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Jekyll Island Tours & Excursions


Learn About Jekyll's Fascinating History and Natural Ecosystems with a Guided Educational Tour.


Jekyll Island was once an exclusive winter retreat for some of America's wealthiest families. Their exclusive Jekyll Island Club, a collection of "cottages" and a variety of support structures are now a National Historic Landmark, the Historic District is open to the public. Today, owned by the State of Georgia, the island retains much of its natural beauty and offers plenty to Explore by land or sea. Learning about Jekyll Island's natural ecosystems and rich cultural history can be done with a guided tour. There are many types of fun and educational tours available, including horse-drawn carriage tours, boat tours, Segway tours, trolley tours, ghost tours, eco-tours and historic tours.
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Jekyll Island Boat Tours

Dolphin Tours of Jekyll Island

366 Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.3152
Booking dolphin tours, private tours, sightseeing and group tours, shrimping and ECO tours. Boats accommodate 49 passengers each. Reservations recommended. Daily tours 9am-6pm.

Jekyll Island Fun Tours

97 Great Dunes Ln
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.9704

Little Raccoon Key

1 Harbor Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
706.284.3247

4-H Tidelands Nature Center

100 S Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.5032

Canoe & Kayak Tour Agency. Located on the southwest side of Jekyll Island, adjacent to the salt marsh on the pristine 'Tidelands' salt pond, 4-H Tidelands Nature Center offers hands-on coastal ecology programs for the general public and school groups, guided kayak tours, canoe rentals, and a live coastal species exhibit gallery. In keeping with Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program objectives, Tidelands strives to develop an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the environment, as we connect participants with Georgia's coastal ecosystems.
Jekyll Island Carriage Tours

Golden Isles Carriage & Trail at Three Oaks Farm

Carriage:
364 Riverview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Horseback:
2 Clam Creek Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.9500

Explore the rich natural beauty with a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour or horseback beach rides. Available daily; reservations required.
Jekyll Island Eco-Tours

4-H Tidelands Nature Center

100 S. Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.5032

Located on the southwest side of Jekyll Island, adjacent to the salt marsh on the pristine 'Tidelands' salt pond, 4-H Tidelands Nature Center offers hands-on coastal ecology programs for the general public and school groups, guided kayak tours, canoe rentals, and a live coastal species exhibit gallery. In keeping with Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program objectives, Tidelands strives to develop an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the environment, as we connect participants with Georgia's coastal ecosystems.

Nature Walks

Join an experienced guide for a 1 - 1 1/2 hour walk through the beaches, maritime forests and salt marshes of Jekyll Island. We offer our regularly scheduled walks from March-October. Reservations are required. Contact Tidelands at (912) 635-5032 to make a reservation. Nature walks are also available by appointment year-round.

Mondays - North Tip and Driftwood Beach

Walk begins along the marsh at Clam Creek and ends at the famous Driftwood Beach, offering many possibilities for photographers. Meets at the Clam Creek Picnic Area parking lot on the north end of island (beside the fishing pier), across from the campground.

Wednesdays - South Tip and Beach Creek

Walk begins in the maritime forest and explores the south tip beach, including a stop at the newly constructed wildlife observation tower for a view of the marshes of Beach Creek. A great area for birds. Meets at the St. Andrews Picnic Area parking lot on the south end of the island, near rest rooms.

Fridays - South Dunes Picnic Area

Walk follows the dune boardwalk to the beach, perfect for beachcombers. Meets at South Dunes Picnic Area parking lot, immediately south of the Hampton Inn and Suites.

All walks begin at 9:00 am. Your guide will meet you at the location for that day.

Nature Walk Cost for Individuals and Families

Adults: $7.00 marsh
Ages 3-18: $5.00

Key North

904.206.3222

Provides Nature Tours, Dinner Cruises, Season Expeditions, Water Taxi Services, and Private Island Excursions to Jekyll Island.
Jekyll Island Ghost Tours

Lighthouse Trolley Ghost Tours of Jekyll Island

Jekyll Trolley Ghost Tours depart from the Beach House Restaurant at the Jekyll Holiday Inn Hotel
715 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.638.3333

Hop on board our trolley for an after dinner evening ride around Jekyll as we ride by various sites of lore, legend, and history. Our guides are impassioned to share the "dark secrets" of Jekyll Island. Fun for all the family! Great way to see Jekyll by night. Hear the stories of passed down through the ages of sightings, experiences, and visit with us to a graveyard. You decide, is Jekyll a haunted island?




Jekyll Island Historic Tours

Jekyll Island Historic Tours

100 Stable Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.4036

The renowned Historic District of Jekyll Island comes alive with this daily program and tours of the island's fascinating history and heritage of America's Gilded Age.

Jekyll Island Club Resort History Tour

371 Riverview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.2600

This hour-long narrated tour, "A Walk Through History" explores the public areas of the Jekyll Island Club. Monday-Thursday at 2pm.
Jekyll Island Segway Tours

Jekyll Island Segway Tours

100 Great Dunes Lane
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.9704

Have fun and view all that Jekyll has to offer while taking an eco-tour on Segway™ scooters. Age and weight restrictions apply.
Jekyll Island Trolley Tours

Lighthouse Trolley Tours of Jekyll Island

Jekyll Trolley Tours depart from the Beach House Restaurant at the Jekyll Holiday Inn Hotel
715 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.638.3333

Our tour includes all historic sites on Jekyll, all ecological points of interests and general sightseeing. Jekyll is a place where world and national history were made and influenced. The historic district contains the cottages and social hall (now Jekyll Island Club Hotel) of the world's wealthiest from 1888 to 1942 with the names of JP Morgan, Rockefeller, Crane, Pulitzer and many others. Jekyll also is one of Georgia's 15 beachfront islands and part of the largest eco system east of the Mississippi and our Jekyll Tour provides visits to a beach front eco system, an inland marsh and river system and an internal system of freshwater lakes and woodlands. All this in a fantastic 90 minute tour on our historic trolleys narrated by our passionate local guides!

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Kayaking & Canoeing on Jekyll Island

Kayaking & Canoeing on Jekyll Island

Exploring the natural splendor and marsh wetlands of Jekyll Island is the best way to take in all the unspoiled beauty that Coastal Georgia has to offer. Take a guided kayak tour of the Jekyll River and tidal marsh. Rent a canoe or pedalboat and enjoy fishing or a relaxing paddle on Rixen Pond. Learn about Jekyll's coastal ecosystems and wildlife as you explore Jekyll's beaches, forests and marsh. View Jekyll Island Outfitters »



Summer Waves Water Park Jekyll Island

Summer Waves Water Park

Located on Jekyll Island, Summer Waves Water Park features 11 acres of water thrills and spills. Ride the Atlantic Wave Pool, or take a plunge down Pirate's Passage which drops down a 300-foot, five-story tower. Nature's Revenge has two 40-foot slides that twist and turn into a large catch pool at the bottom. Flash Flood is a 350-foot-long curvy slide with double inner tubes, and Thunder and Lightning are twin slides that spiral down 150-feet of fully-enclosed tubes. Kids will enjoy the Splash Zone, which has water guns, a giant dunking bucket, and a water fun fort. Or for smaller children, the Kiddie Zone features two mini slides and waterfalls to play in.
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