Kayaking & Paddle Boarding
There’s no better way to explore the waters around Jekyll Island than from a kayak or paddle board.
4-H Tidelands Nature Center
Tidelands offers kayak tours, coastal ecology programs, Island nature walks, and summer and school group programs as well as an exhibit gallery featuring live coastal species, including sea turtles, fish, invertebrates, horseshoe crabs, snakes, alligators, and more.
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: 100 S. Riverview Dr.
Kennedy’s offers water sport and bike rentals, fishing charters, fishing tackle and bait, beach gear, and adult and youth apparel. Available brands include Yeti, Costa, Aftco, Burtucci, SIMMS, Mount Khaki, Ugly Stick, Eagle Claw, Shimano, Power Pro, Trik Fish, and more.
Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sept-May: Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m.
Location: 31 Main St.
Southeast Adventure Outfitters
Offers kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating throughout the Golden Isles. The Brunswick shop dock location offers daily kayak tours, kayak sales, and rentals. Reservations are suggested.
Location: Brunswick: 1200 Glynn Avenue | St. Simons Island: 313 Mallery St.
Offers eco-tours and other adventures for people of all paddle boarding skill levels on both Jekyll and St. Simon’s Island. SUP equipment rentals are also available. Tours: 7 days a week. Call for reservations.
Hours: Tues: noon-5 p.m. | Wed-Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sun: noon-4 p.m. | Closed Monday.
Location: 1626 Frederica Rd., Suite 103, St. Simon’s Island
Turtle Tides Jekyll
Turtle Tides Jekyll offers rentals and tours of Kayaks and paddle boards (SUP); free delivery. Feel your blood pressure decrease as you enjoy a relaxing nature paddle or increase your heart rate if you want to paddle for exercise. It’s your choice! Please call for details.