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1 Sep 2014
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Hilton Head Shrimp Trawling Cruises 
Hudson's Dock, Squire Pope Road
Saturdays, Sep. 6 through Nov. 29, 2014

Looking for unusual things to do in Hilton Head? See South Carolina's Low Country in an entirely different way. Find out where a big source of our food comes from, too. Coastal Discovery Museum offers tours from September through the end of November on Saturday afternoons. The shrimp boat takes passengers from the northern end of Hilton Head into Port Royal Sound. In the Sound, watch the trawler at work and learn how those little crustaceans get caught up in and extracted from the nets. Depending on the catch, you might even have the opportunity to take some shrimp home with you! 

The fall season for harvesting in South Carolina usually produces the largest type of local shrimp-white shrimp. The other two harvest seasons are spring and summer. Fall shrimp are the offspring of the spring shrimp. If it's been a good season, it might be extend through the winter into January. 

Coastal Discovery Museum
One of the last open spaces on Hilton Head Island, the Coastal Discovery Museum is a family-friendly attraction that's educational and fun. Explore the gardens and nature trails of the Honey Horn land. There's also Marsh Tacky horses and butterfly enclosures. Children can check out the Kids' Zone and discover historic structures dating back to the 1930s. 

Tickets for the Coastal Discovery Museum Shrimp Trawling Expedition cruise are $40 for adults and $20 for children. To make a tour reservation, call 843-689-6767, extension 223. You can also make your reservation online at 
There are plenty of affordable accommodations for rent through Hilton Head Accommodations. Whether beach side at Palmetto Dunes or on the golf course in Shipyard, we can find a fit for you, starting around $99 per night. Call 843.686.6662