contest, food, craft beer, live music by Cranford Hollow and a fun zone for children, including face painting and bounce houses. Friday evening is the Craft Brew Fest from 5-8 p.m. with beers from over 12 local and regional breweries. Saturday's events are 2-5 p.m., featuring shrimp, craft beer and wine. Tickets are $35. The Shrimp and Craft Beer Ticket Combo is $65, which includes a two-day ticket for both Friday and Saturday events. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are nonrefundable. The Sea Pines gate fee will be waived for guests with event wristband or advance-purchased Shrimp Festival ticket. www.hiltonheadshrimpfest.com. There’s not much that beats the mouthwatering combination of a fall craft beer and a loaded Salty Dog burger at the Craft Beer and Burger Fest, hosted by The Salty Dog. Mix in live music and a gorgeous afternoon on the docks of South Beach, and you’ve got one perfect day. Event takes place September 21 at 4 p.m. (843) 671-2233 or www.saltydog.com. Take part in the largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind in South Carolina with The Sea Pines Resort’s team at the Sea Pines Beach Sweep. Conducted annually since 1988, the sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Beach Sweep runs from 9 a.m.noon, September 21 at the Sea Pines Beach Club. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. Stop by South Beach Marina for the annual Wings and Chili Cook-Off at the Salty Dog Continued on pg. 32


ARTS & SERVICES ACCOMMODATIONS 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 amazing array of properties. See ad page 7. (843) 785-7774 or (877) 874-7244.

BEACH GEAR/BABY ITEM RENTALS 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 includes a variety of cribs, strollers, highchairs, booster seats, swings and much more. All items meet safety standards, while keeping your baby clean and happy. Free delivery, setup and pickup. See ad page 51. Order online or call (843) 384-9322.

Yankee Pedaler Rentals

www.yankeepedalerbikerentals.com Yankee Pedaler offers an array of beach and baby gear. Rental items include cribs, rollaway beds, joggers, highchairs, beach chairs, umbrellas and more. Free Island-wide delivery and pickup. Ask for the Island Events’ special. See ad page 38. Reserve online or call (843) 785-2021. 22 Island Events September 2019

LIBRARIES Heritage Library

www.heritagelib.org 2 Corpus Christi, E-18 on map. GPS: 2 Corpus Christi, 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 23. (843) 686-6560.

SPECIAL EVENTS 7th Annual Savannah Food & Wine Festival

www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA. Experience Southern Charm and Hospitality Savannah Style. Celebrate the best in food and wine on Nov. 4-10. The festival brings together culinary experience, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to the Taste of Savannah main event on Sat., Nov. 9, there will be something for everyone who loves food, wine or both. For a full list of events/tickets, visit the website. See ad page 9. (912) 232-1223.

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, proving that life on our legendary white sand shores is so much more than a day at the beach. 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. hiltonhead.com


MONDAYS AT 10AM

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site 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 based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD

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Come enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island's most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins localed on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike $25/ADULT • $20/CHILD H bikes are provided

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An attitude as much as a fashion statement, Island Style is as individual as the hundreds of boutiques, specialty shops and factory outlet stores dotting our coastline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fallâ&#x20AC;? in love with your look this season with the latest Lowcountry fashions and accessories, jewelry and gifts, home furnishings and beach gear.

Feminine Island Accents South Beach Marina Village 232 S. Sea Pines Dr., Unit 109 (843) 842-3666 www.facebook.com/ islandaccentshhi/

Fantastic Shelter Cove Harbour Shops 1 Shelter Cove Ln. (866) 661-3822 www.sheltercovehiltonhead. com

Favorite Salty Dog T-Shirt Shops South Beach Marina Village 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2232 67 Arrow Rd. (843) 842-6331 Tanger Outlet 2, Bluffton (843) 837-5511 www.saltydog.com


Fabulous S.M. Bradford Co. The Village at Wexford 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 686-6161 Harbour Town 149 Lighthouse Rd., #D (843) 671-9191 www.smbradfordco.com

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

Fit Outside Hilton Head   The Plaza at Shelter Cove 50 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 686-6996 www.shopoutside.com

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Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 842-6050 www.colignyplaza.com


Island Style (Continued) Fearless Jakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shore Thing Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr., C-5 (843) 686-2330

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

Faithful Camp Hilton Head Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr., Unit L-1 (843) 686-4877

Call retailers for availability of featured merchandise.

Harbour Town 149 Lighthouse Rd., Ste. Q (843) 671-3600 www.camphiltonhead.com


SHOPPING CLOTHING Camp Hilton Head

www.camphiltonhead.com Harbour Town (near the Lighthouse), H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd.; Coligny Plaza (oceanside), C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. For the past 35 years, the lat­est styles in unique, im­printed resort wear for kids and adults, and spe­cial­­ized Hilton Head gifts and souvenirs, have been avail­able to “Take Hilton Head Home.” Logoed casual clothing, hats, dress­­­­es and spe­­cialty items are available. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-3600, (843) 671-4633 or (843) 686-4877.

Currents

www.smbradfordco.com Harbour Town, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd., Village at Wexford, F-19 on map. GPS: 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., #B. Fabulous jewelry, handbags and gifts. Tribal and Vineyard Vines are just a few of our apparel lines, with footwear that is fashionable and comfortable. See ad page 31. (843) 671-1919, (843) 686-2800.

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, 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 2. (843) 686-5099.

Island Accents Boutique

Facebook.com/islandaccentshhi. South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Island Accents is a women’s and children’s boutique that offers a wide variety of unique clothing, accessories, shoes and gifts that are the perfect accent for the visitor or native islander. Come on in today and take a piece of Hilton Head home. See ad page 28. (843) 842-3666.

Jake’s Shore Thing

Coligny Plaza. C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr., C-5. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe.” We fea­ture the full line of “Life is good” products, including cloth­­ing for the entire family, hats, mugs, bags, water bottles, golf balls, beach toys, dog items, jewelry and more. All hiltonhead.com

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SHOPPING powered by Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 31. (843) 686-2330.

Lilly Pulitzer S.M. Bradford Co.

Village at Wexford, F-19 on map, GPS: 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.; Harbour Town, H-8 on map, GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. Fresh, feminine, flattering, fun—these are the qualities that define Lilly Pulitzer! Lilly Pulitzer S.M. Bradford Co. offers Lilly’s amazing line of children’s apparel. Vineyard Vines and other complementary lines are offered as well. Nestled in the charming Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, Lilly Pulitzer S.M. Bradford Co. is a destination you will not want to miss! Open every day in season. See ad page 31. (843) 686-6161.

Outside Hilton Head

www.shopoutside.com The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 50 Shelter Cove Ln., Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, W-9 on map. GPS: 37 Boathouse St. Come check out our huge outdoor lines, including Patagonia, Kuhl and True Grit. The Island’s best selection of sunglasses from Maui Jim, Costa Del Mar and more. Protective sun clothing, 28 Island Events September 2019

kayaks, SUPs, sportswear, lifestyle wear for both men and women available. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory

www.saltydog.com South Beach Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr.; Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Rd.; Tanger 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. The Salty Dog Café has been a Hilton Head tradition since 1987. Available at three locations. See ad Outside Back Cover. Open daily. (843) 842-6331 (Arrow Rd.), (843) 671-2232 (South Beach) and (843) 837-5511 (Tanger 2).

DESSERTS Island Fudge Shoppe

www.islandfudge.com Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. With over 38 years in business, here you will find 16 flavors of homemade fudge, a wide variety of hand-dipped chocolates, candies and corporate gifts, along with a large selection of gift boxes and accessories. All candy made from scratch with the finest ingredients. Locally owned and operated. Don’t miss out on the pralines every Friday! Shipping available. See ad page 30. (843) 842-4280. hiltonhead.com


When you visit Coligny Plaza, you're not just enjoying the finest selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment on Hilton Head Island. You're supporting local businesses, owned and operated by your neighbors. You're connecting with a commitment to Hilton Head Island we've honored for more than 60 years, and one we're proud to carry on today. 1 N Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island, At Coligny Circle (843) 842-6050 | colignyplaza.com | facebook.com/colignyplaza

SHOPPING 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 27. (843) 785-2727.

Salty Dog Ice Cream Shop

www.saltydog.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Salty Dog Ice Cream is the perfect treat on a warm day. Offering a variety of homemade ice cream flavors with sprinkles and toppings galore, along with slushies, smoothies and more. Located below The Salty Dog T-Shirt Shop. Open seasonally. See ad Outside Back Cover. (843) 671-4749.

GIFTS Jake’s Cargo

www.saltydog.com Located at South Beach Marina in The Sea hiltonhead.com

Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Supplying gifts for pets and the people who love them. South Beach Marina’s biggest place to get all your favorite Salty Dog gear and pet souvenirs. Open daily. See ad Outside Back Cover. (843) 671-5022.

Jake’s Shore Thing

Coligny Plaza. C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr., C-5. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighbor­hood Shoppe.” We feature the full line of “Life is good” products, including cloth­­ing for the entire family, hats, mugs, bags, water bottles, golf balls, beach toys, dog items, jewelry and more. All powered by Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 31. (843) 686-2330.

The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory

www.saltydog.com Located at South Beach Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr.; Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Rd.; Tanger 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. The Salty Dog Café has been a Hilton Head tradition since 1987. Available at three Hilton Head Island area locations. See ad Outside Back Cover. Open daily. (843) 842-6331 (Arrow Rd.), (843) 671-2232 (South September 2019 Island Events 29


SHOPPING Beach) and (843) 837-5511 (Tanger 2).

South Beach General Store

www.camphiltonhead.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. Convenience items, along with special gourmet products. A complete line of logoed clothing, hats, dresses, shirts and gifts for every­one. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-6784.

OUTLETS Hilton Head Shirt Company

www.camphiltonhead.com The Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. A large selection of screen­printed T-shirts, sweat­shirts, jackets, shorts, hats, dresses, em­broi­dered polo shirts, as well as souvenir and gift items for everyone. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 686-5099.

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 80 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 125 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad pages 4 & 5. (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. Now under new ownership, and looking forward to seeing you. See ad page 30. (843) 842-4500.

SHOES Outside Hilton Head

www.shopoutside.com The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 50 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, 30 Island Events September 2019

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SHOPPING Bluffton, W-9 on map. GPS: 37 Boathouse St. The Lowcountry’s fun and performance shoe source, with great fashions from Kork-Ease, Toms, sport and performance from Chaco, Keen, Teva and Astral, plus a huge selection of sandals from Olukai, Reef, Sanuk and many more. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

SHOPPING CENTERS Coligny Plaza

www.colignyplaza.com Coligny Circle, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Since 1955, locals have made Coligny their go-to place for finding whatever “IT” is, while millions of visitors make Coligny part of their family tradition of enjoying all the Island has to offer. With over 60 specialty shops and restaurants, there is truly something for everyone. Visit the website for the special event schedule. See ad page 29. (843) 842-6050.

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 80 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 pages 4 & 5. (843) 837-5410.

WINERIES/RETAIL SHOPS Island Winery

www.islandwinery­­.com Off Mathews Dr., L-34 on map. GPS: 12 Cardinal Rd. #A. Our grapes are shipped to us from all over the world to produce highquality wines right here on Hilton Head Island. Visit our winery and enjoy a tasting. Our selec­ tion is sure to please, ranging from Old World, vinted dry wines to our Lowcountry specialty wines. Open Mon.-Sat., 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. Enjoy wine by the glass and a cheese platter during store hours. Cheese platter is complimentary with the purchase of three or more bottles of wine. See ad page 15. (843) 842-3141. hiltonhead.com

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Continued from pg. 21 on September 29 from 4-8 p.m in South Beach Marina Village. An unforgettable cook-off for the best wings and chili, with live music on the outside deck and family activities. (843) 671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.

SHELTER COVE Music and Taste on the Harbour at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina takes place on September 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6-9 p.m. at the Neptune Statue. This exciting event combines the best local bands with delicious food and drinks. Featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up as usual around Neptune and will offer a variety of specially priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails. Limited seating will be provided, so you are encouraged to bring your own chairs. All events are weather permitting. No coolers allowed. (855) 450-4861 or www.palmettodunes.com. Fall is here and we're celebrating with a sidewalk sale on the waterside! It's a threeday sale, September 20-22 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit the merchants and enjoy the day at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Island's premiere waterside destination. www.welcometosheltercove.com/calendar-of-events-1. The Carolina Car Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cruise-In takes place waterside overlooking Broad Creek at Shelter Cove Community Park on September 26, 5-8 p.m. Open to all auto-

motive enthusiasts with no cost, no reservations. Awards, 50/50 raffle and plenty of shopping and dining available at nearby Shelter Cove Towne Centre. www.carolinadreamers.info. The Latin Food Festival will be September 29 at Shelter Cove Community Park, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Each year, along with Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Hilton Head Island, Latinos Unidos provides a wide variety of traditional fare, music and entertainment for families. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children. Join us and experience all the tastes, sights and sounds from Latin America, while supporting a good cause. (843) 689-6612 or visit www.vimclinic.org.

ISLANDWIDE Gullah Heritage Trail Tours takes you on an informative and historical trip through ten Native Islander neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Tours are offered Tues.-Sat. at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sun. at noon. Tour departs from the Coastal Discovery Museum. ( 843) 681-7066 or www.gullahheritage.com. Enjoy Coligny Plaza by the light of the Harvest Moon at the Harvest Moon festival! Stores will be open late with music at various locations around the Plaza. Friday, September 14, 6 p.m.-midnight. www. colignyplaza.com. Professional Tennis Registry will host the 2019 Wheelchair Tennis Championships


on September 19-22. Top players at all levels compete in this event, which is part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, and sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the exciting exhibitions, as well as all the tournament matches. See current and future stars in action, competing for $24,000 in prize money. Matches will be held at the Chaplin Park Tennis Center, 11 Castnet Dr., and Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort, 133 Arrow Rd. Tournament play begins at 8 a.m. on Thurs. and continues through Sun. (843) 785-7244 or www.ptrtennis.org. Join the Hilton Head Choral Society, September 20, as they present, “September Song.” This fall concert with the full chorus and orchestra, is meant to soothe the soul and lift the spirit. Tunes from pop radio, inspirational favorites, Broadway shows and more. Escape the hustle and bustle of the day and the chatter of the current news cycle for an evening of beautiful music guaranteed to brighten your day and leave you smiling. Concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church. (843) 341-3818 or www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

OVER THE BRIDGE Don't miss out on all of the incredible

deals by shopping at Tanger Outlets' Labor Day Weekend Sale, August 30-September 2. You are sure to find extra savings on many of your favorite name-brand stores. While you are there, be sure to sign up to win one of the five $1,000 shopping sprees to be given away. www.tangeroutlet.com/ hiltonhead. American Legion Post 205 will host the 14th Anniversary Golf Tournament on September 21 from 8 a.m-5 p.m. at Eagles Point Golf Club in Bluffton. Checkin starts at 8 a.m. with coffee, donuts and driving range. The opening ceremony is at 8:45 a.m. with a 9 a.m. tee-off time. The tournament includes a cookout, raffle, silent auction and door prizes. (843) 304-1514 or www.alpost205.org/ upcoming-events.html The 2019 Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival will be held September 21 on the grounds of the Historic Heyward House in Bluffton. This is the 8th annual event and it gets bigger and better each year. Home to the world’s largest peanut, built by the Bluffton Boilers, this event is family-friendly and has something for everyone. (843) 757-1010. Event dates and times are subject to change without notice and many are subject to weather conditions. Please call or visit websites to confirm.


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

A Day on the Water L

ife on Hilton Head Island revolves around the water, and few places offer so opportunities to Photomany by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography enjoy this liquid asset. From Broad Creek to the Calibogue Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, freshwater lagoons to brackish backwaters, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 and the hidden charms of Broad Creek Marina, Skull Creek Marina and Hilton Head Harbor.

MAKE A SPLASH

Jump on a jet ski or waverunner and whiz across the water on an adventure around the Island, or try tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kneeboarding and skurfing with a USCG-certified captain. It’s fast, fun and a sure way to keep your cool on sizzling summer days.

GET ON BOARD

The sport of choice for ancient Hawaiians and modern Hollywood hipsters, standup paddleboarding (SUP) is making waves in the Lowcountry. Easy to learn and a great workout, take a few lessons before heading out for a yoga class, nature tour, moonlight paddle, fireworks trip (seasonal) or race. Of course, thrill seekers can still catch waves on traditional surfboards, skim boards and boogie boards.

SET SAIL

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, battle pirates on a swash-buckling adventure, catch the seasonal fireworks displays from the water, sign up for sailing lessons or rent a boat and play your way.

PADDLE AWAY

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, or your fishing pole to catch a delicious dinner.

GO WILD

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

FLY HIGH

Soar hundreds of feet above the water on a parasailing trip, get a bird’s-eye view of the Lowcountry on a helicopter ride or spend a few thrilling hours on an aerial adventure ziplining through majestic oaks and pine trees at water’s edge.

REEL FUN

Bait your hook and head out for a day of deep-sea or shark fishing with experienced boat captains who know the secret spots, drop a line from a kayak or into the nearest lagoon, cast a shrimp net or try surf fishing to see what you can catch.

HIT THE BEACH

The Island’s 12 miles of hardpacked, white-sand beaches provide the perfect playground for any age, in any season. Rent a bike, splash in the surf, fly a kite, build castles in the sand or simply relax on a rented beach chair under an umbrella with a good book in hand.


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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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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 Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest arcade. Once you are finished inside, test your skills outside on one of two Caribbean-style miniature golf courses. See ad page 52. (843) 842-9990.

Atomic VR (Virtual Reality)

www.atomicvrhhi.com Gateway Cir. L-35 on map. GPS: 38 Gateway Cir. Atomic VR Arcade is an exciting and immersive experience for everyone eight years of age and older. With four VR gaming stations available, you can play with your friends and family, play with others around the world online or take on your own battles. Become immersed in a virtual reality video gaming world; with many games and options available, the experiences are endless! See ad page 49. (843) 715-4972.

BIKE RENTALS & TOURS Discount Bike Rentals

www.hiltonheaddiscountbikerentals.com Heritage Plaza, off Pope Ave., C-18 on map. GPS: 81 Pope Ave. With over two decades of bike rental experience, we enable our customers to enjoy their biking experience while vacationing. We pride ourselves on our service and invite you to experience the difference. Enjoy quality bikes and excellent customer service at a price that is affordable for the family. Free delivery and pickup, including Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beach and Folly Field. See ad page 69. (843) 715-0334.

Discover Hilton Head Bike Tours

www.outsidehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Hilton Head is a bicyclistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise. This fun, interpretive tour will take a route designed to mix paved bike paths, backroad and beach cruising at an easy pace on flat surfaces. Your guide will lead you to significant historic sites, fantastic vistas, woodlands, wetlands and the beach. Simply a great day on Hilton Head for the whole family. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

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2 Ways to Explore! ISLAND SKIFF ADVENTURE TOURS

• Free waterproof phone bags • Shorter no wake zone • See dolphins • Hassle-free photography • Free waters •No added insurance • Shaded seating on dock

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

Parking & Facilities:

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

Designated Swimming Areas:

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

Beach Marker Signs:

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

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

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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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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 42. (843) 686-6888.

LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals

www.hiltonheadbikerental.com The Sea Pines Resort. LowSea Bike, Beach and Baby Rentals is a fully insured, family-owned 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 variety of baby items to rent, including cribs, highchairs, strollers and much more. We also have many beach items to rent, including umbrellas and chairs. Free delivery, locks, baskets and pickup. 24-hour crib delivery. See ad page 51. (843) 384-9322.

Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals

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er service. Delivery and pickup in Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Port Royal, Folly Field, North and South Forest Beach and all points in between. See ad page 45. (843) 671-6453.

Pedals

www.pedalsbicycles.com Pope Ave., D-18 on map. GPS: 71 Pope Ave., #A. Hilton Head’s pre­mier bike rentals. Tour the Island on mens’, ladies’, tall mens’, kids’, real BMX bikes, Burley Karts, moun­­tain and hybrid bikes. Sales and service. Delivery, child carriers, locks and baskets are all free. See coupon ad page 65. (843) 842-5522.

Yankee Pedaler Bike Rental

www.yankeepedalerbikerentals.com Call for Island Events’ special. Rent two or more bikes for one week for only $18.95 each. Some exclusions may apply. Free locks and child carriers. Free Island-wide delivery. See ad page 38. (843) 785-2021.

BOAT RENTALS/CRUISES & WATERSPORTS Backwater Cat Adventure

www.backwatercatadventure.com Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 Jenkins Rd. Simply the best way to experience Hilton Head’s nature and history! An interactive adventure which seeks wildlife, sea life and the beautiful waterways of Hilton Head awaits you! This is the adventure hiltonhead.com


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ACTIVITIES for both young and old alike. Our CraigCat boats are safe and easy to drive. They’re quick with a 30 hp motor and maneuver like a hovercraft, which makes them a blast to drive: we describe them as “go carts on the water!” Our guests get the independence of driving their own boat and the security of a guide (who drives in another boat nearby), who knows the waters and will keep them safe. Come along for a unique boat tour and experience Hilton Head in a whole new way! See ad page 59. (843) 300-8556.

Bluewater Adventure

www.bluewateradventurehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Harbour, Dock B, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. The coolest way to explore the Island awaits you! The state-ofthe-art CraigCat catamaran boats deliver a rare blend of sport boat performance, and the genuine comfort of a runabout that appeals to both novice and seasoned boaters alike. Offering 3-hour sightseeing and sunset tours, you will experience an aquatic adventure observing dolphins and other marine wildlife, the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse 44 Island Events September 2019

and more, while hearing about the history of the Island and surrounding Lowcountry on this truly unique boating adventure. All equipment is provided, along with refreshments. Drivers must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Some age and weight restrictions apply. See ad page 37. (843) 422-9119.

Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises

www.cruisehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Dolphin watch nature cruises on the E/V Holiday. Our convenient mid-Island location is just 10 minutes from everything. No gate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule and reserva­tions. See ad page 45. (843) 785-4558.

Commander Zodiac

www.commanderzodiac.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Explore the marshlands and observe dolphins and other marine wildlife on our small, per­­son­alized tours. Combines the thrill of rafting and the sheer pleasure of being so close with nature. Selected by Yahoo Travel, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES and the BBC as local nature guides and a 2014-2018 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Commander Zodiac celebrates over 30 years on Hilton Head. Reservations required. See ad page 65. (843) 671-3344.

Dolphin & Nature Tours

www.hiltonheadtours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Coast Guard-licensed for 40 passengers. A narrated tour where you can enjoy the pleasure of seeing friendly dolphins and the scenery of beautiful Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound. No gate fees and free parking. Priced at only $20 adults; $10 kids. Trips daily; call for reservations. See ad page 67. (843) 681-2522.

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 close-up attention, and we do guarantee that we will see dolphins! Our 22’ boat is rated for 14 people but we limit tours to 6 so your family gets our undivided attention. Bring your camera, and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Couples welcome too! See ad page 55. (843) 684-1911.

Dolphin Watching Aboard The Gypsy

www.hiltonheadboattours.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Come aboard The Gypsy for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Learn more about these friendly creatures and the behavior patterns that are unique to the dolphins of this area. You’ll be able to sit in comfort and enjoy a cold drink or snack in the sun or shade as we show you the sights. Call for schedule and more information. See ad page 57. (843) 363-2900.

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 hiltonhead.com

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ACTIVITIES 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, waterskis 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 a Hobie Cat! Spend the day having a great time and making memories that will last a lifetime! Call or book online. See ad page 44. (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 racing 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 to place personal belongings. See ad page 39. (843) 715-1453.

Island Skiff Adventure Tours

www.islandskifftours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-23 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Experience the newest boats on Hilton Head and 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.

Outside Hilton Head

www.outsidehiltonhead.com Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, U-23 on map. Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, W-9 on map. GPS: 37 Boathouse St. The Island’s premier nature guide service since 1979. Daily dolphin tours, beachcombing cruises, Daufuskie Island excursions, private Island experiences and custom-designed days 46 Island Events September 2019

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ACTIVITIES on the water. Boat rentals and waterski days too. Enjoy comfortable boats with certified naturalist guides and Coast Guard-licensed captains. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

Sea Monkeys Watersports

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

Sky Pirate Boat Rentals

www.skypirateparasail.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Boat rentals at Sky Pirate Parasailing and Watersports are easy and affordable. We have boats from 18 feet to 25 feet. We offer the best boats at the lowest prices, so you can explore for yourself hiltonhead.com

the beauty surrounding coastal South Carolina’s Intracoastal Waterways. See ad page 53. (843) 842-2566.

Sky Pirate Parasail & Watersports

www.skypirateparasail.com Broad Creek Marina, K-23 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, waterskiing and wakeboarding. 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.

Standup Paddleboarding with Outside Hilton Head

www.outsidehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, W-9 on map. GPS: 37 Boathouse St. Come try out the fastest-growing watersport in the world. It’s fun, safe and easy. This remarkable core workout is a cool thrill and simply a blast. We are the area’s standup paddleboard headquarters, offering daily clinics, rentals and group excurSeptember 2019 Island Events 47


ACTIVITIES sions, as well as a variety of boards and accessories, exclusively at our Plaza at Shelter Cove shop. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

COMEDY CLUBS Comedy Magic Cabaret

www.comedymagiccabaret.com South Island Sq., F-24 on map. GPS: 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Comedy Magic Cabaret presents national headliner Kerry Pollock on a regular basis, with special guest performers approximately one week per month. All headliners are nationally touring comedy-magicians and standup comedians. Kerry has been headlining casinos and showrooms for three decades. He is a favorite at the world-famous Magic 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 17. (843) 681-7757. 48 Island Events September 2019

DAUFUSKIE TOURS Daufuskie Difference

www.daufuskiedifference.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Daufuskie Island, a place where time and the outside world drift away with the tide. Come sail away from the everyday. Turn your back on the typical, and turn yourself towards the sun and all the fun the island has to offer. Daufuskie Island, like all who have called it home, is a bit of a nonconformist. Stay for a bit 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 63. (843) 342-8687.

The Daufuskie Island History & Artisans Excursion

www.outsidehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. Daily small group, all-inclusive tours to legendary Daufuskie Island.

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ACTIVITIES The program includes dol­phin eco-cruise, golf carts, interpretive historian-guide, stops at all sig­nificant Daufuskie sites, snacks and refresh­ ments. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

Discover Daufuskie

cruise.saltydog.com South Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. All aboard for a seafaring adventure with The Salty Dog. This trip departs Thursday at 10 a.m. to historic and scenic Daufuskie Island. Return trip back is at 3 p.m. Round-trip transportation is $45 per person. Golf carts are an additional $75; they hold up to 4 passengers and are highly recommended. (If you would like a golf cart, please purchase both your round-trip tickets and golf cart here.) Once on Daufuskie, you will receive a map of what to see. Boarding begins 15 minutes before launch. All cruises are for guests 21 years of age and over. Tickets available online. See ad Outside Back Cover. (843) 671-2233.

The Outback Kayak Experience with Outside Hilton Head hiltonhead.com

www.outsidehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, W-9 on map. GPS: 37 Boathouse St. After a boat ride to our own private island, located behind Daufuskie Island, we will get into kayaks and head up a pristine, calm-water creek. Calmwater paddle with fantastic views and generally lots of wildlife. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

ESCAPE ROOM Escape Room Hilton Head

www.hiltonheadescaperoom.com South End, Executive Park Dr., F-18 on map. GPS: 10 Executive Park Dr., Ste. 102. Do you have what it takes to escape? Your team is locked in one of our themed rooms, where you will follow evidence, search for clues, work puzzles, solve problems, open locks and work together to escape before your time expires. Book in advance for an experience that is fun for the whole family. See ad page 38. (843) 681-7529.

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

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

Drifter Party Fishing Boat

www.hiltonheadboattours.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Family fun boat for offshore fishing. Spend your time deep-sea fishing when you leave from the closest marina to the ocean. Everything needed for fishing is provided on this 60’ party fishing boat, including rod, reel, bait, fishing license and instruction. The finest in electronics for safety, nav­i­gation and fish finding have been installed to make your trip pleasant and safe. See ad page 57. (843) 363-2900.

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www.outsidehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, W-9 on map. GPS: 37 Boathouse St. Fishing local waters since 1979! Outside Fishing Charters offers a choice of fast and stable boats. Fish inshore, nearshore or offshore with experienced captains. Daily family fishing trips and shark fishing trips. Quality fly, spin and sport experiences. Year-round fishing for redfish, trout, cobia, mackerel and tarpon. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

Gale Warning Fishing Charters

www.captainhookhiltonhead.com/gale-warning Come experience a private one-on-one charter on our own 22-foot Sailfish Bay Boat. This is a private charter for 1-4 passengers. You will have the time of your life catching Atlantic sharpnose, dusky, hammerhead, black tip, lemon and bull sharks on shark fishing trips offered through August. With inshore sport fishing, you can expect red drum, sea trout, flounder, cobia, black drum and tarpon. Like all of our boats, everything you’ll need for fishing is included. Just bring the sunscreen, some food and drink that you may want and we’ve got the rest. Our professional captains will be sure to show you a fishing trip that you’ll be talking about for years to come! See ad page 43. (843) 785-1700. hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES Jetangler Kayak Fishing

www.captainhookhiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Experience the most thrilling way to catch a fish on Hilton Head by speeding through the water on a jet-powered fishing kayak. We will provide everything you need to catch fish, including a fishing license. Our tours are guided by a local professional who will bring you to the areas’ best places to catch fish! Just bring a hat and sunblock; we have everything else covered, including water! Anglers can hook into a variety of species such as red fish, weak fish, flounder, sharks and many other species of fish that are native to the Lowcountry. See ad page 43. (843) 785-1700.

Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton Head

www.kayakhiltonhead.com End of Simmons Rd. on left side, off Marshland Rd., next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Rd. Rent a kayak, bring a pole and our guides will direct you to the best spots to fish. Two-hour kayak rentals are only $20 for singles and $35 for double kayaks. Guided fishing tours available in the winter months. See ad page 55. For reserva­ tions and information, call (843) 684-1910.

Moneric EZ Cat Fishing Charters

www.ezcatfishingcharters.com At the docks off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. GPS: 2 Hudson Rd. Let’s go fishin’. Captain Eric, a member of the North End Charter Fishing Fleet, the premier fishing and sail­ing fleet on the Island, offers daily charter trips aboard the 27’ Key West and will cus­tom­ize your outing for up to six passengers: from a few hours to all day for the fishing enthusiast. Bait, tackle and ice included. See ad page 63. (843) 816-0215 or (843) 341-3742.

Out Of The Blue Fishing Charters

www.outofthebluefishingcharters.com Hilton Head Boathouse, R-27 on map. GPS: 405 Squire Pope Rd. Offering 4-, 6- and 8-hour fishing trips, as well as 3-hour dusk monster shark trips! Captain Drew Davis, a local USCGlicensed captain, has been fishing Hilton Head water for over 16 years. Dolphin watch cruises available also. Ice, bottled water, state-of-theart fishing gear and all fishing tackle is provided. No fishing license needed. Your catch hiltonhead.com

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GOLF

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 56. (843) 671-2586.

The First Tee of the Lowcountry Campus

KAYAK RENTALS & NATURE TOURS

ACTIVITIES will be cleaned and taxidermy mounts are available to remember your vacation adventure! Fishing Out Of The Blue is an experience of a lifetime. See ad page 56. (843) 422-5438.

www.thefirstteelowcountry.org/summer-openplay-hours Gum Tree Rd., O-28 on map. GPS: 151 Gum Tree 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 of the Lowcountry. See ad page 48. (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 52 Island Events September 2019

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: 11 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.

Outside Hilton Head

www.outsidehiltonhead.com Departure Locations: Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, W-9 on map. GPS: hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES 37 Boathouse St. Daily guided kayak tours, dolphin cruises, backwater boating adventures, standup paddleboard clinics and tours, Daufuskie and Bluffton historic tours, surf camps, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and teen activities, kayak fishing and rentals of kayaks, SUPs and surfboards. Kayak with dolphin, egrets, herons, eagles, otters and the entire salt marsh ecosystem. See why hundreds of thousands have paddled with Outside Hilton Head over the past 35 years. See ad page 45. (843) 686-6996.

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 on the Lowcountry history. The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is nearby, where you get to see the Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wildlife and natural habitat. Call for tour schedule. See ad page 47. (843) 842-4754.

MARINAS Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina

www.hiltonheadharbor.com North end of Hilton Head, T-23 on map. GPS: 43 Jenkins Rd. Hilton Head Harbor is a luxury RV Resort & Marina that offers much more. Come check out our many watersport activities from parasailing, jet skis, shark fishing, nature tours, boat rentals, kayak rentals, mermaid tours, paddleboards and more. Our resort is pet-friendly, so bring your RV or camper and enjoy our 200 campground sites with two bathhouses for your convenience. See ad page 47. For more information and to make reservations, call (843) 681-3256 or visit our website.

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

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

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Island Tides September 2019 Tides based on the Savannah River Entrance To calculate Skull Creek entrance, add 24 minutes

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20 H 12:24 AM L 6:45 AM H 12:51 PM L 7:17 PM

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ACTIVITIES available. See ad page 61. (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 hiltonhead.com

and test your skills at the Island’s largest arcade. Family fun “fore” everyone! See ad page 52. (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 48. (843) 686-3399. September 2019 Island Events 55


ACTIVITIES Pirate’s Island Golf

www.piratesislandgolf.com Hwy. 278, near Mile Marker 8.5, next to Hilton Head Diner, G-26 on map. GPS: 8 Marina Side Dr. The #1 rated miniature golf course on Hilton Head Island by TripAdvisor. Pirate’s Island has two 18-hole courses, shaded by towering oak trees, replete with a sparkling waterfall, colorful Japanese Koi fish and the occasional local turtle. Our pirate-themed courses take you on adventurous trails past pirates on rafts, prisoners incarcerated in cells in hidden caves and over a beautiful waterfall. Bring your family and friends. Open every day, 9 a.m.11:30 p.m. See ad page 51. (843) 686-4001.

SIGHTSEEING & HISTORY TOURS Gullah Heritage Trail Tours

www.gullaheritage.com Departs from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, N-27 on map. GPS: 70 Honey Horn Dr. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a 2-hour narrated tour of 10 neigh­bor­­­­hoods established during the Civil War. Highlights include: Gullah Family Compounds, Old Debar­kation Point (used 56 Island Events September 2019

before the bridge was built), Old One-Room School House, Plantation Tabby Ruins and historic marker of First Freedom Vil­lage. The Gullah cul­­ture is mani­fest­ed in family, life­style, food ways, language and folklore. See ad page 50. (843) 681-7066.

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, of course), exceptionally drinkable spirits and a relaxed, family-friendly environment, we embrace the idea that enjoying craft spirits is a unique voyage best shared. So grab your crewmates and join us for a drink or two. See ad page 11. For more information, call (843) 686-4443 or visit our website.

Hilton Head Helicopter Tours

www.flyhhi.com Gateway Cir. L-35 on map. GPS: 38 Gateway Cir. From the helicopter, you get a unique perspective and a whole new feel for the hiltonhead.com


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5 hour trip, $68 Adults; 4 hour trip, $63 Adults $10 dis­count for children 12 & under.

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Come aboard the GYPSY for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guar­antee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Adults $16, Children $9 (2 and under free)

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ACTIVITIES Lowcountry. You’ll see miles of beaches and meandering creeks teeming with wildlife. Fly over the beautiful Harbour Town Marina and the lighthouse. Ask about our other tour flight locations. This attraction will ensure memories for a lifetime and allow you to check one off the bucket list. Helicopter flights are very smooth, and pilots encourage you to take photos to capture the memorable experience. See ad page 49. (843) 505-7182.

Historic Fort Mitchel Tours

www.heritagelib.org Fort Mitchel, T-30 on map. GPS: 65 Skull Creek Dr. Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek, built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. Mon., 10 a.m. Adult, $12; Child, $7. See ad page 23. Book online.

Zion Living History Tours

www.heritagelib.org Zion Cemetery Historic Site, H-32 on map. GPS: 574 William Hilton Pkwy. Join The Heritage Library for their Zion Living History hiltonhead.com

Tour. Meet historical characters who lived on the Island during the antebellum period and see inside the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island. Tour where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried and explore the location of the planter’s antebellum church and muster house. Fri., 10 a.m. Adult, $12; Child, $7. See ad page 23. Book online.

SPECIAL EVENTS 7th Annual Savannah Food & Wine Festival

www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Experience Southern Charm and Hospitality Savannah Style! Celebrate the best in food and wine on Nov. 4-10. The festival brings together culinary experience, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more! Festival attendees will enjoy weeklong cooking demonstrations from local and awardwinning celebrity chefs. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, River Street Stroll, as well as the Taste of Savannah main event on Sat., Nov. 9 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food, wine or both! For a full list of events and tickets, visit the website. See ad page 9. (912) 232-1223. September 2019 Island Events 57


Community Parks Barker Field

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

Bristol Sports Arena

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

Chaplin Community Park

This park has all the makings for a great afternoon with beach access, basketball and 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

One of Hilton Head’s newest parks offers guests a serene space amid the bustling activity on the Island. Its reflecting pool creates a calming oasis, even though it’s right off the popular Pope Ave. 4 St. Augustine Pl.

Crossings Park

Be sure to check out one of the very first recreational parks on Hilton Head – Crossings Park. It’s one of the biggest parks, with plenty of land and trails to explore, and a hot spot for activity year-round with three baseball fields, a concession stand plaza, meadow, playground and sports arena nearby. 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. 58 Island Events September 2019

Greens Shell Park

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

Hilton Head Park

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

Jarvis Creek Park

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

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

Old House Creek Dock

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


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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 measure­ ments 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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on play at the no volley zone (NVZ), Tuesday covers how to transition to the NVZ, Wednesday focuses on the serve and the return of serve and on Friday, the importance of playing as a team is reinforced to exploit opportunities.

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

If you are interested in improving your game, take the whole series, but don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Find one or two things each day that are easy adjustments that can improve your play. The foundational principles of the game of pickleball are essential, but the nuances make all the difference, as you challenge yourself to improve your skill level.

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ickleball is an easy game to learn, but a challenging game to master. Every day of the week, except Saturday, the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center offers a Pickleball 101 clinic from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to teach players the essential strategies of this fast-growing sport. The pros at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center have taught approximately 4,500 people how to play pickleball over the last four years. Some players adapt very quickly — mostly those who have played other racquet sports — while others progress more slowly but assuredly. This summer, we introduced a new series of clinics called the Daily Dose, which takes place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. In this series, our pros take each day to focus on a different element of the game: on Monday and Thursday, the clinic concentrates

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To learn more about the pickleball program at Palmetto Dunes and pop-up opportunities — including clinics run by Touring Pro and Director of Pickleball Instruction Sarah Ansboury, one of the top players in the game — join the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball group on Facebook. Hope to see you on the courts soon! Check out Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center reviews on TripAdvisor, Google or Yelp. To learn more about Palmetto Dunes’ tennis and pickleball programs, as well as accommodation packages, visit www.PalmettoDunes. com/pickleball or call (866) 242-3169.

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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.

RULES FOR THE ROAD: • Please obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws. • Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedes­­­trians and other users. • Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles. • Please do not ride on roads when a pathway is available. • Please ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists. • WATCH OUT FOR MOTORISTS! Motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you. • Please yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped, please move off the pathway.

• Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light-colored clothing or carry a flash­light. Bicycles must have a red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night. • When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound your warning device, or call out, “Passing on your left.” Always pass on the left. • Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under. • Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists don’t see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend to do and will ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the paths. Be courteous, alert and predictable.

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PATHWAY MARKINGS: WHITE DIAMONDS

RESTRICTED  TRAVEL LANE Travel with the flow of traffic

WHITE STRIPE & STOP SIGN

ROAD CROSSING Stop and look for motorists

YELLOW CENTER LINE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC Keep to the right

SEVERAL WHITE  DIAGONAL STRIPES 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


ning pub crawl. The 4-hour daytime crawl features four stops with drink specials, free souvenirs and fun transportation. The evening crawl takes you safely to all of our favorite Island destinations. (843) 290-7098 or www.hhislandpartybus.com.

Clemens, member, Wed., Sep. 18. 12:302:30 p.m. HeritageQuest and FamilySearch Overview – presented by Susan Dobbs, Head Librarian, Wed., Sep. 25. 12:30-2:30 p.m. History: The Cultural and Natural History of Port Royal Sound – Tues., Sep. 10. 10-11:30 a.m. Native Americans of Port Royal Sound – Tues., Sep. 17. 10-11:30 a.m. Class size is limited, reservations are required. (843) 686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

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Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while fishing from shore. Supplies provided. Catch and release. 10-11:30 a.m. Reservations required. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines. com/events.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Classes with the Heritage Library. All classes are held in Classroom 115 at USCB, Hilton Head Campus, 1 Sand Shark Dr. Class fees are the same for all classes, unless otherwise noted: $15 Heritage Library members, $20 nonmembers. Ancestry Classes: Starting Your Family Tree – presented by Joyce Kelleher, volunteer, Wed., Sep. 11. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mackiev Family Tree Maker 2017/2019 – Get With the Program! – presented by Carol hiltonhead.com

The Coastal Discovery Museum hosts a Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.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.

Wednesdays

Learn about Hilton Head Island’s history of Native Americans, the Civil War, Reconstruction, fishing and farming and the Gullah Culture on a Historic Bike Tour. Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Rd. 10-11:30 a.m. Bring your own bike. Helmets required. Admission is $15 per adult and $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult September 2019 Island Events 63


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Thursdays

Dance the night away as you enjoy live music at the Fall Music & Taste on the Harbour at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. This event is from 6-9 p.m., weather permitting, around the Neptune Statue. Light appetizers and drink specials will be available for purchase. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, as seating is limited. Be sure to bring a canned good to be donated to the Deep Well Project. For a complete lineup of performances, visit www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com.

Thursdays

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the Island and the planter’s antebellum church and cemetery on the Zion Living History Tours. Meet one of the “residents” of the cemetery, who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held at 10 a.m. $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Located at the corner of Mathews Dr. and Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

August 30-September 1

America’s premiere tribute to the music of Chicago, the best-selling band of the 1970s, led by Kenny Cetera, the younger brother of Chicago’s lead singer, Peter Cetera, is on stage at the Arts Center. A contributing vocalist on the album Chicago 17, which is still the band’s #1 all-time grossing record, Kenny has an undying passion for hits that made Chicago famous around the world. Kenny Cetera and his band flawlessly perform Chicago’s Greatest Hits, presenting material from the band’s most relevant and creative years of original music, ‘68 through ‘85. Kenny, with that distinctive Cetera voice, has surrounded himself with seven world-class musicians, who share their appreciation for this music, bringing an infectious excitement to an all-ages friendly show that you won’t want to end! Three evening performances, suitable for all ages, at 8 p.m. For tickets call, (843) 842-2787 or visit www.artshhi.com.

August 30-September 2

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Sea Turtles By Kathleen McMenamin Vicars, Master Naturalist

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ea turtles have been part of our geological fossil records for over 210 million years. There are seven varietal species that can be found around the world in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate waters and all of them are endangered. In the coastal waters of Hilton Head Island, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle is the most common one to nest on our beaches during the summer months. Loggerhead Sea Turtles, Caretta caretta, are aquatic reptiles. They have four large and powerful flippers used to swim through the world’s oceans, as well as hydrodynamic-shaped shells that are well adapted to their aquatic lifestyle. The upper part of the shell is known as the carapace and is a reddish brown color; the dull yellow, brown lower part of their shell is known as the plastron. With large heads and strong jaws, their beak-shaped mouths are perfectly formed for a carnivorous diet. Weighing up to 400 pounds and reaching up to four feet in length, males will grow larger than females. However, once the young hatch, only females will ever return to land in order to lay eggs. Reaching reproductive maturity around the age of 35, breeding begins in the early spring. Once breeding has occurred, the females stay in local waters eating an abundance of shellfish and jellyfish, as the eggs develop. Nesting usually occurs at night between May and September. Once the female is ready to lay her eggs (about 30 days after breeding), she will come onto our local beaches making her way past the high tide mark to the soft sand and use her strong flippers to make a cavity about 18 inches deep. She then deposits, on average, 120 eggs which closely resemble ping-pong balls, buries the eggs and returns to the sea. She stays in the area for a few months, laying up to 4 different clutches throughout the summer. The eggs incubate in the nest for about 60 days and, as they are reptiles, incubation temperature determines gender. Warmer temperatures lead to more females, while cooler nests mean more males. The nests can be predated on by a number of different causes, both natural and unnatural. Ants, crabs, birds, racoons, feral hogs and dogs have been known to dig up and eat the turtle eggs. Human disturbance of nests is minimal, but can occur. When ready, the palm-sized young hatchlings work together to dig toward the top of the nest. They

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instinctually hatch at night when surface sand temperatures are less dangerous. Once out of the nest, the hatchlings are able to find the ocean by the downward slope of the beach and the reflection of the moon off the surface of the ocean. Predators on the beach may get to some of the hatchlings as they make their way to the water. Others may head towards outdoor lights left on at beachfront properties. This disorientation usually leads to an entire clutch’s fatality and is the reason behind the local Lights Out for Turtles initiative. Once hatchlings have made it to the sea, they will swim for three days heading towards open water looking for large expanses of floating sargassum seaweed on the surface. The sargassum is a great habitat for young turtles, providing an abundance of both protection and food. After 12 years floating passively in the North Atlantic, they begin to head back into coastal waters along the Continental Shelf and continue to mature. Once they reach full maturity at the age of 35, the process begins again. In the 1970s, loggerheads were determined to be a threatened species by both South Carolina and the United States. The Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project began in 1981 and, today, it is upheld through a group of volunteers and experts. On average, Hilton Head has about 250 turtle nests per year. As of last month, the Island has had a record number of nests, with over 460 and counting. For more information on Hilton Head and South Carolina’s Sea Turtles visit dnr.sc.gov/seaturtle. H2O Sports is a great place to spark curiosity and inspire learning, offering eco-adventure tours and live alligator exhibits. To make reservations for the Alligator and Wildlife Tour, please call (843) 671-4386 or visit H2OSports.com.

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September 1

You will find Gregg Russell under the Liberty Oak Tree entertaining adults and children with his family-friendly music from 8-9:30 p.m. 149 Lighthouse Rd., The Sea Pines Resort (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

September 7

You haven’t truly experienced fall in the South until you’ve been to the South Beach Crab Boil hosted by The Salty Dog. From snow, Dungeness and king crab legs, to burgers paired with a beer, nothing beats a crisp fall afternoon filled with great food, live music, children’s entertainment, a visit with Jake, the Salty Dog and fantastic marina views. 4 p.m. www.saltydog.com.

September 7

“And the Beat Goes On,” a celebration of life gala, hosted by the Pregnancy Center and Clinic takes place at The Moss Creek Country Club, 1523 Fording Island Rd. Put on your ‘60s and ‘70s attire and join them for an evening of dinner, dance, silent and live auctions, raffle drawings and more. 5:30-9 p.m. To register, call Liz or Judy at (843) 689-2222.

September 10

Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) hosts their annual fall gala at the Sea Pines Country Club. Enjoy a three-course dinner, live and hiltonhead.com

silent auctions and cash bar, along with live music and dancing. This is an elegant way to help a vital cause. For more information, call (843) 681-8413 or visit www.pephhi.org.

September 12-15

The Sea Pines Resort is hosting an exciting new four-day golf tournament this fall, the Lighthouse Invitational Golf Tournament, offering the ultimate golfing experience. A two-person tournament open to both men and women, includes one round on each of the resort’s acclaimed courses. Participants of the tournament will enjoy an opening night reception and dinner in the Heritage Room at the Harbour Town Clubhouse, a putting contest at the Harbour Town Golf Links putting green, daily breakfast and box lunches, unlimited range privileges with available practice rounds, a tee gift package valued at more than $500 and an awards ceremony with vacation prizes to resort destinations. For more information, contact Leisure Golf Sales Manager Klinton Talmadge at ktalmadge@seapines.com or (843) 842-1864.

September 13-15

Please join Stan Smith, Sea Pines Resort’s touring professional for the last 48 years, past champion of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and former U.S. Olympic men’s coach and his staff for a fun-filled weekend. The class will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork and many practice drills. With a maximum student to pro ratio of 4:1, you are guaranteed a lot of personal attention. $305/adults only. To reserve your space for this special event, September 2019 Island Events 67


By Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters

An angling adventure unites father and son in a “bucket list” moment. The sun was a warm, golden orb barely above the horizon, a dim light on a perfectly calm ocean, as the thin clouds acted as gauzy curtains. Around us, tarpon boiled everywhere, with an occasional slurp confirming that they were feeding on the “guppies,” as Capt. Peter called them. Capt. Peter explained earlier that when the water was really hot, the small fish living in the shallows off the deep channels would suffer oxygen deprivation and come to the surface for air, making them an easy target for the hungry tarpon. My son, Caleb, and I had been here with Capt. Peter the morning before to no avail, but as Caleb made his first cast this day, it was game on! Setting the hook sideways, “because their mouth points up,” just as Capt. Peter had directed in his raspy British accent, Caleb’s rod bent double and the drag screamed in protest. The fish then launched a series of acrobatic aerial displays that were awesome to behold. A couple more searing runs were followed by pulling the boat in a circle, only to make a couple of dazzling jumps right beside the boat. 68 Island Events September 2019

Caleb and the fish were both tired now, and as he worked the fish near the skiff, Peter donned a glove and remarked, “He’s not going to like this,” as he grabbed the tarpon by the lower jaw. As predicted, the tarpon thrashed and bolted away. Caleb groaned. “Bloody lucky he’s not real big, or you’d be doing this for another hour or two,” Peter said with a raspy laugh. At 25 minutes into the fight, Capt. Peter successfully lipped the tarpon, removed the hook and let Caleb hold him for the pic. Revived shortly thereafter, the 60-pound tarpon swam off lazily, and we had accomplished our mission — getting Caleb his first tarpon! You see, Caleb has fished with me since he could walk, and has mated hundreds of hours for me on my charter boats. He has seen many tarpon here in the Lowcountry as a crewman, but never as an angler. It was a bucket list item for a 17-year-old and is now a cherished memory for a proud dad. Watching him skillfully battle that tarpon brought home years of learning that culminated with a great angler and an awesome fish battling it out. By any measure, that’s a priceless experience. P.S. - If you ever head to Key West, give me a call. I know a guy! Capt. Miles Altman of Bayrunner Fishing Charters has more than 42 years experience fishing the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. The Finatic boat, which can accommodate up to 12 passengers, features a special three-hour shark/dolphin eco-tour trip. Contact Miles at (843) 2906955 to book an unforgettable inshore or offshore charter fishing trip, departing from Shelter Cove Marina. hiltonhead.com


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held at the Chaplin Park Tennis Center, 11 Castnet Dr., and Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort, 133 Arrow Rd. Tournament play begins at 8 a.m. on Thurs. and continues through Sun. (843) 785-7244 or www.ptrtennis.org.

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It’s the Corn Moon, and the Salty Dog will be doing some serious moon gazing from our 63’ powered catamaran with upper and lower decks. The cruise is two hours and will serve Celestial Snacks and Lunar Libations. The full bar and galley on board will be open to purchase food, drink and moon-inspired specials. 6:30-8:30 p.m., with boarding one hour before. Visit cruise.saltydog.com for booking and more information. The Salty Dog Cafe, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.

September 14

Lowcountry Boil – the perfect autumn afternoon in South Beach, loaded with tasty boil favorites like fresh shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes, paired perfectly with live music and fun family activities hosted by The Salty Dog. 4 p.m. www.saltydog.com.

September 14

Enjoy Coligny Plaza by the light of the Harvest Moon! Stores will be open late with music at various locations around the plaza. Stop by the plaza 6 p.m.-midnight. www.colignyplaza.com.

September 19-22

Professional Tennis Registry will host the 2019 Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Top players at all levels compete in this event, which is part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Spectators are welcome to enjoy the exciting exhibitions, as well as all the tournament matches. See current and future stars in action, competing for $24,000 in prize money. Matches will be

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The second Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival will be held on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. The event will feature a shrimp tasting contest, food, craft beer, live music and a fun zone for children, including face painting and bounce houses. For additional information, please visit www.hiltonheadshrimpfest.com.

September 20

The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “September Song” with the full chorus and orchestra. This fall concert of music is meant to soothe the soul and lift the spirit. Tunes from pop radio, inspirational favorites, Broadway shows and more. Escape the hustle and bustle of the day, and the chatter of the current news cycle, for an evening of beautiful music guaranteed to brighten your day and leave you smiling. 7 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave. Tickets can be purchased by calling (843) 341-3818 or online at www. hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

September 21

There’s not much that beats the mouthwatering combination of a fall craft beer and a loaded Salty Dog burger at the Craft Beer and Burger Fest hosted by The Salty Dog. Mix in live music and a gorgeous afternoon on the docks of South Beach, and you’ve got one perfect day. 4 p.m. www.saltydog.com.

September 21

The American Legion Post 205 will hold its 14th Anniversary Golf Tournament from 8 a.m5 p.m. at Eagles Point Golf Club in Bluffton. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with coffee, donuts and driving range. The opening ceremony

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Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and the Lowcountry environment. By Anneliza Itkor, Outside Hilton Head

W

e may be into September, but our Hilton Head Island sunshine is still going strong.

Hilton Head’s sun is powerful, and just because summer is officially drawing to a close, your sunscreen should never be packed away. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your sunscreen, a little education can go a long way. Let’s start with the quality of protection sunscreen can offer. The concept of SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, can sometimes be a bit confusing. SPF 15 provides 93% protection from the sun. SPF 30 provides 97% protection, and SPF 50 provides 98% protection. So, you can see, the difference between SPF 30 and 50 is marginal. Even SPF 15 does a pretty good job of filtering out harmful rays. Spending extra money on SPF 75 and SPF 100 adds barely 1% additional protection and bathes your skin in more potentially harmful chemicals. Which leads us to the type of protection sunscreen can offer: chemical vs. physical. A chemical sunscreen will use oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate to filter out UVA and UVB rays. Chemical sunscreens soak into the skin and then absorb UV rays, convert the rays into heat, and release them from the body. Some people prefer a chemical sunscreen because it can be more water-resistant and holds up well when playing sports. Generally speaking, it can also absorb more easily into the skin. However, it’s full of chemicals and, since your skin is one big organ, anything you put on it is absorbed into your bloodstream and effects your body systemically. If this is a concern, you may choose to use a physical sunscreen. Physical sunblock sits on top of the skin and reflects the sun’s rays. The minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are 70 Island Events September 2019

the main active ingredients in physical blocks. These sunscreens tend to be less irritating to the skin and are often more moisturizing. Some people don’t like the whitish cast you can have from a physical sunscreen, but newer formulations offer matte and tinted versions that prevent that ghostly white appearance. Here on Hilton Head Island, there is an extra reason to consider a physical sunscreen as your protection of choice. Research has shown that many of the ingredients in chemical sunscreens are damaging the marine life that make our beaches and tidal marshes so special. Petrolatum, parabens, oxybenzone and octinoxate have proven to be especially harmful. Even physical sunscreen can be considered harmful to our sea critters if it contains titanium dioxide. If you want to play your part in preserving our Island environment, use a non-nano particle zinc oxide physical sunscreen and take advantage of UPF clothing, so you have less skin to coat with sunscreen. Regardless of the type of protection you choose, the way you use it is equally important. Quantity is less important than even coverage. Remember that clothing shifts, so apply your sunscreen beyond the edges of your clothing. Don’t neglect places like your ears, the back of your neck, the tops of your feet and your hair part. And, it’s always best to apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to exposure to the sun, especially if you are using a spray-on sunscreen. Now, you can confidently get out and safely enjoy the watersport adventures offered by Outside Hilton Head without damaging your skin or our wildlife. To book an outing with Outside Hilton Head, call (843) 686-6996 or visit outsidehiltonhead.com. hiltonhead.com


CALENDAR is at 8:45 a.m. with a 9 a.m. tee-off time. Includes: cookout, raffle, silent auction and door prizes. To learn more about this event and to find out where all proceeds go, visit www.alpost205.org/upcoming-events.html or call Mike Miranda at (843) 304-1514.

September 21

The 2019 Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival will be held on the grounds of the Historic Heyward House in Bluffton. This is the 8th annual event and it gets bigger and better each year. Home to the world’s largest peanut that was built by the Bluffton Boilers, this event is family-friendly and has something for everyone. For more information, call (843) 757-1010.

September 21

Take part in the largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind in South Carolina as a volunteer with The Sea Pines Resort’s team. Conducted annually since 1988, the Beach Sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Volunteers welcome. Please contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 to volunteer.

September 26-27

The 3rd Annual Thrive Lowcountry Women’s Conference is open to all women seeking personal and/or professional growth — from solopreneurs to entrepreneurs to women in small and large businesses — as well as nonprofit and other community leaders. The 2019 scheduled keynote speaker is South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette. This is a must-attend event if you are looking to grow your business and network. This event will be held at the Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa. For more information and to register, visit www. hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019.

September 29

Get your taste buds ready for the South Beach Wing and Chili Cook-Off, hosted by The Salty Dog. Join us for an unforgettable cook-off battle for the best wings and chili around. Live music on the outside deck, fun family activities and, of course, a visit from Jake the Salty Dog. 4 p.m. www.saltydog.com. Sometimes events change without prior notice. Please call the listed phone numbers 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. hiltonhead.com

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Discover the Togetherness of GOLF.

By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy September is the perfect month to work on your golf swing and to enjoy the spirit of togetherness that defines golf.

“Together” can be defined in many different ways — as companionship, touching, close association, at the same time and united in agreement.

Today’s culture is fast and furious, and we often communicate digitally more than we do face-to-face. I encourage you to discover the togetherness of golf.

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Time with others, walking and talking.

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Everyone can play. Golf is a game that people of all ages can play. You can start at any age and skill levels do not matter.

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Outside experiencing nature that has been lovingly manicured. Golf is a leisure sport that requires very little physical effort and is very social.

Test your creative and analytical skills, working in harmony to create something beautiful and exhilarating. Happy you will be when you realize the true spirit of the game, established by shepherds as a recreational activity. Enjoy playing the game with others for whatever motivates you: social interaction, exercise, competition, nature and more. Rejoice that golf is a game of opposites. The harder you try, the worse you do! Golf truly is a sport for life. Hilton Head Island has several golfers in their 90s who walk and talk as they play nine holes. We offer classes at Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy for ages 3 and up, and are experienced in helping physically and mentally handicapped people discover ways to play the game. I invite everyone to come and experience golf the way it is meant to be played. Enjoy every moment on the golf course this month. I hope to see you out on the green! A former PGA Tour pro and member of the local golf Hall of Fame, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?”, a free clinic and demonstration, every Monday at 4 p.m. (843) 785-1138, (800) 827-3006 or www.palmettodunes.com.

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Horoscope September 2019 ARIES This month, be a force for good. Use what you know about the people around you to lift them up, rather than tearing them down. The book that's been sitting next to your bed has some unexpected answers for you. TAURUS You have a physical trouble spot that’s going to act up this month. Don't waste precious time. Set aside a few minutes daily to take care of yourself. A little self-care will go a long way. GEMINI Do you sometimes long for a "village"? Have you worked to cultivate one? If you can be a better neighbor, do it. Make time to get to know the people around you this month. One of your neighbors has something important to say that you desperately need to hear. CANCER The problems of the world can feel so overwhelming that it sometimes seems easiest to just bury your head in the sand. Unfortunately, things will only be worse when you come up for air. Consider what's important to you and then choose a cause to get behind. You’ll be able to make more of an impact than you realize. LEO Steer clear of a charming but

self-serving Sagittarius this month. Put your own health first and take the time to go to the doctor. You may get some news that puts your mind at ease.

VIRGO If your home is not cur-

rently your sanctuary, challenge yourself to a creative, low-cost home makeover by swapping pillows, picking up a few inexpensive items and moving things around. The ripple effect will surprise you. hiltonhead.com

LIBRA You have a couple of relationships that are in need of repair. Remember that it’s okay to make mistakes. No one expects you to be perfect. Consider letting go of regrets. Instead, hold tight to the way your healthy relationships make you feel. SCORPIO When was the last time you tried something totally new? This month, take a risk and discover a place where your mind, body and spirit are all functioning in high gear. What could be better than that? SAGITTARIUS Are you truly present when you are interacting with nature or do you tend to be distracted and focus on other things? Giving the great outdoors your undivided attention can bring an instant sense of calm. Kick off your shoes and breathe deeply. CAPRICORN When was the last time you were totally lost in a good book? A long-neglected book will reveal answers you’ve been looking for. Be careful with your money this month. This isn’t the time to take a risk at work. AQUARIUS You may be feeling a little isolated and disconnected this month. Why not host a game night and invite your favorite friends? It's a great way to reconnect and lighten your spirit this month. PISCES Try losing a longtime bad habit this month. You’ll have so much to gain and will be glad you made the effort. An unexpected but wonderful fork in your path is on the verge of materializing. Stay with it. Your hard work will pay off in the long run. September 2019 Island Events 73


Destination Vacation Pg. 7 Heritage Library Pg. 23

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Locomotive. One of tennis’ greatest. The price one pays. You can play this at #44 down. 8. Desires. 9. Gone by, passed. 10. One way to serve beer. 11. Symbol for element einsteinium. 19. The Stanley ____. 21. Bone. 22. ____ culpa. 23. And so forth. 24. Coligny Plaza for summer ____ 2019, featuring locally loved talent. 25. Dolphin Nature Tours – Group ____ available. 26. Gullah Heritage Trail Tours narrated ____ GullahGeechee guides. 27. Island Fudge Shoppe – ____ ship. 29. Edge of the hole. 30. Twelfth month: Abbr. 32. South Beach General Store for a dress, shirt or a ____. 34. Kayak Hilton Head – See “Blackbeard,” “Nick” and even ____ baby “Stripes.” 36. Island Accents – 232 South ____ Pines Dr. 37. Camp Hilton Head for logoed, ____ clothing, dresses and specialty items. 39. Escape Room – ____ you have what it takes to escape? 40. Gale Warning Fishing Charters for a fishing trip that you’ll be talking about for years ____ come. 41. A prize or other mark of recognition. 42. LowSea Bike Beach & Baby Rentals – free delivery, ____up and pickup. 44. Cancun affirmative. 48. To color. 50. Backwater Cat Adventure – CraigCat boats are safe and ____ to drive. 53. Lawton Stables for a ____ hour guided trail ride. 55. To grab. 56. Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises on the ____ Holiday. 57. Dolphin Watching Aboard The Gypsy – Narrated tour ____ Calibogue Sound. 58. Bluewater Adventure – Experience ____ aquatic adventure observing dolphins and other wildlife. 59. Reserve officer: Abbr. Puzzle Answers on Page 50. hiltonhead.com


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