Tours Of Jekyll Island, GA

Local tour companies, some based on Jekyll Island and others elsewhere in the Golden Isles, offer a range of guided tours that can introduce you to aspects of the island’s history, wildlife and nature.

Trolley tours are the main offering providing an overview of Jekyll Island’s history, with a couple of alternative options either on foot or by carriage.

The majority of Jekyll’s tours are instead focused on the island’s natural environment, with walking tours exploring its ecology and wildlife, and kayak, paddleboard or boat tours venturing out into the nearby creeks and marshes, with the opportunity to see dolphins and local birdlife.

!The information below is correct as of March 2017, but please check all details with the company or guide before planning your trip. Availability may vary by season and tours may be withdrawn or changed without notice.

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Historical Tours

Trolley Tours

Passport to the Century Tour, 1hr30. With the Jekyll Island Museum. Narrated tram tours of the Jekyll Island Historic District, includes admission to two cottages and Faith Chapel. Adults $16, children (7-15) $7, young children (0-6) free. Call 912-635-4036 for reservations. More details

Jekyll Island Trolley Tour, 1hr30. With Lighthouse Trolleys. Narrated trolley tour of Jekyll Island’s historic sights. Adults $22, seniors/military $20, children (12 and under) $10. Call 912-638-3333 for reservations or book online. More details

Jekyll Island Ghost Tour, 1hr. With Lighthouse Trolleys. Evening trolley tour of Jekyll Island’s folk and haunted history. Adults $20, children (12 and under) $10. Call 912-638-3333 for reservations or book online. More details

Walking, Carriage & Other Tours

Special Programs at the Jekyll Island Museum. Themed historical or nature walks of Jekyll Island, with a different topic offered each month. Prices vary, adults $10-$16, children (7-15) $5-$7, young children (0-6) free. Call 912-635-4036 for reservations. More details

Narrated Carriage Tour, 35mins. With Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm. Narrated carriage tours of the Jekyll Island Historic District. Adults $15, children (12 and under) $7, infants free. Other tour options include private evening carriage tours and narrated tours with evening tea. Call 912-635-9500 for reservations or book online. More details

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Nature Tours

Dolphin-Watching & Sightseeing Boat Tours

Jekyll Island Dolphin Tour, 1hr30. With Jekyll Island Boat Tours. Dolphin-watching and sightseeing boat tour of Jekyll Island. Also available as a sunset tour. Adults $25, children (4-15) $15, young children (0-3) free. Call 912-635-3152 for reservations or book online. More details of daytime or sunset tour.

Dolphin Cruise, 1hr30. With Coastal Expeditions. Dolphin, wildlife and sightseeing boat tour of Jekyll Island. 3-hour tour including the sights of Cumberland and Little Cumberland Islands also available. Call 912-270-3526 for prices and reservations. More details

Walking Tours

Nature Walk, 1hr-1hr30. With the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center. Beach, forest or dune nature and ecology walks of Jekyll Island, available spring through fall. Adults $7, children (3-18) $5. Call 912-635-5032 for reservations. More details

Ranger Walks, 45mins-1hr30. With the Jekyll Island Museum. Guided nature walks of Jekyll Island’s landscape and wildlife, with tour content varying seasonally. $8 per person. Call 912-635-4036 for reservations. More details

Turtle Walks, 2hrs-2hrs30. With the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Educational program and guided beach walk examining the local nesting habits of turtles, either at night or at sunrise. Limited, seasonal (summer) availability. $20 per person. Call 912-635-4444 for reservations. More details

Bike, Segway & Horseback Tours

Jekyll Island Fun Tours. Segway nature tour of Jekyll Island’s trails. Call 912-635-9704 for reservations. More details

Horseback Rides on the Beach, 1hr-3hrs. With Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm. Public or private rides on horseback on Jekyll Island’s beaches. Several options offered, including forest, sunset and moonlight rides. Prices range from $58 for the 1-hour public beach ride to $165 for a 3-hour public beach and forest tour. Private rides $100-$265 per person depending on option selected. Call 912-635-9500 for reservations or book online. More details

Jekyll Island Biking Tours, 1hr. With Lighthouse Trolleys. Guided bicycle tours of Jekyll Island’s wildlife and nature. $12.50 per person, young children (6 and under) $10, 6-person minimum. Bikes are not provided, rentals available. Call 912-638-3333 for reservations. More details

Kayak & Padddleboard Tours

Kayak Nature Tour, 3hrs. With the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center. Nature- and wildlife-oriented kayak tours of Jekyll Island’s creeks. $55 per person, $95 for two people sharing a tandem kayak. 50% discount if you bring your own kayak. Call 912-635-5032 for reservations. More details

Paddleboarding Jekyll Island, 2hrs. With St Simons Island Paddleboard. Paddleboarding tour of Jekyll Island, including introductory lesson. $75 per person. Call 912-230-4323 for reservations. More details

Jekyll Island Sunset Paddleboarding Tour. With St Simons Island Paddleboard. Sunset through dusk paddleboard tour of Jekyll Island, with under-board lights to illuminate the fish and other aquatic life beneath you. $85 per person. Call 912-230-4323 for reservations. More details

Marsh Tour and Sharktooth Hunt, 2hrs. With Turtle Tides. Nature tours of Jekyll Island by kayak or paddleboard. $60 per person, 2-person minimum. Call 912-571-2567 for reservations. More details

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