Hilton Head has plenty of beaches and golf courses, but on an island known for its extensive tree canopy, a through-the-trees aerial adventure is a natural fit. Broad Creek Marina Adventures has just the adrenaline-inducing ticket – or two.
First, there’s the zipline that lets you take an exciting two-hour “canopy tour” through indigenous live oaks and loblolly pine trees. There are eight interconnected zip lines rising to heights of 75 feet. After a brief training session, you’ll be harnessed into state-of-the-art equipment. Two trained professionals then guide you through the course that includes two suspended bridges and an aerial staircase. At the end is an exhilarating 900-foot dual cable-racing finale, perfect for thrill seekers young and old alike.
In addition to the zipline course, there are six aerial adventure courses that use ropes, logs, swinging bridges, hoops and other fun obstacles. There are 50 different challenges, ranging from easy to very difficult. Once you are harnessed, helmeted, and hooked onto the cables, you are free for two hours to guide yourself through the various aerial trails for both physical and mental challenges.
No experience is necessary although age and weight restrictions may apply. Training is provided and the courses are designed for different physical abilities. Both the zipline and aerial adventures courses are open year around.
For more information, call Broad Creek Marina Adventures at (843) 682-6000. They are located at Broad Creek Marina, mid-island at 33 Broad Creek Marina Way off Marshland Road.