Family Vacation Activities
Where you see beach and swimming pools, you are sure to see children and their parents enjoying memorable days playing in the water and in the sand. One mile from the Resort is the Village area, with a waterfront park and accompanying children’s play area, the fishing pier, the historic lighthouse, and numerous shops to browse. There is also a National Monument and other historic sites to explore, a one-of-a-kind Shrimpin’ Cruise everyone will enjoy, and many more fun things to do. The King and Prince is surrounded by a variety of family vacation activities - take a look below for some ideas for your next Georgia vacation!
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Join a Ghost Tour by Lighthouse Trolleys (www.lighthousetrolleys.com/) in spooky St. Simons, the perfect after dinner evening entertainment! We'll visit several sites of authentic island history and tell you all the ghostly tales behind them. Our ghost trolley tours are one of the most sought after evening activities for any group or
individual including families, couples and groups of friends!
Traveling through the scenic Marshes of Glynn south of St Simons Sound you will see abundant wildlife including dolphin, seagulls, and pelicans. Experience the life of a fisherman. Not only will you see the many creatures that the crew brings up from the depth, but also touch whatever is caught that day; sharks, crabs, fish, and all sorts of sea life. Two hour tours depart daily from the Brunswick docks less than a mile from the St. Simons causeway. Click to view the YouTube video here. This is a very popular attraction, and trips fill up quickly. Click the green button on the picture to reserve your spot today!
A paved network of winding bike paths (ideal for walking and jogging, too) is a great way to get to most anywhere on St. Simons Island. Bike rentals are available at Ocean Motion Surf Shop (just around the corner from the Resort) and elsewhere on the island. Infant seats and Trail-a-bikes available as well. Rent by 1/2 day, full day, or for your entire stay. Call 912-638-5225 for more information. Bike rentals are also available at Wheel Fun Rentals. They have many unique bikes including surreys that hold up to 9 adults. Call 912-635-9801.
Captain Brooks Good has over 25 years of experience fishing and plying the coastal offshore waters of the Golden Isles. Additionally, he has a background in Marine Science and Wildlife Biology, and has worked for over 10 years as a professional biologist on the Georgia Coast. Coastal Outdoor Adventures offers Eco-Tours, Charter Fishing, Kid's Camps, and more. Visit CoastalOutdoorAdventures.com for more information.
Cap Fendig and crew provide a complete and thorough tour of St. Simons. Cap is an island native whose family arrived here in the mid 1800’s, and he has a passion for sharing the secrets of coastal Georgia. Lighthouse Trolleys tours of St. Simons cover every major historical site with stops at Christ Church, Ft. Frederica, Bloody Marsh, The Avenue of Oaks, St. Simons Village and the Lighthouse. All tours depart from the Pier Village at the foot of the St. Simons Fishing Pier. Operates year round. Call 912-638- 3333 or go online at www.lighthousetrolleys.com.
St. Simons Colonial Island Tours has served The Golden Isles since 2011; offering comprehensive historic tours on St. Simons along with premium private transport for the island and surrounding area. The trolley is locally owned and operated, with the owner as your guide 100% of the time. This level of quality control ensures an excellent experience for all guests. William of Orange - the appropriately-named mode of transport - is the only trolley on the island to sport air conditioning and wheelchair accessibility. Anybody can comfortably enjoy the ride. Meet the trolley right at the pier next to the blue sunbrellas, just look for the orange trolley and ask for Captain Rod. Tickets are purchased right at the trolley, cash or credit cards are accepted. For large parties, advance reservations are recommended - call 912-268-0363.
You will truly enjoy the entertaining and informative narrative of 400 years of island history and folklore as you ride along in the Original Vintage Green Trolley. The drive-by tour includes the Lighthouse, Battle of the Bloody Marsh site, Fort Frederica, and a walking tour of Christ Church. Public tour leaves daily at 11:00am from The Pier at 117 Mallery Street. Tour length is 90 minutes. Trolley also available for weddings, parties and private tours. Click to view the YouTube video here.
Join the experienced local guides at Southeast Adventure Outfitters as you discover the many rivers, creeks and marshes kayaking St. Simons and Sea Islands and the Brunswick area. They teach the skills needed to safely enjoy the sport as you watch the abundant wildlife in the marshes, rivers and on the beaches. Tours include 2-hour trips through the Marshes of Glynn, a 3-hour trip around St. Simons, and full day trips on the Altamaha and Satilla Rivers. Everyone will enjoy the stable, expedition quality sea-kayaks used on their trips. Click to view the YouTube video here.
Barry's Beach Service, with several locations including the beach right in front of the resort, offers paddleboards, sea kayaks, sailboats, boogie boards, fun cycles and more! Kayak tours, sailing lessons and paddleboard lessons are also available. Click here or call 912-638-8053 for prices and more information.
Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, and shorebirds to sand dollars. Also encounter fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! Call 912-266-2473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mallery Park is located on Mallery Street just north of Pier Village on St. Simons Island. Kings Park, on the east side of Mallery Street, is an extension of Mallery Park. Combined, these parks offer a basketball court, shuffle boards, tennis courts, Butler Fields (three baseball/softball fields), a playground, concession building with restrooms, two grills and many picnic tables. These parks, shaded by mossy oaks, are also host to many antique and craft fairs conveniently located a short walk from Pier Village.
Tour the maritime forest on the south end of beautiful Jekyll Island while guiding along on an eco-friendly Segway® Personal Transporter (PT). To take part in the Jekyll Island Fun Tours on Segway® PTs, please contact the tour guide in advance to learn of availability and tour times. You must be a minimum of 16 years of age and weigh between 100-250 pounds to participate in a tour. Tour guests under 18 years of age should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Call 912-635-9704 for information. See a YouTube video here.
Relive a golden era in aviation with an open cockpit biplane scenic tour in an authentic 1940 or 1941 WACO UPF-7. Available June through October. Call 888-852-9226 or 843-340-5079 for reservations. Click here for more information.
There's plenty to do for the entire family at Neptune Park. Cool off in the Fun Zone Pool, which is open daily throughout the summer until September 18th. Daily passes as well as season passes are available. Click to watch the YouTube video here. There is also an eighteen hole miniature golf course. For the young ones, there is a playground free of charge. The oceanfront park features picnic tables under stately oak trees, benches for relaxing by the sea, a fishing pier, and a bandstand where events are held throughout the year. Call 912-279-2836 for information.
Visitors to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center explore interactive exhibits on sea turtle biology, conservation, rehabilitation, and the sea turtle's amazing journey from egg to adulthood. A large viewing window into the treatment area and an elevated walkway into the rehabilitation pavilion allow visitors to watch veterinary care of injured and ill turtles and learn more about the patients. Admission fee varies with age; Hours as follows: December - February: Tues. - Sun. 9 am to 5 pm, closed Mondays; March - November: Tues. - Sun. 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays 10 am to 2 pm. Click to view the YouTube video here.
Summer Waves Waterpark - Plan a fun-filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek or high speed thrills down Pirate's Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! Watch YouTube videos here and here.
The Resort may arrange trail rides for guests at a local private equestrian center. The center offers beach rides, natural history rides, and wooded trail rides.
The Resort may arrange lessons for guests at a local private shooting school. The school specializes in skeet, trap, and five-stand sporting clays. A ten-station sporting clays course is available