Hilton Head Island Trolley
Thank you for a record-breaking '21 season!
What a great record-breaking season we all had together!
Our ridership exceeded 51,000 passengers! That shattered any previous seasons. We successfully launched a new route, and expended to 21 trolley stops. All the while, our passengers complied with the health and safety guidelines, including the federal mask mandate.
Be sure to follow @BreezeTrolley on Facebook and Instagram for announcements about the 2022 trolley season.
The previous trolley route, now referred to as the “South Island Route,” followed the same service hours, routing, and stops as the initial route since 2018, using two trolleys each day.
The new “Mid-Island Route” used one trolley (as depicted on our route map) and served portions of William Hilton Parkway, Folly Field Road, and Shelter Cove Lane. This route starts at our stop #1 at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, heads north on Shelter Cove Lane, turns left onto US 278, turns right onto Folly Field Road, turns around at the Westin Hotel, then returns southbound to the Towne Centre along the same route. Passengers from this new route can then connect every half hour to the South Island Route that heads toward Coligny Beach Park, the new Lowcountry Celebration Park, and the many stops in-between.
The service ran 1 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 1 p.m. to Midnight, Fridays and Saturdays, reaching each stop approximately every 30 minutes.
To contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, The Breeze has implemented some new and innovative safety precautions, including frequent cleaning and disinfecting of the trolleys by our maintenance team, customized clear plexiglass modesty panels beside the trolley driver, "one-way" boarding and exiting procedures (with passengers boarding in front and exiting through the rear door), social distancing while riding, hand sanitizer, and requiring passengers to wear facial coverings.
Our passengers are asked to follow the following procedures:
- Board Using Front Door
- Practice Social Distancing
- Facial Coverings were Required in accordance with Federal Mandate
- Exit Using Rear Door
- Do Not Ride if You are Feeling Sick or have a Fever
The Breeze is owned and operated by Palmetto Breeze and The Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority.
The names of each of our trolleys pay homage to history of transportation on the Island. One is named "Comet" after the Coastal Discovery Museum's Marsh Tacky horse Comet, to reflect the role these rare breed animals played in transporting islanders in the early days of Hilton Head. The second is named "The Alligator," as a tribute to island native Charlie Simmons, aka "Mr. Transportation," for his contribution to transportation before the bridge connected Hilton Head to the mainland. One of his freight boats was named the Alligator and was used to ferry goods and people between Hilton Head, Savannah and other mainland areas.
- Shelter Cove Towne Centre
- King Neptune Statue at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
- Village at Wexford South
- Arrow Road At HHI Motorcoach Resort-South
- 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
- Arrow Road At HHI Motorcoach Resort-North
- Village at Wexford North
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When will the trolley run each day?
A. The trolleys operate from 1 PM to 10 PM daily, reaching every stop approximately every 30 minutes. On Friday and Saturday, hours are extended to midnight, for evening dining and entertainment.
Q. How much does it cost to ride?
Q. What other features will the trolleys have?
A. Each trolley has nostalgic wood interiors, a bike rack with space for two bikes, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and plenty of comfortable wood seating with additional space for standees.
Q. Are the trolleys accessible?
A. The trolleys are fully accessible and ADA-compliant. Each trolley is a "low-floor" vehicle, with ample space to accommodate approved mobility devices. There is also a ramp that the operator can deploy for anyone requesting even easier access while boarding.
Q. Is anything prohibited on the trolley?
A. Yes. The following are prohibited:
- Animals, except for guide dogs or trained personal assistant animals
- Beach carts
- Open strollers (Strollers must be collapsed and secured while on board)
- Eating, drinking, smoking, alcohol and firearms
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