Tybee offers a range of options for exploring the island’s history and ecology with a local guide, from more budget-friendly beach walks or dolphin-watching boat rides to several-hours-long excursions by boat or kayak.
Please note that many of the tours below are tide dependent, and that some days will have more favorable tides, and at more convenient times, than others. Contact your chosen guide in advance of arrival to arrange the best day for your tour.
– See also: How to get to Tybee Island from Savannah
The information below is correct as of June 13 2017, but please check all details directly with the tour company before planning your trip. Availability may vary by season, and providers may withdraw or change specific tours without notice.
Segway Tybee Island, 1hr. With Adventure Tours in Motion. Segway or electric bike tour of Tybee’s history and ecology. Segways or single electric bikes $75 per person, tandem electric bike $119 per bike. Age and weight restrictions apply. Call 912-495-5556 for reservations or book online. More details
History on the Waterfront, 3hrs. With Sundial Charters. History, nature and sightseeing boat tours of Tybee Island. $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. Call 912-786-9470 for reservations or book online. More details
Public dolphin tours of the Savannah River and its estuary are available out of either Tybee Island or downtown Savannah. See available tours
Private nature tours of Tybee Island on which it is possible to see dolphins and other local wildlife are also available, see below for details. Boat trips to alternative destinations such as the adjacent Little Tybee Island or the Skidaway River often also provide opportunities to see dolphins. See details of Little Tybee or Skidaway tours.
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Nature & Ecology Tours
Walks, Talks and Treks, 1hr. With Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Several walking tours available exploring Tybee Island’s beach ecology, salt marshes and sea life. $10 per person, young children (0-4) free. Call 912-786-5917 for reservations or make in person at the Marine Science Center. More details
Tybee Beach Ecology Trip. With marine biologist Dr Joe Richardson. Ecology, sea life and beach-combing trips of Tybee’s beaches and tide pools, availability depends on the tides. Call 912-596-5362 for reservations. More details
Beaches and Borders, 2hrs or 3hrs. With Wilderness Southeast. Walking ecology tour of the relationships between sand dune, marsh and tidal creek environments in the Tybee area. 2-hour tour $75 for 1-2 people, 3-hour tour $110 for 1-2. Additional participants (to a maximum of 6) $20 each. Call 912-236-8115 for reservations or book online. More details
Fossil Hunt, 4hrs. With Sundial Charters. Shark’s tooth/prehistoric fragment hunting and nature tour 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. Call 912-786-9470 for reservations or book online. More details
Fossil Hunting, 4hrs. With Tybee Island Charters. Shark’s tooth/prehistoric fragment hunting and nature tour of the Savannah River. $400 for up to 6 people. Call 912-786-4801 for reservations. More details
Kayak & Paddleboard Tours
Tour companies in Tybee Island and vicinity offer a wide range of kayak tours plus a few paddleboard tours of the island and its immediate neighbor, Little Tybee.
This is a fun, active way to see the wildlife and nature around the island. Tours of Tybee Island by either kayak or paddleboard will usually be suitable for complete beginners, and so are many of the shorter tours to Little Tybee.