Charleston couple Derrick and Terry Williams have turned an idea into a new business venture that will service visitors in the East Cooper area.
The couple, whom have traveled the country, noticed a hop-on, hop-off bus service that worked well in other cities. That’s how they thought up Lowcountry Loop Trolley.
“It’s something I think is needed. There’s just not a lot of transportation vehicles for those folks to get around,” Terry said.
They knew their idea would be the engine to move tourists right on through the Lowcountry.
“We were asked by several hotels in Mount Pleasant to team up and be their shuttle service,” Derrick said.
Tourists will certainly enjoy the ease of exploring east of the Cooper River without having to worry of getting around on their own. The trolley will make a continuous loop eight times per day, allowing visitors to hop on and off at 16 different stops.
For now, there will be two trolleys running the loop. They’ll stop at attractions like Patriot’s Point, Shem Creek, and travel to Charleston’s visitor’s center as well as the beaches east of the Cooper.
“It really brings a connection from the tourists who really don’t know where to go or how to get there or where to park when they get there to those locations,” Derrick said.
The loop takes two hours in all. The loop will run from 9 to 7 p.m. every day. Service is expected to start early May.
Tickets per day for adults are $15 dollars. Tickets for children are $10.
For more information you can visit lowcountrylooptrolley.com