Summer Waves Water Park Overview

Returning Spring 2021

Amid the peace and serenity of Jekyll Island is an exciting family attraction – Summer Waves Water Park. Known for its cool, refreshing waters, clean surroundings, and amazing views of the Jekyll River, Summer Waves offers a variety of ways to beat the heat this season.

 

From lazy laps around Turtle Creek to high-speed thrills down Pirate’s Passage, there’s no limit to the special memories you’ll make. Whether it’s your family, friends or group – come on in. The water’s perfect.

Attractions

  • Summer Waves Shark Tooth Cove

    Shark Tooth Cove

     

    This kids’ zone features a bigger pool, more slides, and 360° seating to watch your little ones.

     

    Maximum height restriction to 52” tall 

  • Turtle Creek

     

    Trade in fast rides for a relaxing float in Turtle Creek. This lazy river is a half-mile, slow-moving stream that lets you take a break from the action and enjoy a beautiful summer day.

  • Force 3 at Summer Waves

    Force 3

     

    The Force 3 gives you triple the slide action! This ride stands 32-feet tall and features three slides to keep the fun going all day long.

     

    Guests must be 48” tall to ride.

  • Summer Waves Pirate's Passage

    Pirate’s Passage

     

    Take the plunge! Pirate’s Passage riders hop on a double-seater inner-tube and slide down a five-story enclosed tower. It’s fast. It’s furious. It’s fun.

     

    Guests must be 48” tall to ride.

  • Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool at Summer Waves

    Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool

     

    Catch a ride on these waves! The Frantic Atlantic pool is more than 500,000 gallons of water, and waves reach heights of more than two feet, making it the coolest pool around.

  • Summer Waves Nature's Revenge

    Nature’s Revenge

     

    Nature’s Revenge stands 40 feet tall, and boasts two fierce slides: The Hurricane and The Tornado. Each slide twists and turns, sending riders into a spiral before dropping them off with a splash in the catch pool.

     

    Guests must be 42” tall to ride.

  • Summer Waves Splash Zone

    Splash Zone

     

    Cool off at our mega Splash Zone! Get doused by the giant water bucket, get drenched by the spectacular downpour, and get soaked with our kid-friendly water guns.

  • Larry's Giant Subs

    Larry's Giant Subs

     

    Let us handle lunch! Larry’s Giant Subs is the only sub chain that focuses on serving healthy and nutritional products. Offering a wide variety of subs, salads, hotdogs, kids menu, and ice cream treats.

     

    View the menu »

  • Surf Shop

     

    If you forgot it, don’t worry! Our Surf Shop has everything from sunscreen to swimsuits. Also, check out all of the great Summer Waves souvenirs to remember your visit.

    Safety

    The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority. In coordination with the State of Georgia and the Department of Public Health, the following operational protocols have been implemented alongside our already stringent policies.

    Reduced Capacity

    To ensure our visitors can maintain effective social distancing, the park will operate under a limited capacity, until further notice. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase advanced tickets online to ensure entry on the date(s) of choice. We cannot guarantee entry will be available if park capacity has been reached.

    Sanitization Stations

    Hand sanitizing pumps and stations will be located throughout the park including at the top and bottom of each water slide and experience. Guests are strongly encouraged to use these frequently, particularly before eating or drinking.

    Queue Areas

    All water slides will have designated floor markers to encourage social distancing and many water experiences will have a designated entrance and exit. Guests are strongly encourage to follow all floor markets and ENTER & EXIT signs.

    Re-Entry

    For guests interested in same day re-entry, a wristband will be provided upon exiting the park. Guests are encouraged to leave wristbands on as broken wristbands will not be accepted for re-entry.

    Food Order Pick Up

    Guests placing orders from Larry’s Giant Subs will now pick up their orders at the designated pickup station. Food runners will no longer be delivering food. To eliminate standing in line, guests are strongly encouraged to order through the Larry’s Giant Subs Mobile App and select the Jekyll Island location for pick up.

    Additional Measures

    And, we're doing more to keep you and our staff safe.

    Calendar

    Summer Waves returns Spring 2021!

    Check back later for more details.

    Kids at Splash Zone
    Kids at Summer Waves

    Admission

    Get your tickets before you go to the park.

    Daily Tickets

    Single-day admission
    $ 18 per day when purchased online
    • $20 when purchased on-site
    • Children 3 & under are free but an approved swim diaper must be purchased

    2020 Season Pass

    Access all season long
    $ 74
    99
    per season
    • 10% off at Summer Waves Surf Shop
    • 50% off admission to Mini Golf
    • 10% off general admission to Georgia Sea Turtle Center
    • 10% off Georgia Sea Turtle Center Gift Shop
    • A one-time chance to buy up to 5 Buddy Tickets at $14 ea. plus tax
    • Access for 2020 & 2021 seasons
    Best Value

    Cabanas

    Start your day at Summer Waves by reserving a private cabana.

    Don’t forget your admission tickets!
    Admission is not included with cabana reservations. 

    Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool

    9'x9' Cabana
    $ 150 per day
    • Accommodates up to 6 people, plus up to 2 additional children under 2
    • Lounge seating
    • 6' patio deck with 2 lounge chairs
    • Ceiling fan
    • Cooler with 6 bottled waters
    • Charging station

    Shark Tooth Cove

    11'x11' Cabana
    $ 175 per day
    • Accommodates up to 8 people, plus up to 2 additional children under 2
    • Lounge seating
    • Patio space with 2 chairs
    • Ceiling fan
    • Cooler with 8 bottled waters
    • Charging station
    Shark Tooth Cove Cabana at Summer Waves

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Tickets

    Online! Summer Waves tickets are now available online at a discounted rate, at tickets.summerwaves.com. Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of arriving to avoid standing in line and to ensure entry. Due to limited occupancy, we cannot guarantee entry will be available if park capacity has been reached.

    Due to mandated park closures by the State of Georgia, we know 2020 Annual Pass holders did not get to enjoy the full season access. Because of this, we will be honoring 2020 Annual Passes through the 2021 park season. Those who previously purchased a 2020 Annual Pass will receive information on how to redeem for the 2021 season.

    Yes, you can arrive day-of but due to limited capacity within the park, annual pass holders are strongly encouraged to arrive early to ensure space is available. 

    Entry is free for children 3 years old and under. 

    However, GA Swim Code requires all children ages 3 and under to wear approved swim diapers regardless of whether or not the child is potty trained. Swim diapers are required for entry to the park and must be purchased to ensure compliance with the Department of Public Health’s safety standard.
     
    Swim Diapers can be purchased online at tickets.summerwaves.com when purchasing a family member’s ticket and picked up at park entry.
     
    Disposable diapers are not permitted in place of swim diapers.

    At this time, Junior Admission, Senior Splash and Group tickets will not be available for the 2020 park season. Discounted general admission tickets are available at tickets.summerwaves.com.

    At this time, Night Splash and Two-Day tickets will not be available for the 2020 park season. Discounted general admission tickets are available at tickets.summerwaves.com.

    Discounted general admission tickets are available at tickets.summerwaves.com.

    Park Operations

    The group sales office is open during regular park hours, but access will be limited to two families at one time. Please knock prior to entering.

    Yes, our Surf Shop offers everything from sunscreen to swimsuits. Also, check out all of the great Summer Waves souvenirs to remember your visit.

     
    Please be aware that occupancy will be limited inside the Surf Shop. Guests may be asked to wait outside until additional space inside is available.

    Summer Waves has a complete First Aid station, with medically-trained staff, located at the entrance to the park. Entrance will be limited to one person in the First Aid station at a time and all persons will be required to have their temperature checked if receiving assistance.

    Lost and Found is located at the Lifeguard Hut in front of the wave pool.

    Helpful Hint: Bring two sets of car keys and secure sunglasses with sunglass holders. 
     
    Car keys and sunglasses are the most frequently lost items in the park. 
     
    Summer Waves is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

    Park Rules

    Inclement weather is always a possibility with visiting an amusement or water park. 

     
    Summer Waves management reserves the right to close attractions when weather conditions do not permit safe operation of the park.
     
    If attractions are closed for 90 continuous minutes, a rain pass may be issued at the park exit, for general admission tickets, and can be redeemed at a later date of choice.
     
    Admission fees are non-refundable if the park is open.
     
    If severe weather causes the park to remain closed for the entirety of a day it would otherwise be open, a refund can be requested at tickets.summerwaves.com for the general admission ticket purchased. 

    Lockers are not required, however Summer Waves is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

     
    To ensure the health and well-being of guests and to provide consistent sanitization, locker usage will be limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Only 1 family member per locker will be allowed inside the locker area. Small children can accompany their guardian.
     
    Park visitors are encouraged to reduce the number of items brought to the park so those who need a locker will have access.

    It’s always important to protect your skin from the sun and bring sun protection with you. Sunscreen, hats and cover-ups are also available for purchase at the Surf Shop. 

     
    Take precaution against heat-related illnesses and also be sure to drink plenty of water and cool off regularly.

    Small, snack-size items are allowed inside the park, but no large food or beverage items will be permitted. Bottled water and baby food are also permitted.

     
    Please ask for a re-entry wristband upon exiting the park to utilize outside picnic areas for outside food consumption.
     
    Have special dietary needs? We want to help! Please ask for a manager for assistance.

    Summer Waves is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is permitted ONLY in designated areas located outside the park.

    If exiting the park to smoke, please ask an attendant for a re-entry wristband and information on designated smoking areas.

    GA Swim Code requires all children ages 3 and under to wear approved swim diapers regardless of whether or not the child is potty trained. Swim diapers are required for entry to the park and must be purchased to ensure compliance with the Department of Public Health’s safety standard.

     
    Swim Diapers can be purchased online at tickets.summerwaves.com when purchasing a family member’s ticket and picked up at park entry.
     
    Disposable diapers are not permitted in place of swim diapers.

    Directions

    Contact Us

    Call

    Call Summer Waves Guest Services at 912.635.2074

    Visit

    Visit us at 210 S Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA

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    Your Safety Starts With You

    By entering Summer Waves, you agree to the following: any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.