101 Things to Do Hilton Head http://101thingshiltonhead.com Encyclopedia of all things to do in Hilton Head,Savannah and the South Carolina Lowcountry Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:13:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 https://i0.wp.com/101thingshiltonhead.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-Favicon.jpg?fit=32%2C32 101 Things to Do Hilton Head http://101thingshiltonhead.com 32 32 23785360 The Vagabond (Vagabond Cruises) http://101thingshiltonhead.com/vagabond-cruises/ Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:02:46 +0000 http://174.132.194.251/~margo/?p=1286
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Vagabond Cruises Website

Company’s Description:

The Vagabond, also known as Vagabond II, is Hilton Head Island’s original sightseeing and excursion vessel.

The Vagabond measures 82 feet in length and offers two levels of seating. The upper deck offers bench seating with an open-air view; the lower level offers snack bar seating & bench seating with an area to find shade on a sunny day. The bow (or front of the boat) offers open-air bench seating as well.

The Vagabond is licensed and Coast Guard approved to carry 149 passengers. There is a full crew, snack bar, and restrooms as well as fabulous views of dolphins and the gorgeous Lowcountry.

The Vagabond offers a wide range of water bound tours and activities:

  • Fully-narrated Dolphin Nature Cruises and Sunset Cruises. The Captains have a great understanding of marine life and waterways. The company features a ‘Dolphin Guarantee’ with all of their Dolphin Cruises.
  • During the peak summer season The Vagabond adds specialty cruises such as The Fireworks Dolphin Cruise, the Greg Russell Bubble Gum Cruise, and the chillingly fun and spooky Ghost Ship Cruise.
  • They offer a year-around four-hour narrated cruise to historic and mysterious Daufuskie Island. Along the way you will see and hear about the historic Haig Point Lighthouse, the ruins of antebellum slave quarters, Strahn Mansion, and many other sights. Once you arrive at Freeport Marina on Daufuskie Island, you can choose from either the narrated Old Daufuskie Tour, or you can rent a Fuskie Golf Cart and explore on your own. (Both the Old Daufuskie Tour and golf carts rentals are available at an additional cost once you arrive on Daufuskie Island. Golf cart rentals are based on availability.)  When you return from your touring to the Daufuskie marina, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Old Daufuskie Crab Co. before boarding for your return to Harbour Town. You can also bring along your bike at no additional charge.
  • The Vagabond has been selected to host onboard The University Of South Carolina Beaufort’s Coastal Ecology School. This is a one of a kind collaboration between the island’s original excursion cruise company and the University of South Carolina. Students and faculty from the universities Coastal Ecology School will be aboard select Vagabond cruises conducting research on phytoplankton, fish reproduction, and bottlenose dolphin. Researchers will be deploying trawl nets to collect specimens and hydrophones to listen and record the sounds made by various marine life including fish and dolphins. During the cruise passengers will have an opportunity to interact with the researchers as they show and interpret the days’ results.
  • The Vagabond is host to over one hundred private charters each year ranging from corporate functions and school groups to family reunions, weddings and celebrations. For more information on private charters, contact the Private Charter Sales & Events Manager at (843) 785-2662.

 

Vagabond Cruises also offers dinner cruises and historic cruises to Savannah aboard The Spirit of Harbour Town sailing excursions aboard the Stars and Stripes, and shrimping excursions aboard The Tammy Jane.

Location and Phone Number:

Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Sea Pines Plantation
149 Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 363-9026

 

 



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Tammy Jane (Vagabond Cruises) http://101thingshiltonhead.com/tammy-jane-vagabond-cruises/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:54:37 +0000 http://101thingshiltonhead.com/?p=10493  

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Tammy Jane Website

The 45-foot Tammy Jane is Hilton Head Island’s only excursion shrimping vessel.  The 2-hour educational cruises will give you a hands-on look at our local sea critters and . You will learn about the local shrimping industry, and how a working shrimp boat operates. You will take part in sorting out the day’s catch, and the preparation it takes to bring the shrimp to your tables at home.

The Tammy Jane offers morning, afternoon, and sunset shrimping excursions throughout the state mandated shrimping season (typically from June through December). All trips are (2-hours) long.

The Tammy Jane is U.S. Coast Guard approved for up to 30 passengers, There is a canopy for shade, a bathroom, and offers adult beverages “beer/wine”, along with non-alcoholic options available for purchase. She is outfitted with two out-riggers, powered by an electric winch system.

The Tammy Jane is a great option for a private charters for celebrations, companies and team building (or more information, contact the Private Charter Sales & Events Manager to plan the perfect customized cruise at 843-785-2662).

Location and Phone Number:

Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Sea Pines Plantation
149 Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 363-9026

 

 

 

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Sumo Charters http://101thingshiltonhead.com/sumo-charters/ Mon, 07 Feb 2011 06:08:21 +0000 http://174.132.194.251/~margo/?p=1317  

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Sumo Charters Website

Company’s Description:

Sailing charters aboard a 38-foot trimaran. Specializes in dolphin tours and sunset nature tours.

‘Sumo’ offers year-around daily sailing cruises for six passengers around Hilton Head’s waters, weather permitting. Hourly, half-day and full-day sails take you about the Calibogue Sound. On some days when the winds are just right, you may just find yourself out on the Atlantic approaching Tybee Island before you know it. For the adventuresome types, the captain will show you how to steer the boat and trim the sails.

In the evening, stretch out on ‘Sumo’s’ suspended trampoline, relax, and take in one of the Island’s finest art shows, a colorful sunset.

Location and Phone Number:

Harbour Town Yacht Basin in the Sea Pines Plantation
149 Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 671-4386

 

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Stars and Stripes (Vagabond Cruises) http://101thingshiltonhead.com/stars-and-stripes/ Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:39:41 +0000 http://101thingshiltonhead.com/?p=4581  

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Stars and Stripes Website

Company Description:

Owned and operated by Vagabond Cruises, The Stars and Stripes is an original 12-meter America’s Cup boat. This grand and celebrated sailboat is the historical America’s Cup winning vessel designed and skippered by the famous Captain Dennis Conner, also known as ‘Mister America’s Cup.’

The Stars and Stripes offers two exceptional trips: one departing in the afternoon for a 90-minute sail and the other based around the sunset for a two-hour sail where you are sure to see a breathing Carolina sunset. Trips are conducted under full sail with fabulous views of dolphins and the gorgeous Lowcountry.

The Stars and Stripes measures 65 feet in length, hosting a 92 foot tall mast. All of the wenches & grinders are original from its competitive sailing past. Modifications have been made to the vessel to conform to commercial standards required by the Coast Guard.

Aboard The Stars and Stripes you will find seating on the deck of the vessel, and while under full sail you are welcome to move about the deck. When tacking (changing direction of the sail) you simply take a seat if not participating in the tack. The Stars and Stripes is Coast Guard approved to carry 45 passengers. It features a full crew, cold libations, a running head.

Whether you are a very experienced sailor or new to the water you will always remember your experience aboard The Stars and Stripes, a true living piece of American history. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Vagabond Cruises also operates The Vagabond and The Spirit of Harbour Town.

Location and Phone Number:

Harbour Town Yacht Basin
Sea Pines Resort
149 Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC (843) 363-9026

 

 

 

 

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Spirit of Harbour Town (Vagabond Cruises) http://101thingshiltonhead.com/spirit-of-harbour-town/ Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:47:16 +0000 http://101thingshiltonhead.com/?p=4537  

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Spirit of Harbour Town Website

Company’s Description:

The Spirit of Harbour Town is one-of-a-kind and Hilton Head Island’s only heated & air-conditioned luxury yacht. The lower cabin can comfortably accommodate up to 74 passengers, and its open-air upper level can comfortably seat 44 passengers. The Spirit of Harbour Town is licensed and Coast Guard approved to carry 148 passengers.

The Spirit is best known for its award winning Sunset Dinner Cruise, Hilton Head’s only on-board dinner cruise. Simply put, it is a floating restaurant. It features a full crew, waitstaff, full bar, galley, restrooms, and fabulous views of Lowcountry. The dinner, prepared by a contracted private chef, consists of three courses, from seafood to traditional southern country cooking, multiple meat options for the entree and a fully stocked bar. The sunset dinner cruise has an atmosphere for everyone, whether you’re looking for a candlelight evening for two or a champagne party with a view of dolphins, stars and a mansion-clustered shore.

During the summer The Spirit also offers sunset cruises to Hilton Head’s popular Tuesday night fireworks display at Shelter Cove Harbour.

The Spirit also schedules a cruise to the historic and beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia. The cruise is narrated with facts of the sights you will see.  Upon arrival, you will have over four hours to shop, sightsee, take a  tour, and find a restaurant for lunch.

The sailing schedules vary seasonally, so check on days, times, and menus.

The Spirit is also host to over 100 private charters each year ranging from weddings and corporate functions to reunions, celebrations and more. For more information, contact the Private Charter Sales & Events Manager at (843) 785-2662.

Vagabond Cruises also operates the The Vagabond and the Stars and Stripes.

Location and Phone Number:

Harbour Town Yacht Basin
Sea Pines Resort
149 Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 363-9026


 

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Sky Pirate Watersports http://101thingshiltonhead.com/sky-pirate-watersports/ Mon, 07 Feb 2011 06:06:18 +0000 http://174.132.194.251/~margo/?p=1326  

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Sky Pirate Watersports Website

Company’s Description:

Sky Pirate Parasail offers a full range of water sports and activities, including:

  • Parasailing
  • Tubing
  • Waterskiing
  • Boat rentals
  • Dolphin and nature cruises
  • Evening cocktail cruises

 

Location and Phone Number:

Broad Creek Marina
18 Simmons Road (off Marshland Road)
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 842-2566

 

 

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Shoppe at the Top http://101thingshiltonhead.com/top-of-the-lighthouse-shoppe/ Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:00:12 +0000 http://174.132.194.251/~margo/?p=1306  

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Shoppe at the Top & Harbour Town Lighthouse Website

Company’s Description:

Harbour Town Yacht Basin, is known for the most popular tourist attraction, the Harbour Town Lighthouse.

Don’t miss a chance to climb to the top of the Lighthouse to visit Hilton Head’s most elevated shopping experience, the Shoppe at the Top. In this charming museum shop you just might find that treasured souvenir or a fine piece of jewelry.

They are the exclusive distributor of Lighthouse Collectibles by Harbour Lights and hand-carved crystals by Crystal World as well as jewelry by Trollbeads and Annaleece of Devries. They carry a large variety of hand-made and hand-painted Christmas ornaments.

They are open seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to sundown. There is a small entry fee via the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum.

You can also shop at the Lighthouse’s ground floor Maritime Gift Galley where you can browse historic books and antique artifacts.

Location and Phone Number:

Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum
Harbour Town Yacht Basin in the Sea Pines Resort
149 Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 671-2810

 

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Sea Monkeys Watersports http://101thingshiltonhead.com/sea-monkeys-watersports/ Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:37:20 +0000 http://101thingshiltonhead.com/?p=5865  

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Sea Monkeys Watersports Website

Company Description:

Rents jet skis and kayaks by the hour. Offers boat and kayak rentals as well as stand-up paddle boards by the hour.  Also offer guided kayak tours to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Operates on a seasonal basis.

Location and Phone Number:

Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina
43 Jenkins Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 843-4754

 

 

]]> 5865 Savannah Riverboat Cruises http://101thingshiltonhead.com/river-street-riverboat-company/ Mon, 07 Feb 2011 06:00:46 +0000 http://174.132.194.251/~margo/?p=1346  

Savannah Riverboat Cruises Website

Company’s Description:

The 600-passenger Savannah River Queen and the 600-passenger Georgia Queen are triple-decker, red, white and blue, vessels that offer a variety of sightseeing, dining and entertainment cruises along the Savannah River.

The two paddle wheelers are both replicas of the boats that cruised America’s rivers in days gone by. Climb aboard these beauties’s to relive a bygone era on a truly historic river.

Departing from the dock beside River Street directly behind Savannah’s City Hall in the Historic District, these two vessels can take you on a relaxing one-hour narrated sojourn up the river while your captain tells you about the history of Savannah. You’ll see the riverfront sights and learn about the important port industries that have shaped the economy of the city to this day.

There are snack shops, cash bars, and restrooms on board. The sightseeing cruises operate year around, but the sailing schedule is seasonal so make sure you call ahead.

They offer a variety of river cruises, including:

  • Two-hour Dinner Cruise, complete with live entertainment and dancing (year around)
  • Monday Night Gospel Dinner Cruise (April to October)
  • Murder Afloat departs at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday nights (April to August)
  • Moonlight Entertainment Cruise on Friday and Saturday nights (March to October)
  • Saturday Luncheon Cruises (March to October)
  • Sunday Brunch Cruises (March to October)

All meal cruises require prepaid reservations.

Both riverboats operate under U.S. Coast Guard regulations and comply with all passenger safety requirements. They are climate controlled for year-round comfort. All cruises have reduced fares for children under 12.

Reservations are required for most cruises.

Location and Phone Number:

9 East River Street
Savannah, GA
(912) 232-6404


 

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Pedals Bicycles http://101thingshiltonhead.com/pedals-bicycles/ Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:08:42 +0000 http://174.132.194.251/~margo/?p=1353  

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Pedals Website

Company’s Description:

Bicycles rentals and full-service bike shop, including repairs. Rents bikes for all sizes and ages, including tall men’s, burley karts, allycats, tandems, and adult tricycles.

Location and Phone Number:

71 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 842-5522

 



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