Q&A Archive: Wild Dunes Resort's Facebook Spring Break Q&A Live Chat
Missed our Facebook Pre-Spring Break Q&A Live Chat? Don't fret! We have all the questions and answers from the live chat here for you to read and reference at your leisure. If you have any questions to add, please comment on this blog post below and we will reply with an answer. Stay tuned for an upcoming summer edition as well to help you prepare and ask questions for your summer vacation at the beach!
Q1: Can you give me info on the blue crabbing experience that you offer?
A1: Yes! Thanks for your question. Blue crabbing is offered on Fridays from 9 - 11am on April 11 & 18th. Open to ages 12 and up. See more details here under section Lowcountry Learning:http://bit.ly/WDspbreak14
Q1: I spoke to someone from the resort last week and she suggested it for families with young children and that it would include a low country dinner on the beach. Our spring break is the week after Easter. Is there something else she was referencing?
A1: Yes, I believe you probably spoke with Sue Thurber, one of our Pre-Arrival concierges. She was likely referencing our beachside cookout excursion… it’s a favorite activity offered here at the Resort! However, over the dates that you are visiting, this beachside cookout is only available as a private event. There is a public beachside cookout and blue crabbing trip but those only run from Memorial Day through Labor Day. If you would like more information on the private beachside cookout option, please direct Facebook message us and I can provide detailed information and rates for that excursion. Also, for your reference, here's the link to our Spring Vacation Planner with a full list of what's available over the dates you are here after Easter: http://www.wilddunes.com/pdf/Winter-Spring-2014-Vacation-Planner.pdf. Thank you again for your inquiry. We look forward to welcoming you & your family!
Q2: Hi there! What's the weather typically like during Spring Break? Is it warm enough yet? Also, are there any lifeguards out or not until summer?What is the best Kayak trip for my family?
A2: Great question! The average weather here on Isle of Palms for April is low to mid 70s. Looking out our window here today, the sun is shining bright spring has arrived! Unfortunately, there are no lifeguards on Isle of Palms or Sullivans Island beaches. Hope to welcome you to the island here soon!
Q3: I am so behind the eight ball on planning for spring break! I want to relax but the kids need to be entertained..
A3: Don't worry...there's still time! If you haven't planned your vacation yet, check out our family special Spring Break vacation packages here: http://www.wilddunes.com/charleston-family-packages.php. And if you already have your reservation, we recommend going for the Duney's VIP Pass upon arrival so that the kids can be entertained all day and you can relax at the spa or beach. http://bit.ly/duneyvip
Q4: I have heard so much about the wildlife at Wild Dunes and would love to experience it on the the water! Can you please tell me about about the Capers Island excursion and how far it is from the resort?
A4: Wonderful question! You'd surely love our barrier islands here in the Lowcountry then. Capers Island is an uninhabited barrier island known for their boneyard beach - the trip is 20 mins but if you're on an eco tour they take a more leisurely and interactive ride up to 45 m - 1 hr to experience the wildlife and learn about the surroundings around you. Feel free to BYOB on the Capers Wildlife Exploration and the Dolphin Discovery Sunset Cruise. Call Island Adventures at 843.886.2292 to book a trip to Capers in advance!
Q5: Can Charleston locals come out to Wild Dunes and rent bikes for the day?
A5: Yes! Come on out, Stefanie Bainum! Bike rentals usually sell out during spring break though (Apriil 7 -20) so we recommend reserving in advance if you want to come those dates. Bikes can be picked up at the Bike Shop by the Tennis Center at the core of the Resort. To reserve in advance call 843-886-2218.
Q6: My family is very excited about our first trip to Wild Dunes!! We’re headed your way April 13th
A6: We look forward to welcoming you and your family soon. Check out our Youtube Channel for a sneak peek of all that we have here: www.youtube.com/wilddunesresort.
Q7: what dates are spring break exactly and do you have any special activities planned at the resort?
A7: Spring Break is happening here at the Resort from Monday April 7 - Sunday April 20. Yes, we have a wide array of special activities and events! Everything from Fly Fishing to Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and our brand new Duney's VIP Kids Recreation Pass. See a complete list of all activities here: http://bit.ly/WDspbreak14
Q8: My family will be at Wild Dunes on Easter. Is there a sunrise service on the beach? Thank you!
A8: There are not any outdoor services at Wild Dunes Beach. However, the community does a service on the beach at Breach Inlet at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday and that is right down the road from the Resort. See more details here:http://sunrisepresbyterianchurch.org/.
Q9: What is the best Kayak trip for my family?
A9: For a family with young children, the Fiddler Crab Family Paddle would be the best paddle. This is a 2 hour trip where you will paddle for roughly an hour to an hour and a half. With your guide, you will paddle out of the marina to a hammock island where you have time to explore the island or swim before returning. Trip runs daily at 10am and 3pm. Cost is $50 per adult and $30 per child 12 and under. Please keep in mind that children must ride in a tandem kayak with an adult.
Q10: How many people parasail at the same time?
A10: The parasailing boat can hold up to 12 people total and guests will be flown 2 people at a time for about 8-10 minutes of flying time. Cost is $80 for 800 feet and $60 for 600 feet. Please call Island Adventures @ 843-886-2292.
Q11: Do you have a heated pool?
A11: We do! We have the Swim Center at Wild Dunes, a Junior Olympic sized pool that is heated to about 80 degrees.
Q12: Can I rent Beach Chairs or do I need to bring my own?
A12: You may do either! We can have beach chairs set up on the beach for you. Cost varies. Reserve in advance by calling the pre arrival team at 843-886-2218.
Q13: Do I need a reservation for Bike rentals?
A13: Yes! Bike rentals usually sell out during spring break so we recommend reserving in advance. Bikes can be delivered directly to your home or condo or picked up at the Bike Shop. To reserve in advance call 843-886-2218.
Q14: When are the outdoor movies?
A14: Outdoor movies are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during Spring Break starting at approximately 8 PM at the Village Amphitheater on the Village Plaza.
Q15: What are my dinner options?
A15: We have lots of dining options right here on the resort! Try the Sea Island Grill for a more fine dining experience or The Lettered Olive for a more casual atmosphere. Also of note, WDR guests receive 10% off food and beverage here at the resort.
Q16: Where can I go for Sunday Brunch?
A16: The resort will be hosting our annual Easter Brunch on Sunday with two seatings at 10 and 12:30. In addition to traditional brunch favorites like waffles and omelets, other special items include hand carved leg of lamb and glazed ham, fruit display, chef’s selection of special desserts and more! Cost is $45 for adults (inclusive of tax gratuity), $18 for children ages 4-12 and complimentary for children 3 and under.
Q17: What is there to do if it rains or the chance of bad weather?
A17: Island Adventures Outfitters has discounted combo tickets to the South Carolina Aquarium and tickets to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, both of which are great for families with children.
Q18: What exactly do you do on Capers Island?
A18: Capers Island is an uninhabited barrier island known for their boneyard beach. This is where the forest and the ocean meet creating a great place to walk and enjoy the natural beauty. Feel free to BYOB on the Capers Wildlife Exploration and the Dolphin Discovery Sunset Cruise.
Q19: What is the Osprey boat?
A19: The Osprey is a wooden boat that has a long history as a fishing and shrimping boat. Now, it is great for a cruise with the family to enjoy the ability to get on the water. We are offering a trip on April 17th as a special Spring Break trip. Beer and wine available to purchase onboard.
Q20: We have never been to Charleston before and want to know the best thing to do?
A20: If you have never been to downtown Charleston before, it is a must-see. We recommend the carriage tour as a quintessential Charleston tour. Sit on a horse-drawn carriage and listen to your guide tell you about the history, architecture, and gardens of Charleston. Also take the kids to the Waterfront Park downtown to check out the Pineapple Fountain.
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