Hilton Head Island Trolley
Seasonal trolley service will return April 1, 2019 and will run through October 2019.
Getting around Hilton Head Island is a breeze, thanks to our seasonal trolley service! Running every 30 minutes from July through mid-October, The Breeze carries passengers between Coligny Circle and Shelter Cove (from both Shelter Cove Towne Centre and Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina - See full list of dedicated stops below). For just $1, passengers enjoy fast, easy access to Hilton Head Island’s beaches, shopping, resorts, restaurants, and attractions. Take a break and take the trolley around Hilton Head Island this summer!
The Breeze Trolley service operates every 30 minutes between 1pm and 10pm daily, except for Fridays and Saturdays when service is extended to Midnight for evening dining and entertainment.
Starting Saturday, June 29, a Palmetto Breeze shuttle will pick up guests at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort’s (USCB) Hilton Head Island campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, and drop them off at Coligny Beach Park, one of the island’s most popular beach spots. The free service will operate on a continuous loop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. After 1 p.m., guests will be able to ride the regularly scheduled Breeze Trolleys, which picks up guests from Coligny Beach Park and other locations on the island. The shuttle service will also be available next week on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When will the trolley run each day?
A. The trolleys operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, reaching every stop approximately every 30 minutes. On Tuesdays, the trolleys will run until 10 p.m. to take visitors to and from the weekly fireworks displays at Shelter Cove Harbour.
Q. How much does it cost to ride?
A. The fare is $1 per trip, regardless of the destination. Children shorter than 43 inches - the height of the farebox - may ride free.
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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