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The Breeze

Seasonal Trolley Service FAQ's

When will the trolley run each day?
The trolleys will 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.
What do the trolleys look like?
Hilton Head Island's green and gray trolleys combine the nostalgic features of the turn-of-the-century passenger cable car with the modern technology of today's transit advancements.
How much does it cost to ride?
The fare will be $1 per trip, regardless of the destination. Children shorter than 43 inches - the height of the farebox - may ride free.
How do I pay my fare?
Patrons can pay their fare in cash when they board the trolley. You must have the exact change as the drivers will not be able to make change.
What other features will the trolleys have?
Each trolley will have 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.
Are the trolleys accessible?
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.
Is anything prohibited on the trolley?
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
Who is operating the trolleys?
The trolleys will be operated by our regional public transportation system, Palmetto Breeze, also known officially as the Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority. Trolley operators will be trained and will also serve as ambassadors for Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry.
What are the names of the trolleys?
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.