Ranger Walks

Public and private tours available.

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. 

Maritime Forest Ecology & Bald Eagle Nest Viewing Tour

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. 


Select dates,


45-90 minutes


Open to all ages,
Up to 10 total participants

Have a question?

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Call the Conservation Department at 912.635.4408

Interested in a private walk?

If you would prefer a private walk for your family or group, message us below with your request and we will contact you with fees and availability. These private tours are available on select dates from November 1 through March 31.

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. Pricing does not include fees and/or sales tax and is subject to change.