Of Georgia’s undeveloped barrier islands, Little Tybee offers the widest range of options for guided kayak and paddleboard tours and boat excursions, due to its close proximity to the seafront town of Tybee Island.
Little Tybee Island offers a peaceful and unspoiled nature preserve and secluded beaches only a short distance from Tybee and Savannah, and is one of the easiest way to experience the varied environments of a barrier island ecosystem, with marshes, tidal creeks, ridged dunes and wooded hammocks.
Most kayak and paddleboard tours of Little Tybee are suitable for beginners.
– Tours of Wassaw Island (south of Little Tybee)
– Tours of Ossabaw Island (south of Wassaw)
– Nature and history tours of Tybee Island
– Blackwater kayak and paddleboard tours of Ebenezer Creek
!The information below is correct as of February 2018, 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 Availability may vary by season and tours may be withdrawn or changed without notice.
All of the following tours are for parties of up to 6 people unless otherwise stated. Availability may depend upon the tides.
Little Tybee Unplugged, 3hrs. With Sundial Charters. Call 912-786-9470 or book online. Little Tybee tours with beach landing. For each boat (3 available): $290 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. More details
Little Tybee Hop, 2hrs. With Sundial Charters. Call 912-786-9470 or book online. Early morning dolphin tours landing on north Little Tybee Island. $195 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). More details
Dolphin Nature Tour, 2hrs+. With Tybee Island Charters. Dolphin and wildlife-watching boat tours of Little Tybee Island’s creeks with optional beach landing. 2-hour tour $200, longer tours $100 extra per additional hour. Call 912-786-4801 for reservations. More details
Little Tybee Sunset Picnic, 4hrs. With Tybee Island Charters. Evening boat ride to Little Tybee, with picnic dinner on the beach. $600 for 6, additional participants $50 per person. Call 912-786-4801 for reservations. More details
Several local tour companies offer kayak excursions to Little Tybee Island. Most paddling tours to Little Tybee are appropriate for beginners, and this is a great place to see wildlife as well as get an introduction to a new activity. Longer tours will often include time on the island itself to explore the beaches and hammocks.
Please note that advance reservations are usually required.
Tybee Jet Ski and Watersports provides the shortest tour, a 90-minute paddle to Back River and Little Tybee. Tours are $45 per adult and $28 per child aged 12 and under. Call 912-786-8062 for reservations or book online. More details
North Island Surf and Kayak offers a 3-hour kayak excursion to Little Tybee, adults $50 and children (10 and under) $35. Call 912-786-4000 for reservations. More details
Sea Kayak Georgia has several 3-hour tours of Little Tybee, taking different routes there and through the island’s creeks, including a low-tide tour. Adults $55, children (17 and under) $45. Call 912-786-8732 for reservations. More details
Savannah Canoe and Kayak offers one 3-hour kayak tour of Little Tybee, for $65 per person. Call 912-341-9502 for reservations. More details
In addition to its shorter tours, Sea Kayak Georgia offers several 4- and 5-hour tours to Little Tybee, with different routes to the island and through its creeks, with maximum-high-tide and ocean paddling tours available. 4-hour tours are $65 for adults and $45 for children (17 and under). 5-hour tours are $75 per person. Call 912-786-8732 for reservations. See details of 4-hour or 5-hour tours.
Savannah Canoe and Kayak also offers several 4- and 5-hour tours of Little Tybee Island, catering to different experience and activity levels. Options including a beginner-level excursion to the island with time on shore, an ocean paddling tour, and high-tide tours of Little Tybee’s interior saltwater creeks. 4-hour tours are $75 per person, 5-hour tours are $85. Call 912-341-9502 for reservations. More details of 4-hour or 5-hour tours.
North Island Surf and Kayak’s longer tours of Little Tybee Island take six hours and include lunch. Adults $100, children (10 and under) $85. Call 912-786-4000 for reservations. More details
Sunrise kayak tours to Little Tybee Island are available with North Island Surf and Kayak (912-786-4000). Full moon (maximum high tide) tours are offered by Savannah Canoe and Kayak (3 hours, $65 per person, 912-341-9502).
Both companies also offer sunset tours of Little Tybee, as does Sea Kayak Georgia (2 hours, 912-786-8732). Contact the respective companies for further details and availability.
Sea Kayak Georgia offers half day (2-3 hours) and full day (5-6 hours) paddleboard tours to Little Tybee Island. Tours are suitable for beginners, and can include an introduction to paddleboarding basics.
Stand and Paddle offers 1.5-2-hour paddleboard excursions at Little Tybee Island, which include instruction in how to paddle. $35 per person, 4 person minimum. Sunrise, sunset and moonlight tours are also available. Text or call 843-368-8690 for reservations or book online. More details
Group tours: adult half day tour $55, full day $75; children (under 18) half day $45/full day $60. Private tours: adult half day tour $70, full day $85; children (under 18) half day $55/full day $65. Reservations required, call 912-786-8732. More details