Stay Inspired with Jekyll Island Spring Itineraries

Stay Inspired with Jekyll Island Spring Itineraries

Revisit your Jekyll Island traditions, or experience the island for the first time. Plan your next trip with Jekyll Island Spring Itineraries.

Jekyll Island Spring Itineraries

Plan your next trip using these Jekyll Island Spring Itineraries. From your hotel room, campsite, or beach house, you’re just steps from miles of beaches and paths waiting to be explored.

The Outdoors is Never Out of Season

St. Andrews Beach Park

This beach park is a short walk from Jekyll Point, the southernmost tip of the Island. It’s a popular spot for watching migratory birds and groups of dolphins. The beach park features a two-story wildlife viewing platform and the Wanderer Memory Trail. Don’t forget to pack your picnic lunch!


Jekyll Island Golf Club is Georgia’s largest public golf resort—with 63 holes of golf among four breathtaking courses that play through some of Jekyll Island’s most pristine lakes, marshes, and forests. Established in 1898, members of the Jekyll Island Club created the island’s first golf course and has since been a heralded golf destination, attracting such acclaimed designers as Donald Ross, Walter Travis, and Joe Lee—as well as players from around the world. The Great Dunes Course at the Jekyll Island Golf Club is a member of the prestigious Walter J. Travis Society of historically significant courses.


Bicycling has long been a favorite activity on Jekyll Island. With more than 24 miles of picturesque paths and trails, biking offers a scenic way to see the island’s hallmark points of interest. Paths wind around sand dunes, beaches, and historic sites, while our ancient oaks offer ample shade.

Seasonal Events & Tours

Turtle Crawl

The fan-favorite annual race event returns to the road on Saturday, April 29, 2023! Race with us on Jekyll Island as we mark the start of sea turtle nesting season on the Georgia coast. This important fundraising event supports the lifesaving work of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, through the Jekyll Island Foundation. Your support helps continue the Center’s mission of sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education.

Turtle Crawling into Ocean

WHEN: April 29, 2023

REGISTER: jekyllisland.com/turtlecrawl

Gatorlogy at Horton Pond

During this hands-on experience, you will learn about the American Alligator’s history, biology, and conservation, while we help to demystify common misconceptions about these amazing and powerful reptiles.  You will also learn about the alligator monitoring happening on Jekyll as well as initiatives in place that will allow you to safely help us conserve these incredible animals.

Gatorology 101

WHEN: Select dates, April-September

TICKETS: Available now at tickets.jekyllisland.com

Landmark Trolley Tour

The Jekyll Island Club members created an exclusive Gilded Age island retreat for family and friends on this barrier island. Those empire builders shaped our nation’s future, now step into their past. This guided trolley tour of our 240-acre historic district includes entry into a historic cottage and admission into the Mosaic Gallery and Faith Chapel at your leisure. The tour lasts 60 minutes and begins at Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum.

Don’t miss seasonal programs like Pistols & Privateers happening on select dates in May. Take a ride back in history on one of Mosaic’s iconic trolleys to Horton House to meet one of Jekyll’s most memorable characters, Christophe DuBignon. 

Historic District Trolley Tour

WHEN: Tours Depart Daily

TICKETS: Available now at tickets.jekyllisland.com

GSTC Behind the Scenes Tour

Get behind-the-scenes access to the work at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This semi-private guided tour takes guests to staff-only areas, including the hospital and food preparation areas, and to meet patients that cannot be seen from public spaces.

Sea Turtle Behind the Scenes Tour

WHEN: Select dates throughout the year

TICKETS: Available now at tickets.jekyllisland.com

Get Out on the Water

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.

Jekyll Island Fishing Center

More than a bait and tackle shop, Jekyll Fishing Center offers nautical gifts, locally made tackle and bait, fishing and beach gear rentals, and a spot to book excursions including airboat rides, fishing trips, and dolphin tours.

Jekyll Island Boat Tours

Jekyll Island Boat Tours offers dolphin tours, private group tours, group shrimping eco-tours, and sightseeing tours. Fully narrated tours take place on US Coast Guard-certified boats, for 6-49 passengers. Experienced Master Mariners captain each boat. Private tours can be booked anytime that we are available. Reservations are recommended; visit the website for tour times and to make your reservation.

Photo Opp

Have you taken a trip to the Beach Village? Located just beyond the traffic circle near the Jekyll Island Convention Center, the Jekyll Island mural features roseate spoonbills flying onto an adjacent wall, where you can find wings painted to make a whimsical photo background.

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