Marshgrass Adventures' staff designs expeditions that explore their passion for the diverse ecology of the Lowcountry region, including Hilton Head Island. From fishing outings to leisurely kayak tours, the knowledgeable guides enlighten tour goers on the varied flora and fauna that litter the shorelines. The staff supports both catching and releasing or grilling the area's fish, which include trout, tarpon, and redfish. Guests on stand-up paddleboards slip out across the water, perfecting their balance quickly as they cut among swaying grasses and blue herons.
Peaks of frosting crown the cupcakes at Ronnie’s Bakery, which are ornamented with creative designs such as red-seamed baseballs or the faces of pop-culture icons. Larger cakes can be created to accompany handheld desserts.
Boasting an array of state-of-the-art equipment, Neighbors Car Wash transforms mud-caked autos into pristine driving machines. The premium gold wash brings a twinkle to your steel steed's grille-smile with a tire shine, rim cleaner, and triple foam that removes even the most persistent dirt-drawn portraits of Elvis, along with a five-day sustainability guarantee that safeguards against the vengeance of extremely patient birds. For more prolonged pristinity, the monthly pass gives off-roading racers and gearhead germaphobes a way to sterilize their vehicles' fiberglass skin every day.
The devoted bakers at each Cookies by Design location bury their knuckles in soft dough and sweet frosting to craft top-notch treats for all manner of occasions. Whether customers are prepping for a birthday, a time to give thanks, or beekeeper appreciation day, Cookies by Design will cater to their sentiment-slinging needs by customizing a colorful bouquet or another edible display. Individually decorated cookies start at $7.50 each, and birthday baskets start at $15.99. The NCAA survival kit ($39.99+) makes a perfect gift for a spirited college freshman and offers a singular opportunity to literally eat the opposing team for breakfast. Orders should be placed at least 24 hours in advance so that cookie seeds have ample time to soak up milk and sprout into full-grown desserts.
Before journeying into patrons' bellies, the organic and fair-trade coffees and mochas at the Corner Perk are roasted locally and ground just before being brewed. To avoid confusion and offending tall people, the Corner Perk sizes their imbibing treats in plain English: a 12-ounce Lil', a 16-ounce Big, and a 20-ounce Biggest. The coffee selection includes international varieties such as the mild Columbian Huila peaberry, the medium Ethiopia harrar, and the bold Malawaii Wowwee. Those in need of stronger pick-uppers can also dabble their taste buds in hot or iced Americanos ($1.90 Lil', $2.30 Big, and $2.60 Biggest) and Mochas ($3.10 Lil', $3.60 Big, $3.90 Biggest). Great for saving syllables and helping a yeti through a 12-hour workday, ice-blended frappys ($3.35 to $4.35) are made with Ghirardelli chocolates and come in coffee, caramel, mocha, and white mocha flavors. While beverages or smoothies can quench customers' thirsts, a wide selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches can amuse bored teeth.
Named the best deli in 2010 and noted for its crinkly fries in 2005 by Bluffton Today, The Downtown Deli boasts a savory menu of delicious breakfast and lunch fare. While morning munchers kick-start their day with french toast ($3.99), bagels ($1.75–$1.89), or a hearty breakfast sub with bacon, eggs, and sausage ($5.99), afternoon nibblers can dine on an egg-salad sandwich ($4.99) or opt for a sans-sandwich salad, such as the chicken greek, which features tomato, cucumber, grilled chicken, red onions, and feta cheese on a bed of greens ($6.99). The Downtown Deli also boasts a selection of large, meaty sandwiches such as a traditional half-pound cheeseburger with fries, the New York reuben, and the Alljoy, which—like your Christmas decorations—is carefully packed with barbecued pulled pork ($6.99 each).