Visitors to Hilton Head, SC now have a brand new way to get around the island! This July, Hilton Head introduced The Breeze, a state-of-the-art trolley system that travels to some of the island’s most popular destinations. Perfect for vacationers who want a break from driving or who may not have a car with them, the new trolleys are expected to significantly reduce traffic in town. To help you make the most of your next getaway, we have put together a handy guide to the Hilton Head trolley service.
Hilton Head Trolley Schedule
The Breeze will operate from July through October 14, 2018, and the service will start back up again in March 2019. The trolleys run every half hour between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day, except for Tuesdays, when the service is extended until 10 p.m. to accommodate the fireworks at Shelter Cove.
Hilton Head Trolley Details
The Breeze trolleys have everything you need for a relaxing ride around the island! Each vehicle is equipped with seating for 30 passengers, charming wood interiors, free Wi-Fi, and a bike rack with room for two bicycles. The trolleys are fully accessible and ADA-compliant with plenty of space to accommodate approved mobility devices. There are presently two trolleys that operate on a single route and plans to add a third trolley in 2019.
Hilton Head Trolley Route
The Breeze makes the following dedicated stops on Hilton Head Island:
- Shelter Cove Towne Centre
- King Neptune Statue at Shelter Cove Harbour
- Park Plaza
- Deallyon at Cordillo Parkway South
- Deallyon at South Forest Beach Drive South
- Fountain at Coligny Circle Beach Park
- Deallyon at South Forest Beach Drive North
- Deallyon at Cordillo Parkway North
Hilton Head Trolley Cost
The Breeze is free to ride for the rest of July 2018, and after that, the trolley costs $1 per trip for adults. Kids who are shorter than 43 inches (the height of the trolley’s farebox) ride for free. Passengers can pay with cash or via The Breeze App, which also allows users to track the location of the trolley. The mobile app will be available for download at breezetrolley.com.
Hilton Head Trolley Names
The Breeze’s two trolleys, “Comet” and “The Alligator,” both have names that reference the history of transportation on Hilton Head. Comet is named after a Marsh Tacky horse at the Coastal Discovery Museum, as these animals were the primary mode of getting around Hilton Head back in the island’s early days. The Alligator is a tribute to a freight boat of the same name that was used by Hilton Head native Charlie Simmons (a.k.a. “Mr. Transportation”) to ferry goods and people between the island and the mainland.
Where to Stay in Hilton Head
When you stay with Hilton Head Properties Realty & Rentals, you will have the perfect home base for exploring everything the island has to offer. Our vacation rentals come with your choice of awesome amenities, including fully equipped kitchens, outdoor grills, internet access, flat screen TVs, and private swimming pools. With everything from 1 bedroom properties to 7 bedroom properties, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your escape. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Hilton Head vacation rentals!