Tours Of Jekyll Island, GA

A dead tree in the surf at Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach.

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.

See also:
Visiting St Simons Island
Things to do in Brunswick, GA
Fort Frederica

!The information below is correct as of January 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 Availability may vary by season and tours may be withdrawn or changed without notice.

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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 or book online. More details

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

Jekyll Island Ghost Tour, 1hr10. 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 or by appointment. 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 or book online. 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. $25-$26.75 per person (price includes admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center). 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 $265 for a 3-hour public beach and forest tour. Private rides $100-$365 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, 2hrs-3hrs. With the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center. Nature- and wildlife-oriented kayak tours of Jekyll Island’s creeks. 2-hour tours: $59 per single kayak, $114 per tandem kayak. 3-hour tours: $65 per single kayak, $125 per tandem kayak. Discount available if you bring your own kayak. Call 912-635-5032 for reservations. More details

Paddleboard/Kayak Sunset Tour, 1hr30. With Kingfisher Paddleventures. Sunset tours of the marshes near Jekyll Island, with tours available by either kayak or paddleboard. $75 per person. Call 912-230-4323 for reservations or book online. More details

Paddleboard/Kayak Beach Tour, 1hr30-2hrs. With Kingfisher Paddleventures. Paddleboard or kayak tour of the beaches of Jekyll Island, with the opportunity to see dolphins and other marine life. Paddleboard tours 2 hours, kayak tours 1.5 hours. $65 per person. Call 912-230-4323 for reservations or book online. More details

Paddleboard/Kayak Marsh Tour, 1hr30-2hrs. With Kingfisher Paddleventures. Tours of the marshes of Jekyll Island and their birds and wildlife. Paddleboard tours 2 hours, kayak tours 1.5 hours. $65 per person. Call 912-230-4323 for reservations or book online. 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

Jekyll Island Paddle, 1hr30-2hrs. With Stand and Paddle. Paddleboard outings at Jekyll Island, including instruction in how to paddle. $35 per person, 4 person minimum. Text or call 843-368-8690 for reservations or book online. More details

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