Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 11623 PLAYTIME Day Trips and Charter Excursions throughout the Lowcountry Charleston • Beaufort • Okatie • Bluffton Hilton Head Island • Savannah Saint Simons Island www.lowcountryjaunt.com 912.257.0333 B EAUFORT MOVES at its own pace – and you’re invited to do the same while you’re here. It’s the kind of place that begs to be explored and enjoyed in the most out-of- the-ordinary routes and workouts. Beaufort’s intricate network of waterways thatfeedthroughthesurroundingislandsprovide a fisherman’s and boater’s paradise. Every after- noon, Captain Dick’s River Tours explores the Beaufort River from the Downtown Marina; dol- phins frolic alongside the boat as guides discuss the area’s marine life, history and film heritage. Captain Wally’s Historic and Nature Cruise departs from the Port Royal Landing Marina and narrates the history of the islands and tides of the river. Public boat ramps and marinas dot the islands, making it easy to get out on the water on your own vessel. You just have to worry about catching the big one, which may be easier than you think. Blue- fish, spotted sea trout, Spanish mackerel, black sea bass, the southern flounder and more populate the area waters. No boat? No problem. Rent kayaks at area outfitters such as Higher Ground, join a charter fishingexpeditionwithSeawolfCharters,ortryyour luckinshorefishingwithBay Street Outfitters. Beaufort’s Best Views Beaufort and its adjacent islands comprise one gi- ganticpicturepostcard.Hereareafewnotableplaces that offersomeofthearea’smost spectacularviews:  The historic Cuthbert House Inn and Anchorage 1770 feature spacious verandas overlooking the gleaming, boat-dotted Beaufort Bay.  Stroll Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park to see the beauty and flow of the Beaufort River.  Dine at one of downtown’s restaurants, such as Panini’s Café, Luther’s, Plums Restaurant, Saltus River Grill and Q on Bay.  GrabanicecreamfromYoyo’sIceCreamor,Yoyo’s FrozenYogurtorsavorCommonGround’s gelato. EatlunchatSouthernSweetsIceCream &Market andenjoyitontheswingsthatdotWaterfrontPark.  The eastern end of Bay Street provides a dramatic view of the swing bridge that connects down town Beaufort with Lady’s Island.  In the historic hamlet of Port Royal, go to the docks around dusk and watch the sun sink behind the shrimp boats.  For an unparalleled view, ascend the spiral staircase of Hunting Island Lighthouse. At 132 feet,you’ll see a spectacular expanse of marshes, islands, creeks and ocean. PHOTO BY MARK SHAFFER