James' Favorite Attractions
James’ Favorite Kid Attraction
Kayak and Dolphin Nature Tours
Address: The Plaza at Shelter Cove
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: 800-686-6996 or 843-686-6996
Offering expert-guided tours meandering through creeks and around the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, kids learn how to kayak. Naturalist guides introduce your children to underwater and airborne dolphins, egrets and pelicans around the area. A two-hour dolphin nature tour is reasonably priced at costs $35.
Tours depart from a variety of locations throughout the island. There are two and three day programs for kids as well as a teen Kayak Camp. Be sure to inquire about special sunrise, sunset and moonlight trips. The minimum age requirement is four.
James’ Best Day Trip
Address: The Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31402
Located south of Hilton Head Island, Savannah, Georgia is a quick 45-minute drive and offers visitors a glimpse of the traditional Southern living. The Hostess City of the South was America's first planned city. Offering unmatched hospitality and architectural beauty, Savannah offers visitors more than 1,200 restored buildings. Walking tours are available along with tours by trolley and carriage.
James’ Favorite Tourist Information
Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center
Address: 100 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
Phone: 843-785-3673 or 843-689-6767
While I’ve found most welcome centers to be boring, the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce is the exception. Offering beautiful back porch views, visitors can step into nature with view live oaks with adorned with Spanish moss in the distant marshlands. The adjacent museum offers a glimpse at Hilton Head Island history, wildlife and arts and crafts. The welcome center offers a video presentation of the island complemented by numerous maps to help you find your way around.