Ranger Walks

Jekyll Island is home to more than a thousand acres of maritime forest, 10 miles of shoreline, and marshes filled with many wonders. Learn more about the island’s natural resources from Jekyll’s own park ranger during these unique eco-experiences. Ranger Walk programming is updated seasonally, so please visit frequently to learn more about the latest offering.

Cost: $8.35 per person, reservations required
Reservations: Make Reservation Reservations are required and must be made 30 minutes prior to the tour start.
Participants: Open to all ages, up to 12 total participants
Duration: 45-90 minutes
Time: Select dates December-March, Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Contact: For more information or any questions, please contact Ray Emerson, Park Ranger remerson@jekyllisland.com

Winter: Maritime Forest Ecology & Bald Eagle Nest Viewing Tour

Saturdays, December 2019-March 2020

Walk down a historic trail through one of the island’s most diverse habitats, viewing Jekyll Island’s active bald eagle nest. On tour with Jekyll Island Conservation staff, learn the trail’s history, identify unique vegetation communities, and see examples of active wildlife research efforts.

Location: The Infirmary, 101 Old Plantation Road Off Stable Road in the National Historic Landmark District
Arrival: Please meet at the Infirmary 5-10 minutes prior to the program start and bring your receipt to confirm your reservation.
Suggested attire/items:  Temperature-appropriate outdoor wear, comfortable pants, walking shoes, light jacket/raincoat, water, insect repellent, and camera. Spotting scope & shared binoculars will be provided by Conservation staff.

While offered during peak bald eagle nesting periods, there is no guarantee that participants will observe a bald eagle or other wildlife during the tour. For the safety of you and your pets, we reserve the right to refuse pets access to the tour.