Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center works to increase awareness about habitat lose and wildlife conservation challenges. It is the mission of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff and volunteers to promote responsibility for ecosystem health, while also empowering individuals with the knowledge needed to protect these endangered sea creatures and their environment. When visiting the Center, guests can view sea turtle operations in action, observe the creatures in their rehabilitation tanks, and participate in hands-on, educational activities. Learn more »


Sand Dune Bridge

Eco-excursions

As a barrier island, Jekyll Island offers an abundance of unspoiled natural beauty, from its richly preserved maritime forests and its pristine dune systems to its 10 miles of tidal beaches. This island’s ecological paradise can be seen in its fullest on eco-excursions lead by our experienced guides. Learn more »


Tidelands Nature Center

Tidelands Nature Center

Don’t be afraid to get your hands a little dirty! At the University of Georgia 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, visitors experience hands-on learning activities to help children and adults alike discover our mysterious coastal ecosystem. While at the Center, guests can touch and feel marine life in touch-tanks, take a kayak trip through Jekyll wetlands, rent a canoe and take guided nature walks. Tidelands is truly a hub of discovery. Learn more »


Fishing on Jekyll Island

Fishing, Boating & Kayaking

For recreational water-lovers, Jekyll Island is a haven of activity. Just off Jekyll Island’s shores along the Intracoastal Waterway are the Jekyll Wharf and Jekyll Harbor Marina – two points of access to the many water activities in the Golden Isles. Let the the Island be your gateway to a fishing and boating paradise, or a peaceful day of sightseeing and dolphin spotting. Learn more »


Birding on Jekyll Island

Birding

On Jekyll Island, adventure takes flight! Jekyll Island provides numerous opportunities to experience the fantastic diversity of bird life that thrives in this serene and natural setting. When heading to Jekyll, be sure to pack your binoculars, because sea gulls are just the start. We have expert guides available to help you make the most of your birding adventure. To schedule tours, email our guides at birdjekyll@gmail.com.


Horseback Riding on Jekyll Island

Horseback Riding

Saddle up and enjoy the island by way of horseback. Jekyll Island has teamed with Three Oaks Carriage and Trail, to offer guided tours of the island on horseback. Tours start on the island’s north end, at the Clam Creek picnic area, then wind though maritime forests and along the salt marshes. Tours return to beautiful Driftwood Beach, creating an all-encompassing island sight-seeing experience. Learn more »


Biking on Jekyll Island

Biking

Jekyll Island features more than 20 miles of biking and walking trails for the curious-minded guest. Paths curve through shaded maritime forests, wind beside sand dunes and weave through the island’s hundreds of years of history. Free bike path maps are available at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center and at the bike barn on Shell Road. Bike rentals are available adjacent to the island’s miniature golf course and children’s playground.

Rates
Bicycle Rentals: Per hour $5; All day $13
Tandems: Per hour $7.50; All day $20
Kiddie Seat: Per day $2
Specialty Bikes: Adults $9/hour; Kids $7.50/hour
Dual Trikes: $16/hour
Mini-Surry: $19/hour
4-person Surreys: $25/hour
Bike Trailers for Children: Per day $4 (In addition to rental fee)

Please note, specialty bikes are only rented hourly. Duel trikes, mini surreys and surreys require a release form. All bike rentals are subject to Georgia sales tax. For more information, call 912.635.2648.


Jekyll Island Trolley Tours

Trolley Tours

Jekyll Trolley Tours
Board up on a vintage trolley and take a tour around Jekyll with Lighthouse Trolleys. Jekyll has significant historical sites around the island as well as multiple ecosystems to visit and observe. Hear and visit over 500+ years of lore and legend and fact.

Tours depart from Jekyll Island Club valet Tuesday-Sunday at 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM. The tours are 90 minutes and cover all of the historic and ecological points of interest on Jekyll. Prices are $25 Adults, $20 Seniors, $10 Children (12 & under)*2 and under free Call 912-638-3333 for reservations or go online at www.lighthousetrolleys.com. Tickets available at any hotel on Jekyll Island.

Jekyll Trolley Ghost Tours
After dinner, join us and board up on a vintage trolley and enjoy a family friendly, ghost tour around Jekyll Island with Lighthouse Trolleys.

Tours depart from Jekyll Island Club valet Tuesday-Sunday at 8:30 PM. The tours are 60 minutes and cover all of the ghostly points of interest on Jekyll. Prices are $15 Adults, $7 Children (12 & under)*2 and under free Call 912-638-3333 for reservations or go online at www.lighthousetrolleys.com. Tickets available at any hotel on Jekyll Island.

NOTE:
Reservations are required.
Private tours for families, wedding groups, or corporate events are available.
BYOB and food allowed on board.
Casual dress.


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Apr
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Georgia Sea Turtle Unveils Two New Exhibits on Monday April 28th

You are invited! Join us for a very special event unveiling two awesome new exhibits at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Ceremony to take place Monday, April 28th at 3:30 pm at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center Museum and Garden. For more information please contact The Jekyll Island Foundation. Their email address [...]

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24

Next “Wild Side” Lecture Is On May 8th.

The Jekyll Island Authority is proud to announce the upcoming event in a series of lectures presented by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center designed to engage the public on wildlife and conservation issues. A highly visual and engaging series of talks includes evening presentations, three of which will spotlight the Center’s professional staff as they [...]

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