Nature Activities

St. Simons Island is rich with natural beauty making it an ideal backdrop for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. In addition to the miles of beautiful beaches, the island has vast acres of marshes to explore by sea kayak. Biking the bike trails that lead practically everywhere on the island is a great way to enjoy the scenic wonders of this tranquil island haven. There are also guided dolphin or birding tours offered, as well as a ride on a working Shrimp Boat.

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Shrimpin' aboard the "Lady Jane" with Captain Larry Credle

Traveling through the scenic Marshes of Glynn south of St. Simons Sound you will see a plethora of wildlife including dolphins, seagulls, and pelicans. Experience the life of a fisherman and enjoy their tasty bounty. Not only will you see the many creatures that the crew brings up from the depth, but also touch whatever is caught that day, such as sharks, crabs, fish and all sorts of sea life. The crew will even boil the shrimp for you to sample! 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. Read a review here.

Fishing Charter

Fishing Charter Trips

Join Cap Fendig for a half day of fishing. There are inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing options. "Red fish, drum, sea trout, flounder, whiting, tarpon and many different sizes and species of shark make fishing in Georgia a sportsman dream!" Charters depart from the Morningstar Marina on St. Simons. For information click here.

 

Bike trails

Bike Trails

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.

 

Southeast Adventure Outfitters

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 on the beach in front of the resort, Barry's Beach Service offers kayak tours as well as rentals. Other rentals include sailboats, stand up paddleboards, boogie boards, beach chairs/umbrellas and more. For information click here or call 912-638-8053.

 

GeorgiaBeachwalk Nature Programs

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 georgiabeachwalk@bellsouth.net for more information.

 

St. Simons Island Paddleboard

Take in the flora and fauna of our beautiful island from a Stand Up Paddleboard. SSI SUP offers a variety of tours and adventures for all ages and skill levels. Call 912-230-4323 or click here for more information.

 

 

Liquid Asset Fishing Charters

Captain Larry Swicegood invites you to fish the pristine waters off coastal Georgia aboard the 27' Contender, the Liquid Asset. All bait, tackle & license provided. Call 912-264-8860, 912-222-2042 or 912-222-6272 for reservations. Click here for more information.

 

Jekyll Island Fun Tours

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.

 

Captain Mark Noble Fishing Charter

Captain Mark Noble Fishing Charter

Captain Mark Noble Fishing Charter - St. Simons Island offers miles of winding tidal creeks and rivers. The area is renowned for deep sea, bay, and inshore fishing and boating. Let Captain Mark Noble and his guides take you fishing on these local waters. His intimate knowledge and experience will undoubtedly give you a rewarding and educational fishing experience.

 

Dolphin Tours

Dolphin Tours

Join Cap Fendig’s St. Simons Dolphin Tours for our 1-1½ hour tours which bring you super close to these marvelous mammals, which travel in family groups throughout the waters of coastal Georgia. Besides dolphins, you may see lots of other local wildlife and all the elements of the largest eco system on the East Coast. Come aboard and be amazed at our tours that go way beyond just looking for dolphins. This tour is perfect for all ages! Just click on www.lighthousetrolleys.com  for schedules and trip information. Operates year round.

 

Lighthouse Trolley

Lighthouse Trolley

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. All tours depart from the Pier Village at the foot of the St. Simons Fishing Pier. Upon request, trolley will stop and pick you up here at the King & Prince hotel. Operates year round. Call 912-638- 3333 or go online at www.lighthousetrolleys.com.

 

Saint Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours

St. Simons Colonial Island Tours offers you the complete island experience in 75 minutes. Ride in comfort and style aboard William of Orange, visiting historic locations and learning of the island's history, culture and geology. Boarding times are 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm daily. $20 per person ($10 DVD video available). Call 912-230-9103 for more information. 

 

St. Simons Trolley Tours

St. Simons Trolley

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. Adults $22.00; children (4 - 12) $10.00; Under 4 free. Trolley also available for weddings, parties and private tours. Click to view the YouTube video here.

 

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island, Georgia

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.

 

Okefenokee Refuge

Okenfenokee Wildlife Refuge

The Great Okefenokee Swamp, one of America’s most fascinating natural areas, is the largest Swamp in North America. "Okefenokee," what Seminoles called "Land of Trembling Earth," is approximately 700 square miles and is located just a short ride from the Resort.

 

Captain Gabby Charters

Board the Captain Gabby for a fun ocean adventure along the wild and scenic Georgia Coast. The offer fully guided charters are from 3 hour tours up to 7 day adventures. Choose from a number of trips that include sightseeing, birding, fishing, kayaking, beachcombing, multi-day adventures, and full moon cruises. Prices start at $65 a person. The Gabby departs from Darien. Click here to view a youtube video of the Gabby.