When can I Catch The Breeze?
The Breeze operates on a seasonal schedule between April and Labor Day weekend, 7 days a week from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and until Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Trolleys arrive at each stop approximately every 30 minutes.
Are there safety precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19? Are masks required?
Our team has implemented the following new measures that we kindly ask all passengers to follow:
- Board Using Front Door
- Practice Social Distancing
- Facial Coverings are Required in Accordance with Local and Federal Mandates
- Exit Using Rear Door
- Do Not Ride if You are Feeling Sick or have a Fever
What do the trolleys look like?
The Breeze's green and gray trolleys combine the nostalgic features of the turn-of-the-century passenger street car with the modern technology of today's transit advancements. Be sure to listen for the "clang" of our authentic trolley bells. On our Mid-Island Route, we will usually be substituting one of our similarly themed shuttle bus vehicles. These shuttles are the same color scheme as our trolleys.
How much does it cost and how do I pay my fare?
All rides in 2022 are FREE and there are no fares necessary to ride.
What features do the trolleys have?
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. Our trolleys are 100% accessible with low floors and a deployable ramp for easy boarding. Each trolley has positions to safely secure wheelchairs and other ADA approved mobility devices. Our shuttle buses have a lift that can be deployed for mobility devices and comfortable forward-facing seats.
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 are well trained and 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 Sr., also known as "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. The third trolley is dedicated to the "Loggerhead" sea turtles that nest each year on the Island. In 2021 we dedicated our fourth trolley #1964 to "Harley" the late Clydesdale horse who was the unofficial greeter at Lawton Stables for many years.
Can I Catch The Breeze to the HarbourFest fireworks?
Yes, every Tuesday evening our service hours are until 10 p.m. so that you can Catch The Breeze to and from the HarbourFest fireworks at Shelter Cove. The fireworks are scheduled for every Tuesday, June 7, 2022 through August 16, 2022 (weather permitting) excluding July 5th.
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