The Vanishing Mile Isle is a mile long sandbar exposed at low tide. Officially named Grenadier Shoal on nautical charts, it has been a popular excursion near Daufuskie Island. Tour companies on Hilton Head have taken guests to explore the bar for years. Treasures found include sand dollars, sea shells and shark teeth among the […]
While taking a dolphin tour on Hilton Head Island, there are many opportunities to view wildlife in all its beauty and wonder. Nothing, however, compares with getting an opportunity to witness these beautiful creatures strand feeding along the shores of our waters. What is Strand Feeding? Dolphins are well known for their complex social behavior […]
Hilton Head is full of things to do outdoors. Beautiful beaches, bike trails, golf courses and boat rides are all major reasons why it’s such a popular tourist destination. But there are some days the weather doesn’t quite work out the way we’d like. Don’t let a rainy day spoil your trip! There are plenty […]
I don’t think anyone’s ever written a riveting story about grass, but if you were, you’d have to make sure the type of grass is worth talking about. The spartina grass we have that’s found in our salt marsh definitely fits this bill. Formally called sporobolus alterniflora, and known as smooth cordgrass, it’s the basis of […]
Healthy waters are a staple of healthy island life. While visiting the Island, a lot of visitors will ask about the quality of our water. They see its brown or green coloration and think it must not be very clean. There’s a natural inclination to see something murky as unhealthy. Not only is our water […]
Depending on the time of year and position of celestial bodies, we have a very wide tidal variance here on Hilton Head, ranging as low as 6 feet and as high as 10. This is evidenced along the beaches and marshes around the island.
Hilton Head Island is a well known place to see dolphins in the wild. But did you know we also get an influx of manta and mobula rays coming into the waterways every spring and summer? Mobula Ray or Manta Ray? There was a time that manta and mobula rays where considered separate families. It […]