When my husband and I first began dating I wanted to do something special for his 40th birthday. We decided to take a weekend trip to Hilton Head Island which is approximately 4 hours from Charlotte. This was not only important for his birthday but it was the first trip for us with our children. I reached out to Christopher Neste of IslandAce Adventure Tours to take a boat out to see the dolphins at sunset. Christopher went out of his way to make the evening perfect. He even went to the store to pick up a few snacks and drinks so that I wouldn’t ruin the surprise by doing it myself. He was attentive to detail and so friendly on board. Since then, we have been on five more trips with him. Looking back at the photos it’s been fun to see how much everyone has changed over the years.
Our first trip with Chris in early 2012
After our first trip with Christopher, we began shark fishing. This has now become a yearly tradition for our family. When visiting Hilton Head, I highly recommend taking a trip with IslandAce Adventures to look for dolphins, shark fish, or even comb for shells. These activities are great for children. When booking, make sure to let Christopher know the ages of your children so that he can recommend the best type of trip as some can go as long as six hours. This is too long for a small child. However, the older ones love it! Going out on the boat for a day is THE highlight of our family trip for me. I wouldn’t trade anything for the smiles that this brings my children (and husband).
“Captain Chris” and Joshua
Sophia with Captain Chris
Shark fishing with Captain Chris
Harlow and her first baby shark
Captain Chris loves what he does
Harlow and my husband enjoying the ride
Captain Chris and Josh showing off their shark
Captain Chris and Josh worked together to catch this
Like father like son
Sophia wants to be a Marine Biologist so this experience was great for her.
My husband and I enjoying time with our family.
As my oldest daughter just entered her final year of high school, who knows what next summer will bring for us as she prepares for her next journey. The memories that have been made the last five summers will certainly last for a lifetime. It wouldn’t have been the same without Christopher and IslandAce Adventures.
Check out the video I made of our recent trip