Month Visited: August
We are a family that enjoys adventure and excitement at times, but sometimes we like to relax and take it easy. We have been known to step outside of our comfort level and try new and unusual things, and we like to spend our time on a trip doing and seeing as much as possible. We enjoy educational activities but we also try to schedule fun things as well. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 16 years, Boy age 11 years, Boy age 9 years.
Special tips and warnings about this trip: None
Admission: Price varies by company
Description: Para sailing can be a very exciting activity. You will see gorgeous scenery as you sail over the ocean, and this adventure is unique and one of a kind. There are a number of companies that offer para sailing, and most are competitively priced. Each company has specific requirements that must be met in order to take part in this activity, and certain safety rules that must be followed.
Our Experiences: We had a great time para sailing in the morning hours. Our youngest two children rode along, and everyone else was old enough to control the flight. This was a fantastic experience that was exhilarating, one that the kids will not forget. Smaller children and anyone who is fearful of heights may not find this stop appropriate, but for those who enjoy adventure this is a lot of fun. Children who are younger may need to ride along with a parent or other adult.
Admission: Price varies by company and time requirements
Description: A boat charter can be a terrific way to get out on the water and enjoy the activities and sights in the ocean surrounding the Hawaiian islands. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing are all possible activities. A boat charter can take you out so that you can view all of the exquisite marine life in the waters, including dolphins, turtles, and exotically colored fish and coral reefs.
Our Experiences: Everyone loved going out on the charter boat, and the kids were thrilled to see dolphins and other marine life from close by. Scuba diving requires special training and equipment, but we did have the opportunity to snorkel and fish. The schools of brightly colored fish were beautiful. This is highly recommended by all of our kids and also the adults, and it was a great way to spend the afternoon.
Address: Hilton Head
Hours: Friday Evenings
Description: There is a free fireworks display most Friday evenings at Hilton Head, and these are free to attend. Enjoy the tropical beauty of Hawaii as you wait, and then watch the sky light up with vibrant colors and vivid shapes that are incredible. Check ahead of time to make sure that the fireworks display will be held and to verify the start time.
Our Experiences: The fireworks display at Hilton Head was the perfect finishing touch to the day. After spending the morning para sailing and the afternoon on the charter boat everyone was ready to sit down and relax for a little while. The display was quite large and lasted longer than we expected. The kids were excited to see the extravagant display, and this was a memorable experience. If you are near Hilton Head on a Friday evening this is a must see.