Sail Over Hilton Head

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Hilton Head Island is one of South Carolina’s richest treasures. From its gorgeous seascapes to its rich history, this island is far from your average Carolina destination. Stretching only 45 miles, the island is home to salt marshes, sandy beaches, rich forest area, tennis courts, golf courses and luxurious hotels. Not only is the island a great place for a private, relaxing getaway, but it’s also the perfect destination to bring the entire family for a day full of fun and adventure.

ZipLine Hilton Head, a crowning jewel of Broad Creek Marina Adventures is the way to guarantee your best view and your most interactive tour of the island. With their two hour “eco-tour”, you will glide through the trees as you are able to witness the jaw dropping views of the island’s water, massive oaks, pines and marshlands. The course consists of 8 zip lines reaching up to 75 feet high. Before you begin, you will participate in a short zipline training session led by two tour guides. Safety is the number one priority for these guides who are professionally trained as well as tested. ZipLine Hilton Head only uses the highest quality course equipment manufactured in the industry to guarantee participant’s safety.

As you start out low and slow, the speed and the height of the ziplines increases until you are soaring above the trees catching glimpses of birds, boats and maybe even a dolphin or two. You will also be able to climb the aerial staircase and race other zip-liners on a duel zipline finale stretching 900 feet in length. Although participants of the zipline tour must be 10 years and older, younger children still will have a chance to take to the sky. After you’ve mastered ziplining, you may want to head over to Aerial Adventure Hilton Head for more of a self-guided challenge. Described as a “playground in the sky”, this 6 course challenge with 50 in-the- tree activities offers a challenge to anyone from young children to the toughest of adults. Categorized by difficulty, each course color has something in store for individuals of all ages.

Children may enjoy lower heights and lower difficulty activities on the green course, while intermediate level adults may enjoy higher heights and more of a challenge on the blue course. The course also features a black level that reaches heights of up to 36 feet. This level is for the experts. While attached to a sturdy harness you will cross swinging bridges, climb military walls, jump through hoops, and jump into nets. The courses actively celebrate the outdoors by incorporating themes such as kayaking, sailing, fishing, climbing and more. It also features a “hats o ” to the military by including challenges that are typically used in military courses such as climbing walls and tube netting. This feature stands as a tribute to all military members in the community. It’s the perfect way to spend an unplugged afternoon.

Once your day of zip lining and climbing has come to a close, head over to Up the Creek Pub & Grill to enjoy delicious food and a fantastic view of the marsh. No matter what your taste, Up the Creek has everything from their famous half pound Broad Creek Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and your choice of cheeses, to their fried shrimp baskets complete with your choice of coleslaw, fries or hushpuppies. Kids will have no problem choosing something as well from the restaurant’s kid friendly menu which includes staples such as hot dogs, grilled cheese and even mac and cheese bites. Serving up burgers, seafood, cold beers, and an exciting cocktail menu, this Pub and Grill is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset after a day of rigorous exploring.

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