Boat Tours From Savannah, Tybee & Nearby

Two dolphins surfacing.

Boat tours of various types are available out of Savannah and the marshes and coast nearby.

Basic narrated river cruises up and down the Savannah River are the easiest to access from Savannah. Dolphin and sightseeing tours out of Savannah or Tybee Island are also available.

If you want to see more of the region’s landscape and nature a charter tour of the creeks and rivers between Savannah and Tybee Island or down the coast is worth considering, though this is usually a more expensive option than scheduled public tours.

Please note that availability may vary by season, and operators may withdraw or change specific tours without notice. Check all details, especially departure locations, directly with the company or guide when planning your trip.

Prices do not include sales tax or gratuities (around 15% is standard).

See also: Kayak, canoe and paddleboard tours out of Tybee and vicinity

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Public Tours & Excursions

Dolphin & Sightseeing Tours From Savannah

Dolphin Magic, 2hrs. Reel Em’ N Charters Departs from River Street, Savannah. Boat tours down the Savannah River to Tybee Island, sightseeing and dolphin-watching. March through November. Adults $27.10, children (3-12) $13.55, young children (0-2) free. Call 912-897-4990 or 800-721-1240 (toll-free) for reservations, or book online.

Savannah Riverboat Harbor Sightseeing Cruise, 1hr30. Departs from River Street, Savannah. Savannah Riverboat Cruises Sightseeing boat tour of Savannah and its port. Year round, but days and times vary seasonally. Several daily sailings April-October. Adults $23.95, children (5-12) $14.95, young children (0-4) free. Reservations are not required, but can be made online or by calling 912-232-6406. Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket office at 9 East River Street. Savannah Riverboat Cruises also offer a range of other boat tours including moonlight trips, dinner and music cruises and seasonal and holiday cruises.

Dolphin & Sightseeing Tours From Tybee Island

Dolphin Tour, 1hr-1hr30 (pet-friendly). Departs from Lazaretto Creek Marina, Tybee Island. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours Sightseeing and dolphin-watching boat tours of the Tybee Island area, and also seasonal winter historic tours. Tours available most days, usually several sailings, morning and afternoon. Adults $16.05, children (3-12) $8.56, young children (0-2) $1. Sunset cruises also available May through September. Adults $18, children (3-12) $11, young children (0-2) $1. Call 912-786-5848 or 800-242-0166 (toll-free) or book online. Located at 180 Old Tybee Road, Tybee Island, Georgia 31328.

Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure, 1hr-1hr30. Departs from Lazaretto Creek Marina, Tybee Island. Tybee Dolphin Adventure Sightseeing and dolphin-watching boat tour of the Tybee Island area. Adults $15, children (3-12) $8, young children (0-2) free. Sunset cruises also available. Adults $18, children (3-12) $11, young children (0-2) free. Reservations recommended, either online or call 912-658-2322. Located at 2101 US Highway 80, Tybee Island, GA 31328.

Private Tours & Excursions

Thunderbolt/Wilmington River/Skidaway

Thunderbolt & Isle of Hope Excursion, Isle of Lucy Boat Excursions (6 max) 3hrs-3hrs30. Departs Thunderbolt Boat Ramp. Weekends, 9am or 1pm. Boat excursion to the Wilmington River, Skidaway Narrows and Isle of Hope. Around $275, depending on trip duration ($125 for first hour, $60 per additional hour). Call 912-657-5692 or email isleoflucyboatexcursions@gmail.com for reservations. More details

Savannah Sunset Cruise, Isle of Lucy Boat Excursions (6 max) 2hrs30. Departs Thunderbolt Boat Ramp. Weekday and weekend trips available, departs between 6pm and 7pm. Boat excursion to the Wilmington River, Skidaway Narrows Turner’s Creek. Around $250, depending on trip duration ($125 for first hour, $60 per additional hour). Call 912-657-5692 or email isleoflucyboatexcursions@gmail.com for reservations. More details

Marsh Tour, Savannah Coastal EcoTours (6 max) 3hrs. Departs Isle of Hope Marina. Nature tours of the marshes and creeks near Savannah. $275 for 1-6. Reservations required. Call 912-220-6092 or email sceboating@gmail.com. More details

Isle of Hope Sunrise or Sunset Tour, Savannah Coastal EcoTours (6 max) 3hrs. Departs Isle of Hope Marina. Sunrise and sunset cruises of the Skidaway River. $200 for 1-6. Reservations required. Call 912-220-6092 or email sceboating@gmail.com. More details

Tybee Island

Fossil Hunt, 4hrs. Departs from Fisherman’s Walk, Back River Beach, Tybee Island. Sundial Charters Call 912-786-9470 or book online. Nature and fossil hunting tours of the Savannah River. $375 for 1-2, plus $25 for each additional adult and $10 for each additional child (0-16) up to a maximum of 6 per boat.

History on the Waterfront, 2hrs30. Departs from Fisherman’s Walk, Back River Beach, Tybee Island. Sundial Charters Call 912-786-9470 or book online. History, nature and sightseeing boat tours of Tybee Island. $225 for 1-2, plus $25 for each additional adult and $10 for each additional child (0-16) up to a maximum of 6 per boat.

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Little Tybee Island

Little Tybee Unplugged, 3hrs. Departs from Fisherman’s Walk, Back River Beach, Tybee Island. Sundial Charters Call 912-786-9470 or book online. Little Tybee tours with beach landing. For each boat: $275 for 1-2, plus $25 for each additional adult and $10 for each additional child (0-16) up to a maximum of 6 per boat. 3 boats available. Year-round.

First Light-Dolphin Delight, 2hrs. Departs from Fisherman’s Walk, Back River Beach, Tybee Island. Sundial Charters Call 912-786-9470 or book online. Early morning dolphin tours of south Tybee Island and the salt marshes near Little Tybee Island. $200 for 1-2, plus $25 for each additional adult and $10 for each additional child (0-16) up to a maximum of 6 per boat.

Sunset on the Water. Departs from Fisherman’s Walk, Back River Beach, Tybee Island. Sundial Charters Call 912-786-9470 or book online. $200 for 1-2, plus $25 for each additional adult and $10 for each additional child (0-16) up to a maximum of 6 per boat.

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Wassaw Island

Wassaw National Wildlife Island Excursion, Isle of Lucy Boat Excursions (6 max) 3hrs30-4hrs30. Departs Rodney J Hall Public Boat Ramp. Weekends, 10am. Boat excursion to Wassaw Island, with around 2 hours on the island. Around $300, depending on trip duration ($125 for first hour, $60 per additional hour). Call 912-657-5692 or email isleoflucyboatexcursions@gmail.com for reservations. More details

Wassaw Island Excursion, Savannah Coastal EcoTours (6 max) 6-7 hours. Departs Isle of Hope Marina, other pickup arrangements possible. Boat excursion to Wassaw Island, with landing on either North or South End. $375 per party. Call 912-220-6092 or email sceboating@gmail.com for reservations. More details

Wassaw Island Excursion, Sundial Charters (6 max per boat) 5hrs. Departs from Fisherman’s Walk, Back River Beach, Tybee Island. Excursion to Wassaw Island, with landing. $400 per boat for 1-2, plus $25 for each additional adult and $10 for each additional child (0-16). Call 912-786-9470 or book online. More details

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Ossabaw Island

Ossabaw Island Excursion, Isle of Lucy Boat Excursions (6 max) 3hrs30-4hrs30. Departs Rodney J Hall Public Boat Ramp. Weekends, 10am. Boat excursion to Ossabaw Island, with around 2 hours ashore. Around $325 depending on trip duration ($125 for first hour, $60 per additional hour). Call 912-657-5692 or email isleoflucyboatexcursions@gmail.com for reservations. More details

Ossabaw Island, Savannah Coastal EcoTours (6 max) 6-7hrs. Departs Isle of Hope Marina, other pickup arrangements possible. Boat trip to Ossabaw Island with walking tour of the private north end of the island’s historic buildings and natural areas. Day trip fees are $500 for up to 6 people (includes $180 island access fee). Additional sightseeing on other parts of Ossabaw $70 extra. Overnight trips also available; accommodation is arranged through the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Call 912-220-6092 or email sceboating@gmail.com. More details

Private Charters

Guale Coastal Excursions (6 max, no pets) Possible excursions include Little Tybee Island, Wassaw Island and Blackbeard Island. Advance reservations (at least 5 days notice) required. Call 706-533-6552 or email info@guale.net. First 4 hours $280, $30 per additional hour up to 8 hours, then $20 per additional hour up to 12 hours.

Sweet Lowland Tybee Tours Boat charters out of Tybee Island. 2-, 4- and 6-hour trips available, $55 per hour. Sightseeing and dolphin tours around Tybee Island, Skidaway and vicinity or barrier island excursions. Call 912-786-0215 or 912-659-7777 (cell) or email: hferrelle@bellsouth.net.

Standard Bay Charters (6 max) Departs from River Street, Thunderbolt or Skidaway Island. Private sightseeing tours of the Savannah River, barrier islands or area of your choice. Call 912-844-7140 for information and pricing.

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Crab Creek Charters (6 max, pet-friendly) Departs from Tybee Island. Custom private boat trips around Tybee and Little Tybee. Call 912-507-4832 or email CrabCreekCharters@gmail.com for prices and reservations.

Compass Sailing Departs from Bull River Marina. Destinations include Bull River, Wassaw Sound and the ocean. 4 hours $495, 7 hours $695 or $125 per hour, 4 hour minimum. Call 912-441-3265 or email compasssailing@bellsouth.net for reservations.

Coastal River Charters Departs from Savannah Bend Marina. Sightseeing boat charters, $50 per passenger per hour. Call 912-441-9930 for reservations.

Bull River Cruises (42 max and 17 max) Departs from Hogan’s Marina, Wilmington Island. Boat charters available in higher-capacity vessels for larger groups. Destinations include the Savannah River and Ebenezer Creek, the barrier islands, marshes and Daufuskie Island plus nature and sunset cruises. 17-passenger boat: $145 per hour for 1-12 people or $175 per hour for 13-17. 42-passenger boat: $250 per hour. Reservations required, call 800-311-4779. Individuals and small groups can also be accommodated on some existing bookings, call 912-898-1800 for details.