7 Amazing Ways to Tour Jekyll Island
How would you like to experience the splendor of Jekyll Island? By land? By sea? By…Segway? Jekyll Island is known for its rich history, incredible wildlife, and spectacular views. There is no shortage of things to do. With all the beauty Jekyll Island has to offer, you’re going to want to ditch the car and check out our list of can’t-miss Jekyll Island tours.
Jekyll Island Boat Tours
You can’t visit Jekyll Island without testing your sea legs. Jekyll Island Boat Tours offers tours for large and small groups. Ride a 49-passenger boat equipped with a sun cover and bathroom, or board an open 6-passenger boat for a more intimate experience but be prepared to make room for the dolphins! The Jekyll Island Dolphin Tour is one of the most popular tours on the island and is fun for the whole family. Tickets sell fast, so book your tour soon.
If you missed your chance, don’t worry, there are other fish in the sea. Head over to Coastal Expeditions Charter Fishing and Dolphin Cruises for small group chartered tours where you can catch your own seafood dinner and take in the Jekyll Island sights. You can even bring Fido on this dog-friendly Jekyll Island tour.
4-H Tidelands Nature Center
If you really want to get your feet wet, take a kayak tour at the Tidelands Nature Center. This Jekyll Island Tour is a relaxing way to explore enchanting creeks and marshes hidden among the Jekyll Island flora. In addition to 2 and 3-hour kid friendly kayak tours, 4H Tidelands Nature Center offers canoe rentals. The Nature Center’s knowledgeable tour guides will tell you everything you need to know about Jekyll Island turtles, crabs, alligators and the diverse bird population. They’ll even give you tips on where to catch the best fish at Tidelands Pond.
For a different eco-friendly experience on dry land, try one of the nature walks offered at Tidelands. These guided walks explore marshland, maritime forest and beach environments. Great for unique photo opportunities and spotting local wildlife.
Three Oaks Farm
For an adventure on dry land, head to Three Oaks Farm where you can tour Jekyll Island on horseback. Enjoy a trot through the forest in the morning or a gallop on the beach at sunset. Three Oaks Farm also offers an old-timey Jekyll Island tour complete with horse and carriage that seats up to 12 people. These narrated tours depart from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and take you through the charming Historic District. Request the Cinderella carriage on the Narrated Historic Tour to add extra magic to your experience.
Jekyll Island Fun Tours
Looking for a unique Jekyll Island tour? Explore the island by Segway. At Jekyll Island Fun Tours, you’ll find your wheels and an enthusiastic tour guide to go with them. After a quick instructional video and some direction from your tour guide, you’ll be a Segway expert. You and your tour guide will ride along Shell Road Trail into the Jekyll Island Historic District where you’ll see 19th and 20th century cottages and other historic landmarks. These eco-friendly tours are great for vacationers over the age of 14 but still young at heart.
Lighthouse Trolleys Land and Sea Tours
Lighthouse Trolleys offers an affordable and fun way to see Jekyll Island. These open-air trolley tours depart from the Beach House Restaurant at the Jekyll Holiday Inn and last 90 minutes. For the vacationers who love a little mystery, Lighthouse Trolleys offers 70-minute nighttime ghost tours sure to thrill and educate.
Jekyll Island Mosaic Museum
Discover the historic landmarks of Jekyll Island on a narrated tram tour led by Jekyll Island Mosaic Museum. Tour the cottages, chapels and private clubs of the Historic Landmark District, frequented by America’s wealthiest at the turn of the 20th century. Or ride the tram back to colonial history and learn about the privateering origins of Jekyll Island, including Horton House and DuBignon cemetery. Tram tours include admission to historic landmarks and leave from Jekyll Island Mosaic Museum.
Jekyll Island Bike Barn
Create your own Jekyll Island Tour on two wheels! Rent a bike at Jekyll Island Bike Barn and enjoy the 22 miles of beautiful paths across the island. The whole family can cruise around the beaches and historic sites on the bike style of their choice. Try a tandem bike for double the fun!
Now that you know how to tour Jekyll Island, it’s time to choose where to stay. Book your cottage, condominium, or townhome with Jekyll Island Realty.