Dolphin Research Excursions at the Coastal Discovery Museum!

Everyone loves dolphins, but not many people know too much about them! Besides being cute and playful, dolphins are extremely smart and the Coastal Discovery Museum has announced a new boat cruise excursion to teach people more about these awesome creatures! 

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The cruise will be offered most Wednesdays in April and May from 10 a.m.-noon. The excursion will study acoustic communications between resident dolphins in the May River. While researchers from Dr. Eric Montie’s Lab at the University of South Carolina Beaufort visually identify and record dolphin vocalizations, marine biologist Captain Amber Kuehn will share what we have learned about these fascinating cetaceans. The research goals are to determine abundance, location, and individual identification of dolphins in the vicinity of Montie’s acoustic recorders that are deployed at three stations in the May River.

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By going to one of these excursions, it is as if you are a part of some very important research to our island and to the dolphin community! You will be a part of a huge and important thing for these lovable porpoises!

Price: $55 per person (ages 10 and older only) and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or online at


  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where’s Santa on Hilton Head Island

Santa Clause is on his way, loading goodies on his sleigh! The boys and girls are filled with glee, so take a sit upon his knee. Across the bridge and down the road, December 4th is the day to go. Write a letter to send away, to the North Pole for Christmas Day. Come on out with the kids this week and enjoy cookies with Santa and more magnificent treats!

Santa is on Hilton Head December 10th inviting children to come play. He is taking time out from overseeing the elves to relax, play limbo, sing and dance, and take pictures with the little ones. He has a special surprise for the first 25 children that come.  55 Matthews Drive at the Kidz Drop in Adventure , See you there!



Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

Bluffton South Carolina has a reputation for being a “sleepy little southern town on the river”, and someplace that a lot of folks drive through to get its more famous neighbor, Hilton Head Island.

And while we LOVE Hilton Head, we can tell you that Bluffton is not only one of the most charming, colorful, and beautifully situated towns you will ever have the pleasure of visiting, but it has a rollicking week-long event that is chock-full of seafood, history, culture, and entertainment… with a unique lowcountry spin:  The Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival, which runs from Oct 10-18.

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How about this for just a little something to do:

  • Inshore Fishing Tournament – Cash Prize!
  • Kayak & Paddle board Tours on the May River


  • 10K Road Race & 5K Fun Run
  • Juried Fine Art Show featuring over 100 artists from 10 states

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  • Seafood Extravaganza on the Water with Live Music & Fireworks

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  • “Iron Chef” Challenge featuring Top Chefs from the Thriving Local Food Scene

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  • Book Launch Party where the Author is Joined by a Famous Celebrity Writer

And so much more!  So take a little trip OFF the island and partake in the event “Where Fine Art & The Bounty of the Sea Come Together”.


Day Ten | Bluffton Self Help!

Day Ten of our 20 Days of Giving has Stacy dropping off a trunk-full of food to Bluffton Self Help.  The food was collected by Beach Properties employees, friends and family.

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In addition to their core service to make free food available whenever needed, Bluffton Self Help staff and volunteers coordinate a variety of service projects, including Thanksgiving dinners to families in need, toys at Christmas, Easter baskets, warm blankets and coats in winter, and school supplies  each school year.  Spread the word and get involved!


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Loaded up and ready to go!

Visit the SOBA Art Gallery!

The Society of Bluffton Artists presents “12,” a new and exciting collection of 12 x 12 inch paintings and photographs by over 100 local artists, each selling for only $150. Enjoy the art and consider shopping for unique and unusual gifts: local paintings and photographs! The show will be displayed from December 2 – January 4.

Start Planning Your Hilton Head Island Vacation Today!



The Zombie Mile!

The Bluffton Zombie Run – 5k & 1mile fun run will be held on Saturday October 26th at 5:00pm from The Calhoun Street Promenade in Downtown Bluffton. The fun run through the streets of Historic Bluffton features a Halloween theme with a costume contest and post race block party featuring: games, trick or treating, music, food, a pub crawl & more.

Start Planning Your Hilton Head Island Vacation Today!


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Dog Days of Summer Sunset Party!

Head out to Bluffton tonight for their monthly Sunset Party on the May River!  Live music, great food and over 30 different craft beers to choose from.  See you at the Bluffton Oyster Factory at 5:00-rain or shine!

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May River Shrimp Festival!

The Piggly Wiggly, May River Shrimp Festival will be tomorrow from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park.

The May River Shrimp Festival will feature shrimp boat tours, a shrimp heading contest, live music from Zack Stiltner and Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band, a craft beer garden, and a food court featuring shrimp and fresh local seafood from seven local restaurants.  Join in the shrimp cleaning contest and Sports Clips will be on hand from 5-7 offering free buzz cuts all tips collected will be donated to the Palmetto Animal League. Tickets will be available at the door for $5; children 12 and younger get in for free.

Start Planning Your Hilton Head Island Vacation Today!

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Taste of Bluffton Festival!

This Saturday from 11-5,  the Taste of Bluffton will be celebrating the sights and flavors of the beautiful South Carolina lowcountry. Enjoy tasty lowcountry style dishes, served by over 30 different local restaurants.  Check out this great event on your way on or off the Island.  Admission is free and will be held at The Bluffton Village, in front of the Bluffton Post Office (25 Thurmond Way).

Participating Vendors:
Bluffton BBQ
Bluffton Oyster Co.
British Open Pub
Captain Woody’s
The Crazy Crab
Cyber Valet Grocery
El Super International
The Garden Gate
Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta
Grille Forty Six
Jim ‘N Nicks
Joe Loves Lobster Rolls
The Kickin’ Chicken
Lovin’ Spoons
Maison de Macarons
Melly Mel’s
New York City Pizza
Old Town Dispensary
Palmetto Kettle Corn
Peaceful Henry
Tavern 46
Tropical Italian Ice
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